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ASUS X302
ASUS X302

ASUS today announced the X302, an affordable, high performance 13.3-inch notebook powered by up to a 5th-generation Intel Core i7 processor and gaming-grade NVIDIA® GeForce® GT™ 900 Series graphics. Ideal for work or play, X302 features a Full HD display for exceptional visuals, and features ASUS IceCool technology to keep the palm-rest cool even after extended periods of use. X302 boasts sleek lines and features a spun-metal-effect top cover — with the iconic concentric-circle pattern — finished in dark blue, and is designed for those looking for a stylish all-rounder notebook.

Geared for fast, responsive computing

ASUS X302 is powered by up to a 5th-generation Intel Core i7 processor for fast, responsive performance for multi-task computing or multimedia entertainment. X302 delivers exceptional visuals as well, thanks to discrete NVIDIA GeForce GT 900 Series graphics – giving users silky-smooth video playback and fast, fluid gaming. The 900 Series gives X302 a significant visual boost over normal notebooks; giving it photo and video editing capabilities, as well as the ability to play the latest games.

X302 can be optioned with a solid-state drive (SSD) for faster data access and application loading times.X302 also features a 38W lithium-polymer battery, with an enhanced battery lifespan that allows three times the number of charge cycles of the traditional lithium-ion batteries used in most notebooks.

ASUS IceCool technology and Full HD 1920 x 1080 visuals

ASUS X302 features ASUS IceCool technology that uses a unique internal component layout to address palm rest heating issues. This keeps palm rest surface temperatures between 28 and 35 degrees Celsius, significantly lower than body temperature so users stay cool and comfortable.

X302 has a 13.3-inch panel which is the ideal size for watching movies, surfing the web, or working on spreadsheets. X302 is available with up to an LED-backlit Full HD 1920 x 1080 resolution display, as well as in-plane switching (IPS) display technology. The latter gives X302 wide 178-degree viewing angles, allowing users to view the screen from virtually any angle without distortion, so colors stay true and lifelike.

ASUS Splendid technology ensures accurate color reproduction, incredible detail and vibrant, lifelike colors, ensuring X302 offer users a stunning visual experience for work, movies and gaming.

Sleek modern design with ASUS-exclusive technologies

ASUS X302 has a seamless one-piece keyboard for a solid typing feel, and has a 104 x 76mm touchpad – the same size as those found on larger 15-inch laptops. ASUS Smart Gesture technology supports a range of Windows 8.1 touch commands for quicker, responsive input.

X302 boasts sleek minimalist lines, gently-rounded edges, and the signature concentric-circle pattern on the dark blue top cover gives it a premium, high quality feel. It has portable dimensions measuring 328 x 234 x 25.6mm, and weighs less than 1.6kg. For detail information, visit www.techologie.com.

 

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Penclic’s wireless workspace

Penclic, the award-winning Swedish company known for creating ergonomically functional and sleekly designed computer accessories, announces the ultimate wireless work station for the home, office and the road. With the launch of the Bluetooth numpad, the Penclic team has added to their growing portfolio of ergonomic, yet beautifully designed computer accessories to deliver a modern twist on the wireless workspace.

Penclic’s journey began in 2011 with the launch of their pen-shaped mouse that brought innovation to a category that hadn’t seen a true design change since the world was introduced to the PC mouse more than 30 years ago. Since then they have introduced a wide range of ergonomic computer accessories that incorporate sleek Scandinavian design, including the next-generation Bluetooth Mouse B3 and their Wireless Mini Keyboard K2. With the newly introduced numpad, they have completed the wireless set up, just in time for New Year’s resolutions to get heathy at home and at work. Fitness may start at the gym, but work wellness begins at the office, where the average worker spends more than six hours in front of a computer screen.

Working together, the compact size of the keyboard and numpad centralize your position, while the design of the mouse allows you to utilize your fine motor skills intended for mouse operation, resulting in a healthy lifestyle, increased productivity and reduced chances of Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI). The size and feel of the products keep your desktop clutter-free, helping you stay organized during your work day.

Stina Wahlqvist, Penclic CEO and one of the youngest female CEOs in the tech industry, knew that she had a daunting task when she had a dream of helping people by producing ergonomic computer accessories, while still making them aesthetically pleasing.

“We started creating a new standard, Design and Ergonomics, to fit into the consumer market. It goes without saying you know you are in for a big challenge. Traditionally, ergonomic products are not praised for their “beautiful” design-just for the purpose they serve. We wanted to change that,” says Wahlqvist. “We saw huge potential to help people and still provide fantastic looking products that are functional. We wanted to find that balance. To me this vision is clear.”

The Penclic wireless workstation has found that balance with a nod to sleek, Scandinavian style, while still packing tons of function, health benefits and practicality into the design. With growing trends of health in the workplace and employees working remotely, Penclic strives to provide a space where people will feel comfortable and enjoy working, whether it’s in an office, at home or on the go.

Penclic’s wireless workspace will be on display at the 2015 CES in Las Vegas, January 6-9, in South Hall, Booth #32012.

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BenQ SW2401PT

BenQ America Corp., an internationally renowned digital lifestyle solutions provider and LED monitor expert, today introduced its all-new SW2401PT photography monitor.Featuring a 24-inch QHD display, 99-percent Adobe RGB color space, and IPS technology, BenQ’s latest addition to its creative design monitor seriescombines a selection of high-end features for incredibly reliable color accuracy, fidelity consistency, and seamless compatibility with today’s DSLR cameras. Designed to facilitate the way photographers work with color, the SW2401PT also enables easy hardware calibration, 14-bit 3D, LIT, Delta E<2 capabilities, a Black-and-White mode, and more.

“BenQ is proud to introduce the world’s first monitor specifically engineered for today’s professional photographers and enthusiasts,” said Bob Wudeck, Associate Vice President, Strategy and Business Development at BenQ America Corp. “Loaded with advanced features to support the color editing process, our latest RevolutionEyes monitor displays a larger spectrum of color reproduction while hardware calibration allows users to adjust the monitor’s image-processing chip without changing the graphics card output data. Powerful, intuitive, and extremely advanced, the SW2401PT lets photographers blend colors with incredible accuracy to bring more creative integrity to their work.”

Designed specifically for today’s digital photographers, BenQ’s QHD 2560×1440 SW2401PT professional photography monitor includes a 99-percent Adobe RGB color gamma to provide a greater range of color reproduction for shades of blue and green, while hardware calibration allows users to fine-tune the device’s image-processing chip without replacing the graphics card output data — ensuring that every photo is displayed smoothly and consistently, exactly as it was taken. Equipped with two preset calibration modes, the SW2401PT provides a 14-bit 3D Look Up Table (LUT) and DeltaE<2 in both Adobe RGB and sRGB color spaces, enabling a more authentic view of original images. The SW2401PT also comes with BenQ’s Palette Master calibration software, which can be used with a calibrator to optimize color performance.

Featuring four times the pixel resolution of FHD devices and nearly 77-percent more working space, the 24-inch SW2401PT gives photographers an incredibly versatile screen area while the monitor’s OSD controller puts easy remote configuration directly onto the user’s hand. As a result, the SW2401PT can be customized to click through display settings for applications such as photo editing, web surfing, or word processing software. To facilitate the photo editing process even further, the SW2401PT comes equipped with a Black-and-White mode which allows users to easily edit and view black and white photos without losing any facets of the details or tones of the original photograph.

To increase viewer comfort during long periods of computer use, the SW2401PT integrates BenQ’s RevolutionEyes™ technology. Featuring ZeroFlicker™ capabilities, the monitor uses a new direct lighting system engineered to eliminate flicker issues caused by backlight controllers. As a result, the eye-comfort technology enhances productivity and reduces visual fatigue by eliminating monitor flickering at all brightness levels.

The BenQ’s SW2401PT is available now and retails at $499. More information on the full line of BenQ products is available at www.BenQ.us.

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NEC Supplies Supercomputer

NEC Corporation today announced that NEC Deutschland GmbH has delivered a supercomputer utilizing NEC’s scale-out server, the Express5800/E120f-M, featuring the new Intel(R) Xeon(R) E5-2600 v3 Product Family, to the University of Ulm, a state university in Germany offering high performance computing services for theoretical chemistry researchers.

The new “JUSTUS” system, named in honor of the accomplished German chemist Justus von Liebig, will help researches in Baden-Wurttemberg to understand highly complex chemical processes with computer simulations. The system will address highly practical issues, such as energy storage and energy transformation, as well as more fundamental research on molecular mechanics, catalytic processes and the pharmaceutical effect of medications.

JUSTUS is built from more than 7,100 CPU cores in 444 compute nodes. There are two special systems for visualization which can be used by researches to directly analyze results without having to copy data for viewing on separate workstations. In addition, more than 1,000 solid state disks (SSD) are utilized, four in each compute node, combined with a central block storage device connected via an extremely fast Infiniband network. Cooperation between Ulm University’s Communication and Information Center (kiz) and NEC assures that this novel solution, which brings together the speed of local SSDs with the flexibility of central storage, is further developed using the latest software technologies.

Moreover, JUSTUS not only offers world-class performance but it is environmentally friendly at the same time. The system features the high temperature tolerance of the NEC Express5800 server, which allows the cluster to be cooled for free more than 200 days a year through a heat exchanger that does not require external cooling power. This helps the university to reduce power consumption and cooling costs, which are budgetary challenges for smaller universities.

“We selected the NEC Express5800 technology because of its superior performance and energy saving capabilities. Moreover, NEC’s custom cluster design perfectly matches our users’ demanding memory and IO requirements by combining flash disks with a central storage concept using a fast Infiniband interconnect network,” said Professor Stefan Wesner, head of the Communication and Information Center (kiz) at University of Ulm.

“Strong interest is now being seen in NEC’s new Express5800 servers from the HPC market and we are very pleased that the University of Ulm has introduced our latest energy saving technologies. This is one of the first orders we received for a large-scale Express5800 system in the European HPC market and we have already gained a good position with this new product,” said Tomoyasu Nishimura, general manager, IT Platform Division, NEC Corporation. “We look forward to continuing to offer scalar and vector server products tailored to the application environment of customers in need of high performance computing.”

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DDR4-2133 Unbuffered DIMM

SP/ Silicon Power, the world’s leading provider of memory storage solutions, today announces the launch of DDR4-2133 Unbuffered DIMM for desktops to keep pace with the next generation of DRAM. Compatible with Intel® Haswell-E platform, SP DDR4 desktop memory features outstanding stability and super-fast data transmission, allowing users to enjoy unprecedented experiences.

Performance Upgrade to a Whole New Level

As DDR4 memory industry is getting more mature, it reflects the growing demand for computing solutions of higher performance. To meet the needs, SP introduces the revolutionary memory module – DDR4-2133 U-DIMM which supports Intel Haswell-E platform and X99 chipset motherboards. It is available in 4GB and 8GB, and the motherboard can be upgraded up to the maximum capacity of 64GB. DDR4-2133 outperforms DDR3-1600 with high frequency of 2133 MHz and a transfer bandwidth reaching 17GB/s, which is 33% faster than DDR3-1600. The amazing stability and powerful performance will bring a beyond-the-expectation experience for professionals; no matter they are advanced gamers, multimedia workers or DIY enthusiasts.

Lower Voltage of 1.2V for a Greener Life

In addition to system upgrade, DDR4 also resolves a major issue of energy consumption. A lower voltage of 1.2V can reduce 20% power usage compared to 1.5V for DDR3-1600. Less heat dissipation keeps the computer running at low temperatures that will improve stability and extend the life of system hardware. And the lower energy consumption also catches the trend of eco-consciousness.

Persisting in good quality, SP DDR4-2133 memory features high performance, high stability, and low power consumption. In order to satisfy different demands, SP provides various options in channel kits with 4GB, 8GB, 4GB*2, 8GB*2, 4GB*4, and 8GB*4. For those who eager to upgrade their PCs to a new level, SP DDR4-2133 U-DIMM is the best solution to get up to speed! SP insists on selecting high quality and original memory module for DDR4-2133 U-DIMM, and it is 100% tested before shipping to guarantee the highest standard of stability, durability and compatibility. SP backs all memory modules with a lifetime warranty.

DDR4-2133 Unbuffered DIMM Features:

● High performance at transfer bandwidth reaching 17GB/s
● Low voltage of 1.2V for less power consumption
● Original and high quality memory module
● 100% tested for stability, durability and compatibility
● Lifetime warranty

DDR4-2133 Unbuffered DIMM Specifications:

● Type:DDR4-2133 Unbuffered without ECC
● Pins:288-Pin
● Speed:DDR4-2133 MHz
● Capacity:
Single Package ─ 4GB、8GB
Dual Channel Kit ─ 8GB (4GB*2)、16GB(8GB*2)
Quad Channel Kit ─ 16GB (4GB*4)、32GB(8GB*4)
● Chip Specification:512M*8 bit
● Voltage:1.2 V
● CAS Latency:CL15

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ASUS ESC4000 G2S Server

ASUS today announced that its ESC4000 G2S servers have powered their way to the top of the Green500 list of the world’s most energy-efficient supercomputers, as part of the L-CSC compute cluster constructed by the Darmstadt, Germany-based GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung, in cooperation with the Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies (FIAS). The cluster will be used for theoretical physics simulations in the field of quantum chromodynamics.

Driven by 160 ASUS ESC4000 G2S supercomputer servers, 224 AMD FirePro S9150 dual-GPU modules, an array of 112 Intel Xeon E5-2690 v2 processors and 896 16GB 1.35v DDR3-1600 memory modules, the L-CSC cluster at GSI manages an performance-efficiency ratio of 5.27GFLOPs (5270MFLOPs) per watt — beating hundreds of other contenders to the pinnacle of the prestigious Green500 rankings.

Commenting on the achievement, ASUS General Manager of Server BU, Tom Lin, said: “ASUS has a long, trusted and proud standing in the high-performance computing (HPC) field. With the November 2014 Green500 list we have reached a new level, with the table-topping GSI project using ASUS ESC4000 G2S GPU servers. We’re proud to offer our customers solutions that deliver unparalleled performance and utmost energy efficiency. The GSI cluster delivers top-tier performance for critical HPC applications — and ASUS is pleased to be part of the project.”

Dr. Volker Lindenstruth, professor of Frankfurt’s Goethe University, head of IT department of GSI and chairman of Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies, remarked: “Supercomputers are inevitable in today’s research. The scientific challenges require computers as fast as possible, but we have to keep power consumption and costs in mind, in order to use our available resources as good as possible.” The professor continued: “We’re excited to reach the number-one position in the Green500 list with the new L-CSC supercomputer and we thank AMD and ASUS for the excellent cooperation. The L-CSC supercomputer at GSI research facility featuring ASUS ESC4000 G2S servers and AMD FirePro GPUs provides.”

Extreme supercomputing power with extreme efficiency

The ASUS ESC4000 G2S is the enhanced version of the award-winning ESC4000 G2 product family. Based on the dual Intel Xeon E5-2600 v2 processor platform and designed for use in environments that demand high-density GPU/coprocessor servers, ESC4000 G2S Series servers feature a highly-optimized thermal design that’s up to 20% more power efficient than the previous version and nine PCI Express® 3.0 (PCIe 3.0) x16 expansion slots.

The innovative design delivers high-density computing power, easy scalability and exceptional energy efficiency, making ESC4000 G2S series servers the ideal choice for applications in the HPC fields of life and medical sciences, engineering science, financial modeling, virtualization and digital content creation — and overall performance that’s up to 10% greater than previous models.

Supercomputing prowess supported by ASUS servers

ASUS worked closely with AMD, FIAS and GSI to support national-level scientific research. Founded in 1969, GSI is a research facility for heavy-ion research, including cancer therapy GSI’s compute cluster was designed and built in conjunction with FIAS, a research institute for physics, neuroscience, life science and computer science. This ASUS ESC4000 G2S-based supercomputing world-leader is relied on by researchers from around the world.

AVAILABILITY

The ESC4000 G2S is available at ASUS authorized distributors.

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GTX980-G1-Gaming-WATERFORCE-3-Way-SLI-Kit

GIGABYTE, the leading premium gaming hardware manufacturer, today introduces the world’s first GTX 980 WATERFORCE 3-way SLI kit (GV-N980X3WA-4GD) with closed loop liquid cooling designed for hardcore gamers in search of the most quiet and the coolest ultimate gaming performance, especially in 4K. Powered by a trio of highly acclaimed GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 980 G1 Gaming graphics cards set up in 3-way SLI, the kit is solidly built to deliver monstrous graphics power up to its highest possible potential, while incorporating ultra-efficient cooling technology, intuitive control management, and easy-to-install design to put together a complete 3-way SLI graphics solution kit right of the box.

Ultra-efficient WATERFORCE with Real-time Display and Control

Each graphics card is pre-installed with the exclusive water cooling unit and radiator connected with a pair of coolant pipes. All three independent radiators are placed inside the external metal watercooling box. The intuitive control panel with an OLED display located at the box’ front panel enable gamers to check the performance of the 3 graphics cards in real time.

This intuitive control management offers two control mechanisms for gamers. By utilizing the Target Temperature Mode, the fan and pump speed of each card will be automatically adjusted to attain uniform user-defined GPU temperature across all 3 cards with a few simple clicks. Gamers could also make use of the Fan/Pump Control Mode to adjust each card’s fan and pump configuration individually as preferred for achieving other desired performances.

With the exclusive 3-way closed loop liquid cooling architecture, the WATERFORCE breaks through the multi-way configuration air cooling limitation and keeps all the cards cool at the same temperature level. Without having any of the cards gone overheating, the system is able to perform up to 42.6% lower in operating temperatures overall and 13.1 dB lower in acoustic performance under load compared to a 3-way SLI reference cooler for ultra-stable extreme gaming in near silence.

Extreme 4K Gaming Performance Guaranteed with G1 Gaming

The kit features GIGABYTE GTX 980 G1 Gaming graphics cards in 3-way SLI that could turn any typical gaming rig into an ultimate gaming beast, unleashing the richest graphics performance even when running the most graphically demanding game titles at 4K resolutions.

Beyond performance, the G1 gaming cards also guaranteed tremendous overclocking capability, thanks to the GPU Gauntlet Sorting technology, to go super overclock effortlessly. Further equipped with the second to none Flex Display technology, the G1 Gaming graphics cards provide gamers with the greatest flexibility in output connectivity options for multi-display gaming utilizing a combination of DisplayPort, HDMI and dual-link DVI.

Easy-to-Install Liquid Cooling Solution

The GTX 980 G1 Gaming WATERFORCE 3-way SLI Kit is packed in a hard cover suitcase to ensure well-round protection during delivery. Straight out of the box, the main liquid cooling components are installation-ready and take only few simple steps to assemble the system without breaking a sweat. GIGABYTE also provides dedicated online support for users in case of needing any assistance.
The package also includes a 3-way SLI bridge with the illuminated G1 Gaming logo, a VGA jack that supports and spaces in between cards, pipe clams for tubing management, and a WATERFORCE drive-bay front panel for routing the pipes to make it a complete kit.

The GTX 980 G1 Gaming WATERFORCE 3-way SLI Kit (GV-N980X3WA-4GD) will be available in Taiwan, Australia, China, France, Germany, Japan, Korea, Russia, the UK, and the USA beginning December, 2014. Other regions will follow later.

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LG 31MU97

LG Electronics today unveiled its new 4K Monitor (model 31MU97) for global rollout starting this week. The cutting-edge LG 31MU97 mates Digital Cinema 4K (4096 x 2160) resolution with a 31-inch IPS monitor to create an ultra-sharp high-end monitor that meets the standards of the Digital Cinema Initiative (DCI). The LG 31MU97 is especially well suited for professionals who demand the sharpest possible images for either work or leisure.

The monitor’s ultra-high quality 4K resolution and life-like colors are ideal for photographers, video editors and graphic artists and its incredible picture quality allows for detailed and accurate retouching of any image. With the monitor’s rich and vibrant colors and impressive 10-bit color, visual arts professionals will greatly appreciate the model’s high color accuracy.

The monitor’s IPS display supports over 99.5 percent of the Adobe RGB color space and provides users with several coloring options and modes in order to meet the wide spectrum of needs that graphic professionals require. Its Dual Color Space allows the monitor to display two different color modes at once so that users can compare different perspectives of their work simultaneously. Additionally, the Digital Cinema 4K Monitor comes hardware calibration-ready with LG’s exclusive True Color Pro software.

The LG 31MU97 is equipped with several unique high-end functions that will satisfy most discerning professionals. Video pros can edit 4K content in the ideal resolution with standard Digital Cinema 4K without image scaling. Editing footage with full color expression is made possible by the DCI color standard support which reproduces color realistically, covering 97 percent of DCI-P3 color space, the standard for digital cinema projectors and digital camera. And the LG 31MU97 comes with an ergonomic pivot design that offers maximum convenience for displaying as much of the image on the screen as possible to minimize scrolling and dragging.

“LG’s Digital Cinema 4K Monitor presents the company with an excellent opportunity to solidify our leadership in the global professional monitor market,” said Hyoung-sei Park, head of the IT business division at LG Electronics. “This monitor’s high-end features and functions make it the perfect solution for professionals who require a top-of-the-line monitor with all the technology currently available.”

The LG 31MU97 will be available starting this week in markets including the United States, South Korea, Germany, Australia and the UK followed by the Netherlands, Spain, Poland and Japan in November.

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ASUS X99-E WS

ASUS today announced X99-E WS, a new Compact Electronics Bay (CEB) workstation motherboard based on the Intel® X99 chipset and with support for four-way multi-GPU setups at full PCI Express 3.0 x16 speed for extreme graphics power.

X99-E WS is engineered with premium components for premium efficiency, including an integrated Driver-MOSFET (Dr. MOS), exclusive Beat Thermal Chokes II, ultra-durable 12K capacitors and ProCool power connector.

X99-E WS offers industry-leading storage opportunities with onboard M.2 x4 and support for the exclusive ASUS PIKE II (Proprietary I/O Kit Expansion) and ThunderboltEX II expansion cards. It also has many simple, efficient and ASUS-exclusive easy-maintenance tools, including Q-Code Logger and Dr. Power.

Ultimate PCI Express 3.0 four-way graphics power

X99-E WS is equipped with seven PCI Express 3.0 slots and is able to accommodate up to four dual-slot graphics cards at x16 speed. Both four-way (quad-GPU) NVIDIA® GeForce® SLI™ and AMD® CrossFireX™. are supported, making X99-E WS an excellent choice for graphics professionals who depend on powerful graphics in areas such as design and modeling, or medical research. It is also ideal for processing-intensive simulation and rendering applications. X99-E WS also has ample room for RAID cards, PCI Express-based solid-state drives (SSDs), video-capture cards and other components.

Premium components for premium efficiency

X99-E WS benefits from premium components hand-chosen and carefully arranged by ASUS engineers to provide premium efficiency. These include an integrated Dr. MOS to save space and reduce operating temperatures for more efficient operation, and ASUS-exclusive Beat Thermal Chokes II. The new-design Beat Thermal Chokes II deliver greater durability and up to 94% power efficiency under normal operation. A special fin design results in up to 5°C-lower choke temperatures for added stability, further bolstered by use of a highly-conductive gold coating. This translates into minimal-loss power delivery.

ASUS is the world’s first server manufacturer to introduce 12K solid capacitors — X99-E WS has these ultra-resilient components on board. These Japanese-made capacitors are able to withstand up to 12,000 hours of temperatures as high as 105°C, far exceeding everyday demands. At a typical operating temperature of 65°C, our 12K capacitors have an expected lifespan of 1.2m hours — or well over a century of real-world use.

X99-E WS also employs ProCool, the ASUS-exclusive reinvented power connector. ProCool eliminates the hollow areas associated with traditional power connectors, ensuring an exceptionally close and secure connection with the motherboard. This design is much stronger, and it also benefits power efficiency: the flush connection enables lower impedance and better heat dissipation, allowing cooler operating temperatures.

Flexible storage and quick and easy troubleshooting

X99-E WS has superb storage flexibility, with onboard M.2 x4 and support for both ASUS PIKE II and ThunderboltEX II cards. M.2 is an increasingly popular choice for operating system drives, with M.2 solid-state drives (SSDs) able to get a system up and running in just moments — and X99-E WS’s M.2 x4 connector supports 2260 (60mm) and 2280 (80mm) devices. The new motherboard also has two SATA Express ports, for data-transfer speeds of up to 6Gbit/s.

With PIKE II fitted, X99-E WS becomes high-performance, high-reliability enterprise 12Gbit/s SAS solution, with multiple host bus adapters (HBAs) on a single board for performance-driven applications. X99-E WS is also compatible with ThunderboltEX II, the first Intel-certified Thunderbolt™ 2 add-on card from ASUS, which offers the flexibility to upgrade to Thunderbolt 2 at any time for bi-directional transfer speeds up to 20Gbit/s — that’s four times (4X) faster than USB 3.0.

X99-E WS also benefits from ASUS Q-Code Logger, an easy-maintenance button that records four-digit port 80 code logs to a flash drive with one touch, so administrators can diagnose problems quickly and easily. Similarly, the conveniently-located Dr. Power LED displays messages to clearly indicate any unusual power statuses.

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ASUS PT2001 Portable All-in-One PC

ASUS today announced the PT2001 Portable All-in-One (AiO) PC, which combines a HD+ 19.5-inch Windows 8.1 tablet and a touchscreen desktop PC in one space-saving, convenient and portable device. Powered by the latest 4th-generation Intel® Core™ processors, optional powerful discrete graphics, and featuring a rechargeable battery, it can be used as a traditional PC or a large-format tablet anywhere around the home or office. A convenient flip-out handle makes it easy to carry the powerful and energy-efficient PT2001 anywhere.

Uncompromising performance, effortless portability

PT2001 is powered by up to a 4th-generation Intel Core processor and up to NVIDIA® GeForce® 820M graphics for superb multitasking and smooth graphics performance. Weighing only 3.3kg and featuring a sturdy carry handle — which folds away when not in use — Portable AiO is easy to carry and set up anywhere, even away from a power outlet thanks to its internal rechargeable battery that lasts up to five hours. PT2001 has a slim design that tapers to just 12.3mm at its thinnest point, making it look sleek and stylish in any setting.

The centerpiece of PT2001 is its HD+ (1600 x 900) 19.5-inch IPS 10-point multi-touch display, which provides a crisp and vivid image for immersive entertainment experiences. Its precise and accurate touch sensors ensure smooth and intuitive control of Windows 8.1 and touch-based apps or games. The adjustable aluminum hinge makes PT2001 easy to lay flat for playing touch-based games or enjoying movies and photos with friends and family. For use on a table or desk, the pull-out kickstand provides solid support, and folds flush into the back when not needed.

Designed for shared enjoyment

To enhance the enjoyment of movies, music and games, PT2001 uses ASUS SonicMaster audio technology for amazingly-rich sound that has deep, refined bass and is crystal-clear even at higher volumes. Optional 802.11ac Wi-Fi support delivers stunningly fast network speeds for stutter-free video-streaming and a responsive internet experience. Two convenient HDMI ports make it easy to connect PT2001 to an HDTV or external display to take the entertainment experience to an even larger screen. With the built-in Miracast technology, users also can stream photos and videos wirelessly to a compatible large-screen TV or display, allowing easy sharing with friends and family. While streaming, users can continue to edit files, surf the Internet, read emails, and even play games.

 

Next-generation technology

Portable AiO PT2001 features innovative gesture control that lets users interact with and control the PC from a distance with simple gestures, allowing them to read books, browse the internet or control movies and music with a wave of the hand. PT2001 includes optional support for Near-Field Communication (NFC) to provide a convenient and enhanced user experience. Used together with an NFC-enabled mobile device, PT2001 provides additional features such as instant Windows logon without typing a password, automatic photo and video backup from the mobile device to PT2001, and direct access to files on the mobile device.

Advanced connectivity features such as two SuperSpeed USB 3.0 ports, one USB 2.0 port, plus a versatile 3-in-1 card reader, give PT2001 much more flexibility than any ordinary tablet. Its thin and light portable design means users benefit from all the connectivity features normally associated with a desktop PC, but with the ultimate convenience and portability of a tablet.

ASUS desktops — Most-recommended Windows desktop brand

Innovation, design and reliability are at the heart of all ASUS computers. Winning Readers’ Choice for overall satisfaction for the second year in a row, and for the third successive year in the home category, is proof that ASUS is better at delivering what customers want than rival Windows desktop PC companies. As PCMag.com says: “If you want a Windows desktop PC, ASUS is the best choice”1.