Gaming aficionados in Malaysia have cause to rejoice as Asus Malaysia have just launched what is arguably their most powerful gaming phone ever made dubbed the ROG Phone along with a range of affordable circa-RM5,000 additions to their TUF gaming notebook line dubbed the TUF FX505 and FX705 series.
ASUS ROG Phone 128GB and 512GB
The Asus ROG Phone has been built from within and without to be a gaming phone in form and function. A custom designed backplate hewn of glass with a nickel cutout to vent heat, a speed-binned Snapdragon 845 processor that can run at 2.96GHz, 8GB RAM and your choice of either 128GB or 512GB storage capacities make it ably equipped to fulfill its primary function as a gaming phone bar none.
What really seals its credentials though is its AirTrigger ultrasonic triggers that effectively add two shoulder buttons to the phone when played landscape style, a side-mounted USB port, a host of cooling tech to keep it running smoothly even under heavy workloads and as icing on the cake, a 6.0-inch AMOLED display with 1ms response time and a 90Hz refresh rate. For Malaysia, Asus is launching the 128GB version at RM3,499 and the 512GB version for RM3,999.
Preorders are up for the ROG Phone on Lazada and Shopee from 22 October to 4 November and Malaysia buyers will also get a free ROG Phone casing (worth RM199) that has been specifically designed for the phone and which has a removable piece in the central portion of the backplate that allows it to dock with the rest of Asus’ accessories that have been custom designed for the ROG Phone.
Fortunately, ASUS is bringing in the full range of accessories for the ROG Phone, including their blinged up ROG suitcase. The Asus Professional Dock retails for RM299, the Gamevice peripheral retails for RM349, the Mobile Desktop Dock retails for RM599, the ROG Suitcase retails for RM599, the WiGig Display Dock for RM899 and the TwinView Dock which has a separate secondary display for RM999. All accessories are available for purchase on Lazada.
Asus TUF FX505 and TUF FX705 series gaming notebooks
The TUF FX505 series of gaming notebooks come in a variety of configurations and your choice of either a Gold Steel or Red Matter finish. For Malaysia, it will come in your choice of up to 9 different variants, each offering different storage capacities, slightly different processors and different quality displays. The most powerful model that they have out of the lot out of the TUF FX505 series comes with a 15.6-inch FUll HD 144Hz display, an Intel Core i7-8750H 2.2GHz processor, 8GB RAM, a 128GB SSD with a 1TB hard disk and an NVIDIA GeForce GTX1060 for RM4,399.
Boasting a slightly larger display, the TUF FX750 series notebooks have prices starting from RM4,999 which gets you a 17.3-inch Full HD IPS display, an Intel Core i7-8750H rpceossor, 8GB RAM, an NVidia GeForce GTX1050Ti and a 128GB PCIE SSD paired up with a 1TB 7200RM hard disk. If you have fairly deep pockets, you can chunk out for the top of the line variant which has similarly specced screen but a faster 144Hz refresh rate, a GTX 1060 GPU and a beefier 256GB SSD for RM5,299.
For more details on the new ROG Phone and the new Asus TUF FX505 series gaming notebooks swing by www.asus.com/my