Asus used to be known only for their motherboards, but now the company seems to make just about everything tech-related, reaching even beyond notebook, netbooks and components. We got a chance to stop by the booth and checked out a few products that were on display. Here's the scoop...
A refresh to the Republic of Gamer's line up is coming soon. The Rampage III Extreme will be the new flagship X58 motherboard from Asus and caters directly to extreme enthusiasts. Besides looking remarkably sexy and having the ability to house four dual slot video cards, we were told that it was designed for LN2 overclocking and no holds barred benchmarking. We definitely like what we see and can't wait to get this baby on our test bench.
We've been raving about Intel's WiDi technology lately but Asus has its own similar technology coming in the form of the WiCast EW2000 (also UWB technology). On paper, this product seems to be the superior choice in that it has very little latency (<1ms) and will be capable of transmitting in full HD 1080p (the demo unit could only do 720p), whereas Intel's WiDi revealed detectable latency and supported a maximum of 720p. To Intel's credit, we witnessed WiDi demos in the flesh along with several laptops with it installed and ready to go, while we have yet to see the EW2000 in action. Of course, we're anxious to put WiCast and WiDi to the test to see how they stack up against one another in the real world.
Asus proudly displayed their upcoming notebook line up at their booth as well. We covered these laptops in detail with our CES Showcase coverage of Asus' launched event last week. Check it out for more information on these hot new machines.