ASUS Showcases Latest Innovations for Work and Play at Computex 2014
Visit booth M0410 to experience world-class innovation in a product line-up that delivers the ultimate digital life for everyone
ASUS today showcases at Computex 2014 its latest line-up of world-class innovations. Product categories on display include at booth M0410 include the latest consumer and business notebooks, advanced workstation and gaming motherboards, high-style desktops and All-in-One PCs, 4K/UHD (ultra-high-definition) monitors, smart in-car technology and more.
Members of the media and the public are invited to experience these incredible products first-hand by visiting the ASUS booth at the Nangang Exhibition Hall, Taipei World Trade Center, Taiwan. We welcome visitors between June 3-6 from 09:30 to 18:00 and June 7 from 09:30 to 16:00.
The booth is divided into a number of areas. This press release provides an overview of the many new and exciting products ASUS is revealing to the world for the first time.
Powerful and stylish notebooks ASUS Transformer Book T200TA and T100TA
Taking pride of place at Computex booth M0410 are the latest ASUS consumer notebooks. ASUS Transformer Book T200TA is a two-in-one ultraportable with a detachable 11.6-inch tablet and a full-size keyboard dock with a hard disk drive and a selection of standard connection ports. With the latest quad-core Intel® Atom™ (‘Bay Trail-T’) processor, Windows 8.1 operating system and up to 9 hours of battery life, T200TA offers high-performance, all-day computing. The glorious high-definition IPS display offers wide viewing angles, perfect for media consumption or reviewing documents. Includes. ASUS Instant On technology ensures that T200TA is always ready for action, and it even includes a smart hard disk tray for easy storage upgrades.
ASUS Transformer Book T100TA is a high-performance laptop with a detachable 10-inch tablet. T100TA also benefits from the latest quad-core Intel Atom processor and Windows 8.1 operating system for outstanding performance a supremely lightweight form — the detachable tablet is one of the lightest 10-inch tablets in the world. Designed for work and play T100TA’s keyboard is engineered for optimum comfort typing, with 19mm key travel for smooth, responsive typing. T100TA offers up to 11 hours of battery life and includes ASUS Instant On technology.
ASUS Zenbook UX303
Also on display is the sublime new Zenbook UX303, which takes the combination of elegance and power to a new level. With its stunning new thin and light design, fashionable Smoky Brown color, and classic Zenbook design detailing, UX303 is an Ultrabook™ with a difference. The high-performance Intel Core™ i7 processor is teamed with dedicated up to NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 840M graphics for silky smooth performance, and the up to 3200x1800 QHD+ display amazes with its lifelike detail. SonicMaster audio, incorporating ICEpower®, Bang & Olufsen technology, also delights the ears with incredible sound.
ASUS N551 and N751
The latest revisions to ASUS N Series notebooks are a must-see at booth M0410. The new N551 and N751 models boast incredible sound, dazzling displays and supreme speed.
The incredible sound is a result of exclusive ASUS SonicMaster Premium audio, incorporating ICEpower, Bang & Olufsen technology. The listening experience is further boosted by an external subwoofer for powerful, immersive audio.
The 17.3-inch N751 has a Full HD IPS display and the 15.6-inch N551 benefits from an ultra-detailed 4K/UHD IPS panel with incredible wide viewing angles that span 178 degrees, allowing the screen’s full beauty to be enjoyed from any viewpoint.
The new N Series notebooks are powered by the latest up to Intel Core i7 processors and gaming-grade NVIDIA GeForce GTX™ graphics.
ROG G551 and G771
ROG G551 and G771 are gaming notebooks that break the boundaries, with powerful up to 4th-generation Intel Core i7 processors and up to NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M graphics. Both notebooks offer spectacular visual detail, in Full HD on the 17.3-inch G771 and 4K/UHD on the 15.6-inch G551 — allowing players to explore every detail of their game worlds. And with 178-degree viewing angles, the full-on clarity never fades.
G551 and G771 also feature an intelligent cooling system to remove maximum heat with minimum noise for gaming ultra-fast, stable gaming without distractions. ROG’s exclusive AudioWizard technology and boosted headphone output enhances the in-game audio, delivering immersive sound to match the stunning visuals.
GX500 is ROG’s new ultra-thin, ultra-cool notebook that offers gaming power to go. Just 19mm thick, which is the thinnest 15.6-inch gaming notebook in its class, and 2.2kg in weight, GX500 packs specifications far beyond its size. It boasts an Intel Core i7 processor, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M graphics and a 15.6in, 4K/UHD 3840 x 2160-pixel display with exclusive ASUS VisualMaster technology to provide an incredibly-wide (100% NTSC) color gamut — a world first for a notebook. Gaming on the go has never looked this sharp. GX500 is also equipped with exclusive intelligent dual-fan technology for exceptionally-efficient and effective cooling.
Versatile consumer and All-in-One PCs — ASUS ET2230, ET2231, E2030 and ET2031
The new ASUS ET22 and ET20 Series (ET2230, ET2231, ET2030, ET2031), an affordable series of 21.5-inch and 19.5-inch All-in-One (AiO) PCs designed with the computing needs of families in mind. Building on the success of the award-winning 23-inch ET2321 AiO PC, the new models sport a slim and stylish design, enhanced performance, unrivalled ease of use and — for the first time in an ASUS AiO PC — user-upgradable memory.
With the latest 4th-generation Intel processors responsive multitasking is assured, while the up to NVIDIA GeForce GT820M graphics exploit the advanced NVIDIA Kepler architecture for effortless video editing, smooth animation and responsive gameplay.
The all-in-one design reduces cable clutter to a minimum, and the slim casing tapers to a minimum thickness of just 13mm. Both ET22 and ET20 Series have an LED-backlit 16:9 display, with optional advanced 10-point multi-touch for outstandingly accurate and intuitive touch control in Windows 8.1. In addition, the built-in front-facing camera supports next-generation hand gesture controls to a wide variety of multimedia applications. The AiO PCs also feature ASUS Ai Charger II for fast USB charging, even when the PC is switched off.
Convention-busting small-PC power – ASUS VivoPC VM62N
VivoPC VM62N is the latest VivoPC, offering greater flexibility and enhanced graphics enjoyment. The flexible dual-storage design means that VivoPC VM62N accommodates up to two storage drives, enabling easy upgrades and the reassurance of a future-proof design. VM62N delivers high-quality 4K/UHD visuals performance, with up to dedicated NVIDIA GT820M graphics and a powerful 4th-generation Intel Core i processor.
VM62N also includes ASUS HomeCloud, exclusive technology that lets users easily store, share and stream files at home.
In-car smart technology — ASUS FalconView Live and FalconView Pro
FalconView Live and FalconView Pro mark new territory for ASUS – in-car technology. These smart digital video recorders are mounted on the dashboard and record to add a new dimension to driving.
With Full HD (1080p) recording capabilities, up to f/1.8-aperture Sony® CMOS sensor and up to 150-degree wide viewing angles, FalconView Live and FalconView Pro include a variety of safety-related Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), including both Lane Departure and Forward Collision Warning Systems (LDWS/FCWS).
FalconView Pro offers photo-burst and time-lapse technology to turn the best moments of journeys into brilliant visual memories, while motion-activated recordings are uploaded automatically to the cloud, for convenience and security. FalconView Pro also offers Wide Dynamic Range (WDR) that enables high-quality video capture even at night.
Motherboard design on the edge for power, speed and beauty ASUS Thunderbolt 2-ready Z97 motherboards
The ASUS Computex stand is well-stocked with the latest Thunderbolt™ 2-ready motherboards. The ASUS-exclusive ThunderboltEX II Series are flexible add-on cards that deliver the latest Intel Thunderbolt 2 transfer speeds up to four times (4X) faster than USB 3.0.
By fitting ThunderboltEX II Series to a Thunderbolt 2-ready ASUS motherboard users will enjoy bi-directional transfer speeds up to 20Gbit/s, and the ability to drive latest 4K/UHD displays and bandwidth-hungry storage devices at the same time.
The list of Thunderbolt 2-ready ASUS motherboards includes Z97-Deluxe (NFC & WLC), Z97-Deluxe, Z97-Pro(Wi-Fi ac), Z97-Pro, Z97-A, Z97-AR1, Sabertooth Z97 Mark 1, Sabertooth Z97 Mark 2, Gryphon Z97 Armor Edition and Gryphon Z97.
ASUS Hyper Express
ASUS Hyper Express is the world’s first SATA Express device — an external SATA Express enclosure. Hyper Express ensures solid compatibility and reliable SATA Express transfer speeds of up to 10Gbit/s with ASUS Z97 Series motherboards.
The 3.5-inch enclosure Hyper Express supports two M.2 SATA-mode SSDs or mSATA SSDs and includes a hardware button and software options to apply a RAID 0 configuration across two drives, allowing users to enjoy the 10Gbit/s potential of SATA Express instantly. TRIM is fully supported by the Hyper Express enclosure when two TRIM-supporting SSDs are installed inside.
Hyper Express is available from June 2014, to be followed by the launch of a 2.5-inch model later in the year.
Amazing ASUS Z97 mods
Visitors to booth M0410 will also be able to view some spectacular themed ‘mods’ built around the latest ASUS-branded, ROG and TUF motherboards. The amazing aesthetics of these mods show off the creative spirit of some of the world’s finest modders, delivering inspirational DIY possibilities that change the way people think about PCs and PC design.
The mods on display includes the ‘Diamond Grade’, a sophisticated ASUS Z97-Deluxe build created by Mod'n'Go Design’s Irenmodz, the beautiful Z97I-Plus-based ‘The Garden Of The Hesperides’ by Nwar-Modding’s Mixa, Jesse’s snow-camouflaged ‘Sabranco’ based on TUF’s Sabertooth Z97 Mark 1 and ‘Duplex’ by Ace finland, an ingenious two-sided mod that employs a hand-made I-shaped case to show off ROG’s Maximums VII Formula flagship gaming motherboard in all its red-and-black glory. Another exciting mod to view is ROG MaxiMini, created by Reapervon: this features the latest ROG Maximus VII Impact mini-ITX board in a compact car-themed build that embodies Impact’s portable and powerful nature.
Innovations for both education and business ASUS Chromebook and Chromebox
ASUS is demonstrating how its Chrome OS-based Chromebook and Chromebox computers are smart aides for education and professional educators. With the Chrome OS management console, teachers are able to easily manage multiple Chromebook and Chromebox devices, issuing assignments to students based on their progress.
The ASUS Chromebook family of fast, sleek, sophisticated and easy-to-use includes the 12-inch C200 model and 13-inch C300, both powered by latest energy-efficient Intel Atom processors. Designed for outstanding mobility, ASUS Chromebook boasts up to 11 hours battery life for all-day use. A unique extra-spacious touchpad — comparable in size to those normally found on 14-inch laptops — with multi-finger gesture support makes ASUS Chromebook incredibly comfortable and intuitive to use. ASUS Chromebook is around 20mm thick, making it supremely portable, and features up to ultra-fast 802.11ac dual-band Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0.
ASUS Chromebox is powered by an up to 4th-generation Intel Core i7 processor, and is an easy-to-use home-computing solution for all the family. It can be connected to a computer monitor or a TV, and comes with a keyboard and mouse. ASUS Chromebook features fast 801.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, four USB 3.0 ports, an SD card reader, and HDMI and dual-mode DisplayPort (DisplayPort++) video outputs with dual-monitor and up to 4K/UHD display support.
ASUSPRO BU201 notebook
ASUSPRO BU201 is a thin and light notebook that means business. Weighing less than 1.25kg and measuring just 20.6mm at its thickest point, BU201 includes supports for Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) for streaming content wirelessly to big screens, such as HDTVs and conference-room displays. Tested to military specifications, this attractive and powerful notebook has an optional 4G/LTE module for on-the-go connectivity.
BU201 is complemented by the ASUSPRO Ultra Docking Station for full connectivity. This sleek docking station offers HDMI, VGA, DisplayPort video connectors, along with four USB 3.0 ports and Gigabit LAN (Ethernet). It even charges the notebook.
ASUSPRO D810MT Desktop PC
For the office, there's the ASUSPRO D810MT desktop PC — the first ASUS model with dual LAN (Ethernet) and dual DVI connectors. This well-equipped setup enables faster, more stable and more secure networking and the ability to connect up to three displays for advanced multi-tasking, taking productivity to a new level. D810MT also supports Intel vPro Technology and built-in ASUS Business Manager for one-stop system management and data protection.
ASUS PB279Q True 4K/UHD Monitor
The 27-inch ASUS PB279Q True 4K/UHD Monitor reveals breathtaking levels of detail, with resolutions of up to 3840 x 2160 pixels. With a pixel density of 163 pixels-per-inch (PPI), PB279Q provides over eight-million pixels, four times (4X) the pixel density of standard Full HD displays for astonishingly-detailed visuals.
Moreover, with its 10-bits per color (30-bit color) technology able to generate 1.07-billion shades, PB279Q provides smooth color gradations for a more natural-looking transition between hues. With 100% sRGB wide color gamut, PB279Q provides outstanding color space reproduction so that the colors seen in photos will be reproduced faithfully and consistently. PB279Q features a panel with In-Plane Switching (IPS) technology that provides an ultra-wide 178-degree wide viewing angle to minimize onscreen color shift, even when viewed from extreme angles.
PB279Q has extensive connectivity, with two DisplayPort 1.2 and one Mini-DisplayPort 1.2 (mDP) that can support 4K/UHD at 60Hz; and four HDMI/MHL ports. These offer both picture-in-picture (PiP) and picture-by-picture (PbP) support, with up to four PbP inputs.
With super-narrow bezel design (just 9mm) and ergonomic tilt, swivel, pivot and height adjustment, PB279Q provides comfortable viewing experiences for all.
- Supports 10Gbit/s speed with x2 bandwidth
- 802.11a/b/g/n support at launch. 802.11a/b/g/n/ac support will be added at a later date via a free software update.