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ASUS ROG unveils Intel 8th gen-powered gaming laptops, including the new Zephyrus M and TUF series

ASUS Republic of Gamers recently unveiled their latest line of gaming laptops that are powered by Intel’s 8th generation (Coffee Lake) processors. ASUS’ existing laptops such as the ROG Chimera, the ROG Strix line, andthe ROG Zephyrus GX501. The company also revealed new gaming laptops — the Zephyrus M and the TUF (The Ultimate Force) series.

ROG Chimera G703

It’s fair to say that the ROG Chimera G703 is one of ASUS’ best gaming laptops in terms of performance. It can be configured with up to an Intel Core i9-8950HK, an NVIDIA GTX 1080, a 2TB HDD, and a 512GB PCIEx4 NVME SSD.

Aside from it’s top-class specs, the Chimera also has a 144hz display — a first for any gaming laptop worldwide. It also has NVIDIA G-Sync and ASUS RGB Aura Sync, among other drool-worthy features.

ROG Zephyrus

Released last year, the ROG Zephyrus GX501 redefined what a top-of-the-line gaming laptop can be, with its incredibly thin and light form factor, even if it was packed with the class-leading specs.

Now, ASUS gave the GX501 and its variants with an upgrade to the new Intel 8th-generation processors. The Zephyrus was also given AURA Sync capability and a 1TB PCIEx4 NVME SSD option.

ROG Zephyrus M

Building on the success of the first Zephyrus, ASUS unveiled the ROG Zephyrus M GM501. What’s different with the Zephyrus M is the new Optimus mode which enables users to completely turn off the GPU when not in-game to conserve battery life.

Compared to the GX501, the Zephyrus M has a 33% larger fan and 15% increased air flow, enabling the device to pack a full powered GTX1070P inside its chassis.

ROG STRIX Series

ROG’s popular STRIX line of laptops also got an upgrade to the new eight-genereation Intel Core processors. As with previous releases, the STRIX line once again has two editions — the Hero and the Scar Edition. The STRIX Hero edition is made MOBA gamers, while the Scar edition is designed for FPS players.

ASUS TUF Gaming Series

Finally, ASUS revealed their new TUF gaming laptop line. The TUF line was formerly used only for ASUS’ internal hardware products (such as motherboards), but now makes its way to the ASUS gaming laptop lineup.

The TUF series features a discrete design with red accents inspired by stealth aircraft. Aside from good looks, the TUF series offers gaming-spec internals, Anti-Dust Thermal tunnels, and Silent Mode which shuts off the fans when not in use.

Availability and Pricing

The new range of ASUS gaming laptops will be available this April 17, 2018 at ASUS and ROG concept stores nationwide. They will also be available at Parnter ROG resellers, along with the ASUS and the ROG concept stores at Lazada.

See the configurations and prices for ASUS’ gaming laptops below:

ROG G703 CHIMERA

Model Name LCD CPU RAM STORAGE GPU SRP
G703GI-E5077T 17″ FHD i9-8950 64G 2TB+512G PCIE GTX1080 8GD5X TBA
G703GI-E5057T 17″ FHD i9-8950 64G 1TB+512G PCIE GTX1080 8GD5X TBA
G703GI-E5006T 17″ FHD I7-8750 32G 1TB+512SSD GTX1080 8GD5X TBA
G703GS-E5002T 17″ FHD I7-8750 32G 1TB+512SSD GTX1070 8GD5 TBA

 

ZEPHYRUS

Model Name LCD CPU RAM STORAGE GPU SRP
GX501GI-EI004T 15″ FHD I7-8750 24G 1TB SSD GTX1080 Q 8GD5X ₱189,995
GM501GS-EI002T 15″ FHD I7-8750 16G 1TB+512SSD GTX1070 6GD5 ₱149,995
GM501GM-EI003T 15″ FHD I7-8750 16G 1TB+256G SSD GTX1060 6GD5 ₱119,995

 

STRIX SCAR & HERO

Model Name LCD CPU RAM STORAGE GPU SRP
GL703GS-EP009T (SCAR) 17″ FHD I7-8750 16G 1TB+512SSD GTX1070 6GD5 ₱139,995
GL703GM-EP010T (SCAR) 17″ FHD I7-8750 16G 1TB+256G SSD GTX1060 6GD5 ₱109,995
GL703GE-EQ001T (SCAR) 17″ FHD I7-8750 8G 1TB+256G SSD GTX1050ti 4GD5 ₱84,995
GL503GE-EN008T (HERO) 15″ FHD I7-8750 8G 1TB+256G SSD GTX1050ti 4GD5 ₱81,995
GL503GE-EN007T (SCAR) 15″ FHD I7-8750 8G 1TB+256G SSD GTX1050ti 4GD5 ₱81,995

 

TUF GAMING SERIES

Model Name LCD CPU RAM STORAGE GPU SRP
FX504GM-EN001T (Metal) 15″ FHD i5-8300 8G 1TB+128G PCIE GTX1060 6GD5 ₱77,995
FX504GE-EN039T (Metal) 15″ FHD i7-8750 8G 1TBSSH+128PCIE GTX1050ti 4GD5 ₱72,995
FX504GE-EN179T (Metal) 15″ FHD i7-8750 8G 1TB-8GSSH GTX1050Ti 4GD5 ₱69,995
FX504GD-EN045T (Metal) 15″ FHD i5-8300 4G 1TB-8GSSH GTX1050 4GD5 ₱56,995