Introducing The ASUS Zen AiO Pro
That may be a stretch and certainly a bold claim, but the Zen AiO Pro also looks pretty strong on its rap sheet, with a 4K display, discrete NVIDIA graphics and Intel's new Skylake 6th generation Core Series
|Display type:||23.8” IPS|
|Display resolution:||Ultra HD 3840x2160 185 PPI|
|Touchscreen:||10-point capacitive touch|
|CPU:||Intel 6th Generation Core i7-6700T|
|CPU base/Turbo clocks:||2.8GHz/3.6GHz|
|Memory:||16GB dual-channel DDR4-2133|
|Graphics:||NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M 2GB GDDR5|
|Storage:||512GB PCIe 3.0 x4 M.2 SSD + 1TB HDD|
|Wireless:||802.11ac Wi-Fi with 2T2R antenna and Intel WiDi support, Bluetooth 4.0|
|LAN:||10/100/1000Mbps Gigabit Ethernet|
|Camera:||2MP Intel RealSense 3D 1080p|
|Microphone:||2 x digital array mic|
|Audio:||ASUS SonicMaster Premium|
|Speakers:||Dual-channel stereo with 2 x 4W woofers + 4 x 2W speakers|
|Connectors:||1 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C, 4 x USB 3.0, 1 x USB 2.0, 2 x HDMI output , 1 x 3.5-mm microphone, 1 x 3.5-mm headphone, 1 x RJ45 LAN, 1 x power input, 1 x 2-in-1 SD/MMC card reader, 1 x Kensington lock slot|
|Dimensions:||23” x 17.1” x 7.5” / 585 x 434 x 190 mm|
|Weight:||16.1 lbs / 7.3kg|
|Power supply:||180W external|
|Keyboard + Mouse:
|Wireless Zen keyboard + mouse
MSRP - $1899 As Tested
The Zen AiO Pro’s biggest draw is bound to be its gorgeous, 23.8-inch 4K display. Asus plans to offer multiple models of the Zen AiO Pro with different resolutions. It sent us the top-of-the-line system, which features an Ultra HD 3840x2160 IPS touchscreen display at 185 pixels per inch. Given that you can’t upgrade the display of an all-in-one, this is one of the Zen AiO Pro’s most important features and one we'd suggest potential consumers invest in.
A quad-core Intel Core i7-6700T CPU powers the Zen AiO Pro (it's a 35W Skylake-S variant) and an Nvidia GeForce GTX 960M (a midrange mobile GPU) provides a serious boost over typical integrated graphics. The system also has 16GB of DDR4-2133 memory. Obviously, a desktop that is almost as slim as a laptop isn’t likely to be a gaming powerhouse, but with these specs the Zen AiO Pro should be able to hold its own.
On the storage side of things, the system has a 512GB PCIe SSD for its OS volume and a 1TB hard drive for bulk data storage. That’s robust even for a full-sized desktop and among AiO’s, the Zen AiO Pro’s storage subsystem is also very high end. Connectivity looks pretty solid, too, thanks to Gigabit Ethernet and up-to-date WiFi (802.11ac) support.
Like most AiOs the Zen AiO Pro includes a keyboard and mouse. Both connect to the system via a tiny USB wireless transceiver and feature metal-colored finished accents to match the Zen AiO Pro’s sleek look. Speaking of looks, let's dive in further on build quality and design.