Computex 2017 is well underway and one of the first companies to headline the event is Asus; in which they just released a ton of new products ranging from laptops, monitors, and even a Wi-Fi router. Here’s everything that they announced at their keynote event.
Since Computex is mainly focused on Computers, let’s start there. The first computer they announced is the Zenbook Flip S. Asus is touting it as the “world’s thinnest convertible,” To back the claim up, Asus is claiming that the computer is 20 percent slimmer than the current Macbook, and it weighs in at just 2.42 pounds. Powering it is an Intel Core i7 processor, although they’re not detailing as to what exact processor is being used. It is also expected to have an 11.5-hour battery life. There is a single USB-C connector, and there is a 13-inch 4K screen that has a 360-degree hinge for the typical tablet and presentation modes. Base price is starting at $1,099.
Then there’s the Zenbook Pro, which packs a Nvidia GTX 1050Ti GPU that’s displaying beautiful graphics to a 15.6-inch 4K display, with an H-series Intel Core i7 CPU that’s all inside an 18.9mm-thick chassis. Asus is claiming that the Zenbook Pro will have a 14-hour battery life and that it’ll retail starting at $1,299.
Moving onto the Zenbook 3 Deluxe, which is the successor to the Zenbook 3. When Asus announced the Zenbook 3 last year, the company claimed that the laptop is the “world’s most prestigious laptop,” and they’re using the same tagline with the new Zenbook 3 Deluxe. It’s bigger than the last model, but Asus is calling it the world’s thinnest 14-inch laptop with just 12.9mm of thickness. It also has two Thunderbolt 3 ports, an unspecified Intel Core i7 processor, and a 1080p display. The Zenbook 3 Deluxe will retail at $1,199.
Moreover, Asus also announced the VivoBook S, which closely resembles a Macbook Pro in terms of design with a 19.9mm-thick aluminum case that can have up to an Intel Core i7 processor and a Nvidia GTX 940MX GPU inside. There is a 15-inch display, and it’ll cost $499 when it goes on sale.
The VivoBook Pro is like the VivoBook S, but with upgraded internals, such as a 15.6-inch 4K display, an Intel Core i7 processor, and a GTX 1050 GPU. This model will ship in the summer for a price of $799.
Asus also announced new and powerful Republic Of Gamers (ROG) laptop called Zephyrus, and it packs a full Nvidia GTX 1080 and a 7th-gen Kaby Lake Intel Core i7 processor inside a chassis that is only 17.9mm thin and weighs just 5 lbs. Normally, a laptop with those specifications would be twice as thick and heavy. The Zephyrus is a part of Nvidia’s new GeForce GTX Max-Q design, which will let the companies notebook partners deliver improved GPU performance in smaller form factors. This could be through the use of more efficient GPUs, various software optimizations, and higher-quality thermal management hardware. Specifications include a 15.6-inch anti-glare wide-view 1920 x 1080 display with a 120Hz refresh rate and Nvidia G-Sync. Support for up to 24GB of DDR4 RAM and up to a 1TB SSD. There’s a front-mounted keyboard with individually backlit keys with RGB lighting, as well as customizable WASD and QWER key lighting. Additionally, there is an anti-ghosting technology with up to 30-key rollover support. It’ll be available for pre-order starting June 27th and will ship in July. Prices are starting at $2,299.
Staying on the topic of gaming but moving over to Monitors, Acer also announced the ROG Swift SG35VQ, which is a 35-inch wide-angle Quantum Dot LDC display that has a resolution of 3440 x 1440. There is HDR support, as well as a 200Hz refresh rate that has G-Sync technology.
Finally, there’s the Asus Blue Cave WiFi router. According to Asus, it provides “smooth WiFi [and] smart protection,” which means that it has AC2600-class dual-band WiFi operation, and is powered by Intel’s latest Wi-Fi chipset and Trend Micro protection for “every connected smart device on the network, including IoT devices.” There is no mesh-networking support here, although there is IFTTT support. No word on when it’ll be available, but it could have a retail price of around $180.
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