ASUS' fancy all-in-one packs a 3D camera and speedy USB 3.1

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Richard Lai
June 1, 2015 2:01 AM
ASUS' fancy all-in-one packs a 3D camera and speedy USB 3.1

PCs with integrated Intel RealSense are still hard to come by these days, so excuse us for getting a little excited with this new ASUS all-in-one. Specifically, it's the 23.8-inch Zen AiO (Z240IC) that comes with said 3D camera technology, which offers gesture control and 3D face recognition (for authentication); but you can also go for the smaller 21.5-inch Z220IC variant if you don't mind missing out on RealSense. Similar to the iMac, the Zen AiO consists of an aluminum unibody that tapers to 6mm-thick edges; though it's gone with the "subtle Icicle Gold" as its flagship color, and finished with horizontal brushed lines on the back. ASUS' iconic concentric-circle brush pattern can also be found on the chin below the screen.

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Spec-wise, we're looking at up to an Intel Core i7 with up to 32GB of DDR4 RAM, up to PCIe Gen 3 x 4 SSD and an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M with 4GB of dedicated video memory. Combining these with the machine's 16-watt speakers (six drivers in total), gaming should be pretty fun on it. ASUS also claims that the Zen AiO is the world's first all-in-one to feature USB 3.1 Gen 2 connectivity, meaning it does data transfer at up to 10Gbit/s, which is twice as fast as USB 3.0. Unsurprisingly, the machine has a reversible Type-C USB 3.1 port as well.

It's a beautiful all-in-one in person -- unfortunately the harsh glare (and madness of the press event), made it look less than ideal. As we'd thought, the effort in design translates to the build too: The display tilts gently and smoothly. Just how much is it going to cost?

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