Las Vegas, NV (January 4, 2017) -- ASUS today showcases 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.
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.
The ASUS VivoMini VC66 Series mini PCs are designed for a wide range of computing tasks for the office. They are powered by desktop-grade 7th Generation Intel ® Core ™ processors with DDR4 RAM.
VC66 Series utilize a 5x5in mini-STX motherboard design — the latest standard for ultra-compact form factor PCs — with support for up to three storage devices and optical drive configurations for increased performance, productivity, and entertainment. The unique design can accommodate up to a single M.2 SSD and two 2.5-inch SSDs and HDDs to give users the flexibility to mix and match storage options to suit their needs. Built-in RAID support also makes them ideally suited as NAS devices or mini server systems.
These mini PCs are compatible with any monitor, HDMI-equipped TV, or projector. There are full connectivity features including four USB 3.0 ports on the front panel for added convenience as well as HDMI, DisplayPort++ and DVI ports. They also come with ASUS-exclusive LANGuard protection, which employs advanced signal-coupling technology to protect the device against lightning strikes and static electric discharges.
The VC66 Series feature ASUS-exclusive software for routine maintenance and management. ASUS Remote Management Tool provides routine office PC maintenance, including easy BIOS updates and automatic simultaneous syncing across multiple devices. It allows remote updates to CPU, fan, or system settings in the BIOS. Users can even update BIOS in real time via USB or a hard disk.
ASUS Business Manager is a one-stop suite of apps and functions designed to help small business owners. Users can customize their BIOS logo, manage power settings, backup data for recovery, and active password-enabled USB locks.
ASUS HiveSpot & HiveDot Mesh Wi-Fi System
ASUS HiveSpot & HiveDot Mesh Wi-Fi System is a modular, high-speed wireless mesh-networking system for the home that eliminates Wi-Fi dead spots and dropped connections. With the compact, stylish and easy-to-use ASUS HiveSpot or ASUS HiveDot mesh networking nodes, users can enjoy a single-sign-on Wi-Fi network with seamless and secure whole-home coverage. ASUS HiveSpot is a tri-band AC2134 Wi-Fi device while ASUS HiveDot is a dual-band AC1300 device.
An ASUS HiveSpot & HiveDot Mesh Wi-Fi System requires a minimum of three nodes, and up to five nodes can be used if needed. Any unit can act as either a router or a slave node: typically, one unit will be configured as a router — connected to the internet via the gigabit WAN port — and the others as slave nodes located throughout the home. Alternatively, one of the nodes can be connected directly to an existing router via a wired gigabit LAN connection. The slave nodes intelligently organize and extend the wireless network for seamless high-speed Wi-Fi connectivity throughout the home, without the performance and reliability problems often encountered with traditional router/repeater configurations.
HiveSpot incorporates seven smart antennas, enabling wide coverage for large homes and offices including multi-floor locations. Combined with ASUS AiRadar beamforming technology, which focuses Wi Fi signals towards the connected devices, HiveSpot provides a strong, stable wireless signal at all times. In addition to dual-band AC1300 Wi-Fi, HiveSpot has a third dedicated 5GHz frequency band for up to 867Mbps inter-node communications, ensuring outstanding performance and a whole home blanketed with Wi-Fi.
Installation and setup is easy via the ASUS Hive mobile app, and a Smart Family Insights function provides intelligent parental controls for monitoring and restricting web access. HiveSpot includes ASUS AiProtection, a commercial-grade network security suite powered by Trend Micro ™ that detects, blocks and neutralizes security threats on home networks before they can reach connected devices.
AVAILABILITY AND PRICING
ProArt PA32U will be available Q3 2017 for $1799-$1999 USD.
Designo Curve MX38VQ will be available Q3 2017 for $1099 USD.
VivoMini UN65U will be available Q1 2017 for $275-$449 USD.
VivoMini VM65 will be available Q1 2017 for $549 USD.
VivoMini VC66 will be available February 2017 for $499-$799 USD.
HiveSpot & HiveDot Mesh Wi-Fi System will be available Q2 2017 for $299-$399 USD.