ASUS Showcases Next-Generation Technology at CES

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ASUS announces multiple products for home entertainment, content creation, gaming and mobile consumers

Las Vegas, USA (7 January, 2014) — As a world-leading innovator and highly-respected technology brand, ASUS is committed to innovation and pushing the boundaries of new technologies with new products designed for content creation, gaming and mobile consumers.

Products designed to enhance professional content creation and productivity include the new PB287Q 28-inch 4K/UHD (Ultra High Definition) monitor capable of displaying multiple full size documents or spectacular visuals.  The Z87-Deluxe/SATA Express is a new concept motherboard and the first to implement the SATA Express interface, while ThunderboltEX II is a flexible add-on card that delivers the latest Intel® Thunderbolt™ 2 transfer speeds of up to 20Gbit/s.

ASUS will also demonstrate how it makes life better for busy mobile professionals with the palm-sized S1 Mobile LED Projector and SWB-S1, the world’s first Blu-ray surround-sound station for a truly cinematic experience.

For hardcore gamers, ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) is displaying the ROG Front Base Dual-Bay Gaming Panel, an easy-to-use command center that fits to the front of a PC and allows instant control over a variety of key parameters. This product fully demonstrates ROG’s commitment to the needs of the most demanding gamers and overclockers.

"ASUS is delighted to unveil innovations that will surprise the industry and excite end users — our treasured customers,” remarked Jackie Hsu, ASUS Corporate Vice President and General Manager of Worldwide Sales, “Our goal always is to design and build products that make lives better, and we’re pleased to be able once more to showcase our work on the world stage.”


Impeccable visuals and blazing-fast data transfer for professional content creators

The PB287Q is a brand-new 28” 4K/UHD monitor from ASUS. With a native resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels, PB287Q displays four times (4X) as many pixels as existing the Full HD standard for truly astonishing detail. The ASUS PB287Q also features impressive 1ms response times for fluid and responsive graphics.

PB287Q features extensive connectivity, including HDMI and HDMI/MHL (Mobile High-Definition Link) connectors and native DisplayPort for true 4K/UHD content support. The new display also has an attractive ergonomic design with a slim profile and a full range of swivel, tilt, pivot and height adjustments along with ASUS’s exclusive Splendid Plus to guarantee viewer comfort.

With great visual experiences, users will need the fastest transfer technology to access 4K content. ASUS ThunderboltEX II, the world’s first Intel-certified single Thunderbolt™ 2 port expansion card for PCs is compatible with select ASUS 8-series motherboards.  ASUS ThunderboltEX II offers users the flexibility to upgrade to the latest connectivity standard at any time to benefit from 20Gbit/s data-transfer speeds.  Consumers needing two Thunderbolt ports will be excited to know that the ThunderboltEX II/DUAL will be available in the near future.

The Z87-Deluxe/SATA Express motherboard highlights SATA Express, the next-generation peripheral interface that supports data-transfer speeds of up to 1000MBytes/s.  As such, the Z87-Deluxe/SATA Express is the first motherboard to implement this latest technology onboard, ensuring future expansion possibilities for a wide range of users.


Ultra-portable projection and cinematic experiences on the go

The S1 Mobile LED Projector is a stunning portable projector with a built-in rechargeable battery that lasts for up to three hours on a single charge. At just 3cm (1.18 inches) tall and weighing 342g (0.75lbs), the S1 Mobile LED Projector is the perfect portable projector for mobile professionals that need to travel light.

With the best-in-class short-throw ratio, the S1 Mobile LED Projector displays a 41-inch diagonal projection just one meter away from the screen, while the ability to instantly power on means there’s no waiting when it’s time to give that important presentation. Finished in aluminum, the S1 Mobile LED Projector is the perfect solution for mobile presentations and content projection.

The SBW-S1 is a Blu-ray drive with an integrated ASUS Xonar sound card and headphone amplifier, a world first that provides a truly cinematic experience. It is perfect for laptop users who demand great audio and high-definition video. The SBW-S1 is a compact device that delivers clear distortion-free audio output that is a match for the incredible Blu-ray visuals.

Innovative gaming gear provides great performance and ease of use

Another new product is the ROG Front Base Dual-Bay Gaming Panel. The new ROG product acts as a clever command center occupying two 5.25” drive bays and with its built-in 4-inch display offers gamers instant information and fingertip control so they can concentrate on gaming.  The ROG Front Base Dual Bay Gaming Panel is compatible with all ROG Maximus VI (Z87 chipset-based) motherboards as well as the latest Rampage IV Black Edition.

Front Base Dual-Bay Gaming Panel also provides instant access to five equalization modes with the Quick EQ Switch and, when used with ROG’s SupremeFX sound technology, the included Hi-Fi-quality dual-line analog-audio front-panel (AAFP) cable delivers a superb audio experience with very high signal quality, low crosstalk and minimal noise interference.

Front Base Dual-Bay Gaming Panel features great overclocking capabilities and easily accessed fan controls, system temperature displays and supports fast USB charging even with a supported PC is powered off. It even features an innovative Escape Mode button that hides the gaming screen and mutes the volume, allowing users to return to the desktop in the blink of an eye.

Poseidon GTX 780 with DirectCU H2O is a new graphics cards with an exclusive hybrid thermal solution that enables extremely efficient cooling by either air or water. Powered by the NVIDIA GeForce® GTX™ 780 graphics-processing unit (GPU) and with DirectCU H2O on board, the new card achieves running temperatures up to 24°C lower than reference designs.  It’s also loaded with exclusive ROG technologies, including DIGI+ voltage-regulation modules with black metallic capacitors, a custom 10-phase Super Alloy power delivery system and GPU Tweak for real-time graphics tuning and live streaming.



Pease contact your local ASUS representative for further information.

  1. Specifications and product availability are all subject to change without notice and may differ from country to country. Actual performance may vary depending on applications, usage, environment and other factors. For more details about the products mentioned in this press release, please visit .



30-word summary

ASUS announces the showcase of its latest technology at CES 2014, starting today in Las Vegas. A wide range of innovative and ground-breaking new products will be announced.


60-word summary

ASUS announces the showcase of its latest technology at CES 2014 in Las Vegas. Among the wide range of innovative and ground-breaking new products are the PB287Q 28-in 4K monitor, Z87-Deluxe/SATA Express motherboard, ThunderboltEX II, S1 Mobile LED projector, SWB-S1 Blu-ray surround-sound station and ROG Front Base Dual Bay Gaming Panel.


100-word summary

ASUS announces the showcase of its latest technology at CES 2014, starting today in Las Vegas. Brilliant ideas on show include the PB287Q 28-in 4K monitor, Z87-Deluxe/SATA Express motherboard and ThunderboltEX II, a Thunderbolt 2 add-on card. ASUS also demonstrates products for mobile professionals and gamers, including the S1 Mobile LED projector and SWB-S1 Blu-ray surround-sound station and ROG Front Base Dual Bay Gaming Panel, an easy-to-use command center that fits to the front of a PC.





ASUS is a worldwide top-three consumer notebook vendor and maker of the world’s best-selling, most award-winning, motherboards. A leading enterprise in the new digital era, ASUS designs and manufactures products that perfectly meet the needs of today’s digital home and office, with a broad portfolio that includes motherboards, graphics cards, optical drives, displays, desktop and all-in-one PCs, notebooks, netbooks, servers, multimedia devices, wireless solutions, networking devices, tablets and smartphones. Driven by innovation and committed to quality, ASUS won 4,168 awards in 2012 and is widely credited with revolutionizing the PC industry with its Eee PC™. ASUS has more than 12,500 employees around the globe with a world-class R&D team of 3,800 engineers. Company revenue for 2012 was approximately US$14 billion.