At CES 2022, Asus Republic of Gamers (ROG) has announced a series of laptops that build on its existing models by providing cooling, processing and battery life improvements. This series includes its ROG Strix Scar and Strix G series, a new ROG Zephyrus Duo 16, an upgraded ROG Zephyrus G14 and more.
Asus ROG Strix Scar and Strix G series
The Asus ROG Strix Scar and Strix G share quite a few similarities. Both come in 15-inch and 17-inch configurations with an assortment of configurations up to a FHD display at 360Hz or a QHD display at 240Hz.
With the Asus ROG Strix Scar, you get a 90Wh battery with 100W charging
All displays support Dolby Vision and come with a 3ms response time. To compliment visuals, they also equip four stereo speakers, Dolby Atmos and two-way noise cancelling.Inside, the batteries are also identical with a 90Wh cell capable of up to 100W charging via a Type-C USB charger.
The Asus ROG Strix G is powered by the AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX processor
But when it comes to processing, there is a difference. The ROG Strix Scar is powered by up to 12th Gen Intel Core i9-12900H processors and an Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080Ti graphics card. While the graphics card on the ROG Strix G remains identical, its processor of choice is the AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX.
Asus ROG Zephyrus Duo 16
With the Asus ROG Zephyrus Duo 16, you find a new iteration of its dual-screen laptop which packs more in a more compact chassis. This year, it also features a design tweak that makes the seam between the primary and secondary display virtually non-existent thanks additional movement. But arguably, its biggest innovation comes with its primary display.
Asus has packed more into the ROG Zephyrus Duo 16 without making it larger
Asus has co-developed a new dual-spec display in partnership with BOE which can change its specifications based on usage. You can set the screen at FHD resolution at 240Hz or at 4K resolution at 120Hz. This means you can use the higher resolution for productivity driven tasks whereas you can bump up the refresh rate of the panel when gaming. For those not wanting this option, a variant with a QHD miniLED display at 165Hz is also available. Internally, the ROG Zephyrus Duo 16 is powered by the Ryzen 9 6980HX processor alongside up to an Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080Ti graphics card.
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 (2022)
The latest Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 (2022) comes with an AMD Ryzen 9 6000-series processor and AMD Radeon RX 6000S graphics card. The latter is designed for thin and light laptops just like this. The ROG Zephyrus G14 (2022) also has a Nebula Display with a 16:10 aspect ratio, a QHD resolution at 120Hz and a 3ms response time. On top of that, you get Dolby Vision, Pantone Validation, 500 nits of brightness and 100 per-cent DCI-P3 coverage.
Can this upgrade repeat the success of last year?
Just like previous models, the new ROG Zephyrus G14 (2022) sports an AniMe Matrix display on the lid. This features 14,969 holes and 1,449 miniLEDs to create a custom pattern that you can design yourself. Thus, it is one of the most customizable laptops available on the market.
Asus ROG Flow Z13
Asus’ ROG Flow Z13 is the world’s most powerful gaming tablet. Inside, it packs a 12th Gen Intel Core i9-12900H running alongside an Nvidia GeForce RTX 3050Ti graphics card. Design wise, it is similar to the ROG Flow X13 we saw last year which means if you want more power, you can get it. You can use Asus’ ROG XG Mobile external GPU to equip up to an Nvidia GeForece RTX 3080 GPU. At CES 2022 though, we also saw a new version of the external GPU being announced with an AMD Radeon RX 6850M XT graphics card. Both versions of these external GPUs will continue to be available.
Would you use a tablet for gaming?
On the front, the ROG Flow Z13 comes with a 13-inch display with a 16:10 aspect ratio and two configuration options. Either 4K at 60Hz or FHD at 120Hz. Both screens have 500 nits of brightness, Dolby Vision support and Pantone Validation.