Asus announces the ROG G550JK, used in the 'highest elevation LAN party' world record attempt

For the gamer on the go, Asus has recently announced a new addition to their Republic of Gamers product line: the G550JK. This notebook was used for the "highest elevation LAN party" world record attempt on top of Mt. Elbert, which has the highest peak in the Rocky Mountains, standing at 14,440 ft. The height of the mountain 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,” according to the press release.

The laptop is packed with top of the line hardware, such as a 4th generation Intel Core i7 4710HQ processor (2.5GHz, up to 3.5GHz with Turbo Boost), 8GB of DDR3 1600MHz RAM, as well as a GeForce GTX 850M with 2GB DDR3 of video memory. Additionally, the GeForce GTX 850M can be safely overclocked by up to 5% while using Asus' TurboMaster technology. The laptop measures 15.1 x 10.0 x 1.1 inches, weighing in at just 6 lbs. While this isn't as light as Lenovo's Y50, which starts off at 5.3 lbs, it will surely please consumers that are looking for a high-end gaming laptop.

The G550JK is available for preorder on retailers sites such as Amazon, B&H, Newegg and TigerDirect for $1,099.

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the cooling would be WORSE with thinner air. less heat capacity... think about it this way: if you want your computer to run cooler do you turn the fan up or down? more air = more cooling. /physics'd

And therefore, if the laptop works even though it's harder to cool, then it must means that its cooling system is excellent.

Who says he actually played a game on top of the mountain? The press release just states he connected to a wirelessly router on top of the mountain. That way the cooling hasn't to be impressive.

Edit: Meant to react on posts above me but didn't clicked the right reply. :p My bad. :)

I have one of the older models and these are awesome things to have only if your in uni. Otherwise these are terrible laptops and terrible desktops.

Edit: I've had mine for about four years. Get a desktop if u possibly can!

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