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Computex 2018: ASUS introduces the new ScreenPad and devices powered by Windows 10 – Windows Experience Blog

Today at Computex 2018, ASUS announced a new ZenBook Pro series with an interactive ScreenPad, the ZenBook S – a new 13.3-inch ultraportable notebook built with military-grade durability – two new gaming laptops, a convertible laptop with a 360° display and more.Let’s take a closer look at these devices.
ZenBook Pro series
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The new ZenBook Pro Series is a family of high-performance laptops for professionals that introduces the ScreenPad – a new way to work and interact with your laptop. ScreenPad combines a touchpad with a high-resolution, full-color touchscreen, and is fully customizable to allow you to personalize their experience.
ZenBook Pro 15 with ScreenPad is the first ScreenPad-enabled model in the series, featuring a 15-inch 4K UHD display, up to an Intel Core i9 processor and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti graphics. Enjoy immersive multimedia on its 15.6-inch 4K UHD NanoEdge PANTONE validated display with 100% Adobe RGB color gamut, ∆E (Delta-E) < 2.0 color accuracy and powerful Harmon Kardon certified audio system. With Windows 10, it arrives with your digital personal assistant Cortana,* comprehensive protection with Windows Defender, and new ways to talk and share faster with the people you talk to the most. Combined with Windows Ink and the optional ASUS Pen, ZenBook Pro 15 really lets creativity flow. ScreenPad is a Windows Precision Touchpad (PTP) combined with an interactive 5.5-inch FHD touchscreen that can intelligently adapt to what you’re doing, making it easier and quicker to multitask and get things done. A simple press of the F6 function key toggles ScreenPad between touchscreen mode and touchpad mode or you can use Screen Extender mode to use ScreenPad as an extension to the main display. Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint offer even closer integration with ScreenPad, with adaptive menus and editing controls on ScreenPad that change automatically according to the app and what task is being performed. Top features of the ZenBook Pro 15 include: Comprehensive connectivity includes up to gigabit-class 802.11ac Wi-Fi, USB-C with Thunderbolt 3, USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-A, and standard HDMI output. Up to the latest 8th Generation Intel Core i9 hexa-core processor, with up to 16GB of high-performance 2400Hz DDR4 RAM and up to a 1TB PCIe 3.0 x4 SSD Up to gaming-grade NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti GPU for graphics performance Fingerprint sensor support for signing in effortlessly with Windows Hello 15.6-inch NanoEdge 4K UHD ultraslim-bezel touchscreen with PANTONE validation for professional color accuracy Availability: ASUS ZenBook Pro 15 will be available globally starting July 2018. The ZenBook S is a premium 13.3-inch ultraportable laptop that delivers effortless portability, powerful performance and no-compromise connectivity. ZenBook S is not only sophisticated and elegant, but incredibly tough, too: it meets the ultra-demanding MIL-STD 810G military standard for reliability and durability, which includes extended tests for operation in harsh environments including extreme altitudes, temperatures and humidity. ZenBook S incorporates the innovative new ErgoLift hinge that automatically tilts the keyboard by 5.5° for the ultimate typing comfort. The raised chassis also improves airflow and enhances audio performance.  It also supports OneDrive Files On-Demand, so you can access all your files in OneDrive without having to download them and use storage space. Top features of the ZenBook S include: 12.9mm-thin, 1kg-light near-A4-size metal unibody with MIL-STD-410G military-grade toughness for dependable reliability anywhere 8th Gen Intel Core CPUs, up to 1TB PCIe SSD, up to 13.5hrs battery life and Thunderbolt 3 connectivity for all-day performance Beautiful visuals with up to 4K UHD NanoEdge touchscreen with 100% sRGB color gamut New ErgoLift hinge design with 5.5° keyboard tilt for ultimate typing comfort, improved cooling airflow and enhanced audio Availability: ASUS ZenBook S will be available globally starting June 2018. VivoBook S15 and S14 The VivoBook S15 and S14 are a pair of lightweight laptops powered by up to 8th Gen Intel Core i7 CPUs and featuring all-day battery life, unique color-blocking designs in five color options, and three-sided NanoEdge display. The 15.6-inch S15 weighs only 1.8kg, while the 14-inch S14 has an overall weight of 1.4kg.  They both arrive with an ErgoLift hinge, which automatically tilts the keyboard by 3.5° when the laptop is opened to create the familiar feel of a desktop keyboard. S15 and S14 are powered by up to an 8th Generation Intel Core i7 processor, with NVIDIA GeForce MX150 discrete graphics. Both laptops feature dual-storage designs, with VivoBook S15 featuring up to a 512GB SSD and 2TB HDD. An optional fingerprint sensor built into the touchpad provides one-touch access with Windows Hello. Reversible USB Type-C (USB-C) port, as well as USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A and USB 2.0 ports, HDMI output, and a microSD card reader for hassle-free compatibility with current peripherals, displays and projectors. Available in Firmament Green, Star Grey, Silver Blue, Gun Metal, and Icicle Gold. Availability: ASUS VivoBook S15 and S14 will be available globally starting July 2018. With a 17.6mm profile and total weight of just 1.5kg, the VivoBook Flip 14 is a super portable 14-inch convertible laptop featuring a 360° display that allows this versatile device to be used in laptop, stand, tent and tablet modes. Top features include: ASUS NanoEdge touchscreen with an ultra-slim 6.15mm-thin bezel with an 82 percent screen-to-body ratio for more immersive viewing Up to an 8th Generation Intel Core i7 processor with 16GB memory, plus up to a 1TB SSD Touchpad with an optional integrated fingerprint sensor for one-touch login via Windows Hello Touchscreen compatible with the ASUS Pen active stylus so you can write and draw effortlessly using Windows Ink, just like you would on paper. Stylish aluminum chassis with a high-quality stepless hinge finished in a choice of two stylish colors: Star Grey and Galaxy Blue. Keyboard with full-size backlit keys and ambient light control, so you can stay productive even in dark environments Availability: ASUS VivoBook Flip 14 will be available globally in the second half of 2018. The Strix SCAR II esports gaming laptop features a 144Hz super-narrow-bezel display with an ultrafast 3ms gray-to-gray (GTG) response time, a HyperStrike Pro gaming keyboard for improved control, and HyperCool Pro technology to cool its high-performance CPU and GPU, as well as multi-antenna Wi-Fi for improved connectivity. Strix SCAR II is 2.33cm narrower than its predecessor and lighter, with an overall weight of just 2.4kg. Powered by Windows 10, it has simple, built-in Mixer streaming for low-latency, interactive moments for viewers and streamers to engage with other gamers, while Xbox Play Anywhere enables you to buy a game once and play it on both your Xbox One and Windows 10 PC. Top features include: Narrow-bezel display features 144Hz refresh rate and 3ms gray-to-gray response time for incredibly immersive, supersmooth and vivid visuals HyperCool Pro technology aids in cooling the high-performance CPU and GPU; HyperStrike Pro keyboard provides supreme control in fast-paced games ROG RangeBoost multi-antenna technology with a unique algorithm covers dead spots and provides 30%-wider Wi-Fi coverage than dual-antenna configurations Immersive sound with side-firing speakers with smart-amplifier technology for more volume and more powerful bass Powered by up to the latest 8th Generation Intel Core processor with up to 32GB of DDR4 2666MHz memory, and a choice of either NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 or GTX 1070 graphics. For storage, it can be specified with up to a 512GB M.2 NVMe PCIe 3.0 x4 and a 1TB Seagate FireCuda solid-state hybrid drive (SSHD). The Strix Hero II, an all-new version of the esports gaming laptop, is 2.33cm narrower than its predecessor, and lighter, too, with an overall weight of just 2.4kg for gaming on the go. Strix Hero II arrives with multi-antenna Wi-Fi for improved connectivity, a 144Hz super-narrow-bezel display with 100% sRGB color space, a HyperStrike Pro Gaming keyboard for improved control, and HyperCool Pro technology to cool its high-performance CPU and GPU. Top features include: Narrow-bezel display features 144Hz refresh rate and 100% sRGB color gamut for incredibly immersive, supersmooth and vivid visuals HyperCool Pro technology aids in cooling the high-performance CPU and GPU; HyperStrike Pro keyboard provides supreme control during gaming ROG RangeBoost multi-antenna technology with a unique algorithm covers dead spots and provides 30%-wider Wi-Fi coverage than dual-antenna configurations Immersive sound with side-firing speakers with smart-amplifier technology for more volume and more powerful bass Up to the latest 8th Generation Intel Core processor with NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 graphics and up to 32GB of DDR4 2666MHz dual-channel memory for faster processing speeds and lower power consumption. Pricing and availability: ROG Strix SCAR II and Hero II will start from $1,599. Visit ASUS.com to learn more about everything announced today! *Cortana available in select markets. Updated June 4, 2018 9:35 pm

10 cool tech deals for moms and grads this month

May is a month of celebration. Whether it’s for students approaching graduation or the mothers who give us endless love, support and guidance in life, we honor loved ones with gifts that will bring a smile to their face. Whether you are shopping for the perfect gift for Mom or a new laptop for your college-bound freshman, be sure to check out the great deals at Microsoft Store and other partner retailers this month!
Save $300 on Surface Laptop devices starting on 5/12-5/14 in the US and PR.
Surface Laptop
Save up to $225 on select Windows Mixed Reality Headsets today through 5/16 in the US and PR.
HP Windows Mixed Reality headset
Save up to $50 on select Fitbit Wearables, like the Fitbit Ionic, today through 5/12 in the US and PR.
Fitbit Ionic
Save $40 on the Samsung Gear IconX Wireless Earbuds today through 5/12 in the US and PR.
Samsung Gear IconX Wireless Earbuds
Save $120 online or $140 in store at Staples on the Acer Aspire 3 (model A315-21-95KF) today through 5/12 in the US. A solid performer that provides you with a great bang for your buck by meeting everyday needs with fast processing power, a large 15.6-inch HD display and all the latest ports.
Acer Aspire 3
Save up to $100 on the ASUS VivoBook Pro 15 N580 at Best Buy today through 5/19 in the US. The ASUS VivoBook Pro 15 is a slim and lightweight high-performance laptop powered by a 7th Generation Intel Core i7 processor and features a 1080p FHD display, high-quality 1050 gaming-grade graphics, audio co-developed by Harman Kardon and secure login with Windows Hello.
ASUS VivoBook Pro 15
Save 20% on the HP ENVY Laptop x360 – 15t at HP.comwith promo code ‘MSENVY20’ starting today through 5/15 in the US. Optimized for Windows Ink, the ENVY x360 draws out a more productive, more creative you.
HP ENVY Laptop x360
Get up to 20% off on the Lenovo ThinkPad E580 at Lenovo.com today through 5/13 in the US. With this economical 15” laptop,Mom will be able to hear you clearly when you Skype her on her special day as this laptop comes with Skype-certified audio.
Lenovo ThinkPad E580
Save $200 through Mother’s Day on select LG Gram models today through 5/13 in the US. The LG Gram 13’’and 15’’ are reliable, portable and powerful, with up to 19 hours of battery life and Windows 10 features like Windows Hello and Cortana*.
LG Gram 15”
Save up to $150 on the Samsung Notebook 7 Spin on Samsung.com and at Best Buy today through 5/12 in the US.
Samsung Notebook 7 Spin 2018
Head over to the Microsoft Store, in person or online, to take advantage of all these great deals!
*US only. **Cortana available in select markets.

CES 2018: iBUYPOWER, MSI and ORIGIN announce new gaming PCs powered by Windows 10

Simple, built-in Mixer streaming provides low-latency, interactive moments for viewers and streamers to watch or interact with other gamers–no extra hardware or software required, while Xbox Play Anywhere enables you to buy a game once and play it on both your Xbox One and Windows 10 PC. Stay connected with your gaming community through the Xbox app and the power of Xbox Live.
Let’s take a closer look at the gaming PCs announced this week:
iBUYPOWER Case Builder

Built with creativity in mind, the Case Builder project allows you to con­figure the look and structure of your computer case upon purchase. Paint your canvas and fuel your imagination with the Snowblind Element, featuring a transparent LCD monitor display embedded into the PC case.
Designed and engineered by iBUYPOWER, the RGB Cable Combs serves as the final piece of the RGB puzzle, illuminating your exceptional cable management.
MSI
MSI launched three brand-new gaming products at CES: the new Optix gaming monitor line-up, new gaming desktops, a motherboard, a graphics card, and the new GT75VR Titan Pro with Killer Wireless-AC 1550.
MSI introduces the new Optix MPG Series

MSI is proudly expanding its Optix gaming monitor line-up with the MPG curved gaming monitors. The new Optix MPG series will consist of two 27-inch monitors, the Optix MPG27C and Optix MPG27CQ. These mark the next level in MSI gaming monitors with a curved VA panel with an 1800R curve. Both models feature a 144Hz refresh rate and 1ms response time, and the MPG27CQ is equipped with a 1440p WQHD screen, while the MPG27C has a 1080p screen.
Other features include:
SteelSeries GameSense built-in
Using the five RGB zones on the front of the monitor, gamers can easily program lighting effects in SteelSeries Engine to notify them of in-game timers or cooldowns, Discord notifications or other important information they want at-a-glance. The back of the monitor has RGB lighting as well.
With its 178-degree viewing angles, the MPG series is perfect for use in a multiple monitor matrix display for an optimized gaming experience.
The screen uses an anti-glare VA panel with 100 percent and 115 percent coverage of the NTSC and sRGB spectrums respectively. It features 2 HDMI (2.0) ports, 1 DisplayPort (1.2), 1 USB 3.0 Type B, an Earphone out port, Kensington Lock, 1 Mic in port, 1 audio combo jack and 2 USB 3.0 Type A ports. It also has an adjustable stand to maximize productivity and comfort and supports VESA mounting.
MSI Gaming desktops dominate with incredible performance and sharp design
 
The Trident 3 Arctic has gotten even better with an upgraded Intel 8th Generation processor and NVIDIA GTX 1080 graphics card. The Arctic is the perfect gaming solution for those with space constraints or design requirements and features the ultimate performance for a wide variety of applications.

The Infinite X features a more traditional tower design than the Arctic, but still hosts some unique features. The Infinite X uses either dual steel or dual tempered glass side panels, Mystic Light RGB LEDs, MSI’s award winning graphics cards, Intel’s 8th Generation CPU and MSI’s Silent Storm Cooling 3 Pro liquid cooling. MSI gaming desktops excel in gaming performance, audio quality and connectivity. MSI also adds gaming benefits such as Silent Storm Cooling, automatic overclocking with Game Boost, super-speed storage configurations, Audio Boost and Nahimic for an incredible in-game sound experience.
Additionally, the Aegis Ti3 gaming desktop will be available with an Intel 8th Generation processor later this year.
Z370 GODLIKE GAMING Motherboard

MSI showcases the future of PC gaming technology based on the latest Intel® 8th generation platform. The Z370 GODLIKE GAMING motherboard is ready to take on any build a gamer throws at it.
The Z370 comes with a variety of features to help gamers perform at the highest level. The Z370 GODLIKE GAMING handles internet connectivity lightning fast thanks to the Killer xTend. The Killer xTend combines a built-in switch with wireless extender. Killer allows for ultimate traffic prioritization.
The motherboard supports Triple Turbo M.2 with M.2 Shield V2, Turbo U.2 with Steel Armor and has an Xtreme Audio DAC with Nahimic 2 to deliver breathtaking sound quality. The Z370 has four available slots for DDR4 RAM with Steel Armor. Steel Armor keeps the DIMM slots shielded to protect DDR4 modules and deliver pure data signals for the best gaming and overclocking performance. It also supports multiple GPUs via NIVIDIA SLI or AMD CrossFire, with optimal slot placement for the best possible airflow.
MSI GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Lightning Z Graphics Card
The GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Lightning Z brings legendary overclocking potential to the desktop. Lighting cards are designed for the ground up for extreme overclocking and performance. It features a Tri-Frozr thermal design, using three award-winning TORX 2.0 fans with double ball bearings to prove itself as the pinnacle of air cooling. In addition to the thermal design, the Lighting Z uses close quarters heat pipe cooling. The heat pipes are infused into the Close Quarters Heatsink and Backplate for greatly improved thermal performance. The Lightning Z is built with military class four components for maximum stability and quality.
MGT75VR Titan Pro with Killer Wireless-AC 1550
MSI also unveiled a new GT75VR Titan Pro with the all-new Killer Wireless-AC 1550. Developed in partnership with Intel, the Killer Wireless-AC 1550 is the world’s fastest 2×2 11ac wireless networking adapter delivering up to 1.73Gbps of throughput and is the ideal networking solution for gaming, streaming and downloading. The Killer 1550 features 160MHz channel support and can deliver twice the throughput of what standard 2×2 11ac adapters can deliver.
To learn more about MSI’s complete line of products, visit us.msi.com.
ORIGIN
 
ORIGIN PC announced this week the launch of their next-generation GENESIS, MILLENNIUM, and L-Class desktops for gamers, artists, professionals, esports players and tech enthusiasts all over the world.
Designed and built from the ground up by ORIGIN PC and running Windows 10, the next generation GENESIS, MILLENNIUM, and L-Class desktops now feature an all-new aluminum exterior with tempered glass side panels, tool-less upgradeability, and ORIGIN PC’s patented Variable Mounting technology, which allows the motherboard to be mounted in four different orientations: Standard ATX, Inverted ATX, 90 degrees or Inverted 90 degrees and with no additional modifications needed.
ORIGIN PC also gives you the ability to convert your MILLENNIUM or L-Class Full Tower into a GENESIS or L-Class Super Tower with an optional super tower expansion kit. With the optional super tower expansion kit, you can store additional dual 360mm radiators for improved system cooling, or add up to 12 (3.5 inch) or 24 (2.5 inch) storage drives for maximum storage.
Other features include:
Tool-Less Upgradability: The new ORIGIN PC GENESIS, MILLENNIUM and L-Class Desktops feature magnetic side panels and thumbscrews to give you the ability to change your most popular components without the need of any tools.
Customizable and Swappable Tempered Glass or Aluminum Side Panels: The side panels of the GENESIS, MILLENNIUM or L-Class desktops are easily swappable and require no tools to open thanks to the all-new hinge design.
Multiple PCI Cards in Any Orientation: ORIGIN PC’s GENESIS, MILLENNIUM, and L-Class desktops support any PCI based cards such as graphics cards, capture cards, or PCIe SSDs in any desired orientation.
Interchangeable Aluminum Front Door: Configure your ORIGIN PC desktop to open the front door to the left or right for convenient access to your optical drives, media card reader and all of your bay devices.
Top Panel Cover for Concealing Ports/Buttons: Gain instant access to your power and reset buttons or popular I/O ports such as (2) front mounted USB 3.0 Ports and (1) USB Type C Gen 2.0 ports by easily sliding the top panel cover up or down.
Super Tower Bottom Expansion Kit: Convert your MILLENNIUM or L-Class Full Tower to a GENESIS or L-Class Super Tower with the Super Tower Bottom Expansion allowing space to add dual 360 radiators for increased cooling support or up to 24 (2.5 inch) additional storage drives.
Remote Controlled LED Lighting w/Motherboard RGB support: Customize the beautiful internal LED lights with over 16 colors and four effects using ORIGIN PC’s RF remote control. Switch between your case lighting synced with your motherboard or remote control with the push of a button. Every GENESIS, MILLENNIUM, or L-Class Desktop can sync with optional motherboard lighting software so you can have universal lighting inside and out.
You can learn more about everything ORIGIN announced here!
In case you missed it, our partners, including Acer, ASUS and Dell also announced gaming laptops and desktops powered by Windows 10 earlier this week:
Acer Nitro 5 Gaming laptop

The new Acer Nitro 5 gaming laptop is powered by Windows 10 and designed for gaming enthusiasts seeking best-in-class performance in an attractive laser-textured design.
The 15-inch Acer Nitro 5 packs in the latest-generation AMD Radeon RX560 graphics for faster rendering, improved lighting and texture, as well as the latest AMD Ryzen mobile processors for amazing performance, whether it be for gaming, content creation or multi-tasking applications. The lightning-fast speeds of DDR4 RAM of up to 32 GB combined with the SSD means fast booting, loading and restarting in mere seconds so players can get to the action immediately. Acer’s NitroSense utility allows the monitoring of the CPU/GPU, and adjustment of cooling fan speeds via Acer CoolBoost to keep them in optimal operation.
The Nitro 5’s chassis features a top cover with elegant laser texturing that brings bold refinement to the gaming laptop. And with the power of Windows 10 and Mixer, enjoy easily broadcast games from the Game bar, with no extra hardware or software.
Other features include:
15.6-inch Full HD IPS display produces brilliant imagery with crisp details
Front-facing HD web camera
Internal solid-state drive is available up to 512 GB
Finely tuned, high-quality speakers with Dolby Audio Premium and Acer TrueHarmony technology.
Fast and reliable dual-stream 802.11ac wireless technology, a plethora of ports, including hyper-fast USB Type-C, HDMI 2.0, and Gigabit Ethernet to enable users to enter any arena prepared to execute every mission at the highest level.
To read more about everything Acer announced this week, please visit this blog post.
ASUS ROG G703

ROG G703 is a gaming laptop with an ultra-responsive 17.3-inch IPS-level display with NVIDIA G-SYNC technology, able to reach refresh rates of 144Hz. Built with Windows 10, these devices support connectivity with your friends through the Xbox app and the power of Xbox Live, support for Direct X12 and quick and simple game streaming through Mixer, with no extra hardware or software required. ROG G703 combines the best of laptop and console gaming with built-in Xbox Wireless technology that enables you to effortlessly connect up to 8 wireless Xbox One controllers, eliminating the need for multiple adapters.
G703 has a gaming keyboard with 2.5mm travel distance and 0.3mm keycap curve for improved comfort; while N-key rollover and anti-ghosting technologies ensure each keystroke is logged, even when numerous keys are pressed simultaneously. The keyboard also features highlighted WASD keys, a durable anti-slip palm rest, and dedicated hotkeys for Xbox, ROG Aura, ROG Gaming Center and XSplit Gamecaster.
Other features include:
Powered by the factory-overclocked Intel Core i7-7820HK processor that reaches incredible speeds of up to 4.3GHz out of the box
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 graphics with a maximum boost clock of up to 1974MHz
ROG G703 features the innovative Anti-Dust Cooling (ADC) system that enables it to rid itself of harmful dust and particles.
To read more about everything ASUS announced this week, visit our blog post.
VR-ready Dell Inspiron Gaming Desktop

Dell unveiled this week the new VR-ready Dell Inspiron Gaming Desktop starting at just $799. Engineered for PC gamers, the new Inspiron Gaming Desktop features 8th Gen Intel quad- and hex-core processors and graphics. It comes with Windows 10 so you can stay connected with friends on Xbox Live with the Xbox app. It also supports Direct X12, and enables quick and easy game streaming through Mixer, without the need for extra hardware or software; solid-state drive options offer faster boot-up times and intelligent thermal design provide longer gaming sessions. Read more about everything Dell announced in our blog post.
It’s great to see all of this hardware innovation from our gaming hardware partners. 2018 is shaping up to be a great year for PC gaming. To read more partner news from CES, please visit this link!

CES 2018: ASUS announces new laptops, all-in-one PCs and a gaming laptop powered by Windows 10

Today at CES, ASUS announced exciting new laptops and all-in-one PCs powered by Windows 10, and showed their Always Connected PC announced last month: the ASUS NovaGo, designed to deliver impeccable connectivity to keep you in touch around the home, at the office and on-the-go. Let’s take a look at these devices:
ZenBook 13

The revolutionary ZenBook 13 is a laptop that’s ultralight, ultrathin and ultrapowerful. It’s the first-ever ZenBook to be constructed from magnesium-aluminum alloy, a super-strong and super-light material that’s 33% lighter than the standard alloy used in laptops. It’s built to give you the ultimate mobility, featuring a feather-light 985g all-metal chassis and all-day 15-hour battery life. Powered by Windows 10, it arrives with features built-in such as Windows Hello and your digital personal assistant Cortana** for more efficient and productive computing.
ASUS X507

ASUS X507 is a 15.6-inch laptop with backpack-friendly dimensions and an overall weight of just 1.68kg. It’s powered by up to an Intel Core i7 processor and NVIDIA GeForce MX110 graphics for smooth visuals. Its NanoEdge bezel design and Full HD display with wide 178° viewing angles ensure you get the very best visual experience.
X507 has a dual-storage design that offers a choice of flexible and convenient storage options, combining a blazing-fast 256GB SSD with a large 1TB HDD. Ultrafast dual-band 802.11ac Wi-Fi provides speeds of up to 867Mbps — that’s up to 6X faster than 802.11n!
Vivo AiO V272

ASUS Vivo AiO V272 delivers uncompromising performance and is powered by up to an 8th Generation Intel Core i7 processor and NVIDIA GeForce MX150 graphics. Its 27-inch display features a 100% sRGB color gamut and 178˚ wide-view technology to provide truly engaging visuals. On top of that, capacitive 10-point multitouch and intuitive multifinger gesture input makes navigation and control quick and easy. Bass-reflex speakers, together with ASUS SonicMaster, provide superb and immersive audio.
The ASUS ZenAnywhere app gives you secure, remote access to the webcam and personal data stored in Vivo AiO V272. You can even wake the computer, put it in sleep mode, or shut it down — all remotely. With Windows 10, this device provides a secure and familiar computing experience, including your digital personal assistant Cortana’s voice recognition capability for more efficient and productive computing.
Vivo AiO V222

ASUS Vivo AiO V222 has a frameless 22-inch Full HD display with an incredible 87% screen-to-body ratio for edge-to-edge visuals. ASUS Splendid and Tru2Life Video technologies ensure you enjoy games and movies in amazing detail, with vivid colors and contrast. To complete the ultimate entertainment experience, bass-reflex speakers and ASUS SonicMaster provide superb, immersive audio. The Vivo AiO V222 is powered by Windows 10 and works with the ASUS ZenAnywhere app, so you have  secure, remote access to the webcam and personal data stored in your device.
ROG G703

ROG G703 is a gaming laptop with an ultra-responsive 17.3-inch IPS-level display with NVIDIA G-SYNC technology, able to reach refresh rates of 144Hz. Built with Windows 10, these devices support connectivity with your friends through the Xbox app, DirectX12 and quick and simple game streaming through Mixer, with no extra hardware or software required. ROG G703 combines the best of laptop and console gaming with built-in Xbox Wireless technology that enables you to effortlessly connect up to 8 wireless Xbox One controllers, eliminating the need for multiple adapters.
G703 has a gaming keyboard with 2.5mm travel distance and 0.3mm keycap curve for improved comfort; while N-key rollover and anti-ghosting technologies ensure each keystroke is logged, even when numerous keys are pressed simultaneously. The keyboard also features highlighted WASD keys, a durable anti-slip palm rest, and dedicated hotkeys for Xbox, ROG Aura, ROG Gaming Center and XSplit Gamecaster.
Other features include:
Powered by the factory-overclocked Intel Core i7-7820HK processor that reaches incredible speeds of up to 4.3GHz out of the box
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 graphics with a maximum boost clock of up to 1974MHz
ROG G703 features the innovative Anti-Dust Cooling (ADC) system that enables it to rid itself of harmful dust and particles.
ASUS NovaGo

This week at CES, ASUS is also showing the NovaGo they announced last month in Hawaii – a gigabit-LTE-capable laptop designed for truly connected mobility, providing you with an always-on, always-connected experience with Windows 10. This ultrathin and light convertible laptop is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 Mobile PC platform, and features a gigabit Snapdragon X16 LTE modem for lightning-fast download speeds of up to 1Gbps — 3X to 7X-faster than average broadband speeds. It has up to a 22-hour battery life with over 30 days of modern standby, and a built-in eSIM* or Nano SIM that ensures seamless connectivity across borders.
The latest premium-tier Snapdragon 835 Mobile PC platform is designed to provide blazing-fast connectivity and exceptional on-the-go power efficiency.
NovaGo runs Windows 10 S natively and provides you with a secure and familiar Windows experience, including the Start menu and features such as Windows Ink, fast and secure password-free login with Windows Hello and your digital personal assistant, Cortana. Windows 10 S runs verified apps from Microsoft Store, which provide a seamless and secure experience.
Please visit press.asus.com to learn more about everything ASUS announced today, and read more of our news out of CES here!
*eSIM availability may vary by countries.
**Cortana available in select markets.

Always Connected PCs enable a new culture of work

Throughout the history of personal computing, a steady wave of progress has changed how we interact with technology in both our work and personal lives. Microsoft and our partners have led many of these shifts in technology like enabling the original mobile computer – the laptop, navigating with touch, signing in with your face, detaching screens from keyboards, exploring mixed reality, and storing your files in the cloud. We are again at the beginning of another major technology shift: the ability to be connected anytime, anywhere with Always Connected PCs that are instantly on, always connected with incredible battery life.
Terry Myerson, Windows and Devices Group Executive Vice President, shares his personal experience with Always Connected PCs at the Qualcomm Snapdragon Summit.
New Always Connected PCs unveiled
Last year at this time, I was with many of our hardware partners at the WinHEC event in Shenzhen, China, where we painted a new vision for connected computing with built-in LTE connectivity, devices that are instantly on and battery life that went beyond hours into days and weeks. We also set a goal for us to begin delivering on this promise within one year.
Today, at the Qualcomm Snapdragon Tech Summit, I stood with Cristiano Amon, President of Qualcomm Chips, and we delivered on the promise that we made then. Along with our hardware partners HP and ASUS, we showed the world the first full-featured Always Connected PCs on the Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset running Windows 10 and a new, optimized version of Office 365. ASUS and HP have worked hand in hand with us to deliver on pushing the boundaries of what a PC can do, and we continue to work closely with Lenovo as they build their own Always Connected PC.
ASUS NovaGo is the world’s first Gigabit LTE laptop, with superfast download speeds allowing users to download a 2-hour movie in just 10 seconds. Powered by a Qualcomm® Snapdragon 835 Mobile PC platform with X16 LTE, the NovaGo is always on, always connected with a battery supporting 30 days of standby and 22 hours of active use.
The HP ENVY x2, an Always Connected PC, combines the best of a smartphone experience with the best of a Windows PC. Impossibly thin and incredibly durable, the HP ENVY x2 offers lightning-fast 4G LTE2 and Wi-Fi. With up to 20 hours of active use battery life, the detachable PC provides flexibility and connectivity to perform daily tasks while on the go.
Instantly on, Always Connected, and a week of battery life is liberating
One of the favorite parts of my job is trying out new products. Seeing the innovation, understanding how all the components work together, how it looks and feels, and ultimately how the customer will experience the product.
For the last few months, I have been using an Always Connected PC, running on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon platform. In the last week, I watched the movie Moana with my daughter, worked in PowerPoint, browsed the web every day, reviewed budgets in Excel, checked email while waiting to pick up my son from soccer, marked up a few PDFs with Ink, played some games on the plane – all of this without plugging in my power cord all week.
The PC is fast and responsive when I am using it and quickly goes into standby being incredibly battery efficient when I’m not using it.

This new Always Connected PC is ultrathin, beautifully designed, running Windows 10 and a new, optimized version of Office 365. But beyond the full experiences you’d expect in a PC, this new Always Connected PC has fundamentally transformed how I work, because of three significant advantages over my other PCs.
The screen is instantly on whenever I pick up the device. I never have to wait for it to wake up, it’s just on.
Being always connected wherever I am whether I am in the car, airport or coffee shop, always being connected just feels like the most natural, safe and secure way to work with teams and be creative.
Lastly, the battery life is just awesome! I am finding myself charging it once a week. When I was using a wearable that needed to charge every day, I didn’t really rely on it. Once I moved to a Fitbit that only needed charging once a week that was game changing for me. Not carrying around power cords is liberating.
Once you start using this new category of PCs that are instantly on, always connected with a week of battery life and the full Windows 10 experience, you can really feel what a big shift this will be for consumers.
Always Connected PCs enable a new culture of work with better security at a lower cost
Always Connected PCs also have three huge benefits for organizations
New culture of work: IT is always thinking about the culture of work they enable through the technology they choose: how a given device enables teams to collaborate and be productive. The Always Connected PC is a cultural shift, enabling teams to work effectively, whether they are on a corporate campus, visiting customers or on the bus commuting, freeing a real constraint on the creativity of employees today.
Better security: IT also must manage increasing security threats and is responsible for protecting an organization’s information. Security has been a huge focus for Windows 10. But there are still these public Wi-Fi hotspots out there, which every day unknowing users connect to and could put hackers in control of the data coming and going to their device, potentially enabling hackers to steal corporate data and invade user privacy. The Always Connected PC is real security progress enabling safe connectivity everywhere, bypassing untrusted networks.
Lower costs: Today IT organizations are spending millions of dollars installing, updating and maintaining Wi-Fi antennas and repeaters throughout their buildings, and upgrading those every few years to make them even faster. At the same time, mobile operators have invested billions in building fast 4G networks. The United States alone is now 98% covered by 4G. And mobile operators have now embarked on even faster 5G network build outs that will be even faster.
Just like IT is now leveraging the massive investments in cloud compute and storage in data centers like Microsoft Azure, moving networking to the cloud will lower IT costs. Today’s global mobile operators are professionally maintaining, managing and updating their networks with massive investments in speed and security. Always Connected PCs are key for IT leaders to unlock the benefits of this global networking and provide employees with a modern workplace they want at a lower cost.
With the introduction of the Always Connected PC, IT now must ask themselves: how can they leverage the public networks of Sprint, AT&T, Orange, and others – and reduce their investment in their private antennas – to give employees faster connectivity at a lower cost than they enjoy today?
For IT, the Always Connected PC enables a new culture of work, a real step forward in security and an opportunity for massive cost savings, as the local network moves to the cloud. More on this shift is detailed in Accelerating the Move to the Cloud with Always Connected Computing.
Always Connected PCs are modern Windows 10 devices with Windows Hello, touch, pen and Ink, with thin, light, elegant designs that are more secure, instantly on, always connected with a week of battery life. When I think about organizations and whether they are going to leverage the massive networks of mobile operators and adopt these new PCs – the answer is simple: It is not a matter of if, it’s a matter of when and how fast all mobile PCs become Always Connected PCs.
Terry
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IFA 2017: ASUS announces Windows Mixed Reality headset and new laptops with Windows 10

Let’s take a closer look at these devices:
ASUS Windows Mixed Reality Headset

The ASUS Windows Mixed Reality headset is powered by Windows 10 and designed to bring you immersive real-world and virtual experiences. It features a beautifully unique design with a pattern of hundreds of 3D polygons and a glossy tone-on-tone effect. Weighing under 400g (less than one pound) and featuring a balanced-crown design that 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 innovative inside-out tracking with two built-in front-facing tracking cameras with 6 degrees-of-freedom (6DoF) position tracking. The ASUS Windows Mixed Reality headset doesn’t need external sensors or additional software, making the initial setup simple so you’re up and running in minutes.
ZenBook Flip 14

ZenBook Flip 14 (UX461) is an extremely thin 2-in-1 laptop with high-performance discrete graphics. Only 13.9mm thin and weighing just 1.4kg, ZenBook Flip 14 features a 360° touch screen and ASUS Pen support, which allow you to do everything from drawing on and highlighting web pages in Microsoft Edge, to drawing on your memories in the Photos app or adding notes to your map route with Windows Ink.
Other features include:
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
14-inch NanoEdge Full HD display
Up to 13 hours of battery life
Equipped with a fingerprint sensor for quick and secure one-touch login with Windows Hello
Available in two stylish colors: Icicle Gold and Slate Grey
VivoBook Flip 14

The all-new VivoBook Flip 14 (TP401) is a 14-inch convertible laptop that is just 15.4mm thin and weighs 1.5kg. The device features a NanoEdge design that fits a 14-inch Full HD display into a frame that is the size of a typical 13-inch laptop, giving VivoBook Flip 14 a 74.3 percent screen-to-body ratio and a larger display area for more immersive viewing. The Full HD display has 178˚ wide-view technology and can be used as a laptop, tablet, or anything in between. The 7th Generation Intel Core i7 processor that powers VivoBook Flip 14 provides powerful, energy-efficient performance. VivoBook Flip 14 has a clever fanless design that keeps noise levels down, even at full power, so you can conduct presentations or watch movies without distractions. ASUS Pen support enables intuitive interactivity with Windows Ink.
ZenBook Flip 15

The all-new ZenBook Flip 15 (UX561) is a powerful and versatile 2-in-1 laptop designed with the convenience and versatility of a 360°-rotatable 15.6-inch display in a stunning new design that is easy to carry anywhere.
Other features include:
The latest 8th Generation Intel Core i7 processor and up to 16GB of fast, 2400MHz DDR4 RAM to deliver up to 2X faster performance than the previous model.
Gaming-grade NVIDIA GTX1050 graphics, up to a 2TB HDD and 512GB SSD, USB-C ports with Thunderbolt 3 and a powerful quad-speaker Harman Kardon audio system.
NanoEdge 4K UHD or Full HD touchscreen display has 178° wide-view technology and precision-stylus support, perfect for drawing on and highlighting web pages in Microsoft Edge or using with Windows Ink.
Available in two colors: Smoky Grey and Pure Silver.
ZenBook 13
The new ZenBook 13 (UX331) is an elegant 13-inch notebook with a stunning crystal-like finish and a sophisticated modern design that places it in a class of its own.
Just 13.9mm thin, weighs only 1.12kg and features a slim-bezel 4K UHD NanoEdge touch screen
High-performance NVIDIA GeForce MX150 GPU
Powered by the latest 8th Generation Intel Core i7 processor — which can be boosted to 3.7GHz when needed — with 16GB RAM and a 1TB PCIe SSD
VivoBook S14

VivoBook S14 (S410) is a stylish 14-inch thin-and-light laptop that has an 18.8mm profile and weighs just 1.3kg, perfect for those who are constantly on the go. A premium Icicle Gold or Star Grey finish provides stylish looks and a NanoEdge display with a slim 7.8mm bezel gives users a larger display area for more immersive viewing. VivoBook S14 is powered by the latest 8th Generation Intel Core i7-8550U processor with up to 16GB DDR4 memory and NVIDIA GeForce MX150 graphics.
ROG Chimera gaming laptop

ROG Chimera gaming laptop with an ultra-responsive 144Hz wide-view display and a 7ms gray-to-gray response time, delivering smooth and seamless visuals never seen before on a laptop. It’s powered by Windows 10 and the latest unlocked Intel Core i7-7820HK processor and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 graphics.
ROG Chimera brings together the best of laptop and console gaming: take advantage of Xbox Play Anywhere and enjoy built-in support for Xbox Wireless, which allows you to connect your favorite Xbox accessories to the PC without the need for multiple adapters, and without having to swap controllers when switching between console and PC.
With the Windows 10 Creators Update, the ROG Chimera arrives equipped with native, live game streaming through the Game bar with Mixer, Game Mode, to battle system resource contention, your gaming community through the Xbox app, DirectX 12 support, and more.
ROG Strix XG35VQ curved monitor
The brand-new ROG Strix XG35VQ is a 35-inch UWQHD (3440×1440) curved monitor with a 100Hz refresh rate, Adaptive-Sync technology and a 21:9 aspect ratio. It features Aura Sync lighting on the back that can be synchronized with in-game audio, or with Aura Sync-enabled PC components, keyboards and mice — allowing for limitless customization possibilities.
The brand-new ROG Strix XG35VQ is a 35-inch UWQHD (3440×1440) curved monitor with a 100Hz refresh rate, Adaptive-Sync technology and a 21:9 aspect ratio. It features Aura Sync lighting on the back that can be synchronized with in-game audio, or with Aura Sync-enabled PC components, keyboards and mice — allowing for limitless customization possibilities.
Learn more about everything ASUS announced today, and head over to this page on the Windows Blog to follow along with more coming out of IFA.