ASUS on IFA 2017: Solder of laptops and VR-shlem
Taiwanese manufacturers did not pull with announcements on IFA 2017 and “shot” on minus the first day of the exhibition. Following Acer, ASUS held its press conference. In addition to ultrabooks and powerful gaming laptops, the company showed its virtual reality helmet for the Windows Mixed Reality platform.
Asus Rog Chimera – 144 Hz on a laptop
Large in every sense gaming laptop ASUS ROG Chimera The first on the market was a display with a frequency of update 144 Hz. Response time 17.3-inch Full HD panels is only 7 ms, NVIDIA G-Sync technology is supported. The quad-core Intel Core i7-7820HK processor with factory overclocking up to 4 is responsible for speed.3 GHz, as well as a powerful discrete video card GeForce GTX 1080. The cherry on the cake was the built -in Xbox Wireless adapter, which provides full compatibility with accessories for Xbox One. There is no information about the price and deadlines for the release of information yet.
ASUS ZenBook Flip 14 and Flip 15 – thin shifts
ASUS continues to expand the line of laptops with rotary screens. The 14-inch ASUS ZenBook Flip 14 is one of the most compact models with such a diagonal thanks to the subtle display framework. The transformer is equipped with new Intel Core processors, up to 16 GB of RAM and a solid -state drive of 512 GB in the older model. There is a discrete video card Nvidia GeForce MX150. The manufacturer promises up to 13 hours of work on one charge, and the price starts with 800 euros.
ASUS ZenBook Flip 15 from 15 with 15.The 6-inch display (Full HD or 4K) is completely not gamer, although the laptop received a powerful NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 graphics, and the universal port of the Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) allows you to connect external video cards. The remaining characteristics include the new generation Intel processor, up to 16 GB of RAM, up to 2 TB on HDD and SSD drive up to 512 GB. They promise the support of the stylus and the cool speakers of Harmon Kardon, the price starts with 900 euros.
ASUS VIVOBOOK S14
In terms of characteristics, the laptop is similar to Zenbook Flip 14: Intel Core i7-8550U processor, up to 16 GB of DDR4 RAM and NVIDIA GeForce MX150 Graphic. However, the 14-inch display ASUS Vivobook S14 does not turn 360 degrees. The novelty weighs 1.3 kg with thickness 18.8 mm. Obviously, the base model worth 400 euros will be simpler.
Update to Intel Kaby Lake-R
Asus Zenbook 13
At IFA 2017, the company updated its 14-inch ultrabook ASUS ZenBook 3 Deluxe (UX490), but the eighth generation Intel Core processors were the only change. On the Intel Kaby Lake Refresh (up to the Core i7-8550U), ASUS ZenBook 13 (UX331), one of the thinnest laptops with discrete graphics NVIDIA GeForce MX150 (mobile GeForce GT 1030). And another 13.The 3-inch model received a new configuration with a 4K display.
The ASUS ZenBook Flip S transformable laptop shown on Computex 2017 is still equipped with a turning point 13.3-inch display with a resolution of up to 4K, up to 16 GB of RAM and SSD up to 1 TB,. The eighth -generation Intel Core chips are now available. The fingerprint scanner at the end, which will be conveniently used in standard and tablet mode have not gone anywhere.
Windows Mixed Reality
ASUS also introduced its own version of the virtual reality helmet for Windows 10. A device with an interesting pattern on the front panel (for some reason reminded the old Madonna clip) is not very different from other models of Microsoft partners. Two displays with a resolution of 1440×1440 pixels and the update frequency of 90 Hz are also used here, as well as two chambers for tracking movements. A set of 450 euros includes a couple of reference controllers. Sales will begin until the end of the year.