PC hardware website Tom’s Hardware recognised ASUS’s excellent design this week by giving three ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) products its “Best in Show” award during CES 2020.
The three products are:
· ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14 gaming notebook
· ASUS ROG Chakram gaming mouse
· ASUS ROG Swift PG32UQX gaming monitor
The ROG Zephyrus G14 gaming notebook pairs AMD’s recently-announced Ryzen 4000-series notebook CPUs (low power use, plenty of cores) with NVIDIA’s excellent ray-tracing RTX graphics cards.
This is all housed in a seriously good-looking 14-inch chassis that has an LED matrix on the lid that can display anything the customer likes.
On top of that there’s a 120Hz FreeSync display, USB-C charging ports and a fingerprint reader built into the power button, so there’s a lot going on there and plenty to like.
The ROG Chakram gaming mouse’s key innovation is its impressive modularity that offers gamers all kinds of things to tweak to their satisfaction.
They can adjust the mouse’s weight, change out the mouse button switches for ones that ‘click’ exactly the way they like, and even the mouse buttons themselves can be taken off and replaced.
And should gamers not like the RGB ROG logo emblazoned on the back of the mouse, they can replace it with a badge of their own design. ASUS didn’t skimp on connectivity options, as the Chakram connects wirelessly, with a cable, as well as over Bluetooth.
The best part? Most of this can be done without tools, as magnets hold much of the mouse together and adjustments can be made by hand. That’s pretty cool right there.
ASUS also designed in an analogue joystick that can be used in flight simulators and driving games for finer control.
And of course, there’s plenty of RGB and the option to synchronise it all with ASUS’s awesome Aura lighting system.
It can be hard to impress gamers with monitor tech, but ASUS pulled it off with the ROG Swift PG32UQX. It’s a 32-inch 4K screen that boasts brightness of 1400 nits, 1152 local dimming zones, G-Sync functionality, and a 144Hz refresh rate.
That’s enough to make everything it displays look incredible, from games to media to even just the desktop.
Add in a gorgeous multi-textured back and the option to have the ROG logo projected onto whatever surface it’s standing on (there’s a projector in its base), and you have a very attractive, high-tech gaming monitor that any tech enthusiast, not just gamers, will undoubtedly drool over.
That’s a wrap
It was a good week at CES 2020 for ASUS. Tom’s Hardware, a well-known and respected tech website doesn’t give kudos very easily, so this reflects fantastically well on the Republic of Gamer’s brand going into the new year.
[Source: Tom’s Hardware]