updated 12:50 pm EST, Tue January 2, 2007
Asus XG Station at CES
Chipset maker ASUS is readying a unique approach to notebook breakout boxes, according to DigiTimes. Called the XG Station, the adapter will provide not only enhanced sound, as with Creative's recent Xmod, but will also have its own graphics processor to improve the image quality for an attached notebook, according to ASUS. Exact information regarding the AV enhancements remains vague but is known to include Dolby Surround output. The XG Station will connect through USB 2.0 and has a detailed external display for controlling volume and other functions outside of software. More information will be available when CES begins early next week.