In a recent event held at the Marco Polo hotel in Ortigas, Pasig City, ASUS officially unveiled its latest products and innovations that will be available here in the country.

Monitors For Professionals and Gamers Alike



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This 24.5-inch gaming monitor has a Full HD display combined with an astonishing 240Hz of refresh rate, 1ms gray-to-gray response time, and NVIDIA G-SYNC capability which allows for the smoothest and most stunning visuals. The super-narrow bezels also make it an ideal component for multiple monitor setups.

The PG258Q  has built-in ROG lighting effects on the stand to complement your RGB themed rig, and also features ASUS GamePlus hotkey for in-game enhancements such as crosshair overlays, an on screen timer, an fps counter, and for aligning the display when using a multi-monitor configuration.

ASUS GameVisual Technology gives you up to six display mode presets to choose from depending on what type of game you are playing: Scenery, Racing, Cinema, RTS/RPG, FPS (First-Person Shooter), and sRGB.

Designo Curve MX34VQ

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The 34-inch ASUS Designo Curve MX34VQ uses a frameless ultra-wide panel with a resolution of 3440 x 1440 pixels and a 21:9 aspect ratio for an immersive viewing experience. It’s also equipped with 8-watt speakers which uses Harman Kardon and ASUS’ own SonicMaster audio technology, and a Qi wireless charging pad for compatible devices.

ROG Peripherals

ROG Centurion

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With the ability to deliver true 7.1 channel surround-sound through its 10 dedicated neodymium-magnet drivers , the ROG Centurion stands at the pinnacle of gaming headphones as one of the very best. It includes a noise-cancelling digital microphone and a Hi-Fi grade ESS amplifier.  Two sets of ear cups are also provided for maximum comfort.

The ASUS Sonic Studio application gives you full audio control, while a USB audio station allows for immediate adjustments on every aspect.

ROG Gladius II


The Gl II optical gaming mouse is optimized for use in FPS games. It features Aura Sync RGB lighting to complement the rest of your system’s aesthetics, and is equipped with Omron switches with a 50-million click lifespan.

Click resistance can be adjusted by the user, so as DPI which can be changed using the dedicated button, or the target thumb button, which changes the DPI when pressed and changes it back to your original setting upon release.

ROG Strix Impact

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The Strix Impact is an ergonomic and lightweight gaming mouse with an ambidextrous design, and is ideal for use in MOBA games. Like the Gladius II, it also offers Aura Sync RGB lighting and the durable Omron switches, plus a dedicated two-level DPI button for on-the-fly adjustments, as well as an indicator which shows the current setting.

ASUS Kaby Lake Motherboards

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Based on Intel’s Z270 chipset, ASUS Kaby Lake motherboards are built with world-renowned innovations and exclusive features to deliver the best experience to all types of users.

The ROG Z270 motherboards are made for performance enthusiasts and gamers who demand cutting edge technology and design with the exclusive SupremeFX audio codec, extreme overclocking performance, and the best innovations in both air and water cooling.

ASUS Prime motherboards features advanced enthusiast controls such as 5-way optimization using Fan Xpert 4, Safeslot Core, as well as lightning fast transfer speeds with two dual M.2 slots and USB 3.1 connectivity.

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ASUS TUF motherboards combines world-renowned military grade components such as TUF Thermal Armor, Dust Shields, TUF Ice Temp processor, as well as tuning tools like Thermal Radar 2+, and TUF Detective 2.

ASUS Kaby Lake Motherboards also feature Aura Sync and 3D-printing friendly designs to give your rig eye candy aesthetics.

Tinker Board

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The Tinker Board is a small PCB that can be used in various DIY projects, and is equipped with a 1.8GHz quad-core processor, up to 2GB of RAM, a MicroSD card slot. It also has 4k output capability, as well as wireless and Bluetooth connectivity.

Powered by ASUS

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The company also announced its exclusive partnerships for 2017 in the Philippines. with In Win for casing, Seagate for storage solutions, Bitspower for water-cooling components, and G-Skill for memory. All of these partners will have to support Aura Sync RGB Lighting Technology.

Pricing and Availability

In terms of availability, the new ASUS Kaby Lake motherboards and monitors are already available nationwide. It will be March 2017 for the new ROG gaming peripherals, and sometime in Q2 for the Tinker Board.  Please contact your local seller for orders and reservations.

Motherboards SRP
ROG Maximus IX Formula  Php       23,540.00
ROG Maximus IX Code  Php       21,490.00
ROG Maximus IX Hero  Php       16,380.00
ROG Strix Z270E Gaming  Php       12,960.00
ROG Strix Z270F Gaming  Php       11,940.00
ROG Strix Z270G Gaming  Php       13,640.00
ROG Strix Z270H Gaming  Php       10,240.00
TUF Z270 Mark I  Php       16,710.00
PRIME Z270-A  Php       11,940.00
PRIME Z270-K  Php         9,630.00
PRIME H270-PRO  Php         8,110.00
PRIME H270-PLUS  Php         7,640.00
PRIME B250M-A  Php         5,610.00
ASUS MX34VQ  Php       56,490.00
ROG PG258Q  Php       38,260.00
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ROG Centurion  Php       12,000.00
ROG Gladius II  Php       3,820.00
ROG Strix Impact  Php       1,750.00
Tinker Board  Php       3,400.00

Emman has been writing technical and feature articles since 2010. Prior to this, he became one of the instructors at Asia Pacific College in 2008, and eventually landed a job as Business Analyst and Technical Writer at Integrated Open Source Solutions for almost 3 years.