Answering the needs of gamers, multimedia aficionados, and professionals
CeBIT, Hannover, Germany (6 March, 2012) - ASUS, a global leader in the new digital era, brings to CeBIT 2012 a comprehensive suite of innovations designed to cater to the needs of all users.
These include the HD 7970 DirectCU II graphics card and the ROG Xonar Phoebus for gamers, the RT-N66U wireless router, EA-N66 Ethernet adapter and SBW-06C2X-Z external Blu-ray writer for multimedia aficionados, and the PA248Q display and P1 Portable LED Projector for professionals.
HD 7970 DirectCU II graphics card and ROG Xonar Phoebus soundcard set for gamers
The coolest and quietest HD 7970 on the market, the ASUS HD 7970 DirectCU II graphics card features an all new DirectCU thermal design, with six copper heat pipes and a 20% larger heat dissipation area. This new design delivers 20% cooler temperatures and is up to 14dB quieter than reference graphics cards. The acclaimed DIGI+ VRM digital power design features 12-phase Super Alloy Power technology to increase power efficiency and improve overall system stability. VGA Hotwire lets users solder wires on the card's voltage regulators to enable them to accurately read or adjust Vcore, Vmem, and PLL voltages on a hardware level. The intuitive GPU Tweak interface also helps users modify and tune clock speeds, voltages and fan performance. The HD 7970 DirectCU II is the only HD 7000 series card that can drive up to six screens through four native DisplayPorts.
The ROG Xonar Phoebus gaming soundcard set differentiates itself from the competition by enhancing both sound quality and command clarity, in essence both audio input and output. ROG Command Technology integrates array microphones that effectively reduce up to 50% of environmental noise. It also gives a dynamic boost in sound clarity with a signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) of 118dB and headphone amplifiers which can drive 600 ohm audiophile-class headphones.
The Xonar Phoebus comes with a control box that gives users complete control over volume settings right at their desk; while the latest Dolby® Home Theater V4 and GX 3.0 gaming audio engine have been specifically tuned to provide a true-to-life experience for those into racing or FPS games.
The RT-N66U and EA-N66 networking solutions and the SBW-06C2X-U Blu-ray writer for multimedia aficionados
The dual-band ASUS RT-N66U wireless router and the EA-N66 Ethernet adapter pair up to become an incredible networking solution that delivers lag-free HD content streaming.
The RT-N66U wireless-N Gigabit Ethernet router provides true dual-band 2.4GHz/5GHz performance up to a total of 900Mbps and 300,000 concurrent data sessions. ASUS Ai Radar technology and three antennas ensure strong wireless coverage and signal optimization, while ASUSWRT allows for easy network setup and management. Dual USB ports, DLNA certification, 3G sharing and server compatibility contribute to extensive multi-role functions
The ASUS EA-N66 Ethernet adapter offers dual-band usability at speeds of up to 450Mbps, operating in 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands. Its patented triple antenna design eliminates interference and assures a better signal, with users benefitting from 3-in-1 roles as a router, repeater, and access point. In addition, an intuitive interface and setup make it easy to connect to and manage networks.
3D Blu-ray entertainment also comes to the fore with the SBW-06C2X-U external Blu-ray writer. This external Blu-ray BDXL writer is a proven entertainment center, with Blu-ray 3D support, Dolby® Digital EX and DTS-HD. With BDXL support up to 128GB and Blu-ray disc writing speeds that are up to six times faster than current writers, it also is the best data backup solution on the market. These capabilities are housed within a 2011 IF Award-winning design, inspired from miniaturized architectural forms of elegant squared lines and a unique metal stand.
PA248Q IPS monitor and P1 Portable LED Projector for professionals
Designed for graphics professionals, the PA248Q features a pre-calibrated IPS panel that provides 100% coverage of the sRGB color space to deliver precise color reproduction and uniformity even with the widest viewing angles. Six-axis independent color adjustments along with Delta E <5 color accuracy ensure exceptional color fidelity. To further increase user productivity, ASUS exclusive QuickFit Virtual Scale provides real-size artwork previews on-screen through photos, documents, and grid modes. The PA248Q features an ergonomic design with swivel, tilt, pivot and height adjustments to give users ideal views no matter their seating position. In addition, it is the world's first monitor with four USB 3.0 ports.
The ASUS P1 ultra-light HD Portable LED Projector is rated at 200 ANSI lumens and features a long-life LED light source that enables it to support HD quality high resolution 1280 x 800 projections. With a short throw ratio of 1.16:1, users can enjoy HD projections the size of a 40" display if the P1 is just a meter from the screen. Practical and easy to use, it can be set up in seconds with its instant height adjustment flip-down stand while an Auto Keystone Correction feature detects its orientation and automatically corrects distorted trapezoid images that result from an angled projection. Its compatibility with most ASUS notebook power adapters (≧65W) makes it the ideal ASUS business combo.
The P1 recently bagged the Good Design Award in Japan and iF Gold Product Design Award in Germany.
ASUS, the world's top 3 consumer notebook vendor and the maker of the world's best-selling and most award winning motherboards, is a leading enterprise in the new digital era. ASUS designs and manufactures products that perfectly meet the needs of today's digital home, office and person, with a broad portfolio that includes motherboards, graphics cards, optical drives, displays, desktops, Eee Box and all-in-one PCs, notebooks, netbooks, tablet devices, servers, multimedia and wireless solutions, networking devices, and mobile phones. Driven by innovation and committed to quality, ASUS won 3,886 awards in 2011, and is widely credited with revolutionizing the PC industry with the Eee PCTM. With a global staff of more than 11,000 and a world-class R&D team of 3,100 engineers, the company's revenue for 2011 was around US$11.9 billion.