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Transformer Book Trio

A notebook, a tablet, and a PC in one device

PQ321 True 4K UHD monitor

See the world in 3840 Ă— 2160 UHD

Fonepad Note FHD 6

More compact, packing more punch


FOREWORD

EDITOR'S NOTE

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nd once again we find ourselves in Taipei for Computex 2013. The not-so-old adage of Go Big or Go Home seems apt for ASUS, and more often than not has gone big here in its own backyard. The company saves its best for what is generally seen as the last major IT shindig for the year. In recent years, the original Zenbook ultrabook, the PadFone, and the Zenbook Prime all made their maiden bows at Computex. For those of you who’ve seen ASUS’s Computex 2013 teaser video, we now know that their theme this time round is We Transform. And they’re doing just that with the introduction of the Transformer Book Trio – the world’s first three-in-one notebook, tablet, and desktop PC. Yes, you read right, you get a notebook that has a detachable standalone tablet, leaving behind a PC Station base that works as a PC once plugged into an external display. There’s also the Zenbook Infinity, except this time its sleek metal finish has been replaced by glass. Now before you start imagining a reflective mirror-like ultrabook, the Zenbook Infinity retains the original concentric circle finish, and reflects a metal-like finish under lights. It is also the world’s first 28-watt ultrabook and uses the latest Intel i7 processor. They seem to be transforming the way we view the digital world as well, with the All-in-One PC ET2702 and the PA279Q ProArt display going beyond Full HD with WQHD 2560 × 1440 resolution. And there’s also a small matter of the ASUS PQ321 – the world’s first True 4K UHD display. I’d go on about what else they have on display at the ASUS booth, but you can read about the new ASUS Transformer and MeMO Pads, as well as the G10 desktop and VivoMouse in the pages to come. And if you happen to be in Taipei, do swing by at booth M810, Nangang Exhibition Hall, Taipei World Trade Center.

Joseph Yadao Editor

About ASUS ASUS is a worldwide top-three consumer notebook vendor and makes the best motherboards in the world. ASUS designs and manufactures a diverse range of products that perfectly meet today’s digital needs, including desktop PCs, displays, graphics cards, netbooks, networking devices, servers, smartphones and tablets. Driven by innovation and a commitment to quality, ASUS revolutionized the PC industry with its Eee PC™ and its products won 4,168 awards in 2012. ASUS has more than 12,500 employees around the world and a leading R&D team with over 3,800 engineers. Company revenue for 2012 was approximately US$14 billion.

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EDITORIAL Editor-in-chief Julian Prokaza Editor Joseph Yadao Contributor Lee Alon PRODUCTION Production Manager Helen Ling Art Director Chiou Chong Lee

Copyright: ASUS Technology Private Limited, 2013. All editorial content in this magazine has been sponsored by ASUS. While every care was taken preparing this magazine, ASUS Technology Private Limited cannot be held responsible for the accuracy of the information nor any consequences arising from it.

Please recycle this magazine when you have finished reading.


CONTENTS issue 24 Computex special

04 Transformer Book trio

ASUS Transformer Book Trio gives us a Windows 8 notebook and PC, along with an Android tablet, all at the same time

06 Transforming the Android entertainment experience

The new Transformer Pad packs a punch with a new processor and an FHD 2560 × 1600 display

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08 Raise a glass to the future of Zenbook

We sneak a peek at the ASUS Zenbook Infinity

10 The joy of six

We call upon the ASUS Fonepad Note FHD 6

12 7-10 Split

The ASUS MeMO Pad™ HD 7 and MeMO Pad™ FHD 10 tablets will bowl you over

14 Standing tall

The ASUS G10 desktop gives new meaning to work and play

16 Stealing the show

ASUS takes our breath away with these two ultrahigh resolution displays

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18 What a wonderful (wireless) world

Wireless entertainment with the ASUS VivoPC, ASUS VivoMouse and the ASUS RP-N53 wireless range extender

20 Z new gold standard

The new Intel Z87-based ASUS motherboards come calling with a host of new features

22 Going beyond HD

WQHD 2560 × 1440 seems the way to go with the ASUS ET2702 All-in-One PC and the PA279Q ProArt Series WQHD LCD Monitor

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Transforming computing ASUS Transformer Book Trio

ASUS Transformer Book Trio gives us a Windows 8 notebook and PC, along with an Android tablet, all at the same time

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ome time back I had the privilege of walking the hallowed halls of ASUS Design in Taipei and had a chance to speak one of the designers of the ASUS Transformer Book range. He summed up the need for a Windows 8 tablet and notebook hybrid as such: Modern life moves quickly and we need to adapt constantly to our environment and tasks. That’s why we need devices that can intuitively and seamlessly switch from one mode to the other. This time round, they’ve taken the concept found in the ASUS Transformer AiO all-in-one PC and applied it to the Transformer Book range. What we have here today is the ASUS Transformer Book Trio – the world’s first 3-in-1, 11.6-inch notebook and tablet hybrid with a fully functional PC Station. The ASUS Transformer Book Trio is essentially a dual OS, dual CPU notebook with a detachable Full HD IPS tablet. On top of that, an external monitor can be hooked up to the PC Station – itself a standalone CPU – to become a desktop PC. The Android tablet comes with a 1.6GHz Intel® Atom™ processor; while the Windows 8-based PC Station can be spec’d up to a 4th generation

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Intel® Core™ i7 processor for productive computing. The 11.6-inch, 16:9 aspect ratio IPS display showcases stunning visuals in Full HD 1920 × 1080; with a 10-point multitouch function available as an option. As the world’s first dual OS notebook, the ASUS Transformer Book Trio can easily switch between Android and Windows 8 modes, giving you access to over 700,000 apps on the Android ecosystem and over 50,000 entertainment apps for Windows 8. Despite the disparity in operating systems, you can still easily sync files, photos, videos and even emails. You can continue to surf the webpage you’re on even when you switch from Windows 8 notebook mode to Android tablet. In terms of storage, the Windows 8 keyboard base features up to a 750GB HDD; while the tablet can have up to 64GB of eMMC storage. Away from the electricity mains, power comes by way of Li-Polymer 19.5WH battery in the tablet, and a 33WH Li-Polymer battery in the PC Station. That is good enough for up to 6 hours on Windows 8; and 15 hours on Android. When docked, the battery in the PC Station helps to recharge the tablet.


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Transforming the next generation Android tablet experience

The New ASUS Transformer Pad Infinity packs a one-two punch with a NVIDIA® Tegra® 4 quad-core processor and a WQXGA 2560 × 1600 resolution display

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t’s been a while since we’ve been treated to an ASUS Transformer tablet, but it is back with a vengeance here at Computex 2013. Ladies and gentlemen, what we have here today is the New ASUS Transformer Pad Infinity. The Android 4.2 Jelly Bean-equipped New ASUS Transformer Pad Infinity is the first in its family to feature the 1.9Ghz NVIDIA Tegra 4 Processor with Quad-core ARM Cortex A15 CPU and 72 Core GeForce GPU. With firepower like that, there’s no doubt that it’ll raise tablet performance benchmarks just that little bit higher. Those who were impressed with the HD visuals found on previous ASUS Transformer Pads will be blown away with what the New ASUS Transformer Pad Infinity brings to the party. It features a 10.1-inch LED backlit, 178-degree wide view angle, IPS+ display to deliver vivid visuals in all their WQXGA 2560 × 1600 glory. Accurate and responsive onscreen control happens through the capacitive touch panel with 10-finger multitouch; while SonicMaster-enhanced audio is on

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hand to complete a fully-immersive mobile gaming and entertainment experience. If that’s not enough for you, ASUS Miracast streaming lets you play games on your TV; or stream movies and YouTube videos through DLNA technology. There is also a 5-megapixel, f/2.4 aperture rear-facing camera with autofocus and a 1.2-megapixel front-facing camera. ASUS Camera 3.0 has no shutter lag and lets you shoot stills while recording 1080p videos; there’s also an option to shoot HDR images and “Beautification” photo editing features. It’s not an ASUS Transformer if it doesn’t do what it says on the box so the New ASUS Transformer Pad Infinity comes with a redesigned 254mm Qwerty chiclet keyboard dock that now features a multitouch pad, USB 3.0 for a mouse or game controller, as well as an SDXC card reader. A 36-pin connection aids in charging as well as syncing data with a PC. A 19Wh Li-polymer battery built into the pad adds an extra 3.5 hours to the New ASUS Transformer Pad Infinity’s already impressive 10-hour battery life.


We recommend…

Portable Wireless Storage

Measuring 140 × 90 × 25.5mm, the ASUS Wireless Duo Wi-Fi HDD looks just like any other portable hard drive, but that’s where the similarities end. Designed as an external storage device for smartphones and tablets, the Wireless Duo allows users to stream and share media files or access stored documents wirelessly. You needn’t worry about compatibility either - it works with different operating systems, with an app for iOS, Android and Kindle Fire. It also works with the web browser in your Windows phone. Wireless Duo can connect with up to five devices at any time. Available with 500GB or 1TB capacities, the Wireless Duo provides up to 30 times the storage capacity of smartphones and tablets. There’s USB 3.0 for fast data transfers and also a built-in SD Card reader (compatible with SDHC and SDXC) with a one-click backup option, making it ideal for travelers looking to store and share their pictures. june June 2013

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Raise a glass to the future of Zenbook

ASUS Zenbook Infinity

We sneak a peek at the ASUS Zenbook Infinity

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he Zen-inspired concentric circle finish found on the ASUS Zenbook Ultrabook™ has etched its way onto the company’s design ethos, with products like the ASUS Transformer Pad Infinity and ASUS PadFone™ sporting similar spun metal lines. That tradition continues with the ASUS Zenbook Infinity, except that this latest rehash of the original is the world’s first 28-watt Ultrabook™ and uses the latest Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3. Zenbook Infinity retains the concentric circle and Zen-like essence of the original, but when viewed under lights, reflects a light blue steel hue. The Zenbook Infinity has a thickness of 15.5mm and is 14% thinner than its predecessors. It’s lighter and tougher too, with Corning®’s Native Damage Resistance™ (NDR) improving its ability to withstand the daily knocks and bumps all too familiar with today’s notebooks. As we all know, smooth glassy surfaces are a magnet for fingerprint smudges, but ASUS anticipated this and uses an automotive industry-grade fluorine compound coating to protect the Zenbook Infinity’s finish. ASUS has been tight-lipped about what the Zenbook Infinity would deliver in terms of tech specs, but here’s what we’re sure of – it sports the latest 4th generation Intel® Core™ i7 processor for powerful, yet energy efficient performance.

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ASUS Fonepad™ Note FHD 6

The joy of six We call upon the ASUS Fonepad™ Note FHD 6

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t may be a tad smaller than its predecessor, but the ASUS Fonepad™ Note FHD 6 is a step up from the original ASUS Fonepad™. For the uninitiated, it’s a tablet with 3G smartphone functionality as its name suggests. And that “6” stands for 6-inches – finally, a tablet that can fit within the confines of a coat’s inside pocket. While “Note” explains the presence of a stylus, which when combined with the abundance of apps available in the Android ecosystem and the bundled ASUS software, provides you with numerous ways to interact with the Fonepad™ Note 6. Available in black or white, the Fonepad™ Note FHD 6 packs an Intel® Atom™ Z2560 processor(1.6GHz). With that kind of muscle paired with Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean, ASUS is pushing the Fonepad™ Note FHD 6 as a truly mobile entertainment platform, and bestowed upon it a Full HD 1920 × 1080 Super IPS+ TFT display with a 178-degree wide viewing angle. It has ASUS Splendid™ color enhancements and promises crystal clear visuals thanks to a more accurate color range. A brightness rating of 450 nits ensures that you can see what’s onscreen even when using the Fonepad™ Note 6 outdoors under bright sunshine.

A 1.2 megapixel front-facing camera lets you make high quality video calls, while an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera has the capacity to record videos in 1080p. There’s also a MicroSD card slot that can support up to 64GB of additional storage space. Dual microphones provide echo cancellation and excellent audio pickup for more distinct voice calls. And of course, there’s two front speakers with ASUS SonicMaster technology and Maxx Audio Wizard to guarantee optimized high definition audio.

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ASUS MeMO Pad™ Series

7-10 split

The ASUS MeMO Pad™ HD 7 and MeMO Pad™ FHD 10 tablets will bowl you over

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he original MeMO Pad™ was ASUS’s foray into the entry-level tablet market, with the range consisting of two Android tablets (MeMO Pad™ and MeMO Pad™ Smart) sans keyboard docks. Now the company is taking a second bite at the cherry with the ASUS MeMO Pad™ HD 7 and the MeMO Pad™ FHD 10 The ASUS MeMO Pad™ HD 7 showcases significant improvements over its predecessor. It now packs a MTK8125 quad-core processor, a 10-point multitouch 1280 × 800 resolution IPS display; as well as trinkets like ASUS SonicMaster technology paired with twin stereo speakers for quality audio. The ultraportable MeMO Pad™ HD 7’s compact 196.8 × 120.6 × 10.8mm (W × D × H) dimensions weigh in at 302g. And it is available in stylish pink or green hues, or for the traditionalist - white or dark blue. The chassis houses a front-facing f/2.0 aperture, 1.2-megapixel camera with ASUS Camera 3.0 and can take stunning HD images as well as 720p videos at 30 frames per second. A 5-megapixel rear-facing camera with autofocus is also available as an option. If that isn’t enough, there’s also Bluetooth 4.0 and GPS support as standard. If size does matter and you’re looking for a full tablet experience, then meet the MeMO Pad™ HD 7’s bigger brother – the 10.1-inch ASUS MeMO Pad™ FHD 10.

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MeMO Pad™ HD7

The MeMO Pad™ FHD 10 sports 10-finger multitouch, LED-backlit display and measures a slim 9.5mm and weighs a shade under 600g. ASUS Splendid™ color enhancement technology and a 178-degree wide-view angle ensures clear stunning visuals and 1080p video playback even when viewed from extreme angles. Pair this with the supreme sound from its twin stereo speakers with SonicMaster technology and Maxx Audio, and you’ve got a potent mobile entertainment platform on your hands. Like its 7-inch brethren, it comes with a 1.2-megapixel front-facing camera, but with the 5-megapixel rear cam as standard. The MeMO Pad™ FHD 10 also has the ASUS Studio editing suite complete with photo editor and social media integration so you can share your photos as soon as you’re done with them.


MeMO Pad™ FHD10

With the MeMO Pad™ HD 7 and MeMO Pad™ FHD 10, ASUS is redefining the whole all-rounder standalone tablet category.

We recommend… Made of durable polyurethane and microfiber, the MeMO Pad TransCover protects your MeMO Pad from everyday bumps and knocks. A two-way foldable stand props up the MeMO Pad, giving you an ideal video-viewing or typing position.

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ASUS G10 / RT-AC68U / ROG Orion PRO

Standing tall The ASUS G10 desktop gives a new meaning to work and play

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he first thing that strikes you about the ASUS G10 desktop is its presence. Look at it, its strong, angled lines exude that “chiseled from solid granite” feel. Fire up the G10 and it’ll be flexing muscles courtesy of the latest 4th generation Intel® Core™ i7-4770 processor and NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX graphics. The G10 makes light of the most demanding tasks for either work or play, allowing you to run graphics-intensive photo editing software to playing the latest games smoothly at maxxed out settings. NVIDIA® 3D Vision® Surround supports up to four monitors to put you right in the middle of a first person shooter firefight; while ASUS SonicMaster with audio processing from Waves, recipient of a Technical Grammy Award®, provides enhanced audio for movies, music, or games. Audiophiles can even take advantage of the intuitive AudioWizard to make minute adjustments for even clearer and more distinct sound. Keeping things cool under pressure is the exclusive ASUS Smart Cooling System. It adjusts CPU fan speeds according to system loads and helps lower operating temperatures. This lets ASUS G10 Desktop PCs power through intensive tasks and ensures stable, quiet, cool, and efficient operation. When it’s time to get serious, the G10 comes with the optional ASUS Power Pack – a removable power bank that helps prevent accidental data loss from unexpected power cuts. The ASUS Power Pack keeps the G10 running for 25 seconds after loss of power, and goes into hibernation to preserve any unsaved work if the power cut is anything beyond that. The ASUS Power Pack is also a portable 6000mAh battery with two USB 3.0 ports to charge your mobile devices. Another optional feature found on the G10 is the ASUS Universal Storage module (USM) slot- making it easy for you to expand storage capacity with a high speed USM drive.

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Enhancing the G10 experience

The ASUS RT-AC68U is the world’s fastest dualband 2.4GHz/5GHz router – delivering a total data throughput of 1900Mbps, with up to 1300Mbps in the 5GHz band – three times faster than 802.11n. ASUS AiRadar optimizes signal strength to provide more stable connections and a 150% wider coverage range. ASUS AiCloud lets you share files from your router to any notebook or mobile device connected to its network*. It has also been upgraded to allow for Router-to-Router Sync – to give you even more ways to share content. A USB 3.0 connection ensures faster file transfers and printing as well. With preciselytuned 50mm neodymium drivers for dynamic audio and comfortable 100mm ultra-soft over-ear cushions, ASUS ROG Orion and Orion PRO gaming headsets are ideal for gaming enthusiasts. Taking the gaming community’s feedback into account, ASUS designed the headsets with a retractable microphone boom to give gamers adjustable mic placement. The ROG Orion PRO comes with the exclusive ROG Spitfire USB audio processor, which features one-click FPS EQ, 7.1 virtual surround, and headphone amplifier modes. * For more information, please visit www.asus.com.

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ASUS MX299Q / PQ321

Stealing the show ASUS takes our breath away with these two ultra-high resolution displays

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ne look at the new ASUS monitors has on display at their Computex booth and one would think that Full HD 1080p is passé. The latest windows to the world – the MX299Q and the PQ321 boast native resolutions of 2560 × 1080 and an astonishing 4K UHD 3840 × 2160 respectively. The MX299Q Ultrawide 21:9 Cinematic monitor has a 29-inch AH-IPS LED display with a 178° wide-view angle on both horizontal and vertical planes. It has a widescreen

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21:9 aspect ratio for a true home cinema experience; this eliminates the black bars at the top and bottom of the screen often seen on 16:9 aspect ratio displays. A 5ms GTG response time eliminates ghosting and an ASUS Smart Contrast Ratio of 80,000,000:1 ensures the darkest black and brightest white hues to ensure life-like images. Like other Designo MX Series monitors before it, the MX299Q features an ultra-slim elegant award-winning design. The front façade of the MX299Q has a 0.8mm-


We recommend… Portable LED Projector – ASUS P2B Battery-Powered LED Projector

The P2B Battery-Powered LED Projector is the newest addition to the ASUS line of mobile projectors. With a footprint no more than the size of a CD case, the P2B has a 350 lumens LED light source and delivers bright and photo-realistic projections at WXGA 1280 × 800 resolutions and 100% NTSC wide color gamut. A short-throw ratio lens provides 42inch projections from a distance of just 1m from the screen. The P2B has HDMI/MHL, D-sub, a USB port, card reader and a built-in speaker.

thin bezel to create the illusion of a frameless display. An aluminum lower bezel houses hidden touch sensor buttons and links the display to its tilt-adjustable sundialinspired stand. On the flipside, the rear of the MX299Q has multi-device connectivity options that include DisplayPort, HDMI/MHL, and dual-link DVI. It is also home to dual 3W stereo speakers with ASUS SonicMaster technology, co-developed with B&O ICEpower® for premium audio. On the more extreme end of the spectrum is the ASUS PQ321 True 4K UHD monitor. Ideal for those looking for extremely detailed high-res visuals, the 31.5-inch PQ321 is easily graphic professionals’ and gamers’ dreams come true.

4K ultra-high resolution (UHD 3840 × 2160) quadruples the image detail quality found on Full HD 1080p, with DisplayPort and dual HDMI ports provide 4KUHD signal support. The PQ321 features an LED-backlit display with 140 pixels per inch. Greater image detail aside, it also has a larger onscreen area to work on than standard displays. This is achieved through the use of an advanced Indium Gallium Zinc Oxide (IGZO) panel that offers 176° wide view angles with minimal colour shift and increased energy efficiency. The PQ321 has two built-in 2W speakers and is just 3.5cm at its thickest point. This slim profile allows it to be wall mounted; it also has a tilt, swivel, and height-adjustable ergonomic stand to ensure a comfortable viewing experience at your desk.

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What a wonderful (wireless) world VivoPC / VivoMouse / RP-N53

ASUS gives you wireless entertainment with the VivoPC, VivoMouse and the RP-N53 wireless range extender

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SUS looks to create a wireless world of entertainment with the introduction of the ASUS VivoPC. It can be used as media center designed to provide you with HD Wi-Fi streaming and quality sound through its SonicMaster speakers. The ASUS VivoPC has a spun-metal finish akin to those found on other ASUS offerings, so there’s no doubting the bloodline of this product. Its chic, compact lines make it ideal for any room in the house, not that it matters where it’s placed as it provides HD quality entertainment as long as there is access to a high speed 802.11ac connection. Despite its small size, it can easily accommodate a 3.5inch or 2.5-inch SATA 6Gb/s hard disk drive. It also has two USB 3.0 ports for easy and fast data transfers.

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Everywhere entertainment

And to ensure that you get your music stream anywhere in the house, the ASUS RP-N53 wireless 600Mbps dual-band range extender ensures a strong signal in every nook and cranny of your home. What’s great about the RP-N53 is that it can be effortlessly set up with just one click. It allows you to set aside a dedicated band for HD streaming and gaming at 5GHz; with another for specifically for Wi-Fi web browsing on the 2.4GHz bandwidth. The RP-N53 also has the capacity to stream music from a USB storage device.

In complete control

The ASUS VivoMouse isn’t your regular point and click mouse and it shows –ASUS has taken the concept further and provided us with a mouse and a touchpad. Finished in dark grey and silver, the unorthodox VivoMouse might raise an eyebrow or two, but you soon realize that its alien lines make it ideal as a touchpad, mouse, and remote control. The ASUS VivoMouse is designed to bring the Windows 8 touch experience to users who use the operating system without a touch display. The VivoMouse recognizes Windows 8 touch gestures and lets you use it as you would a notebook trackpad. It can be used as a remote control for home entertainment PCs like you would your TV remote. Ergonomically-designed to sit in the palm of your hand, the VivoMouse gives you complete control over the onscreen cursor.

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ASUS 8 Series Motherboard

Z new gold standard

The new Intel Z87-based ASUS motherboards come calling with a host of new features

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t’s great that ASUS readied an armada of motherboards based on the Intel Z87 chipset for 4th generation Core processors, boasting a classy gold colour scheme. These boards cover all your needs, from compact home theatre entertainment to hardcore gaming and competitive overclocking. Even better they brought friends: lots of innovative features that enhance experiences. If you’re planning a new PC for Z87, do not miss out.

Time for a tap

Near field communication, or NFC, is a cool technology that makes it easy for devices to talk to each other wirelessly with instant detection, and ASUS has NFC Express bundled with the Z87-Deluxe/Dual motherboard. It’s also sold separately and compatible with all ASUS Z87 offerings, consisting of an external accessory box and an NFC tag. Touch the tag or any NFC-compatible Android device to the accessory box, and they become paired with NFC Express. Easily transfer videos and photos between your desktop and paired devices, use a smartphone to remotely control your PC, and assign quick-launch

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shortcuts to the NFC tag and compatible devices, so favorite apps open faster. You can even setup passwordfree login to Windows 8: tap NFC Express, the operating system loads up, and you’re in.


Mythical durability

The ASUS TUF Series continues to live up to its moniker in the Z87 era. The ATX Sabertooth Z87 and mATX Gryphon Z87 deliver military-grade TUF components and advanced thermal technology for superior reliability and cooling. They give you upgraded features like Thermal Armor with two flow valves to meet the needs of air and liquid cooling configurations, plus the Thermal Radar 2 smart temperature detection interface. You also have TUF Fortifier, a sturdy metal backplate that reinforces motherboards against harmful bending, so you can install even the mightiest (and heaviest) graphics cards and CPU coolers without risking damage to circuitry. The result: longer-lasting motherboards. Sabertooth Z87 comes with Thermal Armor and TUF Fortifier by default. They can be added to the compact and more affordable Gryphon Z87 as part of the TUF Armor kit, which upgrades Gryphon and also includes Dust Defender enclosures that protect expansion slots and connectors against debris build-up.

Grab advanced overclocking

ROG charges ahead with more innovation. Behold OC Panel, bundled with the Maximus VI Extreme, the latest world-record setter from the Republic of Gamers. OC Panel is a flexible pro-grade system tuning console that you can use as an internal or external device. Fitting any 5.25-inch bay, OC Panel slides into PC cases to work in Normal Mode, where it offers info covering parameters like CPU speed presets, temperatures, ratios, base clocks, and CPU fan performance. One-click CPU Level Up with two speed presets gives you instant system boosts, so power comes easy. Outside the case, OC Panel transitions into Extreme Mode for the really dedicated. It’s here you go into deep hardware-level overclocking functions like super-low temperature monitoring with Subzero Sense, VGA Hotwire overvolting, community-demanded Slow Mode and Pause Switch, plus four extra fan headers. All system tuning is done via convenient front panel buttons. For anyone keen on exploring Z87 potential, OC Panel is a must.

All forms factored in

ATX and mATX boards aren’t the only ones getting the full Z87 treatment from ASUS. The mini-ITX segment is just as important, and ASUS gives us the Z87I-Deluxe, a small form factor board packed to the hilt with awesome capabilities that place it on par with the performance of ATX boards. It supports high-end 4K video and works great as a home theatre centre or portable shuttle gaming PC. Smart board layout makes the most of available space for effortless component fitting. Ample clearance means no more struggling with full-size coolers, and a special slot tab makes graphics card install and removal a breeze. For expandability, six SATA 6Gb/s ports come in handy, as do four fan headers, so Z87IDeluxe is ready for water-cooling. That’s much more than traditional mini-ITX boards offer, but add an 802.11ac Wi-Fi module and hefty 12-phase power delivery, and it becomes apparent ASUS made the Z87I-Deluxe as versatile as its bigger siblings. Remember, this is just a sampling of what’s available. Head over to ASUS.com for even more Z87 goodness.

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Going beyond HD ASUS ET2702 / PA279Q

WQHD 2560 × 1440 seems the way to go with the ASUS ET2702 All-in-One PC and the PA279Q ProArt Series WQHD LCD Monitor

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SUS believes that the time has come for HD to take a backseat and has introduced the ET2702 All-in-One PC and PA279Q ProArt Series WQHD LCD Monitor to show that world that WQHD 2560 x 1440 is the new standard when it comes to ultra-realistic visuals. First up, we have the ASUS ET2702 All-in-One PC, which packs the latest cutting-edge technologies to forge ahead in the All-in-One PC stakes. The ET2702 features the 4th generation Intel® Core™ processors along with discrete AMD Radeon™ HD8890 graphics with up to 2GB VRAM. This latest line of Intel processors offers up to a 15% performance boost over its predecessors.

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Those processors hide behind a 27-inch, 178° wide view angle, 10-point capacitive touch IPS panel with a native resolution 2560 × 1440 WQHD resolution. With four times the pixel density of 720p displays WQHD gives you greater image detail and a larger onscreen real estate to work on. If that’s not enough, there’s support for four external displays through HDMI and the Intel® Thunderbolt outputs. The latter provides unmatched performance – providing up to 10Gbps transfer speeds in either direction; as well as support for both data and video through a single connection. You can use the ET2702 as an external display for your


notebook as well through ASUS Device Share technology. Similarly, hook your ET2702 up to another Windows 8 PC to share features like the camera, touch panel, and keyboard and mouse. The ET2702 comes with ASUS SonicMaster Premium – a combination of hardware and software designed to deliver improved audio quality, a wider sound range, and true-to-life surround sound. An optional SonicMaster subwoofer designed by the ASUS Golden Ear team has a 580cc resonance chamber for deep, rich bass. The ET2702 also has Ai Charger II that lets you quick charge USB devices even with the PC is off. Similarly, the PA279Q ProArt Series WQHD LCD Monitor is a professional 27-inch display that is factory pre-calibrated for unmatched color accuracy (∆E<2) and outstanding color space reproduction — 99% Adobe Wide Gamut RGB, 100% sRGB and 120% NTSC. The PA279Q has an AH-IPS (Advanced High Performance In-Plane Switching) display which provides a 178° wide view angle and native 2560 × 1440 resolution with 109 pixels per inch (PPI). The PA279Q provides you with 77% more on-screen work area and up to 25% sharper images than generic 27-inch Full HD displays.

The ASUS PA279Q has DisplayPort, HDMI and duallink DVI-D ports, and can display content from two video inputs simultaneously. Picture-in-picture mode displays content from a second input in a window in one corner of the screen, while picture-by-picture mode splits the screen down the middle to display content from two separate sources side-by-side. DisplayPort lets you daisy chain up to three monitors for a multi-display workstation. There’s also a six-port USB 3.0 hub, with one port with SuperSpeed Battery Charge for faster smartphone and tablet recharging; as well as a multi-format memory SD card slot. It also features two built-in 3W stereo speakers. Targeted at design professionals, the PA279Q has ASUS QuickFit Virtual Scale for actual-size previews of images and documents, 100,000,000:1 ASUS Smart Contrast Ratio for enhanced image contrast, and independent six-axis color adjustment for precise color control without affecting other hues. The PA279Q sits on a versatile stand with full tilt, swivel, pivot and height adjustment; and is VESA wall mount-compliant. There is also a monitor hood attachment that shields the display from bright ambient light for even greater color accuracy during calibration.

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DynamicDisplay

Incredible Camera

Unibody Design

Up to 19h of 3G talk time

5” Full HD LTE phone <–> 10.1” Full HD LTE tablet Sleek aluminum alloy with brushed metal finish

13MP f/2.0 camera with 8FPS burst mode Extended up to 40h when docked

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