- Asus launched one 802.11ax Wi-Fi 6 router and one mesh router system
- The company also showed an RGB LED hard drive, mousepad, and headset
- The ZenBeam S2 portable projector will be launched in India in 2019
Asus today announced four new launches across product categories and showcased a variety of other products that it says will be coming to India over the course of this year. With a focus on lifestyle and gaming, the company has introduced its RT AX88U and Ai Mesh AX6100 Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) routers, ROG Delta gaming headset, and TUF Gaming GT501 PC cabinet, all of which will go on sale in India in April or May. The other products shown range from PC power supplies and motherboards to an RGB LED-infused hard drive and mousepad.
The new Asus RT AX88U router is a 4×4 dual-band 802.11ax router with four antennas and eight Gigabit Ethernet ports. The emerging 802.11ax standard, now known as Wi-Fi 6, promises better handling of denser networks, better stability, faster data transmission, and better battery life for connected devices. This router has integrated commercial-grade Trend Micro security software to help block security threats for your local network, and can prioritise gaming traffic. It is even compatible with Asus’ Ai Mesh technology so you can easily chain multiple units together to expand coverage. The Asus RT AX88U is priced at Rs. 28,000 and will be available in India starting from April.
Next, the Asus Ai Mesh AX6100 is a set of two Asus RT AX92U routers. These also support Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) and are claimed to be able to cover up to 5,500 square feet with reliable Wi-Fi reception. These routers also feature device management controls and parental controls in their software, which can be managed through a smartphone app. The two units can use Wi-Fi 6 or Ethernet to communicate with each other for additional flexibility. The Asus Ai Mesh AX6100 set will go on sale in India in May, priced at Rs. 25,000.
The TUF Gaming GT501 cabinet expands Asus’ TUF brand into a new product category in India. This cabinet is large enough to support EATX motherboards, and has a tempered glass side panel to show off multiple RGB LED components, including a PCIe graphics card mounted vertically, and three pre-installed RGB LED 120mm fans. It has two handles with woven cotton grips. There are mounting holes for a liquid cooling reservoir, and radiators of up to 360mm in size can fit. The TUF Gaming GT501 will cost Rs. 12,500 plus taxes when it goes on sale in April