ASUS Republic of Gamers Announces Stunning G550JK Gaming Notebook

Subject: Mobile | June 29, 2014 - 06:39 PM |
Tagged: Republic of Gamers, ips display, i7-4710HQ, gtx 850m, G550JK, asus, 15.6 inch

Fremont, CA (June 26, 2014) - ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) today announces the G550JK gaming notebook, a compact powerhouse with acrisp 15.6-inch display that offers all the benefits associated with the award-winning ROG notebook range in an even more portable form factor. Powered by the latest 4th-generation Intel Core i7 processors, and featuring an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 850M GPU that can be overclocked thanks to ASUS TurboMaster technology, the G550JK provides the ultimate gaming-on-the-go experience. In a collaborative effort, the G550JK was used to scale Mt. Elbert, the highest peak of the Rocky Mountains, in an attempt to set the world record for highest elevation LAN party.

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Powerful, stylish, and feature-heavy
The G550JK may be compact, slim and portable, but it packs a big punch. ASUS TurboMaster technology, along with dual fans and copper heatsinks, allow the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 850M GPU to be safely overclocked by up to 5%. Meanwhile, Optimus support maximizes battery life when not running GPU-demanding applications. .

The sleek low-profile aluminum lines of G550JK are enhanced by the signature ROG color scheme of black with fine red diamond-cut detailing. The red backlight of the seamless one-piece hiclet keyboard makes it easy on the eyes when gaming in darkened environments while the subtly illuminated ROG logo on the lid adds a touch of exclusivity and makes sure opponents know exactly what they’re up against. Measuring just 1.1-inch at the thickest point, G550JK can go anywhere, and win everywhere.

The G550JK’s packs a 15.6-inch Full HD IPS LED-backlit display provides a stunning visual experience with its wide 178-degree viewing angles and anti-glare coating for comfort during long gaming sessions. The included 802.11ac WiFi ensures ultra-fast ping times and transfer rates to deliver the best wireless gaming when paired with an 802.11ac router. ASUS SonicMaster Premium, incorporating ICEpower, Bang & Olufsen technology and an external SonicMaster subwoofer, gives the G550JK powerful high-fidelity audio and added bass for a more immersive gaming experience.

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The G550JK on a quest for a world record
HighLANder, an event hosted by Linus Media Group and Tek Syndicate on June 23rd, 2014 in Leadville Colorado, used the ROG G550JK gaming notebook to scale Mt. Elbert, the highest peak of the Rocky Mountains at 14,440 ft., followed by wirelessly connecting via an ASUS RT-AC68U router at the summit in order to set a world record for highest elevation LAN party. The elevation was certified by expert witness Elizabeth Thompson, a PHD student in Atmospheric Meteorology, and has been submitted to the Guinness Book of World Records for review and certification. Ten G550JK notebooks were used to accomplish the feat and along with 13 participants from LinusTechTips, Tek Syndicate, Newegg TV, and ASUS.

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Source: ASUS
June 29, 2014 | 08:58 PM - Posted by nathanddrews

I didn't believe it when I saw it so I went to their website to verify.

2GB DDR3 or 4GB DDR3. Not GDDR3. Not GDDR5. DDR3. It's got to be a mistake.

http://www.asus.com/us/Notebooks_Ultrabooks/G550JK/specifications/
Processor
Intel® Core™ i7 4710HQ Processor
Operating System
Windows 8.1
DOS
Chipset
Intel® HM86 Express Chipset
Memory
DDR3L 1600 MHz SDRAM, 16 GB
Display
15.6'' 16:9 IPS FHD (1920x1080) LED Backlight Non-Glare LCD Panel
Graphic
Integrated Intel® HD Graphics 4600
NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX850M with 2GB/4GB DDR3
Storage
1TB HDD 5400 RPM
750GB HDD 7200 RPM
750GB HDD 5400 RPM
1TB HDD 7200 RPM
Optical Drive
Blu-Ray DVD Combo
Super-Multi DVD
Blue-ray Writer
Card Reader
2 -in-1 card reader ( SD/ SDXC/ MMC)
Camera
HD Web Camera
Networking
Integrated 802.11 b/g/n or 802.11 a/g/n (WiDi)
Built-in Bluetooth™ V4.0+HS
10/100/1000 Base T
BT 4.0 support (on WLAN+ BT 4.0 combo card)
Interface
1 x COMBO audio jack
3 x USB 3.0 port(s)
1 x RJ45 LAN Jack for LAN insert
1 x HDMI
1 x mini Display Port
1X AC adapter plug

Audio
Built-in Speakers And Digital Array Microphone
Built-in 4 Speakers And Digital Array Microphone
SonicMaster Premium
MaxxAudio support
Battery
Power Adapter
Output :
19 V DC, A, 120 W
Dimensions
15 x 10 x 1.1 inch (WxDxH) (w/ 4cell battery)
Weight
5.7 lbs (with 4 cell battery) (with Polymer Battery)
Security
Kensington lock
LoJack
Certificates
UL, TUV, MIC, CE Marking Compliance, FCC Compliance, BSMI, CCC, GOST-R, CB, EPEAT, Energy star, IDA, CECP, WEEE, Erp 2013, RoHS, JATE

June 29, 2014 | 10:42 PM - Posted by KevTheGuy

I think it would've been perfect if the GPU had GDDR5

June 30, 2014 | 09:29 AM - Posted by Annoneimus (not verified)

Ill wait for laptops with gsync/freesync, tyvm.

Like 4k/5k monitors, laptops absolutelly NEED to have gsync/feesync if u plan to play any 3d games on it.

June 30, 2014 | 11:44 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

the 850?!?! :\
uhm no thanks

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