Yesterday, at Computex 2014, Asus showcased a lot of PC / gaming oriented devices. Republic of Gamers (ROG) GX500 ultra-thin notebook was one of them. A gaming notebook with a 4K display (3840×2160 pixels), the latest Intel Core i7 processor, along with an Nvidia GeForce GTX 860M graphics processor and packed with ASUS’ exclusive VisualMaster technology to provide a 100 percent NTSC wide color gamut.
Being a gamer, the first thing I thought about was heating issues, an ultra-thin notebook packed with this much hardware ought to heat up. This isn’t the case, though. ROG GX500 features a dual-fan cooling system, keeping thermals low and preventing overheating while playing games of the highest detail. The GX500 also comes with a M.2 SSD running on a full PCIe x4 connection.
Asus will ship the GX500 with Windows 8.1. The company hasn’t announced how much the notebook will cost, but have confirmed that it will be available in North America sometime in the third quarter, in multiple configurations.