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Republic of Gamers Continues its Mobile Dominance

ASUS Republic of Gamers laptops are extremely popular with mobile gamers, and with good reason. ROG is celebrating its 10th year of mobile gaming excellence and throughout the past decade, ASUS has always pushed the envelope with its ROG series. These laptops always offer an exhilarating experience whether you choose an affordable model (like the ROG GL552VW I reviewed a few weeks back), or one that offers extreme performance.

It’s those extremes that are in the news today, after ASUS took the wraps off its new wave of ROG gaming laptops.

Nvidia pascal performanceStar of the Show: Nvidia GTX 10-series Graphic Cards

Nvidia’s new GTX 10-series graphics cards (featuring Pascal GPU architecture) are a technological powerhouse. Nvidia says they offer up to 30 percent better performance compared to previous generation cards along with the latest gaming features including Direct X12 support, G-Sync, BatteryBoost and support for virtual reality.

That’s right, with the new ROG gaming laptops, you can take mobile gaming to the highest possible level, including VR.

The new ASUS Republic of Gamers laptops are the first on the market to feature Nvidia’s new GTX 1070 and GTX 1060 graphics cards, so if you’re looking for a mobile powerhouse of a gaming laptop, you need to be checking these out.

Building on the GTX 10-Series

While the new Pascal-powered Nvidia GTX 10-series graphics cards are the big deal here, the newest ROG gaming laptops don’t stop there. They also incorporate next-generation technology in every component, including:

  • Overclocked, 6th generation (Skylake) Intel Core processors
  • Support for up to 64 GB of DDR4 RAM
  • Ultra-fast MLC-based NVMe PCIe SSD (4 times faster than SATA-based SSDs) + HDD for combination of speed and mass storage
  • 3D Vapor Chamber for ultra-efficient cooling and up to 6 percent boost in graphics performance
  • Full HD displays with 178-degree viewing angles and super-fast refresh rates
  • Thunderbolt 3 over USB Type-C (up to 40Gbps)
  • 802.11ac Wi-Fi
  • HDMI 2.0 and DisplayPort 1.2 for outputting 4K UHD video
  • Red backlit gaming-optimized keyboard
  • Features Windows 10 Pro


NEw ASUS ROG previewVR-Ready

The new ROG gaming laptops are built to deliver the ultimate mobile experience with the latest PC gaming titles. But they’re also designed for the next level of gaming, one that’s been essentially restricted to powerful desktop computers up until now: virtual reality. Thanks to the combination of Nvidia GTX 10-series graphics cards and cutting edge components, the new ROG gaming laptops are fully equipped to power your virtual reality adventure.

Enjoy smooth, stutter-free VR environments with low-latency response.

You can also use one of these ROG laptops as a wicked fast, extreme performance productivity laptop. It would be hard to beat the power on tap for tasks like compressing 4K video or running 3D modelling software. They would also stand out in an office, with the ominously glowing red LED keyboard backlight and ROG logo.

But primarily, these new ROG laptops are designed and built for gamers.

The new ROG series of gaming laptops in 17-inch and 15-inch options, featuring Nvidia GTX 10-series graphics cards are coming soon to Best Buy.


Brad Moon
Editor Computing solutions
I’m a long-time electronics and gadget geek who’s been fortunate enough to enjoy a career that lets me indulge this interest. I have been writing about technology for several decades for a wide range of outlets including Wired, Gizmodo, Lifehacker, MSN,, Kiplinger, and GeekDad. I’m in my 10th year as a senior contributor for Forbes with a focus on reviewing music-related tech, Apple gear, battery power stations and other consumer electronics. My day job is with the Malware Research Center at AI-native cybersecurity pioneer CrowdStrike.