The International Consumer Electronics Show 2018 (CES2018) is happening right now in Las Vegas and ASUS has just presented a number of their latest and upcoming devices on the show floor. Let’s go through our easy-to-understand list and get to know more about their products.
The products can be break into 4 categories –
- ASUS Republic of Gamers
- Consumer Laptops & AiO PCs
- Small Form Factor Solutions
ASUS Republic of Gamers
ROG Strix SKT T1 Hero Edition
ROG Strix SKT T1 Hero Edition is a limited edition gaming laptop in collaboration between ROG and top esports team SK telecom T1 and comes bundled with limited-edition ROG-SK telecom T1 co-branded collectables. The cover of this limited edition laptop features the SK telecom T1 team and ROG logos. A signature of Faker, the world’s most influential League of Legends players, is presented on the bottom right corner of the keyboard palm rest.
ROG Strix SKT T1 Hero Edition is powered by an Intel Core i7 processor and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 graphics and features a 120Hz IPS-level display with a 100% sRGB colour gamut. The RGB-backlit keyboard has specially marked QWER keys and features N-key rollover technology. The keyboard has upgraded switches with 20-million-keystroke durability.
SK telecom T1 is a professional South Korean League of Legends eSports team, winning the 2013, 2015 and 2016 World Championships. SK telecom T1 player Sang-Hyeok Lee, better known as Faker, is widely regarded as the world’s best League of Legends player. On Dec. 7, 2017, Faker was named “Best Esports Player” at The Game Awards.
ROG Strix GL12
ROG Strix GL12 is powered by up to a factory-overclocked 8th Gen Intel Core i7 processor (up to 4.8GHz full Hexa-Core) and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 graphics. It features an expansion bay and an easy-swap SSD tray.
ROG Strix GL12 has customizable Aura Sync lighting effects. Gamers can customize the lighting effects for the ‘slashes’ on the front panel using over 16 million colours with several distinctive preset effects. The transparent side panel lets gamers showcase the internal components, including the water-cooling block with a glowing red ROG logo.
In addition to ROG Strix GL12, all upcoming ROG desktops and laptops will feature Aura Sync to enable gamers to synchronize lighting effects with supported keyboards, mice, headphones and other accessories to give their entire gaming setup a consistent look and feel.
ROG G703 is the world’s first gaming laptop with an ultra-smooth 17.3-inch Full HD wide-view display with NVIDIA G-SYNC technology for a 144Hz refresh rate. Powered by the factory-overclocked Intel Core i7-7820HK processor that reaches incredible speeds of up to 4.3GHz out of the box, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 graphics with a maximum boost clock of up to 1974MHz.
ROG G703 features the innovative Anti-Dust Cooling (ADC) system that enables it to rid itself of harmful dust and particles. Dust, dirt and other particles are ejected from the chassis through two dedicated tunnels, preventing build-up in the thermal fins for improved heat dissipation and increased system stability and lifespan. In addition to ROG G703, the patented Anti-Dust Cooling system will be available in the next generation of all ROG gaming laptops.
ROG G703 combines the best of laptop and console gaming with built-in Xbox Wireless that enables gamers to effortlessly connect their favourite Xbox accessories to ROG G703, eliminating the need for multiple adapters and swapping controllers when switching between their console and laptop.
ROG Strix Flare
ROG Strix Flare is an RGB mechanical gaming keyboard that combines top-notch performance with ergonomic comfort and brings customizable style to a whole new level. Constructed with world-renowned Cherry MX RGB switches every press of the ROG Strix Flare is of optimal actuation to deliver satisfying and reliable keystrokes.
Dedicated media keys, including a convenient volume wheel, are located on the upper left of the keyboard for instant access, so the gamer’s right hand can remain on the mouse at all times. A USB pass-through port lets gamers connect a mouse or other device, and a detachable wrist rest provides extra comfort during extended gaming sessions.
ROG Strix Flare features a stylish dual-textured case with the signature ROG slash design, and a swappable, illuminated acrylic insert emblazoned with the ROG badge. An additional blank badge is included, which gamers can customize with their personal or team insignia. Powered by Aura Sync lighting technology, ROG Strix Flare has individually programmable RGB backlit keys, and LEDs under both sides to create an under-glow effect that extends the customizable lighting beyond the keyboard. All of the onboard lighting effects can be synchronized with the vast ecosystem of Aura Sync devices to give gamers a personalized battle station with a cohesive look.
ROG Aura Terminal
ROG Aura Terminal is a quad-channel addressable RGB controller designed to bring gamers a more immersive gaming environment. Featuring innovative ROG Halo technology, ROG Aura Terminal enables stunning system lighting effects synchronized to in-game action. When LED strips are mounted behind a monitor, ROG Halo instantly determines the colours displayed at the edges of the screen and illuminates the LED strips with matching colours, creating a dynamic halo of lighting around the display for captivating gaming. ROG Aura Terminal can also be mounted on the PC case and connected to Aura Sync devices to create unified system lighting effects.
Bezel-free Kit is an accessory that enables gamers with multiple-monitor setups to visually eliminate the gaps where their displays connect, creating the appearance of one extra-large, wraparound monitor for a totally immersive gaming experience. Bezel-free Kit consists of vertical lenses and easy-to-attach mounts that connect the edge of each monitor at a 130-degree angle — the angle determined through extensive testing to provide the best viewing experience. An optical device that requires no software or power to operate, Bezel-free Kit uses light refraction to make the monitor edges disappear to the viewer. It provides an innovative, simple and effective method of increasing field of view and dramatically enhancing gameplay.
ROG Spotlight is an RGB lighting accessory that projects the ROG logo on a wall or surface, enabling gamers to display their ROG pride and create an enhanced gaming atmosphere. Its colourful lighting synchronizes with Aura Sync gaming gear, from motherboards to mice, to perfectly illuminate the gamer’s battle station. ROG Spotlight has a matte-black aluminium finish and a magnetic base for easy and secure attachment to a metal surface. It provides 360 degrees of adjustment, so the ROG logo can always be positioned upright.
Consumer Laptops & AiO PCs
ASUS ZenBook 13 (UX331UAL)
The revolutionary ZenBook 13 is a Windows 10 laptop that’s ultralight, ultrathin and ultrapowerful. It features a 985g all-metal chassis and all-day 15-hour battery life. Despite its compact, ultraportable design, ZenBook 13 doesn’t compromise on performance: 8th Generation Intel Core™ i7 processor, 16GB of RAM and 1TB PCIe SSD. Its Harman Kardon audio system delivers powerful immersive sound. Preinstalled Windows 10 provides a secure and familiar computing experience, including new features like Windows Hello, Modern Standby, and Microsoft’s digital assistant Cortana for more efficient and productive computing.
Offering easy portability and uncompromising performance for daily computing, the stylish 1.68kg ASUS X507 is powered by a 7th Generation Intel Core i7 processor, NVIDIA GeForce MX110 graphics and a flexible, convenient dual-storage design. With its slim-bezel NanoEdge Full HD display for unbounded visuals, and preinstalled Windows 10 including Cortana, X507 is the ideal laptop for daily computing and entertainment.
ASUS Vivo AiO V272
Vivo AiO V272 features an up to 8th Generation Intel Core i7 processor and NVIDIA GeForce MX150 graphics. The 27-inch multitouch display has a wide 100% sRGB colour gamut and 178˚ wide-view technology for truly great visuals and combines with the ASUS SonicMaster audio system with its bass-reflex speakers to offer a superbly immersive entertainment experience. The ASUS ZenAnywhere app gives users effortless remote access and turns Vivo AiO V272 into a personal cloud storage centre. Preinstalled Windows 10 provides a secure and familiar computing experience, including Cortana’s voice recognition capability for more efficient and productive computing.
ASUS Vivo AiO V222
Vivo AiO V222 has a frameless 22-inch Full HD display with an incredible 87% screen-to-body ratio for edge-to-edge visuals. Combined with its advanced ASUS SonicMaster bass-reflex speaker system, exclusive ASUS Splendid and Tru2Life Video technologies, Vivo AiO V222 delivers deliciously immersive visuals with superb, crystal-clear sound for the ultimate entertainment experience. The ASUS ZenAnywhere app gives users effortless remote access and turns Vivo AiO V222 into a personal cloud storage centre. Preinstalled Windows 10 provides a secure and familiar computing experience, including Cortana’s voice recognition capability for more efficient and productive computing.
Small Form Factor Solutions
PB40 mini PC
The ASUS PB40 mini PC offers unparalleled connectivity with up to six USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-C (USB-C) ports and an ultra-flexible I/O port with VGA/DP/COM/HDMI support. Its metallic chassis houses the latest 8th Generation Intel Pentium Silver processors for powerful performance. PB40 is also offered in a fanless design with Celeron processors for completely silent operation. In addition to its compact design, PB40 supports optional stackable modules for components such as optical drives to provide space-saving versatility for a wide range of usage scenarios.
PN40 mini PC
Powered by latest 8th Generation Intel Pentium Silver and Celeron processors, the new ASUS PN40 mini PC features a sliding bottom case design for easy assembly. Compact and lightweight, it measures 114 x 114 x 49mm and weighs just 700g. With a wide range of connectivity options — including USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-C for fast data transmission, and a changeable I/O port for VGA or COM support — PN40 is ideal for both home entertainment and business solutions.
ASUS Chromebox 3
ASUS Chromebox 3 is the latest addition to the ASUS Chromebox family and is powered by an 8th Generation Intel Core processor and DDR4-2400 memory for faster, smoother and more energy-efficient performance. It is equipped with a versatile USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-C port for fast data transfers, power delivery, and DisplayPort connectivity. ASUS Chromebox 3 will also support Google Play.
Tinker Board S
The new Tinker Board S features 2GB of RAM and 16GB of eMMC storage while retaining the same board size and component placement as the original Tinker Board. On display at the ASUS showcase room were two demos illustrating some of the ways the powerful Tinker Board S can turn ideas into reality. The first demo showcased how the memory and I/O speed of Tinker Board S make it ideal for image recognition applications. The second demo highlighted how the 192 KHz audio output and support for the digital-to-analogue converter (DAC) add-on cards can improve home entertainment.
ASUS Lyra Voice
Winner of the CES 2018 Innovation award, Lyra Voice is a two-in-one 802.11ac mesh Wi-Fi system and voice assistant with powerful stereo speakers, a microphone and integrated Amazon Alexa voice control. Users can interact with Amazon Alexa simply by talking to Lyra Voice, enabling them to play music, hear the news, check the weather, control smart-home devices, and more.
Part of the Lyra mesh Wi-Fi system family, Lyra Voice is a tri-band, AC2200-class device that communicates with other connected Lyra hubs to provide whole-home coverage with no Wi-Fi dead zones. It’s the perfect choice for wherever a smart assistant is desired — be it the kitchen, living room or bedroom. The system also integrates seamlessly with trigger and automation services such as IFTTT, making it easy to turn a traditional house into the connected smart home. Lyra Voice can be configured and controlled easily using the intuitive Lyra mobile app.
ASUS Lyra Trio
Lyra Trio is a stylish, dual-band, multi-hub mesh Wi-Fi system with unique antenna placement to deliver impeccable Wi-Fi to every corner of the home — banishing Wi-Fi dead zones.
Lyra Trio features 3×3 MIMO technology and seamless roaming to deliver superior Wi-Fi speeds and automatically connect users to the best possible signal wherever they are in the home, ensuring consistently fast and smooth connections. This eye-catching new Wi-Fi-system also boasts always-on privacy protection for all connected smart devices for the life of Lyra Trio, ensuring that security is always up to date.
The ASUS Lyra app puts users in control, enabling PC-free setup, network management and diagnostics, and automatically notifies the network administrator should problems arise.
RT-AX88U is a dual-band router featuring the next-generation 802.11ax wireless standard for ultrafast Wi-Fi speeds of up to 6000Mbps. With a revolutionary combination of OFDMA and MU-MIMO technology, 802.11ax technology provides 4X-faster throughput than 802.11ac technology on connected devices in traffic-dense environments, while also increasing network capacity and efficiency. With the latest 802.11ax technology and four powerful antennas, RT-AX88U provides wide coverage and stable connections. Moreover, RT-AX88U offers easy connectivity for multiple users. Its eight Gigabit LAN ports and MU-MIMO for both uplink and downlink communications make RT-AX88U the ideal solution for busy environments such as LAN parties, which demand high capacity for both wireless and wired connections.
RT-AX88U also includes AiProtection, commercial-grade network security powered by Trend Micro, to block and neutralize internet security threats for all connected smart devices. It’s also compatible with the ASUS AiMesh Wi-Fi system for seamless whole-home coverage.
NovaGo is the world’s first Gigabit LTE-capable laptop designed for truly connected mobility, providing users with an always-on, always-connected experience with Windows 10. This ultrathin and light convertible laptop is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 Mobile PC platform and features a Gigabit Snapdragon X16 LTE modem for lightning-fast download speeds of up to 1Gbps — 3X to 7X-faster than average broadband speeds. It has up to a 22-hour battery life with over 30 days of modern standby, and a built-in eSIM or Nano SIM that ensures seamless connectivity across borders.
NovaGo is a new breed of laptop designed for the tech-savvy user who is aware of the new and exciting always-on, always-connected possibilities offered by the Snapdragon 835 Mobile PC platform. The latest premium-tier Snapdragon 835 Mobile PC platform is designed to provide superior user experiences with blazing-fast connectivity and exceptional on-the-go power efficiency.
NovaGo runs Windows 10 S natively and provides users with a secure and familiar Windows experience including the Start menu and great new features like Windows Ink, Windows Hello and Cortana. Windows 10 S runs verified apps from the Microsoft Store, which provide a seamless and secure experience. Users can stay productive with Outlook and PowerPoint, get creative with Photoshop or InDesign, and be entertained by Spotify or Netflix.
ASUS ZenFone Max Plus (M1)
ZenFone Max Plus (M1) is the first model in the new ZenFone Max Series, the world’s only range of high-battery-capacity smartphones, perfect for modern, connected users that need their devices to just keep on going.
ZenFone Max Plus (M1) is the first ASUS smartphone with a 5.7-inch full-view display in an amazingly compact body that’s no larger than many standard 5.2-inch smartphones. With its expanded viewing area, compact size, dual rear cameras, convenient face- and fingerprint-recognition security, and a high-capacity 4130mAh battery — the hallmark of the ZenFone Max Series — ZenFone Max Plus (M1) offers a class-leading combination of features designed to encompass all of life’s adventures.