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ASUS Republic of Gamers is ready to hit the battlefield with all its weapons at this year’s Esports and Gaming Summit (ESGS). Set to be held from October 25 to 27 at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City, it is the biggest and most exciting gaming event in the Philippines and is also considered as one of the most important in the SEA region. This year, ASUS ROG aims to be the talk of town once again by bringing in their latest and greatest products. This is a way of thanking the community for enabling its reign as a premium gaming laptop brand in the country, with over 60% market share. There will be more activities, more giveaways, and the best gaming hardware that fans can try out. COMPUTEX 2019 REIMAGINED, ROG WORLD INSIDE ESGS Experience a world-class exhibit in the ROG booth, recreated in the likeness of ROG’s…

With only a few days away from its online launch in the Philippines, ASUS has finally announced the pre-order details for the highly-anticipated ROG Phone 2! ROG Phone 2 is the world’s first smartphone to be powered by the Snapdragon 855+, along with 12GB of LPDDR4X RAM and up to 512GB of UFS 3.0 storage. To sustain peak performance, it’s equipped with 3 layers of cooling. First, a 3D Vapor Chamber, Second, a heat sink plus internal and external vents, and the third, the AeroActive Cooler II. The device boasts a 6.59-inch AMOLED panel with 120Hz refresh rate, 1ms response time, and 240Hz touch sampling rate, which makes it 44% faster than its competitors in terms of screen responsiveness. For optics, you get a dual rear camera setup that uses a 48MP main sensor, along with a 13MP wide-angle shooter. There’s also a 24MP front-facing camera. ROG Phone 2 runs…

In celebration of the Taiwan Excellence Esports Cup. ASUS ROG will be partnering with PC Express to offer special deals on select ROG Notebooks, along with the ROG Strix GL12CX. Gear-up Promo will run from October 4 to 6, 2019 at the Block in SM North EDSA. Here’s the list of discounted prices for your convenience. PRODUCT MODEL ORIGINAL SRP (PHP) PROMO PRICE (PHP) ROG G752VY-GC228T 189,995 96,000.00 ROG Strix GL503VS-EI044 129,995 92,600.00 ROG G752VY-GC382T 109,995 87,150.00 ROG G752VY-GC198T 149,995 86,050.00 ROG Strix GL502VS-FY333T 134,995 83,800.00 ROG Strix GL502VS-GZ127T 124,995 82,900.00 ROG Strix GL703VM-EE039T 109,995 79,100.00 ROG Strix GL702VM-GB161R 119,995 63,500.00 ROG Strix GL502VM-FY197T 94,995 62,650.00 ROG Strix GL702ZC-GC190T 99,995 62,600.00 ROG Strix GL502VT-FY072T 99,995 60,350.00 ROG Strix GL702ZC-GC196T 83,995 48,100.00 ROG Strix ASUS TUF Gaming FX502VM-DM092T 61,995 44,750.00 From October 7 to November 7, 2019, ASUS ROG and PC Express will also be holding the Gear Up Special…

First seen at COMPUTEX 2019, the ASUS ZenBook Pro Duo is a testament of how the company envisions the future of mobile computing, thanks to its powerful hardware and futuristic design. Now, this innovative device has arrived in the Philippines, its capabilities ready to be harnessed by consumers, to help them take productivity to the next level. ZenBook Pro Duo boasts a 4K UHD NanoEdge OLED touchscreen with a four-sided frameless design, pushing the boundaries to deliver a viewing experience like no other. It has a screen-to-body ratio of 89%, and support a wide color gamut with 100% DCI-P3 coverage, and HDR. It also boasts the signature ErgoLift hinge, for a more comfortable typing experience. Under the hood, is up to a 9th Generation Intel Core i9 Processor with up to 5GHz Turbo Boost Frequency, and 32GB of DDR4 RAM. Graphics work is handled by an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060.…

Today, we take a look at what is probably the most outlandish, ambitious and eye-candy productivity laptop in existence. First seen at COMPUTEX 2019, the ASUS ZenBook Pro Duo might not be the Project Precog that everyone was expecting, but it’s still redefines what a laptop can do. To give you an idea of just how capable this machine is, or at least that’s what they claim, this has a 4K display, a 9th generation Intel Core i9 CPU, and an NVIDIA RTX 2060 Graphics Card inside. To top things off, it has ScreenPad Plus, which is a variation of the original ScreenPad, now on a scale that’s totally next level. ASUS ZenBook Pro Duo UX581G Specifications Processor Intel Core i7-9750H Main Display 15.6″ OLED 4K 16:9, 60Hz ScreenPad+ 14″ 4K UHD Touchscreen OS Windows 10 Graphics NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 – 6GB GDDR6 RAM 16GB DDR4 2666MHz (Up to…

When we talk of routers, one would imagine the usual, a block of plastic with a ton of antennas stretching out, maybe with some lights. ASUS on the other hand, values style just as much as functionality, and it kind of shows with the Lyra Voice, a tri-band Wi-Fi router that doesn’t look like a router in any way. Ironically, this device actually offers a lot more than that. Let’s dig in. Specifications Network Standard IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.11ac Product Segment AC2200 ultimate AC performance : 400+867+867 Mbps Coverage Large homes Data Rate 802.11a : 6,9,12,18,24,36,48,54 Mbps 802.11b : 1, 2, 5.5, 11 Mbps 802.11g : 6,9,12,18,24,36,48,54 Mbps 802.11n 256QAM : up to 400 Mbps 802.11ac : up to 867 Mbps Antenna Internal dBi antenna x 6 for Wi-Fi Bluetooth antenna x1 Transmit/Receive 2.4 GHz 2 x 2 5 GHz-1 2 x 2 5…

Today, we’re trying out the new ASUS Zephyrus G, or should we say, one of the more affordable models in the Zephyrus lineup. While the look is certainly minimalistic for a gaming laptop, it does keep a deadly combination of a Ryzen 7 3750H and a GTX 1660Ti under the hood. Apart from the usual benchmarks, we’ll also throw in a number of games from different genres, so we can see how this gaming laptop fares, and how good is its thermal management. Specifications Processor AMD Ryzen 7 3750H Graphics NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660Ti 6GB GDDR6 VRAM RAM 16GB DDR4 2400MHz (Up to 32GB) Storage 512GB M.2 NVMe PCIe 3.0 x 2 SSD Display 15.6″ Non-Glare FHD vIPS-level Panel, 120Hz Keyboard Backlit Chiclet Keyboard, N Key Rollover Audio 2 x 1W Speakers with Smart AMP Technology Array Microphones Interface 1 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C with DisplayPort 1.4 3…

Ideal for those who want to jumpstart their gaming experience, ASUS’ TUF Gaming Series focuses on durability combined with good performance and nifty features at competitive pricing. Recently, ASUS has announced the arrival of the newest member of the lineup – The FX505DV. It’s a gaming laptop powered by a combination of an AMD Ryzen 7 processor and an NVIDIA’s GeForce RTX graphics card, a first. The FX505DV has a 15.5-inch FHD NanoEdge display with 6.5mm thin bezels, 120Hz refresh rate and 3ms response time for smooth and fluid movements. Under the hood is an AMD Ryzen 7 3750H, backed by the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060, 8GB of DDR4 RAM and a combination of a 512GB SSD, and a 1TB HDD for storage. Built with durability in mind, the laptop has also passed MIL-STD-810G tests, which means you can be confident that it will withstand daily use, endure accidental knocks,…

First seen at COMPUTEX 2019, ASUS’ newest VivoBooks – the S14 and S15 are set to arrive in the Philippines, offering a well —specced, well-built, and stylish companion for productivity and entertainment. The VivoBook S14 and S15 boast a bold and unique design with five youthful hues, combined with a sleek and detailed metallic look that adds to the premium feel. Both utilize a four-sided NanoEdge display (14″ and 15.6″ at FHD resolution), delivering a Screen-to-Body ratio of up to 88%, and the ErgoLift hinge that slightly raises the backlit keyboard for a more comfortable typing experience. Under the hood, you get up to an 8th Generation Intel Core i7 processor, along with up to 16GB of RAM and a 512GB PCIe SSD (S14) or with an added 1TB HDD (S15)  for storage. Both boast an NVIDIA GeForce MX 250 for graphics, and Wi-Fi 5 capability for seamless connectivity. For…

If you’re looking to get new monitor to liven up that gaming and productivity setup, now’s a great time, as ASUS has announced its newest promo named “Fast-Track Your Holidays” for select VG series monitors. From September 1 to 30, 2019, every purchase of select VG Series monitors from select ROG Concept Stores will come with a random ASUS Cerberus Gaming Gear. Here’s a list of participating ROG Concept Stores ROG SM Megamall ROG SM North EDSA ROG Gilmore ROG SM Mall of Asia ROG SM City Cebu ROG SM City Davao Purchase any of the following VG Series Monitors to get a random ASUS Gear! ASUS VG248QG – 24”, 1ms, 144Hz, G-Sync Compatible (PhP14,230) ASUS VG258QR – 25”, 0.5ms, 165Hz, G-Sync Compatible (PhP16,500) ASUS VG278QR – 27”, 0.5ms, 165Hz, G-Sync Compatible (PhP17,680) The random item that you will get will range from any of the following ASUS gaming gear…

ASUS Republic of Gamers has recently announced a new gaming monitor that’s set to be available in the Philippine market very soon – meet the ROG Strix XG438Q. The XG438Q is the world’s biggest and fastest 4K UHD FreeSync 2 HDR Gaming Monitor, offering the best balance of smooth and high contrast HDR performance for a next-level gaming experience. Its 43″ 4K UHD Panel is backed by 120Hz refresh rate, HDR technology with 90% DCI-P3 prefessional color gamut coverage, and DisplayHDR 600 certification. It also supports AMD Radeon FreeSync 2 HDR Technology. Pricing ASUS ROG Strix XG438Q is priced at PhP69,000 and is set to hit shelves this September.

ASUS ROG continues to expand its coverage in the Metro, this time, by opening its newest concept store located at the heart of what can be considered as one of the prime spots for purchasing anything PC-related, Gilmore. https://www.facebook.com/gadgetpilipinas/videos/2303906456401713/ The store exudes a modern and eye-candy design, showcasing its entire lineup of components, peripherals, gaming desktops, and gaming laptops, most of which can be tested by customers for a more hands-on experience. New Products! On opening day, the brand also unveiled a number of new products for the Philippine market. Pricing and Promo ROG Strix Carry, ROG Strix Scope, and ROG Swift PG35VQ, are priced at PhP3,590, PhP7,890 and PhP171,120 respectively. There’s also an on-going promo which bundles premium items with select ROG products, and with every purchase of complete ROG PC Builds. To know more, click here.

In celebration of ASUS’ 30th year anniversary, and to show its gratitude for the support from its loyal fans, ASUS Republic of Gamers has recently launched its Elite Rewards Program. Participants can collect points by completing tasks, such as using the official ROG hashtags when posting product and event related content, subscribing to ROG’s social media pages, and reviewing ROG products. They can then exchange these points for exclusive and official ROG merchandise and prizes. Prizes include limited edition accessories such as ROG keycap keychains and exclusive ROG shirts, to more premium products like the ROG Strix Fusion headset, and the ROG Phone. The program has four tiers – Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum depending on participation and the amount of points earned. Each tier also comes with exclusive perks and privileges – Annual gifts for Gold and Platinum tier users, and accelerated rates for earning points.  The best ROG…

ASUS Republic of Gamers is set to open its newest concept store at one of the prime locations for gadgets and computer parts, Gilmore in Quezon City. To celebrate this momentous event, the gaming brand has announced a grand opening promo, wherein every purchase of select ROG products will come with a premium bundled item. Better hurry though, as this promo is only valid from July 30 to August 14, 2019. The first five customers to purchase a full ROG Strix PC Build will get a 1/100 Hi-Resolution Model Astray Red Frame Gunpla, while the first five to purchase a high-end ROG PC Build will receive a Nintendo Switch and 2 games. For the full promo mechanics, click here.

ASUS Philippines recently announced its partnership with Schneider Electrics to deliver uninterrupted Internet connectivity to Filipinos by bundling select ASUS routers with APC’s compact Back-UPS Connect Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS). With unexpected power outages happening, productivity tends to decrease due to sudden  loss of connectivity. Blackouts can also cause sudden electrical surges that may disable electronics. A UPS is designed specifically to tackle these kinds of situations. In addition to providing continuous power after a brownout, it also protects devices from damaging voltage fluctuations. Paired with ASUS’ wide range of feature-packed routers, people now have an opportunity to finish important tasks and manage affairs, even for a limited period of time. Back-UPS Connect can provide power not just for ASUS routers, but for other small devices for up to 150 minutes. That’s more than enough to send that time-sensitive files to peers or transfer a large post-processed video file to…

ASUS Philippines and Shopee are teaming up again, this time, with a new set of exciting deals in Shopee’s 7.7 Lowest Price Sale, happening from July 5 to 7, 2019. Experience a balance of performance and portability with ASUS’ X407 notebooks, now at affordable price – a limited time offer at the ASUS store in Shopee. Product Specs SRP Special Price ASUS X407MA-BV003T Gold INTEL CELERON DUAL CORE N4100 4GB DDR4 500GB HDD 14″ HD INTEL HD WINDOWS 10 WIFI/BT/CARD READER/WEBCAM/BAG Php 18,795 Php 16,850 ASUS X407MA-BV002T Gray INTEL CELERON DUAL CORE N4100 4GB DDR4 500GB HDD 14″ HD INTEL HD WINDOWS 10 WIFI/BT/CARD READER/WEBCAM/BAG Php 18,795 Php 16,250 ASUS X407UA-BV133T GOLD Intel Core i3-7100U Processor, 2.4GHz (3M Cache) 4GB DDR4 1TB HDD 14′ HD INTEL HD WINDOWS 10 WIFI/BT/CARD READER/WEBCAM/BAG Php 27,995 Php 23,309 So what are you waiting for? head to the ASUS store on Shopee and…

Due to the overwhelming response from consumers, ASUS Philippines has announced that it will be extending its current Back to School Promo, called “Expand Your Horizons.” Until July 15, 2019, every purchase of a qualified ASUS Notebook comes with up to PhP8,000 worth of bundled items! all of which can help users expand their horizons with a perfect combination of portability and performance. Experience the ASUS ZenBook series which highlights its portability and high performance mixed with elegant and premium design, together with the Kingston HyperX Savage EVO 480GB External SSD, enjoy the VivoBook and VivoBook S lineup for their unmatched versatility for work and play with a Hydroflask 32oz or 21oz tumbler, and last but not the least, get great performance at affordable prices from entry-level laptops along with the ASUS ZenPower Slim 3,000mAh Powerbank. To avail of this promo, you may visit any ASUS or ROG concept store…

After the ASUS Launch Event in Taiwan for Computex 2019, we and a few other media friends were given some time to talk to some of the top hats from ASUS, and were given the opportunity to ask them questions about where the company was headed, and about the products that they’ve launched and are planning to launch. I was joined by John Nieves of Unbox.ph, BossMac Suba of Back2Gaming and Leo Bien Durana of TechPorn, three of the biggest authorities when it comes to tech reviews in the Philippines. We were joined by Jackie Hsu, Corporate Vice President and General Manager of ASUS’ Worldwide Sales for the Open Platform Business Group, Albert Chang, General Manager for Motherboard and Server Business Unit, Sharon Pan, Division Director of Product Marketing Division, Motherboard Business Unit, James Lee, Deputy Division Director, Product Management Division, Display Business Unit. We asked them three questions -…