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
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
C204 and C403 with 11.6-inch touch panels and 14-inch
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
All feature military-grade durability, spill-resistant
keyboards and all-around rubber bumpers to withstand the rigours that electronics often face in schools.
In addition to ASUS Republic
of Gaming is TUF gaming with things like waterproof keyboards, military-style backpacks and mouse pads.
TUF Gaming focuses on delivering durable gear that can
survive the rigours of punishing play and
still deliver reliable performance.
Although it started with motherboards, the Gaming series has expanded to a wide range of products including the Gaming M5
mouse, Gaming P3 mouse pad, Gaming K5 keyboard, Gaming H5 headset, Gaming GT501
case and 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.
TUF Gaming has revealed its next-generation keyboard, TUF
Gaming K7. The first ASUS optical-mech gaming keyboard it features optical
switches that eliminate the debounce issues found in traditional mechanical
keyboards. It has a frameless design with a top plate made from aircraft-grade
5052 aluminium for exceptional durability. It has IP56 water-resistance and floating keycaps with individual RGB lighting, which can be synchronised using the ASUS-exclusive Armoury
TUF Gaming BP2700 Backpack. Uses 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 durable mouse pad with a smooth, gaming-optimised cloth surface for accurate and
responsive tracking. Anti-fray stitching adds resilience a non-slip rubber base
provides the best performance for any gaming scenario.
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.
Here are some key highlights on the latest ROG devices:
MOTHERSHIP: redefines gaming laptops with a revolutionary
cooling system that allows the CPU and GPU to go beyond stock speeds and
maintain exceptional performance with demanding workloads. Powered by the
latest NVIDIA GeForce RTX graphics and Intel Core i9 processor
ZEPHYRUS S GX701 (from $3,999): The world’s slimmest gaming
laptop that features the latest NVIDIA GeForce RTX with Max-Q design graphics
and 8th Generation Intel Core i7 processor and PANTONE Validated panel
G703 (from $5,999): offers easy portability with amazing performance with an 8th Generation
Intel Core processor, NVIDIA G-SYNC and optimal cooling system
ZEPHYRUS S GX531 (from $3,099): delivers cutting edge
performance with a remarkably compact body
STRIX SCAR II (from $2,799): Built for the FPS side of the
esports arena, the Strix SCAR II offers lightning speed with the NVIDIA GeForce
RTX 2060 GPU
STRIX HERO II (from $1,999): optimised for multiplayer online battle arena (MOBAs)