At CES 2020, Asus has unveiled laptops, monitors and a host of new Zen WiFi routers. Starting with the laptop, the company has introduced a new and compact Zenbook Duo, new Asus Expert B9450 laptop, Asus ROG Zephyrus G15, and Asus Chromebook Flip C436. Vivobook S Series laptops are refreshed with 10th gen Intel processors. The company introduced three new routers in its ZenWiFi series and gave two displays in its type series. Asus introduced three new wireless mounts, a new gaming keyboard and a new wireless headset in the Republic of Gamers (ROG) range. Asus has not disclosed the price or availability of any of its products, and claims they will vary by region.
Asus Expert B9450
The company has expanded its ExpertBook series and introduced a new Expertbook B9450 laptop. It is the lightest 14-inch laptop in the world weighing 870 grams and is aimed at business professionals. The laptop complies with the MIL-STD-810G military standard, and is powered by a 10th gen Intel processor paired with up to 16GB of RAM. The Asus Expert B9450 laptop has a 14.8 mm thick chassis, and comes with an optional 66Whr battery that claims to deliver up to 20 hours of battery life. Connectivity options include Ethernet, USB 3.2 Gen 2 and two Thunderbolt 3 ports. It supports Wi-Fi 6, has IR camera, web camera shield and fingerprint sensor.
Asus has also updated its ZenBook Duo, and the 2020 model comes with a compact screen and a 10th gen Intel processor. The laptop has two screens – a main 14-inch full-HD display and a secondary 12.6-inch panel above the keyboard. It comes with 16GB of RAM, and has an optional GeForce MX250 GPU. The new portable ZenBook Duo should be available in Q1 2020.
Asus Chromebook Flip C436
The Chromebook Flip C436 was also introduced at CES 2020, and the Chrome OS-running laptop has a 360-degree hinge that allows it to be used as a tablet as well. The Chromebook is listed to be lighter, weighing just 1.1 kg, and is also listed to be only 13.7 mm thick. It has a 14-inch full-HD (1920×1080 pixels) display with slim bezels, and is powered by a 10th gen Intel Core processor. It packs either 8GB or 16GB LPDDR3 memory, and has a 42Whr battery, which is deferred to run for 12 hours.
The Chromebook Flip C436 comes with M.2 SSDs up to 512GB. Connectivity options include dual-band Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth v5.0 and a pair of USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-C ports.
Asus ROG Zephyrus G15
The new Asus ROG Zephyrus G15 features a 15.6-inch full-HD display with a 240Hz refresh rate, AMD’s all-new Ryzen 7 4800HS CPU, Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060, up to 32GB DDR4 RAM and SSD up to 1TB display. Storage. It supports Wi-Fi 6, has a backlit keyboard, and supports Bluetooth V5 as well.
The laptop packs a 76Whr battery, which runs on Windows 10 Pro, and weighs about 2.1 kg. Onboard connectivity includes one USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C, three USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type One A, one HDMI 2.0 B and one 3.5 mm audio combo jack. Like all other products announced at CES, the price and availability of the Zephyrus G15 are also not known.
Asus VivoBook S Series Upgrade
Since coming to the Vivobook Series, Asus has updated the Vivobook S13, Vivobook S14 and Vivobook S15 laptops with the new 10th gen Intel CPU. The new laptops provide Wi-Fi 6 connectivity, and support up to 16 GB of RAM. The Vivobook S14 and Vivobook S15 laptops will come in four bold new colors: Resolute Red, Gaia Green, Dreamy White, and Indie Black. For 13-inch models, Asus will offer alternatives to Indy Black or Dreamy White. They are expected to be made available in early 2020.
The ZenScreen MB16ACE portable monitor was also unveiled at CES, and the monitor is aimed at those who like to connect their laptop to the monitor and use it as a secondary display. It has a 15.6-inch full-HD ultra-slim IPS display, and weighs about 707.64 grams. It comes with a single USB Type-C port, and a smart case light to protect the screen, and an adjustable stand to suit your viewing needs.
Asus ProArt display PA248QV, PA278QV
Asus introduced two new monitors in its ProArt Series – ProArt Display PA248QV and ProArt Display PA278QV. Both monitors come with an average Delta E <2 rating and remarkable color accuracy with 100 percent sRGB. The ProArt Display PA278QV features a 27-inch (2560×1440 pixels) display with a wide aspect ratio, and comes with DisplayPort 1.2, a Mini DisplayPort, an HDMI 1.4, and dual-link DVI-D ports. Meanwhile, the ProArt Display PA248QV sports 24.1 inches (1920)