At CES 2018 Asus ROG Strix SKT T1 Hero Edition Gaming Laptop and More Launched - <b>Technical Lobby</b>

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

At CES 2018 Asus ROG Strix SKT T1 Hero Edition Gaming Laptop and More Launched

Asus computers

Asus announced the launch of the new ROG Bezel-free kit at CES 2018. This kit allows users to eliminate gaps among multi display setups, creating a seamless experience for gamers. The company also launched several other products including the new ZenBook 13, a premium Asus X507 notebook, a couple AiO PCs, two mini PCs, a Chromebox, a tinker board, two new Wi-Fi systems under the Lyra brand, a premium dual-band router, Asus NovaGo laptop, the ZenFone Max Plus (M1), an ROG laptop, and an ROG desktop.

Asus ROG Bezel-free Kit
Asus ROG Bezel-free Kit
The Asus ROG Bezel-free kit is an accessory for users who have a multi display setup connected to their systems. The kit enables users to create the illusion of one large, wraparound monitor that is made possible by using vertical lenses (made from PMMA, a type of transparent thermoplastic) and mounts that connect to each monitor in the setup at a 130-degree angle. This bezel-free kit uses light refraction to create the seamless effect, thus utilising no external software or power to operate. It is aimed at improving field of view to enhance gameplay.

Asus ROG Strix SKT T1 Hero Edition
Asus ROG Strix SKT T1 Hero Edition
The ROG Strix SKT T1 Hero Edition is a limited edition gaming laptop from the Taiwanese giant. Developed as a result of a collaboration between ROG and e-sports team SK telecom T1, this gaming laptop features the SK telecom T1 team and ROG logos on the cover. A signature of Faker, one of the most reputed League of Legends players, is printed on the bottom right corner of the keyboard palm rest. It has pre-installed Windows 10 Home.

The laptop sports a 15.6-inch full-HD (1080x1920 pixels) LED backlit display with a wide-viewing angle of 178-degrees, a refresh rate of 120Hz, and and anti-glare panel. The Strix SKT T1 Hero Edition is powered by an Intel Core i7 7700HQ processor, coupled with Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 graphics and 16GB of RAM. There is a 1TB 5400RPM hard drive and a 256GB Gen3X4 SSD drive. An illuminated chiclet keyboard is also present.

Powering the internals is a 65Wh battery under the hood. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.1, a USB Type-C port, 4 USB 3.0 ports, an HDMI port, an audio jack, a mini Display Port, and an RJ45 jack. Weight of the laptop is 2.3 kg. It is based on Windows 10 Home.

ROG Strix GL12
ROG Strix GL12

The ROG Strix GL12 is Asus' latest gaming desktop launched at CES 2018. The flagship model from this desktop range comes with some premium internals including an 8th generation Intel Core i7 8700/ 8700K processor (up to 4.8GHz hexa-core), coupled with the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 graphics and 8GB RAM (up to 64GB). It features a 1TB 7200RPM hard drive (expandable up to 2TB), a 256GB SSD (up to 512GB) drive, and a 128GB SSD (up to 512GB) drive. It has pre-installed Windows 10 Home.

Front I/O ports include a 2-in-1 card reader, two USB 2.0 ports, two USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports, and a 1 microphone port. Back I/ O ports include two USB 2.0 ports, 2 USB 3.1 Gen 2 ports, 4 USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports, 5 audio jacks, 1 RJ45 LAN, and 1 PDIF out. Two powers adapters - 500W and 300W - are also provided with the desktop. It weighs 11kg and comes with accessories such as a keyboard, mouse, and power cord, alongside antivirus software.

Asus ROG G703
Asus ROG G703
The Asus ROG G703 sports a 17.3-inch UHD (2160x3840 pixels) anti-glare display with a 178-degree wide viewing angle. It is powered by 7th generation Intel Core i7 chips (overclocked up to 4.3GHz), coupled with Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 graphics and up to 64GB RAM. There are three SSDs (512GB, 512GB, and 256GB) and one hard drive (1TB at 7200RPM).

The laptop features an illuminated chiclet keyboard and an HD web camera. Connectivity options include Bluetooth 4.2, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, 4 USB 3.0 ports, 1 HDMI port, 1 USB Type-C port. There is a 74Wh 8-cell battery under the hood. The ROG G703 is a VR ready laptop and has a weight of 4.7 kg. It has pre-installed Windows 10 Home/ Windows 10 Pro.

Asus ZenBook 13
Asus ZenBook 13
The Asus ZenBook 13 (UX331UAL) is an ultraportable laptop from Asus with a weight of 985 grams and a claimed battery life of 15 hours. The laptop is powered by an 8th generation Intel Core i7 processor, coupled with 16GB of RAM. Additionally, there is a 1TB solid state drive.

The ZenBook 13 features Harman Kardon audio system and pre-installed Windows 10.

Asus X507
The Asus X507 laptop has a full-HD (1080x1920 pixels) NanoEdge display. It is powered by a 7th generation Intel Core i7 processor, coupled with Nvidia GeForce MX110 graphics. It has pre-installed Windows 10 with Cortana support.


Asus Vivo AiO V272 and Vivo AiO V222
The Vivo AiO V272 sports a 27-inch multitouch display with 178-degree wide viewing angle, 100 percent sRGB colour gamut, and Asus SonicMaster audio output for an immersive experience. It is powered by (up to) 8th generation Intel Core i7 processors, coupled with Nvidia GeForce MX150 graphics. The AiO has pre-installed Windows 10 with Cortana support.

The Vivo AiO V222 is a lower-powered variant of the V272 and comes with a frameless 22-inch full-HD (1080x1920 pixels) display that has a 87 percent screen-to-body ratio. This AiO also integrates Asus SonicMaster audio technology. It comes with pre-installed Windows 10 and Cortana support.
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