Asus ROG launches Nvidia GeForce RTX lineup

ASUS Mothership GZ700 has been launched in the Middle East.
Updated 23 January 2019

Asus ROG launches Nvidia GeForce RTX lineup

Asus Republic of Gamers (ROG), a gaming brand, has launched its Nvidia GeForce RTX notebook lineup in the Middle East. It features two new flagship products, Mothership (GZ700) and Zephyrus S (GX701). The ROG Mothership (GZ700) is a 17.3-inch full HD detachable gaming laptop equipped with a factory-overclocked Intel Core i9 processor and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 graphics card, while the ROG Zephyrus S (GX701) is the world’s slimmest gaming laptop with an 8th Gen Intel Core processor and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 with Max-Q design graphics. 

“Launching the products here in the Middle East first after their unveiling at CES 2019 is a reflection of how important the Middle East is to ROG. Consumers here have shown that they want the latest innovations that ROG brings to gaming, and we appreciate their support and faith in our products,” said Jeff Lo, Asus MENA regional head. 

He added:“Esports (electronic sports) appears to have become an important dimension of the future of sports in the MENA region.” With the announcement of Dubai X-Stadium last year, Dubai is soon to become a regional and global hub for hosting video gaming events. This gives us an opportunity to attract millions of esports gamers, spectators and enthusiasts from across the globe. And as a brand, we align ourselves to the visions of the leaders and provide best of innovations for the esports industry.”

Bentley marks 100 years at Monterey Car Week

Updated 21 August 2019

Bentley marks 100 years at Monterey Car Week

As part of its centenary celebrations, Bentley hosted a number of events during the Monterey Car Week, from Aug. 15 to 18.

To mark the occasion, two models debuted — the new Flying Spur luxury four-door grand tourer, and the EXP 100 GT: A vision of luxury mobility in 2035.

The third-generation Flying Spur sets new standards of driving enjoyment and luxury, showcasing Bentley’s application of modern technology, while integrating the latest British craftsmanship and innovation features.

The new Flying Spur will be the most advanced luxury grand touring four-door available. 

Alongside its totally new and advanced aluminum and composite chassis, it features optional electronic all-wheel steering — a first for a Bentley, coupled with active all-wheel drive and the Bentley Dynamic Ride active anti-roll system powered by a 48V architecture.

The Flying Spur was put on display on Aug. 16 at the Quail — a motorsports gathering and at the Home of Bentley for the remainder of the weekend.

It was joined by the EXP 100 GT concept car, which made its US debut. With the EXP 100 GT, Bentley has reimagined the idea of grand touring for the future.

The EXP 100 GT is pure Bentley, inspired by the company’s deep understanding of the desires of its forward-thinking customers. It embraces artificial intelligence (AI) as a means to reassert the car as a place for creating, experiencing and capturing extraordinary human experiences and emotions.

It displays the future of luxury craftsmanship with a seamless fusion of materials and the intelligent curation of technology. The vehicle’s battery system will power four motors that deliver superior performance. Projected performance figures include a 0-60 mph time of less than 2.5 seconds, a top speed of 186 mph, and maximum torque of 1,500 Nm.

Ahead of the EXP 100 GT’s Americas debut, Bentley launched a new and dedicated app for Apple devices.

Released on Aug. 12, the “Bentley 100 AR” app uses a printable QR code to provide an augmented reality experience of the EXP 100 GT, allowing users to explore the exterior and interior of the concept car. Users can even interact with a virtual version of the car in full scale, by using the app at selected Bentley retailers.

Bentley was a featured marque at Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, where numerous classic models competed in Bentley Centennial classes, including Vintage 4 Cylinder, Vintage 6 Cylinder, Derby and Postwar.