Asus’ RoG Teamed up with eSports to Unveil the Strix SKT T1 Hero Edition Gaming Notebook


The Asus ROG, or Republic of Gamers, sector is known for producing some of the most wildly powerful gaming notebooks around. As unveiled during CES 2018, Asus has now made allies with one of the largest names in eSports, SKT T1, the Korean League of Legends team. In doing so, the ROG Strix line will now have a new member to its kin, specifically designed to play Multiplayer Online Battle Arena games (a.k.a. League of Legends and others), thanks to updated Intel processing power and high-end Nvidia graphics. Just in case you know not what the ROG products can achieve, think of the Dell Inspiron 15 7567, same screen size, but with far more graphics and processing power, and a bit of an advantage teaming up with some of the most powerful gaming branding in the world.

With news of this bouncing around tech town since last year, we now officially know the new gaming laptop will be called the ROG Strix SKT T1 Hero Edition. The laptop’s outer shell proudly displays both logos for SKT T1, and ROG on the lid, plus the LOL gaming professional, Faker’s, signature near the keyboard. Also, to add in some serious League of Legends fanboy-ism, there is a Jersey outfitting the device, a mousepad branded with the same stylized graphics, as well as posters included (some serious swag, right?). Additionally, its keyboard has RGB lighting, N-key rollover, and some upgraded switches featuring an impressive “20 million-keystroke durability”.

Many benefits are included in this brand spankin’ new collab among ASUS and eSports SKT T1. Besides its 15.6-inch IPS display (at 1080p), wide-viewing angles as much as 178-degrees, a 120Hz refresh rate, and a 100 percent sRBG, what’s under the hood is the best. Highlighting the new gaming laptop is of course its power, and hardware specs, more than anything. Powered by an Intel Core i7 CPU processor, and Nvidia’s GeForce GTX 1060 for graphics (whose architecture is known to slay benchmarks), these specs, in combination with the 120Hz IPS display, 16GB of RAM, and a 256GB SSD, is a bit modest, but well suited for MOBA players. Users, however, will not have to find themselves in a pickle if wanting more space- the ROG Strix SKT T1 Hero Edition allows for a 1TB HDD as well.

The entire rig weighs about 5.07 pounds, including its 65Wh battery to handle all the operation going on here. Connectivity and ports include Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.1, and 1 USB Type-C port, 4 USB 3.0 ports, an HDMI port, an audio jack, a mini Display Port, and an RJ45 jack- which is an 8-pin-8-position plug/jack for connecting computers to Ethernet (LAN lines).

Perhaps gamers will finding more willpower for gaming harder with their buddy Faker’s signature on the rig, not to mention ROG Strix T1 branded collectables by its side; either way, it’s a pretty sweet little add-on for the ROG Strix SKT T1 Hero Edition. Faker himself, wanted serious PC gamers to not only get some serious horsepower, but also meet the needs of other gamers, who might focus less on the highest CPU/GPU power under the hood, but the right amount of criteria to apply for any LOL/DoTA game. The conclusion, when considering these types of requirements, means players can game with the power needed for extreme frame rates, while not quite going into that ridiculous price-range where things are too heavy for both their wallets, and their laptop bags. Wallet-wise, this particular laptop may not come cheap, and when finally released is said to top of at $1,700 at least, which should be by end of the first quarter of 2018. However, the collab itself is worth the price, or is it?

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