Video: Hands-on with Asus ROG Chimera 144Hz GTX 1080 laptop

The Asus ROG Chimera is a many engaging gaming laptop launch during IFA 2017 so far. Here’s all we need to know.

The ROG Chimera is a world’s initial laptop with a 144Hz display. It’s not mostly we start a laptop specifications outline with a screen, though those who have gifted 144Hz screens will know accurately why. Your normal laptop shade puts out a small 60Hz (60 images each second), that is excellent for many uses though always feels a bit dull when gaming.

Desktop monitors have had this problem solved for years; 75, 100, 120, 144 and 240Hz monitors have been accessible for some time, and make gaming most smoother and some-more responsive-feeling. Laptops have always been a bit behind, and it wasn’t until final year that we started to see a few machines seem with 120Hz displays.

Asus has reset a bar again, with this 144Hz arrangement that also comes versed with Nvidia G-Sync for tear- and stutter-free gaming.

Related: Hands-on with a Asus ROG Zephyrus

The shade is a 17.3-inch affair, and it usually comes in a Full HD resolution, that is a small unsatisfactory deliberation it’s now probable to get reason of 4K displays with a same modernise rate. This doesn’t seem to be an IPS screen, either, definition that while you’ll get all a fun of a high modernise rate, abyss of colour will substantially come second to speed.

Still, elsewhere this laptop is a powerhouse, with an overclockable Intel Core i7-7820HK processor, and 8GB Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 GPU.

The laptop also comes with a built-in Xbox wireless receiver for Xbox One controllers, that effectively means a Chimera can be a sort-of unstable Xbox One, generally when we cruise how many Xbox One games are now accessible for Windows.

This appurtenance will set we behind $2999 (probably £2999) and goes on sale in a US in mid-October.

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