Today at CES 2022, ASUS unveiled a new arsenal of ROG gaming laptops, including an overhauled Zephyrus Duo 16, a redesigned Zephyrus G14, as well as new Strix series laptops and a new Flow Z13 gaming tablet.
With AMD and Intel announcing new Ryzen 6000 series and 12th Gen Core processors for laptops, as well as new laptop GPUs from both Nvidia and AMD, it is time for new gaming laptops to hit the market. ASUS ROG will have a ton of them, which we have detailed below.
ROG Zephyrus G14 and Zephyrus Duo 16
The new ROG Zephyrus G14 is a slim and stylish gaming laptop with a host of new improvements for 2022. For starters, specs have improved to include Windows 11 out of the box, AMD Ryzen 9 processors, and Radeon RX 6000S series graphics. Under the hood you’ll find a custom vapor chamber cooling system and up top you will find a brand new Nebula display, offering 120Hz at 1440p resolution, 500 nits of peak brightness for HDR content, 3ms response time and an impressive 91% screen to body ratio.
ROG Zephyrus Duo 16 reaches new heights of innovation in dual-display laptops. ROG’s ScreenPad Plus adds a secondary screen for extra productivity real estate, streaming gameplay, or even controlling supported games like Dying Light 2. The ScreenPad Plus rises up and slides back to meet the primary display as the laptop opens, thanks to a new 4-directional hinge. Compared to the previous generation, this closes the gap between the two displays, providing a nearly bezel-less experience.
This Windows 11 machine is powered by an AMD Ryzen 9 6980HX CPU and an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti laptop GPU at 150W with Dynamic Boost, bolstered by upgraded cooling. The AAS Plus 2.0 air intake created by the raised secondary screen creates 30% more airflow above the fans, allowing for better sustained performance in games and creative apps.
The Zephyrus Duo offers two ground-breaking panel choices for the main display, and supports Dolby Vision in both choices. The first, new for 2022, is ROG Nebula HDR, which has all the specs of ROG’s standard Nebula Display but with 512 mini LED dimming zones, able to reach 1100 nits of peak brightness. This QHD, 16:10 panel boasts a refresh rate of 165Hz and is VESA DisplayHDR 1000 certified.
The second display, co-developed with BOE, is a brand-new ROG-exclusive display called a Dual Spec panel, which is able to switch between 4K 120Hz and Full HD 240Hz, allowing gamers to choose whether to prioritize resolution or framerate on a game-by-game or app-by-app basis.
Strix Scar, G15 and G17
The Strix SCAR is available in 15-inch and 17-inch models, with the 15-inch offering three IPS-level display choices: QHD 240Hz, Full HD 300Hz, and QHD 165Hz. The 17-inch SCAR offers QHD 240Hz or Full HD 360Hz. The Strix SCAR models all support Dolby Vision HDR, together with Adaptive-Sync in the display, and 3ms response time.
The new ROG Strix G15 and G17 are powered by up to an AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX processor and an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti laptop GPU at 150W with Dynamic Boost for similarly high-end horsepower. The G15 offers Full HD 300Hz and QHD 165Hz display options, while the G17 offers Full HD 360Hz and QHD 240hz for competitive gaming. All of the Strix G models support Dolby Vision. All displays come with 3ms response times, and Adaptive-Sync.
All Strix models are equipped with a quad-speaker design and Dolby Atmos spatial sound. Two-way AI Noise Cancelation filters out background noise for both ingoing and outgoing communications. In addition, Strix models come with a 90Wh battery, plus 100W Type-C charging for on-the-go usage. WiFi 6E and 2.5G LAN provide cutting-edge networking for minimal lag on both wired and compatible wireless networks.
ROG Flow Z13, X13, and XG Mobile
The world’s most powerful gaming tablet has improved once again with the ROG Flow Z13, packing Windows 11, an Intel Core i9-12900H and an RTX 3050 Ti GPU, along with LPDDR5 memory running at 5200MHz and a 1TB PCIe SSD. The Flow Z13 features two display options: a 4K 60Hz display with 85% DCI-P3 coverage, or a Full HD 120Hz screen with 100% sRGB coverage. Both displays are 16:10 with Corning Gorilla glass protection on the touch screen, Adaptive-Sync and 500 nits of peak brightness.
The Flow Z13 sports a retro-futurist design inspired by the 20th-century Space Race, but encompassing ROG’s vision for the future of gaming: ultimate portability. A CNC-milled window on the rear of the chassis allows a look straight into the machine’s mainboard, and the chassis is covered in spacecraft-inspired machining. The built-in kickstand can be opened up to 170 degrees for optimal usage in nearly any scenario. ROG has also updated the Flow X13 with the latest AMD Ryzen 9 6000 Series CPU and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU for 2022.
For extra gaming horsepower and I/O expansion, the Flow Z13 and X13 are both compatible with the XG Mobile family of external GPUs. Connect it to the 2021 XG Mobile with an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080, or this year’s new addition to the XG Mobile family, which includes an AMD Radeon RX 6850M XT GPU.
Finally, we have the new ROG Strix GT15 desktop PC, which has been upgraded for 2022 with an Intel Core i7-12700KF, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080, and 64GB DDR4-3200 RAM.
KitGuru Says: What do you all think of the new suite of ROG gaming laptops for 2022? Will you be upgrading this year?