SFF.Network ASUS Mini PCs at CES 2018

owliwar

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I'm really liking what Asus is doing. very good and clean aesthetics on a very corporate but not too bland look as well.
10/10

I'd love to have one of this as a portable workstation for when I'm visiting my parents.
 

zakius

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I love when there is no specs, or specs are limited to brand names!
Provide full model information or you're no better than Apple, seriously there IS a difference between y7 and i7E
 

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I love when there is no specs, or specs are limited to brand names!
Provide full model information or you're no better than Apple, seriously there IS a difference between y7 and i7E

I'm going to assume that was directed at ASUS and not us!

A lot of these systems are built to order for suppliers and stockists and thus listing every CPU they can be optioned with can be cumbersome in a show setting. We can only publish what info we have been given, which in this case is the spec sheets we have photographed.
 

loader963

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Hey if you guys are out there, any appearances of the 27”, 4k, hdr, g sync monitor they announced back in the summer? Haven’t found anyone that has seen 1 there yet.
 

zakius

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I'm going to assume that was directed at ASUS and not us!

A lot of these systems are built to order for suppliers and stockists and thus listing every CPU they can be optioned with can be cumbersome in a show setting. We can only publish what info we have been given, which in this case is the spec sheets we have photographed.
sure, but if they AT THE VERY LEAST mentioned if they are planning Y, U, H or low voltage desktop range it would be still slightly more informative
 

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Unfortunately for this year, they didn't give us much. Our sole contact at ASUS last year was Raja Gill and he is no longer working tradeshows. We had to drop the name of another rep (that never replied to our emails... grr) just to get into the suite -thankfully that always works at CES ;)

At times it can be a fend-for-yourself experience and at ASUS, we didn't get much attention -unlike the 3 hours of time Raja gave to us in 2017. There were two suites this year and several members of the ASUS staff on-hand, however... they had two busloads of foreign press they are preoccupied with entertaining, escorting, and informing. We just happened to be their at the wrong time.

All I could do was walk around in search of SFF-related content and snap away.

The good news is, the one non-SFF related product I really cared to see was there (see below).

I really disliked the LFF G-Sync display (it seemed to ghost pretty badly)... but this one, whew, this one pleased me quite a bit (on paper at least). I want it and I suspect @loader963 does as well).

That's a typo by the way -that's GSYNC 2.


At the very least I was able to confirm that it's a VA panel so it might very well share the same blurry text issue that the Samsung VA panels have but I was unable to confirm it as the monitor had died (monitor or power-brick -something was preventing it from turning on for live demos)
 
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alexep7

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sure, but if they AT THE VERY LEAST mentioned if they are planning Y, U, H or low voltage desktop range it would be still slightly more informative
A good indication is looking at previous iterations of the products. For example, the Chromebox will take a U processor, as will the UN68U mini-PC. The PN40 will take a socketed processor, likely a 65W one.

Btw, nice to see a new chromebox coming out, finally. It was in dire need of an upgrade.
 
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loader963

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Actually havent even heard about that monitor... Way more attractive than the 27" 4k one. Now as long as it looks like the pg348q so my wife won't notice I swapped it lol.