MANILA, Philippines (July 30, 2019) — ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) goes back to where the passion for PC gaming came from – right in the center of DIY PC market – Gilmore, Quezon City, and formally opens its sixth and newest ROG concept store in the country.
The complete ROG ecosystem, all in one place
ROG Gilmore boasts of a complete gaming product lineup. The latest components, monitors, laptops, routers, peripherals, and accessories can be found in the store. Being in a place that’s known to be where most of new products become available, the store will provide up-to-date ROG products for its customers.
In a statement by Eason Lin, ASUS Philippines country manager, “With the opening of ROG Gilmore, we would like to thank all the passionate gamers who have trusted the brand for more than 10 years. This concept store is a testament to our never-ending search of incredible. Moreover, by putting our concept store in the heart of DIY PC market, we cement our leading position in the industry as the No. 1 gaming brand.”
ROG Gilmore complete with demo products for gamers and customers to test the products first before getting the product. From the latest DIY PC system to gaming laptops, the store will regularly update their demo products.
Also present in the store is the ROG brand wall, where most of ROG’s core products can be seen in a stylish and modern way. Like the demo units, these displayed products will also be updated as new products come into the market.
New ROG products for Q3 2019
ROG also revealed new products to become available in the third quarter of 2019. In the announcement were the new ROG Strix 20 Super series, ROG PG35VQ, ROG Strix Scope, and ROG Strix Carry.
ROG Swift PG35VQ: The Gaming Master
The ROG Swift PG35VQ gaming monitor features a 35-inch UWQHD (3440 x 1440) resolution HDR panel with a 21:9 aspect ratio, 200Hz refresh rate and 2ms response time. It is an ultra-wide masterpiece brimming with advanced features and technology to take gaming visuals to the next level of immersion and fluidity.
With full array local dimming (FALD) LED backlighting that’s dynamically controlled across 512 zones, a peak brightness of 1,000 nits in each zone with DisplayHDR 1000 certification, and NVIDIA G-SYNC™ Ultimate technology, ROG Swift PG35VQ delivers nuanced and realistic scenes with detailed shadows and highlights stunning contrast, cinematic color, and low latency to deliver the best HDR gaming experiences.
In addition to its advanced panel, ROG Swift PG35VQ comes with Smart Fan Control, an ROG-exclusive feature that ensures optimized cooling and whisper-quiet operation by dynamically controlling the fan speed based on thermal requirements. The monitor also features a foolproof VESA mounting kit, ASUS Aura sync for harmonized, system-wide lighting effects and a hi-fi-grade ESS 9118 digital-to-analogue converter (DAC) for exceptional gaming audio.
ROG Strix Scope: Built for Action
The ROG Strix Scope mechanical keyboard is equipped with world-renowned German Cherry MX RGB switches to give gamers that preferred crisp feel and solid tactile feedback demanded in a keyboard as well as the Xccurate design which makes the Ctrl key two times wider to benefit first-person-shooter (FPS) gamers. Besides the premium ROG slash design on the aluminum top plate and Aura-sync compatibility for synchronizing LED lighting effects, ROG added a new Stealth key, which enables gamers to instantly hide all apps and mute any sound immediately, and the quick-toggle switch to quickly switch between functions and media inputs. The keyboard also comes with four additional sliver-hued WASD keycaps for customization as well as a keycap puller tool for easy keycap removal.
ROG Strix Carry: Game anytime, anywhere
ROG Strix Carry is a pocket-sized wireless gaming mouse that delivers up to 400+ hours of battery life, so it’s always ready for work or play – at home, at the office or on the go.
There’s a lot of design and technology packed into Strix Carry to create a serious gaming mouse in a compact form. It’s equipped with 50-million click replaceable Omron switches and a high-performance Pixart PMW3330 optical sensor with up to 7,200 DPI for smooth, precise tracking. This also tracks at up to 150 inches per second (IPS) and at up to 30 g acceleration, so Strix Carry catches the swiftest sweeps and strafes with superb accuracy.
The new mouse features a comfortable right-handed design, with a textured thumb rest for a firm grip. A button behind the click wheel enables on-the-fly DPI toggling, so it’s easy to flit between twitchy shooters or sedate web browsing. The left-side navigation buttons are also thoughtfully mounted high on the chassis, so they’re within easy reach for back and forward actions but unlikely to be clicked by accident.
Pricing and Availability
The ROG Swift PG35VQ, ROG Strix Scope, and ROG Strix Carry will be available Q3 2019.
ROG Swift PG35VQ
ROG Strix Scope
ROG Strix Carry
The World’s Best Selling Gaming Laptops
ROG Gilmore also boasts the availability of the latest ROG Gaming Laptops. From the thin, light, powerful and award-winning Zephyrus Lineup and the eSports focused Strix lineup; these high-refresh rate laptops powered by the latest 9th generation Intel Processors and NVIDIA RTX GPU’s displays allow you to work and play wherever you go.
Some of the models available include the award winning Zephyrus S GX701, the high powered Strix Scar III with the world’s fastest 240hz Gaming Laptop Display, and the military grade certified TUF Gaming FX505.
Buyers can also get up to Php 84,000 worth of bundled items including rare collectibles such as ROG Jackets, shirts, Intel creativity packs and ROG G-shocks by purchasing an ROG Laptop at the Gilmore Concept Store until August 4, 2019.
ROG Philippines Announces ROG Elite Rewards
ROG Philippines officially launches the ROG ELITE REWARDS program. Fans of the brand can start collecting participation points in exchange for exclusive ROG items, ranging from limited edition accessories to more premium products, such as the ROG Strix Fusion headset and the ROG Phone.
Note: I also wrote an article about my own experience from the ASUS ROG Gilmore Concept Store Launch which you can check out here.