- Leading with speed: ROG is first to adopt the fastest gaming laptop displays, setting a new standard in 2021 with a 360Hz/3ms option ideal for esports.
- Striking a balance: For gamers who also create and stream, IPS-level panels meld true color accuracy with speed in 4K 120Hz and WQHD 165Hz options.
- Small without sacrifice: ROG brings speed to ultraportable form factors with 120Hz panels for the 14-inch Zephyrus G14 and 13-inch ROG Flow X13.
TAIPEI, Taiwan, January 12, 2021 — ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) today announced a new lineup of gaming laptops featuring industry-leading 4K 120Hz, WQHD 165Hz, and FHD 360Hz panels.
First debuted at CES 2021, these cutting-edge laptop displays offer competitive speed and ultrarich detail for gamers and creators. The Strix SCAR 17 offers a competitive esports advantage with a 360Hz/3ms panel that’s the fastest ever in a notebook. The dual-screen Zephyrus Duo 15 SE blurs the line between premium gaming and creation with 4K visuals clocked at 120Hz, while other models strike a more accessible balance with WQHD resolution at 165Hz. Both panels retain game-ready response times and add wider color gamuts.
This new breed of display offers a satisfying blend of speed and fidelity that promises unprecedented versatility to a wide audience of gamers and creators.
Leading the way
Speed is crucial to the display experience, which is why ROG has made it a primary technological focus. ROG introduced the very first 120Hz IPS-level display for laptops and has continued to push the limits of refresh and response ever since. Overdrive technology used in the fastest desktop gaming monitors was brought over to notebook displays, enabling quicker pixel response times that produce a sharper picture. The ROG philosophy of adopting the latest displays can be traced from early demos of next-gen technology through to first-on-shelf availability and broad deployment.
The latest milestone is the 360Hz/3ms display in the new Strix SCAR 17. It’s the world’s fastest laptop panel, stretching unmatched speed across a generous 17.3-inch diagonal that further amplifies the experience. The refresh rate matches the ultrafast ROG Swift 360Hz desktop monitor, and the 3ms response time is made possible by the same advanced overdrive algorithm available across the latest laptop displays.
Since the SCAR is engineered for esports, speed is crucial. Every millisecond matters. Moving to 360Hz cuts the delay between fresh frames by 33% compared to the 240Hz standard common for tournaments. That’s a big improvement given the small margins of victory in high-level competition.
While this display is only available in the Strix SCAR 17, the smaller Strix SCAR 15 has the fastest panel available in its screen size. The 15.6-inch 300Hz/3ms display is available across multiple models in the ROG 2021 lineup, including the Zephyrus Duo 15 SE and Strix G15.
Striking a balance between speed and resolution
The gaming community extends far beyond esports. That’s why ROG has also focused on versatile IPS-level panels that produce rich colors across wide viewing angles. Recent Zephyrus laptops also have Pantone Validated panels that are factory calibrated to guarantee color accuracy all the way up to 300Hz.
Higher resolutions ramp up the detail but have traditionally been limited by a 60Hz refresh rate that falls short of the smoothness gamers expect. The same goes for wider gamuts that expand the range of colors on tap. Now, ROG is ushering in a new era with multiple displays that mix speed, resolution, and wide color spaces.
The main screen on the Zephyrus Duo 15 SE takes 4K to the next level with a 120Hz refresh rate that doubles the speed of typical Ultra HD displays. Overdrive lowers the grey-to-grey pixel response time to just 3ms, a reduction of over 7X compared to typical 4K models. The panel also offers a Pantone Validated palette that covers the full Adobe RGB color space popular with creative professionals.
ROG is committed to bringing the latest innovations to all gamers, so additional configurations with more accessible alternatives are available. In September 2020, ROG was the first to demonstrate a high-refresh WQHD laptop display that takes its 2560 x 1440 resolution up to 165Hz. This panel strikes a different balance for a bigger audience and a wider range of GPUs. The 3ms response time matches the fastest esports panels, while full coverage of the wider DCI-P3 color gamut enables a more cinematic experience.
The new WQHD display comes with Pantone Validated colors in the ultraslim Zephyrus G15. Gamers can also choose between two sizes in the Strix G15 and G17, and the Strix SCAR 15 and 17.
Small without sacrifice
Smaller screens are getting up to speed as well. When the original Zephyrus G14 was first developed, ROG commissioned the first 14-inch Full HD 120Hz display to give ultraportable gaming laptops a taste of true triple-digit frame rates. For 2021, the G14 increases the refresh rate to 144Hz for even smoother gameplay, another first for this class of panel.
Creatives should consider the new G14’s WQHD 120Hz option, which doubles the speed of the 1440p alternative from the previous generation. In another industry first, it balances performance and picture quality inside a compact chassis. The 14-inch panel covers the full DCI-P3 color gamut, making it ideal for mixing gaming, entertainment, and artistry on the move.
In 2021, ROG is pushing the envelope with even smaller devices. The all-new ROG Flow X13 brings high-refresh gaming to an ultraslim 2-in-1 form factor. This 13-inch convertible has a Full HD 120Hz display with a taller 16:10 aspect ratio that adds more space to work and play. The touchscreen sits on a 360° hinge that transforms the machine for different scenarios, and it supports the ASUS Pen active stylus for seamless sketching and note-taking
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