CES 2015: ASUS expands gaming hardware

Devices vendor ASUS today announced the new offerings from both ASUS and ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG).

The ROG line-up includes the 27-inch ROG Swift PG27AQ 4K/UHD gaming monitor with super-narrow bezel and NVIDIA G-SYNC technology, and the ROG G20 compact gaming desktop and GR8 console-inspired ultra-compact gaming PCs.

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ASUS gaming products on display include the 120Hz MG279Q gaming display, the Strix Series gear including the Strix 7.1 true 7.1 surround gaming headset, Strix Claw optical gaming mouse, Strix Tactic Pro mechanical gaming keyboard and Strix Glide Control and Strix Glide Speed gaming mouse pads.

The Swift PG27AQ features a 3840 x 2160-pixel 4K/UHD resolution with an (IPS Technology) panel for wide viewing angles, a 1000:1 contrast ratio and 300cd/m² brightness.

The ROG G20 Compact Gaming Desktop features a compact 12.5-liter case and is powered by a 4th-generation Intel Core i7 processor matched with an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 graphics card for gaming and home entertainment in WQHD 2560 x 1440-pixel resolution.

The GR8 is ROG’s console-inspired ultra-compact gaming PC with an Intel Core i7 processor and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750Ti graphics for gaming in Full HD.

It features up to 16GB DDR3L memory, a hard disk drive, built-in 802.11ac Wi-Fi, and comes preinstalled with Windows 8.1.

The MG279Q is a sleek 27-inch display with in-plane switching (IPS) technology and WQHD 2560 x 1440-pixel resolution. MG279Q offers frame rates of over 120fps (120Hz), and with a 5ms grey-to-grey (GTG) response time.

The Strix 7.1 is a 7.1 surround gaming headset that boasts a design with 10 discrete drivers. It comes with a plug-and-play USB audio station that features a headphone amplifier, 90 percent environmental-noise-cancellation (ENC) performance for clear voice capture, and four game-audio spectrum profiles.

Strix Tactic Pro is an ultra-durable, illuminated, mechanical gaming keyboard that has 13 dedicated, macro keys for fast and hassle-free command customization.

Vishal Kawadkar


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