Asus announced support for USB 3.0 in both motherboards and notebook computers. The recently announced N-series of notebooks will be available with the higher speed ports as will upcoming Eee PC Netbooks, all-in-one computers and digital media players.
The new USB 3.0 spec (also dubbed SuperSpeed) will include the following advancements:
- Faster speed at 10x over USB 2.0 aka Hi-Speed
- Sync-N-Go technology designed to reduce wait times
- Optimized Power Energy so your devices can charge faster or they can leave out the power bricks we all hate
- Backwards compatibility with USB 2.0 and 1.x
“We are the first in the world to introduce USB 3.0 through our notebooks, namely the multimedia N Series. We’re also the first to win USB-IF certification, achieved on our P6X58D premium motherboard. We believe that USB 3.0 has a pivotal role to play in delivering the ultimate experience to a new generation of multimedia-savvy users. With USB 3.0, everyone can enjoy fast data backup and ultra-speedy file sharing,â€ said Asus CEO Jerry Shen.