Asus today has announced their 30th anniversary special-edition lineup featuring new versions of the ZenFone 6 Edition 30 smartphone, ZenBook Edition 30 laptop and Prime X299 Edition 30 motherboard at Computex.
“ASUS is honored to have been serving the hardcore tech community, enthusiast, gamers, creators, and tasteful consumers for the last 30 years, I am tremendously excited and proud that we have stayed true to our relentless engineering origin on this incredible journey — one that has made us wiser and stronger together. We aspire to continue to create the most ubiquitous, intelligent, heartfelt, and joyful smart life for everyone for decades to come,” said ASUS Chairman, Jonney Shih.
ZenFone 6 Edition 30 features the iconic Zen-inspired concentric-circle patterning in understated Matte Black with an embossed Edition 30 logo. ZenFone 6 is the first notchless ZenFone with a flip camera. ZenFone 6 Edition 30 comes with 12GB RAM and 512GB of internal storage for a fast and smooth experience, offering owners the finest integration of art and technology.
Motherboards: Prime X299 Edition 30; Prime Utopia
Prime X299 Edition 30: The Prime X299 Edition 30 motherboard honors the legacy of the first Asus motherboard (ISA-386C), launched back in 1989 and provides innovation a new gateway. Prime X299 Edition 30 supports the latest Intel Core X-series high-end desktop processors, which feature high core counts to deliver tremendous performance for prosumers and content creators. The motherboard has a new flagship 16-stage power solution and enhanced cooling feature that enable the latest processors to achieve their full performance potential. Two M.2 slots with passive heat sinks allow for ultra-fast data transfers, dual Thunderbolt 3 ports and accompanying DisplayPort inputs give content creators an easy way to connect chains of external storage and displays. Built-in 5G Aquantia Ethernet, Intel Gigabit LAN and Wi-Fi 6 ensure high-performance, lag-free wired as well as wireless networking. Prime X299 Edition 30 also features a 2-inch LiveDash OLED that displays vital system stats, such as clock speeds, temperatures and voltages for easy performance monitoring. It can also display custom text and images for users who want to personalise their build. A second LiveDash display is included in the new Smart Control Console, an external module that connects via USB and comes with a stand that sits neatly on top of typical monitors. In addition to displaying system information, the console offers convenient voice and hand-gesture control.
Prime Utopia: The Prime X299 Edition 30 motherboard features support for the latest high-core-count processors with an enhanced power solution and premium VRM heatsink design. For improved thermal management, it has a convention-breaking placement of PCIe slots at the back of the board. The layout frees up prime estate on the front of the board for more expansion cards and M.2 drives, enabling heat from next-gen CPU, graphic cards, and M.2 drives to be optimally managed for throttle-free performance. It also has made easier to keep the CPU cool with custom water-cooling loops by the introduction of the proprietary, patent-pending Hydra Cortex fan header. Prime Utopia features an innovative modular rear I/O and offers a selection of modules for users to choose their preferred compliment of ports and connectivity. It also comes with a 7-inch full-color OLED panel with touch-control. The panel can be connected via cable or Wi-Fi, enabling flexible placement directly on the desktop for users to modify BIOS settings, control fan speeds, turn the system on or off, or monitor real-time system stats.
ZenScreen Touch (MB16AMT): ZenScreen is a lightweight FHD (1080p) 9mm portable monitor with a large 7800 mAh battery that last upto four hours. The IPS display also supports the innovative ZenScreen Touch app, which enables the display and control of apps from Android phones for a large-screen productivity boost. Along with micro-HDMI support, ZenScreen Touch has hybrid-signal USB Type-C and features Type-A connectivity.