IFA 2017 | Asus ROG Chimera revealed with 144Hz 17.3-inch display
Asus has taken the covers off the new ROG Chimera, which the company claims is the first gaming notebook to feature a display with a 144Hz refresh rate. The 17.3-inch 1080p display also incorporates Nvidia’s G-SYNC tech and has a 7ms response rate, which should ensure a tear-free and seamless visual experience. This combination of display technology has only previously been seen in desktop monitors.
Under the hood, the Asus ROG Chimera is powered by the Intel Core i7-7820HK processor. One of Intel’s most powerful 7th-generation quad-core mobile chips, it ships overclocked out of the factory at 4.3GHz. This is paired with Nvidia’s high-end GeForce GTX 1080 graphics card that can have its clock boosted to 1974MHz. In combination, Asus claims that gamers should be able to play the latest AAA titles on maximum detail settings.
The Chimera is also notable for including built-in wireless support for Microsoft’s Xbox One controllers, allowing gamers to use their Xbox controller across devices without the need for adapters. This feature also helps to facilitate Microsoft’s Xbox Play Anywhere initiative, which gives customers a free PC version of any compatible Xbox One title. It also allows gamers to seamlessly switch from a console to PC (or vice versa), picking up from where they left off on either platform.
Pricing, additional details and availability are still to be announced.
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