ASUS @ Computex 2011 - ROG Launch & Booth Highlights


The ROG Systems

The ROG Systems

ASUS' ROG gaming notebooks have gotten more polished with each iteration and the latest versions unveiled by ASUS come with cutting edge features, from quad-core processors to 3D displays. NVIDIA's GTX 560M graphics are found on the two different models we saw today, the ROG G74Sx 3D and the G53Sx. While the G74Sx 3D uses the familiar NVIDIA 3D Vision that requires active 3D glasses, the 3D technology on the G53Sx does not.

The 15-inch ASUS G53Sx was showing off a 3D version of this Tomb Raider game. The best thing is that no 3D glasses are required. As for the specs of this laptop, it uses an Intel 2nd-gen Core processor, with options for Blu-ray drive and up to 16GB of memory.

One of the common issues with glassless 3D is the limited viewing angle. While the 3D technology on the G53Sx only works for one user, the technology makes use of the camera on the notebook to track faces and hence shift the 3D effect as you move your head. It just means that no matter where you sit, you'll always get the 3D effect.

The larger G74Sx 3D comes with a thermal design where the rear exhaust vent out the warm air behind the display. This ensures that users won't feel the heat coming back to their hands on the backlit keyboard and also reduces the noise level slightly. ASUS will reveal more details later this month.

ASUS also affirmed its confidence and commitment to the desktop PC with a new ROG gaming desktop system. The pre-made ROG CG8565 may have a name that's hard to remember but its angular, matte black exterior, which reminded us of stealth ships and aircraft, will stick in the minds of gamers. Powered by an Intel Sandy Bridge Core i7 processor with a Z68 motherboard, this system comes with ASUS' auto-overclocking utility where one can get up to 4.2GHz just by pressing a button. It also comes with ASUS Xonar sound card. Perhaps the P8Z68 Deluxe motherboard that we saw earlier is found inside this desktop PC.

The ROG CG8565 gaming desktop looks impressive and follows the same angular, stealth theme present on the ROG notebooks. 

USB 3.0 ports appear to be available on the front panel. You can press a button on the front chassis to reveal the 3.5-inch drive bays.

Like many modern chassis, the power supply unit is located at the bottom, which not only anchors the chassis with its weight, but it helps with thermal isolation and airflow.

ASUS' ROG has come a long way since its inception and the company is committed to expanding the brand even further, as evident from these new products.