ASUS was very busy showing off a huge range of brand-new monitors, motherboards, routers and laptops, including its first-ever Studio Book. On top of that its Republic of Gamers (ROG) and new gaming brand TUF were very much in the game.
It is hard to know where to start. Its ProArt PA32UCX 32” 4K HDR Mini-LED backlight monitor was pretty slick – mini-ED means really small, densely packed RGB LEDs.
Or the fact that it has almost eliminated bezels (it calls that Frameless) from its new StudioBook S, ZenBook S13, ZenBook 14, VivoBook 14/15 and Chromebook Flip.
Overall, a range that GadgetGuy will be ready to review when it’s available.
ProArt PA32UCX 32” 4K HDR Mini LED backlight monitor
GadgetGuy decided to upgrade to 4K or Retina monitors in 2018. Staff appreciate the extra definition and colours that 4K offers (10-bit, 1 billion colours, and huge colour gamut). ASUS ProArt encompasses all that and more.
- 1000+ zones of local dimming
- multiple HDR formats (HLG and HDR10)
- true 10-bit colour
- 97% DCI-P3 colour space coverage
- I/O ports including dual Thunderbolt 3, DisplayPort and 3 x HDMI 2.0 ports
ASUS Mini PC ProArt PA90
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.
E900 G4 worktation
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.
It is best for applications that process huge amounts of data on the fly, including computer animation, architecture modelling, science simulation and machine learning.
ZenBook S13 (UX392) is a 13.9-inch Intel Core aluminium unibody, MIL-STD-810G, ultrabook weighing 1.1kg. It features the world’s largest 97% S-T-B-R in a four-sided NanoEdge display with 2.5mm bezels. It also is the world’s slimmest laptop available with discrete NVIDIAMX150 graphics.
ZenBook 14 (UX431) has an 86% S-T-B-R with 8thh Gen Intel Core™ i7 quad-core CPU, up to NVIDIA GeForce MX150 graphics, 16GB RAM, an ultrafast PCIe SSD and gigabit-class Wi-Fi. It has the optional new NumberPad, an innovative LED-illuminated numeric keypad built into the touchpad.
VivoBook X412 and X512, feature compact designs available in trendy, eye-catching colours such as Peacock Blue and Coral Crush. The 88% S-T-B-R has 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.
StudioBook S (W700) is a thin 15-inch mobile workstation with Intel Core i7 or Xeon processors with an even larger display powered by NVIDIA Quadro graphics. 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.
C204 and C403 with 11.6-inch touch panels and 14-inch anti-glare displays
Flip C214 with an 11.6-inch 360°-flippable display and stylus
Tablet CT100, 9.7-inch QXGA (2048 x 1536) wide-angle touch-display tablet with a stylus