ASUS

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Out of all the ma­jor brands, ASUS was un­doubt­edly one no­table name with many prod­ucts to shout about, even be­fore COMPUTEX 2017 had of­fi­cially kicked off. These prod­ucts ranged from the myr­iad of new con­sumer note­books, gam­ing note­books, and moth­er­boards.

In fact, ASUS’ first event of that week was the launch of its new lineup of ZenBooks and VivoBooks. More specif­i­cally, the com­pany un­veiled a to­tal of three new ZenBooks and two VivoBooks: the VivoBook S, and the VivoBook Pro.

The three ZenBooks that were launched in­clude the ZenBook 3 Deluxe, the ZenBook Pro, and the ZenBook Flip S, a 2-in-1 con­vert­ible Ul­tra­book that was also the dar­ling of the show.

On the gam­ing side of things, ASUS’ Repub­lic of Gamers (ROG) di­vi­sion also had two very dis­tinc­tive gam­ing note­books to share, chief among them be­ing the new ul­tra-thin, but pow­er­ful ROG Zephyrus. It’s the first ASUS notebook to fea­ture an ex­tremely thin form-fac­tor, but what makes it so spe­cial is the all-new NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 with Max-Q de­sign that is housed within. Other spec­i­fi­ca­tions in­clude a 120Hz Full HD G-SYNC dis­play, an In­tel Core i7-7700HQ pro­ces­sor clocked 2.8GHz, and up to 24GB of DDR4 2,400MHz RAM.

But note­books weren’t the only thing that ASUS launched at COMPUTEX 2017. At an­other (sep­a­rate) event, the Tai­wan­based man­u­fac­turer also showed off a new range of X299 moth­er­boards at a spe­cial work­shop. As you can guess, these moth­er­boards were de­signed to house In­tel’s new Core-X fam­ily of CPUs.

Out of all the ma­jor brands, ASUS was un­doubt­edly one no­table name with many prod­ucts to shout about, even be­fore COMPUTEX 2017 had of­fi­cially kicked off.

Among these moth­er­boards were the ROG Strix X299-E Gam­ing and Ram­page VI Apex. The Ram­page VI Apex is a moth­er­board that is tar­geted at over­clock­ers, but more specif­i­cally, it’s a moth­er­board that’s de­signed to work well with LN2 (Liq­uid Ni­tro­gen) over­clock­ing, or even rarer meth­ods, such as liq­uid he­lium. It’s also the quirki­est of all the ASUS moth­er­boards present that day, sport­ing jagged cutouts on its left and right edges.

The Strix X299-E Gam­ing, on the other hand, serves as the more af­ford­able op­tion in terms of the other X299 moth­er­boards. It was also the only ATX model of the ROG se­ries, with the Ram­page VI Apex and Ram­page VI Ex­treme be­ing E-ATX mod­els.

ASUS Chair­man Jon­ney Shih with the ZenBook Flip S.

The ROG Zephyrus is ASUS’ thinnest and most pow­er­ful gam­ing notebook to date.

The ZenBook Flip S is one pow­er­ful 2-in-1 con­vert­ible PC.

The ZenBook Flip S in tablet mode.

The ZenBook Pro was also a thing of beauty.

The ROG GL702ZC holds the honor of be­ing the world’s first AMD Ryzen-pow­ered gam­ing notebook.

The ASUS VivoBook S.

The ROG Strix X299-E Gam­ing is the more af­ford­able X299 moth­er­board. It is also the only ATX board in the ROG line.

The Ram­page VI Apex was built

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