ASUS has showcased its latest lineup of lifestyle innovations at the ASUS Media Lounge at CES 2017 in Las Vegas. Featured products include ProArt PA32U, the world’s first 32-inch direct-lit LED 4K UHD high-dynamic-range (HDR) monitor; Designo Curve MX38VQ, a 37.5‑inch ultra-wide QHD monitor with a 2300R curvature; and the ASUS HiveSpot and HiveDot Mesh Wi-Fi System for reliable, ultra-fast and secure whole-home wireless coverage. Other ASUS innovations on show include the latest mini PCs, such as the VivoMini UN65U, and the VivoMini VC66 and VM65 Series.
ProArt PA32U monitor
The 32-inch ASUS ProArt PA32U is the world’s first professional direct-lit LED 4K UHD HDR monitor, delivering breathtaking levels of detail. It has a full-array LED backlight with the all-new ASUS LED-driving technology, featuring 384 LED zones and capable of a peak brightness of 1,000cd/m2, which offers a wide range of dynamic luminance for a much richer, nuanced image. The use of quantum dot technology provides a wide color gamut, enabling ProArt PA32U to deliver 99.5% Adobe RGB, 85% Rec. 2020, 100% sRGB and 95% DCI-P3 color-space performance for high-end video-editing and production.
ProArt PA32U has a 40Gbps Thunderbolt 3-enabled USB 3.1 Gen 2 port with DisplayPort 1.2 support. These ports also enable display daisy-chaining, which allows users to connect two 4K UHD displays for increased productivity and more versatile viewing.
Also available in the professional and stylish ProArt Series is the 27-inch ASUS ProArt PA27AQ. Designed for creative professionals, it has a WQHD (2560 x 1440) panel with a 100% sRGB gamut. ProArt PA27AQ also incorporates Thunderbolt 3 for unbelievably fast 40Gbps data transfers.
Both ProArt monitors feature the exclusive ASUS ProArt Calibration Technology, which includes color-accuracy tuning and uniformity compensation for easy monitor calibration. It offers overall data-mapping, correlation and calibration, and saves all the color parameter profiles on the display’s internal scaler IC chip instead of the PC, so users do not have to recalibrate settings whenever the display is hooked up to different devices.
Designo Curve MX38VQ
The latest generation of ASUS Designo Curve MX Series includes the ASUS Designo Curve MX38VQ, a 37.5-inch curved monitor with a frameless 2300R curvature and an ultra-wide QHD (3840 x 1600) IPS panel. Every point on the curved 21:9 aspect ratio display is equidistant to the viewer’s eyes, making for an even more immersive viewing experience.
In addition, MX38VQ features 8-watt stereo speakers incorporating Harman Kardon and ASUS SonicMaster audio technologies, as well as a Qi wireless charging pad on its stand for Qi-enabled devices. Its simple yet elegant design with a silver metallic finish, and a stunning sundial-inspired glass base, makes it a beautiful addition to any home or office workspace.
VivoMini PC UN65U
ASUS VivoMini UN65U is designed to deliver fully functional computing for the home or the office. It has a Good Design Award-winning design, with smoothly rounded edges, a Zen-inspired spun-metal-effect finish and weighs under 700g. VivoMini UN65U is powered by the latest 7th Generation Intel Core (‘Kaby Lake’) processors and comes with DDR4 RAM, which gives users a combination of exceptional performance and incredible energy efficiency.
This ultra-compact mini PC, in a 131 x 131 x 52mm chassis, features a dual-storage-bay design, which users can specify with up to a 1TB 2.5-inch hard disk drive (HDD), up to a 512GB M.2 solid-state drive (SSD), or a combination of both for added flexibility. M.2 support for a PCI Express SSD enables fast data transfer speeds of up to 10Gbit/s.
With 4K UHD, 802.11ac Wi-Fi and the ASUS-exclusive Media Streamer and Remote Go!, VivoMini is ideal for home theatre use and for connecting to a HDTV. It comes with an extensive array of connectivity options, and two front panel USB ports for easy access and 2X-faster device charging. UN65U can also be VESA-mounted on the back of a display to create an all-in-one PC for a tidy workstation.
UN65U features ASUS Business Manager – a one-stop suite of apps and functions designed to help small businesses owners easily update apps, drivers and BIOS. ASUS Business Manager lets users customize their BIOS logo, manage power settings, backup data for recovery, and active password-enabled USB locks.
ASUS VivoMini VM65 Series is designed to provide faster performance and stunning 4K UHD visuals while taking up as little space as possible. The higher-specification VivoMini VM65 is powered by up to a 7th Generation Intel Core i7 (‘Kaby Lake’) processor and features discrete NVIDIA GeForce 930M Optimus graphics for stunning videos, incredibly detailed photos and causal gaming.
Immersive ASUS SonicMaster-enhanced audio and DDR4 memory make the VivoMini VM65 Series an ideal choice for a daily computing platform or a powerful home entertainment hub. These mini PCs feature Vivo DualBay for flexible storage options. Users can choose 2.5-inch solid-state disks or hard disk drives to speed up the operating system or to provide plenty of storage for movie and music libraries. VivoMini VM65 Series also deliver superfast connectivity – thanks to USB 3.1 Gen 2 and 802.11ac Wi-Fi.