As well as unveiling new additions to their range of Asus Tinker Board mini PC systems, Asus has also unveiled a new finish now available to apply to the range of Asus ROG gaming laptop systems. Glacier Blue is coming with cooler weather later this year in the Zephyrus S GX502, Zephyrus M GU502, and Strix G G531 and G731. The Asus Glacier Blue gaming laptops will be available starting in Q3 2019 and are expected to cost the same as other finishes.
“Our ultra-slim Zephyrus S GX502 and Zephyrus M GU502 laptops are Glacier Blue all over. Already incredibly thin from body to bezel, they don’t reap additional benefits from pairing with black. Instead, the chilly blue permeates the chassis and underscores the lightness of the overall design. These machines use magnesium-aluminum alloy body parts to deliver high strength with low weight, and the pieces are carefully painted to just the right shade.”
“Though Original Black is here to stay, this year’s focus on ROG Intelligent Cooling inspired our designers to find a cool color to complement our improved thermals. The result is a frosty shade that looks and feels brighter and lighter, bringing new energy to gaming laptops. To retain a sense of boldness and hint at the hardware within, we passed over sleepier shades in favor of high-energy blues inspired by science fiction.”
“Lighter colors present challenges; paler palettes lack the stark contrast that black provides for customizable Aura Sync RGB lighting, for example. Gaming laptops are also formidable machines whose power should be reflected by their appearance. To retain a sense of boldness and hint at the hardware within, we passed over sleepier shades in favor of high-energy blues inspired by science fiction.”
“Glacier Blue unifies these concepts with a wintery look at first glance that becomes surprisingly saturated upon closer inspection. This specific shade has a slightly silvery sheen in the light, making it appear paler and more polished from a distance. The brighter appearance helps mask fingerprints and other blemishes while also blending in with more mainstream and professional laptops. Bolder blue tones jump out when you’re up close or in darker environments, providing a shot of color along with more contrast for RGB lighting.”