May 28, 2014 Written by: MarshallR

ASUS Republic of Gamers Announces G550JK 15Inch Gaming Notebook

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 The new G550JK is ROG's latest 15.6 inch gaming notebook, featuring a slim, aluminum design and ROG-gamer looks. Featuring a brilliant Full HD IPS display, with wide 178-degree viewing angles and anti-glare coating for comfort during long gaming sessions, while ASUS' Color Gamut Management gives accurate and lifelike colors, so it's great for professional or prosumer applications too. 

Sound is provided by ASUS SonicMaster Premium, incorporating ICEpower® - a Bang & Olufsen technology - the external SonicMaster subwoofer and ROG AudioWizard software. Together the trio gives a great aural experience that mixes booming bass with tuned speakers inside the G550JK.

An Intel Core i7-4700HQ quad core CPU and Nvidia's GTX 850M (Maxwell-class) GPU powers its core, while up to 16GB of memory and SSD/HDD options make up the rest of the kit. Specific specs vary by model and country so be sure to check before you buy.

The G550JK is available now! Full details and a specs list are available in the press release below the pictures.

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Press Release

ASUS Republic of Gamers Announces Stunning G550JK Gaming Notebook

A new era of gaming: all the power, style and reliability of a ROG gaming notebook in an ultra-compact 15.6-inch form factor

 

Taipei, Taiwan (27th May, 2014) — ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) today announces the G550JK gaming notebook, an ultra-compact powerhouse with an ultra-crisp 15.6-inch display that offers all the benefits associated with the award-winning ROG notebook range in an even more portable form factor. Powered by 4th-generation Intel® Core™ i7 processors, and featuring an NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX™ 850M GPU that can be overclocked thanks to ASUS TurboMaster technology, G550 provides the ultimate gaming-on-the-go experience for discerning users.

 

Power to go

G550JK may be compact, slim and portable, but it packs a big punch. ROG-exclusive ASUS TurboMaster technology with GPU Tweak software allows the enthusiast-grade NVIDIA GeForce GTX 850M GPU to be safely overclocked by up to 5%. And even when running at maximum speed, G550JK keeps its cool thanks to the intelligent dual-fan cooling system, which uses two independent fans and copper heat-sinks to cool the CPU and GPU perfectly when needed.

 

Stunning visuals, majestic sound

Visual enjoyment is assured by G550JK’s beautifully-detailed 15.6-inch Full HD IPS LED-backlit display, with its wide 178-degree viewing angles and anti-glare coating for comfort during long gaming sessions. ASUS Color Gamut Management and automatic Color Management ensure a stunning visual experience at all times, with accurate, deep, rich and lifelike colors.

ASUS SonicMaster Premium, incorporating ICEpower®, Bang & Olufsen technology, gives G550JK incredibly powerful high-fidelity audio with unrivalled clarity, and the external SonicMaster subwoofer pumps out massive bass for truly immersive gaming. ROG AudioWizard software makes light work of controlling audio settings for any environment, with five presets for different game genres.

 

Styled to win

The sleek and muscular low-profile aluminum lines of G550JK are enhanced by the signature ROG color scheme of matte black with fine red diamond-cut detailing. The subtle illuminated ROG logo on the lid adds a touch of exclusivity and makes sure opponents know exactly what they’re up against. Just as cool is the red backlight on the seamless one-piece chiclet keyboard, making it easy on the eyes when gaming in darkened environments. Measuring just 27mm at the thickest point, G550JK can go anywhere, and win everywhere.

 

ROG G550JK Specifications

Processors

Intel® Core™ i7-4700HQ

Chipset

Mobile Intel® HM86 Chipset

Operating System

Windows 8.1/ Windows 8.1 Professional

Memory

DDR3 1600 MHz up to 16GB

Display

15.6-inch AG IPS FHD LED backlight (1920 x 1080)

15.6-inch AG HD LED backlight (1366 x 768)

Graphics Card

NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX™ 850M with 2/4GB DDR3 VRAM

Storage

2.5-inch SATA 1TB /1.5TB (5400rpm)

2.5-inch SATA 750GB/1TB (7200rpm)

2.5-inch SATA 750GB (5400rpm, SSH)

2.5-inch SATA 256GB SSD

Optical Drive

DVD Super-Multi / Blu-ray Combo / Blu-ray writer

Camera

Built-in HD camera and array mic

Dimension and Weight

38.3 x 25.5 x 2.77cm, 2.5kg (with 4-cell Battery)

 

[1]               Specifications, content and product availability are all subject to change without notice and may differ from country to country. Actual performance may vary depending on applications, usage, environment and other factors.

 

About ASUS

ASUS is a worldwide top-three consumer notebook vendor and maker of the world’s best-selling, most award-winning, motherboards. A leading enterprise in the new digital era, ASUS designs and manufactures products that perfectly meet the needs of today’s digital home and office, with a broad portfolio that includes motherboards, graphics cards, optical drives, displays, desktop and all-in-one PCs, notebooks, netbooks, servers, multimedia devices, wireless solutions, networking devices, tablets and smartphones. Driven by innovation and committed to quality, ASUS won 4,256 awards in 2013 and is widely credited with revolutionizing the PC industry with its Eee PC™. ASUS has more than 13,600 employees around the globe with a world-class R&D team of 4,500 engineers. Company revenue for 2013 was approximately US$14 billion.

 

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