CES 2022: ASUS ROG announces wide range of gaming devices

Highlights include a new dual-screen gamer laptop, the ROG Zephyrus Duo 16; revamped versions of the ROG Zephyrus G14 and the ROG Strix series of competitive gaming laptops, along with the new ROG Flow Z13, and even a gaming tablet. There are also interesting innovations in WiFi 6 routers, monitors, mice and keyboards.

Galip Fu, Global Marketing Director of Gaming PC de ROG.

“ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) is ready to hit the ground running in 2022 with a new operating system, new CPUs from Intel and AMD, as well as different form factors, some updated and some completely new,” the company noted. In the Zephyrus Duo 16, Zephyrus G14 and Strix series, these new features enhance an already world-renowned suite of products, while the new Flow Z13 gaming tablet promises a new level of portability and versatility for PC gaming. The brand also announced a new update to the free ROG Citadel XV digital experience, where all new products are available for gamers to explore.

ROG Zephyrus Duo 16 (2022)

ROG Zephyrus Duo 16 reaches new levels of innovation in dual-display notebooks. ROG ScreenPad Plus integrates a second display to increase productivity and provide additional space for in-game content streaming and even to control different options in compatible games such as Dying Light 2.

This new version of ScreenPad Plus lifts and slides back to bring the second display closer to the main display as the laptop opens, thanks to a new 4-way hinge design. This reduces the distance between the two panels compared to the previous generation, with the goal of delivering a fully immersive and virtually bezel-free experience.

This Windows 11 laptop is powered by an AMD Ryzen 6980HX processor and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti graphics, cooled by an improved liquid metal compound, Conductonaut Extreme, which reduces processor temperatures by up to 15°C compared to traditional thermal pastes. The additional air intake created by the AAS Plus 2.0 system that raises the second display provides up to 30% more airflow over the fans, allowing these high-performance components to stay cool for better sustained performance in gaming and creative applications. A MUX switch allows the laptop to reach its maximum performance level in competitive scenarios, achieving high FPS levels seamlessly thanks to a performance boost of up to 9%.

The ROG Zephyrus Duo offers 2 all-new main display panel options, both of which support Dolby Vision:

The first is a ROG Nebula HDR mini LED display with 512 lighting control zones, capable of up to 1100 nits of maximum brightness, delivering stunning levels of contrast and color. This QHD resolution 16:10 aspect ratio panel features a 165Hz refresh rate and VES DisplayHDR 1000 certification, with a 100,000:1 contrast ratio. Nebula HDR was presented as the ideal display to enjoy the best HDR gaming and movie experience.

The second panel, developed in conjunction with BOE, is a new ROG-exclusive display called Dual Specification panel, which is capable of switching between 4K settings at 120Hz and Full HD at 240Hz, allowing gamers to prioritize resolution or refresh rate depending on the title they are running. Pixel Acceleration technology ensures ultra-fast image scaling in Full HD mode, to reproduce clear images at competitive frame rates.

This device also features ROG NumberPad technology on the touchpad, a keyboard with 1.7mm of travel and RGB per key, six speakers with dual force-canceling woofers, Dolby Atmos, high-resolution audio, and AI two-way noise cancellation to round out ROG’s 2022 flagship. Despite all this technology and dual displays, the 2022 Zephyrus Duo 16 takes up less space than the previous generation and fits a 16-inch display in a traditional 15″ laptop-sized chassis.

ROG Zephyrus G14 2022

The ROG Zephyrus G14 is a gamer notebook that debuts a series of improvements this 2022. It features Windows 11, an AMD Ryzen 9 6900HS processor and AMD Radeon RX 6800S Mobile graphics with MUX switch for the highest possible frame rates. The ROG Intelligent Cooling system with Liquid Metal and custom vapor chamber ensures excellent sustained performance for these high-end components, while DDR5 RAM and up to 1TB SSD enable responsive multitasking and smooth gaming.

Designed to offer premium power in an ultra-portable package, the G14 is available in Eclipse Grey or Moonlight White, with the ROG logo engraved on a holographic-finished, reflective metal plate made to attract attention. The lid is also covered with 14,969 precision CNC-carved holes underneath which are 1,449 mini LEDs forming the now iconic AniMe Matrix display, more than there were on last year’s model, creating new animation possibilities that customize the look of the laptop.

The G14 is also one of the first ASUS Republic of Gamers laptops to feature ROG’s new Nebula display, which offers 120Hz in QHD resolution with 500 nits peak brightness, 100% DCI-P3 color gamut coverage and 3ms response time, also features Dolby Vision and Adaptive-Sync technologies, and is Pantone-validated, for a color-accurate experience that minimizes stuttering and tearing. The display has been stretched to a 16:10 aspect ratio, which increases screen real estate without sacrificing portability, as its small bezels offer a 91% screen-to-body ratio.

Dolby Atmos technology, a 3D microphone array with AI two-way noise cancellation and ultra-fast WiFi 6E round out this laptop.

ROG Strix Scar y Strix G

The new ROG Strix SCAR is designed with eSports enthusiasts in mind, powered by top-tier components, Windows 11 Pro, a high-update display and ROG Intelligent Cooling with Liquid Metal Conductonaut Extreme.

With an Intel Core i9-12900H processor and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti graphics, the Strix SCAR is designed for high-demanding games. A MUX switch ensures top-tier GPU performance, PCIe 4.0 x4 storage boosts ultra-fast load times, and DDR5 4800MHz RAM provides plenty of high-speed memory for multitasking.

The Strix SCAR is available in 15″ and 17″ models. The 15″ version offers three IPS-level display options: QHD 240Hz, Full HD 300Hz and QHD 165Hz. The 17″ SCAR offers QHD 240Hz or Full HD 360Hz options. All Strix SCAR models support Dolby Vision HDR for full-spectrum imaging, along with Adaptive-Sync, delivering stunning image quality without tearing or stuttering. A 3ms response time ensures clear motion so gamers can make decisions with a high level of precision in the midst of frenetic gunfights.

The larger touchpad ensures detailed control of precision movements when not using a traditional mouse. The sporty dot-matrix design, Aura Sync-compatible RGB per-key illumination on the keyboard and lightbar, and customizable Armor Caps ensure gamers can show off their personal style.

The new ROG Strix G15 and G17 are powered by an AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX processor and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti graphics for high-end power. The G15 offers Full HD 300Hz and QHD 165Hz display options, while the G17 has Full HD 360Hz and QHD 240hz configurations for competitive gaming. All Strix G models support Dolby Vision and their displays come with 3ms response times and Adaptive-Sync. The Strix G will also be available in Eclipse Grey shade, as well as two neon color options: Volt Green and Electro Punk, which will stand out from the crowd.

All Strix models are equipped with a four-speaker design and Dolby Atmos spatial sound, which brings soundscapes to life with immersive, crisp and realistic realism in the heat of battle. Two-way noise cancellation with AI filters out background noise for incoming and outgoing communications, so everyone’s voice comes through loud and clear.

In addition, Strix models come with a 90 Wh battery, which incorporates optional 100W charging via USB Type-C for on-the-go use. WiFi 6E and 2.5G LAN technologies provide cutting-edge connectivity for minimal delay over compatible wireless and wired networks.

ROG Flow Z13 y XG Mobile

The ROG Flow Z13 expands the compact Flow series with this “world’s most powerful” gaming tablet. With Windows 11, a CPU up to Intel Core i9-12900H, graphics up to NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti and 5200MHz LPDDR5 memory, it packs a lot of gaming power into an ultra-thin and light chassis. These specs are bolstered by 1TB of PCIe SSD storage, a MUX switch, custom vapor-chamber cooling and fast charging via USB Type-C.

The Flow Z13 features two panel options: a 60Hz 4K display with 85% DCI-P3 coverage, or a 120Hz Full HD display with 100% sRGB coverage. Both displays feature 16:10 aspect ratio with Corning Gorilla Glass protection on the touchscreen, Adaptive-Sync, 500 nits peak brightness and Pantone validation for accurate colors. Both Flow Z13 models feature Dolby Vision for incredible picture quality.

The Z13 allows gaming in a variety of ways, whether with a traditional mouse (using the included display cover keyboard), touch input or external controllers. Since the tablet’s form factor includes all the powerful components behind the screen, rather than under the keyboard, ROG’s intelligent cooling solution gets plenty of fresh air for sustained high performance.

The Flow Z13 has a retro-futuristic design inspired by the 20th century space race, but one that embraces ROG’s vision for the future of gaming: maximum portability. A CNC-milled window on the back of the chassis allows you to look directly into the machine’s motherboard, and the chassis is covered with a spaceship-inspired finish. The built-in stand can be opened up to 170 degrees for optimal use in almost any scenario.

For additional gaming power and I/O expansion, Flow Z13 and X13 are compatible with the XG Mobile family of discrete GPUs, you can connect to the XG Mobile 2021 with an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080, or this year’s new addition to the XG Mobile family, which includes a Radeon RX 6850M XT GPU. With additional USB, DisplayPort and HDMI ports, and Ethernet, the XG Mobile is ready for any challenge.

The ROG Citadel XV app offers an immersive experience that allows you to virtually experience all of the aforementioned releases.