ASUS co-CEO Samson Hu today announced the latest lineup of laptops, displays and entertainment solutions at the Be Ahead virtual launch event during CES 2021. ASUS introduced a wide variety of new laptops at CES 2021, including ZenBook Pro Duo 15 OLED (UX582), ZenBook Duo 14 (UX482), VivoBook S14 (S435), ExpertBook B9 (B9400 vPro), Chromebook Flip CX5 (CX5500), Chromebook CX9 (CX9400), BR1100 for education and the TUF Dash gaming laptop. The new lineup pushes the boundaries of design and innovation to deliver ultimate mobile computing experiences.
“As a leader in the global PC industry, ASUS has decades of experience in creating remarkable innovations,” Mr. Hu explains. “This year’s lineup continues that legacy by elevating productivity and entertainment to new heights across a range of products, empowering users to achieve the incredible — to Be Ahead in an ever-changing world.”
“Intel’s 11th Gen Core processors and our joint platform efforts with ASUS across Intel Evo and vPro platforms offer the uncompromising performance, connectivity and foundations for innovation powering the latest PC experiences,” said Chris Walker, Corporate Vice President, Mobile Computing Platforms, Intel.
The latest releases include laptops, desktops, displays, networking and IoT solutions — all showcasing the upward trajectory of ASUS innovation and empowering consumers to achieve the incredible and to Be Ahead.
ZenBook Pro Duo 15 OLED (UX582)
ASUS ZenBook Pro Duo 15 OLED (UX582) is the next-generation, ultra-powerful 15-inch laptop that is equipped with the new tilting ASUS ScreenPad Plus, a full-width 4K secondary touchscreen that works seamlessly with the main 4K OLED HDR display for effortless multitasking. ZenBook Pro Duo 15 OLED offers groundbreaking performance that is backed by up to the latest generation Intel Core i9 processor and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 laptop GPU graphics. It is also validated as an NVIDIA Studio laptop — the ultimate laptop for content creators.
Expanding upon the original innovative design, ScreenPad Plus incorporates an auto-tilt mechanism that automatically raises the rear of the secondary display by 9.5° for improved readability and to reduce potential glare. ZenBook Pro Duo 15 OLED with the Intel Core i9 processor has the power and performance to drive cross-screen workflows using ScreenPad Plus and the main display. The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 GPU is powered by the NVIDIA Ampere architecture, delivering silky-smooth graphics and supercharging video-editing and 3D animation applications with the power of real-time ray tracing.
The full set of I/O ports features two Thunderbolt 3 USB-C ports, and the latest WiFi 6 (802.11ax) takes wireless speeds to the next level for ultra-smooth connections. Additionally, with a 1 TB PCIe 3.0 X 4 SSD and 32 GB of DDR4 RAM, ZenBook Pro Duo 15 OLED accelerates workflows and optimizes productivity.
The frameless screen design features a 93% screen-to-body ratio for more immersive visuals. The brilliant 4K OLED HDR touchscreen delivers ultra-vivid colors and deep blacks with a 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio, which is reflected by the VESA DisplayHDR True Black 500 certification. Also, the touchscreen is PANTONE Validated, ensuring superb color accuracy for graphics professionals.
ZenBook Duo 14 (UX482)
ASUS ZenBook Duo 14 (UX482) is a 14-inch Intel Evo-verified laptop (UX482EA only) that features ASUS ScreenPad Plus, the secondary touchscreen that works seamlessly with the main FHD NanoEdge display for effortless multitasking. ZenBook Duo 14 packs heavyweight performance into its slim, 16.9-mm profile with a powerful combination of 11th Generation Intel Core processors and Intel Iris Xe graphics or the option of NVIDIA GeForce MX450 discrete graphics (UX482EG).
ZenBook Duo 14 also features ASUS Intelligent Performance Technology, which works with the 11th Generation Intel processors to optimize performance: using Performance mode, users can enjoy a performance boost of up to 40% compared to a similar standard laptop. With the same auto-tilt mechanism as UX582, the secondary display on ZenBook Duo 14 is tilted by 7° for improved readability and to reduce potential glare. The laptop provides a superbly immersive viewing experience, offering ultraslim bezels, an expansive 93% screen-to-body ratio and a four-sided frameless NanoEdge display that is super-bright at up to 400 cd/m2. ZenBook Duo 14 is PANTONE Validated for professional-grade color accuracy and offers a wide 100% sRGB color gamut.
It is also TÜV Rheinland-certified for low blue light, so it is comfortable to use for long productivity sessions. Battery life has been boosted to an exceptional 17 hours for all-day productivity, and a USB-C Easy Charge feature offers versatile charging from either a USB-C Power Delivery-certified charger or any standard USB-C charger.
For easy connections to peripherals, ZenBook Duo 14 has comprehensive high-performance I/O connectivity, including a pair of the latest Thunderbolt 4 USB-C ports. These support Power Delivery and DisplayPort, and the 40 Gbps bandwidth enables users to connect an external 8K display or two 4K UHD displays. ZenBook Duo 14 also features WiFi 6 (802.11ax) that is enhanced with ASUS WiFi Master Premium technology.
Evolved user experiences on the new ZenBook Pro Duo 15 OLED and ZenBook Duo 14
Both ASUS ZenBook Pro Duo 15 OLED (UX582) and ZenBook Duo 14 (UX482) feature upgraded ScreenXpert 2 software, which introduces powerful and intuitive new features to streamline workflows. Both models also premiere ASUS Control Panel, a fully customizable app on ScreenPad Plus that revolutionizes creative workflows.
ASUS Control Panel gives users precise and intuitive control of creative apps, including brush-size adjustment, saturation, layer opacity and more. Control Panel currently works with Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom Classic, Premiere Pro and After Effects, and compatibility will be expanded in the near future. The stylus included with ZenBook Pro Duo 15 OLED and ZenBook Duo 14 enables yet another layer of interactivity for users, and ScreenPad Plus provides high-precision 4096 pressure-level stylus support for an ideal writing or drawing platform.
To ensure exceptional performance, ZenBook Pro Duo 15 OLED and ZenBook Duo 14 are engineered with the new Active Aerodynamic System Plus (AAS Plus), which uses the ErgoLift hinge and auto-tilting ScreenPad Plus to increase overall cooling airflow by up to 49%.
VivoBook S14 (S435)
The all-new VivoBook S14 (S435) is a stylish, ultralight 14-inch laptop that is Intel Evo-verified. The lightest 14-inch VivoBook model, it is a powerful companion for discovering, exploring and creating. With the latest 11th Generation Intel Core i7 processor with Intel Iris Xe graphics, 16 GB memory, and Intel Optane Memory H10, VivoBook S14 can handle any workload. Productivity is further enhanced by up to a 1 TB PCIe SSD that provides superfast storage for fast boot times and near-instant data access.
VivoBook S14 also incorporates the new ASUS Intelligent Performance Technology, which delivers up to a 40% performance boost while conserving battery life, enhancing cooling efficiency and ensuring quiet operations. The exterior of VivoBook S14 features classy diamond-cut edges, a sleek Deep Green all-metal chassis and the unique VivoBook lid logo. When the lid is opened, the bright yellow color-blocked Enter key takes center stage.
Its frameless four-sided NanoEdge display and a 90% screen-to-body ratio provide incredibly immersive visuals. The display is certified by TÜV Rheinland for low blue-light emissions, so it is easy on the eyes during extended use. At only 1.3 kg light with a sleek 15.9-mm profile, the ultrathin VivoBook S14 is designed for premium portability. To provide effortless on-the-go connectivity, VivoBook S14 features ultrafast Thunderbolt 4 USB-C ports that support fast charging, data transfers of up to 40 Gbps and connections with one external 8K or two 4K UHD monitors. There are also USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A and USB 2.0 ports as well as a microSD card reader, enabling users to easily connect peripherals, displays and projectors. WiFi 6 connectivity on VivoBook S14 delivers fast wireless speeds and ultra-smooth connections.
The all-new TUF Dash F15 gaming laptop is engineered to expand every gamer’s repertoire. Its super-slim design is lightweight and easy to carry, so it is ideal for on-the-go or around-the-house use. Up to an 11th Generation Intel Core i7 processor and a GeForce RTX 3070 laptop GPU blitz through games with power to spare for serious work. Also, the Dash F15 is topped off with a range of premium features that enhance its everyday user experience for gaming, entertainment and more.
A gaming panel with up to a 240 Hz refresh rate on the Dash F15 offers gamers the same edge as esports athletes, with a 3 ms response time that reduces motion blur to make fast-paced target tracking more precise. When gamers want to do more, a versatile Thunderbolt 4 port connects to everything from docks to external GPUs. An expansive battery offers up to 16.6 hours of video playback, so gamers can unplug and unwind anywhere and later reload with convenient USB-C charging.
Advanced cooling enables the Dash F15 to fit top-tier processors in a super-slim form factor. A substantial heat spreader and five copper heat pipes distribute thermal energy while dual fans channel air through four outlets that expel heat faster and with less noise than typical ultraslim designs. The N-Blade fans are specially sculpted to move more air, and these are made from a special liquid crystal polymer that makes enough space to fit 83 blades per fan and still ensure that each blade is strong enough to hold up at high rpms. The self-cleaning cooling module maintains long-term stability and performance by preventing build-up on critical components. Updated anti-dust tunnels are shorter to create more space for airflow around the fan while still redirecting particles away from crucial hardware.
Voice chat is crystal clear due to new Two-Way AI Noise-Cancelation technology. This advanced technology removes a broad range of unwanted background noise from both input and output audio, meaning that both the user’s voice and incoming communications are fuzz-free.
This fresh addition to the TUF Gaming portfolio takes military-grade durability to ultrathin new dimensions. Resilience against everything from everyday knocks and bumps to extreme temperatures lets users work and play wherever they want, worry-free. Whether charging to the frontlines of a favorite first-person shooter or adventuring in the great urban jungle, the Dash is a reliable ally for gamers to have by their side.
ExpertBook B9 (B9400 vPro)
ExpertBook B9 is the world’s lightest 14-inch business laptop, empowering business professionals to thrive in the modern world with leading-edge technology and features. Verified as an Intel Evo platform laptop, ExpertBook B9 delivers premium performance and responsiveness, efficient battery usage and stunning visuals. The 880 g model has a 33 Wh battery, and the 1005 g model has a 66 Wh battery with all-day battery life for continuous, portable productivity. ExpertBook B9 also meets the industry-leading MIL-STD 810H U.S. military test standard, which is more rigorous and demanding than ever, ensuring that the laptop can withstand the strains of the daily grind and on-the-go use.
With the rise of remote work, modern business professionals have increasing telecommuting needs. For exceptional remote work experiences, the new generation of ExpertBook B9 provides the latest Intel vPro Platform, which enables seamless data security and easy remote management by IT administrators. ExpertBook B9 is engineered with up to the latest 11th Generation Intel Core i7 processors with built-in Intel Iris Xe graphics for serious performance and visual excellence.
Ample storage in the form of up to dual 2 TB SSDs with for support RAID 0 and RAID 1 technology provides improved data reliability and faster operation. For superfast, stable connections, ExpertBook B9 features Intel WiFi 6 and ASUS WiFi Master Premium technology. In terms of security, ExpertBook B9 offers a Kensington NanoSaver lock for keeping the laptop physically secure, and an optional Trusted Platform Module (TPM) 2.0 chip stores passwords and encryption keys for added security. Also, an infrared camera and smart proximity sensor enable fast biometric face logins.
Each ZenBook, VivoBook and ExpertBook in the 2021 lineup is equipped with ASUS Two-Way AI Noise-Canceling technology to enhance communication experiences. AI Noise-Canceling technology employs machine learning to isolate unwanted noise from human speech for crystal-clear voice communication. ExpertBook B9 also features quick keys that enable fast, convenient sound and noise-cancelation control, plus Harman Kardon-certified speakers for exceptional sound.
Chromebook CX9 (CX9400)
ASUS Chromebook CX9 is built for empowering professionals with cloud-first operating systems and collaborative tools. Powered by an 11th Generation Intel Core i7 processor with Intel Iris Xe graphics, the Chromebook CX9 offers take-anywhere mobility that combines a lightweight chassis with nimble performance for exceptional remote work experiences.
Ultrafast WiFi 6, Harman Kardon-certified dual-speaker audio and an anti-glare FHD display offers an enhanced user experience to help optimize the workday, from anywhere. Additionally, the four-sided frameless 14-inch NanoEdge display on ASUS Chromebook CX9 provides an immersive, near edge-to-edge viewing experience for enhanced productivity.
ASUS Chromebook CX9 meets industry-leading MIL-STD 810H U.S. military test standards, and it features a durable, ultralight magnesium-alloy chassis that is 16 mm thin and around 1 kg light. Despite its thin profile, the laptop is loaded with I/O ports. These include cutting-edge Thunderbolt 4, as well as standard USB Type-A and HDMI outputs for comprehensive connectivity.
For business-grade protection, ASUS Chromebook CX9 is secure by design, offering Titan C security for storing sensitive information such as passwords and encryption keys. Furthermore, Chromebook CX9 automatically receives software updates every six weeks to ensure data is safeguarded with the latest protections. With Chrome OS, users enjoy uninterrupted workdays and increased productivity while IT overhead is reduced. Also, ASUS Chromebook CX9 comes with a fingerprint sensor for password-free login and a webcam shield for added protection.
ASUS BR1100 for Education
The 11-inch ASUS BR1100 is the ultimate learning companion with an ultra-tough chassis, intelligent features and an easy-to-manage design that is ideal for distance learning. BR1100 is built ready for everyday knocks and drops with an ultra-tough design that features a rubber bumper surrounding all four exterior edges, military-grade durability and a spill-resistant keyboard. With two designs to choose from — convertible and clamshell — students can enjoy the laptop design that suits them the best.
The convertible model features a garaged stylus to enhance taking notes and drawing, and multiple modes offer flexibility while learning. Additional designs to accommodate young learners include an antimicrobial keyboard frame and a TÜV Rheinland-certified display for eye protection. BR1100 leverages the all-new Intel Pentium Silver processor to deliver the performance for a smooth experience with apps and learning tools and the connectivity and graphics for distance learning.
The BR1100 also delivers this with the ASUS Two-Way AI Noise-Canceling Microphone and a noise-reducing camera for enhanced remote lesson experiences. It also provides ultrafast, stable WiFi 6 connections and includes a webcam shield and a microphone mute key for privacy. The 42 Wh battery enables all-day battery life, and a 4G LTE option provides mobile internet connections for added portability.
A full array of I/O ports are packed into BR1100 for comprehensive connectivity, including USB-C 3.2 Gen 2 and USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A ports, an HDMI slot and a microSD card reader. BR1100 offers 16 GB of RAM and the storage option of up to a 128 GB eMMC and a 1 TB M.2 SSD — perfect for large or growing collections of videos, music and school documents. For easy on-site servicing, ASUS BR1100 has a modular design that enables quick access to key components for enhancing the efficiency of IT maintenance and minimizing downtime.
Chromebook Flip CX5 (CX5500)
ASUS Chromebook Flip CX5 is a groundbreaking new laptop that expands the capabilities of Chromebooks for cloud entertainment. It is the first 15.6-inch Chromebook Flip to be powered by an 11th Generation Intel Core processor with Intel Iris Xe graphics, and the laptop features WiFi 6 connectivity, ASUS WiFi Stabilizer technology and dual Harman Kardon-certified speakers. With support for Google Stadia and NVIDIA GeForce NOW on Chromebook Flip CX5, users have access to a seemingly endless world of gaming.
Chromebook Flip CX5 is styled to appeal to a young generation of users who enjoy a minimalist style on a laptop for personal or work use. It incorporates a metallic design on an elegant Immersive White exterior that has a ceramic-like feel. The Obsidian Velvet texture of the palm rest area is silky-smooth for added comfort during extended use. The 57 Wh battery in Chromebook Flip CX5 provides battery life of up to 12 hours, and the laptop also delivers up to 16 GB of memory, storage of up to a 512 GB SSD and a microSD card slot for expandability.
Lenovo Launches 16-inch AI-Tuned Gaming Laptops
The newest 2023 Lenovo Legion lineup of battle-ready PCs, monitors, and accessories is unveiled, setting a new standard in PC gaming for 2023 that gives gamers the edge they need to top the leaderboards. Lenovo is harnessing the pure power of PC gaming with its new lineup for CES 2023, unlocking the freedom to dominate the battlefield with AI-tuned performance that lets gamers crush both framerates and the competition. Brand new for 2023 is the new Lenovo LA AI chip, the world’s first dedicated AI chip on a gaming laptop, installed on the new Lenovo Legion Pro 7 and 7i (16”, 8) laptops and the Lenovo Legion Pro 5 and 5i (16”, 8) laptops.
Lenovo AI Engine+, powered by the Lenovo LA AI chip, deploys a software machine learning algorithm to optimally tune system performance. The chip uses software machine learning, deployed through Lenovo Vantage, to help monitor in-game FPS and dynamically adjust for the highest performance output. Offering up to 15% higher TDP, this chip and machine learning software combo allow Legion Pro Series laptops to deliver higher performance compared to previous generations. Lenovo Legion Pro 7i and Lenovo Legion Pro 5 and 5i laptops also come with Tobii Horizon, providing gearless head tracking that gives players an extra level of immersion when playing their favorite games, as well as Tobii Aware.
On the desktop front, the new generation of Lenovo Legion towers stand at the pinnacle of extreme power and performance, with the newly unveiled Lenovo Legion Tower 7i (34L, 8) and Lenovo Legion Tower 5i (26L, 8) featuring up to 13th Gen Intel Core desktop processors and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 40 Series GPUs, while the new Lenovo Legion Tower 5 (26L, 8) features up to AMD Ryzen 9 processor and AMD Radeon RX 7000 series or NVIDIA GeForce RTX 40 Series GPUs. To round out the portfolio, Lenovo Legion’s newest monitors include the new 27-inch Lenovo Legion Y27f-30 FHD and 27-inch Lenovo Legion Y27qf-30 QHD displays that are engineered to meet the demands of gamers and content creators alike.
Every Lenovo Legion PC comes with Windows 11 as well as a 3-month subscription to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, so gamers can jump into the fray from the get-go. Audio on the new Legion line-up feature Nahimic by SteelSeries, providing an extra edge through immersive 3D audio that lets gamers hear teammates more clearly while adding to the spatial awareness so key to topping the leaderboards. Players who stream will appreciate the easily-adjustable balancing and EQ controls, keeping the focus where it needs to be—on the win.
The Lenovo Vantage software application offers an additional all-in-one suite of tools, including real-time performance dashboards, overclocking controls, as well as intelligent fan controls with a new custom fan mode that allows gamers to eke out every edge over the competition. Also bundled with every Lenovo Legion device is Legion Arena, which consolidates owned games from multiple platforms for gamers to search their entire library from one place to quickly find the game they want to play.
Legion Ultimate Support is also available for people who want 24/7 access to advanced technical support performed by experts with game-specific knowledge to help gamers get the most out of their Lenovo Legion devices, with remote solutions available as well as next business day onsite support. “Lenovo Legion is blazing a new path to the peak of gaming performance, leveraging chip-powered AI and machine learning to push framerates even higher, giving gamers the ultimate edge,” said Ouyang Jun, Lenovo’s Vice President and General Manager of the Consumer Business Segment, Intelligent Devices Group. “Lenovo’s newest Legion devices set a new standard in smarter, higher output gaming.”
Lenovo Legion Pro 7i and Lenovo Legion Pro 7
The powerhouse 16-inch Lenovo Legion Pro 7i and Lenovo Legion Pro 7—the world’s most powerful AI-Tuned 16-inch gaming laptops1—empower gamers looking for an edge to choose their path to greatness. They come equipped with an option of the latest 13th Gen Intel Core processors or AMD Ryzen 7000 Series processors, and up to the latest NVIDIA GeForce RTX 40 Series Laptop GPUs.
This top-tier internals can run harder for longer thanks to Lenovo Legion’s ColdFront 5.0 with Hybrid Thermals, with an extra-wide Vapor Chamber that covers both CPU and GPU on NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 and RTX 4080 Laptop GPUs, or a dedicated CPU vapor chamber with hybrid heat piping for NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPUs. CPUs are kept cool with a liquid metal infusion, which means zero throttling, while heat is expelled through the massive exhaust vents on the rear and sides of the chassis, totaling out to 235W of TDP. The Lenovo LA AI chip that powers Lenovo AI Engine+ pushes performance even farther, maximizing frames-per-second for an incredible gaming experience.
All this graphical wizardry means that every frame of an epic win streak is displayed in lightning-fast, crisp detail on the Lenovo PureSight Gaming Display with a 16:10 WQXGA 2560×1600 display that supports up to a 240Hz variable refresh rate. Harness this power at the fingertips with the Lenovo Legion TrueStrike keyboard, backlit by Lenovo Legion Spectrum per-key RGB customizable lighting. For those on the go, the up to 99.99Whr Super Rapid Charge battery, the largest battery allowed on a plane, and quick charging6 keep the game going. Everything is housed in between the all-metal top and bottom covers, available in Onyx Grey.
Lenovo Legion Pro 5i and Lenovo Legion Pro 5
When there can only be one PC to handle all-day work and play, look no further than the 16-inch Lenovo Legion Pro 5i and Lenovo Legion Pro 5. Its esports styling hints at the gaming powerhouse at its heart, available with either a 13th Gen Intel Core or AMD Ryzen 7000 Series processor and up to an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU that empowers winners to compete at the highest levels. Internals are kept cool thanks to Lenovo Legion’s ColdFront 5.0, which uses massive exhaust and intake systems, a turbo-charged dual fan system, phase-change thermal compound, and advanced hybrid heat pipes to move more air out through the incredibly efficient exhaust vents, keeping gaming sessions quiet and cool.
The Lenovo LA AI chip monitors CPU and GPU load to dynamically adjust heat management and squeeze out even more performance from the internals. The Lenovo LA1 chip settings can be fine-tuned through Lenovo Vantage, providing full control over fans, overclocking controls, and other features needed to take full advantage of the 200W total TGP to mop up the competition on and off the arena floor.
This epic graphical output from under the Lenovo Legion Pro 5i and Lenovo Legion Pro 5’s hood is brought to life on the 16-inch Lenovo PureSight Gaming Display at 16:10 WQXGA with up to 240Hz variable refresh rate, while the Lenovo Legion Spectrum 4-zone RGB TrueStrike keyboard immerses the user even further into the action. For a sleeker look, the TrueStrike keyboard is also available in white backlighting. The Lenovo Legion Pro 5 has a Super Rapid Charge Pro 80Whr battery6 to power computing in the classroom or on the commute. This entire loadout is housed in between a metal top cover and a polymer bottom cover available in either Onyx Grey or Abyss Blue7.
Lenovo Legion Tower 7i
There’s no door that can hold it back—this beast is here, and it is built for extreme power and performance. For those looking to kit out their home battle stations, the newest generation 34L Lenovo Legion Tower 7i dominates the gaming skyline with up to the latest 13th Gen Intel Core processors, imbuing the machine beyond performance with the power to do it all. Bringing virtual worlds to life is NVIDIA GeForce RTX 40 Series GPU options that deliver top-of-the-line framerates, ultra-low latency, and ray tracing that allow gamers and creators alike to experience revolutionary new ways to game, stream, and create. With up to 64GB of 5600Mhz DDR5 RAM to edge out the competition, gaming performance is snappier even under intense multitasking loads.
The power these processors put out is pushed to an extreme, thanks to the larger VRM heatsink, up to six powerful-but-quiet ARGB fans, a 3D patterned airflow-amplifying front bezel, and an optional liquid cooling system that adds up to a legendary 260W TDP. This tear-inducing graphics performance is complemented by brand-new, fully customizable Lenovo Legion 12-ARGB lighting effects on full display through the tempered glass side panel that screams one’s in it to win it – with up to 6TB (3x 2TB SSD) that can store over 1000 AAA titles locally, nestled above a 1200W PSU8 that powers the entire rig.
The Lenovo Legion Tower 7i’s chassis is available in Storm Grey, and sports easy-access 2x USB-A 3.2 ports, 2x USB-A 2.0 ports, and 2x Audio jacks on its front. On the back are 4x USB-A 3.2 ports, 2x USB-A 2.0 ports, 1 USB-C (20Gbps), and 1 USB-A 3.2 (10Gbps) port, as well as an RJ45 and stereo audio jacks.
Lenovo Legion Tower 5i and Lenovo Legion Tower 5
The 26L Lenovo Legion Tower 5i and Lenovo Legion Tower 5 desktop PCs are built to bring the future of gaming to the home battle station. Pick the path to blazingly fast performance with the Lenovo Legion Tower 5i’s 13th Gen Intel Core desktop processors coupled with NVIDIA GeForce RTX 40 Series GPUs, or the Lenovo Legion Tower 5’s AMD Ryzen 7000 series desktop processor paired with either NVIDIA GeForce RTX 40 Series or AMD Radeon RX 7000 series graphics, and up to 32GB 5600Mhz DDR5 RAM, and up to 2x 1TB SSD all brought to life via an 850W 90% modular PSU.
No matter the loadout, the new Lenovo Legion Tower 5i and Lenovo Legion Tower 5 can handle everything from AAA titles to esports with gusto, while staying cool and quiet like a whisper thanks to up to five ARGB lighting-equipped quiet fans that push more hot air out faster through the enmeshed front bezels of the chassis, with an optional toolless glass side panel to want to bask in the RGB light of victory. The Lenovo Legion Tower 5i and Lenovo Legion Tower 5 are available in Storm Grey with two easy-access USB-A 3.2 (5Gbps) ports and one combo audio jack on the front.
For gamers looking for higher esports performance resolutions, refresh rates, and response times, look no further than the 27-inch Lenovo Legion Y27qf-30 and Lenovo Legion Y27f-30 monitors. Both models feature Eyesafe® Certified 2.0 Natural Low Blue Light technology to help reduce eyestrain and maintain eye health.
The Lenovo Legion Y27qf-30 QHD monitor’s 2560×1440 display has a 0.5ms response time10, and a 240Hz refresh rate overclockable to 250Hz. AMD FreeSync Premium and Adaptive-Sync support ensure a gaming experience free of screen tearing. The Lenovo Legion Y27qf-30’s IPS panel’s 125% sRGB, 95% DCI-P3 color gamut, 1.07b color support, 10bit color depth, Delta E ≦2 color accuracy, and VESA-certified HDR 400 brightness render true colors and excellent brightness and contrast. Their 2x 3W speakers add to the atmosphere of the game worlds being explored. The display’s ergonomic design features a phone holder on the base.
The 27-inch Lenovo Legion Y27f-30 FHD monitor’s 1920×1080 display likewise delivers smooth gaming performance at an accessible price, with a 240Hz refresh rate overclockable to 280Hz, AMD FreeSync Premium, and Adaptive Sync support. The IPS panel’s 113% sRGB, 90.7% DCI-P3 color gamut, Delta E ≦2 color accuracy, and VESA-certified HDR 400 brightness provide vivid color reproduction and contrast that bring games to life.
ASUS Debuts New Solutions For Business Executives and K-12 Students at CES 2023
At CES 2023, ASUS unveiled two new commercial solutions —ASUS ExpertBook B9 OLED (B9403CVA) for elite business executives and the ASUS BR1102 series (BR1102C and BR1102F) for the education sector. These new, sustainably-designed solutions enable nonstop productivity and hybrid learning, delivering an incredible future in business and education.
ExpertBook B9 OLED provides business executives with an ultra-lightweight, premium design that does not compromise on performance, durability, or security. The rugged and reliable ASUS BR1102 boasts military-grade durability, a TÜV-certified dynamic display with anti-glare and wide-view, and a compact, modular design that enables young K-12 learners to study, stream and play continuously. As ASUS continues to innovate a sustainable future, these two new commercial solutions embody new design and manufacturing practices that reduce environmental impact and carbon footprint.
ExpertBook B9 OLED (B9403CVA)
With business executives traveling and shifting workplaces more than ever, ExpertBook B9 OLED is the ultimate lightweight, premium solution for on-the-move executives. The device delivers premium quality and design while remaining one of the lightest 14-inch business laptops in the world — lighter even than many 13-inch laptops on the market. Made of premium magnesium-lithium alloy, the lightest metal alloy on the planet, its ultralight and durable design feature key upgrades that make it the perfect travel partner for the elite business executive.
While lightweight, ExpertBook B9 OLED still packs in the top-notch performance, security, and durability feature that executives have come to expect. Whether reviewing reports or creating infographics for business proposals, ExpertBook B9 OLED is the ultimate business laptop. Complete with the latest 13th Generation Intel Core vPro processor and up to 64 GB of memory, plus a smart-cooling system to increase performance by 36%, ExpertBook B9 OLED provides quick and responsive computing performance with enterprise-grade manageability. Windows 11 Pro and multiple layers of security including optional TPM 2.0 keep data secure and protect privacy.
The improved webcam, speaker, and microphone array enable high-quality video calls; and the OLED display with a 16:10 aspect ratio and 90% screen-to-body ratio provides vivid color, low blue-light emissions, and an immersive visual experience. US MIL-STD-810H and ASUS durability tested, ExpertBook B9 OLED provides business executives with the leading advantage when it comes to on-the-go computing. It’s also loaded with little extras to boost every user experience, including a touchpad that’s 26.8% bigger than before — enhancing both navigation and control.
And as with all ASUS solutions announced at CES 2023, ExpertBook B9 OLED was designed with sustainability at the forefront. The manufacturing process not only creates increased rigidity but also reduces material waste by 29% and production time by up to 75% to maximize energy efficiency and further reduce environmental impact. With the efforts of environmentally friendly materials and increased energy efficiency among others, the device is expected to be EPEAT Gold verified and exceed ENERGY STAR standards.
ASUS BR1102 series (BR1102C and BR1102F)
Students rely on durable yet flexible laptops to stay productive and succeed in today’s hybrid learning environments. While on the go between home, school, and after-school activities, ASUS BR1102, available in both traditional clamshell and 360° convertible forms, is a reliable companion for the modern K-12 student. Its compact 11.6-inch rugged design fits in any backpack and can withstand drops, bumps, and everyday wear and tear. Passing military-grade testing for durability, BR1102 features a spill-resistant keyboard, tamper- and scratch-resistant exterior, reinforced components, a wraparound rubber bumper, and an easy grip.
Built to engage students wherever they’re learning, BR1102’s education-first features make remote learning easy and fun. With a 12th Generation Intel Core processor and Windows 11 Education, up to 10 hours of battery life, high-speed connectivity, a noise-reducing camera, a webcam shield, and a 13 MP world-facing camera, students will be set up for success every day of the week.
BR1102 is also built to last with a low-maintenance, sustainable design, minimizing troubleshooting and administration for IT teams and maximizing environmental benefits. Uniform screws mean reduced part loss and the modular design makes it flexible in various learning environments. Expandable dual storage for large learning files, a TÜV-certified display, and long battery life ensure students stay connected and in the know about their lessons throughout the day. And as an added benefit, the keyboard featuring ASUS Antimicrobial Guard is verified by ISO standards to inhibit the growth of bacteria by over 99% over a 24-hour period, helping to keep laptop surfaces clean and sanitary.
ASUS Computer International President Benjamin Yeh said, “ASUS is committed to driving progress toward a more sustainable future and creating a net-zero enterprise by using our technological leadership, data-driven rigor, and human-centered philosophy. With the new ExpertBook B9 OLED and BR1102, business executives and students alike benefit from efficient energy usage that reduces their carbon footprint. Beyond the product design, ASUS is also building these products sustainably, with supply, manufacturing, and materials practices that move us closer to our sustainability goals in 2023 and beyond.”
ASUS Republic of Gamers Launches Gaming Monitors, Routers, and Gaming Accessories at CES 2023
ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) has announced a wide range of exclusive performance-focused products during the For Those Who Dare: Maxed Out virtual launch event for CES 2023. During the event, ROG showcased multiple product premieres, including impressively fast and stunning displays, powerhouse laptops with latest-gen processors and graphics, faster-than-ever routers, and a wide variety of peripherals to complete the most maxed-out gaming setups. This wide array of innovations includes the ROG Swift Pro PG248QP and ROG Swift OLED PG27AQDM gaming displays; the ROG Azoth gaming keyboard; the ROG Raikiri Pro PC controller; the ROG Destrier Ergo gaming chair; the ROG G22CH gaming desktop; and much more.
During the show, ROG revealed what the future holds for gamers, with the ROG Swift Pro PG248QP, the world’s fastest 540 Hz gaming monitor, redefining smooth gaming experiences; and the ROG Swift OLED PG27AQDM, the first ROG 27-inch 1440p OLED gaming monitor with superfast 240 Hz refresh rate and 0.03 ms response time, for stunning visuals, fast panel, and instant response.
In addition, ROG debuted the world’s first quad-band WiFi 7 gaming router, the ROG Rapture GT-BE98, with speeds up to 25,000 Mbps, which is 160% faster with 20% higher peak data rates than the previous generation. ROG also introduced the new ROG Azoth, a 75% gaming keyboard with premium DIY features for those who are more hands-on with their gear. This year, again, ROG and Aim Lab, trainers of millions of FPS gamers around the world, have teamed up to create new peripherals that are raising the bar for esports gaming. This includes the ROG Harpe Ace Aim Lab Edition gaming mouse and ROG Hone Ace Aim Lab Edition gaming mouse pad. And, there is the ROG Raikiri Pro PC Controller, with unlimited customization, plus the versatile ROG Destrier Ergo Gaming Chair.
ROG Swift Pro PG248QP: World’s First 540 Hz Gaming Monitor
The ROG Swift Pro PG248QP is the world’s first 540 Hz gaming monitor. We reached this performance milestone thanks to the new esports TN (E-TN) technology, which offers 60% faster response times than standard TN panels, enabling superfast refresh rates and astounding clarity. It features a new stand design with retractable and locked claws to create a much smaller base footprint to free up more desktop space for pro gamers.
The 24.1-inch FHD (1920 x 1080) monitor with an ultrafast 540 Hz (OC) refresh rate is designed for professional gamers and immersive gameplay. The G-SYNC processor includes a built-in NVIDIA Reflex Analyzer that captures end-to-end system latency to deliver the very best gaming experience. Additionally, the built-in ESS DAC provides surround sound, as well as gunshot and footstep enhancements that provide near-zero audio latency.
ROG Swift OLED PG27AQDM: 1440p Endgame Monitor
The ROG Swift OLED PG27AQDM is the first ROG 1440p OLED gaming monitor with a superfast 240 Hz refresh rate and 0.03 ms response time. It comes with an anti-glare micro-texture coating to reduce reflections for a better viewing experience in all lighting conditions, and it offers 1,000 nits peak brightness.
The thermal design of the cooling system has been greatly improved to help reduce burn-in. It has a custom heatsink and a new internal layout to improve cooling. Internal airflow has been optimized and the top air vents are larger for improved heat dissipation. Heat is dissipated more evenly across the rear of the monitor. The average temperature is 5% lower compared to other 27-inch OLED gaming monitors.
Intelligent voltage optimization ensures consistent luminance for each pixel by controlling the amount of voltage applied to it. ROG worked closely with the panel maker to determine the correlation between OLED brightness, voltage level, and operational temperature. A smart algorithm coded for the panel optimizes voltage based on temperature changes to ensure consistent brightness across the panel.
The ROG Swift OLED PG27AQDM also comes with Uniform Brightness, which keeps the illuminance level even when white windows change dramatically. Plus, the new DisplayWidget Center software makes it easy to use a mouse to change system functions and OLED settings via an intuitive interface.
ROG Rapture GT-BE98: World’s First Quad-Band WiFi 7 Gaming Router
ROG Rapture GT-BE98 is the world’s first quad-band WiFi 7 gaming router. Leveraging the full potential of WiFi 7 with 320 MHz channel support in the 6 GHz bands, it delivers up to 160% faster speeds than the previous generation. In addition, with 4K QAM modulation that can pack more data into transmissions, peak data rates are up to 20% higher, delivering incredible speeds of up to 25,000 Mbps. Furthermore, two additional revolutionary features, Multi-Link Operation and Multi-RU Puncturing allow the GT-BE98 to deliver more efficient and reliable wireless connections.
Multi-link operation simultaneously transmits across different bands and channels to increase throughput to the device, lower the latency, and improve reliability. Multi-RU puncturing segments a wide channel bandwidth into smaller units, enabling puncturing to eliminate interference for the remaining bandwidth and increase efficiency. Gamers can enjoy up to 10X faster data-transfer speeds for bandwidth-demanding tasks with one 10 Gbps WAN/LAN port and two 10 Gbps LAN ports. In addition, for gamers who live in larger homes, the exclusive ASUS RangeBoost Plus improves signal range and overall coverage. And, ROG-exclusive triple-level game acceleration offers fantastic gaming experiences.
ROG Harpe Ace Aim Lab Edition Gaming Mouse
ROG and Aim Lab, trainers of millions of FPS gamers around the world, have teamed up to create new peripherals that help players unleash their gaming potential. The ROG Harpe Ace Aim Lab Edition wireless gaming mouse is made for esports athletes and aspiring gaming professionals.
Designed for competitive FPS gaming, this ultralight 54-gram mouse has an ambidextrous form factor that was co-developed with esports professionals at Aim Lab, providing optimal palm support and stability for players so they can exert better control through a tight grip. This epic crossover also resulted in the Aim Lab Settings Optimizer, an Aim Lab software feature exclusive to the ROG Harpe Ace, which helps gamers analyze and tailor mouse settings that are optimal to their strengths and performance.
The mouse also provides tri-mode connectivity with unmatched flexibility with wired USB, low-latency 2.4 GHz RF, plus Bluetooth mode to pair up to three devices. The ROG SpeedNova wireless technology ensures low latency, reliable wireless performance, and optimized energy efficiency in the 2.4 GHz RF mode. Frequently used mouse settings can be adjusted directly by pressing different combinations of mouse buttons, making it perfect for calibrations on the go. ROG Micro Switches guarantee a 70-million-click lifespan and a controlled, consistent click feel. Additionally, the mouse comes with a set of anti-slip mouse grip tapes to assure grip and add a bit of flair.
ROG Hone Ace Aim Lab Edition Gaming Mouse Pad
The ROG Hone Ace Aim Lab Edition is a large-sized gaming mouse pad designed to work with the Aim Lab X ROG 360 task to help FPS players improve flicking accuracy and consistent crosshair placement. The Hone Ace has a hybrid cloth surface that offers optimal friction, water-, oil- and dust-repellent protective nano-coating, and a soft nonslip rubber base with the right amount of cushioning for gaming comfort.
Both the ROG Harpe Ace Aim Lab Edition and the ROG Hone Ace Aim Lab Edition, along with the ROG Falchion Ace 65% gaming keyboard, are now part of ROG’s Ace collection, a new lineup geared towards bringing the best out of esports players everywhere.
ROG Azoth Gaming Keyboard: When Gaming Keyboard Meets DIY Keyboard
The ROG Azoth Gaming Keyboard is a 75% wireless gaming keyboard bristling with premium DIY features. Gamers can enjoy unprecedented typing experiences with the included silicone-gasket mount design and three-layer dampening, hot-swappable, factory pre-lubed ROG NX mechanical switches, ROG keyboard stabilizers, ROG PBT double-shot keycaps, and bundled switch lube kit.
ROG Azoth also has an OLED display with intuitive controls, versatile tri-mode connectivity with SpeedNova wireless technology in 2.4 GHz mode, and supports macOS.Gamers can use Bluetooth to connect and switch between three devices at a time, and the ROG SpeedNova wireless technology provides up to 2,000+ hours of low-latency gameplay in 2.4 GHz RF wireless mode (OLED and RGB off). Alternatively, the keyboard can be used via wired USB. Two pairs of keyboard feet of different heights provide up to three tilt positions.
ROG Raikiri Pro PC Controller: Unlimited Customisation
The Xbox-certified tri-mode controller – ROG Raikiri Pro PC Controller – gives gamers the versatility to connect via Bluetooth, 2.4 GHz RF, or wired USB. This makes the Raikiri Pro perfect for gaming on PCs, laptops, and next-gen Xbox consoles. The ROG Raikiri Pro puts all the commands and customization options gamers need right into their hands.
Gamers can personalize their Raikiri Pro with custom images, text, or animations on its built-in OLED display. Or, they can use it to show charging status, microphone mute, and profile indicators. Two buttons at the top of the Raikiri Pro allow users to switch between controller profiles while in the middle of a game. Furthermore, four left and right rear buttons can be programmed for in-game commands such as hotkeys or joystick sensitivity toggles. Gamers can even adjust vibrations, dead zones, and other settings via the Armoury Crate app. What’s more, physical trigger locks let gamers set the amount of travel for both left and right triggers. It also has a built-in ESS DAC for immersive audio, plus a 3.5 mm headset jack and a mute button.
ROG Destrier Ergo Gaming Chair: Ergonomic, Built for All Scenarios
The ROG Destrier Ergo Gaming Chair is an all-new, all-enveloping cradle that’s styled with the futuristic aesthetic of a cyborg, and engineered with exceptional levels of adjustability to ensure maximum comfort during play.
Constructed with a strong aluminum frame, breathable mesh, and comfortable PU foam, it provides sublime support and comfort. It features head and lumbar support with luxurious PU armrests that have a special elevation mode just for mobile gaming. There’s even a detachable acoustic panel that shields gamers from distractions for enthralling gaming immersion.
ROG G22CH: Full Firepower in a Small Chassis
The ROG Strix G22CH features a compact 10-liter design that allows for incredible component compatibility without increasing its footprint. This airflow-optimized design can support either an air- or liquid-cooling system, with both options fitting easily into this compact chassis.
Users can game and stream at the same time with confidence, thanks to the incredible power of a 13th Gen Intel Core i9 processor and the latest NVIDIA RTX GPU. Featuring an intuitive tool-free design, maintenance and upgradeability are a breeze for all the major components, despite their slender size. Robust software support includes Aura Sync, Two-Way AI Noise Cancelation, and Dolby Atmos immersive sound.
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