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ASUS Republic of Gamers Showcases Latest Gaming Lineup at IFA 2017

ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) today unveiled the brand-new ROG Chimera gaming laptop and ROG Strix XG35VQ curved monitor, and introduced the latest powerful lineup of ROG gaming gear in Europe at the Join the Republic showcase at IFA 2017.Chimera is the world’s first gaming laptop with an ultra-responsive 144Hz wide-view display and a 7ms gray-to-gray response time, delivering smooth and seamless visuals never seen before on a laptop. ROG Strix XG35VQ is a 35-inch UWQHD (3440×1440) curved monitor with a 100Hz refresh rate and a 21:9 aspect ratio. The Join the Republic showcase also featured dedicated areas for AAA gaming and esports, highlighting the ROG commitment to creating the best gaming products for every type of gamer, and giving visitors the opportunity to try the latest ROG products firsthand.

“Gamers have different needs, and this is what Join the Republic is all about: offering the best solution to every gamer, regardless of their gaming preferences,” said Global Marketing Director of Republic of Gamers, Derek Yu. “We’re all very excited to bring this incredible lineup of ROG gaming gear to IFA this year.”

Products displayed in the AAA-themed area include laptops like the Chimera, ROG Zephyrus, ROG GX800; ROG Strix XG35VQ and ROG Swift PG27VQ curved monitors; motherboards such as ROG Zenith Extreme, ROG Rampage VI Extreme, and ROG Strix X299-E Gaming; and the powerful ROG GT51 desktop. The AAA area also featured a Powered by ASUS showcase and a case mod display.

In the esports-themed area, ROG products displayed include several gaming laptops such as ROG Strix SCAR Edition, ROG Strix Hero Edition, ROG Strix GL503, ROG Strix GL702VI and ROG Strix GL702ZC; motherboard such as ROG Strix X399-E Gaming and ROG Strix X299-E Gaming; and the sleek ROG Strix GD30 desktop.

All ROG gaming products featured in the showcase will be on display at the ASUS Sales and Media Lounge at Berliner Freiheit on September 1–2 and September 4–5, 2017 from 9:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m. Visitors to IFA 2017 are invited to visit the lounge to experience the latest ASUS innovations for themselves.


ROG laptops

ROG Chimera

ROG Chimera is the world’s first gaming laptop to have an ultra-responsive 17.3-inch Full HD wide-view display with G-SYNC™ technology for a 144Hz refresh rate and 7ms response time. Powered by the factory-overclocked Intel® Core™ i7-7820HK processor that reaches incredible speeds of up to 4.3GHz out of the box, it enables gamers to play AAA games at maxed-out settings. Together with NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1080 graphics — that can reach a maximum boost clock of up to 1974MHz — and Windows 10, Chimera is an unmatched gaming powerhouse.

Chimera brings together the best of laptop and console gaming: with built-in Xbox Wireless, gamers can effortlessly connect their favorite Xbox® accessories to the PC without the need for multiple adapters, and without having to swap controllers when switching between console and PC.

ROG Zephyrus

ROG Zephyrus offers a super-slim body packed with hardware that rivals high-end gaming desktops: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 graphics with Max-Q design; a 7th Generation Intel Core processor; an optional 120Hz wide-view display; the ROG Active Aerodynamics System to maintain powerful cooling and unbeatable acoustic efficiency; and an RGB keyboard — all in a sleek 16.9–17.9mm chassis.



The ROG GX800 gaming laptop delivers 4K UHD visuals and uncompromised performance with NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 SLI graphics and an exclusive liquid-cooling dock that enables extreme overclocking of the graphics cards, CPU and DRAM. Featuring a MechTAG (Mechanical Tactile Advanced Gaming) keyboard, mechanical switches and customizable RGB LED-backlit keys, this laptop is sure to deliver uncompromised desktop-like gaming.

ROG Strix SCAR Edition

ROG Strix SCAR Edition was built with special attention to FPS gamers looking for a competitive edge. Available in 15-inch and 17-inch models and featuring Windows 10 Pro, Strix SCAR Edition is powered by the latest Intel Core i7 processors and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 10 Series graphics. The display on Strix SCAR Edition has a super-fast 5ms response time and 120Hz refresh rate that work together to deliver smooth and accurate visuals and to eliminate motion blur, and an even faster 144Hz, 7ms display option will soon be available. Strix SCAR Edition also comes with a desktop-style keyboard layout, fast-actuation keys, and N-key rollover to provide absolute precision during the game.

ROG Strix Hero Edition

Engineered for the best MOBA experience, ROG Strix Hero Edition features powerful Intel Core i7 processors, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 10 Series graphics and Windows 10 Pro. A 120Hz wide-view display decimates lag and motion blur, so the whole game world is clearer and smoother, and a 100% sRGB color gamut provides consistent light intensity and improved contrast, color accuracy and fidelity. Strix Hero Edition comes equipped with a desktop-style keyboard with N-key rollover for fast, precise response, and a 20-million-key-press lifecycle for outstanding keyboard durability.





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