This entry from Taiwanese tech giant ASUS wouldn’t come with a humongous price without a good cause. Armed with the Intel Core i7-6700K processor that can be fully overclocked at 4.6Hz without the need to reboot, the ROG GT51 delivers an out of this world performance that undeniably intensifies the gaming experience. The integration of the advanced Hydro Overclocking System on the CPU also guarantees an unyielding stability during overclocking, which further pushes gamers to victory. (PC Buyer’s Guide)
ROG GT51 is no ordinary gaming machine. It’s engineered with ROG gaming DNA to give you mind-blowing gaming experiences you won’t find elsewhere. Pump up the Intel® Core™ i7-6700K CPU to a full-core overclocked 4.6GHz — without rebooting! — while you enjoy the eye-popping 8-million-color dynamic 4-zone LED lighting effects. ROG GT51: be prepared for awesome!
» 64 GB » DDR4 at 2800MHz » 16 GB Up to 64 GB » DDR4 at 2133MHz
» 3 x PCI-e x 1 » 3 x PCI-e x 16 » 4 x DDR4 LONG-DIMM SLOT
6 x SATA 6Gb/s ports
» Up to 3TB SATA III Hard Drive » 512GB x2 M.2 PCIE SSD (RAID 0) » 512GB M.2 PCIE SSD » 256GB M.2 SATA SSD » 3.5″ x 5 extension bay for additional HDD/SSD
» Slimtray Super Multi DVD burner » Slimtray Blu-ray Combo
Wireless Data Network
» 802.11 ac2 x2 (Optional) » Bluetooth V4.1 (Optional) » NFC (On selected models)
» ESS Hi-Fi Audio » High Definition 7.1 Channel Audio
Front I/O Ports
» 1 x Headphone » 1 x Microphone » 2 x USB 3.0 » 1x USB 3.1 , Type C » 1x USB 3.1, Type A
Back I/O Ports
» 1 x RJ45 LAN » 1 x PS/2(Keyboard/Mouse) » 1 x S/PDIF Out » 6 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 » 2 x USB 2.0 » 1 x Audio Jack(s) (Line in/Mic in/Speaker out/Headphone out/Mic/Headphone Combo)
» 500 W » 500 W (80 PLUS) » 700 W (80 PLUS)
» 26.2 x 58.4 x 58.7 cm (WxDxH) » 38.0 x 70.0 x 68.0 ~ cm (WxDxH) with Carton
» Warranty Card » Keyboard+Mouse (Optional) Wired » ROG Band(Optional) » Quick Start Guide *All accessories may vary in different market
» Aegis II » Audio Wizard » Cloud Storage Space － 100G ASUS Webstorage for 1 Year free usage » GameFirst IV » Xsplit Gamecaster *Softwares may vary in different market
» DDR4 at 2133MHz (Overclocked to 2400MHz) » NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX™ TITAN X 12GB GDDR5 (2-Way SLI) » NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX980 4GB GDDR5 (2-Way SLI)
What’s in it for you?
Turbine-like Air Intake. Fighter-jet-inspired elements give ROG GT51 an aggressive look, with its distinctive turbine-like air intake on the front of the chassis. And it’s not for show either: this intake is fully-functional, with a Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) fan that draws air into the cooling system. GT51 looks so good it won not only a 2016 CES® Innovation Award, but also a 2016 iF Design Award!
Futuristic Aerodynamic-Inspired Design. One look at ROG GT51 and you know it means business right from the start. Its bold and aggressive aerodynamic-inspired design comprises of sharply-angled polygonal edges and smooth surfaces, with your eyes being slowly drawn towards its centerpiece – the turbine-like air intake.
Customizable 8-million Color Led Effects. Dynamic light effects illuminate ROG GT51’s case, including the iconic ROG logo and twin side-light strips. You can even customize the RGB LEDs on the air intake with any of the 8 million colors! And when you overclock ROG GT51, the dramatic OC lighting mode is activated.
Internal ROG Aura Lights Effects. ROG GT51’s amazing lighting isn’t just confined to the outside — take a peek inside the case and watch the ROG Aura motherboard LEDs in action! You can even tailor these to match the feel of the game you’re playing.
Full Core CPU Overclocking. ROG GT51 is armed for victory, with a 6th-generation Intel® Core™ i7 processor for unprecedented gaming performance. ASUS selects the CPUs, ages them for 40 hours and fine-tunes performance to make them 14% faster than anything on the market. Combined with Turbo Gear this gives you one-click full-core CPU overclocking to 4.6GHz without having to reboot! The Hydro Overclocking System on the CPU ensures rock-solid stability during overclocking.
Thrilling Visuals. ROG GT51 supports up to NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX™ TITAN X (2-Way SLI) to create stunningly-beautiful gaming worlds. Enjoy your gaming experience with smooth, stutter-free 4K UHD at over 60fps! NVIDIA® G-SYNC™ technology minimizes lag and frame-rate stutter, and eliminates visual tearing to give you the smoothest and fastest gaming graphics — all without affecting system performance.
More Gaming, Less Waiting. Next-gen innovations such as a NVMe PCI Express® SSD, DDR4 RAM, and USB 3.1 speed everything up. The latest NVMe PCIe® Raid 0 SSD gives you data access speeds of up to 3.2Gbps – six times faster than SATA SSDs. And DDR4 RAM and USB 3.1 provide blazing-fast memory and I/O performance.
Become the lord and master of a real medieval castle! Accept new subjects, assign them to their duties, train and protect your men and women! Defy your rivals and laws of physics as you build and upgrade your fortress! (Google Play)
Hustle Castle is a role playing game where you are the master of your castle and subjects await your every command. Just like any castle, rooms are built and upgraded to accommodate your growing number of subjects. The main core of the game is to train and attack enemies to complete quests and earn chests as rewards. (Conburst.com)
Want to know more about Hustle Castle? Game on!
Publisher web site
November 10 2017 (worldwide)
» IOS » Android
» Role Playing
» Single Player » Player vs Player
What’s in it for you?
Story-driven campaign. In hundreds of missions your heroes fight orcs, giants, skeletons and even dragons! Battle magic, cold steel and cunning strategy – the end justifies the means!
Castle construction. Build new rooms for your stronghold and upgrade the existing ones. You’ve got all you need to create a dream castle! Begin the construction now!
Developing the villagers. Each of your subjects can learn new skills and wear any equipment. Train great warriors and scribes… and then swap them with each other!
Multiplayer. Get medieval! Burn and plunder the castle of someone you don’t like… And you don’t like all of them, right?
Now working on:
Clans: Join an exciting cooperative gameplay! Create clans together with other players, talk in chat, develop your kingdoms, train your champions, conquer territories and dominate other kingdoms.
Portals and mazes: even more options to earn unique chests with precious rewards. New enemies, new bosses and new territories!
Caravans: if you are tired of war, go into business!
The extension of the storyline campaign: get to the chief villain and triumph over the universal evil!
Collections and unique heroes
Daily log-in bonuses
The improvement of the visual elements of the game
The optimization and balance of the game process
All of these and many other innovations are waiting for you in the upcoming updates!
Meet the Traveling Merchant, who offers unique goods at palatable prices. The new summer chest contains beautiful sets of armor and weapons as well as a new pet! Take your chance to get stronger and richer.
Hustle Castle mixes very popular App Store games such as Fallout Shelter, Clash of Clans, and other hero versus hero combat games to form a unique game of its own. Mostly based around the infamous Fallout Shelter, Hustle Castle incorporates many of the same mechanics. You are started off in a battle with a few heroes against a very powerful dragon. Once defeated, you are brought to an empty and run down castle where the rest of your story will persist. From there you must build up your rooms, population, and economy to restore your kingdom’s former glory!
At its heart, Minecraft is a blocky first-person game about building things, exploring an endless wilderness, and fighting off nasty nocturnal beasts, but that doesn’t do it justice. Minecraft is to my 25-year-old self as Legos were to my 5-year-old self: a time-sucking, mind-bending, and sleep-depriving experience in the simplest of activities. It hits the right tune on the subject of creation: it really does provide building blocks for your imagination. (CNet.Com)
Want to know more about Minecraft’s mind binding block game? Game on!
» Mojang » Microsoft Studios » Sony Computer Entertainment
Publisher web site
» Markus Persson » Jens Bergensten
November 18 2011
» Microsoft Windows » macOS » Linux
» Sandbox » Survival
» Single Player » Multiplayer
What’s in it for you?
Minecraft has no real direction, anchoring plot, or specific guidelines. Players are dropped into a world with only the ability to carve out resources from the surrounding land; you’re a miner.
The game’s graphics won’t impress, but leaves you with one direction and focus: to build. Soon you’ll find out that as it gets dark, chilling around with a pickax probably won’t do you any good against the pixelated zombies, monsters, and other creepy critters after you.
Minecraft’s central focus is in crafting tools and collecting resources to pretty much build whatever you want. Whether it’s building more-powerful weapons to fend off creatures of the night or building that mega fortress to gloat at other miners in the open world, you’re still going to need the right raw materials. Make no mistake: this game is a grinder. But after toiling for hours and hours and finally stumbling upon that precise material you need is a priceless moment in its own right.
As a self-sustaining teacher, Minecraft fails. Don’t rely on Majong’s limited provisions to learn the ropes of the game. Instead, I recommend scouting the Net for community made guides: there’s a plethora of custom guides out there that will help you get the most out of this game. And really, that limit is all up to you.
If you simply want to focus on building and avoid the hassle of defending your fortress, then Creative mode is for you. In this mode, you have unrestricted access to all the building blocks and tools needed to build the structure or statue of your dreams, plus the ability to fly for kicks.
If you’re uncomfortable with lack of direction, then this game isn’t for you.But when it comes to open-world gameplay and mechanics, Minecraft is a primitive but fine demonstration of thriving on bare-bones gaming. Grab an ax and start digging.
Minecraft is a 3D sandbox game that has no specific goals to accomplish, allowing players a large amount of freedom in choosing how to play the game. However, there is an achievement system. Gameplay is in the first-person perspective by default, but players have the option for third-person perspective. The game world is composed of rough 3D objects—mainly cubes and fluids—representing various materials, such as dirt, stone, ores, tree trunks, water, and lava. The core gameplay revolves around picking up and placing these objects. These blocks are arranged in a 3D grid, while players can move freely around the world. Players can “mine” blocks and then place them elsewhere, enabling them to build things. (Wikipedia)
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Razer is well known for their Razer Blade and Razer Blade Pro lineup of gaming laptops. However, not everyone can afford to shell out $4500USD for the new Razer Blade Pro and that’s where the more affordable Razer Blade Pro FHD version comes in with lower, but still suitable specs for most of your gaming needs.Our Razer Blade Pro review takes a look at the FHD version and sees if the more affordable version can still offer the top-tier gaming performance for the on-the-go gamer. (TechAeris)
Want to know more about Razer’s Blade Pro Gaming Laptop? Game up!
Blade Pro – 17.3” (Full HD)
Blade Pro – 17.3” (4K)
Windows® 10 Home (64-bit)
Windows® 10 Home (64-bit)
Quad-Core 7th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-7700HQ Processor with Hyper-Threading 2.8GHz / 3.8GHz (Base / Turbo)
Overclocked Quad-Core 7th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-7820HK Processor with Hyper-Threading 2.9GHz / 3.9GHz / 4.3GHz (Base / Turbo / Overclock)
» 17.3″ Full HD, 1920 x 1080 » IPS, 120Hz, 16:9 aspect ratio, matte screen
0.88” / 22.5mm (Height) x 16.7” / 424mm (Width) x 11” / 281mm (Depth)
0.88” / 22.5mm (Height) x 16.7” / 424mm (Width) x 11” / 281mm (Depth)
6.78 lbs / 3.07 kg
7.69 lbs / 3.49 kg
What’s in it for you?
Performance redefind. The Razer Blade Pro gaming laptop sets a new standard for desktop replacement laptops delivering an immersive experience in an incredibly thin form factor. Equipped with a Quad-Core 7th Gen Intel® Core™ i7 processor, NVIDIA® GeForce GTX 10 Series VR ready graphics, ample memory, storage, and ports, and a massive 17.3″ display with up to 4K resolution.
Certified for perfection.As the world’s first laptop to be a THX® Certified Mobile Device by the legendary audio/visual brand, the 4K Razer Blade Pro gaming laptop delivers an immersive visual and audio experience. Display colors are pre-calibrated for accuracy, producing the best visuals for gaming, videos, and content creation. Plus, enjoy high fidelity audio output through the headphone jack.
THX Mode.The 4K display panels are tested for resolution, color accuracy, and smooth video playback. We collaborated closely with THX to ensure consistent image quality across the screen to deliver an unrivaled viewing experience found in no other laptop.
Amplified audio. In a joint effort between THX and Razer engineering, we tested for an undistorted audio output capable of driving high-performance headphones and speakers to deliver top-notch audio quality. These tests included frequency response, distortion, signal-to-noise, and crosstalk to ensure audiophile-quality performance with flat frequency response and low noise.
NVIDIA GeForce 10 Series graphics.Armed with the game-changing NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 10 Series GPUs, unleash gaming dominance with the incredibly thin Razer Blade Pro gaming laptop. The latest generation of graphics provides up to 3x the performance and power efficiency of previous-gen GPUs. The Full HD model of the Blade Pro features the GeForce GTX 1060 GPU, delivering amazing framerates for gaming and powerful processing for popular Adobe creative apps.
The 4K Razer Blade Pro model is driven by the GeForce GTX 1080 GPU, the most powerful graphics you can get in a laptop today. Play your games the way they were meant to be played, at ultra-settings and in 4K resolution.
Quad-Core 7th Gen Intel® Core™ i7 Processor.Dominate any task with the extreme performance of the Quad-Core 7th Gen Intel Core i7 processor. Enjoy high fidelity visuals and support of simultaneous 4K or 360-degree streaming videos on multiple displays. See improved performance and efficiency when storing, viewing, editing or sharing multiple projects. Enjoy immersive VR gaming experiences with the Quad-Core Intel Core i7-7700HQ on the Full HD model, with up to 4 cores with hyper-threading technology and up to 3.8GHz of speed with Turbo Boost.
For even more performance, the 4K model of the Blade Pro features the Quad-Core Intel Core i7-7820HK processor. Enable High Performance mode in Razer Synapse and instantly overclock the 4K Razer Blade Pro to 4.3GHz to tackle the most intensive tasks, all in a thin form factor.
VR Ready. Discover next-generation VR performance, the lowest latency, and plug-and-play compatibility with leading headsets—driven by NVIDIA VRWorks™ technologies. VR audio, physics, and haptics let you hear and feel every moment. Plus, bring more realism to every game with NVIDIA GameWorks™ technologies that deliver a cinematic experience and NVIDIA Ansel that enables 360-degree in-game capture to view in VR.
More memory. More storage. Equipped with dual-channel memory and hybrid storage configurations, the Razer Blade Pro gaming laptop is ready to do more and store more. The Full HD model comes with 16GB dual-channel memory for bottleneck-free multitasking, and a 256GB PCIe SSD for fast data access paired with a 2TB HDD for additional storage. Expandable to 32GB of memory and up to 2TB SSD and 4TB HDD* capacities, the Full HD Razer Blade Pro can be customized to meet a range of user needs.
The 4k Razer Blade Pro gaming laptop is pre-loaded with 32GB of dual-channel memory and features blazing fast dual PCIe SSDs configured in RAID 0, with capacities up to 2TB.
Advanced connectivity. The Thunderbolt™ 3 technology in the new Razer Blade Pro brings Thunderbolt to USB-C at speeds up to 40 Gbps, creating one compact port that does it all. With the ability to connect to USB, Display Port, PCI Express, and Thunderbolt devices it is the most versatile connection available. A single cable now provides four times the data and twice the video bandwidth of any other cable, perfect for gaming and editing 4K content via external displays.
Leave lag behind with the high performance Killer DoubleShot Pro networking technology. By automatically detecting and prioritizing the game or program in use, Killer DoubleShot Pro maximizes the network bandwidth so you can enjoy a stutter and lag free online gaming or streaming experience.
1920 X 1080 120hz IPS Matte Display. Ideal for gaming, the 17.3″ Full HD display offers an optimal resolution for high frame rates paired with 120Hz refresh capability, delivering a fast and smooth visual experience. The matte finish of the IPS display allows for great color and viewing angles, while improving overall viewablility whether playing indoors or on-the-go.
3840 X 2160 IGZO Touchscreen display. Watch, play, and create in eye-popping 4K resolution on the 17.3″ state-of-the-art IGZO (Indium Gallium Zinc Oxide) display. Large screen real estate and 8.3 million pixels allow you to experience everything in stunning visual clarity, whether you’re playing the latest PC games, being immersed in 4K content, or creating your latest masterpiece.
Smooth gaming NVIDIA® G-Sync™.The 4K model of the Blade Pro features NVIDIA G-SYNC display technology which delivers a breathtaking gaming experience through the elimination of screen tearing by synchronizing the display refresh rates to the GPU. The result is less screen stutter, smoother and faster gameplay to give you the best gaming visuals and a competitive edge.
Picture perfect.Experience amazing color saturation with the 17.3” 4K display featuring 100% Adobe RGB color space coverage. Images are bright and clearly visible with wide viewing angles of up to 170 degrees. Whether developing your next game, editing photos or videos, or creating your next 3D printable object, the Razer Blade Pro was designed for the ultimate visual clarity.
World’s first ultra-low-profile mechanical keyboard. Play like a pro, type like an expert. The ultra-low-profile mechanical keyboard of the Razer Blade Pro (4K model only) was built from the ground up to bring you an uncompromised desktop grade experience that feels tactile, accurate and responsive for work or play. This revolutionary technology with slim chiclet keycaps raises the bar for ultra-mobile keyboards. Featuring anti-ghosting capabilities, optimized reset points and an actuation force of 65g, the world’s first ultra-low-profile mechanical switch delivers the same performance and clicky feel as a traditional mechanical keyboard.
Razer Chroma Lighting with 16.8 million color options. Light up your world with Razer Chroma™. Featuring the full spectrum of 16.8 million colors with vibrant lighting effects, the individually backlit keys and trackpad on the new Razer Blade Pro offers endless possibilities for customization. Use the Razer Synapse software to easily choose your preferred lighting effects or synchronize all your connected Razer Chroma-enabled devices.
Truly mobile desktop replacement. You’d never imagine that all this power can be packed into a 0.88” thin CNC aluminum unibody chassis, but we’ve done just that. The result is a machine that is both refined and relentless.
Cutting edge thermal design. Pushing the boundaries of performance in a thin laptop design requires a super-efficient thermal management solution to keep the heat at bay. To survive the heat of the most graphically intense battles, the Razer Blade Pro utilizes an innovative custom cooling solution. Both models are designed to move heat away from user touchpoints while maintaining high performance levels.
The 4K model of the Blade Pro with NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 graphics utilizes dynamic heat exchanges coupled with bleeding edge vapor chamber technology to spread heat out quickly, evenly and efficiently. To avoid “hot spots” the thermal design facilitates air movement within the chassis to deliver a cool and comfortable experience, whether you’re gaming on ultra-settings in 4K or rendering high resolution 3D animations.
More ports. More possibilities. Connect your devices, peripherals or accessories with more ports than ever.
Small footprint. More power. Designed as a portable powerhouse, the Razer Blade Pro is an uncompromising machine that you can take anywhere you go. To match its incredible performance and portability, the power adapter was built to be just as sleek, slim, and durable while delivering all the power required to drive this machine. The Full HD model uses a 165W adapter, while the 4K model steps up the power to 250W. Both feature a braided cable and built-in cord management, providing the perfect travel companion.
Windows 10. With the Razer Blade and Windows 10, you can start from the desktop you’ve always known. Windows 10 is the best combination of Windows – with lots of similarities to Windows 7 including the Start menu. Enjoy access to stunning DirectX 12 visuals while getting the most performance out of your Razer Blade. Also stream games from your Xbox One console right to your Blade.
Produce like a pro. The Razer Blade Pro is the ultimate weapon of choice for both gaming and music production. To help arm your creativity, owners of the Razer Blade Pro are eligible for a free download and full license of FL Studio 12 Producer Edition – one of the most popular professional music production suites for PC ($199 value).
Experience FL Studio like never before with Razer Chroma integration. Assign individual effects for specific channels and watch your Chroma enabled devices light up as you drop the beat.
Get access to video tutorials, music samples, and more from top artists including Anderson .Paak, Noisia, Metro Boomin, and many more — all on music.razerzone.com.