This Asus ROG gaming laptop is inspired by skateboarding culture – but there’s a catch
Asus has designed a special ROG Strix gaming laptop inspired by skate culture. Created in partnership with legend Nyjah Huston, it features an Nvidia GeForce RTX 30 Series GPU, an AMD Ryzen 5000 series processor and even comes with a touch skate park.
Named ROG Strix Nyjah Huston Special Edition, the gaming laptop concept is built on the basis of Asus’ signature line of ROG Strix SCAR series laptops.
It’s a nasty laptop, but the bad news is, it’s a one-of-a-kind gaming laptop that’s made specifically for Huston. However, for those eyeing this beast, don’t give up all hope just yet.
While Asus’ post (via Digital Trends) doesn’t specifically state what’s under the hood, the laptop’s Special Edition is based on the company’s Strix SCAR 17, which offers a 360Hz refresh rate and 3ms response time.
Besides the RTX 30 series GPU and AMD Ryzen 5000 processor, it has a full optical-mechanical RGB keyboard and liquid metal cooling technology. Basically, it pairs the esports-focused Asus gaming laptops with the culture of skateboarding.
Design-wise, it contains elements that showcase both Huston’s brand and skateboarding culture, with street skateboarding as the focus. The laptop cover has been designed to “recall the concrete structures of a city”, with the Huston logo as the centerpiece. It also sports an RGB “katana cut” slash that lights up behind it, as well as an illuminated ROG logo.
A sleek, modular “Armor Cap” has also been added to the left corner of the back of the laptop, with a stainless steel piece replacing a rubber anchor, which Asus says makes repositioning the device easier. with one hand. Is this a little reference to skateboarding tricks, maybe?
The laptop keyboard displays a custom font that appears in the inscriptions on the chassis. For example, the number keys correspond to the scars of skateboarding, with the skull on the 0 key representing rebirth. Along with this, the designers replaced the digital lock key on the touchpad with the Huston logo.
The special concept also comes with personalized packaging. The box it comes in doubles as a skate park for the keys. Better yet, two keys are included with the laptop.
While no gamer or skateboard enthusiast gets the chance to play on Asus’ awesome gaming laptop (or the included key skate park), we can at least download the specially designed wallpapers and a Nyjah Huston Instagram filter.
In better news, Asus claims that the design of this one-of-a-kind laptop has given the company new ways to explore different laptop models, stating that “these explorations have paved the way for future innovations. “.
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