If you’ve been following the Manila Majors via stream, you should have noticed the ASUS RoG (Republic of Gamers) laptop being used throughout the series. And that’s because their one of the main sponsors (if it wasn’t obvious enough) for the Manila Major event this June 7-12.
What you might have not known is that ASUS has a dedicated booth at the 2nd floor of the Mall of Asia arena with tons of activities going on in the background of the tournament.
To start off, its a showcase booth; giving the latest gaming tech ASUS has to offer in the Philippine market.
ASUS ROG GT51 – Specs: Intel Core i7 6700k processor up to 4.20 GHz, NVIDIA GeForce GTX Titan x 12GB GDDR5, 64GB DDR4 RAM, 3TB HDD + 512GB SSD and CPU liquid Cooler & Air Tunnel for VGA
There is no retail price shown for this device. Based on those monster specs, however, we can expect this device to go for more that Php 200,000 (source here).
ASUS ROG GL 502 – Specs: Intel Core i7-6700HQ processor 2.6GHz up to 3.5GHz, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M 6GB GDDR5, 8GB DDR4 RAM up to 16GB, 1TB HDD + 128GB SSD, 15″ FHD (1920×1080) IPS Panel. Retail price at Php 99,995 (approx $2167)
While not the most powerful laptop in terms of specs, the GL 502 is still a monster performer on its own right, not to mention those quality backlit keyboard (that WASD buttons).
ASUS ROG G752 – Specs: Intel Core i7-6700HQ processor up to 3.6GHz, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M 4GB GDDR5, 8GB x2 DDR4 RAM, 1TB HDD + 256GB SSD, 17″ FHD (1920×1080) IPS Panel. Retail price at Php 149,995 (approx $3250)
The G752 is amongst the top performers in the ASUS ROG lineup (along with the GX700). It features a beefy specs with a 17″ FHD panel. It also features a beefy price at almost 3000 US dollars (that’s two 13″ Macbook Pro’s right there)
ASUS ROG G501 – Specs: Intel Core i7-6700HQ processor 2.6GHz up to 3.5GHz, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M 4GB GDDR5, 8GB on-board + 4GB SODIMM DDR4 RAM, 1TB HDD + 128GB SSD, 15″ 4k (3840 x 2160) IPS Panel. Retail Price at Php 89,995 (approx $1950)
I can’t help but feel that the ROG G501 gives the most value in terms of gaming laptop performance. While not cheap (at 1950 USD), its still the cheapest amongst the other showcased laptops, not to mention that 4k display, which the other more expensive laptops lacked (for some reason).
ASUS ROG Swift PG34BQ 34″ Curved Gaming Monitor with 3440 x 1440 resolution
34 inch curved gaming laptop. Need I say more?
Several other ASUS products including the ROG GT51, GL502 and RT-AC88U Router
Other participants playing Injustice: Gods Among Us at the ASUS ROG Booth at Mall of Asia
Showcases were available to test the gaming performance of the machine. One the left the game Injustice: Gods Among Us can be played while on the right was the Metal Gear Solid V: Phantom Pain.
ASUS GT20 – Specs: Intel Core i7-6700 processor up to 4GHz, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 4GB GDDR5, 8GB DDR4 RAM, 1TB HDD + 128GB SSD and customizable LED lighting. Retail price at Php 89,995 (approx $1950)
5v5 Dota2 LAN booth
Pustahan (Bets anyone)?
Also showcased with the GT20 was a racing controller to simulate immersive racing games.
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 graphics card, currently one of the most powerful graphics card available in the market
ASUS, along with Nvidia also showcased one of their newest graphics card in the market, the GTX 1080. Its current international market price is around 699 US Dollars (approx 32k Php)
A huge crowd lining up to register at the ASUS Booth
Hundreds lineup to register at the ASUS booth to get some freebies. Note that this was shot in the morning, and the number of people here almost doubles in the afternoon.
ASUS ROG Photobooth area
There’s a good reason this booth is filled in the afternoon; one of them are the presence of ASUS ROG brand ambassadors, one of them being the beautiful Ms. Ann Mateo, cosplayed as Queen of Pain (photo link here).
The ASUS ROG booth provided a much-needed icebreaker to the intense tournament games displayed at the Manila Majors. With its product showcase, we can expect more from ASUS to have their latest offerings be more available in the Philippine market since were usually late with the latest tech offerings compared to other countries).
You can check more of the official ROG Manila Major contents at http://manilamajor-rog.com/. Needless to say, it was GGWP (Good Game, Well Played) for ASUS ROG. We fans were very grateful to have such a wonderful brand represent the Manila Majors 2016.