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ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) has announced its first interactive experience and an exciting lineup of gaming weaponry and technologies at the For Those Who Dare: Unleash the Tiger Inside virtual launch event. The event marked the debut of two new laptops powered by Intel Core 11th Gen H-series processors: the 17-inch ROG Zephyrus S17 gaming laptop, the 16-inch ROG Zephyrus M16 gaming laptop, and the all-new ROG Slash accessory lineup. These latest products and more are available to explore in the latest update of ROG Citadel XV, a boundary-breaking interactive experience introduced during the CES 2021 ROG For Those Who Dare virtual event livestream and available to download for free on Steam.

Debuted in Citadel XV during the CES 2021 ROG event, virtual character Omni has now evolved and showed up as the guest during the event, with ROG incorporating the latest 3D motion-capture technology to make it happen. Along with the technical showcase of Omni, the Citadel XV underground fortress has extended its gameplay experience as well, where users can experience the latest cutting-edge ROG products and technologies being developed. Furthermore, through the latest update, users can find two new mini-games inside the fortress. A tower defense-alike shooting game lets participants test their aim and reflexes by taking down countless enemy droids coming towards Omni, while a pixel art-inspired jumping game transports the theme back to the times of retro games. By integrating all the latest technologies, ROG further enriches the gaming ecosystem and overall gaming experience.

ROG Zephyrus S17

ROG Zephyrus S17 is an all-new, premium gaming laptop with a rising optical mechanical keyboard that enables superior cooling. It delivers top-of-the-line performance for gaming and more in a slim package with the style for any occasion.

With an 11th Gen Intel Core i9-11900H CPU capable of using up to 90W of power in short bursts, plus up to an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU that reaches 140W with Dynamic Boost, Zephyrus S17 delivers exceptional performance. Bolstered by ROG Intelligent Cooling technologies, these components provide an unrivalled platform for gaming and content creation.

The innovative AAS Plus cooling system lifts the keyboard at a 5° angle, opening wide vents that allow the new Arc Flow fans to quietly pull cooling air into the laptop. Combined with liquid-metal thermal compound on the CPU, these enhancements let users enjoy powerful computing in a machine that’s slim, quiet, and cool to the touch.

A spacious 17” screen provides an immersive experience with two panel options: a WQHD display with Advanced Optimus and G-SYNC for higher frame rates, or a 4K option with greater detail and Adaptive-Sync. Both offer high refresh rates, brilliant colors and out-of-the box color accuracy. Powerful six-speaker audio lets users travel with high-fidelity sound. Storage options including a three-drive HyperDrive Ultimate SSD RAID array offer lightning-fast access to games and media. The optical-mechanical keyboard delivers precise and responsive input, while the configurable Multiwheel puts a wide range of useful functions within reach.

ROG Zephyrus M16

ROG Zephyrus M16 is an all-new gaming laptop, fitting an immersive 16” display and a powerful new Intel processor inside an ultraslim 15” chassis.

For fluid, richly-detailed visuals in games, the 16” display combines a high WQHD resolution with a fast 165Hz refresh rate, 3ms response time, and Adaptive-Sync. It’s also primed for content creation thanks to a taller 16:10 aspect ratio, PANTONE-validated colors across 100% of the cinema-grade DCI-P3 color gamut, and Dolby Vision support for richer visuals.

The latest processors up to an 11th Gen Intel Core i9-11900H drive high-refresh-rate gaming and high performance in content creation. Up to a GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU delivers high frame rates and RTX technologies in the latest games. And ROG Intelligent Cooling keeps the M16 cool under the user’s fingers while ensuring high CPU and GPU performance.

A six-speaker system with dual force-canceling woofers produces clear, deep audio enhanced by Dolby Atmos technology. The 3D mic array captures clear audio in any scenario, and Two-Way AI Noise Cancelation intelligently removes background noise.

Zephyrus M16 offers true portability, with a slim and light body that’s only 19.9mm thin and 1.9kg. With an Off Black tint and lustrous Prismatic Film visible through CNC-milled perforations, it looks both stylish and professional in any setting.

Zephyrus M16 is also available with the new GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU, which makes the RTX experience more accessible than ever. And the RTX 3050 family of GPUs is coming to other ROG gaming laptops, including the Flow X13, Strix G15/17, Zephyrus G15, and Zephyrus G14.

ROG Slash Series

ROG Slash is a brand-new collection of fashion accessories that channels radical electric-blue and red-violet PANTONE colors and a coding theme into a striking visual identity, evoking cyberpunk, esports, and gaming subcultures with a trendy aesthetic. The contrasting hues are reminiscent of the endless battles of competing teams, while the accompanying command-prompt iconography celebrates the individualistic nature of the gaming elite who will do anything to secure victory. The first ROG Slash products include a trio of bags, including a drawstring backpack and two messenger bags, plus a series of headgear woven from premium, water-repellent fabrics – all uniquely embellished with ROG Slash design details.

Availability & Pricing

ROG Zephyrus S17 and Zephyrus M16, plus ROG Slash gear, will be available from August in South Africa from Evetech. Please contact your local ASUS representative for further information.

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