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  • - Hey guys this is Austin,

  • and welcome to CES 2020,

  • where the madness has truly and officially begun.

  • Our friends over at Asus ROG,

  • well they like to bring out the special toys,

  • the things which are a little bit...

  • Okay, look, this is a monitor

  • that's running at 360 frames per second right now.

  • And I'm going to now proceed

  • to spend the next three minutes of this video

  • trying to explain to you what it looks like

  • because you're watching a video at 24 frames per second.

  • So this is the ROG Swift,

  • and what really separates it

  • from pretty much every other display out there

  • is the fact that it runs at a full 360 hertz.

  • Yes, we've gone past 60, past 144, past 240

  • all the way to 360 frames per second.

  • Now can you tell a difference?

  • It depends.

  • Are you good at games?

  • If not...

  • So this is very much aimed to be an eSports monitor.

  • It's not really meant for Ken to play Red Dead.

  • So compared to something like a 120 frames per second,

  • what I can see with my naked eye,

  • which I don't know why I would look at it with anything else

  • is the fact that while the 120 and the 360 look very smooth

  • but the main difference in the actual clarity of the image.

  • So if you try to look at, say,

  • like the text on this DOTA demo,

  • it's very blurry running at like 120 or 144,

  • or even up to 240.

  • Whereas at 360 it is razor sharp.

  • Now there are certainly downsides to this display.

  • So it only runs at 1080p,

  • it is very much not meant

  • to have like a ton of crazy high end like HDR specs.

  • The main idea here is that this is an eSports display,

  • it is meant to be the fastest display

  • that you could pretty much possibly get your hands on.

  • And if you're a Ninja,

  • this is going to be great.

  • And if you're everyone else who wants to be as good as him

  • be good first and then the display will be helpful.

  • JJ, in one sentence or less,

  • can you please describe why you love the monitor

  • that's right in front of us right now?

  • - I don't even need one sentence, man.

  • - That was your whole sentence.

  • - Okay, maybe I need two words.

  • 1152 zones, 1400 nits.

  • - That's a lot of brightness.

  • Thank you very much, sir.

  • This is the ROG Swift PG32UQX.

  • And essentially...

  • That's all I actually need to talk about,

  • he already hit it.

  • 1400 nits of brightness.

  • This thing is obscene.

  • So especially when you look at this,

  • so you can see that there a-

  • Well actually, you might not be able to see

  • because again all of the things that we're looking at today

  • are, you know, incredibly high brightness and contrast

  • and high frame rates that you can't really see

  • on a YouTube video.

  • But trust me when I say

  • this thing looks incredibly bright.

  • So especially when you look at the contrast

  • between some of the darker areas here in this fire.

  • I mean it is like eye searingly bright.

  • It is so bright.

  • And the cool part about this

  • is that you have a ton of other capabilities with the fact

  • that it runs at 144 hertz,

  • that you do have a full 4K resolution,

  • it's a full 32 inch display.

  • But when you're sitting right in front of it,

  • not even counting any of the other stuff,

  • just purely looking at the HDR implementation

  • it is absolutely incredible

  • how much dynamic range you're getting.

  • Now if you want to go even bigger,

  • there's the 43 inch display

  • which not only has a full 4K resolution.

  • What I really like is it will run

  • at a full 144 frames per second

  • with a single DisplayPort cable.

  • So there's no chroma sub-sampling,

  • it's still running at a full 10 bit.

  • And what you're getting here is a display

  • which well only runs at 1000 nits,

  • unlike the 1400 nits over there,

  • but it's still an incredibly good looking display

  • which is really nice and large.

  • However I have been very helpfully informed by JJ

  • that I forgot to mention that this has a remote

  • which would be perfect for, say, oh, I don't know,

  • a next generation console.

  • Now if we're being real

  • what I might be most excited for here

  • is the ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14

  • with built-in This Is branding.

  • How do you feel about that, Matt?

  • - I feel great.

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  • - So obviously the most exciting feature right off the bat

  • is the AniMe Matrix display.

  • I'm definitely saying that wrong,

  • I don't actually know if that's the final name.

  • But essentially, this is an LED panel

  • that is on the back of the Zephyrus

  • which you can completely customize.

  • Which we have very thankfully from our friends at Asus

  • done with This Is branding.

  • But you can turn it off, you can put whatever you want,

  • it'll animate with like a GIF or whatever you'd like to do.

  • But while that's really the showy thing,

  • what I'm excited for is what's inside this guy.

  • Because this is one of the every first laptops

  • to ship with the brand new Ryzen 4000 series mobile chips,

  • aka laptops are about to get

  • a whole lot more exciting this year.

  • So inside you have a couple of options

  • going from Ryzen 5, which has a six core design,

  • or Ryzen 7 which this is rocking

  • with a full eight cores.

  • Now I am incredibly, incredibly excited

  • to get my hands on this and play around with it.

  • Although unfortunately this one is heavily locked down,

  • so I can't so much as say the word Geekbench out loud

  • without it wanting to close itself down.

  • But what we're getting here is some serious boost,

  • I believe it's over 4 gigahertz on this model

  • and Asus is actually using their own,

  • I guess I wanna say custom version of Ryzen.

  • But they do have the HS model,

  • which is going to be running at 35 watts,

  • but give you the power roughly of the 45 watt model.

  • So essentially what you get here

  • is an incredibly powerful laptop processor with eight cores

  • in an AMD system.

  • Which is very exciting.

  • For real though,

  • this is an incredibly exciting moment

  • because laptops especially

  • have been very, very much dominated by Intel,

  • even on the gaming side but especially on the portable side.

  • However with Zen 2 hitting with the Ryzen 4000 series,

  • going up to eight cores on a laptop,

  • which let me just sort of make clear

  • is actually very portable.

  • So this is a 14 inch laptop

  • with an RTX 2060 and an eight core Ryzen processor

  • and yet it's not that much bigger than most Ultrabooks.

  • So it starts with Ryzen 5 and a 1660Ti,

  • but if you go all the way to Ryzen 7 and RTX 2060

  • we should still only be looking at about $2000.

  • Which for this level of power,

  • especially if Ryzen 4000 series is as good as I hope it is

  • is super, super, exciting.

  • It also has a really small 180 watt power brick,

  • which I say really small, but considering it's 180 watts

  • it is pretty small.

  • But the other cool thing

  • is it also supports USB-C power delivery

  • which means that as long as you're not gaming,

  • you could actually use a standard power brick up to 65 watts

  • and it will charge the laptop.

  • I should also probably mention

  • that it has a 120 hertz panel at 1080p,

  • or if you want a high resolution go up to 1440p at 60 hertz.

  • Now beyond that there are a couple of other things.

  • So of course it does have not only