Asus has unveiled a new line of desktop PCs that feature a built-in, portable Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) to protect against data loss due to power outages.
The new Asus G10 range features a portable UPS.
The new G10 range is built around Intel's newly announced 4th gen Core i7 (Haswell) processors and of course feature Asus motherboards as well as Nvidia GeForce GTX650 graphics, 8GB memory, both an SSD and a 1TB hard drive and 32GB of Asus' online storage.
The key feature, though, is a UPS, which is hidden behind the slide-down front panel. This portable unit plugs in and out and includes two USB 3.0 ports for charging devices while on the move.
We're yet to find out how large the battery is or how long it will keep the unit going in the case of power outages but given that the UPS is only about 1cm tall and 20 x 10cm long and wide, we can't imagine it would last all that long.
Nonetheless, it's an interesting, and in many ways sensible, concept, and the system itself looks pretty snazzy. Whether it will arrive in the UK and what it will cost, we're yet to determine.