May 12, 2016 Written by: MasterC

ASUS Republic of Gamers Announces New Strix Series Gaming Line-Up

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ROG Strix just debuted its first motherboard - ROG Strix X99 Gaming, and now the new ROG Strix line welcomes its first gaming laptop and wireless gaming headset for ultimate gaming on the go. ROG Strix GL502 is a 15.6-inch gaming laptop created for a perfect balance of gaming prowess and portability, while ROG Strix Wireless brings gamers big sound with no strings attached - literally.

ROG Strix GL502

Many consider a 15-inch laptop as the sweet spot for portable gaming, since it has the biggest display possible while stilll being able to fit in virtually any backpack, most importantly - to carry around with ease. ROG Strix GL502 features such a size with a 15.6-inch, and utilizes an awesome non-glare IPS (in-plane switching) display for true, accurate colors and wide 178-degree viewing angle. You can also opt for Full HD (1080p) or glorious 4K Ultra-HD. To power a 4K display (as you probably already know) requires hardware with a hefty punch, up to NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M graphics with 8GB of GDDR5 video memory delivers exactly that. You'll be ready for the latest DirectX 12 games, while G-SYNC synchronizes the display’s refresh rate with the GPU to reducing lag, minimizing frame-rate stutter, and eliminating visual tearing.

GL502 is just 23.5mm thick and weighs only 2.2kg! Even so, it is powered by the latest-generation quad-core Intel Core i7 processor, up to 32GB of high-performance 2,133MHz DDR4 RAM, and up to 512GB M.2 NVM Express (NVMe) PCIe x4 SSD in tantem with an up to 2TB HDD so you have both blazingly fast performance and large storage capacity. An exclusive cooling system makes all this possible, incorporating copper heat-pipes and dual fans that cool the CPU and GPU independently to maximize cooling efficiency for system stability - even when running the most hardware-intensive games.

ROG Strix Wireless

The ROG Strix Wireless gaming headset provides big sound with the freedom to play games without getting freaked out by some weird slithering creature on your lap or arm. Using 2.4GHz wireless technology along with a dual, auto-switching antenna design, freedom doesn't have to come with compromise. A stable, interference-free wireless connection and an up to 15-meter transmission range gives you the confidence to go wireless, hassle free. The rechargeable 900mAh battery in tandem with low power-consumption technology equate to more than 10 hours of uninterrupted fun after each full charge, although we can't possibly recommend anyone to play for that long without a break anyway. 

The exclusive Sonic Studio audio software lets you enjoy 7.1 virtual surround sound for even more gaming immersion, and allows for full control over the equalizer and sound level in each audio channel. Personalize the sound how you like it, and know where your enemies are before you see them.

ROG Strix Wireless comes with a cable allowing you to connect it to your PlayStation 4 or Xbox One consoles, smartphone, or tablet. A 1.5m Y-cable extension is also included in case you forget to charge the headset, wired or wireless - it's your choice.

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Press Release

ASUS Republic of Gamers Announces New Strix Series Gaming Line-Up

ROG Strix GL502 laptop and ROG Strix Wireless headset combine stunning performance and

gamer-oriented features to deliver incredible gaming experiences

 

KEY POINTS

  • New ROG Strix Series gaming line-up includes Strix GL502, the first Strix laptop, and Strix Wireless, the first Strix wireless headset
  • ROG Strix GL502 is a compact 15.6-inch gaming laptop offering high-end performance and breathtaking visuals
  • ROG Strix Wireless is a gaming headset with low-latency 2.4GHz wireless connectivity, 7.1-channel virtual surround, and over 10 hours battery life

 

Taipei, Taiwan (12th May, 2016) — ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) today announced a new line-up of Strix Series enthusiast gaming products that includes Strix GL502, the first Strix gaming laptop and Strix Wireless, the first Strix wireless gaming headset. ROG Strix GL502 delivers breathtaking visuals with a stunning, 15.6-inch IPS display, and offers a perfect balance of power and portability, so gamers can enjoy great performance with the latest titles from anywhere. ROG Strix Wireless features low-latency 2.4GHz wireless technology for instant audio transmission, immersive 7.1 virtual surround sound, and more than 10 hours of battery life for uninterrupted, extended gaming sessions.

 

ROG Strix GL502

The ROG Strix GL502 gaming laptop features a 15.6-inch, non-glare in-plane switching (IPS) 4K UHD or Full HD display for incredibly detailed graphics, accurate colors, and a wide, 178-degree viewing angle. Up to NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 980M graphics with 8GB of GDDR5 VRAM and full Microsoft DirectX® 12 support ensure the latest, most graphically intensive games run smoothly, even on their highest settings. NVIDIA G-SYNC display technology synchronizes the display’s refresh rate with the GPU, reducing lag, minimizing frame-rate stutter, and eliminating visual tearing — all without affecting system performance. All of these advanced display technologies work in concert to provide gamers truly stunning visuals and the best, most entertaining experiences possible.

The ROG Strix GL502 is an incredibly powerful gaming system with a compact, lightweight design. At just 23.5mm high and weighing only 2.2kg, ROG Strix GL502 easily fits into a backpack or bag for high-end gaming on the go. Powered by the latest-generation quad-core Intel® Core i7 processor, and up to 32GB of high-performance 2133MHz DDR4 RAM, ROG Strix GL502 delivers amazing performance with the latest games. An up to 512GB M.2 NVM Express (NVMe) PCIe® x4 SSD together with an up to 2TB HDD provides plenty of storage for large game collections and blazingly fast performance, so gamers spend more time in the action and less time waiting on load screens. An exclusive cooling system with copper heat-pipes and dual fans that cool the CPU and GPU independently maximizes cooling efficiency for system stability during even the longest, most intense gaming sessions.

 

ROG Strix Wireless

The ROG Strix Wireless gaming headset provides high-performance and zero-hassle wireless audio for total gaming freedom. With 2.4GHz wireless technology, ROG Strix Wireless delivers low-latency audio transmission, ensuring that in-game sounds are heard instantly so gamers can always stay on top of the action. A dual, auto-switching antenna design provides a stable, interference-free wireless connection for crystal-clear sound and an up to 15-meter transmission range. ROG Strix Wireless comes with a built-in, rechargeable 900mAh battery that, together with low power-consumption technology, delivers more than 10 hours of battery life for uninterrupted, extended gaming sessions.

With the intuitive Sonic Studio audio software, ROG Strix Wireless lets gamers enjoy stunning 7.1 virtual surround sound that provides a new level of gaming immersion. With this exclusive audio technology, gamers can hear every gunshot and footstep with pinpoint accuracy, so they can easily locate and gain the edge against their opponents. Sonic Studio also provides full control over a wide-range of audio settings — such as equalization (EQ) and 7.1-speaker level-balancing — that gamers can adjust to make games sound their best. And, since Sonic Studio features an intuitive, single-screen user interface, achieving optimal audio quality couldn't be easier.

In addition to its wireless capabilities, ROG Strix Wireless comes with a 3.5mm combined, four-pole audio and microphone adapter that lets gamers connect their headset to their PlayStation® 4 or Xbox One™ console, smartphone, or tablet. A 1.5m Y-cable extension is also included, so gamers can connect directly to their PC or Mac if they prefer a wired connection.

 

About ROG Strix

Strix is the newest recruit into the Republic of Gamers. A series of specialized gaming gear designed for the rebel in all of us, Strix embodies ROG’s premier performance, innovative technology, and leading quality, but with its own confident and dynamic attitude. Featuring bold designs and bright colors, this exciting new series possesses a spirit of fierce individualism that charges every gaming experience with thrilling energy. ROG Strix equips players with the necessary speed and agility to dominate their game. A new generation of force has arrived. Join the Republic and experience the power of ROG Strix.

 

AVAILABILITY & PRICING

Please contact your local ASUS representative for further information.

 

SPECIFICATIONS[1]

ROG Strix GL502VT/GL502VY

Processor

Intel Core i7-6700HQ Processor 2.6 GHz (6M Cache, up to 3.5 GHz)

Intel Core i7-6820HK Processor 2.7 GHz (8M Cache, up to 3.6 GHz)

Operating system

Windows 10 (64-bit)

Windows 10 Professional (64-bit)

Display

15.6-inch LED FHD (1920x1080)

15.6-inch LED UHD (3840X2160)

Memory &
storage

4GB/8GB/16GB DDR4 RAM

256GB/512GB PCIEx4  M.2 SSD

1TB/2TB SATA 5400RPM 2.5' HDD

1TB SATA 7200RPM 2.5' HDD

128GB/256GB SATA3 M.2 SSD

Connectivity

1x HDMI 1.4

1x Headphone-out & audio-in combo jack

1x RJ45 LAN

1x mini Display Port 1.2

1x USB 3.1 Type-C (generation 1)

3x USB 3.0

Power supply

180W AC Adapter

62WHr/64WHr 4-cell Lithium ion battery

Size

39.0 x 26.6 x 2.35 cm (GL502VT)

39.0 x 26.6 x 3.01 cm (GL502VY)

Weight

2.24kg (GL502VT)

2.34kg (GL502VY)

 

 

ROG Strix Wireless

 

Connectivity

2.4GHz wireless connection for PC, Mac, and PlayStation 4[2]

3.5mm combined audio/mic connector and Y-cable extension for Xbox One, smartphones, and tablets, plus PC, Mac, and PlayStation 4 in wired mode

Speaker driver diameter

60mm

Speaker driver material

Neodymium magnet

Impedance

32 ohms

Frequency response

20Hz–20kHz

Battery

900mAh, 10+ hour battery life

Ear cups

Protein leather with memory foam design

Weight

320g (without cable)

Cable

Braided cable: 1.5m

Microphone Type

Detachable boom microphone

Microphone pick-up pattern

Uni-directional

Microphone Frequency response

50Hz–16kHz

Microphone sensitivity

-40 ± 3dB

Control buttons

Volume +/-, Microphone Mute, Power

 

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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, smartphones and wearables. Driven by innovation and committed to quality, ASUS won 4,326 awards in 2014 and is widely credited with revolutionizing the PC industry with its Eee PC. ASUS has more than 16,000 employees around the globe with a world-class R&D team of 5,200 engineers. Company revenue for 2014 was approximately US$14.5 billion.

 

 

[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. Full specifications are available at http://www.asus.com

[2] 7.1 virtual surround sound is available only when the headset is connected to a PC.

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