ASUS unleashed a plethora of innovative products at this year’s Computex tech showcase in Taipei, spanning consumer, business, and gaming categories, and the Taiwanese tech giant also showcased its latest sustainability achievements and efforts towards achieving net zero emissions. Visitors at the show floor were able to learn more about the new ASUS Carbon Partner Services which enables customers to offset the carbon emissions associated with ASUS products.
With so many products for consumers to get their first-hand experience with on the show floor, here are five noteworthy products that stood out from the sea of offerings.
Zenbook S 13 OLED
As the world’s slimmest OLED laptop, the Zenbook S 13 OLED (UX5304) tips the scales at a mere 1kg and comes in at just 1cm thin. It features a revolutionary Plasma Ceramic Aluminum lid (in Basalt Gray) that offers wear resistance, corrosion protection, and thermal management. It houses a 16:10 2.8K OLED HDR NanoEdge display with Dolby Vision, 13th Gen Intel Core i7 processor, Iris Xe graphics card, 1TB of storage, 16GB of RAM and a 14-hour 63Wh battery.
As part of increased efforts to go green, the ASUS Zenbook S 13 OLED (read our review) brings a 43 percent decrease in electricity consumption, as well as an estimated 50 percent decrease in carbon footprint emission. When their life span comes to an end, the plasma ceramic aluminum components will be fully recyclable as well, which lowers the eco impact.
The Zenbook S 13 OLED is available now at S$2,399 on the ASUS online store.
ExpertBook B9 OLED
The ExpertBook B9 OLED (B9400) is the world’s lightest 14-inch OLED business laptop. It boasts a FHD 16:9 display at a resolution of 1920 x 1080, and is powered by the Intel Core i7-1255U Processor at 1.7 GHz.
The laptop is constructed with post-industrial recycled metal, as well as FSC Mix-certified paper to reduce carbon footprint. With a weight of just 990g and a slim 16mm profile, it is highly portable and easy to carry around for professionals constantly on the go.
ExpertWiFi EBM68 Mesh System
The ExpertWiFi EBM68 is a tri-band AX7800 mesh system suited to mid-size businesses with spaces spanning across multiple floors such as a hotel or a retail store where Wi-Fi dead zones are a constant issue. ASUS delivers Self-Defined Network (SDN), supporting up to five SSIDs, VLAN and VPN support, along with customisable guest portals. All this is made possible with the new all-in-one device management ASUS ExpertWiFi app.
The EBM68 also comes with AiProtection Pro, which leverages powerful cybersecurity solutions and cloud data centers in collaboration with Trend Micro to shield businesses and all connected devices from cyber threats.
ASUS’ first foray into handheld gaming was first teased as an April Fool’s joke earlier this year, which turned out to be real, the ROG Ally is everything consumers want in a gaming handheld device. It has stunning visuals and performance, all in a compact, sleek and lightweight design.
The handheld runs on Windows 11 and is powered by AMD Z1 Extreme APU, 16GB of 6400MHz LPDDRG DRAM, and an ultra-fast PCle Gen 4 SSD. It also boasts a Full HD 120Hz high-refresh-rate display with Adaptive Sync and ROG’s Zero Gravity thermal system. This means you can run AAA and indie games on the ROG Ally and still enjoy smooth and tear-free visuals.
Pricing and pre-orders for the Ally will be revealed in early June.
ROG Strix Scope II 96 Wireless
The ROG Strix Scope II 96 Wireless is ROG’s first 96% wireless gaming keyboard. It is equipped with hot-swappable switches, featuring all-new ROG NX Snow mechanical switches. Developed in-house, the unique dampening foam with an integrated switch-dampening pad offers a solid and thocky experience for keyboard enthusiasts.
It also features a tri-mode connection with ROG SpeedNova wireless technology and ROG Omni Receiver which allows users to connect their mouse and keyboard via a single dongle receiver.
Computex 2023 runs from 30 May to 2 June 2023 and is held in Taipei, Taiwan.