One of the stars of ASUS' Computex line up is this, the gorgeous new all-in-one PC with the world's most original name. It's the Zen AiO, and it wants to make your desk both pretty and powerful.
While nothing was discussed by way of official pricing and availability, and the units at the press event were locked into a demo reel, we did at least get a good chance to ogle it.
And it's really, really nice.
Recapping the specs, there are options up to an Intel Core i7 CPU, which ASUS also says is the "latest generation of quad-core" chips. Add to that up to 32GB of RAM, upto 512GB of PCIe SSD storage and an NVIDIA GTX 960M graphics card, USB 3.1 and USB-C support, and the Zen AiO is prepared for all situations.
And that's one of the things that impresses us the most about it. It doesn't just look good. ASUS hasn't cut corners on the hardware. There are still options there for folks who need some serious performance as well as something that'll look great. It also has the Intel RealSense array staring at you round the front, and it's also fully equipped for voice recognition, with Cortana getting a friendly mention.
But, there are still some hardware details we don't know. While the Zen AiO will be available in 21.5- and 23.8-inch models, we don't know what resolution the respective displays will be and whether they're touch or not. We can't imagine they're not touchscreens at this point, but judgement has to be reserved for now.
We also don't 100% know whether this will be running Windows 10 or not at launch. ASUS didn't talk about software at all, and we did hear that this might be one of the feature devices during Microsoft's Forum on June 3 in Taipei.
And the inevitable: People will compare this to the iMac. Of course they will. There are only so many ways to make a metal unibody all-in-one PC, and regardless, ASUS has done a fine job with the Zen AiO. All we need to know now is when, where and how much.