ASUS Vice President Eric Chen today took the stage at The Edge of Beyond press event at IFA 2017 in Berlin to unveil the ASUS Windows Mixed Reality Headset, ZenBook Flip 14 and ZenBook Flip 15.
Also featured onstage were ZenBook Flip S and VivoBook Flip 14.
The ASUS Windows Mixed Reality Headset is built upon Microsoft technology to bring real-world and virtual experiences to users, letting them view the environment in completely new ways and explore new worlds that stretch the imagination. The headset features a 3D-pattern aesthetic and is constricted from lightweight materials.
In addition to the ASUS Windows Mixed Reality Headset, products showcased on stage include ZenBook Flip 14, the world's thinnest 2-in-1 with high-performance discrete graphics; ZenBook Flip 15, a 2-in-1 laptop with a 4K UHD display and gaming-grade NVIDIA GeForce GTX1050 graphics; ZenBook Flip S, the world?s thinnest convertible laptop; and VivoBook Flip 14, a convertible laptop with a NanoEdge design that fits a 14-inch Full HD display into a frame the size of a typical 13-inch laptop.
At The Edge of Beyond press event, ASUS also introduced a new lineup of networking products and monitors, including RT-AC86U, a powerful AC2900-class Wi-Fi router that offers extreme speeds and wide coverage; RT-AX88U, the first ASUS router with next-generation 802.11ax Wi-Fi for speeds of up to 5952Mbps; and Designo Curve MX38VC and Designo Curve MX32VQ, 37.5-inch and 31.5-inch wide monitors with sundial-inspired designs and edge-to-edge frameless curved IPS panels.
ASUS Windows Mixed Reality Headset
The ASUS Windows Mixed Reality Headset features Microsoft technology to bring real-world and virtual experiences to users. It features a unique design with a pattern of hundreds of 3D polygons and a glossy tone-on-tone effect. Weighing under 400g and featuring antibacterial cushioned materials and a balanced-crown design that reduces pressure on the nose and face, the ASUS Windows Mixed Reality Headset is cool and comfortable to wear for extended periods.
The ASUS Windows Mixed Reality Headset features inside-out tracking with two built-in front-facing tracking cameras with six-degrees-of-freedom (6DoF) position tracking. Unlike other headsets, the ASUS Windows Mixed Reality Headset doesn?t need external sensors or additional software, making the initial setup simple and getting users up and running in minutes.
ZenBook Flip 14
ZenBook Flip 14 (UX461) 2-in-1 laptop is only 13.9mm thin and weigs just 1.4kg. It features a 360°-flippable touchscreen and ASUS Pen support. With the latest 8th Generation Intel Core i7 quad-core processor, 16GB RAM, NVIDIA GeForce MX150 graphics, a 512GB PCIe x4 SSD, and a Harman Kardon audio system, ZenBook Flip 14 empowers users to accomplish any task. The 14-inch NanoEdge Full HD display has a bezel so thin, ZenBook Flip 14 is able to have the same compact size as traditional 13-inch laptops. The device has up to 13 hours of battery life, features Windows 10 and is also equipped with a fingerprint sensor for one-touch login with Windows Hello. ZenBook Flip 14 is available in two colors: Icicle Gold and Slate Grey.
ZenBook Flip 15
The all-new ZenBook Flip 15 (UX561) is a powerful 2-in-1 laptop armed with a 360°-rotatable 15.6-inch display. ZenBook Flip 15 is the most powerful ZenBook Flip ever, featuring the latest 8th Generation Intel Core i7 processor and up to 16GB of fast, 2400MHz DDR4 RAM. Additionally, ZenBook Flip 15 features gaming-grade NVIDIA GTX1050 graphics, up to a 2TB HDD and 512GB SSD, USB-C ports with Thunderbolt 3 and a quad-speaker Harman Kardon audio system. Its NanoEdge 4K UHD or Full HD touchscreen display has 178° wide-view technology and precision-stylus support. ZenBook Flip 15 is available in two colors: Smoky Grey and Pure Silver.
ZenBook Flip S
ASUS ZenBook Flip S (UX370) is the world?s thinnest and one of the lightest convertible laptops at just 10.9mm thin and 1.1 kg light. It combines sophistication with the versatility of a 360°-flippable display, and features a 360° ErgoLift hinge with a dual-action mechanism that lifts and tilts the keyboard into the perfect typing position when the display is opened beyond 135°.
ZenBook Flip S features Windows 10 and is powered by up to an 8th Generation Intel Core i7-8550U processor and an 1TB PCIe SSD. A new cooling system with a liquid-crystal-polymer fan impeller that?s just 0.3mm thin keeps ZenBook Flip S comfortably cool. The up to 4K UHD multitouch NanoEdge display supports an active stylus. ZenBook Flip S also has one of the smallest-ever fingerprint sensors on an ASUS laptop - measuring just 16 x 3.6mm - for one-touch login via Windows Hello in either laptop or tablet mode.
VivoBook Flip 14
ASUS VivoBook Flip 14 (TP401) is a 14-inch convertible laptop that can be flipped into laptop, stand, tent or tablet modes.
Designed for people on the go, VivoBook Flip is only 15.4mm thin and weighs just 1.5kg. With a NanoEdge design that fits a 14-inch Full HD display with 178° wide-view technology into a frame the size of a typical 13-inch laptop, VivoBook Flip 14 has a 74.3 percent screen-to-body ratio and a larger display areag. A 7th Generation Intel Core i7 processor provides energy-efficient performance, and a clever fanless design keeps noise levels down. ASUS Pen support enables interactivity.
The new ZenBook 13 (UX331) is a 13-inch notebook with a crystal-like finish and a modern design. It is just 13.9mm thin, weighs only 1.12kg and features a slim-bezel 4K UHD NanoEdge touch screen. This laptop comes with anNVIDIA GeForce MX150 GPU, the 8th Generation Intel Core i7 processor - which can be boosted to 3.7GHz when needed - 16GB RAM and a 1TB PCIe SSD.
ZenBook 3 Deluxe
ZenBook 3 Deluxe (UX490) is a laptop with a 12.9mm-thin and 1.1 kg-light 13-inch-class chassis that houses a 14-inch NanoEdge ultra-narrow-bezel display. ZenBook 3 Deluxe has been refreshed with the latest 8th Generation Intel Core i7 processor, up to 16GB of 2133MHz LPDDR3 RAM, and a up 1TB PCIe SSD. Expansion capabilities are provided by two USB-C ports with Thunderbolt 3 support for 40Gbps data transfers, dual 4K UHD external displays and power delivery.
VivoBook S14 (S410) is a 14-inch thin-and-light laptop that has an 18.8mm profile and weighs just 1.3kg. A NanoEdge display with a slim 7.8mm bezel gives users a larger display area. It is powered by the latest 8th Generation Intel Core i7-8550U processor with up to 16GB DDR4 memory and NVIDIA GeForce MX150 graphics.
ASUS RT-AX88U is the first ASUS router with next-generation 802.11ax Wi-Fi, supporting combined speeds of up to 5952Mbps - 1148Mbps on the 2.4GHz band and 4804Mbps on the 5GHz band. With a combination of OFDMA and MU-MIMO technology, 802.11ax technology provides 4X-faster throughput than 802.11ac technology on connected devices in dense environments, while also increasing network capacity and efficiency.
Designo Curve MX38VC and MX32VQ
Designo Curve MX38VC is a 37.5-inch ultrawide QHD+ (3840 x 1600) monitor with a 21:9 aspect ratio and Designo Curve MX32VQ is a 31.5-inch WQHD (2560 x 1440) monitor with a 16:9 aspect ratio. Designo Curve MX38VC and MX32VQ have a sundial-inspired design and edge-to-edge frameless curved wide-viewing angle panels.
Designo Curve MX38VC and MX32VQ feature ASUS SonicMaster audio technology, co-developed by Harman Kardon, and have extensive connectivity options - including DisplayPort, two HDMI ports, USB-C (MX38VC only) and a PC audio input = to support a wide range of multimedia devices.
Each monitor's Halo Lighting Base syncs lighting with audio output and a volume and LED lighting control key lets users control the effect. Users can even connect a Bluetooth-enabled smartphone or tablet to Designo Curve MX38VC and enjoy their favorite music wirelessly. Designo Curve MX38VC and MX32VQ support ASUS GamePlus and Adaptive-Sync to deliver smooth visuals.