ROG Brings Gaming Fundamentals to Affordable Laptops with the ROG Strix G (GL531 and GL731)



  • An evolved core gaming experience: The latest processors, up to a 9th Gen Intel® Core™ i7 CPU and GeForce RTX™ 2070 GPU, offer speed and power for a wider gaming audience.
  • Intelligent Cooling with automatic optimization: Self-cleaning cooling increases airflow through the 3D thermal design, while automatic switching activates the right mode for the task.
  • Gaming and performance fundamentals to match: An optional 4-zone RGB keyboard, wraparound light bar, and Aura Sync-compatible peripherals, paired with a desktop-style keyboard with Overstroke technology, and intelligent Wi-Fi with RangeBoost.

Markham, Canada (April 23, 2019) - Today ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) introduces the ROG Strix G, which embodies streamlined design, and offers a formidable core experience for serious gaming at an affordable price point. Available in different sizes with refresh rates up to 144Hz, the 15.6” Strix G (GL531) and 17.3” Strix G (GL731) wrap key elements of a great gaming laptop in carefully designed chassis filled with the latest Intelligent Cooling technology. Featuring the latest 9th Gen Intel Core processors, up to a 9th Gen Intel Core i7-9750H CPU, and NVIDIA GeForce RTX™ GPUs, it brings impactful gaming performance to a wide audience. It includes a comfortable keyboard tuned for gaming, stronger Wi-Fi via ROG RangeBoost, and easy personalization with Aura Sync RGB lighting.

While the Zephyrus family dominates the ultra-slim segment, and the ROG Mothership and G703 are designed as desktop replacements, the latest Strix series represents the evolution of traditional gaming laptops. The Strix SCAR III and Hero III target esports professionals and serious players with bigger budgets, while the new ROG Strix G laptops were created for affordability without compromise.

Taking a leaf out of the luxury playbook

Lots of people use the same computer for work and play, the ROG Strix G series was created to serve both worlds. Inspired by a collaboration with the BMW Designworks Group to imagine the future of gaming laptops, the Strix G mixes elements of the classic ROG aesthetic with a stealthy vibe that’s stylish enough for any setting. Its understated design melds form and function for a low-key, almost professional feel is still eye-catching.

Raised and carefully sculpted ridges on the laptop’s spine draw attention to the extra vents atop the rear exhausts. They rake across the back and down the right side, adding dramatic flair reminiscent of the gills on the “Face Off” concept produced by the collaborative project. Silky, scissor-door hinges are shifted forward to make more room for the extra ventilation at the back. They disappear into the laptop’s frame when closed, reducing exposure that can lead to cracking.

A brushed finish cuts diagonally across the lid with fine lines that flow toward the edges at contrasting angles. The unique pattern accentuates an asymmetrical cut-out between the hinges that allows unrestricted airflow around the additional vents. This offset element channels a design element explored during brainstorming workshops for the concept project.