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The groundbreaking ZenFone 6 smartphone, Zenbo Junior robot and Mini PC ProArt PA90 workstation-class desktop honored with multiple awards each

TAIPEI, TAIWAN, May 28, 2019 — ASUS today announced wins of six Best Choice and 11 Computex d&i awards for products demonstrating innovation and design excellence at ceremonies held during Computex 2019. ZenFone 6, the first ASUS smartphone to feature a rotating flip camera won a Best Choice Golden award, a Computex d&i Golden award and a Computex d&i award. Zenbo Junior, the first ASUS business robot, won a Best Choice Best Design award, a Best Choice Category award and a Computex d&i award. The ASUS Mini PC ProArt PA90, a workstation-class PC designed for content creation, won a Best Choice Golden award and Computex d&i award.

Established in 2002 by Computex Taipei, the Best Choice awards honor products that demonstrate excellence in functionality, innovation and market potential. The awards committee is composed of government officials, academicians, research analysts, editors-in-chief and other industry experts who offer diverse perspectives in the selection process.

A collaboration between the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) and the Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI), the Computex d&i awards recognize new products that exhibit outstanding design and innovative features. A jury consisting of the world’s top industrial designers and experts, along with venture capitalists, judges the hundreds of product submissions based on five evaluation categories: Innovation, Technical, Functionality, Social, Craftsmanship and Aesthetics.

Best Choice Golden, Computex d&i Golden, and Computex d&i award winner

ASUS ZenFone 6 is a groundbreaking flagship phone meant to both defy the ordinary and to provide the finest mobile user experience. With extreme performance supplied by the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 855 Mobile Platform, the flagship ZenFone 6 defies ordinary with its groundbreaking features, including a 6.4‑inch notchless NanoEdge all-screen display, a monster 5000mAh battery for up to two days non-stop use, and the unique Flip Camera.

Heralding a new era of mobile photography, the Flip Camera is a combined front and rear flip-up camera module that contains a 48MP Sony IMX586 main camera and a 13MP 125° ultrawide secondary camera, driven by a custom precision stepper motor that flips the module by a full 180° to switch the cameras from rear to front use.

The latest ZenUI 6 user interface provides a simpler, faster and more mindful experience for users, such as one-hand operation and a dark mode color scheme, concentrating on the essentials to deliver enhanced smoothness and a cleaner look. ZenFone 6 truly defies ordinary, combining extreme performance and flexible, high-quality photography in a compact design with instantly recognizable futuristic styling.

Best Choice Golden and Computex d&i award winner

ASUS Mini PC ProArt PA90 is a workstation-class PC that’s perfectly suited for professional content creation. It features 9th Generation Intel® Core™ processors, NVIDIA® Quadro® graphics, and support for Intel® Optane™ technology for fast transfers of large files or boosted storage capacity. It’s also equipped with Thunderbolt™ 3, ensuring fast transfer speeds and enabling connections to multiple displays or devices. A quiet and efficient liquid-cooling solution ensures stable performance and eliminates distracting fan noise. It's perfect for photo and video editing, computer-aided design (CAD) workflows for architecture, engineering and manufacturing as well as media and entertainment.

Best Choice Best Design, Best Choice Category and Computex d&i award winner

Zenbo Junior is the first ASUS business robot for expansive applications and flipped learning. It is an intelligent educational tool to cultivate Artificial Intelligence (AI) capabilities with a state-of-the-art open platform to create various applications in different business fields. In addition, Zenbo Junior comes with instant remote management to increase operational efficiency.

Along with Zenbo Lab, a new programming website developed by ASUS, Zenbo Junior inspires students’ early interest in AI and teaches them the concepts behind AI. Zenbo Junior offers AI robotics and programming education for a wide range of students, starting from grade school all the way to university level and including developers. Younger students can start with block-based programming, then convert the blocks to Python code. This teaches them the logic of writing Python code and lowers the learning curve of text-based programming. In Zenbo Lab, students can also write Python code to control Zenbo Junior. Continuing the learning spectrum, ASUS offers Python and Java SDKs for university students or developers to create various applications in different business fields.

For businesses, administrators can efficiently build and deploy robotics solutions with the Zenbo Management Console (ZMC). ZMC provides effortless remote management of multiple robot devices and enables diagnostics reports on the status of each device. In addition, ZMC allows businesses to increase operational efficiency by upgrading systems and installing multiple applications remotely, saving money, resources and time.

Best Choice Category award winner

ASUS ZenBook Edition 30 is a unique celebration of 30 years of ASUS innovation. It draws on ASUS heritage but is designed with an eye for the future and features the finest leather craftsmanship.

When ASUS created the S6F Leather Collection in 2006, it was the world’s first laptop to incorporate genuine-leather panels. ZenBook Edition 30 brings a futuristic twist to that classic look, with a lid encased in luxurious Pearl White genuine Italian leather — hand-crafted and hand-stitched for a pure, bold style statement. Its Rose Gold anodized diamond-cut edges and trim bar, accompanied by an exclusive 18-karat rose-gold-plated 30th anniversary logo on the lid, are eye-catching additions that give ZenBook Edition 30 a look of pure luxury.

ZenBook Edition 30 is exclusively equipped with a complete set of premium accessories, including a Pearl White mouse, a leather-look box and mouse pad, and a genuine leather sleeve. It's a very special collection for a very special laptop.

The new ScreenPad 2.0 is also available on ZenBook Edition 30. It upgrades the traditional laptop experience, adding an interactive secondary screen that enhances productivity for endless possibilities. Its intuitive new smartphone-like interface enables easy task management and allows the creation of seamless multitasking workflows.

ZenBook Edition 30 features a four-sided frameless NanoEdge display with a 95% screen-to-body ratio, giving it the world's most compact footprint in its class.

The combination of performance and mobility is a defining feature of the ZenBook series, and the ZenBook Edition 30 features a full complement of high-performance components including up to 8th Generation Intel® Core™ i7 quad-core CPUs, NVIDIA® GeForce® MX250 graphics, 16GB RAM, ultrafast PCIe® SSDs and gigabit-class Wi-Fi.

Best Choice Best Design award winner

ROG Phone is a game-changing 6-inch smartphone designed specifically for high-performance mobile gaming. With pure ROG gaming DNA at its core and powered by the world's fastest speed-binned 2.96GHz octa-core Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 845 Mobile Platform with gaming-optimized Qualcomm® Adreno™ 630 GPU, ROG Phone breaks every rule to go where rivals fear to tread. Its unique GameCool vapor-chamber cooling system — with detachable AeroActive Cooler for an extra cooling boost — sustains blur-free high frame rates in the heat of battle, while its no-compromise AMOLED display blends a blazing 90Hz refresh rate and 1ms response time with gorgeous HDR visuals.

The ultra-comfortable design of ROG Phone includes unique side-mounted ports, and the enhanced, ultra-responsive game controls — including two programmable ultrasonic AirTriggers and advanced force-feedback haptics — let gamers focus their skills on the game, giving them the edge they need for total domination. A unique range of powerful expansion accessories further enhances the ROG Phone gaming experience: the optional TwinView Dock for dual-screen handheld mode, the Mobile Desktop Dock for desktop-style gaming, and the Gamevice controller with WiGig Dock using 60GHz Wi-Fi for big-screen gaming. Other ROG Phone innovations include ASUS Aura RGB lighting and Aura Sync support, plus ASUS HyperCharge direct-charge technology for faster, safer and cooler battery charging.

Computex d&i award winners

ASUS StudioBook W730 is a super-compact portable powerhouse equipped with the latest Intel® processors and professional-grade NVIDIA® graphics. It enables professional creators to bring their ideas to life and handle demanding compute-intensive tasks. StudioBook W730 allows creators to focus on creativity, without worrying about resource or performance limitations. The display is also featured with immersive, lifelike visuals and bright, vivid colors.

StudioBook W730 allows users to create efficient personalized workflows, making it the perfect high-performance, portable choice for on-the-go creative professionals by its intelligent and innovative design.

ZenBook S13 (UX392) is a 13.9-inch Ultrabook powered by the latest Intel® Core™ processors and featuring the world’s largest screen-to-body ratio of 97% in a four-sided NanoEdge display that has bezels measuring only 2.5mm. With a width of just 12.9mm, ZenBook S13 is also the world's slimmest laptop available with discrete NVIDIA® MX150 graphics. All this power is contained in an incredibly compact and light aluminum unibody weighing 1.1kg and CNC-milled for added strength, enabling ZenBook S13 to meet the military-grade MIL-STD-810G durability standard. Available in a sleek new Utopia Blue color, ZenBook S13 is the perfect balance of performance and beautiful aesthetics for those who want a powerful yet stylish notebook.

ROG Mothership GZ700 is a powerful gaming desktop replacement with a design unlike any other. With ROG Mothership, ROG has moved from a design which traditionally sits flat to one that stands tall to draw more air into its advanced cooling system. ROG Mothership is housed in an exquisitely machined aluminum chassis, built from solid slabs of aluminum using a precise CNC milling process involving 114 individual tooling stages and nearly 20 hours of precision carving.

ROG Mothership is powered by the latest NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 graphics and Intel® Core™ i9 processor. With an option of display panels, users can choose amazingly crisp and detailed 4K visuals with a broad range of rich colors or opt for a faster Full HD panel whose 144Hz refresh rate and 3ms response time are tailored for fast-paced play. Both use G-SYNC™ technology to deliver smoother gameplay with lower input lag and no tearing.

ROG Mothership also comes with HyperDrive Extreme, which uses exclusive technology to combine up to three NVMe PCIe 3.0 x4 SSDs to provide the world’s fastest RAID 0 storage in a gaming laptop for ultrafast data-access and write speeds.

ASUS ProArt PA34VC is a 34-inch curved IPS monitor that’s HDR10 ready. It features UWQHD (3440 x 1440) resolution and a 21:9 aspect ratio, ideal for home entertainment or for creative professionals who perform video and music editing. It also features excellent color accuracy. ASUS calibrates each monitor before it ships to guarantee delta E < 2 color accuracy. ProArt PA34VC features the versatility of DisplayPort, HDMI and Thunderbolt™ 3, which offers up to 40Gbps data transfer speeds and 60W of power delivery to external devices. ProArt PA34VC is hardware calibration ready with ASUS ProArt Calibration technology and compatible with external calibrators to let users create and save color profiles directly to the monitor.

RT-AX95Q is a tri-band Wi-Fi router and the first ASUS mesh router to fully support the latest Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) standard, providing up to a 6,600Mbps concurrent data rate — twice the speed than normal Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac) 4+2+2 mesh routers. It also includes OFDMA technology to improve spectral efficiency and MU-MIMO technology for downlink transmission.

RT-AX95Q utilizes the backward-compatible Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) high-band as the mesh system’s dedicated backhaul, ensuring stable and fast connections, even for devices that do not support Wi-Fi 6. Users of RT-AX95Q can easily build a mesh system using ASUS AiMesh and enjoy stable, seamless and secure wireless networking anywhere at home.

Prime X299-Deluxe II is an Intel® HEDT motherboard compatible with the latest Intel Core™ X-series processors with up to 18 cores. The board employs enhanced power stages to meet the power demands and features a heatsink that balances mass and surface area to maximize thermal dissipation. For users who want even more performance, the VRM cooling has enough headroom to push CPUs beyond stock speeds, and 5-Way Optimization software makes it easy to get the most out of individual chips and cooling with one click. Effective cooling arrives with Fan Xpert 4 that can automatically adjust fan RPMs based on input from a range of sources. At the board’s center is a 2-inch LiveDash OLED, which displays vital system stats like clock speeds, temperatures and voltages, or custom text or images. Prime X299-Deluxe II also integrates Thunderbolt 3, Intel Ethernet and Aquantia 5G for next-gen connectivity.

ROG Matrix GeForce RTXTM 2080 Ti is the latest graphics card to carry the prestigious Matrix name and introduces Infinity Loop, a unique all-in-one closed-loop cooling system. With pump, tubing and radiator integrated seamlessly under the shroud, and with careful GPU binning that ensures each card supports boost clocks up to 1,815MHz, ROG Matrix GeForce RTXTM 2080 Ti delivers the best out-of-the-box NVIDIA® Turing™ experience, raising the bar for graphics horsepower in small-chassis, air-cooled builds.

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Display areas showcase a powerful lineup of innovative products and offer immersive interactive experiences

TAIPEI, Taiwan, May 28, 2019 — ASUS today exhibited the full ASUS experience in a fantastic display of the latest ASUS personal, business and gaming hardware at the highly interactive and exciting ASUS and Republic of Gamers (ROG) booths at Computex 2019. The ASUS and ROG booths are the largest at Computex, which is itself one of the world’s largest technology expos with a total of 1,685 vendors.

The ASUS and ROG booths are located on the 4th floor of the Nangang Exhibition Center. There, visitors will find the latest offerings for a wide array of consumer needs, including notebooks, smartphones, smartwatches, displays, projectors, networking devices, robotics, motherboards, graphics cards and accessories.

“Our displays here today celebrate our 30th anniversary and exemplify our dedication to being on the leading edge of the tech revolution,” said ASUS co-CEO Samson Hu. “ASUS has been an industry leader for three decades, and we look forward to another three decades of providing incredible tech experiences for people everywhere.”

ASUS booth

The ASUS booth at Computex 2019 features a complete lineup of the latest ASUS innovations, including special Edition 30 devices to celebrate the 30th anniversary of ASUS. The massive, 450-square-meter booth design draws inspiration from the body of an airplane, emblematic of the spirit of aiming for the skies and a continued drive to move forward. Furthermore, the booth’s tasteful wooden furniture and unpretentious design and layout gives the booth an air of warmth and humanity that is reflected in all ASUS products. One corner of the ASUS booth features an elevated platform built to serve as a dedicated video shooting room.

ASUS Edition 30

The center of the ASUS booth showcases the special ASUS Edition 30 lineup, consisting of the ZenFone 6 Edition 30 smartphone, ZenBook Edition 30 laptop and Prime X299 Edition 30 motherboard, all featuring a special stylized “A” monogram signifying ASUS values and history created by ASUS Design Center to celebrate the anniversary. Their unique designs embody the ASUS focus on refined aesthetics, outstanding performance and delivering exceptional user experiences.

Prime motherboards

ASUS Prime series motherboards trace their origins back to 1989 with the launch of ISA-386C, the first ASUS motherboard and a defining product for the company. Prime series motherboards provide a wealth of features and accessible tuning options designed to make building a cutting-edge system within everyone's reach. The ASUS booth prominently features the latest motherboards in the series, including the Prime Utopia concept motherboard, Prime X299 DELUXE II and Prime X570-Pro.

ZenFone 6

The highly anticipated ZenFone 6 is featured in a dedicated area in the ASUS booth. With extreme performance supplied by the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 855 Mobile Platform, the flagship ZenFone 6 defies ordinary with its groundbreaking features including an all-screen NanoEdge display, the unique Flip Camera — a combined front and rear flip-up camera module that offers users unprecedented flexibility for capturing high-quality images in any situation, and which heralds a new era of mobile photography — with a monster 5000mAh battery for up to two days non-stop use.

ZenBook Pro Duo with ScreenPad Plus

The most noticeable display of the ASUS booth is the interactive oversized ZenBook Pro Duo (UX581). ZenBook Pro Duo is a groundbreaking 15.6-inch ultraportable laptop featuring the new ASUS ScreenPad™ Plus, a revolutionary full-width secondary touchscreen that expands and enhances the interactive capabilities of the original ScreenPad, offering endless creative possibilities for content creators, productivity-enhancing workflows and easy multitasking. ZenBook Pro Duo delivers extreme performance for effortless creativity with up to 9th Generation Intel® Core™ processors, up to 32GB RAM, an NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 2060, ultrafast storage with an up to 1TB PCIe® 3.0 x4 SSD, and seamless connectivity with Intel® Wi-Fi 6 with Gig+ (802.11ax) and Thunderbolt 3.

ZenBook and VivoBook laptops

Located beside the giant ZenBook display lies the newest lineup of ASUS laptops. Here, visitors can find the ZenBook 13/14/15 and VivoBook S14 and S15 laptops, all of which now come standard with the revolutionary ASUS ScreenPad™ 2.0. This interactive secondary screen upgrades the traditional laptop experience, enhancing productivity for endless possibilities. Its intuitive new smartphone-like interface enables easy task management and allows the creation of seamless multitasking workflows.

In addition to ScreenPad 2.0, the latest ZenBook 13 (UX334), ZenBook 14 (UX434) and ZenBook 15 (UX534) laptops feature a full complement of high-performance components including up to 8th Generation Intel® Core™ i7 quad-core CPUs, up to NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1650 Max-Q graphics, 16GB RAM, ultrafast PCIe® SSDs and gigabit-class Wi-Fi 5.

VivoBook S14 and S15 are a pair of ultraportable laptops featuring five unconventional color blocking finishes that add a dash of personality to mobile computing to appeal to a younger audience. The sleek metal chassis features unique design touches and includes the ErgoLift hinge design for comfortable typing. These laptops incorporate the new frameless four-sided NanoEdge display design for more compact dimensions and an immersive viewing with an up to 88% screen to body ratio.

The display area also showcases ZenBook Flip 15 (UX562), a high-performance 2-in-1 convertible 15.6-inch laptop and the most powerful ZenBook Flip model ever. Featuring an 8th Generation Intel® Core™ i7 processor and gaming-grade NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1050 graphics, ZenBook Flip 15 delivers unprecedented desktop-level processing and graphics performance.

ZenScreen Touch

Visitors in the vicinity of the ZenBook and VivoBook display will also be able to see the new ZenScreen Touch MB16AMT, a 15.6-inch Full HD portable monitor that weighs just 900 grams, is 9mm thin and features a large 7800 mAh battery that lasts up to four hours, taking mobile productivity to new heights. Its responsive 10-point touch screen supports swipe, scroll, drag and pinch gestures for effortless and intuitive interactivity to help users get tasks done more efficiently. The IPS display also supports the innovative ZenScreen Touch app, which enables the display and control of apps from Android phones[1] for a large-screen productivity boost.

Content creation devices

The content creation area of the ASUS Booth features the latest ASUS devices perfect for the creative spark in everyone, including the new ProArt™ PA32UCX and PA27UCX displays, ASUS StudioBook W700G3T and StudioBook W500, and the Pro E800 G4 workstation.

ASUS ProArt PA32UCX and PA27UCX are the world’s first 4K HDR monitors with mini-LED backlighting.  Mini LED and local-dimming control with increased brightness granularity enable reproduction of the brightest whites and the deepest blacks with sharper and more detailed visuals. ProArt PA32UCX also supports Dolby Vision which allows content creators to bring new depth to their content. It delivers more accurate, lifelike color than standard dynamic range. With Dolby Vision, the colorist is further empowered to create trims for each shot to control how the content maps to the consumer devices. This provides confidence to content creators that their images are represented on all devices with ultimate consistency.

The latest NVIDIA® Quadro RTX™ GPUs and GeForce RTX utilize NVIDIA Turing™ architecture and are the first to support real time ray tracing, capable of rendering beautiful scenes with more accurate light effects, shadows and reflections. The latest ASUS laptops, including ZenBook Pro Duo, StudioBook W700G3T and StudioBook W500, take advantage of this, catering to the needs of content creators and meeting the stringent requirements of the NVIDIA RTX Studio program. RTX Studio laptops are precision crafted to deliver dramatic improvements in productivity and performance across everyday creative apps. StudioBook W700G3T is powered by up to a 9th Generation Intel® Core™ i7 or Xeon® processor with NVIDIA Quadro RTX 3000 graphics, while StudioBook W500 is powered by an Intel Core i7 9750H CPU and NVIDIA Quadro RTX 5000 GPU.

Pro E800 G4 is a high-performance workstation powered by the upcoming Intel® Xeon® W-3200 processor, up to four NVIDIA® or AMD® GPUs, up to 1536GB of ECC memory and dual 10G LAN ports for higher speed networking, better productivity and faster file-transfer efficiency. Pro E800 G4 is engineered for the most intensive applications, such as real-time rendering, simulation and visualization scenarios. ASUS works in close partnership with numerous independent software vendors (ISVs), including industry leaders like Adobe, Autodesk and VRAY, to test and verify compatibility with Pro E800 G4.

Networking

A dedicated networking area showcases ultrafast Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) home networking with the AiMesh AX6600 Mesh Wi-Fi system (RT-AX95Q) and a complete home solution featuring the RT-AX58U router, StudioBook W700G3T laptop and Mini PC PN61.

The AiMesh AX6600 Mesh Wi-Fi system and RT-AX58U router support 160MHz bandwidth and 1024-QAM to provide ultrafast Wi-Fi speeds that are up to 2.5x faster than those supported by the previous Wi-Fi standard.

A combination of OFDMA and MU-MIMO technology provides up to 4X better network efficiency and capacity. With OFDMA, the data channel is separated into smaller sub channels, so data from different devices can be bundled together to ensure no bandwidth is wasted. This means that one channel can transmit data to several devices at the same time, improving efficiency and reducing latency. These smaller sub channels also enable the routers to provide up to 80% greater coverage than those of the previous generation.

The Wi-Fi 6 standard also helps to improve battery life of connected devices. A new technology called Target Wake Time (TWT) allows transmissions to be scheduled, so connected devices can sleep for longer periods, delivering up to 7X better battery life.

TUF Gaming

The TUF Gaming hardware area features several exciting, recently unveiled products as well as some that fans have been waiting in anticipation for in recent months. New products include the TUF Gaming GT301 ATX gaming case with a 240mm radiator in the front, up to five 120mm fans, and a 160mm CPU cooler; the silent and powerful TUF Gaming TF120A1 ARGB PWM all-purpose chassis fan with an incredible 400,000-hour lifespan; the durable TUF Gaming X570-Plus (Wi-Fi) motherboard with comprehensive cooling and support for next-gen connectivity; the TUF Gaming H3 headset; and the TUF Gaming M3 mouse.

Also making an appearance are the TUF Gaming VG32VQ, VG27A and VG27B displays — all of which feature Extreme Low Motion Blur Sync (ELMB-SYNC). This next-gen tech enables the use of both ELMB and variable refresh rates (VRR) in tandem, ensuring animations are smooth and free of the judder introduced by Vsync, and the entire picture is crisp and blur-free.

ROG booth

The Republic of Gamers (ROG) booth is located adjacent to the ASUS booth and showcases the latest and greatest ROG gaming hardware. The booth exudes an atmosphere of futurism, symbolizing the ROG drive to be a leader in gaming innovation. Visitors to the ROG booth will be greeted by an array of large, dynamic screens surrounding the booth to produce a feeling of being immersed in a futuristic world.

The central area of the ROG booth presents gaming hardware and peripherals in the form of thermal, portable and panel solutions. Venturing further outward from this central area, visitors will see the latest lineup of laptops, including the ROG Zephyrus series, the ROG Strix series and an area for gaming machines tailor-made for pros and enthusiasts.

Thermal solutions

The Thermal Solutions area features ROG Crosshair VIII Formula, the highly anticipated ROG Mothership GZ700 and an ROG concept gaming chassis. The ROG Crosshair VIII Formula presents incredible cooling performance and gamer-oriented features, making it the perfect foundation for any high-performance gaming rig. The ROG Mothership GZ700 is an upright design, which can serve as a powerful gaming battle station, anywhere. It also comes with liquid-metal cooling, which can reduce CPU temperatures by up to 13°C. The block that sits on the CPU also has a special internal fence that prevents liquid metal from leaking out over time.

The ROG concept gaming chassis is a full tower case that supports a motherboard up to EATX (12” x 13”) in size at the same time as a mini-ITX build. An innovative hinge-frame design simplifies cable routing and tempered-glass side panels infused with addressable RGB lighting and Aura Sync technology make the case perfect for showcase builds. Optional extras include a hot-swappable drive cage for video editing and workstation applications.

Portable Gaming solutions

The Portable Solutions area features the new ROG Strix XG17 portable gaming display. Designed for competitive gamers that wish to hone their skills while on the move, ROG Strix XG17 boasts a 17.3-inch IPS Full HD panel delivering a blistering 240Hz refresh rate and 3ms response time, making it the fastest portable display in the world. It weighs a mere 1000 grams and has a built-in battery that supports up to 3 hours of 240Hz operation off a single charge. Thanks to its fast-charging system, a one-hour charge will power the system for 2.7 hours. Other salient features include adaptive-sync which operates between
48–240Hz, making it easier to derive smooth gameplay from modest GPUs. There’s also a built-in speaker, providing the flexibility to game without a headset.

Panel solutions

The Panel Solutions area features the finest gaming displays available on the market, including the stunning ROG Swift PG27UQX monitor, featuring Mini-LED backlighting with 576 independent LED zones and a peak brightness of 1,000 nits, conforming to DisplayHDR 1000 standards.

The area also showcases the ROG Strix SCAR III G731, ROG Strix Hero III G731, Zephyrus S GX502 and Zephyrus S GX701 gaming laptops. ROG Strix SCAR III G731 and ROG Strix Hero III G731 are the first gaming laptops to bring 240Hz/3ms displays to more expansive 17-inch screens. With up to NVIDIA® GeForce® RTX 2070 graphics that can push into factory overclocked territory thanks to ROG Boost, they have enough horsepower to generate triple-digit frame rates for sublimely smooth gameplay in fast-paced titles and competitive esports.

ROG Strix

The ROG Strix area presents visitors with a variety of gaming innovations and shows off the brand-new Glacier Blue laptop color. Products on display in this area include the ROG Face Off concept laptop, ROG Strix Scar III, ROG Strix Hero III, ROG Strix G gaming laptops and the ROG Strix Arion.

ROG Face Off is a collaboration between ROG and BMW Designworks Group that imagines the future of gaming laptops. The design mockup reflects the fact that gamers have different personalities and often work as hard as they play.

ROG Strix SCAR III G731, ROG Strix Hero III G731 and ROG Strix G laptops feature the stunning new Glacier Blue color. With a wintery look at first glance that becomes surprisingly saturated upon closer inspection, Glacier Blue has a slightly silvery sheen in the light, making it appear paler and more polished from a distance. Bolder blue tones jump out when up close or in darker environments, providing a shot of color along with more contrast for RGB lighting.

Pros and enthusiasts

The area dedicated for pros and enthusiasts features the perfect gaming hardware for power users, including the ROG Crosshair VIII Impact and ROG Crosshair Hero (Wi-Fi) motherboards, and the newly revealed ROG ITX Case, which supports high-end graphics cards by rotating the internal tray by 11° into the path of airflow, providing for better cooling.

In this area visitors will also find the ROG Strix Arion, a pocket-sized SSD case that carries an M.2 drive with an up to 2280 (22 x 80mm) form factor and uses the USB 3.1 GEN 2 interface to deliver transfer speeds up to 1 Gbps, providing gamers incredible convenience.

Zephyrus

The Zephyrus area features the most recent thin and light gaming laptops, including the ultra-slim GX502, GU502, GA502 and GX531.The latest Zephyrus S GX502, Zephyrus M GU502 also feature the stunning new Glacier Blue color.

Gaming Lifestyle Accessories

Some of the other stylish and functional accessories on display in the ROG Booth include the ROG Theta 7.1 surround gaming headset, ROG Theta Electret hi-fi gaming headset, ROG Strix Impact II mouse, ROG Gladius II Core mouse, ROG Strix Ultra-fast & Thin mousepad, and some innovative lifestyle products, including the ROG Chariot gaming chair, ROG Ranger BP3703 and ROG Lifestyle backpacks, ROG Asymmetry windbreaker and ROG Lamp.

The ROG Chariot gaming chair comes with pre-set Aura RGB lighting effects that can be controlled by the built in remote. It is built with easy-decontamination PU fabric, high-resilience cold foam and all-steel frame to resist damage from water, scratches and high temperatures. Memory foam in the upper headrest and lower lumbar rest improve comfort and posture to reduce stress and back pain.

The ROG Ranger BP3703 is a modular backpack comes with AURA RGB for seven lighting effects in eight colors. Inside the backpack there are internal white light strips. The brightness can be changed according to the environment lighting. Users can use the built-in controller on the strap to adjust lighting effects and settings as well as turn lighting off. A version without lighting is also available.

The ROG lifestyle backpack is a lightweight gaming backpack that’s perfect for students and suitable for everyday use. It features durable water-repellent exterior, customizable loop area, padded fleece-lined laptop compartment that fits an up to 15-inch laptop. It also comes with padded shoulder straps to carry heavy loads in comfort.

ROG Asymmetry is a stylish, ultra-lightweight windbreaker with a 100% nylon weave that provides an extra layer against the elements while expressing the wearer's gaming affiliation. With a highly portable design, the windbreaker can be neatly tucked into its own pocket for storage and kept in a bag so it’s always available whenever its needed. Windproof and water-repellent, ROG Asymmetry blocks chilling wind and protects against light rain, and its elastic cuffs trap warm air to retain body heat. It breathable and moisture-wicking fabric quickly draws heat and perspiration away from the body, while keeping rain out.

ROG Lamp is a smart lamp with ASUS AURA sync designed to enhance the immersion for gamers and people who are looking for the perfect lighting atmosphere. Users can choose specific areas of their PC screen and sync the color with ROG Lamp. The lamp connects via Wi-Fi and can be controlled from a PC, mobile device and via a physical touch wheel on ROG Lamp. ROG Lamp also includes a customizable OLED panel to show VoIP notifications, GIFs and the time. With one USB dongle, users can connect to up to 10 ROG Lamp devices for a fully immersive lighting display.

 

[1] ZenScreen Touch supports various sizes and aspect ratios of different Android phone models Android 6.0 or later is required.

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Announcing a special edition 30th anniversary product lineup, groundbreaking Prime Utopia concept motherboard, ZenBook Pro Duo and ZenScreen Touch

TAIPEI, Taiwan, May 27, 2019 — ASUS Chairman Jonney Shih today hosted a special press event at Computex 2019 in celebration of the company's 30th anniversary, where he unveiled a series of limited-edition devices created to commemorate the milestone and introduced the groundbreaking Prime Utopia concept motherboard, ZenBook Pro Duo and ZenBook Duo laptops, and ZenScreen Touch portable monitor.

The ASUS 30th anniversary special-edition lineup features new versions of the ZenFone 6 Edition 30 smartphone, ZenBook Edition 30 laptop and Prime X299 Edition 30 motherboard, all featuring a special stylized “A” monogram signifying ASUS values and history created by ASUS Design Center to celebrate the anniversary as well as unique designs that embody the ASUS focus on refined aesthetics, outstanding performance and delivering exceptional user experiences. The foundation of the “A” monogram is a representation of the Chinese symbol for people and shows the humanitarian side of ASUS. The top part creates an arrow shape signifying the ASUS ability to overcome obstacles and ascend industry norms, and the overall shape when flipped resembles a heart, which speaks to the heartfelt affection and endearment for life.

"ASUS is honored to have been serving the hardcore tech community, enthusiast, gamers, creators, and tasteful consumers for the last 30 years," said ASUS Chairman, Jonney Shih. "I am tremendously excited and proud that we have stayed true to our relentless engineering origin on this incredible journey — one that has made us wiser and stronger together. We aspire to continue to create the most ubiquitous, intelligent, heartfelt, and joyful smart life for everyone for decades to come."

Joining Chairman Shih on stage to talk about the two companies’ long partnership was Chris Walker, Vice President of Client Computing at Intel: “Intel and ASUS share a strong passion for innovation. We congratulate ASUS on their 30-year anniversary. In that time, our collaborations have brought to market devices that enrich the experiences of people around the world. Today, ASUS is leveraging the desktop-caliber performance of 9th Gen Intel® Core™ mobile processors. The new, exciting ASUS ZenBook Pro Duo with the companion display, embodies the true meaning of pushing boundaries for PC function and design and is a great example of the innovation our collaboration enables.“        

ASUS ZenBook Edition 30 features a luxurious design with a genuine leather lid cover and an 18-karat rose gold plated logo and exclusively equipped with a complete set of premium accessories. It is also the world’s smallest 13-inch laptop featuring a 95% screen-to-body ratio, 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i7 processor and NVIDIA® GeForce® MX250 discrete graphics. ZenFone 6 Edition 30 features the iconic Zen-inspired concentric-circle patterning in understated Matte Black with embossed Edition 30 logo. ZenFone 6 is the first notchless ZenFone with innovative Flip Camera. ZenFone 6 Edition 30 comes with 12GB RAM and 512GB of internal storage for a fast and smooth experience, offering owners the finest integration of art and technology. The Prime X299 Edition 30 motherboard features support for the latest high-core-count processors with an enhanced power solution and premium VRM heatsink design.

At its inception in 1989, ASUS revolutionized the motherboard industry with the creation of the company’s first motherboard, establishing a path to becoming the world's best-selling and most award-winning motherboard maker. The next-gen Prime Utopia concept motherboard continues this legacy of innovation and is a complete re-thinking of motherboard design to meet the cooling and performance demands of future high-end processors, graphics cards and storage devices to offer system builders the most flexibility.

ASUS is also improving the experience for mobile creatives and professionals with the new ZenBook Pro Duo and ZenBook Duo ultraportable laptops featuring ScreenPad™ Plus, the next generation of the world's first intelligent touchpad. ScreenPad Plus offers a larger and full-width display, a more intuitive design, seamless viewing experience and improved multi-screen workflow to empower the ultimate creativity. ZenBook Pro Duo features a 15.6-inch 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) OLED HDR display with a 14-inch 4K(3840 x 1100) ScreenPad Plus and is powered by a high-performance, eight core 9th Gen Intel Core i9 processor and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 ray-tracing graphics. It also features the fastest port available on a PC with up to 40 Gbps Thunderbolt™ 3, plus NumberPad 2.0, Amazon Alexa voice control and a dedicated turbo-cooling button. ZenBook Duo features a 14-inch FHD display with a 12.6-inch FHD ScreenPad Plus, the performance of a 9th Gen Intel Core i7 processor, and NVIDIA GeForce MX250 discrete graphics. Both models feature Intel® Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) with Gig+ to deliver networking speeds of up to 2.4 Gbps for rapid internet connectivity.

In addition to ScreenPad Plus, ASUS also announced that it is bringing ScreenPad 2.0 — an update to the revolutionary input device — to ZenBook 13/14/15, ZenBook Edition 30, ZenBook Flip 15 and VivoBook S14 and S15 to offer the creativity it empowers to more consumers.

ASUS also revealed ZenScreen Touch, a slim and light portable monitor designed for mobile productivity, creativity and entertainment. It weighs just 0.9 kg and is only 9 mm slim and features a 10‑point touch screen that supports swipe, scroll, drag and pinch gestures, a built-in 7800mAh battery and rich connectivity with hybrid-signal USB-C and micro-HDMI ports.

ASUS booth at Computex 2019

A comprehensive lineup of ASUS products will be on display at the ASUS booth at the Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center on May 28 – June 1, from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.[1] Visitors to Computex 2019 are invited to visit the showroom to experience the revolutionary functionality of these latest ASUS innovations for themselves.

Full listing of products shown onstage at the ASUS press event

Smartphone

ZenFone 6 Edition 30

ASUS ZenFone 6 Edition 30 is a luxurious limited-edition 30th Anniversary version of the extraordinary ZenFone 6, featuring an exclusive design and upgraded specifications. Echoing the ASUS spirit, the back of the phone features the iconic Zen-inspired concentric-circle patterning in understated Matte Black, covered with ergonomic 3D-curved glass. A distinctive embossed Edition 30 logo adorns the rear of the phone to identify this exclusive edition. As well as unique and exquisite styling, the hardware specifications of ZenFone 6 Edition 30 have been specially upgraded to 12GB RAM and 512GB of internal storage for a faster and smoother experience, offering owners the finest integration of art and technology.

The 6.4-inch ZenFone 6 Edition 30 features a notchless NanoEdge all-screen display covered with Corning® Gorilla® Glass 6, along with the groundbreaking Flip Camera with a 48MP Sony® IMX586 main camera and a 13MP 125° ultrawide secondary camera. The Flip Camera is identical to the one found in ZenFone 6, which achieved a total score of 98 in the DxOMark Selfie benchmark — the highest ever recorded[2]. ZenFone 6 Edition 30 is powered by the flagship Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 855 Mobile Platform and incorporates a monster 5000mAh battery that provides up to two days of nonstop use.

Laptops

ZenBook Edition 30 (UX334FL)

The limited-edition ASUS ZenBook Edition 30 is a unique celebration of 30 years of ASUS innovation. It draws on the ASUS heritage but is designed with an eye on the future and features the finest leather craftsmanship as a mark of our confidence. ZenBook Edition 30 brings a futuristic twist to that classic look, with a lid encased in luxurious Pearl White genuine Italian leather for a pure, bold style statement. It is exclusively equipped with a complete set of premium accessories, including a Pearl White mouse, a leather-look box and mouse pad and a genuine-leather sleeve. It's a very special collection for a very special laptop.

The combination of performance and mobility is a defining feature of the ZenBook series, and ZenBook Edition 30 features a full complement of high-performance components including up to 8th Generation Intel® Core™ i7 quad-core CPUs, NVIDIA® GeForce® MX250 graphics, 16GB RAM, ultrafast PCIe® SSDs and gigabit-class Wi-Fi.

A four-sided frameless NanoEdge display, with a 95% screen-to-body ratio gives it the world's most compact footprint in its class. ZenBook Edition 30 also comes with the new ScreenPad 2.0, upgrading the traditional laptop experience with an interactive secondary screen that enhances productivity and multitasking.

ZenBook Pro Duo (UX581)

ASUS ZenBook Pro Duo (UX581) is a groundbreaking ultraportable laptop featuring the new ASUS ScreenPad™ Plus, a revolutionary full-width secondary touchscreen that expands and enhances the interactive capabilities offered by the original ScreenPad. ScreenPad Plus offers endless creative possibilities for content creators, allowing productivity-enhancing workflows and easy multitasking. It integrates seamlessly with the primary display, and the integrated ScreenXpert software includes a wide selection of useful apps, tools and utilities that allow users to easily enjoy the efficiency benefits of ScreenPad Plus.

ZenBook Pro Duo delivers extreme performance for effortless creativity with up to 9th Generation Intel® Core™ processors, up to 32GB RAM, an NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 2060, ultrafast storage with an up to 1TB PCIe® 3.0 x4 SSD, and seamless connectivity with Wi‑Fi 6 with Gig+ (802.11ax) and Thunderbolt 3.

ZenBook Pro Duo features a stunning 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) OLED HDR touchscreen for breathtaking visuals, a 4K (3840 x 1100) ScreenPad Plus and an ASUS NumberPad dual-function touchpad. The display is a frameless four-sided ASUS NanoEdge design, with ultraslim bezels for immersive visuals and an ultracompact form factor.

ZenBook Duo (UX481)

For creative professionals requiring a smaller second-screen form factor, the 14-inch ZenBook Duo is the perfect choice. It supports the same great ScreenPad Plus features as ZenBook Pro Duo, but in a lighter and smaller chassis. Powered by up to an Intel Core i7 processor and GeForce MX250 graphics, it has an FHD NanoEdge display and an FHD ScreenPad Plus.

Motherboards

Prime X299 Edition 30

The origin of ASUS Prime series motherboards date back to 1989 with the launch of ISA-386C, the first ASUS motherboard and a defining step along the path to becoming the world's leading motherboard brand. The Prime X299 Edition 30 motherboard honors this legacy of innovation and performance with a wealth of features and accessible tuning options designed to make building a cutting-edge system within everyone's reach.

Prime X299 Edition 30 supports the latest Intel® Core™ X-series high-end desktop processors, which feature high core counts to deliver tremendous performance for prosumers and content creators. The motherboard features a new flagship 16-stage power solution and enhanced cooling that enable the latest processors to achieve their full performance potential. Two M.2 slots with passive heat sinks enable ultrafast, unthrottled data transfers, and dual Thunderbolt 3 ports and accompanying DisplayPort inputs give content creators an easy way to connect chains of external storage and displays. Built-in 5G Aquantia Ethernet, Intel Gigabit LAN and Wi-Fi 6 ensure high-performance, lag-free wired and wireless networking.

Prime X299 Edition 30 also features a 2-inch LiveDash OLED that displays vital system stats, such as clock speeds, temperatures and voltages for easy performance monitoring. It can also display custom text and images for users who want to personalize their build. A second LiveDash display is included in the new Smart Control Console, an external module that connects via USB and comes with a stand that sits neatly on top of typical monitors. In addition to displaying system information, Smart Control Console offers convenient voice and hand-gesture control.

Prime Utopia

The Prime Utopia is an early prototype of the ASUS vision and aspirations for future high-end desktop motherboards. It’s engineered with a range of cooling enhancements to unleash the full potential of next-gen high-core-count processors and high-performance system components and has a host of innovations that take customization and control to the next level.

One of the most salient features is the convention-breaking placement of PCIe slots at the back of the board for improved thermal management. The layout frees up prime estate on the front of the board for more expansion cards and M.2 drives, and enables heat from next-gen CPU, graphics cards, and M.2 drives to be optimally managed for throttle-free performance.

In addition to optimizing thermal zones for high-performance components, Prime Utopia also features integrated water cooling that helps dispel the heat generated when fueling high core count processors. Keeping the CPU cool with custom water-cooling loops is made easier by the introduction of the proprietary, patent-pending Hydra Cortex fan header. The Hydra Cortex header can be connected and control up to four fans individually, simplifying cable routing to water cooling radiators. ASUS is currently working with partners to develop fans that are compatible with this new technology.

Recognizing that many high-end-desktop users have different needs, Prime Utopia features an innovative modular rear I/O and offers a selection of modules for users to choose their preferred compliment of ports and connectivity. It also comes with a 7-inch full-color OLED panel with touch-control. The panel can be connected via cable or Wi-Fi, enabling flexible placement directly on the desktop for users to modify BIOS settings, control fan speeds, turn the system on or off, or monitor real-time system stats.

Monitors

ZenScreen Touch (MB16AMT)

ASUS ZenScreen™ Touch is a Full HD portable monitor that weighs just 900 grams, is 9mm thin and features a large 7800 mAh battery that lasts up to four hours, taking mobile productivity to new heights. Its responsive 10-point touch screen supports swipe, scroll, drag and pinch gestures for effortless and intuitive interactivity to help users get tasks done more efficiently. The IPS display also supports the innovative ZenScreen Touch app, which enables the display and control of apps from Android phones[3] for a large-screen productivity boost. In addition to providing a more comfortable view of any content, this large scale is perfect for tackling complex tasks, such as editing documents, photos, and videos, making it faster and easier to get them done while away from home or the office. It also comes with an optional overlay of Android menu buttons (Back, Home, Recent and Rotation) as virtual keys for a better mobile user experience.

ZenScreen Touch also features hybrid-signal USB Type-C and Type-A connectivity, which enables both the video signal and power to be supplied over a single cable, simplifying connectivity and providing a more streamlined and clutter-free usage experience. Along with micro-HDMI support, ZenScreen Touch can display content from a wide range of portable devices, such as laptops, smartphones, cameras, and video game consoles, providing an expansive view for the best work and entertainment experiences on the go.

 

[1] Opening hours on June 1 are from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

[2] As of May 27, 2019

[3] ZenScreen Touch supports various sizes and aspect ratios of different Android phone models Android 6.0 or later is required.

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First ever notchless ZenFone with innovative Flip Camera makes its global debut at launch event in Spain, heralding a new era of mobile photography

VALENCIA, Spain, May 16, 2019 — ASUS Chairman Jonney Shih today unveiled the extraordinary new ZenFone 6, the first notchless ZenFone incorporating the innovative Flip Camera, at a global launch event held at the City of Arts and Sciences in Valencia, Spain.

With extreme performance supplied by the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 855 Mobile Platform, the flagship ZenFone 6 defies ordinary with its groundbreaking features including an all-screen NanoEdge display, the unique Flip Camera — a combined front and rear flip-up camera module that offers users unprecedented flexibility for capturing high-quality images in any situation, and which heralds a new era of mobile photography — with a monster 5000mAh battery for up to two days non-stop use.

Mr. Shih was joined on stage by Jussi Nevanlinna, VP Marketing, Qualcomm EMEA, and Marcel Campos, ASUS Head of Global Marketing Operations. “ZenFone 6 is the ultimate illustration of our passion and persistence for innovation and technology. It is an emblem to honor our hardcore enthusiast fan base and a tribute to our relentless engineering origin — one that derives from extreme hunger to shatter the status quo,” said Mr. Shih. “We confronted four of the most fundamental challenges of smartphones: screen, camera, battery, and performance. We believe we provided the best ever and most extraordinary solution. ZenFone 6 is designed to defy the ordinary without compromise.”

“We are excited to see the latest ASUS flagship smartphone, ZenFone 6, launch in Valencia today,” said Cristiano Amon, President, Qualcomm Incorporated. “The Snapdragon 855 Mobile Platform is built with the most demanding users in mind and owners of ZenFone 6 can experience that fast and smooth performance. The truly innovative camera design and the processing power of the Snapdragon 855 will deliver exceptional images and videos to users around the world.”

ZenFone 6: Defy Ordinary

ZenFone 6's groundbreaking Flip Camera is an innovative solution that simultaneously addresses the twin problems of display 'notches' and low-resolution front-facing cameras. The motorized flip-up camera module contains a 48MP Sony IMX586 main camera and a 13MP 125° ultrawide secondary camera, driven by a custom precision stepper motor that flips the module by a full 180° to switch the cameras from rear to front use. It can also be used at any position in between, giving users the unprecedented ability to take professional‑grade shots from any position.

Powered by the flagship Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 855 Mobile Platform for improved performance and faster response1, the 6.4-inch ZenFone 6 has a notchless NanoEdge all-screen display that's covered with Corning® Gorilla® Glass 6 for an immersive, near-borderless viewing experience and the toughest protection available. A monster 5000mAh battery — one of the largest available in a flagship smartphone — provides up to two days of non‑stop use. The latest ZenUI 6 user interface provides a simpler, faster and more mindful experience for users, concentrating on the essentials to deliver enhanced smoothness and a cleaner look.

ZenFone 6 truly defies ordinary, combining extreme performance and flexible, high-quality photography in a compact design with instantly recognizable futuristic styling.

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2019 marks another record-breaking year of award wins, signifying the continued ASUS commitment to design excellence and innovation

ESSEN, Germany, April 16, 2019 — ASUS today announced wins of 21 Red Dot Awards for outstanding product design, setting a new company record for the number of Red Dot Awards won in a single year. The awards highlight the continued ASUS commitment to providing incredible customer experiences through innovation and exceptional product design.

"I am thrilled that ASUS has been recognized again this year with these prestigious awards," said ASUS Chief Design Officer, Mitch Yang. "By continuing to break records with more Red Dot Award wins each year, the entire ASUS team is clearly demonstrating our In Search of Incredible spirit of continual innovation with the goal of delivering the best products and experiences to our customers."

“I would like to congratulate the laureates sincerely on their wonderful success. The fact that their products were able to satisfy the strict criteria of the jury bears testimony to their award-winning design quality. The laureates are thus setting key trends in the design industry and are showing where future directions may lead,” said Professor Dr. Peter Zec, founder and CEO of Red Dot.

The Red Dot Award: Product Design is one of the world’s largest design competitions. In 2019, designers and manufacturers from 55 countries entered more than 5,500 products in the competition. For more than 60 years, a renowned international jury of experts from a spectrum disciplines has convened annually to select the best designs in a rigorous adjudication process that spans several days and focuses on criteria such as the level of innovation, functionality, formal quality, longevity and ergonomics.

The winning products will be showcased at a special exhibition held from July 9 to August 11, 2019 at the Red Dot Design Museum in Essen, Germany.

2019 Red Dot Awards winners

Smartphones

Monitors

ROG Graphics Cards

ROG Phone and peripherals

ASUS ProArt PA34V

ROG Thor 1200P

Notebooks

Mini PCs

ROG Matrix GeForce RTX 2080 Ti

ASUS ZenBook S

ProArt PA90

Peripherals and Accessories

ASUSPRO P3540

Motherboards

ROG Balteus Qi

Gaming Laptops

PRIME X299-Deluxe II

ASUS Gimbal G3M

ROG Mothership GZ700

TUF Z390-Plus Gaming

PC Cases

ROG Zephyrus GX701

ROG Maximus XI Formula

ROG Strix Helios

ROG Zephyrus S GX531

ROG Maximus XI Gene

TUF Gaming GT501

ROG Zephyrus (Next Gen)

CPU Coolers

TUF Gaming FX505 / FX705

ROG Ryujin 360

Detailed ASUS winning product information of Red Dot Design Awards 2019 are as follows:

ROG Phone and Accessories

ROG Phone is a game-changing 6-inch smartphone designed specifically for high-performance mobile gaming. With pure ROG gaming DNA at its core and powered by the world's fastest speed-binned 2.96GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon™ 845 Mobile Platform with the gaming-optimized Qualcomm Adreno™ 630 GPU, ROG Phone breaks every rule to go where rivals fear to tread. Its unique GameCool 3D vapor-chamber cooling system — with detachable AeroActive Cooler for an extra cooling boost — sustains blur-free high frame rates in the heat of battle, while its no-compromise AMOLED display blends a blazing 90Hz refresh rate and 1ms response time with gorgeous HDR visuals.

ASUS ZenBook S (UX391)

ZenBook S (UX391) is a premium 13.3-inch ultraportable notebook that not only delivers effortless portability, powerful performance and Thunderbolt 3 connectivity for discerning on-the-go users, but also is tested to meet military-grade MIL-STD-810G durability standards. With an ultrathin 12.9mm profile and ultralight 1kg all-metal unibody, the sophisticated ZenBook S is finished in prestigious Deep Dive Blue or elegant Burgundy Red with Rose Gold diamond-cut edges, complete with the iconic Zen-inspired spun-metal finish for a luxurious look and feel. ZenBook S incorporates the innovative new ErgoLift hinge that automatically tilts the keyboard by 5.5’ for the ultimate typing comfort. The raised chassis also improves airflow and enhances audio performance.

ASUSPRO P3540

ASUSPRO P3540 is a compact and durable 15-inch laptop that offers a perfect blend of performance and mobility for business users. The NanoEdge display has extra-slim bezels that give more screen in less space, making P3540 incredibly compact and light. Offering an amazing battery life of up to 16 hours and full I/O connectivity, P3540 delivers stamina-packed performance for working on the go. The ultra-tough P3540 is tested to meet and exceed demanding industry-leading ASUS durability tests, and practical business-friendly design features include an integrated webcam privacy shield, the ErgoLift keyboard that automatically tilts to an ergonomic typing angle, and a 180° lay-flat hinge for easy screen sharing.

ASUS ProArt PA34V

ASUS ProArt PA34VC is a 34-inch curved IPS monitor that’s HDR 10 ready. It features UWQHD (3440 x 1440) resolution and a 21:9 aspect ratio, ideal for creative professionals and home entertainment who need video and music editing. ProArt PA34CV features excellent color accuracy. ASUS calibrates each monitor before it ships to guarantee delta-E (∆E) < 2 color accuracy. ProArt PA34VC features the versatility of DisplayPort, HDMI and Thunderbolt™ 3, which offers up to 40Gbps data transfer speeds and 60W of power delivery to external devices. ProArt PA34VC is hardware calibration ready with ASUS ProArt Calibration technology and compatible with external calibrators to let users create and save color profiles directly to the monitor.

ASUS ProArt PA90

ASUS Mini PC ProArt PA90 is a workstation-class PC that’s perfectly suited for professional content creation. It features 9th Generation Intel® Core™ processors, NVIDIA® Quadro® graphics, and support for Intel Optane™ technology for fast transfers of large files or boosted storage capacity. It’s also equipped with Thunderbolt™ 3, ensuring fast transfer speeds and enabling connections to multiple displays or devices. A quiet and efficient liquid cooling solution ensures stable performance and eliminates distracting fan noise. ProArt PA90 provides uncompromising and reliable performance for 3D computer-aided design (CAD) of architectural, engineering and manufacturing workflows in an attractively modern, compact form-factor that fits easily into any workspace.

ROG Thor 1200P

The ROG Thor 1200W Platinum is the PSU for PC enthusiasts who demand aesthetic excellence and performance perfection. Our first PSU is packed with innovative ideas, including Aura Sync RGB illumination, an integrated OLED information panel, a dustproof Wing-Blade fan, and a large heatsink that enables 0dB operation at higher power draw than typical designs. It also integrates trusted, durable components, like Japanese-made capacitors, to achieve an 80 PLUS® Platinum efficiency certification.

ROG Matrix GeForce RTX 2080 Ti

The Matrix name is reserved for exceptional products that leap forward, exceeding innovation and performance expectations. The ROG Matrix GeForce RTX™ 2080 Ti is the latest graphics card to earn this pedigree by introducing Infinity Loop, a unique all-in-one closed-loop cooling system. With pump, tubing, and radiator integrated seamlessly under the shroud, and careful GPU binning that ensures each card supports Boost clocks up to 1815 MHz, the Matrix delivers the best out-of-the-box Turing™ experience, raising the bar for graphics horsepower in small chassis and air-cooled builds.

ROG Mothership GZ700

ROG has redefined the desktop replacement laptop category with ROG Mothership, moving from a design which traditionally sits flat to one that stands tall to draw more air into its advanced cooling system. ROG Mothership is housed in an exquisitely machined aluminum chassis, built from solid slabs of aluminum using a precise CNC milling process involving 114 individual tooling stages and nearly 20 hours of precision carving. It features a jaw-dropping Full HD G-Sync display with a 144Hz refresh rate and 3ms GTG response time and is powered by the latest NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 graphics and Intel® Core™ i9 processor. ROG Mothership also comes with HyperDrive Extreme, which uses ASUS-exclusive technology to combine up to three NVMe PCIe 3.0 x4 SSDs to provide the world’s fastest RAID 0 storage in a gaming laptop for ultrafast data-access and write speeds.

ROG Zephyrus GX701

ROG Zephyrus S (GX701) is the most compact 17-inch gaming laptop at only18.7mm thin and the only gaming laptop on the market with NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 with Max-Q Design graphics. This is an incredible achievement considering the Zephyrus S (GX701) also packs up to an 8th Gen Intel® Core™ processor, up to 24GB of RAM and a 1TB PCIe SSD. Zephyrus S (GX701) comes with a super-fast 144Hz refresh rate and 3ms GTG response time that ensure a sharp and clear image during fast action. All this extreme power is kept cool with the ASUS-exclusive Active Aerodynamic System (AAS), which increases airflow spaces by 20%, reduces temperatures by 20% and improves overall system airflow by 32%. Zephyrus S (GX701) will also come with a bundled ROG Zephyrus External Camera (GC21), the world’s first Full HD USB external camera that can record smooth 1080p video at 60 FPS and takes up little space when folded shut with its 17mm thin design.

ROG Zephyrus S GX531

Clever design and expert craftsmanship are required to put high-end chips into the slimmest gaming laptop ever. The ROG Zephyrus S GX531 lowers its profile without scaling back on specifications. It features cutting-edge parts like the latest Intel® Core™ i7-8750H CPU and a GeForce RTX™ 2080 GPU, a premium 144Hz refresh rate display plus all the ROG essentials. That makes the smaller Zephyrus S a more focused alternative for people who prioritize portability above everything else.

ROG Zephyrus (Next Generation)

ROG Zephyrus (Next Generation) is an ultraslim gaming laptop that’s designed not just for gamers, but for professionals as well.

TUF Gaming FX505 / FX705

TUF FX505 and FX705 feature up to Intel® Core™ i7-8750H processors and up to NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1060 graphics, with immersive 144Hz high-refresh rate NanoEdge displays, gigabit Ethernet and gigabit-class Wi-Fi, and DTS surround-sound audio. FX505 and FX705 are built to last over the long haul, with independent heatsinks and fans cooling the CPU and GPU separately, long-life keyboard switches, and clever patented dust tunnels that provide long-term cooling and computing performance.

PRIME X299-Deluxe II

Prime X299-Deluxe II is a powerful, innovative board that puts a friendly face on advanced enthusiast controls, enabling users to easily maximize performance, cooling, and personalization. The board employs enhanced power stages and heatsinks to meet the energy demands of the latest up to 18-core Intel® X-series processors and maximize thermal dissipation. It also has ASUS 5-Way Optimization to get more from the CPU by automatically and cautiously raising clock speeds and voltages. Fans are also calibrated, for single-click, system-wide tuning. And at the board’s center is the 2-inch LiveDash OLED, which displays vital system stats like clock speeds, temperatures and voltages; or custom text, images or animations

TUF Z390-Plus Gaming

TUF Z390-Plus Gaming is a heavy-duty motherboard pitched at first-time PC builders who demand the durability and reliability for which TUF Gaming is renowned. Military-grade components are paired with smart, exclusive software and striking style to create an enjoyable DIY experience that’s easy to configure and customize. TUF Z390-Plus Gaming has a unique design inspired by the vision of a futuristic air force, with swept angles, sleek cuts and stealth camouflage. This inherent style is accented by onboard Aura RGB lighting and compatibility with the wider Aura Sync ecosystem, enabling easy and infinite customizations.

ROG Maximus XI Formula

ROG Maximus XI Formula is a unique Z390 motherboard designed for PC gamers and hardware enthusiasts alike, making it one of the few capable of fully satisfying both audiences. As a liquid-cooled oriented ROG board, it provides the best-in-class cooling control system with seven fan headers, two pump headers, an ROG water cooling zone with two water temperature sensors and one flow sensor, as well as an integrated CrossChill EK III VRM water block specifically designed for the board, allowing it to easily handle the Intel® Core™ i9 processors and further guaranteeing its performance lead. ROG Maximus XI Formula not only comes equipped with onboard 5G LAN, 802.11ac Wi-Fi support and Bluetooth 5 for speedy connections, but also has the upgraded 2-inch Live Dash OLED display that can show system information as well as play personalized animations.

ROG Maximus XI Gene

The ROG Maximus XI Gene motherboard is the Republic of gamers latest ground-breaking Z390 motherboard which support Intel 8th Gen and 9th Series CPUs, drawing players back to ROG's origins with new ROG genes to bring the best benefit to the SFF gaming rigs. The Maximus XI Gene completely reinvents the mATX layout to deliver revolutionary performance that rivals high-end ATX systems by providing support for extreme overclocking, double-capacity DIMMs and next-generation storage. Maximus XI Gene is crafted to be a natural fit for showcase PC gaming builds created by style-conscious enthusiasts — where pure adrenaline meets pure style and best performance.

ROG Ryujin 360

ROG Ryujin is the flagship all-in-one liquid cooler for high-end builds designed to deliver the best thermal performance. Featuring Noctua IndustrialPPC fans for cooler and quieter operation, plus an embedded fan in the pump housing for additional cooling to the VRM and M.2, ROG Ryujin keeps systems running their absolute best. Coupled with a LiveDash OLED that displays system stats or custom graphics and Aura Sync RGB lighting, ROG Ryujin is the ultimate thermal solution designed to become a vital part of any gaming rig.

ROG Strix Helios

ROG Strix Helios is a premium mid-tower gaming case with three tempered glass panels, refined brushed-aluminum frame and integrated front-panel Aura Sync RGB lighting. Built-in cable management, including a multifunction cover with GPU braces, keeps the inner clean and sharp. Engineered for expandability and performance, it’s ready for an up to EATX motherboard and serious water-cooling setups – the perfect choice for a classic ROG showcase build. Easily transport ROG Strix Helios to LAN parties and gaming events with ergonomic and stylish fabric carry handles that are rigorously tested to support up to 50kg.

TUF Gaming GT501

TUF Gaming GT501 is crafted from steel for enhanced durability in understated industrial style and has a special coating that resists scuffs and scratches. It's fitted with two ergonomic, woven-cotton handles, rigorously tested to support up to 30kg. TUF Gaming GT501 is equipped with 120mm Aura Sync RGB-illuminated fans and 140mm rear PWM fan, plus up to seven fan-mounting points for targeted airflow. The interior is also thoughtfully laid out with lots of user-friendly design touches, providing a firm foundation for DIY builds that are easy to keep clean, tidy and cool.

ASUS Gimbal G3M

ASUS Gimbal G3M is the first foldable gimbal stabilizer for smartphones that lets users capture smooth, professional-quality video of their precious moments anytime, anywhere. With 3-axis stabilization technology, 360-degree horizontal pan and intuitive operation via integrated buttons or the companion smartphone app, ASUS Gimbal G3M provides exceptional control and ease of use. Its ultraportable, compact form factor and minimalist design offer the perfect combination of features, aesthetics and mobility for users who want to capture the best-quality video with their smartphone.

ROG Balteus Qi

ROG Balteus Qi is an RGB gaming mouse pad that combines a performance surface with the convenience of Qi wireless charging on the desktop. A 370 x 320mm portrait-oriented surface offers ample space for simultaneous charging and gaming, while the micro-textured hard surface enables pixel-precise tracking. Featuring 15 individually customizable Aura Sync RGB lighting zones for personalization, the mouse pad is also equipped with an on-pad lighting mode button for on-the-fly adjustments and a USB 2.0 passthrough port for easy connections. Apart from ROG Balteus Qi, its sibling the Balteus will also be available for gamers who want the extra flair but without the wireless charging function.

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This year marks the most awards ASUS has ever received from iF International Forum Design for outstanding innovations

Taipei, Taiwan (March 15, 2019) — ASUS today announced wins of 22 prestigious iF Product Design awards, a new record for the company for the most winners in one year. Spanning five product categories, including Gaming Hardware/VR, Computer, Telecommunications, TV/Cameras and Medicine/Health, the award-winning products represent the ASUS commitment to design innovation and engineering excellence. The award-winning products were selected from a competitive field of 6,375 entries from 52 countries.

The winners in the Gaming Hardware/VR category are the ROG Strix SCAR II GL704, ROG Strix Hero II GL704, ROG Zephyrus S GX531, ROG Zephyrus GX701 and ROG Mothership GZ700 laptops; ROG Huracan G21 and ROG Strix GL12 desktops; ASUS Prime Z390-A and ROG Maximus XI Formula motherboards; ASUS CG32UQ and ROG Strix XG49VQ monitors; ROG Ryujin 360 CPU cooler; ROG Delta and new ROG headsets; ROG Strix Scope keyboard and ASUS FX EHD-A1T/A2T external hard drive.

In the Computer category, the award-winning products are the ZenBook Pro 15/14 (UX580/480) and ZenBook 13/14/15 (UX333/433/533) laptops and the Zenbo Junior robot. The ASUS Gimbal G3M smartphone stabilizer won in the TV/Cameras category, and the ASUS Lyra Voice won in the Telecommunication category. ASUS VivoWatch BP won in the Medicine/Health category.

IF International Forum Design GmbH, the world’s oldest independent design organization, organizes the iF Design Awards each year. The awards are recognized worldwide as a seal of quality for products that excel in specific criteria, including design quality, degree of innovation, functionality, ergonomics and more. An independent jury of 67 experts from countries around the world assesses products and selects winners.

2019 iF Design Award Winners – Gaming Hardware/VR category

Gaming Laptops

ROG Mothership GZ700

ROG has redefined the desktop replacement laptop category with ROG Mothership, moving from a design which traditionally sits flat to one that stands tall to draw more air into its advanced cooling system. ROG Mothership is housed in an exquisitely machined aluminum chassis, built from solid slabs of aluminum using a precise CNC milling process involving 114 individual tooling stages and nearly 20 hours of precision carving. It features a jaw-dropping Full HD G-Sync display with a 144Hz refresh rate and 3ms GTG response time and is powered by the latest NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 graphics and Intel® Core™ i9 processor. ROG Mothership also comes with Hyperdrive Extreme, which uses ASUS-exclusive technology to combine up to three NVMe PCIe 3.0 x4 SSDs to provide the world’s fastest RAID 0 storage in a gaming laptop for ultrafast data-access and write speeds.

ROG Zephyrus GX701

Zephyrus S (GX701) is the most compact 17-inch gaming laptop at only18.7mm thin and the only gaming laptop on the market with NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 with Max-Q Design graphics. This is an incredible achievement considering the Zephyrus S (GX701) also packs up to an 8th Gen Intel® Core™ processor, four DDR slots for up to 24GB of RAM and a 1TB PCIe SSD. Zephyrus S (GX701) comes with a super-fast 144Hz refresh rate and 3ms GTG response time that ensure a sharp and clear image during fast action. All this extreme power is kept cool with the ASUS-exclusive Active Aerodynamic System (AAS), which increases airflow spaces by 20%, reduces temperatures by 20% and improves overall system airflow by 32%. Zephyrus S (GX701) will also come with a bundled ROG Zephyrus External Camera (GC21), the world’s first Full HD USB external camera that can record smooth 1080p video at 60 FPS and takes up little space when folded shut with its 17mm thin design.

ROG Zephyrus S GX531

Clever design and expert craftsmanship are required to put high-end chips into the slimmest gaming laptop ever. The ROG Zephyrus S GX531 lowers its profile without scaling back on specifications. It features cutting-edge parts like the latest Intel® Core™ i7-8750H CPU and a GeForce RTX™ 2080 GPU, a premium 144Hz refresh rate display plus all the ROG essentials. That makes the smaller Zephyrus S a more focused alternative for people who prioritize portability above everything else.

ROG Strix SCAR II GL504/ROG Strix Hero II GL704

Built for the FPS side of the esports arena, ROG Strix SCAR II comes in 15.6-inch and 17.3-inch sizes available with the same 144Hz refresh rate and 3ms response time. Both versions are draped in a shooter-inspired motif that uses splashes of camouflage to create a unique aesthetic fit for the battlefield. Highlighted WASD keys further reinforce the SCAR’s roots and ensure that users can easily find the home row for FPS gaming.

The ROG Strix Hero II is optimized for MOBAs and ideal for gamers who want subtler styling. Its contrasting textures and cyber-text patterns are more restrained than the aggressive aesthetic of the SCAR II, making the Hero II more approachable for wider audiences. Instead of highlighting the WASD cluster, translucent key caps impart an extra glow to the QWER row. The Hero is available exclusively with GeForce RTX 2060 graphics that are more than up to the task of pushing high frame rates in MOBAs and other popular games. Like with the SCAR II, NVIDIA Optimus technology conserves power by only activating the discrete GPU when needed, ensuring longer battery life day to day and better gaming performance on demand.

Gaming Desktops

ROG Huracan G21

ROG Huracan G21 is unlike any other gaming desktop. Its aggressively-styled chassis has an asymmetric design, and there’s a folding magnetic side cover that, when opened, improves airflow into the system and enables a CPU and GPU performance boost. The extra airflow provides the cooling needed to unleash the full fury of its 8th Generation Intel® Core™ i7 processor and NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1080 graphics for extraordinary gaming experiences — so gamers can play the latest titles at their most extreme settings.

ROG Strix GL12

The newly re-engineered ROG Strix GL12CX further pushes the limits of extreme gaming performance and features a striking, unconventional design. This Windows 10 gaming desktop now boasts the latest 9th Generation Intel® Core™ i9-9900K processor (factory overclocked up to a top speed of 5.1GHz) and NVIDIA® GeForce® RTX 2080 Ti graphics for unrivaled gaming experiences. It features the ROG-exclusive DIMM.2 module with support for dual SSDs that can be configured in RAID, along with tool-free expansion bays and an esports-ready hot-swap SSD tray for easy upgrades. A transparent side panel and Aura Sync lighting effects let users customize the colors of ROG Strix GL12CX, inside and out..

Motherboards

ASUS Prime Z390-A

ASUS Prime Z390-A simplifies CPU overclocking with software and extensive tweaking options that give beginners and seasoned overclockers alike the tools to build well-tuned machines. ASUS AI Overclocking makes automatic tuning faster and smarter than ever before. Available in Windows or directly through the UEFI, it profiles the CPU and cooling to predict the optimal configuration for each individual system. Besides ASUS AI Overclocking, Prime Z390-A also has the 5-Way Optimization software that offers an alternate approach to one-click tuning that simulates a human overclocker by increasing clock speeds, tweaking voltages, and testing stability before pursuing higher frequencies. This technique gets the CPU extremely close to the maximum speed that can be attained with manual tuning, and connected fans can also be calibrated as part of the process.

ROG Maximus XI Formula

ROG Maximus XI Formula is a unique Z390 motherboard designed for PC gamers and hardware enthusiasts alike, making it one of the few capable of fully satisfying both audiences. As a liquid-cooled oriented ROG board, it provides the best-in-class cooling control system with seven fan headers, two pump headers, an ROG water cooling zone with two water temperature sensors and one flow sensor, as well as an integrated CrossChill EK III VRM water block specifically designed for the board, allowing it to easily handle the Intel® Core™ i9 processors and further guaranteeing its performance lead. ROG Maximus XI Formula not only comes equipped with onboard 5G LAN, 802.11ac Wi-Fi support and Bluetooth 5 for speedy connections, but also has the upgraded 2-inch Live Dash OLED display that can show system information as well as play personalized animations. 

Monitors

ASUS CG32UQ

The ASUS CG32UQ console gaming monitor was created for those less cavernous environments. Its 31.5-inch size is large without being overwhelming, and the 4K Ultra HD resolution is high enough to handle Enhanced Xbox and PlayStation games. FreeSync and DisplayHDR 600 compliance support further enhance gaming and entertainment across different platforms, while Halo Sync lighting adds reactive ambience for gaming that extends beyond the boundaries of the display. The monitor also functions as a peripheral and charging hub with four USB 3.0 ports on its base. Two are reserved for charging, so users can keep their gamepads charged or plug in their phone if it’s running low on battery, and the other two are downstream ports that let users connect peripherals and external storage devices.

ROG Strix XG49VQ

The curved ROG Strix XG49VQ stretches an ultra-ultra-wide 32:9 panel across an expansive 49-inch diagonal. The double-full-HD resolution extends to users’ peripheral vision for extra immersion, and FreeSync 2 HDR tech keeps the refresh rate synchronized with compatible Radeon graphics cards all the way up to 144Hz.

CPU Coolers

ROG Ryujin 360

ROG Ryujin is the flagship all-in-one liquid cooler for high-end builds designed to deliver the best thermal performance. Featuring Noctua IndustrialPPC fans for cooler and quieter operation, plus an embedded fan in the pump housing for additional cooling to the VRM and M.2, ROG Ryujin keeps systems running their absolute best. Coupled with a LiveDash OLED that displays system stats or custom graphics and Aura Sync RGB lighting, ROG Ryujin is the ultimate thermal solution designed to become a vital part of any gaming rig.

Headsets

ROG Delta

ROG Delta is the first gaming headset in the industry to feature an industry-leading, Hi-Res ESS ES9218 Quad DAC for extremely clear, true-to-life gaming audio that gives gamers a better ability to pinpoint in-game opponents. The headset also features an airtight chamber and exclusive ASUS Essence drivers with audio signal diversion technology design to provide clear highs and punchy bass. ROG Delta is a gaming headset with circular-rainbow RGB lighting effects for unique gaming style. The headset features a lightweight, D-shaped ear cup design for improved comfort, making it ideal for long intervals of use. A USB-C™ connector and an included USB-C to USB 2.0 adaptor make the headset perfect for PC, PS4 and mobile gaming.

Gaming Keyboard

ROG Strix Scope

The ROG Strix Scope mechanical keyboard is equipped with world-renowned German Cherry MX RGB switches to give gamers that preferred crisp feel and solid tactile feedback demanded in a keyboard as well as the Xccurate design which makes the Ctrl key two times wider to benefit first-person-shooter (FPS) gamers. Besides the premium ROG slash design on the aluminum top plate and Aura-sync compatibility for synchronizing LED lighting effects, ROG added a new Stealth key, which enables gamers to instantly hide all apps and mute any sound immediately, and the quick-toggle switch to quickly switch between functions and media inputs. The keyboard also comes with four additional sliver-hued WASD keycaps for customization as well as a keycap puller tool for easy keycap removal.

External Hard Drive

ASUS FX (EHD-A1T/A2T)

ASUS FX HDD is the world's first 2.5-inch external hard drive featuring Aura Sync RGB lighting technology, which provides a brilliant, personalized look with more than 16 million color options and works with other Aura-enabled products, enabling gamers to create a system with synchronized lighting harmony. Available in 1TB and 2TB capacities, ASUS FX HDD provides ample space for storing large files and data backups, and USB 3.1 Gen1 connectivity ensures fast data transfers. Optional 256-bit AES encryption lets users easily protect private data and access it with a personalized password. Additionally, ASUS engineers performed stringent 24/7 stress testing on the hard drive to ensure reliability and data integrity.

2019 iF Design Award Winners – Computer category

Laptops

ZenBook Pro 15/14 (UX580/480)

ZenBook Pro 15 is a professional powerhouse with up to 8th Generation Intel® Core™ i9 processor, GeForce® GTX 1050Ti GPU, 1TB PCIe x4 SSD, gigabit-class Wi-Fi and Thunderbolt™ 3 ports. Enjoy immersive multimedia on its 15.6-inch 4K UHD NanoEdge PANTONE® validated display with 100% Adobe RGB color gamut, ∆E (Delta-E) < 2.0 color accuracy and powerful Harmon Kardon certified audio system. ZenBook Pro 14 is also packed with state-of-the-art components for unrivaled performance with up to the latest 8th Generation Intel Core i7 processor, 16GB RAM and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 MAX-Q graphics, and also has a 14-inch FHD NanoEdge display, an infrared camera for facial recognition and built-in support for Amazon Alexa voice-powered services. Both models come with the iconic spun-metal finish in Deep Dive Blue and Rose Gold colors exemplifying the ZenBook design spirit of elegance, sophistication and precision craftsmanship. ZenBook Pro 15 (UX580) and ZenBook Pro 14 (UX480) come with the brand new ScreenPad, which offers a revolutionary new way to work with a laptop. ScreenPad has helpful functions that can intelligently adapt to match whatever the user is doing, making it easier and quicker to multitask and get things done.

ZenBook 13/14/15 (UX333/433/533)

ZenBook 13, 14 and 15 introduce the stunning new frameless ASUS NanoEdge display, with ultraslim bezels on all four sides for an unrivaled up to 95% screen-to-body ratio and a near-borderless viewing experience. The ultra-compact design, which incorporates the unique ErgoLift hinge mechanism that tilts the keyboard for comfortable typing, gives each of these laptops the world's smallest footprint in its class. ZenBook 13 and 14 also introduce include the exclusive new NumberPad, an innovative LED-illuminated numeric keypad built into the touchpad. The new models feature a full complement of high-performance components including the latest 8th Generation Intel® Core™ i7 quad-core processor with integrated dual-band gigabit-class Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac) and up to NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1050 Max-Q graphics.

StudioBook S (W700)

StudioBook S (W700) brings together the power of Intel® Core™ i7 and Xeon® processors with NVIDIA® Quadro graphics in a compact 15-inch chassis with a larger NanoEdge display that gives creators more room to work and provides better mobility. With PANTONE® validation and 97% DCI-P3 color gamut coverage, the 16:10 display delivers better color accuracy and meets cinematic standards. StudioBook S is the first entry in a brand-new laptop series tailor-made for creative professionals, such as designers, animators, architects and programmers who need outstanding performance to handle professional applications ranging from complex renderings to 3D blueprints.

Robots

Zenbo Junior

Zenbo Junior is a new AI-enabled robotics platform that allows developers, system integrators and business partners to create flexible and easily manageable robotics solutions to improve business operations and customer experiences. Built-in capabilities include computer vision, dialogue system, and ability to navigate independently and follow lines, avoid objects with programmable sonar and respond to touch interaction with different types of responses. Zenbo Junior provides comprehensive development tools, including the Zenbo SDK and Dialogue Development Editor, that offer APIs for multiple sensors and allows developers and system integrators to create specialized robotic applications faster and easier. For businesses, Zenbo Junior offers the Zenbo Management Console to make it easier to create and deploy robotic business solutions customized for various scenarios. For educational use, Zenbo Junior provides multiple programmable sensors and tools that enable students to develop a solid foundational understanding of robotics and AI concepts while creating fun, interactive projects. For students at a younger age, Zenbo Junior serves as an adorable entertainment playmate and inspires them to creatively explore different motions through our intuitive block-based programming software. For older children, they may start to apply complex code to create different applications used in various scenarios. Zenbo Junior intrigues children’s early interests in AI and future technology and ensures the best learning experience through edutainment.

2019 iF Design Award Winners – TV/Cameras category

Smartphone Stabilizer

ASUS Gimbal G3M

ASUS G3M is the first foldable gimbal stabilizer for smartphones that lets users capture smooth, professional-quality video of their precious moments anytime, anywhere. With 3-axis stabilization technology, 360-degree horizontal pan and intuitive operation via integrated buttons or the companion smartphone app, ASUS Gimbal G3M provides exceptional control and ease of use. Its ultraportable, compact form factor and minimalist design offer the perfect combination of features, aesthetics and mobility for users who want to capture the best-quality video with their smartphone.

2019 iF Design Award Winners – Telecommunications category

Networking

Lyra Voice

Lyra Voice is an all-in-one 802.11ac mesh Wi-Fi router, Alexa built-in assistant and Bluetooth wireless speaker. 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 both the Lyra and AiMesh Wi-Fi systems, Lyra Voice is a tri-band, AC2200-class device that communicates with other connected AiMesh-compatible routers to provide whole-home coverage with no Wi-Fi dead zones. High-quality, DTS-certified stereo speakers deliver rich and powerful sound with deep bass and a wide frequency range for great-sounding music. Lyra Voice also ensures complete network security for all connected devices with AiProtection Pro powered by TrendMicro™ free for the life of the product.

2019 iF Design Award Winners – Medicine/Health category

Health Data Management

ASUS VivoWatch BP

ASUS VivoWatch BP is the world's first wearable health tracker to integrate a pair of medical-grade Electricalgraphy (ECG) and Photoplethysmography (PPG) sensors as well as ASUS HealthAI technology, providing 24/7 health-trend tracking and data analysis as well as fitness-tracking and smartwatch functionality in a compact and lightweight device. Together with the ASUS HealthConnect app, users can manage their blood pressure and heart-rate data in an intuitive and easy way. With 28-day battery life in normal use, VivoWatch BP is designed to be an everyday companion that offers personalized health advice and health-management tips to help users maintain a healthy lifestyle.

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ROG will be the official PC and monitor partner for 2019 commencing at ESL One Katowice in Poland

KATOWICE, Poland, February 22, 2019 — ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) today announced that it has been named the Official PC and Monitor Partner for all ESL One powered by Intel® events through 2019. This marks the first time that ROG has joined forces with ESL for a global partnership as the official sponsor of large-scale international esports tournaments. ESL One is one of ESL’s global flagship circuits that features esports competitions in some of the most popular game titles, including Counter Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) and Dota 2. ESL One events take place in venues all over the world, with ESL One Katowice 2019 kicking off the year-long partnership this week in Katowice, Poland, from February 22-24. There will be five additional events in various countries across the globe throughout the course of the partnership.

“ROG is pleased to continue our support of the gaming and esports community through a global partnership with ESL. The use of ROG equipment ensures that ESL One is supported by the best gaming PCs and monitors,” said Vivian Lien, Head of Global Marketing for Gaming and Chief Marketing Officer at ASUS North America. “ROG has been proactive in the competitive gaming space even before esports flourished back when LAN parties were more common, and it is an honor for us to be recognized by ESL today as one of best gaming brands worthy of bringing the latest and greatest gaming gear to this year’s ESL One global circuit. ROG has always been dedicated to the gaming community and we look forward to this new partnership with ESL as an opportunity to support the esports industry on an international scale.”

ESL will thoroughly integrate ROG technology into its high-profile international esports competitions. Throughout the partnership, gameplay will be powered by ROG products during competition, and in addition, the analyst desks will be equipped with the latest ROG Strix Hero II and SCAR II laptops. ROG will also supply products for the ESL back office to ensure a seamless production experience for fans, while also having an active on-site presence at each ESL One venue. Products will be updated as new products are released.

"Our priority is having ESL One competitors playing with the latest generation technology and ROG helps us to achieve that," said Paul Brewer, Senior Vice President Brand Partnerships at ESL. "We're excited to welcome ROG to the family and look forward to the ESL One partnership."

The flagship global circuit, ESL One, returns to the legendary Spodek Arena in Katowice, Poland, for the second consecutive year. Throughout the event, 12 of the world’s best Dota 2 teams will battle it out for the coveted ESL One trophy, as well as a lion’s share of the US$300,000 prize pool.

Following ESL One Katowice, the next tournament will take place in Mumbai, and will be one of the first major esports events in India. At ESL One Mumbai 2019, 12 teams will compete through Dota 2 competition for a piece of the US$300,000 prize pool. The event will be held at the NSCI Dome, from April 19 to 21, 2019.

For more information about ESL One powered by Intel, visit the official tournament website and follow ESL on Twitter and Facebook.

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ASUS honored as one of the world's top-rated companies in the Computers category

New York, USA January 22, 2019 — ASUS today announced its honorable recognition as one of Fortune’s World’s Most Admired Companies. The company has been ranked as a leading enterprise in the Computers category, reaffirming its leading position in the industry as a strong brand that continues to deliver excellent products and services.

“We are honored to receive this prestigious accolade from Fortune reaffirming our brand’s strong value and reputation in the global market,” said ASUS Chairman Jonney Shih. “Being recognized as one of the World’s Most Admired Companies exemplifies our commitment to pursuing the incredible in everything we do and becoming one of the world’s most innovative technology enterprises.”

Survey Methodology

Fortune collaborated with its partner Korn Ferry to perform a survey of global corporate reputation. Beginning with a list of about 1500 candidates, the 1000 largest US companies were ranked by revenue along with non-US companies in Fortune's Global 500 database that have revenues of $10 billion or more. The highest-revenue companies in each industry were then selected, totaling 680 in 30 countries.

To determine the best-regarded companies in 52 industries, Korn Ferry asked executives, directors, and analysts to rate enterprises in their own industry from the final list of 680 candidates on nine criteria, including investment value, quality of management, products, social responsibility and ability to attract talent. A company’s score must rank in the top half of its industry survey to be listed.

The full ASUS ranking can be viewed at:

http://fortune.com/worlds-most-admired-companies/asustek-computer/

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The best of gaming, including new laptops, motherboards, monitors, graphics cards, routers, ROG PNK LTD peripherals and cases on display at Trump International Hotel

LAS VEGAS, USA, January 7, 2019 — ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) today announced the latest additions to the ROG arsenal of the world’s best gaming gear, including the all-new, ultra-versatile ROG Mothership (GZ700), a 17.3-inch Full HD detachable gaming laptop equipped with up to a factory-overclocked Intel® Core™ i9 processor and NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 2080 graphics card; ROG Zephyrus S (GX701), the world’s slimmest gaming laptop with an up to 8th Gen Intel Core processor and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 with Max-Q Design graphics; ROG Rapture GT-AC2900, the first ROG router being optimized for the NVIDIA GeForce NOW recommended program; ROG Strix XG438Q, the world’s biggest and fastest 4K 120Hz FreeSync 2 HDR gaming monitor; ROG Strix GeForce RTX 2060, a mainstream ray-tracing graphics card and ROG Matrix GeForce RTX 2080 Ti graphics cards with Infinity Loop cooling.

“ROG was created to harness leading designs and innovations to enable gamers everywhere with the best gaming gear,” said Vivian Lien, Head of Global Marketing for Gaming and Chief Marketing Officer at ASUS North America. “At this CES 2019, we launched our new ROG Mothership and ROG Zephyrus S to exemplify ROG’s superiority in design, performance and form factors. We have also brought our latest desktops, motherboards, monitors, routers, graphics cards, peripherals and cases designed to deliver truly unique experiences specifically tailored for gamers.”

Other products on display at the ROG Media Showroom include a lineup of refreshed gaming laptops — Zephyrus S (GX531GX/GW/GV), SCAR II, Hero II, and G703GX — that now come equipped with NVIDIA GeForce 20 series graphics cards[1]. The ROG Huracan G21CX has also been upgraded with a new CPU and GPU to improve its power and outperform the competition.

The latest ROG motherboards — including ROG Dominus Extreme, ROG Zenith Extreme Alpha, ROG Rampage VI Extreme Omega and ROG Maximus XI Formula, winner of a CES 2019 Innovation award — will be present in the demo area along with the new ROG Strix 120/240 AIO CPU coolers and a special edition of the ROG Strix Helios gaming case.

A full set of pro-gaming peripherals and accessories will be on display as well, including the ROG Strix CTRL mechanical keyboard, ROG Strix Carry wireless gaming mouse, ROG Gaming Keycap Set, ROG Chariot gaming chair and ROG Ranger BP3703 gaming backpack.

Break free from all limitations and game anywhere

ROG is completely amped up about the ROG Mothership (GZ700) and ROG Zephyrus S (GX701) compact gaming laptops that have further pushed the limits of versatility and performance. ROG has redefined the desktop replacement laptop category with ROG Mothership, moving from a design which traditionally sits flat to one that stands tall to draw more air into its advanced cooling system. ROG utilized this vertical form factor to re-engineer the ventilation system to keep internal temperatures lower for longer and provide better performance. Its keyboard detaches and folds to fit different scenarios, giving gamers the freedom to find the perfect position, and the innovative design leaves enough room to put all the speakers right below the screen.

ROG Mothership is housed in an exquisitely machined aluminum chassis, built from solid slabs of aluminum using a precise CNC milling process involving 114 individual tooling stages and nearly 20 hours of precision carving. It features a jaw-dropping Full HD G-Sync display with a 144Hz refresh rate and 3ms GTG response time and is powered by the latest NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 graphics and Intel® Core™ i9 processor. ROG Mothership also comes with Hyperdrive Extreme, which uses ASUS-exclusive technology to combine up to three NVMe PCIe 3.0 x4 SSDs to provide the world’s fastest RAID 0 storage in a gaming laptop for ultrafast data-access and write speeds.

ROG also showed off the new Zephyrus S (GX701), the most compact 17-inch gaming laptop at only18.7mm thin and the only gaming laptop on the market with NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 with Max-Q Design graphics. This is an incredible achievement considering the Zephyrus S (GX701) also packs up to an 8th Gen Intel Core processor, four DDR slots for up to 24GB of RAM and a 1TB PCIe SSD.

Zephyrus S (GX701) comes with a super-fast 144Hz refresh rate and 3ms GTG response time that ensure a sharp and clear image during fast action. The display is not only perfect for playing games, but for creative content work where accurate colors are critical. It’s carefully tuned at the factory to ensure each one meets stringent Pantone® Validated color requirements for accuracy and uniformity. ProArt™ TruColor Technology guarantees color accuracy that is better than most desktop monitors.

All this extreme power is kept cool with the ASUS-exclusive Active Aerodynamic System (AAS), which increases airflow spaces by 20%, reduces temperatures by 20% and improves overall system airflow by 32%. The AAS also comes with AeroAccelerator technology, a special fan system that increases airflow speed and efficiency. This is possible due to a special liquid-crystal polymer material that enables the fan to fit 83 separate blades in the same amount of space where traditional fans only fit 53 blades.

Zephyrus S (GX701) will also come with a bundled ROG Zephyrus External Camera (GC21), the world’s first Full HD USB external camera that can record smooth 1080p video at 60 FPS and takes up little space when folded shut with its 17mm thin design.

Game harder with more screen space and better graphics

In order to improve gamers’ visual experiences and give them an edge in their game battles, ROG revealed the ROG Strix XG438Q gaming monitor and the ROG Strix GeForce RTX 2060 and ROG Matrix GeForce RTX 2080 Ti graphics cards.

ROG Strix XG438Q is a stunning 43-inch UHD (3840 x 2160 resolution) gaming monitor with an ultrafast 120Hz refresh rate and FreeSync 2 HDR technology that lays to rest any problems with screen tearing and choppy frame rates, delivering an optimized visual experience for unbelievable game play.

ROG Strix GeForce RTX 2060 is the first mainstream ray-tracing graphics card and will adopt all of the premium features from ROG Strix GeForce RTX 2070, including Wing-blade fans and the Auto-Extreme automated manufacturing process. For those looking for a way to try out ray-tracing technology, ROG Strix GeForce RTX 2060 offers excellent value.

The Republic of Gamers welcomes a new addition to the prestigious Matrix lineup: the ROG Matrix GeForce RTX 2080 Ti. The Matrix name is reserved for exceptional products that leap forward, exceeding innovation and performance expectations. The new ROG Matrix GeForce RTX 2080 Ti is the latest graphics card to earn this pedigree by introducing a unique all-in-one closed-loop cooling system. With the pump, tubing and radiator all integrated seamlessly under the shroud, the Matrix is cooler and quieter than air-cooled cards, while taking up the same amount of space. Each card has been binned and tuned to deliver the best out-of-the-box Turing™ experience, making the Matrix the ultimate enthusiast graphics card for small chassis and air-cooled builds.

Bringing more power to the people

ROG demoed the latest and greatest motherboards at its Media Showroom, including ROG Zenith Extreme Alpha, ROG Rampage Extreme Omega, ROG Dominus Extreme, and the CES 2019 Innovation Award-winning ROG Maximus XI Formula. The Alpha and Omega both feature 16 power stages that are strategically paired to rapidly deliver the power requirements that stem from the AMD Threadripper and Intel Core X-series multiple-core processors.

ROG Dominus Extreme is engineered to exceed the stringent power demands of high-core count platforms to deliver the computing power necessary for hardware enthusiasts or creative professionals, and to push the boundaries of PC performance without traditional desktop constraints or budgets. ROG collaborated with Phanteks and In-Win to demonstrate the limitless potential of ROG Dominus Extreme by building a custom loop system. Given the unique form-factor of the Dominus, ROG is also working with ecosystem partners, such as chassis and water-block manufacturers, to ensure a range of compatible components.

ROG Maximus XI Formula, winner of a CES® 2019 Innovation award, exhibits the sleek, refined and functional design that has become iconic in the Maximus motherboard series. With its distinctive integrated CrossChill EK III cooling block, intelligent overclocking software and a stunning polished-mirror finish, the latest-generation Formula is set to make showcase rigs shine.

To help ensure optimal CPU temperatures, ROG launched a new ROG Strix AIO cooler, a sibling of ROG Ryuo. It comes with 120 and 240mm radiators and is designed for compact and mid-size gaming rigs. ROG Strix AIO coolers preserves all the essential elements found on ROG Ryuo and features an illuminated ROG logo with Aura sync support, making it a vital part of any gaming system.

ROG created a concept system using a special edition version of the ROG Strix Helios mid-tower gaming case to demonstrate a few new ROG additions that raise the bar for system control and DIY builds. The special-edition ROG Strix Helios case features an integrated OLED panel to display real-time stats and conditions of the entire system, including motherboard temperatures, fan speeds and more to show how ROG motherboards can communicate with other components via the new ASUS Node interface, an innovative new motherboard connector that can monitor and control attached devices. The other main feature demoed in the concept system is the new Armory Crate interface, designed as a central command center that integrates key applications, such as Aura Sync and Armoury II, into one location for a better user experience.  

Optimized network connections for streaming AAA game titles

The new ROG Rapture GT-AC2900 dual-band gigabit Wi-Fi router is one of the world’s first routers being optimized for the NVIDIA GeForce NOW recommended program. GeForce NOW recommended routers undergo rigorous testing to ensure they provide the best possible quality of experience, and lowest possible latency, for cloud gaming. GeForce NOW is a cloud gaming service that turns your underpowered or incompatible system into a powerful gaming rig, and connects you to popular PC game stores like Steam and Uplay. ROG Rapture GT-AC2900 also comes with RGB lighting, making it a great addition to the ambiance of game centers, as well as triple-level game acceleration that prioritizes gaming traffic from the device to the server.

Elite gaming accessories and peripherals for superior gaming and style

ROG prides itself on innovating the best gaming gear, whether engineering the hardware or cooling systems to smoothly run game titles or designing the peripherals to engage with games and content. Every detail matters for gamers, including the location and size of keyboard buttons, the sensitivity and tactility of the mouse, and the style and messages that can be communicated through accessories. ROG considered these details and specific pain points when designing its latest lineup of peripherals and accessories, including the ROG Strix CTRL mechanical keyboard, ROG Gaming Keycap Set, ROG Strix Carry wireless gaming mouse, ROG Chariot gaming chair and ROG Ranger BP3703 gaming backpack.

The ROG Strix CTRL mechanical keyboard is equipped with world-renowned German Cherry MX RGB switches to give gamers that preferred crisp feel and solid tactile feedback demanded in a keyboard as well as an enlarged Ctrl key to benefit first-person-shooter (FPS) gamers. Besides the premium ROG slash design and Aura-sync compatibility for synchronizing LED lighting effects, ROG added a new Stealth key, which enables gamers to instantly hide all apps and mute any sound immediately, and a quick-toggle shortcut to quickly switch between functions and media inputs. The keyboard also comes with four additional sliver-hued WASD keycaps for customization as well as a keycap puller tool for easy keycap removal.

To give gamers the option to enhance their mechanical keyboards, ROG also introduced the ROG Gaming Keycap Set comprised of seven textured side-lit FPS and MOBA keys as well as an ROG-red metallic keycap. The keycaps are compatible with Cherry MX mechanical switches, and the set includes a keycap-puller tool for easy installation.

For gamers on the go, ROG created the pocket-sized ROG Strix Carry, a portable wireless gaming mouse that can last for over 300 hours of continuous gaming on a pair of standard AA batteries and features a gaming-grade PMX3330 optical sensor with up to 7,200 adjustable DPI for excellent precision. It can connect to any laptop or PC via 2.4GHz radio frequency (RF) for a 1000Hz / 1ms polling rate or via Bluetooth.

The right combination of comfort, ergonomics and functionality is essential when selecting a gaming seat, so ROG created the high-quality ROG Chariot and ROG Chariot Core gaming chairs built with easy-decontamination PU fabric, high-resilience cold foam and an all-steel frame to resist wear from water, scratches and high temperatures. Memory foam has been added to the upper headrest and lower lumbar rest to improve comfort and posture as well as reduce stress and back pain. A unique LED lighting feature for cool gaming aesthetics is also available on ROG Chariot.   

For gamers who need a new way to flaunt their ROG support and stand out from the crowd, ROG launched the ROG Ranger BP3703 gaming backpack that comes with addressable LEDs for various RGB lighting effects. The ROG Ranger BP3703 gaming backpack has external sensors to detect lighting conditions and adjust brightness accordingly, or users can use the built-in controller on the strap to adjust lighting effects and settings. There will also be another version without the LED features called ROG Ranger BP3703 Core gaming backpack.

For truly unique gaming style, the new ROG PNK LTD series reimagines the ROG Gladius II Origin gaming mouse, ROG Strix Flare gaming keyboard, ROG Strix Fusion 300 headset and ROG Sheath mouse pad in stunning pink color themes, providing more choices for gamers to create setups with the look they desire.

[1] Specific GPU varies among ROG laptop models. Please consult individual product page at http://www.asus.com for more information.

[2] The rooms will close at 4pm on Thursday, January 10.

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Brand-new monitors, motherboards, routers and laptops, including first-ever Studio Book, on display at ASUS Media Showrooms

LAS VEGAS, USA, January 7, 2019 — ASUS today revealed its latest lineup of lifestyle innovations designed for today’s digital professionals, schools, everyday users and gamers at the ASUS Media Showrooms at CES ® 2019 in Las Vegas. Featured products include StudioBook S (W700), a thin 15-inch mobile workstation with an even larger display powered by NVIDIA® Quadro® graphics and the first of a new series of extremely powerful laptops designed for creative professionals; ZenBook S13 (UX392), the world’s first slimmest bezel Ultrabook with a 97% screen-to-body ratio and NVIDIA® GeForce® MX150 discrete graphics; ZenBook 14 (UX431), a NanoEdge display laptop that packs performance and a quad-speaker design; VivoBook 14/15 (X412/X512), compact 14-inch and 15.6-inch laptops available in four trendy colors and featuring frameless four-sided NanoEdge displays, Intel® Core™ i7 processors and discrete NVIDIA graphics; Chromebook Flip C434, an ultraslim 14-inch, 360° flip Chromebook based on the popular Chromebook Flip C302; Chromebook Educational series with ruggedized designs; ProArt PA32UCX, the world’s first 32-inch 4K HDR monitor with Mini LED backlight; and RT-AX58U, a 2x2 dual-band Wi-Fi router, featuring support for Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) technology for better network efficiency.

A wide range of other products are also on display in the ASUS Media Showroom, including the ASUS Prime X-299 Deluxe II motherboard, ProArt PA34VC and ProArt PA329C monitors, ZenScreen GO MB16AHP portable monitor, ZenBeam S2 and F1 LED projectors, PN30 and PB50 — the first ASUS Mini PCs equipped with AMD processors — E900 G4 workstation, ASUS AiMesh AX6100 Wi-Fi System (RT-AX92U 2-Pack), ASUS Lyra Voice and more. ASUS also introduced three TUF Gaming products at CES 2019: TUF Gaming K7 — the first ASUS optical gaming keyboard — the TUF Gaming P3 mouse pad and the TUF Gaming BP2700 backpack.

The full lineup of latest ASUS products embodies the In Search of Incredible spirit of creating awe-inspiring innovations and empowering everyone with the market’s best digital devices.

Modern devices for today’s creative professionals

To supply the world of digital entrepreneurs and content creators with devices specifically designed for their professional and creative demands, ASUS now offers the StudioBook S (W700) and ProArt PA32UCX. StudioBook S (W700) brings together the power of Intel® Core™ i7 and Xeon® processors with NVIDIA® Quadro graphics in a compact 15-inch chassis with a larger NanoEdge display that gives creators more room to work and provides better mobility. With PANTONE® validation and 97% DCI-P3 color gamut coverage, the 16:10 display delivers better color accuracy and meets cinematic standards. StudioBook S is the first entry in a brand-new laptop series tailor-made for creative professionals, such as designers, animators, architects and programmers who need outstanding performance to handle professional applications ranging from complex renderings to 3D blueprints.

ASUS also introduced E900 G4, the first workstation supporting quad graphics to deliver ultimate performance and scalability. Powered by Intel® Xeon® Scalable family processors with up to 28 cores per processor for a total of 56 cores in dual-processor configurations, 12 ECC memory modules and up to four of the latest NVIDIA Quadro RTX GPUs, E900 G4 is optimized for applications that process huge amounts of data on the fly, including computer animation, architecture modelling, science simulation and machine learning. E900 G4 is certified by multiple independent software vendors (ISVs) to ensure it meets the demands of businesses and delivers key performance for a wide range of applications.

For designers who demand exceptional display performance and color accuracy for their visual workflows, ASUS created ProArt PA32UCX, the world’s first 32-inch 4K monitor with Mini LED backlighting and 1000+ zones of local dimming to support multiple HDR formats (HLG and HDR-10). With true 10-bit color that enables 97% DCI-P3 color space coverage and a rich selection of I/O ports, including dual ThunderBolt™ 3, DisplayPort and three HDMI 2.0 ports, ProArt PA32UCX is perfectly designed for studio workflows.

ASUS Mini PC ProArt PA90 provides content creators and creative professionals with a stylish, reliable PC that delivers professional-grade performance in a sleek design. Based on the Intel Z390 chipset, PA90 features up to a 9th Gen Intel Core™ i9 processor, NVIDIA Quadro graphics and support for Intel Optane Technology for high-performance storage. PA90 redefines the aesthetics of professional and personal workstations, delivering the perfect combination of powerful performance, quiet operation and compact design.

Frameless notebooks for the ultimate viewing experience

The latest ASUS notebooks are tailored to provide truly unique experiences that unleash users’ creative power and reinvigorate their tech lifestyles. ZenBook S13 (UX392) is a 13.9-inch Ultrabook powered by the latest Intel® Core™ processors and featuring the world’s largest screen-to-body ratio of 97% in a four-sided NanoEdge display that has bezels measuring only 2.5mm. With a width of just 12.9mm, ZenBook S13 is also the world's slimmest laptop available with discrete NVIDIA® MX150 graphics. All this power is contained in an incredibly compact and light aluminum unibody weighing 1.1kg and CNC-milled for added strength, enabling ZenBook S13 to meet the military-grade MIL-STD-810G durability standard. Coming in slim and sleek with a new Utopia Blue color, ZenBook S13 is the perfect balance of performance and beautiful aesthetics for those who want a powerful yet stylish notebook.

The new ZenBook 14 (UX431) features a slim-bezel NanoEdge display with up to an 86% screen-to-body ratio for an unbounded viewing experience and a more compact design that has a 6% smaller footprint than the previous UX430 model. Performance is a key feature of the ZenBook series, and ZenBook 14 has a full complement of high-performance components including the latest 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i7 quad-core CPU, up to NVIDIA® GeForce® MX150 graphics, 16GB RAM, an ultrafast PCIe® SSD and gigabit-class Wi-Fi. ZenBook 14 optionally includes the exclusive new NumberPad, an innovative LED-illuminated numeric keypad built into the touchpad. ZenBook 14 has a quad-speaker audio system for truly immersive sound, with a frequency response increased by 1.4X compared to the previous UX430 model. Both ZenBook 14 and ZenBook S13 share the same futuristic Utopia Blue color, a trendy style for these two distinct notebook segments.

To provide the benefits of bezel-free notebooks to a wider audience, ASUS unveiled VivoBook X412 and X512, featuring compact designs available in several trendy, eye-catching colors such as Peacock Blue, which has an iridescent effect where the color tones change depending on the lighting, and Coral Crush, the trendiest color for 2019. In addition to their frameless, four-sided NanoEdge displays that provide an up to 88% screen-to-body ratio, the new VivoBook series also offers uncompromising performance with up to an 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i7 processor, discrete NVIDIA graphics, and dual-storage as well as an ErgoLift design for better ergonomics and more comfortable typing.

For creators who prefer versatile Chrome OS devices for on-the-go use, ASUS released the brand-new, ultraslim 14-inch 360° ErgoLift Chromebook Flip C434, featuring a new aluminum-alloy design finished with a premium diamond-cut edge. The four-sided NanoEdge display on Chromebook Flip C434 increases the screen-to-body ratio to 87%, enabling a 14-inch screen to fit in a smaller 13-inch chassis. Chromebook Flip C434 delivers 10 hours of battery life for all-day creativity and productivity.

Rough and tough devices for every school

First announced at CES 2019, ASUS created an entirely new lineup of Chromebooks, including the new ASUS Chromebook Tablet CT100 that provides lightweight, ruggedized Chrome OS computer solutions for education use and continues the ASUS commitment of providing an extensive range of innovative products and services for the education sector.

The latest Chromebook lineup includes Chromebook C204 and C403 with 11.6-inch touch panels and 14-inch anti-glare displays; Chromebook Flip C214 with a 11.6-inch 360°-flippable display; and Chromebook Tablet CT100, a stunning 9.7-inch QXGA wide-angle touch-display tablet. Chromebook Flip and Chromebook Tablet both come with a built-in stylus to provide intuitive input for improved learning experiences.

The new Chromebooks feature military-grade durability, spill-resistant keyboards and all-around rubber bumpers to withstand the rigors that electronics often face in schools. This new lineup of Chromebooks provides educators with a full-range of lightweight, ruggedized options that can cater to their specific curriculums and unleash the creativity and productivity of their students.

Impeccable Wi-Fi 6 connectivity for all

ASUS has been focused on designing next-generation Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) networking solutions to deliver the computing power needed to handle multiple devices simultaneously and ensure stable connections for all of them in today’s connected homes. At CES 2019, ASUS announced RT-AX58U, one of the industry’s first mainstream 2x2 dual-band Wi-Fi 6 routers that features 160MHz bandwidth and 1024-QAM for faster Gigabit Wi-Fi speeds of up to 3000Mbps as well as OFDMA and MU-MIMO technology to deliver fast, strong and stable Wi-Fi, even when multiple compatible devices are connected and transmitting data simultaneously.

RT-AX58U is AiMesh-compatible, so users can use them to build a mesh Wi-Fi system or integrate them into their existing system and enjoy seamless, whole-home Wi-Fi. RT-AX58U also features AiProtection Pro powered by Trend Micro™, commercial-grade internet security software that protects all family members and devices on the network from online threats and also features comprehensive parental controls. AiProtection Pro comes with free lifetime updates to ensure ongoing protection.

Equipped with the Intel® Home Wi-Fi Chipset WAV654, RT-AX58U provides stable connections even when multiple compatible devices are connected and transmitting data simultaneously, such as IoT devices, or when transferring data via the USB port. With support for 160MHz channel bandwidth, users will be able to connect, stream and download faster on PCs with Intel Wi-Fi 6 (Gig+) that are connected to the RT-AX58U, such as the new ROG Mothership gaming notebook.

In addition to RT-AX58U, ASUS also provides a full lineup of Wi-Fi 6 routers, including RT-AX88U, launched in 2018 as the world’s first Wi-Fi 6 router, and AiMesh AX6100 Wi-Fi System (RT-AX92U 2-Pack), the world’s first mesh Wi-Fi system featuring Wi-Fi 6.

TUF Gaming adds waterproof keyboard, military-styled backpack and mouse pad to the ranks

TUF Gaming is designed for gamers seeking stability and performance at an affordable price and focuses on delivering durable gear that can survive the rigors of punishing play and still deliver reliable performance. Although it started with motherboards, the TUF Gaming series has expanded to a wide-range of products including the TUF Gaming M5 mouse, TUF Gaming P3 mouse pad, TUF Gaming K5 keyboard, TUF Gaming H5 headset, TUF Gaming GT501 case and TUF Gaming FX10CP desktop. To continue supporting the DIY community, ASUS has also expanded the TUF Gaming Alliance program, a collaboration with major PC-component manufacturers to ensure compatibility, stability and durability, with new Alliance components demoed at the ASUS Showcase Room.

This time at CES 2019, TUF Gaming has revealed its next-generation keyboard, TUF Gaming K7. The first ASUS optical-mech gaming keyboard, TUF Gaming K7 features optical switches that eliminate the debounce issues found in traditional mechanical keyboards and the wear and tear that results from purely mechanical switches, giving users faster response times and a longer product lifecycle. TUF Gaming K7 comes in a frameless design with a top plate made from aircraft-grade 5052 aluminum for exceptional durability and offers an ergonomic magnetic palm rest for more comfortable usage. The keyboard also meets the IP56 water-resistance standard — the highest level for keyboards on the market — and features floating keycaps with individual RGB lighting, which can be synchronized using the ASUS-exclusive Armoury II software.

ASUS also expanded the TUF Gaming product portfolio at CES 2019 with the announcement of the TUF Gaming BP2700 Backpack. Fitting the TUF Gaming ethos, the BP2700 backpack is built with high-quality, durable material that repels water and prevents scratching. The military-inspired design of the backpack comes with 12 different pockets to ensure proper storage for gaming gear and features convenient zippers for easy access. 

TUF Gaming P3 is a durable mouse pad with a smooth, gaming-optimized cloth surface for accurate and responsive tracking and is imbued with the TUF Gaming ethos in all elements of its design. TUF Gaming P3 is finished with anti-fray stitching for everyday resilience and has a non-slip rubber base, providing the best performance for any gaming scenario. 

Additionally, the compact TUF Gaming FX505 and FX705 gaming laptops now come equipped with up to an AMD® Ryzen™ 5 processor and AMD® Radeon™ RX 560X graphics card for even better performance during extreme game play.

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