The all-virtual format of CES 2021 event might be a little different than usual, but that won’t stop us from announcing an exciting new slate of ROG hardware. We’ve been working hard to push our designs further than ever before, and now we’re ready to let the new gear take center stage.

For our 2021 lineup, we’ve taken our gaming laptops to the next level with AMD Ryzen 5000-series CPUs and the latest NVIDIA Ampere GPUs. We have new high-resolution displays with sky-high refresh rates and special features that elevate your game. We’ve added innovative new entrants to our portfolio of keyboards and mice that deliver an uncompromised wireless experience. Finally, we’re offering you a sneak peak at the upcoming Z590 motherboard lineup.

With all of the new products, there’s a lot of ground to cover. Follow the links below for more information on everything new from ROG.

2021 ROG laptops break new ground for mobile PC gaming

A 13” notebook that harnesses an external GPU for supreme power when it’s time for serious gaming. An esports powerhouse with the world’s fastest laptop display. Dual-screen gaming laptops in more premium—and more attainable—configurations. The 2021 lineup of ROG gaming laptops is packed top to bottom with boundary-breaking machines.


Take the ROG Flow X13, the smallest ROG laptop ever. This 2-in-1 convertible offers all the convenience that you’d expect from a lightweight ultraportable, but it has a special trick up its sleeve. When it’s plugged into the XG Mobile external GPU, it offers desktop-class gaming performance.

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Our Zephyrus series continues to shatter expectations for the level of performance that gamers can expect in thin, sleek designs. The Zephyrus Duo 15 SE upgrades our innovative dual-screen design with high-end configurations that push performance to a new level and more attainable models that bring its unique multitasking abilities to a wider audience. The award-winning Zephyrus G14 boasts even more gaming power than before, and the well-rounded Zephyrus G15 has been augmented with a new industrial design and a more immersive audio system.


The new Strix series sharpens its razor focus on competitive gaming. We’re introducing the world’s fastest laptop display in the Strix SCAR series: a 17” 360Hz screen that offers unprecedented visual clarity. New Strix G designs deliver ROG style and exceptional performance at attainable prices.

Across the board, you’ll find that 2021 ROG laptops provide key refinements that offer real benefits to gamers. We’ve updated our displays with new options that combine high resolutions, wide color gamut coverage, and high refresh rates. We’re using liquid metal thermal compound and reshaped fans to improve thermal performance and lower system noise. And we’ve improved audio experience for all users with redesigned speaker configurations, Dolby Atmos technology, and two-way AI Noise Cancelation.

Fast, colorful displays equipped for gaming

No offense to the other components of a PC, but the display has a special role. As your window into gaming action, your display can empower your finest competitive performances and immerse you like never before—if it has the right specs. Our latest monitors bring cutting-edge technologies that transform your gaming experience.

ROG Swift PG279QM gaming monitor

Too often, gamers feel like they have to choose between high resolutions and high refresh rates. No longer. Our new ROG Swift PG279QM gaming monitor fuses a 2560x1440 resolution with a 240Hz refresh rate— higher than we’ve ever offered for this balanced resolution before.


The 240Hz refresh rate is a significant increase in responsiveness and fluidity over the 144Hz max refresh rate typical for 1440p displays, but the PG279QM has more to offer than high-end speed. The picture is crystal clear, too, thanks to its 1ms gray-to-gray response time on average, and it has vivid, bright colors. It bears a VESA DisplayHDR 400 badge, and it covers 95% of the DCI-P3 color space commonly used for cinematic content.

A dedicated NVIDIA G-SYNC processor handles some key technologies for the PG279QM. It offers variable refresh rate, of course, a technology that synchronizes the refresh rate of the display with the output of frames from the GPU even as frame rates naturally vary over time. But it also enables the NVIDIA Reflex Latency Analyzer. This tool analyzes the time it takes for a mouse press to be translated into motion on the display and gives gamers a tool for understanding and eliminating the causes of input lag in their system.

ROG Swift PG32UQ gaming monitor

Whether you’re gaming with one of the latest graphics cards from NVIDIA or AMD or on one of the current-gen consoles, you’ve got the hardware to enjoy 4K gaming at high refresh rates and HDR. Better pair that groundbreaking hardware with a monitor that can take advantage of it. The ROG Swift PG32UQ is equipped to provide PC and console gamers alike with a feature-rich 4K display.


This 32” monitor has a dense 3840x2160, or 4K, array of pixels. This resolution lets you sit close to this big screen without being distracted by pixelation. It bears a VESA DisplayHDR 600 badge that attests to its ability to produce dazzling highlights and inky shadows, and it’s factory calibrated for accurate colors right out of the box. They’ll be lifelike, too, as the display covers 98% of the wide DCI-P3 color gamut.

The PG32UQ supports HDMI 2.1 variable refresh rates and AMD FreeSync Premium Pro, so it can synchronize its refresh rate with the GPU even as frame rates vary naturally over time. Its NVIDIA G-SYNC Compatible certification is in process for use with GeForce graphics cards, too. With its sizzling 144Hz refresh rate, it’ll keep visuals fluid and clear even in the fastest games.

It’s got a few more tricks up its sleeve for gamers chasing the ultimate in clear visuals, too. ELMB Sync technology allows you to simultaneously enable variable refresh rate technology and blur-busting Extreme Low Motion Blur (ELMB) tech. The cherry on top is Variable Overdrive. Many gaming displays boast some kind of overdrive to increase panel response time and reduce ghosting, but Variable Overdrive adapts this setting on the fly to minimize the visual artifacting that can result from the wrong parameters.

Put gaming glory under your fingertips

Like a carpenter’s hammer or a blacksmith’s anvil, a keyboard and mouse are the tools of a PC gamer’s trade. ROG peripherals are carefully sculpted to give gamers the accurate, high-speed input they need while gaming and the convenient features that ease everyday computing.

ROG Claymore II

With its modular design, optical-mechanical switches, and low-latency wireless connectivity, the ROG Claymore II keyboard stands out from the crowd.

Many users face a bit of a conundrum as they purchase a keyboard. Compact tenkeyless models, with their narrower dimensions, put your keyboarding hand closer to your mousing hand, a more ergonomic arrangement that has the side bonus of leaving more desk space open for sweeping mouse hand movements. On the other hand, the tenkey, or numpad, is a powerful tool for productivity that some users find hard to give up entirely. The ROG Claymore II’s modular design gives you the best of both worlds. When you need a numpad, you can snap it right on the main body of the keyboard and enjoy a consistent typing feel between both units. When you don’t have an immediate need for it, you can pop it back off and tuck it away.


Speaking of that typing feel, the new Claymore features our exclusive ROG RX Optical Mechanical switches. Available in two flavors, these switches use a beam of light to register key presses, a process that all but eliminates the latency between the movements of your fingers and the actuation of each switch. Moreover, the hollow square stem design and x-shaped stabilizers of each switch ensure stable, wobble-free presses and a long 100 million keypress lifetime. ROG RX Reds might appeal most to gamers with their smooth linear stroke and ultralight 40g actuation force, whereas ROG RX Blues have a clicky stroke with a tactile bump at the actuation point.

Many users prefer the clean open spaces of a desk free of cables. For them, the ROG Claymore II has a 2.4GHz wireless mode. This low-latency connection has the same 1ms response time as its wired mode, giving you the convenience of cordless operation and the speed you associate with standard wired modes.

We think a great keyboard should look as good as it feels and operates. The ROG Claymore II has a brush aluminum top cover that captures the per-key RGB LED illumination. The unique design of each switch allows this glow to spread evenly in all four directions, making the customizable lighting vivid and bold. For users who prefer a little wrist support, there’s a leatherette wrist rest in the box that attaches magnetically to the keyboard.

ROG Gladius III and ROG Gladius III Wireless

The ROG Gladius series of mice lets gamers take home a tournament-quality mousing experience, and the new ROG Gladius III is the next evolution in our pursuit of excellence. Armed with a slimmed-down design, optional low-latency wireless connectivity, and advanced switches and sensors, this is the best ROG Gladius yet.


In the process of reshaping the Gladius into a hybrid body shape well-suited for any grip style, we trimmed its overall weight—down to 89g for the wireless version and 79g for the wired model. Smooth PTFE feet let you slide it across your mousing surface effortlessly. The upgraded 16,000 DPI optical sensor will capture your every movement. It can handle 50g of acceleration and track at up to 400 inches per second, so even when the action is hot and fast the sensor will keep up.

The ROG Claymore II isn’t the only new peripheral to get the optical treatment. The ROG Gladius III includes optional next-gen Omron optical switches for the two main mouse buttons. Swap them in using a pair of our exclusive Push-fit Switch Socket II connections, and explore the next generation of mousing input. These switches actuate when a shutter allows a beam of infrared light to reach a sensor. This mechanism employs very few moving parts, making it exceedingly reliable, and it reduces latency by eliminating the need for debouncing circuitry.

If you don’t mind a cable on your desk, the ROG Gladius III will serve you well, but the cord-averse will appreciate the freedom afforded by the wireless version. Optimized RF technology results in click latency under 1ms, giving you a nearly identical experience with or without the cord.

Z590 motherboards prepare the way for Intel’s next-gen CPUs

Finally, we’re seizing the opportunity during the excitement of CES 2021 to give you a preview of our upcoming Z590 motherboards. Compatible with both the current 10th Gen Intel Core CPUs and the upcoming 11th Gen chips, our Z590 family offers PCIe 4.0 connectivity, upgraded power delivery, blazing-fast I/O, immersive audio, and more.

We’ll share the full details on these motherboards soon, but here’s a teaser to whet your appetite. Intel’s 11th Gen Core CPUs will support PCI Express 4.0 connectivity. With one of these processors in the socket of one of our Z590 boards, your graphics card will enjoy up to 16 PCIe 4.0 lanes for up to 32GB/s of raw bandwidth. Your primary storage drive can also get in on the action, as our motherboards provide four dedicated PCIe lanes to empower the latest solid-state drives to reach their maximum performance.


The top-end ROG Maximus XIII Extreme enables overclockers to push their CPUs to the limit with an incredible 18+2 topology for its multi-phase VRMs. Efficient integrated power stages support high sustained performance even in the most demanding overclocking expeditions. To keep these VRMs cool, ROG Maximus XIII and ROG Strix models feature high-surface-area heatsinks, wide heatpipes, and a massive alloy I/O shroud that doubles as part of the heatsink system to effectively transfer heat from the circuitry beneath. For the ultimate in cooling performance, check out the ROG Maximus XIII Extreme Glacial, which keeps every onboard component frosty with a full-coverage waterblock developed in tandem with our partners at EK.

The new boards feature enhanced connectivity and updated audio hardware, too. There’s support for WiFi 6 across the lineup. Special WiFi 6E models are equipped to work with the freshly-allocated slice of 6GHz spectrum. Most of the ROG Maximus XIII family features two onboard Thunderbolt 4 ports, too, giving you convenient access to the fastest peripheral connectivity.

We’ve upgraded the audio experience across the board for ROG with new Realtek ALC4000-series codecs. Select models pair that codec with ESS digital-to-analog converters and our SupremeFX suite of circuit design and software tools to drive the best experience in high-fidelity headphones. ROG Maximus XIII Extreme and Extreme Glacial boards include the ROG Clavis, an outboard USB Type-C DAC that employs a whopping four ESS converters dedicated to discrete ranges of the audio spectrum.

The latest hardware for gamers everywhere

With all the new gaming laptops, monitors, peripherals, and motherboards, there’s something for every gamer in our CES lineup. We’ve pulled out all the stops to help you usher in 2021 with the latest designs and next-gen gaming hardware. Follow the links on this page for more information about each product, and connect with us on social media for all the info on our online CES events.