Asus ROG: The World's No. 1 Gaming Laptops Are Here!

Sporting maximum gaming performance, premium aesthetics, and flawless visuals have brought Asus Republic of Gamers (ROG) to world domination. According to recent data report from DigiTime, Asus ROG's series of gaming laptops accounts for over 40% market share in the entire world for the first half of 2015. 40% share is such a massive and challenging feat to achieve, but Asus through its persistent effort in pushing the bounds of extreme gaming experiences has reached this unparalleled achievement.

And to further uphold this title as the world's undisputed premier gaming laptop, Asus has released not one but three much-awaited ROG models. These three, as what you can expect from an Asus ROG gaming beast, pack powerful specs, features and technology bringing the gaming experience to a whole new level.


Asus ROG GX700 is the world's first water-cooled gaming laptop

The Republic of Gamers first introduces an innovation like nothing we have seen before, the flagship ROG GX700, first in the world to sport water-cooling system. Powering this beast of a machine is also a powerful Intel Core i7-6820HK quad-core processor. The laptop is then docked to its water-cooling station, overclocks to a remarkable 4GHz. Also, there is 32GB of DDR4 RAM that overclocks to 2800MHz on board.

For the graphics powerhouse, you will get a desktop NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 that has 8GB of GDDR5 VRAM, which when watercooled allows the chip to run in its full potential, thereby eliminating the bottleneck of low thermal headroom.

Storage wise, the ROG GX700 houses 2x 256GB NVMe PCIe SSD set up in RAID0 and allows for up to 3.5GB/s read/write speeds.

And highlighting the trump card of this notebook, the "Hydro Cooling System," which made this laptop the world's first water-cooled notebook, is the pinnacle of this year's innovation for Asus and ROG. Featuring two radiators, and a behemoth of fans with variable speed control thru the built-in ROG Command Control Center software, the cooling module allows for the system to run cooler in idle, and be overclocked as wanted or needed, and allows for a full desktop replacement for all those wanting to lug around a system that's highly capable of 4K gaming.

The coolant inside the tubes, on the other hand, is specially-formulated to reduce the corrosion rate of the metals, and reduce evaporation rate to lengthen the intervals of the maintenance, while the connectors between the dock and the notebook prevent leaks from occurring, even on repeated insert-remove cycles.


Accordingly, there are two power bricks that are bundled with the ROG GX700. The first one is rated at 190 Watts, should you wish to use the laptop alone, and the second one rated at 330 Watts, should you wish to dock the laptop into the cooling station and get the most out of the system. And garnishing all that package, the combo arrives in a polycarbonate luggage, packed with foams inside to protect both the laptop and the dock, while making the transportation of the water-cooled beasts a whole lot easier.

So how much this Asus ROG GX700 is going to cost you? Asus officially announced that this monster is priced at Php249,995 and is coming to the Philippines as early as next month.

Asus ROG G752 is the world's first gaming laptop with 3D Vapor Chamber Cooling

For power-hungry users, the ROG G752V series represents the latest iteration of Asus' no-compromise gaming pinnacle. The line is touted to carry the world's first anti-ghosting keyboard with 30-key roll-over, 2.5mm deep key drop, five dedicated Macro function keys, and a dedicated gameplay record key.

It also features an efficient cooling system with separate cooling modules for processor and the graphics engine to ensure cooler and longer gaming, a dust release thermal solution to minimize dust built-up on the chassis, and on the highest configurations, the ROG G752VY, the world's first 3D Vapor Chamber cooling system on a laptop, which helps lower the temperature by up to 30%.


Finally, the series supports NVIDIA G-Sync Technology, which allows variable refresh rates on the display panel to ensure smoother gameplay and media playback, and reduced screen tearing.

The series is guarded on the lower end by the ROG G752VL, featuring the latest Intel Core i7-6700HQ quad-core processor, 8GB DDR4-2133 RAM (upgradeable to 64GB), 1TB 7,200rpm HDD, and an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 965M with 2GB GDDR5 VRAM. The VL variant carries a price tag of Php79,995.

A little higher up, and arriving with a Php99,995 suggested retail price is the ROG G752VT. This features the same Intel Core i7 processor as the lower VL model. It is further equipped with 16GB of DDR4 RAM, 128GB NVMe PCIe SSD for primary drive (up to 2.2GB/s read/write speed) that's 4x faster than traditional SATA3 SSD, coupled to a 1TB HDD, and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M Graphics with 3GB GDDR5 VRAM.

One step away from the top, we have the G752VY that is retailed for Php145,995. This still carries the same Intel Core i7 processor as the prior two, coupled with 16GB of DDr4 RAM. Storage is handled by a 256GB NVMe PCIe SSD and 1TB HDD, while graphics muscle is provided by an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M with 4GB GDDR5 VRAM.

Topping the range is another G752VY, retailing for Php189,995. The muscle of this laptop is bumped by a higher Intel Core i7-6820HQ quad-core processor, 32GB of DDR$ RAM, 512GB NVMe PCIe SSD and 2TB HDD, and an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M with 8GB of GDRR5 VRAM, assuring that this notebook can handle even demanding 4K resolution for your gaming needs.


Asus ROG GL552 is the gaming laptop for power users

The ROG GL552 series comes in two variants. First, the GL552JX, which sports a matte plastic lid with aluminum center inserts and a red-lit ROG logo. It packs Intel's tried and tested fourth generation Core i7-4750HQ processor with Intel Iris Pro graphics and 128MB eDRAM that ensures you get fast on-board graphics even on less demanding tasks and even on power-saving mode.

Further, it has 8GB of DDR3L-1600 RAM , 1TB HDD, and discrete NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M with 4GB DDR3 VRAM, to assure smooth gameplays all throughout your LAN parties.

On the higher level of spectrum, you get the ROG GL552VW, which contrasts the JX variant by having a full aluminum lid still flanked by the red-lit ROG logo, a newer sixth generation Intel Core i7-6700HQ that offers up to 20% performance and up to 23% better efficiency over comparable fourth generation processors.

8GB of the latest DDR4 memory for faster clock speeds and lower voltages, 128GB M.2 solid-state drive for primary drive, and 1TB HDD for your storage, and a faster NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M with 4GB GDDR5 VRAM.

Both models feature red-backlit keyboards with 1.8 mm key travel for better feedback, Full HD IPS displays, and ROG AudioWizard with SonicMaster premium speakers for better listening experience. The GL552JX is available for Php59,995 while the GL552VW will be for Php69,995.

As with all the Asus notebooks that came preloaded with Windows 10, all current-iteration ROG Notebooks arrive with 2 years global warranty standard, worth Php2,500, all throughout the duration of the warranty period, assuring the end-user hassle-free support in 56 countries that Asus is in.

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