Collaborations are a huge thing these days with tech brands, and now we have not just the Asus x Bandai collaboration for their WiFi 6 routers, but a whole lot more. These new ROG hardware definitely have the sick aesthetics, in the form of a Zaku-II and RX-78-2 themes.
Asus x Bandai Gundam Gaming Components
Asus recently announced the entire collection of Gundam-themed gaming PC components and peripherals. From the image above alone, you can see there are motherboards, graphics card, power supply, AIO liquid cooler, monitor, PC case, Wi-Fi router, gaming headphone, gaming mouse, mousepad, gaming keyboard, and more.
Here’s the full list of Gundam-themed ROG hardware that’s already available in Malaysia:
- ROG Strix XG279Q
- ROG Strix RTX 3080 O10G Gundam
- ASUS RT-AX82U Gundam
- ROG Delta Gundam
- ROG Strix Impact II Gundam
- ROG Strix Scope TKL Gundam
- ROG Sheath Gundam
- ROG GX601 Gundam
- ROG Strix LC360 RGB Gundam
- ROG Strix 850G PSU Gundam
- ROG Gundam Motherboard (Unannounced)
- TUF Gaming VG27AQGL1A
- TUF Gaming B550M Plus (WiFi) Gundam
- ASUS RT-AX86U Gundam
- TUF GT301 Gundam
Asus x Bandai Gundam WiFi 6 Routers
The two Asus WiFi 6 routers being part of this collaboration is none other than the Asus RT-AX82U and the RT-AX86U. The former will don the red, blue, and white colours of the RX-78-2 Gundam, while the latter will be draped in Zeon red in the form of the MS-06S Zaku-II. These two Gundams are probably the most popular and iconic Gundams to ever be released, since its inception back in 1979.
Apart from the external Gundam aesthetics, the internals of the RT-AX82U and RT-AX86U are the same. They both feature the new WiFi 6 (802.11ax) ultra-fast wireless standard, with the RT-AX82U LAN supporting up to 2.5Gbps. The RT-AX86U also carries support for customizable RGB LEDs that are fully compatible with Asus’ Aura Sync.
Pricing and Availability
The Gundam-themed ROG hardware lineup is mostly just a cosmetic upgrade, while the hardware specs still maintain as their respective model. Here are their respective prices in Malaysian Ringgit.
Model Price ROG Strix XG279Q RM3,288 ROG Strix RTX 3080 O10G Gundam RM6,460 ASUS RT-AX82U Gundam RM1,282 ROG Delta Gundam RM839 ROG Strix Impact II Gundam RM239 ROG Strix Scope TKL Gundam RM695 ROG Sheath Gundam RM239 ROG GX601 Gundam Mid-Tower PC Case RM1,605 ROG Strix LC360 RGB Gundam RM1,319 ROG Strix 850G PSU Gundam RM1,100 TUF Gaming VG27AQGL1A Zaku RM2,266 TUF Gaming B550M Plus (WiFi) Zaku RM935 ASUS RT-AX86U Zaku RM1,666 TUF GT301 Zaku RM505