First up is the new Lyra Voice, an all-in-one home network solution featuring an integrated 802.11ac (Wi-Fi 5) AiMesh Wi-Fi router, Amazon Alexa virtual assistant and Bluetooth stereo speakers.
Its all-in-one design eliminates the need for a separate Wi-Fi router and smart speaker. With Lyra Voice, users can enjoy fast and stable Wi-Fi throughout their home, listening to music, news and podcasts through great-sounding stereo speakers, controlling smart-home devices with their voice and all of the other benefits that a virtual assistant provides.
Lyra Voice also features lifetime-free home network security with AiProtection Pro powered by Trend Micro and advanced parental controls to ensure a safe and enjoyable internet experience for all family members.
Studio S Laptops and ProArt Monitor and Mini PC
ASUS’s new 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 designed to give creators more room to work and provides better mobility.
StudioBook S is the first entry in a brand-new laptop series tailor-made for creative professionals, such as designers, animators, architects and programmers.
ASUS also introduced E900 G4, the first workstation supporting quad graphics. 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 optimised for applications that process huge amounts of data on the fly, including computer animation, architecture modelling, science simulation and machine learning.
For designers needing exceptional display performance and colour 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). Specs include true 10-bit colour that enables 97% DCI-P3 colour space coverage and a rich selection of I/O ports, including dual ThunderBolt 3, DisplayPort and three HDMI 2.0 ports.
Based on the Intel Z390 chipset, the new ASUS Mini PC ProArt PA90 features up to a 9th Gen Intel Core i9 processor, NVIDIA Quadro graphics and support for Intel Optane Technology for high-performance storage.
ZenBook S13/14 and VivoBook X412/X512
The new 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, according to ASUS.
The new ZenBook 14 (UX431) features a slim-bezel NanoEdge display with up to an 86% screen-to-body ratio and a more compact design that has a 6% smaller footprint than the previous UX430 model. ZenBook 14 includes 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.
ASUS has also unveiled VivoBook X412 and X512, featuring compact designs available in a number of eye-catching colours such as Peacock Blue, which has an iridescent effect where the colour tones change depending on the lighting. In addition to their frameless, four-sided NanoEdge displays that provide an up to 88% screen-to-body ratio, the new VivoBook series also comes 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 aluminium-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.
Chromebook Flip and Chromebook Tablet CT100
First announced at CES 2019, ASUS created an entirely new lineup of Chromebooks, including the new ASUS Chromebook Tablet CT100 that provides lightweight, ruggedised Chrome OS computer solutions for education.
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 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.
ROG Matrix GeForce RTX 2080 Ti graphics card
ASUS ROG has announced the Matrix GeForce RTX 2080 Ti graphics card.
The ROG Matrix GeForce RTX 2080 Ti introduces Infinity Loop, a unique all-in-one closed-loop cooling system that is integrated into the card’s 3-slot footprint.
– NVIDIA CUDA 4352 Cores
– Engine Clock (OC Mode): 1815MHz (Boost Clock), 1350MHz (Base Clock)
– Engine Clock (Gaming Mode): 1800MHz (Boost Clock), 1350MHz (Base Clock)§
– 11GB GDDR6 Memory
– Memory Clock: 14800 MHz
– 2 x Native HDMI 2.0b Output
– 2x Native DisplayPort 1.4
– 1x USB Type-C
– Power Connectors: 2x 8pin
– Total Graphics Power: 300W
TUF Gaming peripherals
As if that wasn’t enough, there’s a bunch of new TUF Gaming peripherals on show at CES as well.
Although it started with motherboards, the TUF Gaming series has expanded to 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.
There’s also the TUF Gaming BP2700 Backpack. The military-inspired design of the backpack comes with 12 different pockets to ensure proper storage for gaming gear.
TUF Gaming P3 is a durable mouse pad with a smooth, gaming-optimised cloth surface for accurate and responsive tracking. TUF Gaming P3 is finished with anti-fray stitching for everyday resilience and has a non-slip rubber base.
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.
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