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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.

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 -…

ASUS ROG has announced its back to school promo, in which those who will purchase select ROG and TUF Gaming laptops between June 15 to July 31, 2019 at any ASUS and ROG authorized reseller nationwide will receive up to PhP120,000 worth of bundled premium items! The bundled items may include an ROG Gaming Chair, an ROG Ranger 2-in-1 Backpack, the ROG G-Shock Watch, an ROG Jacket, an 8GB RAM stick from ADATA, an ROG Collection Shirt, and more. Study and Play with Powerful ROG Gaming Desktops – Now at more Affordable Price You can also get up to 20,000 off on select ROG and TUG Gaming Desktops, perfect school companions for serious schoolwork, intensive projects and after school gaming. Equipped with Intel’s 8th Generation Core Processors, NVIDIA GTX Graphics, flexible modules for easy replacement of parts, and reliable build quality, ROG Gaming Desktops will last you for many semesters…

ASUS Republic of Gamers has unveiled its new ROG Strix liquid cooling solution. The Strix LC RGB fans deliver high-performance liquid cooling to maximize the value of an unlocked Intel Core or AMD Ryzen CPU. The ROG Strix LC RGB comes in 120, 240, and 360 mm variants for a variety of builds. The ROG-designed radiator fans optimize both airflow and static pressure, improve acoustics, and feature addressable RGB. It also includes ROG stickers on the spindles for a bit of extra flourish. The RGB AIO fans also offer full Aura Sync support, enabling to integrate seamlessly with existing setups.

Showcased at ASUS ROG’s House Party, the entire lineup of its PNK LTD peripherals which include a Strix Fusion 300 Gaming Headset, a Gladius II Gaming Mouse, a Strix Flare Gaming Keyboard, and an ROG Sheath is now available for pre-order! The ROG Strix Flare PNK LTD boasts Cherry MX switches which offer one an optimal experience for both typical productivity work, or gaming. You can customize the keyboard’s lighting effects, and thanks to Aura Sync, you can even sync the effects with other compatible devices. A badge that’s fully illuminated can also be detached and customized with your own logo, giving your keyboard a more personal touch. The ROG Strix Fusion 300 PNK LTD is powered by ASUS’ 50mm Essence drivers, packed in an exclusive airtight chamber to deliver base with an impact, and a rich sound that should please most gamers. Its on-board 7.1 surround sound immerses you…

In its official Weibo account, ASUS ROG announced that it will “conduct in-depth cooperation” with Tencent Games in order to optimize its games on the hardware (possibly the ROG Phone 2), in order to deliver a better experience. The device is expected to launch  in China some time this July. Another post on the brand’s Weibo account translates to: On June 5th, ROG and Tencent Games officially signed, the two sides will play their respective advantages, strengthen the deep integration of game mobile phone hardware and software, and strongly launch ROG game mobile phone 2 (Tencent game customization), giving players a hearty, impeccable immersion Game experience. Unfortunately, there’s still no information regarding the specs of the next ROG Phone, but still, this is big news, as it confirms that a 2nd iteration is definitely on the way. Sources 1, 2 via

Unveiled at CES 2019, the ASUS ROG Mothership is an innovative beast that works as both a tablet and a complete desktop PC replacement with its unique form factor, and yesterday, the device finally made its official debut in the Philippines. The ROG Mothership features a design that allows it to be deployed on the go, or as your main battlestation at home. Thanks to its modularity, you can use its default keyboard or replace it with other ROG peripherals. Its 17.3-inch screen uses an IPS-level panel, and boasts 4K UHD resolution and NVIDIA’s G-SYNC Technology. Under the hood is an overclocked Intel Core i9-9980HK processor which offers 8 cores and 16 threads at your disposal, backed by 64GB of DDR4 2666MHz RAM, and an NVIDIA RTX 2080 graphics card with 8GB of GDDR6 VRAM. For storage, you can fit in up to three M.2 NVMe PCIE x4 512GB SSDs.…

ASUS completes its myriad of announcements with a refreshed lineup of Zephyrus gaming laptops, along with the introduction of the new Strix G G531 and G731, designed as a more affordable alternative to the Scar and Hero edition. All are powered by 9th Generation Intel Core Processors. Zephyrus S GX502 and Zephyrus M GU502 First off is the Zephyrus S, which is now powered by an RTX 2070, giving you that added visual fidelity in compatible titles. You get a standard layout RGB-backlit keyboard, and the Active Aerodynamic System that improves thermal performance. You can also switch between G-Sync and Optimus modes to save battery life. The best thing? you now get a Pantone-validated display with 240Hz refresh rate and 3ms response time. That means even more fluid and smoother visuals. Next up is the Zephyrus M. This one packs a Magnesium Alloy Body for rigidity, and can be charged…

As if the new TUF Gaming laptops aren’t enough, ASUS has also extended the Ryzen + NVIDIA formula to its Zephyrus gaming laptop – welcome the Zephyrus G. The ROG Zephyrus G is aimed at both creatives and gamers who want a laptop that’s slim and lightweight, but at the same time, still packs the performance needed to handle just about anything they’ll throw at it. It uses a splash-pattern design and a trapezoid cut lid, combined with a unique heat pipe design that keeps the temperature for its chipset power components below 80°C. This, in turn improves thermal performance, reliability, and the laptop’s lifespan. The desktop-inspired keyboard uses a single color backlight (White), and features N-Key Rollover, and Overstroke Technology for fast and precise keypresses. The Zephyrus G features a 15.6-inch IPS display that gives it an 81% screen-to-body ratio. Under the hood is a Ryzen 7 3750H backed…

In a media gathering event held at its Philippine HQ, ASUS showcased its newest lineup of gaming monitors which focused on faster speeds and larger screens combined with innovative display technologies, all designed to up your gaming experience to the next level. These trends pushes ASUS’ development of its new monitors by adding features such as 0.5ms response time, HDR, FreeSync 2, and IPS displays with high refresh rates. Faster Gaming Monitors Now A Reality The new VG258QR and VG278QR both boast 165Hz refresh rate and 0.5ms response time. The VG279Q on the other hand, uses an IPS panel and has 144Hz refresh rate, a feature that’s unique to it. These monitors are also equipped with Radeon FreeSync, to eliminate scree tearing and Extreme Low Motion Blue (ELMB) to minimize blurring in fast-paced titles. There’s also ASUS MOBA Mode, which highlights health bars on select MOBA games. Bigger, Crisper, and…

Apart from the TUF Gaming FX505DY, ASUS also held a separate event for the launch of the ROG Zephyrus S GX701, powered by NVIDIA GeForce RTX Graphics! At only 18.7mm thin, the GX701 is the world’s most compact 17-inch gaming laptop. It’s fitted with super narrow bezels which allows it to have an 81% screen to body ratio.  Its 17.3-inch Full HD IPS-level display also boasts 144Hz refresh rate and 3ms of response time, plus NVIDIA G-SYNC Technology. Like the original Zephyrus, it features the innovative Active Aerodynamic System, which reduces temperatures by up to 20%, and up to a 32% increase in system airflow. Its keyboard now features per-key RGB lighting, N-key Rollover, and Aura Sync, which lets you sycnhronize the lighting effects across a wide range of compatible devices. It’s also compatible with USB Power Delivery, which means it can be charged using the ZenPower Pro PD or…

ASUS Republic of Gamers has just announced that the world’s slimmest gaming laptop refreshed with the NVIDIA GeForce RTX Graphics, the Zephyrus S, is now available for pre-order! With up to an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 with 8GB of GDDR6 graphics memory, the new Zephyrus S GX531 can handle any title you’ll throw at it, allowing you to dominate the battlefield. Specifications Pre-Order Bonus Pre-order your unit from any of the 5 ROG Concept Stores nationwide and receive a special loot pack as an added bonus, on top of the ROG Backpack and ROG Gaming Mouse inside the box.

Last year, we reviewed the ASUS ROG Strix GL504 Scar II, which was nothing short of an impressive gaming machine. Today, we take a first look at its bigger and more powerful brother, the ASUS ROG Strix Scar II GL704. Announced at CES 2019, this beast packs the new NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070, which brings ray-tracing to the table, offering a more lifelike and immersive gaming experience on top of all the usual goodies. Specifications Design The GL704 sports the usual accents of a SCAR laptop, with camouflage patterns on its body, and a two gradient finish on the lid, divided. The ROG logo is also RGB-enabled – a nice touch to add that extra visual zing. You get a huge 17.3-inch display, surrounded by minimal bezels, and packed into a 15-inch body. That basically means you get the same portability, and at the same time, more real estate for…

While most desktop gaming PC’s are DIY, wherein the user purchases each part separately, there are also many who prefer a more hassle-free and readily available solution – one such product is the ASUS ROG Strix GL12CX – a tower packed with all the horsepower you’ll need to play any game you’ll throw at it. Specifications Design From the outside, the GL12CX exhibits the design elements that you’ll expect from an ROG product. The striking edges, the armor like front, to the RGB logo and accents, you can immediately tell, this machine is made for play. The machine gives you the convenience of having 4 USB ports, along with a card reader upfront. That means you don’t have to purchase a 3rd party card reader.  The front also houses a hot-swap SSD tray, so you can easily add more storage without the need to use any tool of sorts. The…

ASUS Republic of Gamers has finally announced the arrival of its newest Strix gaming laptops, now powered by NVIDIA’s next generation GeForce RTX graphics, featuring real-time ray-tracing technology for a more lifelike and realistic experiences and absolute performance. Starting January 29, 2019, gamers can experience the next level of gaming with the ROG Strix SCAR and HERO GL504, and the ROG Strix SCAR GL704, powered by up to an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070. ROG Strix SCAR The ROG Strix SCAR comes in 15.6″ and 17.3″ variant. Both boast 144Hz refresh rate, 3ms response time, and sport splashes of camouflage, for a look that’s fitting of the best warrior in the battlefield. The SCAR’s WASD keys are accentuated. This makes it easier to find the home row in FPS gaming. Both variants of the ROG Strix SCAR are powered by the Intel Core i7-8750H processor, along with 16GB of DDR4 2666MHz RAM,…