Connect with us

Gadgets

ASUS Republic of Gamers Launches Strix SCAR 17 and Electro Punk Gaming Laptops and Peripherals

Published

on

ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) has announced a special Strix SCAR 17 gaming laptop with an ultrafast 300 Hz / 3 ms display and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER GPU that represents the pinnacle of professional esports performance. The Strix SCAR 17 is packed with power to pump out enough frames to saturate an expansive 17.3-inch display with the smooth graphics required for competitive play.

The Strix SCAR 17 features the GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER and its upgraded cooling lets ROG Boost take the top-of-the-line GPU’s clock speeds up to 1560 MHz at a full 150 watts in Turbo mode, outpacing standard GeForce RTX 2080 configurations. The latest series of GeForce RTX GPUs is built on the revolutionary Turing architecture.

A quick 3 ms grey-to-grey response time minimizes motion blur for precise target tracking. With up to the latest 10th Generation Intel Core i9-10980-HK CPU, ROG Strix SCAR 17 takes down tasks with speed. Its potent 8-core processor pushes frequencies as high as 5.3 GHz with a single core and spins up to 16 parallel threads to blaze through heavy work.

Combining the processor with up to 32GB of dual-channel DDR4-3200 memory means serious multitasking capacity. Strix SCAR 17 is equipped with high-performance RAM that’s faster than the stock 2933 Hz memory speed for 10th Generation CPUs, making it even more responsive. Gamers can jump into multiplayer, stream, chat and more, simultaneously. Creators can fire up their favorite media editing software and shift swiftly between programs as needed.

Two NVM Express (NVMe) SSDs running in RAID 0 minimize load times. ROG Strix SCAR 17 simplifies adding memory and storage with an easy-upgrade design that puts the SO-DIMM and M.2 slots behind the bottom panel. It’s held in place with standard Philips screws, and a special pop-open screw pushes the bottom corner away from the chassis for easy removal.

The special ROG Strix SCAR 17 features unique cooling features that enable peak power from its high-end GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER GPU. The rest of Strix SCAR 17’s cooling enhancements are shared with the standard Strix models, and in some cases across the entire ROG laptop range. Exotic liquid metal thermal compound is painted onto the CPU of every ROG gaming laptop with a 10th Generation Intel Core processor.

Liquid metal excels at transferring thermal energy from the CPU to heatsink, but it’s electrically conductive and more fluid than standard thermal paste. Applying it is delicate work typically done by hand to keep the compound from touching other components. That’s not feasible for mass production, so ROG commissioned custom equipment to automate the process with mechanical precision.

Inspired by a collaboration with BMW Designworks Group, Strix SCAR 17 has unique features that are both visually pleasing and advantageous to airflow. A trapezoidal cut below the display ensures unrestricted airflow when the laptop is open. The scissor-door hinges holding the lid are shifted forward, opening up additional space at the back for a heavily ventilated 3D Flow Zone, where hundreds of precise perforations let Strix SCAR 17 breathe more easily.

ROG Strix SCAR 17 channels this concept in the new ROG Keystone II, which updates Keystone technology introduced in last year’s ROG Strix SCAR III. Keystone II allows users to link quick commands and other functions to a physical, NFC-enabled key that docks into the side of the chassis.

Inserting a Keystone can launch a specific operating mode, the Armoury Crate game library, or an app or game of choice. Removing one can instantly activate a stealth mode that minimizes apps and mutes audio or logs out of Windows. The Cloud Profile function restores personalized preferences associated with a user’s ROG ID to make compatible devices feel more familiar. Keystone II can even be used to reveal a secret Shadow Drive for covert storage, complete with added security via encryption on systems with Windows 10 Pro.

The company has also announced a new series of Electro Punk special-edition gaming devices decked out in a bold black-and-pink color combination. The Electro Punk color combination is available across a full set of matching ROG devices that includes the ROG Strix G15 gaming laptop, ROG Strix Go 2.4 headset, ROG Strix Scope TKL keyboard, ROG Strix Impact II mouse, ROG Sheath mouse pad, and ROG Ranger BP1503 backpack. This collection of gaming gear has everything a player needs to compete and win in style, anywhere.

The 15-inch ROG Strix G15 focuses on gaming fundamentals to make gaming accessible to a wider audience. The Electro Punk edition puts a coral crown on a streamlined gaming machine. A sleek stripe around the chassis mirrors the outlined edge of the touchpad, while cybertext patterning adorns the deck. Brighter touches include highlighted WASD keys and an unmissable pink ROG logo across the lid.

Inside, up to the latest 10th Gen Intel Core i7 CPU has 8 cores and 16 threads to speed through everyday work and play. Thanks to an exotic liquid metal thermal compound painted across the entire ROG 2020 lineup of laptops featuring 10th Gen Intel CPUs, these processors perform better with less noise.

For solid frame rates in a variety of titles, Strix G is configurable with up to an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER GPU. It’s combined with up to a 240 Hz gaming display that enables silky smooth graphics. The panel’s 3 ms grey-to-grey response time makes fast-paced movements crisp.

Strix G15’s versatility is rounded out with ultrafast WiFi 6 networking for lower latency and less lag on compatible networks, up to two NVMe PCIe 3.0 SSDs running in RAID 0 for warp-speed load times, and a third upgradable SSD slot that lets users add terabytes of space. Strix gaming laptops all feature an easy-upgrade design that hugely simplifies memory and storage modifications.

ROG Strix Go 2.4 Electro Punk is a USB-C 2.4 GHz wireless headset, enabling ultra-stable cordless connections for multi-platform on-the-go gaming, lag-free audio on PC, PlayStation, Xbox or smart devices, and roaming anywhere with a Nintendo Switch in handheld mode.

The lightweight Strix Go 2.4 charges fast, has a long-lasting battery for nonstop gaming sessions, and comes with a USB-C to USB 2.0 adapter plus a 3.5 mm connector, making it easy to connect to different devices. Piping hot-pink details in and around the headband, ear pads, and ROG logo give it that special touch, while the rest stays bold black to prevent stains.

Eye-catching keys accent the edges of the new ROG Strix Scope TKL Electro Punk keyboard. Aura Sync lighting shines under every key, through the ROG logo, and even casts an RGB underglow from below. This mechanical keyboard was created specifically for fast-paced multiplayer gaming, forgoing a full number pad to make more desk space for rapid mouse movements.

Its enlarged left CTRL key is also easier to find in the FPS frenzy. Decked out with Cherry MX switches, gamers can punch in complex commands with confidence. With its durable, aluminum-topped construction and compact size, Strix Scope TKL Electro Punk is easy to fit into backpacks for travel to LANs, tournaments, and other esports events.

Programmable buttons above the thumb-rest pop against the body of the new ROG Strix Impact II Electro Punk gaming mouse. With Aura Sync-enabled RGB lighting integrated into the logo, scroll wheel, and front, this stunner shines from top to tail.

A new look doesn’t change Strix Impact II’s enduring appeal. Designed with pro gamers in mind, it delivers smooth action for serious play and ergonomics optimized for comfort. Its lightweight, 79g frame features a pivoted button mechanism for precision speed and a tactile feel. Even the mouse’s soft-rubber coated cord minimizes snags and drag.

Every Electro Punk edition Strix G15 laptop comes with a special ROG Sheath desk mat that dials up pinpoint precision for gaming mice. At a whopping 35 inches across and 17 inches deep, the pad provides unrivaled comfort and cushion for ROG peripherals. Tightly woven fabric tops a nonslip back that doesn’t budge. Reinforced stitches along its bright edge limit fraying, while predominantly black fabric across the right-hand side helps minimize scuff marks in the most-trafficked areas.

The Electro Punk collection is made more portable with the bundled ROG Ranger BP1503 backpack. Customized with pink piping, patches, and a saucy slash across the front, this 15-inch laptop backpack is made with a durable, lightweight water-repellent exterior to protect gear from drizzle and everyday splashes. Mesh netting inside lets users organize their cords in tangle-free fashion, while a cushioned compartment keeps a Strix G15 or other gaming laptop cozy.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Gadgets

HONOR Pad 8 is Now Available in the UAE

Published

on

HONOR has announced the official availability of the all-new HONOR Pad 8 in the UAE market following record-breaking preorders. The all-new HONOR Pad 8 delivers unrivalled entertainment experience in a sleek and compact design. Boasting an impressive 12-inch 2K HONOR FullView display, 8 Speakers with DTS: X ULTRA, and Multi-Screen Collaboration, the HONOR Pad 8 pushes industry benchmarks to help users stay entertained to the maximum.

“HONOR innovates and provides state-of-the-art products based on an in-depth understanding of local customer needs and consumer behavior, ensuring that each market receives the best-fit model,” said Zac Li, GCC Country Manager of HONOR Device Co, Ltd “We’re thrilled that HONOR Pad 8 has been getting lots of attention in the last few days and the preorder sales hit a new record in the UAE market. We will continue to bring more exciting products to the UAE market to ensure users benefit from industry-leading devices that deliver a premium experience.”

HONOR products are positioned differently to suit different customers. HONOR Pad 8 is designed to deliver a truly immersive entertainment experience with a big display, alongside powerful speakers, perfect for those who need to fulfill their entertainment needs. Additionally, the HONOR Pad 8 comes with the latest HONOR Magic UI 6.1 based on Android 12, offering a range of enhanced, customized features to provide a smart experience to users like Multi-Screen Collaboration, HONOR Share, APP Extender and Multi-Window Viewing.

Inspired by the sky at dawn, the HONOR Pad 8 is available now in classic Blue Hour in UAE markets via HONOR Online Store and Sharaf DG at an affordable price of AED 1199 with free gifts worth AED 248 including HONOR Flip Cover and HONOR CHOICE X2.

Continue Reading

Accessories

Logitech Launches its Aurora Collection in the Gulf Region

Published

on

Logitech G introduced the Aurora Collection in the Gulf region, a new collection featuring the G735 Wireless Gaming HeadsetG715 Wireless Gaming KeyboardG713 Gaming KeyboardG705 Wireless Gaming Mouse. The new collection was designed while addressing the needs and wants of women gamers and appealing to all gamers who are looking for a  playful design and curated experience.

The Aurora Collection has a distinctive aesthetic and design language. It also includes Logitech G’s advanced gaming-grade technologies like LIGHTSPEED high-performance wireless technology and Blue VO!CE microphone technology. The result is a collection of gear that invites all gamers to come as they are while delivering the advanced feature set all gamers expect.

The Aurora Collection was conceptualized based on the feedback from women gamers across the community and brought to life by a team of predominantly women innovation, design, engineering, and marketing leaders at Logitech. The collection was created to meet the gaming desires and needs of an underrepresented segment of gamers and reimagine the future of gaming where representation is firmly present.

The Aurora Collection consists of:

  • G735 Wireless Gaming Headset – Featuring a White Mist finish, ethereal RGB lighting, and on-ear dual-audio mixing, the G735 is a versatile option for any player. G735 is the first Logitech G headset with the feature to modulate a player’s voice.  Players can enjoy long gaming sessions with 56+ hr battery life (without lighting), and experience wireless freedom through Logitech G’s award-winning LIGHTSPEED wireless technology, and Bluetooth.
  • G715 and G713 Mechanical Gaming Keyboards – The G715 Wireless Gaming Keyboard and G713 Gaming Keyboard deliver low-key vibes with high-key performance so players can express themselves and play their way. A compact, tenkeyless layout, and adjustable height ensure comfort all day long. Pack it up and place it anywhere with a rechargeable battery that delivers 25 hours of non-stop gaming, and LIGHTSPEED wireless or Bluetooth connectivity. Both keyboards come with an included Cloud-Soft palm rest for all-day comfort.
  • G705 Wireless Gaming Mouse –G705 Wireless Gaming Mouse is purpose-built for smaller hands with compact contoured fit, and advanced gaming technology. At just 85 grams, G705 is designed for long-lasting, lightweight comfort and performance. With a gaming-grade sensor, ultra-responsive LIGHTSPEED wireless, Bluetooth connectivity, and an easy-reach DPI-cycling button, gamers can play their best.
Continue Reading

Features

What Makes the TCL C735 Better Than TCL’s 2021 Gaming TV?

Published

on

TCL makes some of the most beautiful 4K TVs you can buy right now in the market. In recent years, its line of QLED TVs offer a wide range of features that focus on gaming-related technologies such as better contrast ratio, brighter backlighting, and higher refresh rates. Here then is a quick breakdown of the differences between the TCL’s 2021 model C728 and the company’s latest C735 QLED 4K Google TV.

Design and Build Quality
The design of the TCL C735 has been refined when compared with its predecessor, the TCL C728. The 2022 edition now comes with a brand new stand design that is very easy to install and the overall setup looks neat and clean to adapt to any decor. The material used to construct both the televisions is metal, highlighting an almost bezel-less design and a 94.68% screen-to-body ratio, compared to the 94.21% screen-to-body ratio on the 2021 TCL C728.

Display Size and Specs
The TCL C735 is available in various display sizes such as 98-inches, 75-inches, 65-inches, and 55-inches. The 2021 model – the TCL C728 – is available in 75-inches, 65-inches, and 55-inches variants. With the 2022 lineup, you now have an option to go as large as 98-inches, and as they say, bigger is always better, when it comes to displays!

Both TVs offer a resolution of 3840-by-2160, an aspect ratio of 16:9, and a pixel density of 80-PPI. What has changed is the refresh rate. The 2022 model, TCL C735 offers a Variable Refresh Rate of 144HZ, which is usually associated with gaming displays.

Compare this to a mere 120Hz on the 2021 model, the TCL C728. With a higher and variable refresh rate, you get the benefit of going from 48Hz to as high as 144Hz when the on-screen content is demanding. This, in turn, offers faster responsiveness, sharper imagery, and smoother gameplay.

In terms of HDR and related tech, both the 2022 TCL C735 and the 2021 TCL C728 offer HDR10, HDR10+, Dolby Vision, HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma), and Dolby Vision IQ. With Dolby Vision IQ, C735 enhances the demonstration of Dolby’s exclusive content by displaying a greater number of colours, increasing contrast, and boosting brightness levels.

The availability of HDR 10+ and Dolby Vision IQ, makes the C735 one of the fewest models in the market right now, that take advantage of both technologies to deliver an immersive viewing experience.

Adding to the cinema experience, the C735 also supports Dolby Atmos, which places sounds within multi-dimensional space and puts you in the middle of your f sport, TV, movie, or video game. The immersive audio experience can be found in the form of two 10W speakers in the lower right corner of the bezels.

User Interface
One of the enhancements implemented in the 2022 TCL C735 is the inclusion of Google TV which powers the overall on-screen experience in a fluid and intuitive manner. Compare this to the Android TV UI + TCL TV UI on the 2021 TCL C728. With Google TV, you get to use the Google ecosystem of apps through its Play Store, thus allowing you to install all your favourite apps onto the TV.

Apps include streaming services such as Amazon Prime, Netflix, Disney+, OSN, Zee5,… you name it. The TCL C735 also comes with TCL Game Master, which takes your gaming experience to a whole new level by unlocking advanced display and audio technology and smoother streaming capability.

In addition, the TCL Game Bar on the TCL C735 offers real-time display statistics, aiming aid, toolbox functions, and the quick setting dashboard for an ultimate gaming experience. This means, you can see the gaming parameters such as frame rate, HDR, and so on during the game, and quickly set the related parameters.

Price
The TCL C735 QLED 4K Google TV is a great television if you are on the market for a QLED TV for both entertainment and gaming. The 75’’ variant is now available at a price point of AED 6299 and the 98’’ variant from the XL collection at a price of AED 19999.

It offers stunning visual performance and good integration of electronics to offer more value for your money. The TCL C735 QLED 4K Google TV thus comes across as highly recommended.

– Sponsored Content

Continue Reading
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement

Latest Reviews

Follow us on Facebook