Asus’ new ROG gaming laptops will have 4K 120Hz and 240Hz panels

Are 240Hz panels overkill?


Only a month after unveiling the fastest 15.6-inch panel on the market, Asus has now debuted 17.3-inch 240Hz/3ms displays on the Strix SCAR III and Hero III e-sports gaming laptops.

First 17-inch 240Hz displays

Over the years, ROG has been at the forefront of gaming laptop display technology. We have seen 120Hz displays, 144Hz displays as well as a cutting-edge 240Hz 15-inch panel in early 2019.

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The Strix SCAR III has LED lighting to bring about a floating effect (via Expert Reviews)

Now, both the Strix SCAR III and Hero III G731 come with the more expansive 17.3-inch 240Hz/3ms screen. With up to an NVIDIA RTX 2070 GPU, the laptops provide smooth gameplay in fast-paced titles and competitive e-sports.

4K UHD 120Hz panels

Doubling the refresh rate of typical UHD displays, Asus’ longtime partner AUO has developed a 4K UHD panel with up to a 120Hz refresh rate. This panel will be demonstrated in a 15.6-inch form on a modified Zephyrus S.

What do you think about 4K 120Hz panels? (via Gizmodo)

The display is apt both for gaming and content creation. NVIDIA’s G-SYNC technology helps synchronize frame rates to eliminate screen tearing and offer smooth performance. On top of the that, the panel sees a 3ms response time for fast-paced gaming with a 400-nit brightness. As for creatives, the panel covers 100 per cent of the Adobe RGB colour space and is Pantone-validated out of the box.

4K UHD AMOLED screen on a laptop

In addition, ROG also have a 4K UHD AMOLED display up its sleeve on a Zephyrus S test machine. This has a static 60Hz refresh rate but with an ultra-fast 1ms response time. Its HDR support and 80,000:1 contrast ratio delivers deep and rich blacks.

We are excited to check out the display at the ongoing Computex 2019 (via Hexus)

The display is particularly appealing to video editors with its 100 per cent DCI-P3 coverage. And with its eight bits per channel plus two more via dithering, it can produce more than a billion individual hues. The panel is lightweight therefore an added protective glass layer does not add much more heft making it only slightly heavier than the matte TFT alternatives.


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