Asus's new AiO and Transformer Book pack USB-C ports
Asus has outed a bevy of new hardware at Computex 2015, including a brand new all-in-one and an updated Transformer Book hybrid. The Zen AiO offers an attractive design and compelling specs, and both systems offer USB Type-C connectivity.
Asus' eye-catching new Zen AiO will be available in two different models with 23.8 or 21.5-inch displays. It's built from a single piece of anodized aluminum and tapers in to just 6 mm ( in) thick at its edges. Design-wise, it takes obvious cues from Apple's popular iMac line.
The all-in-one can be equipped with the latest Intel Core i7 processors and an Nvidia GeForce GTC 960M GPU. It can carry up to 32 GB of DDR4 memory, and has room for four PCIe SSDs. Things are no less exciting around the back, with the machine offering both a reversible USB Type-C port and a USB 3.1 Gen 2 connector. The latter of these is capable of transfer speeds up to 10 Gbit/s – twice that of a standard USB 3.0 port.
The Zen AiO is also equipped with an Intel RealSense 3D camera, providing motion control and other sensory goodness, such as 3D facial recognition login. It also packs six speakers for a 16 watt total audio output.
The appealing new all-in-one isn't Asus's only new USB Type-C-packing hardware. The company also announced an updated version of its Transformer Book (T100HA) convertible that will carry the tech. The 10-inch tablet/laptop hybrid will be capable of 14 hours battery on a single charge (according to Asus), and will launch with Windows 10.
There's no word yet on when the company's new hardware will become available, or how much it will cost when it does. Since we know the new Transformer Book will ship with Windows 10, don't expect to see it before the new operating system's July 29 launch date.