Irrespective of screen size, you can now have a consistent gaming experience
By Vishnu Anand
Bangalore, August 12 2019: When the smart phone wave swept the country about half a decade ago, conversations were mainly around camera performance, battery life, aesthetic design and chipset performance. It took a while for brands to take cognizance of a very important market, that took their job very seriously. Fun was becoming work for a new bunch of millennials who were spending ridiculous amounts of time on gaming. As console sales dipped and gaming parlours shutdown, it was inevitable that these folks moved over to their smart phones as their primary gaming device, while the more serious ones procured gaming laptops.|
Today, buzzwords like liquid cooling, GPU turbo performance, and Zen gaming modes find prominent space in smart phone launch presentations. Every brand -- from Xiaomi to Huawei to Asus -- want at least one feature in their phones to attract the millennial Indian gamer. However, it takes a serious gaming brand or two to really satiate the performance and aesthetics hunger of the entire gaming fraternity. Let's look at two contrasting brands that cracked the cheat code:
Asus ROG Strix G531: For serious fun
Imagine a gaming laptop powered by the 9th generation Intel i7-9750H core processor, 16 GB of RAM, the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 – 8 GB graphics card, all of it in a 15.6 inch display with 240Hz/3ms refresh rate. Asus is a leader in the gaming laptop market with its ROG Strix G531. With collaborative design between Asus and BMW design works, the gaming principle is similar to that of bezel-less phones, with tastefully placed exhaust outlets, a separate button to active a hyperfan, and a cool Aura Sync option to manage edge lighting and keyboard colours while gaming.
To complete the gaming experience, it comes with really loud and responsive sound, that comes from under the keyboard. The Asus ROG Strix G531 is one of the first devices to feature the NVIDIA RTX graphics cards. While this card has got rave reviews across the world, you might have to wait a bit before the currently portfolio of 18 odd games increases to a better number. For now, here's a future-proof gaming device which is ready to challenge any competition, mainly due to its disruptive design, cooling technology and performance. If you are a hardcore gamer, the price tag of Rs. 2,27, 999 shouldn't bother you much.
For our second gaming product, a phone, see here