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ASUS unveils full line-up of gaming, lifestyle innovations at CES 2019

Brand new monitors, motherboards, routers and laptops, including first-ever Studio Book, on display at ASUS Media Showrooms.


Johannesburg, 10 Jan 2019
Read time 8min 10sec

Key points
* ASUS revealed its latest line-up of gaming and lifestyle products designed for the ultimate content creation experiences at CES 2019 in Las Vegas.
* Featured ASUS products include educational Chromebook models and the ProArt PA32UCX 32-inch 4K HDR Mini LED monitor and RT-AX58U Wi-Fi router.
* ASUS eliminates bezels completely from all PCs with the new StudioBook S, ZenBook S13, ZenBook 14, VivoBook 14/15 and Chromebook Flip.
* New gaming products include the TUF Gaming K7 optical-mech gaming keyboard, TUF Gaming P3 mouse pad and TUF Gaming BP2700 backpack.

ASUS today revealed its latest line-up of lifestyle innovations designed for today's digital professionals, schools, everyday users and gamers at the ASUS Media Showrooms at CES 2019 in Las Vegas.

Featured products include StudioBook S (W700), a thin 15-inch mobile workstation with an even larger display powered by NVIDIA Quadro graphics and the first of a new series of extremely powerful laptops designed for creative professionals; ZenBook S13 (UX392), the world's first slimmest bezel ultrabook with a 97% screen-to-body ratio and NVIDIA GeForce MX150 discrete graphics; ZenBook 14 (UX431), a NanoEdge display laptop that packs performance and a quad-speaker design; VivoBook 14/15 (X412/X512), compact 14-inch and 15.6-inch laptops available in four trendy colours and featuring frameless four-sided NanoEdge displays, Intel Core i7 processors and discrete NVIDIA graphics; Chromebook Flip C434, an ultra-slim 14-inch, 360^0 flip Chromebook based on the popular Chromebook Flip C302; Chromebook Educational series with ruggedised designs; ProArt PA32UCX, the world's first 32-inch 4K HDR monitor with mini LED back-light; and RT-AX58U, a 2x2 dual-band WiFi router, featuring support for WiFi 6 (802.11ax) technology for better network efficiency.

A wide range of other products are also on display in the ASUS Media Showroom, including the ASUS Prime X-299 Deluxe II motherboard, ProArt PA34VC and ProArt PA329C monitors, ZenScreen GO MB16AHP portable monitor, ZenBeam S2 and F1 LED projectors, PN30 and PB50, the first ASUS Mini PCs equipped with AMD processors, E900 G4 workstation, ASUS AiMesh AX6100 WiFi System (RT-AX92U 2-Pack), ASUS Lyra Voice and more.

ASUS also introduced three TUF Gaming products at CES 2019: TUF Gaming K7, the first ASUS optical gaming keyboard; the TUF Gaming P3 mouse pad; and the TUF Gaming BP2700 backpack.

The full line-up of the latest ASUS products embodies the 'In Search of Incredible' spirit of creating awe-inspiring innovations and empowering everyone with the market's best digital devices.

Frameless notebooks for the ultimate viewing experience

The latest ASUS notebooks are tailored to provide truly unique experiences that unleash users' creative power and reinvigorate their tech lifestyles. 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. All this power is contained in an incredibly compact and light aluminum unibody weighing 1.1kg and CNC-milled for added strength, enabling ZenBook S13 to meet the military-grade MIL-STD-810G durability standard. Coming in slim and sleek with a new Utopia Blue colour, ZenBook S13 is the perfect balance of performance and beautiful aesthetics for those who want a powerful yet stylish notebook.

The new ZenBook 14 (UX431) features a slim-bezel NanoEdge display with up to an 86% screen-to-body ratio for an unbounded viewing experience and a more compact design that has a 6% smaller footprint than the previous UX430 model.

Performance is a key feature of the ZenBook series, and ZenBook 14 has a full complement of high-performance components, including the latest 8th Gen Intel Core i7 quad-core CPU, up to NVIDIA GeForce MX150 graphics, 16GB RAM, an ultra-fast PCIe SSD and gigabit-class WiFi.

ZenBook 14 optionally includes the exclusive new NumberPad, an innovative LED-illuminated numeric keypad built into the touchpad. ZenBook 14 has a quad-speaker audio system for truly immersive sound, with a frequency response increased by 1.4X compared to the previous UX430 model. Both ZenBook 14 and ZenBook S13 share the same futuristic Utopia Blue colour, a trendy style for these two distinct notebook segments.

To provide the benefits of bezel-free notebooks to a wider audience, ASUS unveiled VivoBook X412 and X512, featuring compact designs available in several trendy, eye-catching colours such as Peacock Blue, which has an iridescent effect where the colour tones change depending on the lighting, and Coral Crush, the trendiest colour for 2019.

In addition to their frameless, four-sided NanoEdge displays that provide an up to 88% screen-to-body ratio, the new VivoBook series also offers uncompromising performance 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, ultra-slim 14-inch 360^0 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 for all-day creativity and productivity.

Rough and tough devices for every school

First announced at CES 2019, ASUS created an entirely new line-up of Chromebooks, including the new ASUS Chromebook Tablet CT100 that provides lightweight, ruggedised Chrome OS computer solutions for education use and continues the ASUS commitment of providing an extensive range of innovative products and services for the education sector.

The latest Chromebook line-up 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 360^0 flippable display; and Chromebook Tablet CT100, a stunning 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.

The new Chromebooks feature military-grade durability, spill-resistant keyboards and all-around rubber bumpers to withstand the rigours that electronics often face in schools. This new line-up of Chromebooks provides educators with a full range of lightweight, ruggedised options that can cater to their specific curricula and unleash the creativity and productivity of their students.

TUF Gaming adds waterproof keyboard, military-styled backpack and mouse pad to the ranks

TUF Gaming is designed for gamers seeking stability and performance at an affordable price and focuses on delivering durable gear that can survive the rigours of punishing play and still deliver reliable performance. Although it started with motherboards, the TUF Gaming series has expanded to a wide range of products, 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 programme, 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 life cycle.

TUF Gaming K7 comes in a frameless design with a top plate made from aircraft-grade 5052 aluminium for exceptional durability, and offers an ergonomic magnetic palm rest for more comfortable usage. The keyboard also meets the IP56 water-resistance standard, the highest level for keyboards on the market, and features floating keycaps with individual RGB lighting, which can be synchronised using the ASUS-exclusive Armoury II software.

ASUS also expanded the TUF Gaming product portfolio at CES 2019 with the announcement of the TUF Gaming BP2700 Backpack. Fitting the TUF Gaming ethos, the BP2700 backpack is built with 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 is a durable mouse pad with a smooth, gaming-optimised cloth surface for accurate and responsive tracking and is imbued with the TUF Gaming ethos in all elements of its design. TUF Gaming P3 is finished with anti-fray stitching for everyday resilience and has a non-slip rubber base, providing the best performance for any gaming scenario.

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 for even better performance during extreme game play.

Most of the new products are coming to South Africa soon in Q1. Please contact the ASUS South Africa representative for more details.

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ASUS is one of Fortune magazine's World's Most Admired Companies, and is dedicated to creating products for today and tomorrow's smart life. Its comprehensive portfolio includes Zenbo, ZenFone, ZenBook and a range of IT devices and components, along with AR, VR and IOT. ASUS employs more than 16 000 people worldwide and over 5 000 world-class R&D talents. Driven by innovation and committed to quality, the company won 4 511 awards and earned approximately US$13 billion of revenue in 2017.

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