ASUS on Thursday showcased at the Incredible Intelligence 2018 Asia-Pacific region launch event a new lineup of motherboards, graphics cards, displays, networking devices, mini PCs and peripherals, and launched products for home, business and gaming.
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. 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.
Zenbo Junior is a new AI-enabled robotics platform that allows developers, system integrators and business partners to create robotics solutions to improve business operations. Zenbo Junior provides 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 foundational understanding of robotics and AI concepts while creating 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 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
ROG Maximus XI Apex is an ATX gaming motherboard featuring the Intel Z390 chipset. The overclocking platform features 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 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
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. 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 visuals when gaming or watching videos. ASUS Shadow Boost technology brightens and enhances details in dark areas without overexposing bright areas for balanced images. XG49VQ also includes DisplayWidget, a 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 Wi-Fi speeds of up to 6000Mbps. With OFDMA, MU-MIMO and eight Gigabit LAN ports, RT-AX88U can be used in 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 whole-home coverage, and it includes AiProtection Pro for commercial-grade network security.
AiMesh AX6100 Wi-Fi System (RT-AX92U 2-Pack)
AiMesh AX6100 Wi-Fi System is the first mesh Wi-Fi system featuring the latest Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) networking with OFDMA and MU-MIMO technology. AiMesh AX6100 Wi-Fi System uses 802.11ax Wi-Fi with speeds of up to 4804 Mbps to connect the two RT-AX92U units. 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 parental controls allow parents to 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. Designed for creative professionals, gamers and home entertainment, ProArt PA34CV features great 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 PC suited for professional content creation. It features 9th Generation Intel Core processors, NVIDIA Quadro graphics, and support for Intel Optane technology. It's also equipped with Thunderbolt 3.
ZenScreen Go MB16AP
Weighing just 850g and only 8mm thin, the 15.6-inch ASUS ZenScreen Go MB16AP is possibly 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 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.
ROG Strix GeForce RTXTM 2080 Ti and 2080
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. Asus says that 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. Its single-pass soldering process reduces thermal strain on components and avoids use of harsh cleaning chemicals.
ROG Rapture GT-AX11000
ROG Rapture GT-AX11000 is the 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, 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.
ROG Delta gaming headset features a Hi-Res ESS ES9218 Quad DAC. 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. It features a D-shaped ear cup design for improved comfort. 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
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
ROG Gladius II Wireless is an optical gaming mouse designed to provide the performance of wired gaming in cordless freedom. Offering dual wireless connectivity, movements tracked by the 16,000-dpi sensor are translated to on-screen action via 1ms 2.4GHz or low-latency Bluetooth wireless connectivity. The mouse features ergonomic contours and the ROG-exclusive socket design enables easy switch replacements to customize click force for personalized play. it is also featuring Aura Sync RGB lighting to match any setup.