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Bring out more Vista™ Enjoyment with Exclusive ASUS Motherboard Technologies

ASUS‘s Revolutionary ScreenDUO allows viewing critical info without switching on the PC.

Taipei, Taiwan, January 23, 2007 – With the release date of Windows Vista™ drawing ever closer, ASUSTek Computer Inc. (ASUS) is now offering 4 motherboard models that are designed especially for the new operating system. Packed with ASUS special features like ScreenDUO, AI Remote, AP Trigger, TPM and ASAP (ASUS Accelerated Propeller), ASUS is proud to be the first motherboard manufacturer in the industry to attain the Windows Windows Vista™ Premium logo as well as the one who enriches Windows Vista™ the most

Versatile – ScreenDUO
The ScreenDUO provides a second display panel to enable the user to conveniently view important information without having to start up the PC. ScreenDUO can synchronize information from the PC or websites; display RSS messages, meeting schedules and other important information. This saves the user time and hassle to switch on the PC every time to view vital information.

Intelligent – AI Remote
Total control from the comfort of the couch is what AI Remote provides. With just the touch of a button, the user can quickly perform computer activities such as switching the PC ON/OFF; launching favorite applications by enabling the AP Trigger function; or controlling AI Gear and AI Nap. Furthermore, the AI Remote gives the user the versatility of a traditional remote on media player. With an ASUS AI Remote, the user can accomplish so much more with the PC from a distance.


Swift – AP Trigger

The ASUS AP Trigger allows the user to quickly boot or resume media and favorite applications. With just the touch of a button on the AI Remote controller, the user can quickly switch on the PC and launch predefined applications simultaneously!

Trusted – TPM support (The TPM is purchased separately.)
This Motherboard supports Trusted Platform Module (TPM) – which provides enhanced data protection, security via high-level encryption / decryption and platform integrity. The TPM meets the Windows Vista BitLocker™ Drive Encryption hardware requirement for a more secure working environment.

Accelerated – ASAP (ASUS Accelerated Propeller)
ASAP gets you to your destination fast. Supporting the Windows Vista ReadyBoot™ Function, ASAP accelerates the boot up time and program initiation under Windows Vista™. Enjoy greater efficiency and get more productivity out of your system – ASAP.

Available Models
M2N32-SLI Premium Vista Edition
P5B Premium Vista Edition
M2N-Plus Vista Edition
P5B-Plus Vista Edition

Specification Summary

M2N32-SLI Premium Vista Edition
M2N-Plus Vista Edition
P5B Premium Vista Edition
P5B-Plus Vista Edition
CPU

AMD® Athlon 64 FX

AMD® Athlon 64 FX

Intel® Core™2 Quad

1Intel® Core™2 Quad

Chipset

NVIDIA nForce® 590 SLI™ MCP

NVIDIA nForce® 500 SLI™ MCP

Intel® P965/ ICH8R

Intel® P965/ ICH8R

Memory

Dual-channel DDR2-800/667/533

Dual-channel DDR2-800/667/533

Dual-channel DDR2-800/667/533

Dual-channel DDR2-800/667/533

ASUS AI Lifestyle Vista Edition features

– ScreenDUO
– AI Remote
– AP Trigger
– TPM (optional)
– ASAP

– AI Remote
– AP Trigger
– TPM (optional)
– ASAP

– ScreenDUO
– AI Remote
– AP Trigger
– TPM (optional)
– ASAP

– AI Remote
– AP Trigger
– TPM (optional)
– ASAP

ASUS AI Lifestyle features

– AI Nap
– ASUS Fanless Design: Heat-pipe Thermal solution
– Stack Cool2

– AI Nap
– Q-Connector
– EZ Flash 2
– CrashFree BIOS 3

– AI Nap
– ASUS Fanless Design: Heat-pipe Thermal solution
– Stack Cool2

– AI Nap
– Noise Filter
– Q-Connector
– O.C. Profile

For more information on the Crosshair motherboard, please visit the company homepage at www.asus.com.

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