ASUS recently launched three new PCs that are powered by Intel's new “Haswell” fourth generation Core processors. Specifically, ASUS will be launching a new desktop called the M51 as well as two all-in-one PCs: the ET2702 and ET2301.
Details on the new computers are still unknown, but ASUS has provided some basic specifications that users will able to build off off with a bit of customization during ordering. All three PCs will use Intel's latest Haswell processors and can be outfitted with discrete graphics cards from AMD or NVIDIA. ASUS is also including its SonicMaster audio technology in each computer.
The M51 desktop is fitted into a tower-style chassis. In addition to the Haswell CPU and AMD/NV add-in cards, the desktop PC features a removable UPS, an externally-accessible SATA hot swap drive bay, wireless charging for Qi devices, USB ports with Ai Charger II technology (for charging tablets faster than the standard USB power output), and automatic fan speed control.
The ET2301 is an all-in-one PC with a 23” display. The display allows up to 5-point multi-touch as is a 23” IPS 1080p display with 178-degree viewing angles. The PC also comes with three free years of 32GB Asus cloud storage and an optional subwoofer.
Alternatively, the ET2702 is a larger 27” all-in-one PC. It features a 27” IPS display with 10-point multi-touch and a resolution of 2560 x 1440. This AIO can be configured with Thunderbolt ports and a subwoofter (optional).
Beyond that details on the pricing and configuration options is still unknown. Stay tuned to PC Perspective for more Haswell PC news.
You can find the full press release after the break.
ASUS Announces New PCs and All-in-Ones with 4th Generation
Intel Core Processors
— Designed with high-performance productivity and entertainment in mind, the M51 desktop,
and the ET2702 and ET2301 All-in-Ones, all include exclusive ASUS features —
Fremont, CA (1 June, 2013) – ASUS today announced new desktop PCs with the latest 4th generation Intel® Core™ processors for high-performance productivity and entertainment. The M51 is a stylish floor-standing desktop PC, while the ET2301 and ET2702 are slim All-in-One PCs with 23-inch and 27-inch widescreen displays, respectively. All models also feature powerful NVIDIA® and AMD discrete 3D graphics, with ASUS SonicMaster audio technology for incredible sound quality.
ASUS M51 desktop PC
The ASUS M51 is designed for fuss-fee operation with flexible support for mobile devices. It features the ASUS Smart Cooling System with automatic fan speed control for optimum cooling and reduced noise, and the ASUS Power Pack, a removable UPS (Uninterruptible Power Supply) that can also act as a portable battery pack for recharging smartphones and tablets. The M51 also includes the ASUS Universal Storage Module (USM) hot-swap front drive bay with an industry-standard interface. This allows users to dock their USM compatible portable hard drives into a native SATA connection for optimal performance.
The M51 is housed in a floor-standing tower case with an all-new design featuring a matte finish with a textured fascia that resists fingerprints. It also features an ASUS Wireless Charger tray for wireless recharging of smartphones and tablets that support the Qi inductive power standard.
ASUS ET2702 & ET2301 All-in-One PCs
Designed to handle the entertainment and productivity needs of the most demanding users, the ASUS ET2702 All-in-One PC features a 27-inch widescreen display with an ultra-high 2560 x 1440 resolution and optional 10-point multi-touch. With almost twice the pixel density of a same-size Full HD display, text and images are rendered in exquisite pin-sharp detail. IPS display technology brings movies, games, and photos to life, while also keeping the image bright and clear even when viewed from an off-center position thanks to 178-degree viewing angles.
The ET2702 also features optional Intel® Thunderbolt™ ports and an exclusive Device Share mode for increased flexibility in households with more than one Windows-based PC. Connecting a notebook to the ET2702 with HDMI and USB cables, the ET2702 becomes a sophisticated desktop dock, giving the notebook full access to its display, speakers and USB peripherals.
With a stylish, space-saving design, the ET2301 All-in-One PC provides homes users with a powerful PC providing a larger screen than a notebook while keeping a small footprint for those lacking space for a traditional desktop. The ET2301 features a 23-inch widescreen display with a Full HD (1920 x 1080) resolution and optional five-point multi-touch. IPS display technology gives vibrant images and accurate color, with 178-degree viewing angles for easy shared enjoyment of movies, games and photos.
Exclusive ASUS Features and Software
The ASUS M51 desktop and All-in-One PCs all feature USB ports with ASUS Ai Charger II technology which supports faster recharging of smartphones and tablets than traditional USB ports. All models also feature ASUS SonicMaster technology for an enhanced audio experience that offers the same professional tools heard on the world’s most popular music, movies and video games thanks to MaxxAudio® Master by Waves, recipient of a Technical GRAMMY® award. The ET2702 and ET2301 are also available with an optional desktop subwoofer for extended bass performance.
The ET2301 also includes a number of bundled applications, including ASUS Launcher for faster launching of frequently used apps, MusicMaker for music composition, and Video Easy for professional video-editing results in record time. Also included is 32GB of ASUS WebStorage free for three years for easy cloud-based syncing and sharing of files.
ASUS Desktops — Leading in Satisfaction with Reliability
ASUS computers reflect a tradition of the finest quality, innovation and longevity. Based on the PCWorld USA 2012 reader survey weighing customer satisfaction, reliability, and service, users ranked ASUS as a leading choice for desktop PCs citing high satisfaction with their value, connectivity, ease of use and reliability. The survey also found ASUS desktop PCs were one of the most likely to be recommended to others.