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ASUS Announces MB169C+

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PRESS RELEASE

World’s first 15.6-inch, USB Type-C-powered Full HD companion display with a single cable for both power and video transmission

KEY POINTS

  • Portable 15.6-inch Full HD 1920 x 1080 display with a USB Type-C connector (DP Alt mode) for user convenience and compatibility with future devices
  • Weighing just 0.8kg, it is the world’s lightest 15.6-inch companion display; it also has a super-slim 8.5mm profile
  • Features exclusive ASUS Ultra-Low Blue Light and QuickFit Virtual Scale

Taipei, Taiwan (8th January, 2016) — ASUS today announced MB169C+, the world’s first USB Type-C-powered companion display designed for compatibility with industry-leading laptops and future devices[1]. MB169C+ utilizes a single USB Type-C connection for combined power and video transmission. It has a super-slim 8.5mm profile; and weighs just 0.8kg — making it the world’s lightest 15.6-inch companion display. MB169C+ has a wide-view angle Full HD panel with in-plane switching (IPS) technology. In addition, it features ASUS Ultra-Low Blue Light and QuickFit Virtual Scale. MB169C+ will be on display in the ASUS Media Lounge during 2016 International CES®.

Single USB Type-C cable supplies both power and video

MB169C+ is the world’s first 15.6-inch portable companion display that uses a single USB Type-C connection for both power and video transmission from the host device. This cuts down on the number of cables required to give users a neater work area. The reversible USB Type-C connector makes connecting devices easy, so there’s no chance of damaging the cable or port by plugging in devices the ‘wrong’ way.

MB169C+ has a Full HD IPS panel that delivers stunning 1920 x 1080 resolution visuals with outstanding color reproduction, as well as wide-viewing angles for minimal color shift even when viewed from extreme positions.

Dual displays for on-the-go productivity

MB169C+ weighs just 800g and has an ultra-slim 8.5mm profile. It is designed for users who are constantly on the go, and is compatible with Windows 10 and Mac OS with no driver installation required. MB169C+ works best as a secondary display for dual-monitor presentations, and can help enhance work efficiency. It comes with the ASUS Smart Case, a protective sleeve that doubles as a two-way adjustable stand.

ASUS-exclusive Ultra-Low Blue Light technology and QuickFit Virtual Scale

MB169C+ has several ASUS-exclusive technologies to enhance user comfort and convenience. Ultra-Low Blue Light technology reduces blue light emission by up to 70% to protect users’ eyes, and has four different blue light filter settings to suit the task at hand.

ASUS QuickFit Virtual Scale gives users the added convenience of simply pressing a hotkey to bring up an onscreen alignment grid. This helps when previewing actual-size photos and documents onscreen prior to printing.

AVAILABILITY & PRICING

ASUS MB169C+ will be available worldwide from Q1 2016. Please contact your local ASUS representative for further information.

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SPECIFICATIONS[2]

ASUS MB169C+

Panel Size(diagonal)

15.6-inch (39.6cm)W (16:9)

Display Viewing Area(HxV)

344.16 x 193.59mm

Panel Backlight/ Type

WLED/IPS

True Resolution

1920x1080

Pixel Pitch

0.179mm

Brightness (Max.)

220cd/m²

Contrast Ratio (Max.)

700:1

ASUS Smart Contrast Ratio(ASCR)

100,000,000:1

Response Time

5ms

Input/ Output

USB Type-C

Dimension

With stand: 379 x 236 x 8.5mm

Without stand: 379 x 236 x 8.5 mm

Box dimensions: 435 x 297 x 57 mm

Weight

Net weight: 0.8kg (est.)

Gross weight: 2.0kg (est.)

Accessories

USB Type-C cable

Quick start guide

ASUS Smart Case

Features

Ultra-Low Blue Light technology, QuickFit Virtual Scale

Compatible devices

ASUS G752 notebook (17.3-inch)

ASUS UX501VW notebook (15.6-inch)

ASUS Maximus VIII Extreme motherboard

ASUS Z170-Premium motherboard

Apple MacBook (12-inch)

Chromebook Pixel (12.85-inch)

 

 

 

 

About ASUS

ASUS is a worldwide top-three consumer notebook vendor and maker of the world’s best-selling, most award-winning motherboards. A leading enterprise in the new digital era, ASUS designs and manufactures products that perfectly meet the needs of today’s digital home and office, with a broad portfolio that includes motherboards, graphics cards, optical drives, displays, desktop and all-in-one PCs, notebooks, netbooks, servers, multimedia devices, wireless solutions, networking devices, tablets, smartphones and wearables. Driven by innovation and committed to quality, ASUS won 4,326 awards in 2014 and is widely credited with revolutionizing the PC industry with its Eee PC. ASUS has more than 16,000 employees around the globe with a world-class R&D team of 5,200 engineers. Company revenue for 2014 was approximately US$14.5 billion.

[1] For a list of all compatible devices, please see the specifications table below

[2] Specifications, content and product availability are all subject to change without notice and may differ from country to country. Actual performance may vary depending on applications, usage, environment and other factors. Full specifications are available at http://www.asus.com