Computex is an absolutely massive technology expo that takes place in Taipei around June each year, it's often compared to E3 and CES due to its size, but the focus is all about PC, with component creating masters from around the world creating incredible, one-of-a-kind systems to showcase what they are working towards for future product releases.
Much of what you'll see within the main hall at Computex is technology without a budget, cutting edge gear being showcased in a sea of prototypes, not concepts though, it's important to note this stuff actually works, but generally speaking, it isn't quite ready for mass manufacture yet. Top tech brands also use this as an opportunity to show off, inviting the very best in case modders to attend, bending glass like magicians and often showcasing the very best hardware within their custom systems.
We're very excited here at PB Tech for the opportunity to check in with all the brands and people we work with to create our custom Gaming PC, Laptop and PC Parts ranges - and that brings us to Asus!
To say that Asus had a good time at Computex 2019 would be a bit of an understatement, they ended up taking away 17 new awards in total, including six for best choice, and even the coveted Computex D&I Golden award!
Led by Jack from Asus, we took a tour around everything from custom PC chassis, modular motherboards and onto the latest WiFi 6 networking options - which mesh together to create the ultimate home wireless solution!
The Asus Prime Utopia modular motherboard & chassis combo was an amazing concept, being able to add ports as needed is a good idea and we instantly saw the appeal. With a hot-swappable IO, this lets you drop in what you need... I found myself thinking about a whole bunch of USB ports, as just there are never enough!
The WiFi area was a fan favourite in the Asus booth, and it included the Computex 2019 D&I Award winner RT-AX95Q, a tri-band Wi-Fi router and the first ASUS mesh router to fully support the latest Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) standard, providing up to a 6,600Mbps concurrent data rate - twice the speed than normal 802.11ac 4+2+2 mesh routers. Featuring OFDMA technology to improve spectral efficiency and MU-MIMO technology for downlink transmission, it's compatible with the older AC stuff as well and the new AX, so we can easily use ASUS AiMesh and enjoy stable, seamless and secure wireless networking while recycling our existing tech :)
Of course, having this super fast WiFi in one thing, you'll also need to have a device that can make use of it! Asus unveiled the new ZenBook Pro Duo UX581 at the event too. A groundbreaking 15.6-inch ultraportable laptop featuring the new ASUS ScreenPad Plus, a revolutionary full-width secondary touchscreen that expands and enhances the interactive capabilities of the original ScreenPad, offering endless creative possibilities for content creators, productivity-enhancing workflows and easy multitasking - brilliant!
Check out all the latest gear in the massive Asus Store at PB Tech today!