ASUS Republic of Gamers Announces Updated Strix Hero Edition

-- Esports gaming laptop designed for multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) games is now powered by an 8th Generation Intel Core CPU, and features a host of upgrades --

Key Points

  • Strix Hero Edition now powered by an 8th Generation Intel Core i7 processor, up to 32GB DDR4 memory, and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti graphics
  • Features a 15.6" display with a fast 120Hz refresh rate, wide-view technology, and a wide 94% NTSC (130% sRGB) color gamut
  • Patented trapezoid-cut lid, upgraded 12-volt fans, and Anti-Dust Cooling system provide exceptional cooling to ensure system stability even under high loads

Strix Hero

Fremont, CA (April 3, 2018) — ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) today announced that the Strix Hero Edition gaming laptop is now available with the latest 8th Generation Intel® Core™ processors and NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 10-Series graphics.

The newly updated model features a 15.6-inch display with a fast 120Hz refresh rate, wide-view technology, and a wide 94% NTSC color gamut. The Strix Hero Edition is specially designed to give gamers a competitive edge in Multiplayer Online Battle Area (MOBA) games like League of Legends® and Dota® 2.

Exceptional gaming performance

The Strix Hero Edition is powered by the latest 8th Generation Intel Core i7-8750H six-core processor and is available with up to 32GB of DDR4 2666MHz dual-channel memory. The new processor can reach speeds of up to 4GHz with four cores and 3.9GHz with six cores, and can execute up to 12 threads thanks to Intel Hyper-Threading Technology. In addition, Intel Speed Shift and Turbo Boost technologies enable the Strix Hero to handle every task quickly and efficiently, including simultaneous gaming, recording, and live-streaming.

The Strix Hero Edition features NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti graphics with 4GB GDDR5 VRAM. The GTX 10-Series graphics architecture offers the highest possible gaming performance and supports Microsoft® DirectX® 12, enabling the newest visual effects and rendering techniques for realistic gaming visuals.

Supersmooth Gameplay and True-to-Life Color

The Strix Hero Edition features a 15.6-inch display with a fast 120Hz refresh rate and wide-view technology to give gamers smooth gameplay and a better view of the game world. Its 94% NTSC color gamut provides a wider color range that’s almost equal to 130% sRGB in terms of color space covered so gamers can differentiate enemies easily — no matter how frantic the action.

Desktop-style Gaming Keyboard

In keeping with its designed-for-esports philosophy, the Strix Hero Edition has a desktop-style keyboard that’s optimized for gaming: it features four gaming hotkeys and customizable RGB-backlighting across four zones. The keyboard features ergonomically designed keys with 0.25mm-curvature key caps, and 1.8mm travel distance for responsive keystrokes. The keyboard also features a highlighted WASD key group, N-key rollover technology, and a 20 million keypress lifespan.

Advanced Cooling Features

The Strix Hero Edition has a patented trapezoid-cut lid design that doesn’t interfere with its rear exhaust vents, and features high-performance 12-volt fans that boost airflow and increase air pressure to improve cooling efficiency.

The patented Anti-Dust Cooling (ADC) system enables the Strix Hero Edition to expel harmful dust particles and dirt to improve system stability and durability. This prevents buildup on the heatsink fins — dust accumulation on the heatsink often result in compromised cooling performance.

Light it up with Aura Sync

Aura Sync technology lets gamers customize and sync light effects with Aura Sync-supported gaming mice, headsets and other peripherals to create a gaming setup with a consistent look and feel. It offers a full spectrum of colors and seven different lighting modes — all of which can be accessed via the Aura control panel.



The ASUS Strix Hero Edition will be available starting at $1099 MSRP. It will be available for pre-order starting April 3rd in the United States at retailers including: the ASUS Store, Amazon, and Newegg. It will also be available for sale at additional retailers starting April 16t.h. Please contact your local ASUS representative for further information.


ROG Strix Hero Edition GL503GE

Processor   8th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-8750H
8th Generation Intel® Core™ i5-8300H
Operating system   Windows 10 Home
Windows 10 Pro
Display   15.6" FHD (1920x1080) TN panel with wide viewing angles, 120Hz refresh rate, 3ms GTG response time, and 94% NTSC color gamut
Graphics   NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1050 Ti
Memory   Up to 32GB DDR4 2666MHz SDRAM (dual-channel)
Storage   M.2 NVMe™ PCIe® 3.0 x4 256GB SSD
M.2 NVMe™ PCIe® 3.0 x2 128GB SSD
Keyboard   Chiclet keyboard with RGB backlighting across four zones
Specially-marked WASD keys
Aura Sync
Hot keys: Volume up / Volume down / Mute / ROG Gaming Center
Travel Distance 1.8mm
Keycap curve: 0.25mm
Connectivity   1 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 (Type-C™)
3 x USB 3.1 Gen 1
1 x USB 2.0
1 x mini DisplayPort 1.2
1 x HDMI 1.4
1 x RJ-45 jack
1 x SD card reader
1 x 3.5mm headphone and microphone combo jack
1 x Kensington lock
Wireless   802.11ac 2x2 Wave 2 Wi-Fi
Bluetooth® 4.1 (version may change with OS upgrades)
Audio   2 x 3.5W speakers with smart-amplifier technology Array microphone
Software   ROG Gaming Center
GameFirst V
Sonic Studio & Sonic Radar III
Aura Core
XSplit Gamecaster (Free)
ROG Gaming Center Android/iOS App
Battery   64Wh
Colors   Mysterious Blue
Size   38.4 x 26.2 x 2.4cm (W x D x H)
Weight   2.6kg
Recommended peripheral   ROG Gladius II gaming mouse

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. Full specifications are available at


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About ROG

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