August 30, 2017 5:41 am

IFA 2017: ASUS announces Windows Mixed Reality headset and new laptops with Windows 10

By / Editor-in-Chief, Windows Blog

Today at IFA, ASUS announced the new ASUS Windows Mixed Reality Headset, unveiled the brand-new Republic of Gamers (ROG) Chimera gaming laptop and ROG curved monitor, and introduced the latest thin and light ZenBook and VivoBook laptops, all powered by Windows 10.

Let’s take a closer look at these devices:

ASUS Windows Mixed Reality Headset

ASUS Windows Mixed Reality Headset

The ASUS Windows Mixed Reality headset is powered by Windows 10 and designed to bring you immersive real-world and virtual experiences. It features a beautifully unique design with a pattern of hundreds of 3D polygons and a glossy tone-on-tone effect. Weighing under 400g (less than one pound) and featuring a balanced-crown design that that reduces pressure on the nose and face, the ASUS Windows Mixed Reality Headset is cool and comfortable to wear for extended periods.

The ASUS Windows Mixed Reality headset features innovative inside-out tracking with two built-in front-facing tracking cameras with 6 degrees-of-freedom (6DoF) position tracking. The ASUS Windows Mixed Reality headset doesn’t need external sensors or additional software, making the initial setup simple so you’re up and running in minutes.

ZenBook Flip 14

ZenBook Flip 14

ZenBook Flip 14 (UX461) is an extremely thin 2-in-1 laptop with high-performance discrete graphics. Only 13.9mm thin and weighing just 1.4kg, ZenBook Flip 14 features a 360° touch screen and ASUS Pen support, which allow you to do everything from drawing on and highlighting web pages in Microsoft Edge, to drawing on your memories in the Photos app or adding notes to your map route with Windows Ink.

Other features include:

  • The latest 8th Generation Intel Core i7 quad-core processor, 16GB RAM, NVIDIA GeForce MX150 graphics, a 512GB PCIe x4 SSD, and a Harman Kardon audio system
  • 14-inch NanoEdge Full HD display
  • Up to 13 hours of battery life
  • Equipped with a fingerprint sensor for quick and secure one-touch login with Windows Hello
  • Available in two stylish colors: Icicle Gold and Slate Grey

VivoBook Flip 14

ASUS VivoBook Flip 14 Windows 10 PC

The all-new VivoBook Flip 14 (TP401) is a 14-inch convertible laptop that is just 15.4mm thin and weighs 1.5kg. The device features a NanoEdge design that fits a 14-inch Full HD display into a frame that is the size of a typical 13-inch laptop, giving VivoBook Flip 14 a 74.3 percent screen-to-body ratio and a larger display area for more immersive viewing. The Full HD display has 178˚ wide-view technology and can be used as a laptop, tablet, or anything in between. The 7th Generation Intel Core i7 processor that powers VivoBook Flip 14 provides powerful, energy-efficient performance. VivoBook Flip 14 has a clever fanless design that keeps noise levels down, even at full power, so you can conduct presentations or watch movies without distractions. ASUS Pen support enables intuitive interactivity with Windows Ink.

ZenBook Flip 15

ZenBook Flip 15

The all-new ZenBook Flip 15 (UX561) is a powerful and versatile 2-in-1 laptop designed with the convenience and versatility of a 360°-rotatable 15.6-inch display in a stunning new design that is easy to carry anywhere.

Other features include:

  • The latest 8th Generation Intel Core i7 processor and up to 16GB of fast, 2400MHz DDR4 RAM to deliver up to 2X faster performance than the previous model.
  • Gaming-grade NVIDIA GTX1050 graphics, up to a 2TB HDD and 512GB SSD, USB-C ports with Thunderbolt 3 and a powerful quad-speaker Harman Kardon audio system.
  • NanoEdge 4K UHD or Full HD touchscreen display has 178° wide-view technology and precision-stylus support, perfect for drawing on and highlighting web pages in Microsoft Edge or using with Windows Ink.
  • Available in two colors: Smoky Grey and Pure Silver.

ZenBook 13

The new ZenBook 13 (UX331) is an elegant 13-inch notebook with a stunning crystal-like finish and a sophisticated modern design that places it in a class of its own.

  • Just 13.9mm thin, weighs only 1.12kg and features a slim-bezel 4K UHD NanoEdge touch screen
  • High-performance NVIDIA GeForce MX150 GPU
  • Powered by the latest 8th Generation Intel Core i7 processor — which can be boosted to 3.7GHz when needed — with 16GB RAM and a 1TB PCIe SSD

VivoBook S14

ASUS VivoBook S14 Windows 10 PC

VivoBook S14 (S410) is a stylish 14-inch thin-and-light laptop that has an 18.8mm profile and weighs just 1.3kg, perfect for those who are constantly on the go. A premium Icicle Gold or Star Grey finish provides stylish looks and a NanoEdge display with a slim 7.8mm bezel gives users a larger display area for more immersive viewing. VivoBook S14 is powered by the latest 8th Generation Intel Core i7-8550U processor with up to 16GB DDR4 memory and NVIDIA GeForce MX150 graphics.

ROG Chimera gaming laptop

ROG Chimera gaming laptop

ROG Chimera gaming laptop with an ultra-responsive 144Hz wide-view display and a 7ms gray-to-gray response time, delivering smooth and seamless visuals never seen before on a laptop. It’s powered by Windows 10 and the latest unlocked Intel Core i7-7820HK processor and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 graphics.

ROG Chimera brings together the best of laptop and console gaming: take advantage of Xbox Play Anywhere and enjoy built-in support for Xbox Wireless, which allows you to connect your favorite Xbox accessories to the PC without the need for multiple adapters, and without having to swap controllers when switching between console and PC.

With the Windows 10 Creators Update, the ROG Chimera arrives equipped with native, live game streaming through the Game bar with MixerGame Mode, to battle system resource contention, your gaming community through the Xbox app, DirectX 12 support, and more.

ROG Strix XG35VQ curved monitor

The brand-new ROG Strix XG35VQ is a 35-inch UWQHD (3440×1440) curved monitor with a 100Hz refresh rate, Adaptive-Sync technology and a 21:9 aspect ratio. It features Aura Sync lighting on the back that can be synchronized with in-game audio, or with Aura Sync-enabled PC components, keyboards and mice — allowing for limitless customization possibilities.

The brand-new ROG Strix XG35VQ is a 35-inch UWQHD (3440×1440) curved monitor with a 100Hz refresh rate, Adaptive-Sync technology and a 21:9 aspect ratio. It features Aura Sync lighting on the back that can be synchronized with in-game audio, or with Aura Sync-enabled PC components, keyboards and mice — allowing for limitless customization possibilities.

Learn more about everything ASUS announced today, and head over to this page on the Windows Blog to follow along with more coming out of IFA.