As most of you know, CES 2024 recently concluded, and ASUS ROG (Republic of Gamers) shared an amazing line-up of new products to look forward to this year.
The whole range of items announced can be very overwhelming but let me go over some of the ones that I’m really hyped about! XD
The Compact ASUS ROG NUC Mini-PC
The number one product that really drew my attention among the ASUS ROG CES 2024 announcements was the ROG NUC. Given my well-known preference for compact but powerful devices, WHAT IS NOT TO LOVE about this????
The ROG NUC comes with an Intel Core Ultra 7 or Core Ultra 8 processor and NVIDIA RTX 4060 or RTX 4070 Discrete GPU, all within the dimensions of a 270 x 180 x 50mm chassis. It promises to deliver up to four 4K-enabled display outputs and is compatible with both Windows 11 and Linux systems.
For someone with limited space who doesn’t want to compromise their gaming capacity, I would definitely consider getting an ROG NUC if I didn’t want to agonize over building a PC rig by myself. HAHA. XD You can know more about the product here.
The New ROG Phone 8 and ROG Phone 8 Pro
The announcement of the ROG Phone 8 and ROG Phone 8 Pro didn’t really surprise me. I was sort of expecting that the brand would probably talk about the gaming smartphone, and what do you know, I was right! XD
The ROG Phone 8 series will come with the Snapdragon® 8 Gen 3 Mobile Platform, advanced cooling mechanisms in the Rapid-Cooling Conductor, and a robust 5500 mAh battery. What’s more, the devices will have an 6.78″ Samsung E6 flexible AMOLED display with a 165 Hz refresh rate and the Aura RGB Lighting logo and Anime Vision Mini-LEDs.
Though I didn’t see a white version in the line-up, I’m sure that avid mobile gamers will want to check the ROG Phone 8 series out. 🙂
Refreshed 2024 Designs for ASUS ROG Zephyrus Laptops
Ya’ll know that I’m a sucker for the Zephyrus series, and ROG’s CES 2024 announcements did not disappoint!
For 2024, the Zephyrus G14 and Zephyrus G16 will be getting completely refreshed designs! Both products will be available in Eclipse Gray or all-new Platinum White. Sadly, they’ve removed the AniMe Matrix display on the lid and replaced it with the Slash Lighting array, which can be customizable to some extent.
Both the Zephyrus G14 and G16 are the first ROG laptops to feature a Nebula Display with an OLED panel. The 2024 Zephyrus G14 comes equipped with the latest AMD Ryzen™ 8000 Series processor and the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU, while select models of the Zephyrus G16 feature an Intel Core™ Ultra 9 processor 185H and up to an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU.
New Game-Changing ROG Accessories
ROG launched a lot of new gaming peripherals during CES 2024, and I wanted to talk about those that really stood out the most to me! If you’re someone who likes building a whole ecosystem of products under one brand, you might like some of the new periphs that ROG has to offer. XD
ASUS ROG Carnyx Condenser USB Microphone
I, for one, am very happy that ROG is finally releasing a stand-alone desk microphone (IN WHITE!!!). The ROG Carnyx is a USB cardioid microphone that features a 25 mm condenser and 192 kHz / 24-bit sampling rate.
It has a one-touch mute button as well as a multi-functional control knob for mic and headset volume control and turning the high-pass filter on or off. What’s more, it has the Aura Sync RGB light effects for that added oomph to your set-up!
Though I’m not that experienced when it comes to mics and audio set-ups, I am very curious to know how the ROG Carnyx will perform. And of course, how much it will cost because it is just so pretty. ;A; HAHAHA.
ASUS ROG Falchion RX Low Profile 65% Keyboard
Even though I prefer customizing my own keyboard, the ROG Falchion RX Low Profile keyboard is quite interesting for me!
First of all, I’m a sucker for white peripherals, and second, I love how tiny and compact it is. It is a 65% gaming keyboard with a 26.5 mm-profile and 60% frame. It comes with pre-lubed ROG RX Low-Profile optical switches and a multi-functional touch panel. Unfortunately, I don’t know if the switches are hot-swappable, but I’m sure we’ll find out soon enough.
And that’s a wrap! Whew! What do you guys think? ROG has a lot to offer this 2024, and I cannot wait until I can personally see some of these products in action! Whee! XD