ASUS has revealed a number of new products at IFA in Berlin that are designed to work together to enrich users’ digital lives with the latest technologies. ASUS AiCloud combines a cutting-edge 802.11ac Wi-Fi router with easy-to-use services that allow anyone to create their own personal cloud storage; while two new Design MX monitors deliver incredible visuals in a stunningly slim and elegant design.
Gamers have not been overlooked either with the introduction of the powerful ASUS ROG TYTAN CG8890 gaming desktop; while business users can deliver crystal-clear presentations with the compact B1 Portable LED Projector designed to maximize ease-of-use and mobility. In addition, the Zen-inspired ASUS SDRW-08D3S-U External DVD Writer makes a perfect companion for the ZENBOOK.
ASUS AiCloud – make an incredible connection
ASUS AiCloud brings the convenience of cloud-based storage to everyone with a combination of easy to use technology and services, as well as indefinite storage and increased privacy. Smart Access lets users keep all their data on their home network or online storage facility easily accessible from anything from a smartphone to a PC, as long as they have an internet connection.
It allows any networked computer to be incorporated into a private personal cloud for selective file sharing over the internet, using any compatible Windows, Mac and Linux device. Files can be easily shared through a simple web link.
Cloud Disk gives users access to an always-on data and media library by connecting a USB storage drive to an ASUS router like the RT-AC66U to act as a cloud services hub. This gives users their own media server on everything from Android or iOS-based smartphones or tablets to notebooks and no longer need to store space-hungry music and movie collections locally.
ASUS Smart Sync makes it easy to synchronise data on local storage devices with an ASUS WebStorage account. Synchronisation is automatic and takes place in real time to ensure that files are always up to date.
ASUS Designo MX279H and MX239H Monitors
With their attractive looks and edge-to-edge bezel-free screens, the new Designo 27” MX279H and 23” MX239H displays make a stylish addition to any desktop and the ultra-slim design with integral sundial-inspired stand occupy the minimum amount of space. The matte anti-glare IPS panel with LED backlighting ensures a wide 178° viewing angle with outstanding colour reproduction, while the slim profile that’s just 14.5mm thick on the MX239H and 17.5mm on the larger MX279H.
Dual HDMI inputs provide flexible connectivity options. ASUS SonicMaster technology, co-developed with Bang & Olufsen ICEpower audio, delivers incredible audio fidelity too, which means the Designo MX279H and MX239H are displays that have redefined beauty by sounding every bit as good as they look.
ROG TYTAN CG8890 Gaming Desktop
The ROG TYTAN CG8890 Desktop PC is designed to set a new gaming standard. One-click Turbo Gear dynamically overclocks the CG8890’s Intel® Core i7-3960X processor to reach a maximum speed of 4.2 GHZ without the need to reboot. The latest NVIDIA®GeForce GTX 690 graphics card produces fluidly smooth gameplay at the highest gaming settings and has the power to support up to four monitors plus the option to game in NVIDIA 3D Vision Surround.
The additional ASUS Xonar DX audio card powered by Dolby Home Theater technologies delivers 35 times cleaner audio quality (116dB SNR) than onboard audio codecs, gives gamers an audio advantage over their opponents. To top it all off, twin 128 GB SATA 3 SSDs in RAID 0 allows gamers to quickly react during intense gaming situations.
The CG8890 has an aerodynamic polygonal exterior that transforms when overclocked while the additional DEFCON and bottom grill lighting indicator shows system readiness with blue and red LED lights. With its upgraded 10-way venting and liquid cooled CPU, the CG8890’s transformation case is a cooling behemoth that is engineered to deliver the most efficient heat dissipation and airflow for incredible stability in the most extreme conditions.
ASUS B1 Portable LED Projector
The B1 Portable LED Projector delivers bright, clear presentations in a compact package. It features a mercury-free, 500 ANSI lumens-rated LED light source with an ultra-short throw 51” projection within 1 meter. It comes with instant on/off capabilities cuts down on startup and shutdown times.
The B1 features plug-and-play capabilities via its built-in SD card reader and speaker with SonicMaster Audio Technology; while the PC-Free Office Viewer and Multimedia Playback supports MS Office, PDF, and multimedia file formats, enabling users to view these through onscreen projections.
In addition, an optional wireless dongle enables helps do away with wired connections with laptops and PCs.