With the impending release of Vista, Asus is now offering four new motherboards designed especially for use with the new OS. The cornerstone feature of the new mobos is the ScreenDUO, a secondary display that allows users to view important system information without having to start the PC. It can synchronize from the PC or websites and display RSS, meeting schedules and various other data.
Also added to the lineup is the AI Remote, a small (I think IR) remote that can control system functions like ON/OFF, sleep mode and more. In addition to these two external features, Asus has added Trusted Platform Module (TPM) support, for enhanced data protection with high-level encryption/decryption. And finally, Asus’ new Accelerated Propeller (aka ASAP) provides fastered boot times and program initiation.
The new features are available on the following motherboards: M2N32-SLI Premium Vista Edition, P5B Premium Vista Edition, M2N-Plus Vista Edition and P5B-Plus Vista Edition.