ASUS showcased its latest line-up of lifestyle innovations at 2016 International CES(r) in Las Vegas. Featured products include MB169C+, the world’s first 15.6-inch portable companion monitor that uses a single USB Type-C connection for both power and video transmission; Designo MX Series, a 34 inch, ultra-wide QHD monitor with a 2000R curvature; Designo MX27UQ, a 27-inch 4K UHD IPS monitor; and the ZenBeam Series of palm-sized, portable LED projectors designed for mobile devices.
Additional products on display include the VivoMini VC65 Series, VivoMini UN65H and VivoMini VM65N mini PCs, VivoStick PC TS10 stick PC, Chromebit CS10 Chrome OS device, TUF Sabertooth Z170 S motherboard, ASUS Router mobile app, CM-32_AC2600 all-in-one cable modem router, USB AC68 Wi-Fi adapter, XG-D2008 10-Gigabit network switch, and RP-AC68U Wi-Fi repeater.
ASUS MB169C+ is the world’s first 15.6-inch portable companion monitor that uses a single USB Type-C connection for both power and video transmission from the host device. Its lightweight design weighs just 800g and features a stylish, ultra-slim 8.5mm profile. MB169C+ has a Full HD IPS panel that delivers stunning 1920 x 1080 resolution visuals with outstanding color reproduction, as well as wide viewing angles for minimal color shift even when viewed from extreme positions.
The newest generation ASUS Designo MX Series includes a 34-inch, ultra-wide QHD (3440 x 1440) IPS monitor with a 2000R curvature and a 21:9 aspect ratio to provide immersive and realistic images. Its elegant, frameless design makes a beautiful addition to any home or office workspace. In addition to stunning visuals and striking design, this new Designo MX Series 34-inch curved monitor features ASUS SonicMaster audio incorporating ICEpower, Bang and Olufsen technology, and dual 8-watt speakers for incredible sound. The base of the monitor serves as a wireless charging pad for Qi-enabled mobile devices.
ASUS Designo MX27UQ is a 27-inch 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) IPS monitor with 100% sRGB wide colour gamut that delivers stunning levels of detail and precise colors. Built with uncompromising attention to detail, Designo MX27UQ features exquisite metal craftsmanship, a sturdy, sundial-inspired stand, and a beautiful Icicle Gold finish. ASUS SonicMaster audio incorporating ICEpower(r), Bang and Olufsen technology, refines every acoustic detail to deliver crystal clear sound with more distinct vocals, and 3-watt stereo speakers with Bluetooth(r) wireless technology lets users enjoy high-quality music streams. Designo MX27UQ also incorporates TÜV Rheinland-certified ASUS Low Blue Light and Flicker-Free technologies to protect the viewer against harmful blue light emissions and onscreen flicker.
ZenBeam E1Z and ZenBeam E1 are palm-sized, portable LED projectors designed for mobile devices. ZenBeam E1Z is a palm-sized Android and Windows-compatible USB projector, and is designed to work seamlessly with ASUS ZenFone and ASUS ZenPad. ZenBeam E1 has HDMI/MHL output for compatibility with a wide range of devices. ZenBeam Series projectors feature bright, 150-lumen output, DLP technology, and crisp WVGA (854 x 480) 22 to 80-inch (0.73-2.58m) projections. Each ZenBeam Series projector has a built-in rechargeable battery that lets users conduct presentations without having to plug in to a power source, and doubles as a 6000mAh power bank to charge mobile devices.
With the expansion of ASUS desktop product lines, VivoMini is the new name for ASUS sub-2-liter compact consumer PCs. The introduction of this brand gives a powerful identity to these compact PC models.
The ASUS VivoMini VC65 Series are the world’s smallest mini PCs, with support for up to four storage devices and RAID functionality making them ideally suited as NAS devices or mini server systems. The modular design of these PCs accepts a total of four modules, so they can be configured with two additional storage drives, an additional optical disc drive, or a combination of both. Powered by desktop-grade 6th generation Intel(r) CoreTM processors, VC65 Series PCs can easily handle a wide range of computing tasks. VC65 Series PCs have a space-saving design with an embedded power adapter, and can be placed horizontally or vertically, so they easily and unobtrusively in to any setup.
ASUS VivoMini UN65H is a mini PC designed to deliver fully functional computing for the home or office in an ultra-compact and elegant form factor that weighs less than 700g. Powered by the latest 6th generation Intel Core processors, VivoMini UN65H gives users a combination of outstanding performance and incredible energy efficiency. VivoMini UN65H is the recipient of a Good Design Award, and features smoothly-rounded edges and the iconic spun-metal-effect finish with its Zen-inspired concentric circles. Its high-gloss Midnight Blue color scheme makes it a striking addition to any office or home.
VivoMini UN65H features a dual-storage-bay design, which users can configure with up to a 1TB 2.5-inch hard disk, up to a 256GB M.2 solid state drive (SSD), or a combination of both for added flexibility. Native M.2 support with PCI Express(r) SSD enables fast data transfer speeds of up to 10Gbps. VivoMini UN65H also comes with lightning-fast 802.11ac Wi-Fi, an extensive array of connectivity options, and USB Battery Charging Specification 1.2 (BC 1.2) on its side USB ports for 2X-faster device charging.
ASUS VivoMini VM65N is a mini PC powered by the latest 6th generation Intel Core processors for compelling home and office computing performance in a compact size. VivoMini VM65N features Vivo DualBay, a unique dual-storage design that can accommodate up to two 2.5-inch hard disk drives or a single 3.5 inch HDD for added storage flexibility. Discrete NVIDIA graphics deliver smooth, ultra-realistic 4K or 2K visuals, and DDR4 memory provides better performance with lower power consumption. USB 3.1 ports provide super-fast data transfers of up to 10Gbps and Intel 802.11ac Wi-Fi delivers ultra-fast networking speeds, ideal for remote PC access and streaming multimedia content. VivoMini VM65N also has built-in speakers with ASUS SonicMaster audio technology for premium sound.
ASUS VivoStick PC TS10 is a slim and stylish fountain-pen-inspired stick PC that turns any HDMI-enabled TV or monitor into a fully-functional computer. Powered by the latest-generation Intel Cherry Trail AtomTM processors and featuring Windows 10, VivoStick PC TS10 is an essential PC that provides productive and enjoyable computing experiences. Networking and connectivity options, including fast 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, two USB ports, an audio output jack, provide added flexibility, and built-in Miracast support lets users turn their TV into a home entertainment PC where they can share and play content from anywhere. A user-friendly Remote Control app is also available, letting users sit back and control video and music playback from the comfort of their sofa.
The candy-bar-sized ASUS Chromebit CS10 is the world’s smallest Chrome device, which turns any HDMI-compatible TV or monitor into a Chrome OS desktop. It has a sleek, elegant design that is just 12cm long and is available in stylish Cacao Black and vibrant Tangerine Orange colors to suit a variety of tastes. The versatile Chromebit CS10 also works as an easy-to-manage, cost-effective, and highly-scalable solution for signage, kiosks, and other business applications. Chromebit CS10 is the winner of a 2015 Good Design Award and 2016 CES Innovation Award.
TUF Sabertooth Z170 S is an ATX motherboard that delivers a new level of durability for sustained 24/7 usage. It features a strikingly unique design with a digital arctic camouflage color theme, comprised of a white PCB with military-inspired digital pattern stenciling and bright-white LED indicators.
TUF Sabertooth Z170 S combines the TUF ICe, TUF Thermal Radar 2 and TUF Detective 2 thermal-management technologies to ensure efficient cooling. TUF ICe is a dedicated onboard processor that monitors onboard temperature sensors and fan speeds for precise and accurate cooling. TUF Thermal Radar 2 lets users monitor graphics-card temperatures and other key components in real time, as well as manually or automatically adjust cooling automatically with one click. TUF Detective 2 is a companion app that enables users to control the fan and monitor system information wirelessly, monitor key parameters, and detect and diagnose errors using a cable connection.
TUF Sabertooth Z170 S is engineered with military-grade TUF Components to withstand the most demanding usage conditions, even under heavy loading. TUF ESD Guards 2 fend off electrostatic discharge and TUF LANGuard provides networking protection. TUF Sabertooth Z170 S even comes with a five-year warranty to provide complete peace of mind.
ASUS Router is a robust and intuitive mobile app available on the App Store and Google Play that lets users set up their ASUS router, manage network traffic, update firmware, and perform network diagnostics right from their smartphone or tablet. The intuitive Game Boost feature is a one-click optimization that lets gamers instantly configure their router with the ideal combination of settings to ensure the best network performance for gaming. When network issues arise, Network Diagnostic pinpoints the exact problem and provides easy-to-follow steps to help resolve it. Additional features such as a bandwidth limiter, network security settings, and dedicated guest Wi-Fi sharing give users extensive control of their ASUS router without needing to boot up their PC.
ASUS CM-32_AC2600 is an all-in-one cable modem router that provides users an easy-to-install upgrade to their existing cable-based home network, while providing savings on monthly cable modem rental fees from their internet service provider (ISP). CM-32_AC2600 features a four-transmit, four-receive (4×4) antenna configuration to provide concurrent speeds of up to 2534Mbps. With 32 downstream and 8 upstream channels, ASUS CM-32_AC2600 delivers future-proof performance as ISPs roll out faster network speeds.
ASUS USB-AC68 is a pocket-sized Wi-Fi USB adapter that provides notebooks or desktops an instant upgrade to ultra-fast dual-band 802.11ac speeds of up to 1900Mbps. It features a powerful three-transmit, four-receive (3×4) MIMO design with two external movable antennas and ASUS AiRadar beamforming technology for outstanding signal coverage. Additionally, the adapter’s USB 3.0 interface delivers up to 10X-faster data transfer speeds, eliminating potential performance bottlenecks. ASUS USB-AC68 includes a desktop cradle with an extension cord for flexible positioning of the adapter to achieve the very best performance, even in areas with troublesome Wi-Fi reception.
ASUS XG-D2008 is the first 10-Gigabit (10G) network switch with enterprise-level performance and consumer-friendly pricing designed for gaming, home office, and small business use. XG-D2008 features easy plug-and-play installation, 10G RJ-45 ports for full compatibility with new and existing network devices, and enhanced bandwidth suitable for LAN gaming.
ASUS RP-AC68U is an 802.11ac dual-band Wi-Fi repeater that delivers networking speeds of up to 1900Mbps. RP-AC68U is incredibly easy to use with features such as the one-press WPS button for quick and secure setup, and a smart LED signal indicator that helps users find the best location for optimum Wi-Fi performance. A built-in USB 3.0 port provides fast data transfers to connected storage devices, which can even be accessed over the internet with ASUS AiCloud.