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Asus refreshes their ROG lineup with 9th Gen Intel Core processors

Asus has given their entire gaming laptop family a specs refresh with the latest 9th Gen Intel Core H-series processors and Nvidia Turing graphics.

ROG Mothership (GZ700)

Announced at CES 2019, the Asus ROG Mothership (GZ700) is a beast of a machine with a liquid metal thermal interface, Intel Core i9-9980HK clocked at 4.7GHz, HyperDrive Extreme RAID array (at 8.7GB/s) and up to 64GB of DDR4 RAM.

It comes with four heatsinks, an upright orientation with a kickstand and detachable per-key RGB keyboard and a factory-overclock Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080.

You can get the ROG Mothership with either a Full HD display with 144Hz refresh rate and 3ms or 4K UHD 100% Adobe RGB display with G-Sync.

ROG G703

The ROG G703 has a more traditional laptop form factor but still has the same performance as the ROG Mothership.

That means you can get the Intel Core i9-9980HK clocked at 4.7GHz, HyperDrive Extreme RAID array (at 8.7GB/s) and up to 64GB of DDR4 RAM.

There’s also a factory overclock Nvidia RTX 2080 and available with either a Full HD display with 144Hz refresh rate and 3ms or 4K UHD 100% Adobe RGB display with G-Sync.

ROG Zephyrus S (GX701)

With its 18.7 mm chassis and super-narrow bezels, the Zephyrus S (GX701) comes with up to an Nvidia RTX 2080 Max-Q, 9th Gen Intel processors and up to 24GB of RAM.

The ROG Zephyrus S has a 17.3-inch Full HD 144Hz display with G-Sync technology and Pantone Validated. For ports, the new Zephyrus S comes with 1 USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C with DisplayPort 1.4 and Power Delivery, 1 USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-C, 1 USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-A, 1 HDMI 2.0b and 3.5mm headphone jack.

ROG Zephyrus S (GX502)

The ROG Zephyrus S (GX502) is designed for the e-sports player in mind with a 15.6-inch 240Hz Pantone Validated display, GPU switch with G-Sync and 9th Gen Intel Core i7-9750H and Nvidia RTX 2060 or RTX 2070.

Just like the other ROG Zephyrus S, this one also comes in an 18.9 mm-thin chassis that weighs just 2 kg and an 81% screen-to-body ratio.

To keep things running smoothly, the ROG Zephyrus S (GX502) has Active Aerodynamic System with n-blades and multiple fan nodes.

ROG Zephyrus S (GX531)

The ROG Zephyrus S (GX531) is like it’s Zephyrus S siblings but is even thinner at 15 mm. It has a 15.6-inch display with a 240Hz refresh rate, 9th Gen Intel Core processors, up to Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080.

ROG Zephyrus M (GU502)

The ROG Zephyrus M (GU502) comes with an 18.9 mm profile machined and die-cast palm rest and magnesium alloy chassis. It has a 15.6-inch Full HD display at either 240Hz or 144Hz refresh rate and Pantone Validated.

It’s powered by the Intel Core i7-9750H, Nvidia RTX 2060 or GTX 1660 Ti and up to 32GB of RAM.

ROG Zephyrus M (GA502)

Asus also announced the ROG Zephyrus M (GA502) which is just 20 mm thin and weigh 2.1 kg. It’s powered by the AMD Ryzen 7 3750H processor with up to 32GB of RAM and Nvidia GTX 1660 Ti.

There’s also a self-cleaning thermal module, anti-dust tunnel fans and 33% thinner blades for better airflow.

ROG Strix Scar III & Hero III

The ROG Strix Scar III & Hero III comes with a 15-inch and 17-inch display respectively and is designed for both FPS gamers and e-sports.

Both models have the latest 9th Gen Intel Core processors, up to 32GB of RAM, Nvidia RTX GPUs and have improved airflow over the previous models.

ROG Strix G

The ROG Strix G has a more streamlined design and up to a 9th Gen Intel Core i7-9750H, Nvidia RTX 2070. The Strix G GL 531 has a 15.6-inch display while the Strix G GL731 has a 17.3-inch display.

Asus hasn’t announced pricing for any of the laptops listed above but they’ll be releasing in the coming weeks.

By Sachin Bahal

Sachin is a talented and versatile writer with a passion for technology and loves to write about gaming, entertainment, tech and more. He started TheCanadianTechie back in 2012 to become the ultimate, independent source for tech enthusiasts or “techies”.

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