Gaming Technology

New ASUS gaming laptops launched in SA – here’s what they’ll cost

ASUS has announced that their new line of gaming laptops are arriving on South African shores.

This includes the latest in their Republic of Gamers (ROG) gaming laptop range, which the company debuted at CES 2019 in January.

The good news for South Africans is that they won’t have to wait long if they want to get their hands on the latest elite gaming laptops. It also means that we might see a price drop on the older versions of these laptops, such as the 2018 ASUS ROG Zephyrus, which I reviewed in December.

The company will also be launching its new, more affordable TUG Gaming laptops.

Among the laptops that are launching are the ROG Zephyrus S GX701, the ROG Zephyrus S GX531, the ROG Strix Scar II 17, the ROG Strix Scar II 15, the TUF Gaming FX705 and the TUF Gaming FX505.

According to the company, the ROG Strix SCAR II models are already available while the ROG Zephyrus S and TUF Gaming are available at selected retailers from February and March.

You can see a summary of each of the laptops, their prices, and availability below:

ROG Zephyrus S GX701 (17-inch)

rog zephyrus s gx701g gaming laptopAvailable from: February 2019

Retailers: Evetech

MSRP: From R65 999

Key specs: 

  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 20-Series GPUs with Max-Q design
  • 8th Gen Intel Core i7-8750H CPU
  • 17-inch display with a 144Hz refresh rate
  • up to 24GB of DDR4-2666 RAM

ROG Zephyrus S GX531 (15-inch)

rog zephyrus s gx531 gaming laptop

Available from:  February 2019

Retailers: Evetech

MSRP: From R49,999

Key specs:

  • 15.6-inch display with a 144Hz refresh rate
  • Intel Core i7-8750H CPU

ROG Strix Scar II  (17-inch)

rog strix scar ii gaming laptop.png

Available from: Now

Retailers: Evetech

MSRP: R42 999

Key specs:

  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 GPU
  • 17-inch display with 144hz refresh rate

ROG Strix Scar II (15-inch)

rog strix scar ii.png

Available from: Now

Retailers: Evetech

MSRP:  R44 999

Key specs: 

  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 GPU
  • 15.6-inch display with 144hz refresh rate

TUF Gaming FX705 (17-inch)

TUF gaming fx705 laptop.jpg

Available from: March

Retailers: Evetech, Takealot

MSRP: From R18 999

Key specs:

  • Up to 8th Generation Intel Core i7-8750H CPU
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 GPU
  • Up to 32GB of DDR4 2666MHz RAM

TUF Gaming FX505 (15-inch)

tuf gaming laptop fx505

Available from:  Now

Retailers: Incredible Connection

MSRP: From R18 999

Key specs:

  • Up to 8th Generation Intel Core i7-8750H CPU
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 GPU
  • Up to 32GB of DDR4 2666MHz RAM

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