xgstation thumb ASUS Finally Launched ROG XG Station

ASUS today launched
the world´s first VGA and multimedia docking station – the ASUS ROG (Republic of
Gamer) XG Station. The XG Station is also bundled with the EN8600GT/HTDP/256M
graphics card, and equipped with an Express Card interface – seamlessly
integrating notebook computing with powerful PC graphical power. It also
incorporates 4 USB 2.0 ports and Dolby Technology – doubling as a USB hub that
delivers true AV enjoyment.

xgstation ASUS Finally Launched ROG XG Station

ASUS, leading provider of high-performance graphics solutions, today launched
the world´s first VGA and multimedia docking station – the ASUS ROG (Republic of
Gamer) XG Station. With extremely detailed and impeccable design, the XG Station
has attained the honorific of being conferred with the red dot design award
honourable mention 2008. The XG Station is also bundled with the EN8600GT/HTDP/256M
graphics card, and equipped with an Express Card interface – seamlessly
integrating notebook computing with powerful PC graphical power. It also
incorporates 4 USB 2.0 ports and Dolby Technology – doubling as a USB hub that
delivers true AV enjoyment.

Reddot Design Award Honourable Mention
With more than 7,000 submissions from 60 countries, the international reddot
Design Award ranks among the largest and most renowned design competitions in
the world. In the first time in the history of these prestigious awards, the
jury of design experts have honoured 137 products that have stood out from the
others through especially refined and detailed solutions. The ASUS ROG XG
Station is certified to be one such honourable mention, and is recognized as a
product that sets itself apart from the competition with its successful design
solution for providing a unique user experience.

Engage Mobility with Powerful Graphics Processing
With the explosion of popularity of high-performance, powerful laptops in recent
years, there is an ever-increasing desire for computing users to utilize the
same laptop computer at home, in the office, and also on the road. However, in
order to conserve space, weight, and functionality, many of these sophisticated
laptops have made sacrifices in terms of graphics, audio or processing power. By
providing the power of a dedicated 3D graphics engine, users simply have to
connect the XG Station to any LCD monitor, connect to the notebook via an
Express Card connector, and then they are ready to game in with enhanced
graphics. This setup easily provides users with a complete mobile notebook
computing solution while retaining the advantages of high powered 3D gaming and
multimedia experiences.

Sensational A/V Enjoyment
The XG Station also features enhanced audio and video functions with
incorporated Dolby Technology – which encompasses Dolby Headphone, Dolby Virtual
speaker, Dolby Digital Live, and Dolby Pro LogicIIx. This allows dynamic
true-to-life quality audio to be achieved during PC gameplay, music or video
playback. The Dolby Headphone enables 5.1 surround sound through any pair of
headphones, while the Dolby Virtual speaker lets users experience 5.1-channel
surround sound from just two speakers. Dolby Digital Live enables users to enjoy
audio from the PC or game consoles through their home theater setups, and Dolby
Pro LogicIIx transforms any stereo or 5.1 channel source into 6.1 or 7.1 channel
surround sounds. Furthermore, with the XG Station, real-time overclocking can be
easily controlled with the ergonomic knob design for simple GPU clock speed
adjustments – providing the best audio and video experiences.

Large Information Display and Easy Controls
With the adoption of a large LED screen, the XG Station is designed with ease of
use in mind. This easy-to-read screen provides clear displays of critical system
status statistics that include:
• System master volume
• GPU clock speed
• Current GPU temperature
• Dolby® Headphone feature status
• Current actual Frames Per Second (FPS)
• GPU fan speed indicator
The XG Station also utilizes a dedicated control panel to let users control the
settings through a GUI based interface; and can also easily switch modes between
the notebook screen and the external LCD monitor.

Fast and Upgradeable Graphics Power
The XG Station is the world´s first docking station to provide a standard PCI
Express slot for additional graphics computing power for notebook computers to
deliver VISTA Premium graphical performances. It also conveniently accommodates
future graphic upgrade possibilities for technologies such as HDCP. Lab
experiments made on a notebook based on Intel 945GM and 965GM graphics connected
to the XG station with an ASUS EN8600GT graphics card showed an astounding 12
and 6.7 times faster graphics acceleration respectively.

Specifications

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