ROG Unveils Monster GT51 Desktop and GL502 Gaming Laptop!

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Even after Computex, ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) continues to impress. Unveiled in their recent event in Nobu Hotel, City of Dreams Manila, the brand showed off two powerful computers in the form of the ROG GT51 and ROG Strix GL502. Before you go, “OH MY GOD! SO EXPENSIVE!” on this, best read on and hopefully, your peculiar doubts might be reversely vindicated.

A Call-to-Action to Join the Republic

Join the Republic is an effort born from ROG’s 10th year anniversary celebration, which aims to generate a sense of pride and commitment to the brand regardless of gender, age, race or even occupation. And in line with this,  as the local eSports scene gain more traction, pro gamers, enthusiasts and fans are now looking for the best gaming experience a reliable laptop and hardware can provide – thus, this is the right time for Filipinos to Join the Republic of Gamers.

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ROG GT51: A powerful and stylish ROG gaming desktop

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ROG GT51

ROG GT51, winner of a 2016 CES Innovation Award in the Gaming and Virtual Reality category, is powered by a 6th-generation Intel Core i7-6700K processor and supports up to NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (2-way SLI) for the performance to run smooth, stutter-free 4K UHD gaming at over 60 frames per second (fps). ROG Turbo Gear lets users maximize GT51’s full-core CPU overclocking potential with just one click — all the way up to 4.6GHz.

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GT51 has an audiophile-grade ESS DAC with a front-panel amp for immersive in-game audio plus an aggressively designed ATX case with an Armor Titanium and Plasma Copper finish, a transparent side window, and dynamic lighting effects across four zones that showcase up to 8-million colors. GT51 also features the exclusive ROG Band to let users activate Shadow Drive — a hidden hard-drive space — or overclock GT51.

ROG Strix GL502: The gaming laptop that you want

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ROG Strix GL502

Further to this, more than power and reliability, the ROG Strix GL502 is a stylish, compact gaming laptop offering high-end performance and breathtaking visuals. It features a 15.6-inch, non-glare in-plane switching (IPS) 4K UHD or Full HD panel, up to NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M graphics with 8GB of GDDR5 VRAM, and NVIDIA G-SYNC display technology. All these advanced display technologies work in concert to provide gamers truly stunning visuals and the best, most entertaining experiences possible. This lightweight design is combined with the latest Intel Core i7 processor, up to 32GB of 2133MHz DDR4 RAM, and an optional SSD to deliver amazing performance with the latest games. ROG Strix GL702 comes with a 17-inch panel, an improved triple-copper thermal module for better cooling performance, and a USB Type-C port with Thunderbolt 3 for external graphics support.

To sum it up, we have a monster desktop that’s filled with the goodies that you need to run games at their best. Buying might brick your wallet, but hey, the games do look good on it! And you’ll be the star of the class! On the otherhand, the laptop boasts quite a mature look, the ROG Strix GL502 looks simple but still exudes that premium build and quality that the brand is known for.

Pricing

The ROG GT51, hold your breath, is PHP 229,995. About PHP 100k can be attributed to the two GTX 1080s and the rest for the processor, motherboard, RAM, and that sleek casing that no one else could buy (or make). 
Meanwhile, the ROG Strix GL502 is around PHP 99,995. This laptop might sport an Nvidia GTX 980M but the guns are still out for the mobile graphics processor. The 32GB RAM is also nothing short of impressive.