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ASUS presented a new lineup of business, home and gaming innovations at the Incredible Intelligence 2018 Asia-Pacific region launch event. Event highlights included the debut of the Zenbo Junior robot, ROG Maximus XI Apex motherboard and ROG Strix XG49VQ gaming monitor. Zenbo Junior enables developers, system integrators and business partners to create and deploy robotic solutions for various business applications and to engage with customers in novel and compelling ways. ROG Maximus XI Apex is a premier motherboard with extreme overclocking capabilities, including enhanced Extreme Engine Digi+ with dual ProCool 8-pin power connectors and Overclocker’s Toolkit, which offers a condensation detection circuit, Probelt and additional hardware-level controls. ROG Strix XG49VQ is a massive 49-inch 1800R curved HDR gaming monitor featuring Double Full HD (3840 x 1080) resolution, a 32:9 aspect ratio and a 144Hz refresh rate that envelops viewers with true-to-life visuals and provides super-smooth gaming experiences.
ASUS began with motherboards almost three decades ago, and now we are a multinational company with an expansive portfolio of incredible products that are consistently recognized by top-rated global organizations, It’s with great pride that I present today’s lineup of innovative digital solutions for homes, businesses and gamers. Each of these exceptional products is a true testament to our devotion and ambition to create the incredible in everything we do.
said Jackie Hsu, ASUS Corporate Vice President and General Manager of Worldwide Sales for the Open Platform Business Group.
Steve Long, Intel Vice President and General Manager of Client Computing Group Sales, said, “For nearly thirty years, Intel and ASUS have been collaborating to bring innovations to market. We are excited to continue that collaboration on ASUS’ new solutions for business, home, and gaming powered by Intel’s leadership technologies.”
ASUS provides total solutions for businesses and professionals, offering innovative products designed for office, retail and education environments as well as content creation. To support businesses with their current and future needs, ASUS has developed the Corporate Stable Model (CSM) program. CSM is an enhanced aftersales support service that provides corporate customers with stable motherboards and mini PCs. For professional content creators, the powerful duo of the Mini PC ProArt PA90 featuring the 9th Generation Intel® Core™ processor with support for Intel® Optane™ technology and the ProArt PA34VC monitor provides a capable and compelling platform for video editing, photography and computer-aided design (CAD). For business travelers and mobile creatives, ZenScreen Go MB16AP, the world’s thinnest and lightest Full HD USB monitor, provides extra screen space for working or giving presentations while on the go.
The RT-AX88U and AiMesh AX6100 Wi-Fi System offer the finest in ASUS networking technology, and each is designed for next-generation Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) for ultrafast and stable wireless connections. These new router solutions provide unsurpassed connectivity with improved range and the fastest speeds to let users enjoy smooth media streaming, online gaming and internet browsing in every part of the home. ASUS routers have received the PC Magazine Readers’ Choice Award for seven straight years, an indication of their quality, performance and ease of use.
During the event, the Republic of Gamers (ROG) debuted the ROG XG49VQ, a 49-inch curved HDR gaming monitor, as well as ROG Maximus XI Apex, an ATX gaming motherboard featuring the Intel® Z390 chipset. The latest ROG Maximus Z390 series and select ROG Strix Z390 series motherboards feature AI Overclocking to make automatic tuning faster and smarter than ever before. Available in Windows or directly through the UEFI, AI Overclocking profiles the CPU and cooling to predict the optimal configuration for each individual system.
ROG also presented a range of recently released gaming products, including the ROG Strix GeForce RTX™ 2080 Ti and 2080 graphics cards with unique new Axial-tech fans for optimum cooling, ROG Rapture GT-AX11000 router with ultrafast 10-Gigabit performance, ROG Delta headset with a Hi-Res ESS ES9218 Quad DAC for true-to-life gaming audio, ROG Balteus Qi mousepad with built-in Qi wireless charging, and ROG Gladius II Wireless gaming mouse with industry-leading signal stability and low-latency connectivity.
Zenbo Junior is a new AI-enabled robotics platform that allows developers, system integrators and business partners to create flexible and easily manageable robotics solutions to improve business operations and customer experiences. Zenbo Junior provides comprehensive development tools, including the Zenbo SDK and Dialogue Development Editor, that offer APIs for multiple sensors and allows developers and system integrators to create specialized robotic applications faster and easier. It also has a remote management system that can easily be customized to suit various scenarios.
For educational use, Zenbo Junior provides multiple programmable sensors and tools that enable students to develop a solid foundational understanding of robotics and AI concepts while creating fun, interactive projects. Built-in capabilities include the ability to navigate independently and follow lines, avoid objects with programmable sonar and respond to touch interaction with different types of responses. For teachers, Zenbo Junior comes with Classroom Management Console, a tool that enables distribution and submission of teaching materials and assignments, as well as the ability to provide student and teacher evaluations.
For businesses, Zenbo Junior offers the Zenbo Management Console and App Builder Pro tools to make it easier to create and deploy robotic business solutions. Zenbo Management Console enables easy and efficient remote management of multiple robot devices, and App Builder Pro lets business users create menu-driven interfaces for interaction with customers.
ROG Maximus XI Apex is an ATX gaming motherboard featuring the Intel® Z390 chipset. It reprises its role as a premiere overclocking platform for LN2 junkies with its one DIMM per channel architecture supporting DDR4 4800+ MHz memory. The Apex delivers with an enhanced Extreme Digi+ VRM fed by dual eight-pin auxiliary power connectors, plus a condensation detection circuit, finned VRM heatsink and Probelt for extreme overclocking. Maximus XI Apex also supports double-capacity DIMMs, which feature a unique memory-trace design enabling up to 32GB per slot for a total memory capacity of 64GB. Next to the memory sits a DIMM.2 module with two M.2 slots sandwiched by a passive heatsink. Maximus XI Apex is also designed for everyday gaming builds with a plethora of fan headers, 2-way SLI/3-way CFX support, extensive connectivity, integrated Intel® Wireless-AC 9560 (CNVi), tasteful Aura Sync RGB lighting and a pre-mounted I/O shield.
ROG Strix XG49VQ is a 49-inch 1800R curved HDR gaming monitor featuring Double Full HD (3840 x 1080) resolution, a 32:9 aspect ratio and a 144Hz refresh rate for super-smooth gaming visuals. With high dynamic range (HDR) capability and 125% sRGB color gamut coverage, XG49VQ delivers lifelike contrast and color with bright whites and dark blacks, which meet VESA DisplayHDR400 certification. Adaptive-Sync (Radeon FreeSync 2 HDR) technology provides a greater dynamic refresh rate range, low latency and better brightness and contrast for smooth, breathtaking visuals when gaming or watching videos. ASUS Shadow Boost technology brightens and enhances details in dark areas without overexposing bright areas for balanced images that appear true to life. XG49VQ also includes DisplayWidget, an intuitive software utility to let users tweak settings or display properties with ASUS Shadow Boost, GameVisual, App Sync™, and blue light filter settings to provide the best image quality for specific scenarios such as gaming, watching movies or content creation.
RT-AX88U is a Wi-Fi router featuring next-generation Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) wireless networking for ultrafast concurrent Wi-Fi speeds of up to 6000Mbps. The Wi-Fi 6 standard is specially designed to handle the ever-increasing numbers of connected devices. With OFDMA, MU-MIMO and eight Gigabit LAN ports, RT-AX88U is the ideal solution for dense Wi-Fi environments that demand high capacity for both wireless and wired connections, such as LAN parties. RT-AX88U is also compatible with the ASUS AiMesh Wi-Fi system for seamless whole-home coverage, and it includes AiProtection Pro for commercial-grade network security.
AiMesh AX6100 Wi-Fi System is the world’s first mesh Wi-Fi system featuring the latest Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) networking with OFDMA and MU-MIMO technology to deliver fast, strong and stable Wi-Fi, even when multiple devices are connected and transmitting data simultaneously. AiMesh AX6100 Wi-Fi System uses 802.11ax Wi-Fi with speeds of up to 4804 Mbps to connect the two RT-AX92U units, ensuring a fast and reliable mesh Wi-Fi system. In addition to Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) networking, AiMesh AX6100 Wi-Fi System supports Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n) and Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac) connections to provide the flexibility needed for legacy devices. Commercial-grade network security with AiProtection Pro ensures that all devices are secure, and advanced parental controls allow parents to easily manage children’s internet usage.
ASUS ProArt PA34VC is a 34-inch curved IPS monitor that’s HDR 10 ready and features UWQHD (3440 x 1440) resolution and a 21:9 aspect ratio. Ideal for creative professionals, gamers and home entertainment, ProArt PA34CV features excellent color accuracy, adaptive sync technology for fluid visuals and refresh rates of up to 100Hz. ASUS calibrates each monitor before it ships to guarantee delta-E (∆E) < 2 color accuracy. ProArt PA34VC features the versatility of DisplayPort, HDMI and Thunderbolt™ 3, which offers up to 40Gbps data transfer speeds and 60W of power delivery to external devices. ProArt PA34VC is hardware calibration ready with ASUS ProArt Calibration technology and compatible with external calibrators to let users create and save color profiles directly to the monitor.
ASUS Mini PC ProArt PA90 is a powerful PC that’s perfectly suited for professional content creation. It features 9th Generation Intel® Core™ processors, NVIDIA® Quadro® graphics, and support for Intel Optane™ technology for fast transfers of large files or boosted storage capacity. It’s also equipped with Thunderbolt™ 3, ensuring fast transfer speeds and enabling connections to multiple displays or devices. A quiet and efficient liquid cooling solution ensures stable performance and eliminates distracting fan noise. ProArt PA90 provides reliable operation and easy maintenance, making it suitable for professional users and CAD designers.
Weighing just 850g and only 8mm thin, the 15.6-inch ASUS ZenScreen Go MB16AP is the world’s lightest and slimmest Full HD (1920 x 1080) portable monitor with a built-in battery. ZenScreen Go MB16AP features a hybrid USB-C™ port that supports power and video transmission and enables compatibility with any PC with a USB-C™ or USB 3.0 port. Equipped with a built-in 7800mAh battery, ZenScreen Go MB16AP can be connected to any laptop or Android device without draining its power. ZenScreen Go MB16AP also includes an ultrathin 1mm foldable smart case that provides protection and can be turned into a horizontal or vertical stand. Users who don’t have the case can simply insert a pen into the hole located at the right bottom corner of the screen to prop it up.
The ROG Strix GeForce RTX 2080 Ti and 2080 keep Turing™ cool with new Axial-tech fans that implement the latest ROG innovations, including a smaller fan hub which allows for longer blades and for the addition of a barrier ring to increase structural integrity as it applies more downward air pressure through the ROG Strix GeForce RTX 2080 Ti and 2080’s heatsink array. The new design allows Axial-tech fans to shift more air without increasing noise levels.
All ROG Strix graphics cards are produced using Auto-Extreme technology, an automated manufacturing process that sets a new standard in the industry. Its single-pass soldering process reduces thermal strain on components and avoids use of harsh cleaning chemicals, lessening environmental impact and manufacturing power consumption while producing a more reliable product.
ROG Rapture GT-AX11000 is the world’s first router offering over 10 Gigabit concurrent Wi-Fi speeds. With support for the latest Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) standard, GT-AX11000 delivers data rates that are 2.53X faster while increasing network efficiency by a factor of four to reduce latency. ROG has also revamped the first step of triple-level game acceleration with GT-AX11000 to prioritize gaming packets on the network for gamers using ROG notebooks, desktops and motherboards that support GameFirst V. GameFirst V and Game Boost prioritization on the router reduce ping times by more than 33% versus competitors, and built-in wtfast® optimizes connections to game servers around the world. With all three steps — GameFirst V, Game Boost and wtfast — of triple-level game acceleration enabled, ROG Rapture provides up to 90% lower ping times for smoother online gaming experiences.
ROG Delta is the first gaming headset in the industry to feature an industry-leading, Hi-Res ESS ES9218 Quad DAC for extremely clear, true-to-life gaming audio that gives gamers a better ability to pinpoint in-game opponents. The headset also features an airtight chamber and exclusive ASUS Essence drivers with audio signal diversion technology design to provide clear highs and punchy bass. ROG Delta is a gaming headset with circular-rainbow RGB lighting effects for unique gaming style. The headset features a lightweight, D-shaped ear cup design for improved comfort, making it ideal for long intervals of use. A USB-C™ connector and an included USB-C to USB 2.0 adaptor make the headset perfect for PC, PS4 and mobile gaming.
ROG Balteus Qi is an RGB gaming mouse pad that combines a performance surface with the convenience of Qi wireless charging on the desktop. A 370 x 320mm portrait-oriented surface offers ample space for simultaneous charging and gaming, while the micro-textured hard surface enables pixel-precise tracking. Featuring 15 individually customizable Aura Sync RGB lighting zones for personalization, the mouse pad is also equipped with an on-pad lighting mode button for on-the-fly adjustments and a USB 2.0 passthrough port for easy connections. Apart from ROG Balteus Qi, its sibling the Balteus will also be available for gamers who want the extra flair but without the wireless charging function.
ROG Gladius II Wireless is a versatile optical gaming mouse designed to provide the performance of wired gaming in cordless freedom. Offering dual wireless connectivity with industry-leading signal stability, movements tracked by the 16,000-dpi sensor are perfectly translated to on-screen action via ultrafast 1ms 2.4GHz or low-latency Bluetooth wireless connectivity. Designed in close association with pro gamers, the mouse features ergonomic contours to ensure comfort in the hand, and the ROG-exclusive socket design enables easy switch replacements to customize click force for personalized play. Featuring Aura Sync RGB lighting to match any setup, the Gladius II Wireless is set to become the perfect addition to a clutter-free battle station.