At CES 2020, ASUS unveiled its latest lineup of consumer devices, including refreshed VivoBook and VivoBook S-series notebooks, the 14-inch ZenBook Duo and esports-ready Strix gaming rigs. The company also released details on its latest ExpertBook B9 for business pros.
ASUS VivoBook S-series notebooks
The newest ASUS VivoBook S-series notebooks have 10th Generation Intel Core processors to handle multitasking and high-definition entertainment. They also come with up to next-gen WiFi 6 connectivity, up to 16GB of RAM, a choice between Intel integrated graphics or NVIDIA GeForce graphics and an updated chassis across 13-inch, 14-inch and 15-inch sizes. They’re also celebrating the new decade with new colors, including Resolute Red and Gaia Green.
The latest VivoBook 14 and VivoBook 15 notebooks feature ultra-slim NanoEdge display bezels. They have up to Core i7 Intel 10th Generation Processors, the latest NVIDIA GeForce graphics for light gaming or photo/video editing, up to 16GB of RAM and optional WiFi 6. To speed up access to commonly used apps and files, there are also VivoBook models with Intel’s Optane memory. Enjoy a backlit keyboard, ports for HDMI and USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-C, and a microphone array to interact with voice assistants like Microsoft’s Cortana from up to four meters away.
|VivoBook S13 S333||VivoBook S14 S433||VivoBook S15 S533|
|CPU||Intel Core i7-1065G7, 4C/8T, 1.3GHz
(8MB cache, up to 3.9GHz)
Intel Core i5-1035G1, 4C/8T, 1.0GHz
(6MB cache, up to 3.6GHz)
|Intel Core i7-10510U, 4C/8T, 1.8GHz
(8MB cache, up to 4.9GHz)
Intel Core i5-10210U, 4C/8T, 1.6GHz
(6MB cache, up to 4.2GHz)
|GPU||NVIDIA GeForce MX350
NVIDIA GeForce MX330
|NVIDIA GeForce MX250
|Display||13.3” four-way NanoEdge LED -backlit
178° wide viewing angles
|14" four-way NanoEdge LED -backlit
178° wide viewing angles
|15.6" three-way NanoEdge LED -backlit
178° wide viewing angles (optional)
|Resolution||Full HD (1920x1080)|
|Memory||16GB 2666MHz DDR4
8GB 2666MHz DDR4
|Storage||32GB Intel Optane + 512GB SSD
16GB Intel Optane + 256GB SSD
|Networking||802.11ax Intel Wi Fi 6 (GIG+)
|Connectivity||1 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-C
1 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A
2 x USB 2.0
1 x HDMI
1 x Audio combo jack
1 x MicroSD card reader
|Dimensions||12.0" x 7.87" x 0.59"||12.79" x 8.40" x 0.62"||14.17" x 9.2" x 0.63"|
|OS||Windows 10 Pro
Windows 10 Home
The latest ASUS ZenBook Duo is a 14-inch laptop featuring the new ASUS ScreenPad Plus — a 12.6-inch full-width auxiliary touchscreen that expands and enhances the interactive capabilities offered by the original ASUS ScreenPad. ScreenPad Plus changes the way users can interact with their laptop, encouraging productivity-enhancing workflows and easy multitasking. A 10th Generation Intel Core i7 processor, combined with up to 16GB RAM and an NVIDIA GeForce MX250 GPU, provides extreme performance. Up to a 1TB PCIe 3.0 x4 SSD delivers ultrafast storage.
ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) also debuted new models: Strix GA35 and GT35 gaming desktops to get players tournament-ready for competitive esports.
These Strix desktops feature up to an ROG STRIX GeForce RTX 2080 Ti graphics card. For demanding workloads like content creation and heavy duty multitasking, the GA35 has up to a 16-core AMD Ryzen 9 3950X CPU, while the upcoming GT35 will feature 10th Generation Intel Core processors.
The graphics card’s massive triple-fan cooler stands tall in an optional vertical mount, while a 240-mm radiator chills the CPU with liquid cooling. They’re part of a cooling system that includes a multi-zone chassis optimized for airflow. The all-new case is simple to open and upgrade, giving gamers the freedom to build upon their investment.
In addition to those new gaming devices, ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) also announced new Strix GA15 and GT15 gaming desktops that focus on gaming fundamentals for competitive esports players on a budget. These leverage powerful, latest generation processors to capably handle hardcore gaming, streaming and multitasking. These use the latest 3rd Generation AMD Ryzen CPUs and upcoming 10th Generation Intel Core processors. The Strix GA15 is available with up to an AMD Ryzen 7 3800X CPU that has 8 cores and 16 threads to easily handle demanding and varied workloads. Top configurations add up to 32GB of high-performance DDR4-3200MHz RAM, ensuring responsiveness even under heavy loads.
They fit it all in a compact, 10kg package with a built-in carrying handle for easy portability.
Gamers may also appreciate the extensive personalization options that come with these desktops. The case comes with an EMI-shielded glass panel that showcases a range of internal components illuminated by RGB lighting. Customizable lighting also cuts across the front of the chassis with an evenly diffused glow.
And for busy professionals who do business on the go, ASUS also announced the ExpertBook B9 laptop, weighing in at just 865 grams with a 14.9mm-thin profile. A frameless four-sided NanoEdge display means the B9450’s 14-inch panel fits into a standard 13-inch laptop chassis with a 94% screen-to-body ratio.
Professionals will find top-tier performance thanks to up to a 10th Generation Intel Core processor, two ultrafast 1TB PCIe 3.0 x4 SSDs, up to 16GB of RAM, next-gen connectivity with WiFi 6 (802.11ax) and two Thunderbolt 3 ports. And in addition to being built to last with military-grade durability, the B9450 integrates a Trusted Platform Module 2.0 (TPM) security chip to keeps business-critical data safe, while a built-in IR camera allows for biometric logins.
|ASUS ExpertBook B9450|
|CPU||Intel Core i7-10510, 4C/8T, 1.8GHz
(8MB cache, up to 4.9GHz)
Intel i5-10210, 4C/8T, 1.6GHz
(6MB cache, up to 4.2GHz)
|GPU||Intel UHD Graphics 620|
|Display||14.0" LED backlit|
|Resolution||FHD (1920 x 1080)|
|Storage||SSD 2 X M.2 PCIe x4|
|Networking||WIFI 6 (802.11AX)
Bluetooth 4.2 (Dual band 2x2)
|Connectivity||2 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-C (Thunderbolt 3)
1 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-A
1 x HDMI
1 X micro HDMI for Lan chip
1 x Audio Combo Jack
|Dimensions||12.6" x 7.9" x 0.38 ~ 0.59"|
|OS||Windows 10 Pro
Windows 10 Home
New Chromebook Flip C436
ASUS also announced the new ASUS Chromebook Flip C436, the latest in the ASUS Chromebook Flip family.
ASUS’s newest Chromebook Flip C436 introduces an elegant convertible form factor, featuring a frameless NanoEdge touch display. The C436 is housed in a lightweight magnesium alloy chassis, which measures only 13-inches diagonally at a weight of only 2.4 lbs.
The ASUS Chromebook Flip C436 is verified by Intel’s Project Athena. It brings power in a convertible and ultra-portable form factor by integrating 10th Gen Intel Core processors with 16GB of RAM, a 512GB SSD, and Intel Wi-Fi 6 (Gig+) connectivity.
With users in mind, the C436 adds extras like an integrated fingerprint sensor for easy unlock, four omnidirectional speakers for high-quality surround sound in any of its convertible modes, USI stylus support for open pen input, and a wide variety of ports for peripheral options.
The ASUS Chromebook Flip C436 is designed with a magnesium alloy chassis that measures 13.7mm thick and weighs 2.4 lbs – it’s the thinnest and lightest 14-inch Chromebook available. The C436 is capped off by two finishes: an iridescent Aerogel White, which changes color as you view it from different angles, and an understated Transparent Silver.
The Chromebook Flip C436 has a Full HD touch display and can be used in a clamshell configuration for a more traditional workflow, standing up like a tent for the best viewing angles, or closed over on itself in tablet mode to use with a USI stylus. And because the display boasts a 1920x1080 native resolution and 100% coverage of the sRGB gamut, the C436 is tailored to both work and entertainment.
The C436 is armed with up to a 10th Gen Intel Core i7 Processor with Intel UHD graphics. It also offers up to a 16 GB LPDDR3 memory and up to a 512GB M.2 SSD. A dual-band Wi-Fi 6 radio and Bluetooth 5.0 cover wireless connectivity, while a pair of USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-C ports handle add-on peripherals. A microSD card slot can handle memory cards as large as 2TB, and the Chromebook also offers the option to use Google One’s cloud storage plan for even more memory storage.
To power top-notch performance specs, the ASUS Chromebook Flip C436’s three-cell, 42Wh all-day battery can deliver up to 12 hours of runtime as you browse the web, write emails, or work in a spreadsheet.
The C436 offers a full-sized backlit keyboard, with an extended 1.2mm of travel on each keystroke.
It also comes with a fingerprint sensor built into the keyboard.
Audio is delivered via an audio combo jack or the C436’s omnidirectional four-speaker array – a Harman Kardon-certified speaker setup .
ASUS Chromebook Flip C436 will be available starting from Q1/Q2 2020.
|Chromebook Flip C436|
|CPU||Intel® Core™ i7-10510U Processor
Intel® Core™ i5-10210U Processor
Intel® Core™ i3-10110U Processor
|Display||14-inch four-sided NanoEdge display with only 4.9mm slim bezel and 85% screen-to-body ratio|
|Graphics||Intel® UHD Graphics|
|Main memory||LPDDR3 8GB/ 16GB (2133MHz)|
|Storage||128GB/ 256GB/ 512GB PCIe Gen3 x2 NVMe M.2 SSD|
|Wireless||Dual band Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax)
|I/O||2 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-C (Full function)
1 x micro SD card (up to 2TB extension)
1 x audio jack COMBO
|Battery||42WHr battery Li-Polymer, 3 cell|
|Dimensions||319.54 x 205.3 x 13.76 mm|
TUF Gaming monitors
To help gamers maximize their performance in these fast-paced game titles, Asus outfits the TUF Gaming VG27AQL1A with a high refresh rate, G-SYNC, and its ELMB Sync technology.
The VG27AQL1A can refresh at up to 165Hz, a 2.75x increase over a typical 60Hz display. Should your frame rate drop below 165FPS in the midst of a frenetic battle, the VG27AQL1A will still have you covered. NVIDIA G-SYNC technology synchronizes the refresh rate of the display with the output of the connected graphics card, ensuring tear-free gaming. Even better, ELMB Sync allows the VG27AQL1A to do something that only TUF Gaming monitors can: use our Extreme Low Motion Blur backlight strobing and G-SYNC simultaneously to ensure crystal-clear motion.
The VG27AQL1A's 2560×1440 resolution is an excellent fit for its 27” of screen space. It’s also VESA DisplayHDR 400 certified.
The ZenScreen MB16ACE is a portable screen that sports a 15.6” Full HD display, yet it’s only 8mm thin. At just 1.56lbs, it’ll barely even register on your home scale, and it’ll easily slide into your bag or satchel. Ultra-slim display bezels frame an anti-glare IPS panel that’ll deliver accurate colors even from wide angles. The ZenScreen draws power and its display signal through a single USB Type-C port.
Powerful wireless networking
Empowered by Asus's AiMesh mesh networking technology, the company's new ZenWiFi routers are ready to expand your signal to every corner of your house.
Wi-Fi 6 has officially arrived, and as you bring more and more compatible devices onto your network, its performance will only improve with time. The ZenWiFi AX Wi-Fi system is capable of 6,600 Mbps in aggregate across one 2.4GHz band and two 5GHz bands when it’s communicating with Wi-Fi 6 devices, a performance increase of up to 2.2x over the previous generation. Thanks to OFDMA technology that can divide a Wi-Fi channel into multiple smaller frequency allocations, the ZenWiFi AX will particularly shine in congested environments with many Wi-Fi 6 devices competing for signal.
The routers communicate with each other over a dedicated 4×4 Wi-Fi 6 backhaul, connecting devices to the access point that provides the best signal. Asus's AiProtection Pro suite of security features, powered by updates from Trend Micro, keeps these devices secure.
The ZenWiFi AC Tri-Band Whole-Home Mesh WiFi System includes two of our AC300 routers. Each supports the 802.11ac Wave 2 standard and 802.11n’s 5GHz and 2.4GHz spectral bands, letting the system achieve an aggregate speed of 3000Mbps.
A display for every taste
Asus launched the ROG Swift PG32UQX 4K HDR gaming monitor. A 32” display is a whole lot of monitor, but the PG32UQX’s 4K resolution keeps visuals crisp and sharp. As a VESA DisplayHDR 1400-certified display, this monitor produces HDR content thanks to its full-array local dimming backlight. Asus has also added variable refresh rates up to 144Hz and support for 10-bit color throughout the entire refresh rate range. The PG32UQX’s G-SYNC ULTIMATE certification means it’ll deliver smooth HDR visuals.
The ROG Swift PG43UQ and its 43” of screen real estate might satisfy you. Like the PG32UQX, the PG43UQ can deliver 4K content at 144Hz and in 10-bit color, and it carries a VESA DisplayHDR 1000 certification. It supports Adaptive-Sync.
For gamers, Asus has developed the ROG Swift 360Hz, a monitor with a 360Hz refresh rate. This monitor refreshes at a rate that has to be seen to be believed: a full 50% faster than even 240Hz displays.
The ROG Strix XG17AHP is a portable 17.3” IPS display that’s slim enough to slip into your laptop bag, yet it comes packed with the display features that you’ve come to expect while gaming on a desktop. It has a 3ms response time, a 240Hz refresh rate and VESA Adaptive-Sync technology.