ASUS crams 4K gaming right into a modern and distinctive laptop computer
What ought to an organization do instantly after unveiling an unimaginable 4K laptop computer that is solely 19 mm thick? Why, repeat the feat whereas throwing in some gamer-degree GFX from NVIDIA on the best way. You may need heard that we have been notably impressed with ASUS’ Zenbook NX500: In addition to the specs, it was fairly the looker too. Nevertheless, if brushed-metallic finishes aren’t your factor, perhaps the moody black and purple undertones of the ROG GX500 might be extra to your liking. Has the Razer Blade lastly received competitors within the slimline gaming laptop computer market? We prodded and poked ASUS ROG’s new beast earlier at the moment, and we reckon it is a sure.
Again to that display. Sure, it is 4K and that is unimaginable in its personal proper, however ASUS can also be making certain it delivers on shade copy to, with one hundred pc of NTSC’s colour gamut, and 106 % of Adobe’s RGB. Within the flesh, the show is astoundingly crisp, whereas the truth that it is IPS means it is in all probability going to be Netflix-pleasant too — particularly when that 4K content material begins rolling.
Streaming solely video can be a gross underuse of the GX500, nevertheless, which crams in a strong NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M GPU for gaming muscle, whereas nonetheless weighing simply shy of 5 kilos. The burning query stays: How do video games run? We want we might inform you, however sadly ASUS’s ROG launch occasion was principally showcasing on-the-rails gaming footage, and the throng of professional players and reporters made gaming just about unattainable. At the least for now, early impressions are that it is yet one more spectacular laptop computer display from ASUS, whereas the keyboard felt much more responsive than we thought it will, given the shallow body of the GX500. We’re additionally hoping it is simply the subsequent step in a gaming rig design revolution.
- Key specs
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- Sort Gaming
- Display measurement 15.6 inches
- Display decision 3840 x 2160
- Bundled OS Home windows
- CPU household Core i7
- Pointing gadget Trackpad
- Weight four.eighty five lb
- Introduced 2014-06-02