CES : Asus News
Starting with the range of smartphones of the Taiwanese brand, Asus announced the soon to come release of the newest member of the already quite large ZenFone family : the ZenFone Max Plus.
Running with the Android system and equiped with 3GB RAM and 32GB of storage, it is also the first Asus ZenFone with the facial recognition implemented, such as the Samsung Galaxy S8 for exemple.
But the feature on which it relies the most is certainly the autonomy of its battery. With 4.130mAh it is expected to las for 26 hours on standby and around 13 hours of video use which is superior to most of its rivals.
Coming in black and later in pink,the first prices of this new smartphone will be around 185€ only for its launch, way down the usual prices of its peers.
This year, Asus didn’t focused on the Gaming serie for its computers, but still they got several innovative products to show off.
First of their 4 majors computer releases, the Asus ZenBook 13 UX331UAL as beautifull as it is slim, light and powerfull. Equiped with the last generation Intel® Core™ i7 and 16 GB of RAM for less than 1 kg and over 15 hours of autonomy, it is definitely placed on top ranks when it comes to the best on-the-go laptops. Running with Windows 10 Pro with ease, this compact laptop we’re not over talking about it !
Then comes the NovaGo, first laptop of its kind whose processor is a Snapdragon 835 from Qualcomm. These powerfull micro processors are known for being used in for the tablets and smartphone but has never been used for laptops purpose before. Also equiped with the Qualcomm Snapdragon X16 LTE modem, your data transmission has never been that fast, going up to 1Gb/s which is 3 to 7 times higher than regular Wi-Fi transmission. You got it, this fellow is well axed on the performances and might be the first of a new way of concepting laptops.
Even if I told you that gamers weren’t the main axis of Asus developments for this CES, they announced a brand new model for its All-In-One serie that will focus on the screen performances.
The name of this new visual bomb ?
Asus Zen AiO. With a processor Intel Core i7, a Nvidia® GeForce®GTX 1050, a FHD screen with 178° wide view and an ultra fast 512Gb SSD, something tells me that our friends gamers won’t remain stoic for long.
Finally, the Asus laptop X507 has been designed to offer great capacities for a smaller budget. If you always intended to get yourself a gaming laptop but never had the opportunity to get one on sales, this one might be your solution. With 8GB of RAM, a Core i7 processor, a 5.6 FHD screen, an HDD + SSD of 1Tb+256GB and a graphic card NVIDIA®GPU MX110, this beastlike laptop will be able to boot all your most greedy games and softwares.
Asus is also about to revolutionize the face of the gaming with multiple screens. While it is outstanding to work with 2 or 3 screens splited, we can’t say the same for gaming, since the borders of the screen can curb your immersion. But that might not be true anymore thanks to Asus gaming branch, ROG, who inovated by creating what is called the Bezel-Free Kit.
This jewel of technology, presented during the opening day of the CES 2018, is actually a double reflective strip that has the particularity to hide the edges of the screen by using mirror lenses that reflects the light to give the feeling that your multiple screens just merged together.
Unlike what we could think at first, there is no electric component involved in those innovating bars, meaning that they don’t need any power supply to work.Crafted with plastic and acrylic materials, it will take you only a bunch of seconds to place or remove them.
Nevertheless, some conditions must be respected for this kit to work : each bar have to be placed at an angle of 130° for the light to be refracted and all screens shall have the same size. Asus spokesperson also insisted on the fact that this technology will work best with Asus devices.
Anyway, we will have to wait for it’s official released whose date hasn’t leaked yet, but we already know that the final price will be around 150€. Yes, innovation has its price, indeed.
Keeping the best for the end, the Virtual Reality (VR) is now one of the center of interest of Asus. They just announced the soon to come release of its own VR headset : the Asus Windows Mixed Reality Headset.
Said to be revolutionnary for its ease of use and price far more affordable than most of the competitors in this field, this ultralight (400g) headset has quite a futuristic design recalling the illusion polygone covers for the ZenFone.
The flip functionality of the visor will allow you to switch between virtual and real world super easily so that you can re-position yourself in space in no time, meanwhile its 3K resolution will makes you reach the summits of immersion.
News added at : January 30, 2018 at 2:18 PM