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Water-cooled ROG GX800 is ASUS’ latest mobile gaming behemoth

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Just as you thought water-cooling in a gaming notebook was overkill with last year’s ROG GX700, ASUS has upped the ante once again with its successor, the ROG GX800. Built with the same monstrous cooling system, the latest gaming laptop is now equipped with Intel’s most powerful Core i7 mobile processor and a pair of graphics cards that work together.

ASUS hasn’t specified which NVIDIA cards are being offered, but it’s safe to assume they’ll come from the recently launched GeForce GTX 1080 series. With the ability to overclock the notebook’s components using the bundled water-cooling unit, this would make the GX800 the most powerful gaming notebook on the market by several miles.

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ASUS’ GX800 has two graphics cards inside and one clever way to cool them off.

The Taipei-based company already claims the GX800’s dual-GPU setup is 236 percent more powerful than a single GTX 980 graphics card. We’ll have to see how real-world tests hold up to the benchmarks, but it’ll most likely blow away whatever you’re playing on right now.

What makes the ASUS notebook extra tempting – and a lot more expensive – is the inclusion of a full-fledged mechanical keyboard complete with colorful LED lighting. It’s quite a rare feature to have in any kind of laptop, and will provide much more responsive inputs while gaming, bringing the experience closer to an actual PC gaming setup.

Oh, and it comes with two 330W adapters, meaning it’ll draw more power than most desktop computers. Don’t think for a second that such a setup would consume only as much juice as your everyday notebook.

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The ROG G31 resembles the insides of an alien mothership.

Speaking of dual graphics card setups, ASUS also unveiled its latest gaming desktop PC, the ROG G31 Edition 10.

Like the GX800, the tenth-anniversary edition G31 follows up on last year’s similarly compact ROG G20 gaming PC by adding another graphics card to the setup. You now get the newest Intel Core i7 processor and two NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 graphics cards in a space-efficient 20-liter case.

You’ll have to hook up the G31 to a separate keyboard, mouse, and monitor like any other desktop computer, but once everything is in place, you’ll be treated to competitively smooth gaming in resolutions up to 4K.

Full specifications and pricing are still out of reach for both gaming devices. If they’re anything like their predecessors, expect the ROG GX800 to go beyond P250,000 and the G31 Edition 10 to cost way more than the G20’s average price of P65,000.

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Exclusive freebies up for grabs with ASUS laptops this holiday season

It’s the best time to buy at ASUS!

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This year has proven the importance of reliable laptops as companies switch to a remote working setup for their employees. For those looking to upgrade their current laptops, now may be the right time to do so. ASUS has launched its Share 2020 Christmas promo where customers can snag exclusive freebies on a vast number of laptop models from the brand.

From November 25 until December 31, 2020, buyers can snag up to PhP 27,490 worth of bundled items when they purchase any ASUS laptops from concept stores and resellers nationwide. Laptops from different price ranges will receive the following items for free:

  • TUF H3 Headset worth PHP 2,100 for laptops worth PhP 30,000 to PhP 59,000
  • ZenScreen Portable Monitor worth PHP 13,390 for laptops worth PhP 60,000 to PHP 99,000
  • ZenBeam S2 Projector worth PHP 27,490 for laptops worth PhP 100,000 and up

To redeem the bundled items, register on this website.

Exclusive bundles for gamers at heart

Bundles are also up for grabs for ROG and TUF Gaming laptops this November 25 to January 26, 2021. More than PhP 53,000 worth of bundled items can be had when one purchases the ROG Zephyrus 15 Duo with the latest 10th-gen Intel Core i9 processor and ScreenPad Plus secondary display. Included in these bundled items is the ROG Chariot Core gaming chair which is worth PhP 18,000.

Steam credit vouchers, ROG gaming monitors, and more will also be given away for purchases of select ROG and TUF Gaming laptops.

Just visit this website for more information on the promo. Meanwhile, the mechanics for item redemption can be found here.

Professional gear for business laptops

With the opening of the ASUS for Business laptop store on Shopee, the brand is giving away up to PhP 196,000 worth of prizes on purchases done from January 1 to December 31, 2020.

Nope, that’s not a mistake — those who purchased their laptops from the start of the year are still eligible to win a brand-new ASUS all-in-one PC, ExpertBook laptops, and ZenWifi routers. Furthermore, the first 30 customers who will purchase from the store will also get the chance to receive an ASUS Wi-Fi Router worth PHP 4,250.

Customers can register from November 25 to December 31 on this website to redeem their prizes.

More exciting freebies and exclusive perks await laptop buyers this Christmas. Visit ASUS Philippines’ website for more information on their Share 2020 holiday promo. Follow ASUS Philippines, ROG, or ASUS for Business Facebook page for more updates and developments.

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MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, and Mac mini with M1 chip price in the Philippines

This is the future of Mac

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Apple unveiled its first ARM-based chip called M1, accompanying a new lineup of MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, and Mac Mini. These new devices will make its way to the Philippines, revealed through Apple’s Philippine website.

13-inch MacBook Air

Apple’s new MacBook Air with the new M1 chip promises to perform up to 3.5 times faster and do graphics up to 5 times faster, with its 5nm processor. It also features Apple’s new image signal processor, improving camera quality while reducing noise. Built with a fanless design, the MacBook Air remains silent. It can also last up to 15 hours of web browsing and up to 18 hours of video playback.

Apple M1 Chip with 8‑Core CPU and 7‑Core GPU 256 GB Storage: PhP 54,990
Apple M1 Chip with 8-Core CPU and 8-Core GPU 512 GB Storage: PhP 68,990

13-inch MacBook Pro

The new MacBook Pro with M1 chip promises up to 2.8 times faster performance than the previous MacBook Pro. It also boasts performing up to 3 times faster than the “best-selling Windows laptop in its class.” More importantly, it can deliver up to 17 hours of web browsing and up to 20 hours of video playback, despite the improvement.

Apple M1 Chip with 8-Core CPU and 8-Core GPU 256 GB Storage: PhP 71,990
Apple M1 Chip with 8-Core CPU and 8-Core GPU 512 GB Storage: PhP 83,990

Mac mini

There’s also a new Mac mini with the M1 chip, which performs up to 3 times faster than the previous generation. It can also handle graphics-intensive tasks by up to 6 times faster, and machine learning by up to 15 times faster. The new Mac mini prides itself on up to 5 times faster performance compared to its PC counterparts.

Apple M1 Chip with 8-Core CPU and 8-Core GPU 256 GB Storage: PhP 37,990
Apple M1 Chip with 8-Core CPU and 8-Core GPU 512 GB Storage: PhP 49,990


Currently, Apple’s new lineup of devices with M1 chip are still unavailable in the Philippines. This page will be updated to reflect any changes on its availability and other details.

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Honor offers special Halloween deals for its devices

Freebies, coupons, and more are up for grabs

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The Halloween season may not be exactly the time for gadget deals, but Honor is changing that. From October 20 to 31, European buyers can get massive discounts and vouchers on purchases of select Honor devices.

It is worth noting that Honor’s deals vary between European countries.  Participating countries include the UK, France, Germany, Italy, and Spain. Depending on the country, buyers may get up to 60% off or snag a handy 200 EUR coupon upon purchase.

 United Kingdom

  • MagicBook 14 / MagicBook 15 (AMD Ryzen 5 4500U; 8GB / 512GB SSD) — free Honor Router 3 and 70 GBP coupon
  • Watch GS Pro, Watch ES — free Honor Bluetooth earbuds

France

  • MagicBook 14 / MagicBook 15 (AMD Ryzen 5 4500U; 8GB / 512GB SSD) — 100 EUR coupon for the MagicBook 14, 50 EUR coupon for the MagicBook 15
  • Watch GS Pro — 30 EUR discount
  • Watch ES — free Honor Mini speaker

Germany

  • MagicBook 14 (AMD Ryzen 5 4500U; 8GB / 512GB SSD) — 100 EUR coupon and free Honor Router 3 (promo code: A100EUROVOUCHER)
  • MagicBook 15 (AMD Ryzen 5 4500U; 8GB / 512GB SSD) — 50 EUR coupon and free Honor Router 3 (promo code: A50EUROVOUCHER)
  • Watch GS Pro — 50 EUR discount
  • Watch ES — 10 EUR coupon

Italy

  • MagicBook 14 (AMD Ryzen 5 4500U; 8GB / 512GB SSD) — 100 EUR coupon and free Honor Bluetooth Mouse
  • MagicBook 15 (AMD Ryzen 5 4500U; 8GB / 512GB SSD) — 50 EUR coupon and free Honor Bluetooth Mouse
  • Watch GS Pro — 50 EUR discount
  • Watch ES — 10 EUR coupon

Spain

  • MagicBook 14 (AMD Ryzen 5 4500U; 8GB / 512GB SSD) — 100 EUR coupon and free Honor Router 3 (promo code: AMB147NM100)
  • MagicBook 15 (AMD Ryzen 5 4500U; 8GB / 512GB SSD) — 50 EUR coupon and free Honor Router 3
  • Watch GS Pro — 50 EUR discount
  • Watch ES — free Honor Sport Bluetooth Earphones

More exclusive perks from Honor

Subscribing to Honor’s website also gives buyers the chance to win exclusive prizes and perks depending on the country. Prizes include:

  • Watch ES — UK
  • Watch GS Pro — France
  • 9X Pro — Spain
  • 10 EUR — Germany
  • 110 EUR — Italy

The “100 Hours of Survival” role-playing game is also available to play this October 26. Honor UK will choose the winners on a regular basis, entitling them to a voucher which they can purchase to an Honor Watch GS Pro or a Watch ES.

Winners of Honor TALENTS Global Design Awards will also have their watch faces featured on the Watch ES watch face store. Plus, smartwatch users can also get up to five Halloween-themed watch faces for free.

For more information about Honor Halloween deals, visit their global website or follow them on their Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter page.

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