At IFA 2017, ASUS reveals new Windows Mixed Reality headset, laptops

Arif Bacchus

The announcements from IFA 2017 are still rolling in, and Microsoft is now putting the spotlight on the Taiwanese multinational computer company, Asus. Indeed, at IFA 2017 today, Asus revealed a new Windows Mixed Reality headset and a collection of new gaming laptops.

Leading the way is the ASUS Windows Mixed Reality headset (seen in the featured image above.) This headset is uniquely designed, with a pattern of hundreds of 3D polygons, and a glossy effect. It weighs under one pound and had a crown design which will help relieve pressure on your nose and face while you’re wearing it. Other features on the headset include inside-out tracking with two built-in front-facing tracking cameras with 6 degrees-of-freedom (6DoF) position tracking.

Coming in Icicle Gold and Slate Grey colors, next up is the ZenBook Flip 14. This two in one device is super thin and features a discrete graphics card, 360-degree 14-inch NanoEdge Full HD touch screen, and ASUS Pen support. It also comes with The latest 8th Generation Intel Core i7 quad-core processor, 16GB of RAM, 512GB PCIe x4 SSD, and a Harman Kardon audio system.

ZenBook Flip 14

Other Windows 2-in-1’s announced at IFA 2017 today include the VivoBook Flip 14 and the ZenBook Flip 15. The ViviBook FLip 14 features 178-degree viewing angle, 7th generation Intel Coe i7 processor, a fanless design, pen support, and a NanoEdge design that fits a 14-inch Full HD display into a frame that is the size of a typical 13-inch laptop.

Here are the specs and other details for the ZenBook Flip 15.

  • The latest 8th Generation Intel Core i7 processor and up to 16GB of fast, 2400MHz DDR4 RAM to deliver up to 2X faster performance than the previous model.
  • Gaming-grade NVIDIA GTX1050 graphics, up to a 2TB HDD and 512GB SSD, USB-C ports with Thunderbolt 3 and a powerful quad-speaker Harman Kardon audio system.
  • NanoEdge 4K UHD or Full HD touchscreen display has 178° wide-view technology and precision-stylus support, perfect for drawing on and highlighting web pages in Microsoft Edge or using with Windows Ink.
  • Available in two colors: Smoky Grey and Pure Silver.

ZenBook Flip 15

ASUS also announced some laptops at IFA 2017. New units this year include the ZenBook 13 and the VivoBook S14. The ZenBook 13 packs NVIDIA GeForce MX150 GPU, the 8th generation Intel Core i7 processor, 16GB RAM, and a 1TB PCIE SSD. Lastly, the VivoBook S14 packs a premium Icicle Gold or Star Grey finish, the latest 8th Generation Intel Core i7-8550U processor with up to 16GB DDR4 memory and NVIDIA GeForce MX150 graphics.