Computex 2018: Asus launches ROG gaming laptops, ZenBook Pro series with ScreenPad, i7 processor
Asus’ product launches at Computex 2018 include an ROG gaming phone, laptops, notebooks, and a VivoWatch as well.tech Updated: Jun 05, 2018 16:00 IST
Asus unveiled a bunch of new products at the ongoing Computex 2018. Asus Republic of Gamers (ROG) launched two new gaming laptops, tweaked for players for two different gaming genres. Asus also launched ZenBook Pro 15, ZenBook Pro 14, ZenBook S, a full line-up of VivoBook notebooks and VivoWatch with blood pressure (BP) monitor.
Asus ROG Strix Scar II is aimed at audiences who play games in first-person perspective in “frames per second (FPS)” and “Strik Hero II” that targets “multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA)” players, The Verge reported On Monday.
“The two share the same red, green, blue (RGB)-clad chassis, housing a screen that takes the Dell XPS approach to shaving down bezels: three skinny sides with a chunky bottom chin and inconveniently placed webcam,” the report added.
Both laptops reportedly have six-core Intel Coffee Lake Core i7-8750H or Core i5-8300H processors, 15.6-inch 144Hz 1080p “IPS-level” displays, up to 32GB RAM, ports including USB-A, USB-C, Mini DisplayPort, headphone jack and more.
“Scar II” is available from Monday starting at $1,999, while pricing on the “Hero II” begins at $1,699. The announcement was made at “Computex 2018”, Taipei. They will both be available through ASUS directly or from Amazon, B&H and Newegg, the report added.
Along with the onstage announcements, Asus also showcased additional feature products including the Zen AiO 27 all-in-one PC, VivoBook Flip 14 convertible notebook, Lyra Voice 3-in-1 Smart Voice Router and more.
“The press event also included a special sneak peek at ‘Project Precog’, a brand-new concept device and the world’s first convertible dual-screen notebook equipped with Artificial Intelligence (AI) features,” the company said in a statement.
“We aspire to bring out the best in everyone by helping them unleash their creative power with beauty, performance, innovation and state-of-the-art technology including AI,” said Shih.