Asus Philippines Holds Power User Gathering Event in Davao City

Asus Philippines kicked off its Davao leg of Power User Gathering event at the Park Inn Hotel near SM Lanang Premiere Mall last week where a number of ROG (Republic of Gamers) enthusiasts and bloggers were invited to join. Luckily, DugomPinoy was one of the attendees to witness this kind of get-together. I had the time talking to gamers from the city and to see new gaming products displayed and discussed by Asus staff at the hotel.

At the venue, Asus displayed some of recent offerings under ROG gaming brands and those included motherboards, mouse and keyboards, whole PC/desktop setup, laptops and many others. Everyone of us had the opportunity to try them out and see how they perform while staff from Asus PH discuss the things we should or may want to know about these cool new gaming stuff.

ROG or Republic of Gamers is a sub-brand by Asus for its products that target gamers here and abroad. Asus offers a huge selections of gaming gadgets to power-up their users' gaming desire and skills ranging from mousepad (called Whetstone), motherboards up to fully set-up desktop computers. As I have mentioned above, many of those ROG items were on display at the event, you can check out the photos I took from the event for you to see how everything was presented, however there are three main and new products Asus talked about during the gathering and those are the Asus ROG G20, Asus ROG G551 and Asus ROG G501.

Asus ROG G20 specs:

- Monitor sold separately, but comes with mouse and keyboard
- Intel Core i7 processor
- NVIDIA GeForce GTX780 graphics
- 12GB DDR3
- 1T HDD
- Windows 8.1 OS (64-bit)
- Aegis Gaming Style UI
- Four USB 2.0
- Two USB 3.0
- One RJ45
- Channel Audio
- One HDMI Output
- Two Power Jack
- One Mic Port
- One Earphone port
- 6.38kg
- 3 years warranty
- Php63,995

As you can see in the ROG G20 GIF image above, the lighting changes color, that actually sports up to 8 million customizable colors that can match you mood. Additional highlights this G20 features are the Asus-exclusive Aegis Gaming Style UI which enables gamers to monitor the system's performance at a glance with the gamer-friendly interface, The G20 also boasts space-saving feature with its 12.5-liter size with 4th-gen Intel Core i7 processor to give gamers unprecedented levels of gaming and multitasking performance.

Asus ROG G551 specs:

- 15.6" Full HD IPS display
- 1920 x 1080 resolution
- 178-degree viewing angle
- Intel Core i7-4710HQ processor
- NVIDIA GeForce GTX960M graphics
- 16GB (8GB x 2) DDR3 RAM
- 9.5mm 6X Blu-ray (ODD)
- Windows 8.1 OS
- USB 3.0
- Bluetooth 4.0
- WiFi
- 38.2 x 25.5 x 1.60cm
- 1 year warranty
- Free Gaming Carry Bag, Headset and Mouse
- Php69,995

Powered by the latest NVIDIA GeForce GTX960M GPU, paired with Intel Core i7 processor and equipped wit Full HD front panel, this ROG G551 should be able to play most of the latest and high-end games in Full HD without any problem. Silent Cooling System is one of the new features this G Series is sporting which efficiently removes heat with very minimum fan noise.

Asus ROG G501 specs:

- 15.6" Full HD display
- 1920x1080 resolution
- Intel Core i7 processor
- Windows 8.1 OS
- Three USB 3.0
- One Headphone-out and Audio-in Combo Jack
- One HDMI
- One Mini Display Port
- WiFi 802.11 bgn
- Bluetooth 4.0
- USB 3.0
- 38.2 x 25.5 x 2.06cm
- 2.06kg
- Free Gaming Mouse, USB2.0 to RJ45 cable and MDP to VGA Cable and headset
- 1 year warranty
- Php59,999

Lightweight and slim, that's two of the things this ROG G501 is sporting apart from its powerful software and specs inside it. Coming in at just 21mm tall, this makes it one of the thinnest gaming laptops in its category and only weights 2.06kg, portability is already covered.

Additionally, ROG G501 features a silent and intelligent cooling system thanks to upgraded Hyper Cool technology. With dual independent fans and copper heat sinks for efficient thermal management, Hyper Cool ensures smooth and stable performance even at high loads. ROG G501 is the coolest and quietest ultraportable gaming notebook on the market and ensures you stay cool in the heat of the battle.

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