Lineup includes Lyra and 802.11ax networking devices, always-on NovaGo laptop and long-battery-life ZenFone Max Plus (M1) smartphone
LAS VEGAS, USA, January 8, 2018 — ASUS today revealed its all-new lineup of connected devices at the ASUS Showcase Room at CES ® 2018 in Las Vegas, displaying how the ASUS ecosystem delivers impeccable connectivity to keep users in touch around the home, at the office and on the go.
Brand-new ASUS networking devices debuted today include Lyra Voice and Lyra Trio, with RT-AX88U also on display. Lyra Voice and Lyra Trio are complementary mesh-netwoking innovations that extend connectivity to all parts of the home — with built-in Amazon Alexa voice control through Lyra Voice. RT-AX88U is the next-generation 802.11ax router with ultrafast Wi-Fi connectivity and high capacity to support more devices.
Also on display are the highly-anticipated NovaGo always-connected Windows 10 laptop and ZenFone Max Plus (M1) smartphone, both engineered to keep users connected for long periods away from Wi-Fi networks and power outlets. NovaGo is the world’s first Gigabit LTE-capable laptop designed for truly connected mobility, providing users with an always-on, always-connected experience. ZenFone Max Plus (M1) is the first model in the new ZenFone Max Series — the world’s only range of high-battery-capacity smartphones to keep users powered and connected for much longer between charges.
The ASUS Showcase Room at Wynn Las Vegas is open from January 9–12, 2018. Visitors to CES 2018 are invited to visit the Showcase Room and experience the latest ASUS innovations.
ASUS Lyra Voice
Winner of the CES 2018 Innovation award, Lyra Voice is a two-in-one 802.11ac mesh Wi-Fi system and voice assistant with powerful stereo speakers, a microphone and integrated Amazon Alexa voice control. Users can interact with Amazon Alexa simply by talking to Lyra Voice, enabling them to play music, hear the news, check the weather, control smart-home devices, and more.
Part of the Lyra mesh Wi-Fi system family, Lyra Voice is a tri-band, AC2200-class device that communicates with other connected Lyra hubs to provide whole-home coverage with no Wi-Fi dead zones. It's the perfect choice for wherever a smart assistant is desired — be it the kitchen, living room or bedroom. The system also integrates seamslessly with trigger and automation services such as IFTTT, making it easy to turn a traditional house into the connected smart home. Lyra Voice can be configured and controlled easily using the intuitive Lyra mobile app.
ASUS Lyra Trio
Lyra Trio is a stylish, dual-band, multi-hub mesh Wi-Fi system with unique antenna placement to deliver impeccable Wi-Fi to every corner of the home — banishing Wi-Fi dead zones.
Lyra Trio features 3x3 MIMO technology and seamless roaming to deliver superior Wi-Fi speeds and automatically connect users to the best possible signal wherever they are in the home, ensuring consistently fast and smooth connections. This eye-catching new Wi-Fi-system also boasts always-on privacy protection for all connected smart devices for the life of Lyra Trio, ensuring that security is always up to date.
The ASUS Lyra app puts users in control, enabling PC-free setup, network management and diagnostics, and automatically notifies the network administrator should problems arise.
RT-AX88U is a dual-band router featuring the next-generation 802.11ax wireless standard for ultrafast Wi-Fi speeds of up to 6000Mbps. With a revolutionary combination of OFDMA and MU-MIMO technology, 802.11ax technology provides 4X-faster throughput than 802.11ac technology on connected devices in traffic-dense environments, while also increasing network capacity and efficiency. With the latest 802.11ax technology and four powerful antennas, RT-AX88U provides wide coverage and stable connections. Moreover, RT-AX88U offers easy connectivity for multiple users. Its eight Gigabit LAN ports and MU-MIMO for both uplink and downlink communications make RT-AX88U the ideal solution for busy environments such as LAN parties, which demand high capacity for both wireless and wired connections.
RT-AX88U also includes AiProtection, commercial-grade network security powered by Trend Micro™, to block and neutralize internet security threats for all connected smart devices. It's also compatible with the ASUS AiMesh Wi-Fi system for seamless whole-home coverage.
NovaGo is the world’s first Gigabit LTE-capable laptop designed for truly connected mobility, providing users with an always-on, always-connected experience with Windows 10. This ultrathin and light convertible laptop is powered by a Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 835 Mobile PC platform, and features a Gigabit Snapdragon X16 LTE modem for lightning-fast download speeds of up to 1Gbps — 3X to 7X-faster than average broadband speeds. It has up to a 22-hour battery life with over 30 days of modern standby, and a built-in eSIM or Nano SIM that ensures seamless connectivity across borders.
NovaGo is a new breed of laptop designed for the tech-savvy user who is aware of the new and exciting always-on, always-connected possibilities offered by the Snapdragon 835 Mobile PC platform. The latest premium-tier Snapdragon 835 Mobile PC platform is designed to provide superior user experiences with blazing-fast connectivity and exceptional on-the-go power efficiency.
NovaGo runs Windows 10 S natively and provides users with a secure and familiar Windows experience including the Start menu and great new features like Windows Ink, Windows Hello and Cortana. Windows 10 S runs verified apps from the Microsoft Store, which provide a seamless and secure experience. Users can stay productive with Outlook and PowerPoint, get creative with Photoshop or InDesign, and be entertained by Spotify or Netflix.
ASUS ZenFone Max Plus (M1)
ZenFone Max Plus (M1) is the first model in the new ZenFone Max Series, the world’s only range of high-battery-capacity smartphones, perfect for modern, connected users that need their devices to just keep on going.
ZenFone Max Plus (M1) is the first ASUS smartphone with a 5.7-inch full-view display in an amazingly compact body that's no larger than many standard 5.2-inch smartphones. With its expanded viewing area, compact size, dual rear cameras, convenient face- and fingerprint-recognition security, and a high-capacity 4130mAh battery — the hallmark of the ZenFone Max Series — ZenFone Max Plus (M1) offers a class-leading combination of features designed to encompass all of life's adventures.
ASUS showcase hours and location
Wynn Las Vegas
Jan. 9, 2018: 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m. (Press only)
Jan. 10–11: 9:00 a.m. –6:00 p.m.
Jan. 12: 9:00 a.m. –4:00 p.m.
 Up to 22 hours of video playback on a single charge. Battery life may vary by device configuration, settings and other factors.
 eSIM availability may vary by region; Nano SIM compatibility comes as standard in all ASUS NovaGo models