CES : Asus News
Starting with the range of smartphones from the Taiwanese brand, Asus announced the upcoming release of the newest member of the already quite large ZenFone family : the ZenFone Max Plus.
Running with Android and equipped with 3GB RAM and 32GB of storage, it is also the first Asus ZenFone with implemented facial recognition, just like the Samsung Galaxy S8 for example.
But the feature on which it relies the most is certainly the autonomy of its 4.130mAh battery. It is expected to last up to 26 hours on standby and around for 13 hours of video use which is superior to most of its rivals.
Coming in black and later in pink, the lowest price of this new smartphone will be around 185€ only at its launch, way lower than the usual prices of its peers.
This year, Asus didn’t focus on the Gaming series for its laptops, but they still got several innovative products to show off.
The first of their 4 majors computer releases is the Asus ZenBook 13 UX331UAL which is as beautifull as it is slim, light and powerfull. Featuring 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 Windows 10 Pro with ease, we’re not overrating this compact laptop!
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 tablets and smartphones but has never been used for laptops purposes before. Also equipped 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 PC is 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 CES 2018, they announced a brand new model for its All-In-One series that will focus on 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 gamer friends won’t remain stoic for long.
Finally, the Asus laptop X507 has been designed to offer great capacities for a smaller budget. If you have 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 gaming with multiple screens. While it is outstanding to work with 2 or 3 different screens, it is completely different 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 amazing piecepqrticulqrité de of technology, presented during the opening day of the CES 2018, is actually a double reflective strip that has the particularity of hiding the edges of the screen by using mirror lenses that reflect 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 only take you a few seconds to place or remove them.
Nevertheless, some conditions must be respected for this kit to work: each bar has 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 release whose date hasn’t been announced yet, but we already know that the final price will be around 150€. Yes, innovation has a price, indeed.
Last but not least, the Virtual Reality (VR) is now one of the center of interest of Asus. They just announced the upcoming 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 within no time. its 3K resolution will make you reach the summits of immersion.
News added at : January 30, 2018 at 2:18 PM