The festive season has arrived, and Asus is celebrating with a host of deals on Asus and ROG products that start on Black Friday.
Here is a list of some of these deals as they are found on Asus Store, Best Buy, Newegg, Amazon and B&H.
ZenFone 5Q Black $249
ZenFone 5Q White $249
The ZenFone 5Q is equipped with four cameras, wide-angle lenses on both the front. It has a metal-and-glass chassis and is powered by the Snapdragon 630 SoCand a 3300mAh battery
ZenFone 3 Zoom $199
The ZenFone 3 Zoom has two 12MP cameras in the back that work together to offer 2.3X optical zoom. A total of 19 distinct camera modes cater to every scenario, and a full manual mode that makes tweaking ISO, white balance, and shutter speed a cinch. The front-facing camera pairs a 13MP sensor with a on-screen flash, and the 5000mAh battery ensures the Zoom has enough stamina for a full day of shooting.
ZenBook S UX391UA-XB71-R $1,099
The ZenBook S UX391 is wrapped in Burgundy Red aluminum and is measuring just 12.9mm thick. It packs enough power thanks to an 8th generation quad-core processor from Intel, up to 8GB of DDR4 RAM, and a 256GB NVMe SSD. The 13.3" Full HD display is anchored by an ErgoLift hinge that also props up the keyboard at a more ergonomic angle. Three USB Type-C ports adorn the edges, including two equipped with Thunderbolt 3.
ZenBook 13 UX331 UX331UA-AS51 $699.00
The ZenBook 13 UX331 matches premium design with performance in a slim package. Based on a quad-core 8th Generation processor from Intel, it squeezes 8GB of RAM and a 256GB SSD into a 13.9-mm frame that’s wrapped in a champagne gold. The 13.3” Full HD display features an anti-glare matte coating, and the laptop weighs 2.5 lbs. With two USB Type-A ports, a reversible USB Type-C port, and an HDMI port, the UX331 has enough I/O to be set up at your desk with a monitor and your favorite mouse and keyboard, too.
ZenBook Pro 15 UX550VE-DB71T $1,399
Covered in black aluminum, the ZenBook Pro UX550 is a 15” ultrabook designed for more demanding users. Wrapped in black and silver and weighing in at just under 4lbs, it’s got a thicker frame to accommodate its more powerful components. The UX550 features a desktop-class Intel Core i7-7700HQ processor and a GeForce GTX 1050 Ti GPU. It comes with a 512GB SSD and its 0.75” frame has enough room for a host of ports for plugging into external storage and displays. It’s got an HDMI port and supports dual 4K monitor setups via two Thunderbolt 3 ports.
VivoBook Pro N580GD-DB74 $999
The VivoBook Pro N580 comes with an 8th Generation Intel Core-i7-8750H CPU, 8GB of RAM, and an NVIDIA GeForce 1050 discrete GPU. It has a 15.6” Full HD display, and 1TB of storage boosted by Intel Optane.
VivoBook Flip 14 TP410UA-DS71T $649
The VivoBook Flip 14 TP410UA is a 2-in-1 laptop powered by a quad core Intel Core i7 processor and 8GB of RAM. It has 1TB of storage and it is measuring 20mm thick. The VivoBook squeezes a 14″ NanoEdge touchscreen into a sub-13″ chassis and is light enough to throw into a purse or carry-on. The bundled ASUS Pen allows you to sketch out designs or take notes with pen-like precision in tablet mode.
VivoBook Flip J202NA-DH01T $199.00
The more compact VivoBook Flip 12 whittles down the beefier internal components of the Flip 14 to focus on the essentials. This 2.8-pound 2-in-1 is based on a dual-core Intel Celeron N3350 and 4GB of RAM and features 64GB of onboard storage. It’s ideal for those looking for a second device to tide them over for email and productivity on the road. It’s got the same 360° hinge as its big brother, so you can flip to tent mode for watching Netflix on its 11.6″ screen, or use it in tablet mode for reading or browsing. Windows 10 in S mode means you don’t need to worry about potentially malicious apps from third parties posing a risk to your device.
ROG Zephyrus S GX531GS-AH76 $1,699.00
The ROG Zephryus S is a gaming ultrabook that squeezes its six-core Intel Core i7-8750H processor and an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 with Max-Q design GPU into an thin chassis that measures just half an inch thick. Its ultra-fast 144Hz display features a 3-ms response time. It’s framed by narrow bezels that keep the laptop’s width to a compact 14.8”. AAS cooling system opens up a vent in the back of the laptop to improve cooling performance when the laptop is open, and also adds a flash of style thanks to some discrete Aura lighting.
TUF Gaming FX504
The 15.6″ TUF Gaming FX504 focuses on the essentials needed for fun and is powerful enough for the more creatively inclined who like to edit photos and video, too. Two configurations of the FX504 are on sale this year, the FX504GE-ES72 and the FX504GD-ES51. The former packs a six-core Intel Core i7-8750H processor with an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti GPU while the latter features a more modest Core i5-8300 with a GTX 1050. Dual fans and ASUS patented anti-dust cooling system ensure adequate cooling while you play, and the FX504 takes its TUF name to heart with durable construction to protect your laptop from day-to-day knocks and bumps.
Chromebook C202SA-YS02 $199.00
The Chromebook C202 is a ruggedized little notebook designed for education and built to survive life in the classroom. It’s got a reinforced, rubberized chassis, a water-resistant keyboard with 2mm of travel for comfortable typing, and has been drop-tested up to 3.9ft. The C202 is powered by a dual-core Intel processor with 4GB of RAM, and it’s got 16GB of eMMC storage. Two USB ports, an HDMI port, and an SD card reader have got you covered for connecting external storage.
The Chromebook C223 is available in red or a subtle grey. It’s got an 11.6″ HD display with an anti-glare coating. It measures just 0.7″ thick and is smaller than an A4 sheet of paper. Ticking away under the hood is a dual-core Celeron processor from Intel and 4GB of RAM. The 32GB of eMMC storage is enough to stash files for working offline when you’re without internet, and two USB Type-A ports allow you to connect external storage for transferring files or backing up your work. There’s also a USB 3.1 Type-C port with support for Display and Power Delivery, along with a MiniSD card reader.
Chromebook C423 and Chromebook C523
Chromebook C423NA-DH02 $239.00
Chromebook C523NA-DH02 $239.00
The Chromebook C423 and Chromebook C523 are bigger brothers of the C223. Measuring in at 14” and 15.6” respectively, size is the most immediately apparent difference among this family of Chromebooks. However, there a few other key differences between these bigger laptops and the diminutive C223. The C423 and C523 both feature metal finishes on their lids and NanoEdge displays that slim down the bezels on either side of the screen. Under the hood, you’ll find the same dual-core Celeron N3350 that’s inside the C223, as well as 4GB RAM, and 32GB eMMC storage for storing files and media for viewing offline. The C423 and C523 are equipped with two USB Type-C ports, two USB Type-A ports, and an MicroSD slot.
Chromebook Flip C302
The Chromebook Flip C302 is a premium Chromebook built for professionals with heavier workloads. There are two models on sale this year, one based on Intel’s 6th Generation Core m5-6Y54 CPU and a second one based on the 7th Generation Core m3-7Y30 processor, and each features dual cores with Hyper-Threading. Together with 4GB of RAM, both models offer smooth performance when switching back and forth between Android apps with multiple Chrome windows open in the background. The C302 has 64GB of flash memory. Its 12.1″ 1080p display offers a little more screen real-estate for work than similarly sized 11.6″ laptops, and a 360° hinge allows for easy switching between laptop, tablet, and tent mode.
Blue Cave router $129.99
Asus square Blue Cave router is wrapped in classy white, sits upright rather than lying down flat, and has an eye catching blue hole right through the middle. This dual-band A2600 router is capable of speeds of up to 800Mbps on the 2.4GHz band and 1,734Mbps on the 5GHz band. It features built-in Trend Micro network protection for keeping your network secure, and managing and monitoring traffic is easy via the mobile or web app. From there, you also have access to a host of network management features, including the ability to set up a guest network or deploy parental controls with website filtering and timed access for specific devices. If you live in a large house or have dead spots, you can use ASUS AiMesh to link multiple Blue Caves together to form a mesh network for more even coverage with hand-off between nodes.
Lyra Trio $199.99
Like Blue Cave, the Lyra Trio also eschews traditional router designs in favor of a modern aesthetic that’s more suited to modern home decor. The Lyra Trio rocks a pyramid-shaped chassis that’s decked out in white and blue. Its unconventional design raises the antenna above the circuit board at a 45° angle that improves signal strength to higher floors in your home. The Trio boasts speeds of up to 1750Mbps across two bands and is a ready-made mesh network solution that uses ASUS AiMesh to blanket your house in WiFi. Setting up your network and connecting your three nodes is really easy via the AiMesh app on web or mobile. Like Blue Cave, the app can also be used to set up a guest network, restrict access to certain sites, and monitor traffic on your network.
ROG Rapture GT-AC5300 and ASUS RT-AC5300
ROG Rapture GT-AC5300 $299.99
ASUS RT-AC5300 $239.99
In some ways the high-end ROG Rapture GT-AC5300 and ASUS RT-AC5300 routers are very similar. Both boast a trio of wireless bands that includes an additional 5GHz channel that can be dedicated to high-priority devices or AiMesh backhaul communication. With peak aggregate bandwidth of over 5000Mbps across eight antennas, they have enough capacity to handle busy WiFi networks all on their own. Intelligent traffic management and AiProtection keep packets flowing smoothly and securely, while support for the WTFast Gamers Private Network provides a faster path to select online servers. The Rapture adds Game Boost acceleration that analyzes network traffic and automatically prioritizes gaming packets. Traffic from two of its LAN ports is sent to the front of the line, as well, so you can ensure gaming machines always have top priority. With eight LAN ports in total, the Rapture has double the wired networking ports of the RT-AC5300, plus one more USB 3.0 port for shared storage and other devices.
ASUS RT-AC68U, RT-AC86U, RT-AC88U
ASUS RT-AC68U $99.99
Both of Asus' tri-band headcrabs support AiMesh, and they’re accompanied by a trio of dual-band designs. The RT-AC68U offers an affordable entry point suitable for networks with fewer devices. Although maximum wireless interface bandwidth is lower than on upgraded models, you still get essentials like AiProtection, a 3×3 antenna with MU-MIMO, and multiple Ethernet and USB ports. The RT-AC86U raises the stakes with more bandwidth on both bands and support for faster 4×4 MU-MIMO connections. It also augments Asus' adaptive internal traffic management with the ability to reduce ping times to select multiplayer servers through the WTFast Gamers Private Network. For larger networks with more devices, the RT-AC88U adds a fourth external antenna and four more Gigabit Ethernet ports. Two of the LAN ports can be combined in a faster 2Gbps connection to increase transfer speeds for NAS devices that support link aggregation.
ROG Claymore and Claymore Core
ROG Claymore (Cherry MX Red) $179.99
ROG Claymore (Cherry MX Brown) $179.99
ROG Claymore Core (Cherry MX Red) $129.99
ROG Claymore Core (Cherry MX Brown) $129.99
The ROG Claymore mechanical keyboard is built on Cherry MX switches, adorned with RGB lighting, and equipped with NKRO and anti-ghosting. Its numpad is detachable and can be mounted on either side, allowing you to modify the keyboard’s layout. With customizable per-key lighting across the entire keyboard, Aura Sync allows you to add a range of effects and coordinate colors with other Aura Sync-enabled peripherals and components. Customizations to the lighting can be stored along with your macros as profiles on the keyboard itself, so you can plug into any computer without additional set up. If you prefer a more compact keyboard, you can purchase a version of the Claymore without the numpad. Dubbed the Claymore Core, it’s got the same per-key lighting, N-key rollover, and on-the-fly macro recording as the full size Claymore, but its reduced footprint makes it ideal for smaller spaces where deskspace is limited.
ROG Strix Flare
ROG Strix Flare (Cherry MX Red) $129.99
ROG Strix Flare (Cherry MX Brown) $129.99
The ROG Strix Flare takes a more traditional approach when it comes to layout, though it does tweak some elements, like the position of the media keys and volume wheel to make them a little easier to reach. With a range of Cherry MX switch options, per-key Aura Sync lighting, on-the-fly macro recording, and a detachable palm rest, the Flare is versatile when it comes to user preference.
ROG Strix Magnus $119.99
The ROG Strix Magnus specifically for streamers and gamers seeking a purpose-built solution that addresses the challenges they face when recording in varied and often noisy places. It uses the same studio-grade condenser capsules as the Blue Yeti and Razer Siren, and features a dedicated noise-cancelling mode that filters out extraneous noise with the help of an additional mic embedded in the back. Aura Sync RGB lighting and a black and silver design ensure it matches the rest of your setup, too.
ROG Strix Fusion 300 and Strix Fusion 500
ROG Strix Fusion 300 $69.99
ROG Strix Fusion 500 $119.99
The Strix Fusion 300 and Strix Fusion 500 are relatively new additions to the ROG family. The former boasts a pared back feature-set for gamers on smaller budgets, while the Fusion 500 adds some premium features at a higher price point. Both share the same airtight chamber design and feature 50-mm ASUS essence drivers, 7.1 virtual surround sound, a retractable mic and LED lighting. The higher-end Fusion 500 subs out the 300’s analog boom mic for a digital one, and amps up the bling with Aura RGB that can be synced across multiple headsets
ZenScreen MB168B $109.99
The ZenScreen MB168B is a portable monitor measuring 15.6” in size. It features a 1366×768 resolution, connects to your laptop through the included USB 3.0 Type-B cable, and can be used in either landscape or portrait mode with automatic screen rotation to facilitate easy switching between the two. The MB168B measures 8mm thick, which is about the same width as a pencil.
ROG Swift PG348Q $819.99
The massive ROG Swift PG348Q stretches its panoramic panel across a 34” curve that extends into your periphery. The ultra-wide 21:9 aspect ratio and 3440×1440 resolution are the perfect fit for first-person shooters and driving games that plunge you face first into the action. NVIDIA G-Sync technology matches the refresh rate of the monitor with the frame rate of GeForce graphics cards to deliver smoother gameplay with lower input lag and no visual tearing. The 100Hz maximum refresh rate is noticeably faster than conventional 60Hz displays.
ROG Strix XG32VQ $469.99
If you want your big-screen fix in a more conventional widescreen format, the ROG Strix XG32VQ is even quicker. Its 31.5” VA panel (2560×1440) scales all the way up to 144Hz. FreeSync tech dynamically adjusts the refresh rate to match the performance of compatible Radeon graphics cards.
ASUS MG248QR $199.99
The ASUS MG248QR supports FreeSync up to a supersmooth 144Hz. The picture is sharper at speed thanks to a one-millisecond pixel response time. This 24” 1080p gaming monitor includes a flicker-free backlight and blue light filters to protect your eyes, an adjustable stand and a powerful DisplayWidget Windows utility that lets you access monitor settings that are usually only available through the OSD.
ASUS Designo MZ27AQ $249.99
At 8.4mm on three sides, they help the 27” Designo MZ27AQ has an IPS panel that produces colors that cover 100% of the sRGB spectrum. The 2560×1440 resolution shows every detail, while wide viewing angles ensure you can share the screen without washing out anyone’s view. But the Designo can also loudly announce its presence with dual 6W speakers and an external 5W subwoofer developed in conjunction with Harman Kardon. Add DisplayPort and HDMI inputs, plus our full suite of Eye Care Technologies.
ProArt PA329Q $999.99
The Asus ProArt PA329Q has a 32” panel whose 4K Ultra HD resolution packs over eight million pixels. The IPS panel combines with a Quantum Dot Enhancement Film made by 3M, and together they deliver 10-bit color that covers all the gamuts: 100% sRGB, 100% Rec.709, 99.5% Adobe RGB, and 90% DCI-P3. Dialed-in at the factory for color accuracy with ∆E <2, the ProArt PA329Q is designed for content creators fresh out of the box. It supports ProArt Calibration Technology that helps you optimize for different color spaces and ensure uniform brightness over time. Asus' calibration tech also saves color profiles directly to the firmware to make them available when plugged into a range of machines, including both PCs and Macs.
ROG Crosshair VI Extreme $149.99
This X370 motherboard can handle everything from hardcore gaming to custom liquid cooling to sub-zero overclocking. The only handicap is its larger Extended ATX form factor. The PCB is loaded with headers for complex cooling systems that combine fans and pumps along with sensors for temperatures and coolant flow. There’s even a special header for custom monoblocks. You get practical features like integrated WiFi, dual M.2 slots, and an integrated I/O shield. Asus also loaded the board with Aura Sync lighting that can illuminate an entire system via headers for both standard and addressable RGB strips.
ROG Crosshair VI Hero (Wi-Fi) $189.99
Its ATX footprint is manageable, allowing the Crosshair VI Hero to squeeze into compact mid-towers, yet there’s still ample capacity for components, cooling, and lighting. While the overclocking features aren’t tailored for the icy temperatures attainable with liquid nitrogen, they’re powerful enough to get the most out of liquid- and air-cooled setups. Asus intelligent auto-tuner can even do the work for you, overclocking the CPU and optimizing system cooling with a single click. The SupremeFX audio uses an ESS Sabre DAC to improve output, and Asus optimized the line input to improve recording quality for streaming. The mother borad offers plenty of connectivity including built-in WiFi, plus onboard lighting and support for dual RGB strips and Aura Sync.
ROG Strix B450-F Gaming and Strix B350-F Gaming
ROG Strix B450-F Gaming $99.99
ROG Strix B350-F Gaming $84.99
AMD’s Ryzen CPUs maintain compatibility across multiple generations of motherboards, allowing the Strix B350-F Gaming to coexist alongside its B450-F successor. Both aim to provide the right mix of features for gamers looking to elevate their gaming without blowing their budget. The Strix B350-F Gaming features customizable Aura Sync RGB lighting, premium SupremeFX audio, and intelligent FanXpert 4 cooling management. Real-world performance is similar to the newer Strix B450-F Gaming, which adds support for faster memory and a second M.2 slot for running dual NVMe SSDs. The updated B450 model applies Asus' latest cyber-text pattern to a more blacked-out look, and it adds an integrated I/O shield that combines slick looks with simplified installation.
ROG Strix Z390-E Gaming $209.99
Intel’s latest Z390 chipset is primed for new 9th Generation Intel Core processors with up to eight cores and 16 threads. The ROG Strix Z390-E Gaming puts them to work on a board with stacked specs and an attainable price. It’s infused with AI Overclocking, a new automated tuner capable of quickly assessing the potential of your system’s CPU and cooling and then applying recommended settings to maximize performance. There’s ample capacity for extensive cooling thanks to headers for multiple pumps and loads of fans, and even NVMe SSDs get in on the action with heatsinks for both of the onboard M.2 slots. Gigabit-class networking is available in wired and wireless form, while RGB strips are supported in standard and addressable flavors. With all the ports that most systems need poking through an integrated I/O shield that all systems should have, the Strix Z390-E hits the sweet spot for gaming motherboards.
ROG Strix X399-E and X299-E Gaming
ROG Strix X399-E Gaming $259.99
ROG Strix X299-E Gaming $239.99
These two ROG Strix motherboards are tailored for next-level platforms with more cores, memory channels, and PCI Express lanes than conventional desktops. The ROG Strix X399-E Gaming brings Asus' touch to AMD Threadripper CPUs, while the Strix X299-E Gaming caters to comparable Intel Core X-Series chips. The X399-E offers a bit more flexibility with support for U.2 storage in addition to dual M.2 SSDs, and it has an extra PCIe x16 slot hooked up to the CPU for four-way graphics configs. In the blue corner, the X299-E downsizes to standard ATX proportions to expand case compatibility and adds an illuminated logo in the center of the PCB. Both support standard and addressable RGB strips, and they integrate 802.11ac WiFi to complement onboard Gigabit Ethernet.