Republic of Gamers (ROG) at CES 2022 unveiled its new slate of gaming laptop offerings for the year, featuring several refreshed models along with some all-new ones. Let’s take a look at them below.
Strix G15 and G17
This year’s iteration of the Strix G15 and G17 comes equipped with AMD's new Ryzen 9 6900HX processor and NVIDIA’s GeForce RTX 3080 Ti graphics card with a full 150W TGP. Both include a MUX switch for toggling the integrated graphics. The two also come with 32GB of DDR5 RAM with clock speeds of up to 4,800MHz, 1TB of PCIe Gen 4.0 SSD and Wi-Fi 6E connectivity.
Additionally, both the G15 and G17 use ROG’s new liquid metal cooling solution, which is said to be capable of decreasing CPU temperature by up to 10°C. It also features Arc Flow fans with 0dB ambient cooling.
There are two display configurations, QHD at 240Hz or FHD at 360Hz, both of which support Adaptive Sync. Other features include Dolby Atmos and Dolby Vision support, Aura Sync RGB lighting solution and 90W Type-C charging.
Strix Scar 15 and Scar 17
Meanwhile, the 2022 Scar 15 and Scar 17 are powered by Intel’s 12th Gen Core i9-12900H CPU coupled with NVIDIA’s RTX 3080 Ti GPU with a full 150W TGP. Similar to the Strix G duo, both of this year’s Scar iterations include a MUX switch. The two also come with 64GB of DDR4 RAM with clock speeds of up to 4,800MHz, 2TB of PCIe 4.0 SSD, Wi-Fi 6E connectivity as well as Thunderbolt 4 support.
The other specifications are almost the same as this year’s Strix G laptops, including display configurations, cooling solutions and charging systems.
Zephyrus Duo 16
Debuting this year is an all-new size option for ROG’s Zephyrus Duo, a 16-inch version of the dual-display machine. The Duo 16 houses an AMD Ryzen 9 6980HX processor and NVIDIA’s new RTX 3080 Ti laptop graphics card with MUX switch. It can also have up to 64GB of DDR5 memory and up to 4TB of PCIe 4.0 SSD.
The two screens use ROG’s new Nebula display technology, which touts a 100% DCI-P3 colour gamut. The main screen is a Mini LED panel with a 16:10 aspect ratio, QHD resolution and 120Hz refresh rate. The second screen, meanwhile, is a dual spec panel that offers two display profiles: UHD at 240Hz and FHD at 120Hz.
To ensure the Duo 16 doesn’t overheat, ROG’s Conductonaut Extreme liquid metal cooling solution decreases CPU temperatures by up to 15°C and the AAS Plus 2.0 design provides up to 30% more airflow.
Some of the laptop’s other features include Wi-Fi 6E connectivity, Dolby Atmos and Vision support, 90Wh Type-C charging and an IR camera.
The Zephyrus G14 is also returning in 2022 and one of the big changes in this year’s iteration is that the LED light on the laptop’s surface now has nine holes instead of last year’s four. This allows the AniMe Matrix LED to display more intricate patterns and images.
Under the hood, the laptop packs up to an AMD Ryzen 9 CPU and up to AMD Radeon RX 6800S GPU. It also comes with DDR5 RAM with clock speeds of up to 4,800MHz. What’s more, it has liquid metal cooling, Arc Flow fans, as well as a larger vapour chamber, covering about 48% of the motherboard, to improve cooling.
For the display, the G14 has a QHD panel with a 16:10 aspect ratio, 120Hz refresh rate, 500 nits brightness and 100% DCI-P3 colour gamut.
Other key features include an IR camera, two-way AI noise cancellation, ultra-thin chassis, 76Wh Type-C charging and Wi-Fi 6E connectivity.
TUF Gaming F15 and F17
Also coming back in 2022 are refreshed releases from the TUF Gaming brand. First up, the F15 and F17, which this year ships with a 12th Gen Intel Core i7-12700H processor coupled with RTX 30 series graphics cards. The two laptops feature two PCIe 4.0 SSD slots and dual-channel system memory with support for DDR5-4,800MHz RAM.
Both come in two display configurations: QHD at 165Hz and FHD at 300Hz. Regardless of which you choose, you can enjoy a 3ms response time and support for Adaptive Sync.
You also get Thunderbolt 4 support, 90Wh fast-charging and military-grade toughness.
TUF Gaming A15 and A17
The new TUF A15 and A17 have close to identical specs as this year’s F-series with just a couple of changes. Rather than an Intel CPU, the A-series is powered by an AMD Ryzen 7 6800H. Also, no Thunderbolt 4 support. Instead, you get USB 3.2 Gen 2 and DP 1.4 ports.
TUF Dash F15
The TUF Dash F15, meanwhile, houses an Intel i7-12650H processor coupled with NVIDIA’s RTX 30 series of graphics cards. Much like its other TUF siblings, it has two SSD slots and dual-channel system memory with support for DDR5-4,800MHz RAM.
You get two options for its display: QHD at 165Hz or FHD at 300Hz. Both of which, again, support Adaptive Sync. As for its other key features, the F15 supports Thunderbolt 4 and 76Wh fast-charging.
The Flow Z13 is a two-in-one laptop with a detachable keyboard. The hybrid machine can pack up to an Intel Core i9-12900H coupled with an NVIDIA RTX 3050 Ti with MUX switch. In case you need more GPU power, it also supports external graphics of up to the RTX 3080.
ROG touts that this laptop can let you play console-quality games on the go, with its lightweight form factor and game controller and stylus support. It also has a number of ports for different types of connectivity, including Thunderbolt 4, Type-A, Type-C, HDMI and MicroSD.
The display has a 16:10 aspect ratio with two configurations: 4K at 60Hz or FHD at 120Hz. You also enjoy ROG’s proprietary ventilation and cooling solutions, 56Wh fast-charging, Wi-Fi 6E and up to 1TB of SSD storage space.
Singapore pricing and availability of all the recently revealed ROG laptops have yet to be announced.