ASUS Intros Lineup of 802.11ac Products Including First 5G WiFi Laptop

Signals Rapid Adoption of 5G WiFi Across Product Segments

At COMPUTEX, ASUS introduced an entire ecosystem of products using 5th generation Wi-Fi (5G WiFi) based on the 802.11ac standard.  The new products, which include the RT-AC66U Wireless Router , the G75VW gaming laptop PC and the P8Z77-V series motherboard, feature Broadcom (NASDAQ: BRCM) 5G WiFi chips which deliver Ethernet-quality speeds three times faster and with six times the power efficiency of previous generations of Wi-Fi devices.

ASUS RT-AC66U Gigabit Router

The ASUS RT-AC66U Gigabit wireless dual-band router is one of the first in the world to offer 802.11ac Wi-Fi, combining 2.4GHz/5GHz bands for a 1.75Gbps bandwidth. Its USB integration allows it to easily act as a multi-role device with server capabilities.

ASUS PCE-AC66 and USB-AC53 client devices provide 802.11ac compatibility to various devices using PCI Express and USB interfaces, respectively.

G75VW Gaming Notebook – the world’s first 5G WiFi laptop

Featuring Intel® 3rd generation Core™ i7 processors and the latest NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 660M/670M GPUs with up to 3GB of GDDR5 VRAM, up to 16GB of DDR3 DRAM and support for dual hard drives in RAID 0/1, the G75 redefines what is possible with a gaming notebook. The dual-fan intelligent thermal mechanism ensures the system runs cooler, for longer, forcing the competition into submission. Active shutter glasses with NVIDIA 3D LightBoost™ technology on a Full HD screen, a built-in subwoofer and ASUS SonicMaster Lite audio further enhance the gaming experience.

The ease of deployment of low-cost wireless networks has brought a massive increase in the number of devices using wireless connectivity. As the performance of these devices improves, greater demand is being placed on networks for video and other high-bandwidth applications. This puts tremendous stress on legacy 802.11a/b/g/n networks, resulting in noticeably deteriorated performance, choppy videos and slower load times.

5G WiFi dramatically improves home wireless range, providing faster video streaming, the ability to connect multiple devices to the network simultaneously, broader coverage, and longer battery life. By incorporating 5G WiFi into its new access point, PC and motherboard, ASUS is one of the first companies to introduce an ecosystem of products that will deliver the benefits of 5G WiFi and further propel the this next wave of wireless innovation.