ASUS ROG (Republic of Gamers) have kicked off their year with a new line of STRIX and Zephyrus series laptops announced at CES.

The new Zephyrus and STRIX devices are all using the latest ASUS ROG Nebula displays, and the latest Intel and AMD processors. 

The new Zephyrus systems will offer options for either the AMD Hawk point R9, or Intel Meteor Lake Core i9 processors. The new STRIX SCAR  and Strix series come in 16” and 18” models, built around the Intel Core i9 14900HX series processors. 


The new ASUS Zephyrus G14 and G16 are the first to feature the ROG Nebula Display OLED panels. The G14 will include a 3K resolution panel with up to 120Hz refresh rate, while the G16 will feature a 2.5K resolution panel with 240Hz refresh rate. The panels are also Pantone validated for brilliant colour reproduction with VESA certified DisplayHDR True Black 500 and Dolby Vision support, as well as NVIDIA G-Sync support.

The Zephyrus G14/G16 uses a brand new design featuring an all aluminium, CNC-machined chassis which will be available in two colours: Eclipse Gray and Platinum White. The design includes a hidden hinge desing which gives the display a floating look increasing immersion.

The new chassis is both durable and light, with the G14 weighing in at just 1.5kg, while the G16 hits just 1.85kg and are slim enough to slide into a backpack easily. The new design features a prominent Slash Lighting LED bar on the lid that features LED notifications, replacing the AniMe Matrix display we saw on the lid of last years G14. The bar will include up to 15 animations you can play around with including using it for notifications and more

The new design has allowed for improved audio, with six speakers in total including two tweeters and four woofers set up on either side of the laptop offering bass as low as 100Hz, and there’s support for Hi-Res Audio and Dolby Atmos to make for some stunningly clear sound.

The ROG Zephyrus of course includes a number of intelligent cooling features including a tri-fan setup with their 2nd gen Arc Flow fans, Liquid Metal for improved cooling over traditional paste and a vapour chamber to dissipate heat faster and more intelligently.

The new Zephyrus models include full I/O ports with a USB Type-C and dual USB Type-A ports, HDMI 2.1 out, as well as a microSD card slot on the G14 and a full sized SD slot on the G16.

Zephyrus G14/G16

Zephyrus G14 (GA403)

The G14 will include up to AMD Hawk point R9 Processors and will also offer options up to an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU with MUX Switch & NVIDIA Advanced Optimus.

The laptop includes a 180W ROG Power Jack to charge the 90Wh battery which includes fast charging support. 

Zephyrus G14 in White and Grey

Zephyrus G16 (GU605M)

The platform is built around the Intel Meteor Lake Core i9 processors, with options for up to Nvidia GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU with MUX Switch & NVIDIA Advanced Optimus.

The Zephyrus G16 includes a 240W / 200W ROG Power Jack to charge the 90Wh battery inside which also includes fast charging support.

The new ROG Zephyrus G16 is available from today at ASUS e-Shop, JB Hi-Fi, Officeworks and channel partners for an RRP of up to $3,799. The ROG Zephyrus G14 will be available in Australia in mid-February.


2024 ROG STRIX SCAR 16/18 (G34/G834)

The ROG STRIX SCAR 2024 models include a Mini-LED QHD ROG Nebula HDR display which offers a stunning 240Hz refresh rate with 3ms response. The panel supports 100% DCI-P3 gamut and features 2k dimming zones with up to 1100 nits peak brightness. 

The laptops will include up to 64GB DDR5 (5600MHz) RAM and 2TB+2TB PCIe 4.0 SSD with Raid 0. 

Gamers will see the NVIDIA RTX 4090 Laptop GPU with max TGP 175W, which includes a MUX Switch & NVIDIA Advanced Optimus. 

The ROG STRIX SCAR 16/18 will both include Wifi 6E support with Thunderbolt 4, including USB-C Charging on the 90Wh battery.

2024 ROG STRIX G16/18 (G614/G814)

The ROG STRIX G16 and G18 also offer 16” or 18” QHD resolution ROG Nebula Displays with 240MHz refresh rate and 3ms response with up to 500 nits brightness.

The systems will be offered with up to an Intel Core i9 14900HX Processor, 32GB DDR5 (5600MHz) RAM and 2TB PCIe Gen 4.0 SSD. Gamers will be able to get up to NVIDIA RTX 4080 with max TGP 175W on-board, with Liquid Metal used on both the CPU and GPU for more efficient cooling. 

The ROG STRIX G16/G18 will also include Wifi 6E and Thunderbolt 4 support, with the USB Type-C ports used for charging the 90Wh battery. 

The ROG Strix SCAR G18 is available from today at ASUS e-Shop and channel partners for an RRP of up to $7,699, while the ROG Strix SCAR G16 is also available from today ASUS e-SHOP  and channel partners for $4,999. The Strix G18 is available from today at JB Hi-Fi for an RRP of $5,999

ROG Accessories 

ROG have also announced a new range of gaming accessories including a new studio-quality microphone, esports ready gaming mouse and low profile keyboard, as well as new wireless headphones. 

The new ROG Carnyx microphone has been crafted for studio-quality recording says ASUS ROG. The microphone includes a large 25 mm condenser capsule, with 192 kHz / 24-bit sampling rate offering incredibly detailed, vivid sound, with a cardioid polar pattern for solo recording. 

There’s a high-pass filter, built-in pop filter, and premium metal shock mount to ensure clear and smooth sound recording – even with the loudest background noise. 

The mic includes an intuitive multi-functional control knob, one-touch mute button, and Aura Sync RGB lighting to complete the gamer feel.

For those looking for a new mouse, the ROG Keris II Ace, joins the vaunted Ace Esports Lineup. 

The lightweight mouse weighs in at just 54 grams and has an ergonomic shape to make those long gaming sessions easier, and uses durable 100M ROG Optical Micro Switch for durability and added precision.

The Keris II Ace includes a number of features to ensure you have the lowest latency connection, and pin-point precision during your gaming sessions including ROG SpeedNova wireless technology, the ROG AimPoint Pro optical sensor and also the ROG Polling Rate Booster, a stand-alone device that supports wireless polling rates up to 4000 Hz and wired rates up to 8000 Hz, minimising cursor delay to ensure that in-game actions are precisely as intended.

The ROG Falchion RX Low Profile keyboard, winner of a CES 2023 Innovation Award, is seeing new ROG RX Low-Profile Switches introduced. The RX Red Low-Profile offers a silky-smooth linear feel, while the RX Blue Low-Profile delivers a satisfying clicky sensation. 

The compact keyboard has a minimalist feel and unique features including a multi-function touch panel, ROG SpeedNova wireless technology, and the ROG Omni Receiver.

Finally, the ROG Cetra True Wireless SpeedNova headphones, feature Active Noise Cancellation with Auto mode thanks to bone conduction AI microphones and use a dual-mode 2.4 GHz and Bluetooth wireless connection, offering multiple options for connection.

The headphones include ROG SpeedNova wireless technology, offering ultra low latency, robust wireless connection, and optimised power usage with up to 46 hours of battery life with wireless charging in the case.

The ROG Centra True Wireless headphones feature support for hi-res audio up to 24-bit 96 kHz audio with lifelike details enhanced by Dirac Opteo. 

And of course there’s customisable ASUS Aura RGB lighting for maximum style.

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