ASUS Republic of Gamers Announces Stunning G550JK Gaming Notebook

    ASUS Republic of Gamers Announces Stunning G550JK Gaming Notebook
    At an elevation of 14,440 ft., the portable, powerful, and stylish 15.6-inch G550JK
    embarks to set a world record


    Fremont, CA (June 26, 2014) - ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) today announces the G550JK gaming notebook, a compact powerhouse with acrisp 15.6-inch display that offers all the benefits associated with the award-winning ROG notebook range in an even more portable form factor. Powered by the latest 4th-generation Intel® Core™ i7 processors, and featuring an NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX™ 850M GPU that can be overclocked thanks to ASUS TurboMaster technology, the G550JK provides the ultimate gaming-on-the-go experience. In a collaborative effort, the G550JK was used to scale Mt. Elbert, the highest peak of the Rocky Mountains, in an attempt to set the world record for highest elevation LAN party.
    Powerful, stylish, and feature-heavy
    The G550JK may be compact, slim and portable, but it packs a big punch. ASUS TurboMaster technology, along with dual fans and copper heatsinks, allow the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 850M GPU to be safely overclocked by up to 5%. Meanwhile, Optimus support maximizes battery life when not running GPU-demanding applications. .

    The sleek low-profile aluminum lines of G550JK are enhanced by the signature ROG color scheme of black with fine red diamond-cut detailing. The red backlight of the seamless one-piece hiclet keyboard makes it easy on the eyes when gaming in darkened environments while the subtly illuminated ROG logo on the lid adds a touch of exclusivity and makes sure opponents know exactly what they’re up against. Measuring just 1.1-inch at the thickest point, G550JK can go anywhere, and win everywhere.

    The G550JK’s packs a 15.6-inch Full HD IPS LED-backlit display provides a stunning visual experience with its wide 178-degree viewing angles and anti-glare coating for comfort during long gaming sessions. The included 802.11ac WiFi ensures ultra-fast ping times and transfer rates to deliver the best wireless gaming when paired with an 802.11ac router. ASUS SonicMaster Premium, incorporating ICEpower®, Bang & Olufsen technology and an external SonicMaster subwoofer, gives the G550JK powerful high-fidelity audio and added bass for a more immersive gaming experience.

    (Photography by Tek Syndicate)
    The G550JK on a quest for a world record
    HighLANder, an event hosted by Linus Media Group and Tek Syndicate on June 23rd, 2014 in Leadville Colorado, used the ROG G550JK gaming notebook to scale Mt. Elbert, the highest peak of the Rocky Mountains at 14,440 ft., followed by wirelessly connecting via an ASUS RT-AC68U router at the summit in order to set a world record for highest elevation LAN party. The elevation was certified by expert witness Elizabeth Thompson, a PHD student in Atmospheric Meteorology, and has been submitted to the Guinness Book of World Records for review and certification. Ten G550JK notebooks were used to accomplish the feat and along with 13 participants from LinusTechTips, Tek Syndicate, Newegg TV, and ASUS.
    SPECIFICATIONS1, AVAILABILITY & PRICING
    More information including where to buy the ASUS ROG G550JK is available here.
    ROG G550JK-DS71

    Processors

    Intel® Core™ i7-4710HQ

    Chipset

    Mobile Intel® HM86 Chipset

    Operating System

    Windows 8.1

    Memory

    8GB DDR3 1600 MHz

    Display

    15.6-inch AG IPS FHD LED backlight (1920 x 1080)

    Graphics Card

    NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX™ 850M with 2GB DDR3 VRAM

    Storage

    2.5-inch SATA 750GB (7200rpm)

    Optical Drive

    DVD Super-Multi

    Camera

    Built-in HD camera and array mic

    Dimension and Weight

    15.1 x 10.0 x 1.1in, 6 lbs. (with 4-cell Battery)

    Warranty

    1 year international warranty with 1 year ADP (Accidental Damage Protection) included

    1. Specifications, content and product availability are all subject to change without notice and may differ from country to country. Actual performance may vary depending on applications, usage, environment and other factors.
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    About ASUS
    ASUS is a worldwide top-three consumer notebook vendor and maker of the world’s best-selling, most award-winning, motherboards. A leading enterprise in the new digital era, ASUS designs and manufactures products that perfectly meet the needs of today’s digital home and office, with a broad portfolio that includes motherboards, graphics cards, optical drives, displays, desktop and all-in-one PCs, notebooks, netbooks, servers, multimedia devices, wireless solutions, networking devices, tablets and smartphones. Driven by innovation and committed to quality, ASUS won 4,256 awards in 2013 and is widely credited with revolutionizing the PC industry with its Eee PC™. ASUS has more than 12,500 employees around the globe with a world-class R&D team of 3,800 engineers. Company revenue for 2012 was approximately US$14 billion.
    PR Contacts for North American Market:
    Nick Mijuskovic
    Technical Marketing - ASUS Computer International
    Nick_Mijuskovic@asus.com

    Tammy Lin
    Media Communications – ASUS Computer International
    Tammy.t_Lin@asus.com