In India, Asus Republic of Gamers (ROG) has announced four new gaming laptops. The devices, which join the ROG Zephyrus and ASUS TUF Gaming series, are powered by the latest 11th generation Intel Core H-series processors.
ROG’s new gaming laptops include the Zephyrus S17, Zephyrus M16, and the ASUS TUF Gaming F15 and TUF Gaming F17. The latter two will be available in the coming week, while the two Zephyrus series additions will be available in the third quarter of this year.
Here’s a breakdown of what each of these has to offer.
ASUS TUF Gaming F15 and F17
Starting with the ones that will be available soon, the ROG F15 and F17 laptops are budget gaming laptops powered by 11th Gen Intel Core CPUs. The F15 will be available from June 11 at a starting price of ₹1,04,990, while the F17 will go on sale on June 14 at a price of ₹92,990.
Both laptops are equipped with Intel Core i5 and Intel Core i7 processors, with an additional Intel Core i5 SoC option for the F15. GeForce RTX 30 Series GPUs supplement the processors.
Both gaming laptops have a simple design and will be available in two colors: Eclipse Gray and Graphite Black. They support up to 16GB DDR4 SDRAM and have two sockets for a total SDRAM expansion of up to 32GB. Storage includes up to 1TB of built-in storage as well as two SSD slots for additional expansion.
The TUF Gaming F15 and F17 are powered by Windows 10 Home and include Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.2 support. They have an RGB backlit Chiclet keyboard with a separate numpad key, an HD 720p webcam, a Thunderbolt 4 port, and three USB 3.2 Type-A ports. An audio jack, a LAN jack, an HDMI port, and an AC adapter plug are among the other ports.
The laptops are powered by a 90 Wh lithium-polymer battery and weigh 2.3 kg and 2.6 kg, respectively, for the F15 and F17. The former has a 15.6-inch FHD display, while the F17 has a larger 17.3-inch FHD screen, both of which have a 240Hz refresh rate and are supported by Adaptive-Sync.
ASUS Zephyrus M16
The Zephyrus M16 has a starting price of ₹1,44,990 and an ultra-slim chassis measuring only 19.9 mm in thickness. It has a 16-inch display with WQHD resolution, a refresh rate of 165Hz, a 16:10 aspect ratio, a response time of 3ms, and support for Adaptive-Sync and Dolby Vision.
It is powered by an 11th Generation Intel Core processor, which comes in two flavors: Intel Core i7 and Intel Core i9. There is support for up to a GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU and up to 32GB DDR4 SDRAM, with 16GB on-board. Storage options include 512GB, 1TB, and 2TB capacities, as well as two SSD slots for expansion.
The gaming laptop is outfitted with a six-speaker system that includes dual force-cancelling woofers and Dolby Atmos technology. A 3D mic array and Two-Way AI Noise Cancelation are also included for clear voice capturing for content creators and gamers in general.
The Zephyrus M16 has a 90Whr battery, a backlit chiclet keyboard with single-zone RGB, and Wi-Fi 6 802.11 and Bluetooth 5.2 support. It weighs 1.9 kg and has dimensions of 355 x 243 x 19.9 mm.
The new Asus ROG gaming laptop will be available in two color options later this year: Off Black and Prismatic Film.
ASUS Zephyrus S17
The Zephyrus S17 is the most expensive model in this lineup, with an Intel Core i9 processor and up to an Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 GPU. The powerful gaming laptop also includes ROG’s AAS Plus cooling system, which raises the keyboard at a 5-degree angle to open vents for airflow into the laptop. To ensure optimal cooling during extended gaming sessions, the technology is combined with a liquid metal thermal compound on the CPU.
The Zephyrus S17 has two display options, one with WQHD resolution at 165Hz and another with 4K resolution at 120Hz, both in a 17-inch panel. The gaming laptop has 16GB DDR4 RAM that can be expanded up to 48GB. Storage capacities of 512GB, 1TB, and 2TB are available.
The Zephyrus S17 has a six-speaker audio system, including two 1W tweeters with Smart Amp Technology. Wi-Fi 6 802.11AX and Bluetooth 5.2 are supported, as well as an HDMI 2.0 port, a Thunderbolt 4 port, four USB 3.2 ports, and an audio jack.