CORSAIR iCUE NEXUS Review - A Companion Touch Screen for PC Enthusiasts 11

CORSAIR iCUE NEXUS Review - A Companion Touch Screen for PC Enthusiasts

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Introduction

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While it is that time of year where companies bring products to market in the post-Computex launch window, nothing about this year is normal. Most companies are still figuring out a work-from-home schedule for employees, which of course does not help when you have to mass-produce items in Asian factories. Larger companies, including CORSAIR, have more leverage and business units to pull from, however, with special edition RAM, lighting towers, and pre-built PCs all launching recently. Today, we take a look at another new CORSAIR launch, and one that is not an update to a pre-existing product either. Enter the iCUE NEXUS companion screen, and thanks to CORSAIR for sending along the review sample to TechPowerUp.


The CORSAIR iCUE NEXUS launched earlier this week, with reception ranging from high interest to high skepticism from those thinking a second monitor would be better for the money. There are a few things, at the very least, that the iCUE NEXUS does which a second monitor does not. For one, it can clip on to a compatible keyboard and have touch-screen functionality supported by their iCUE software. This makes the combination a more powerful version of standalone keyboards with integrated LCD screens, such as the EVGA Z10 RGB we checked out earlier this year. We will aim to address the value proposition of the iCUE NEXUS in this article as we go over it in more detail beginning with a look at the specifications in the table below.

Specifications

CORSAIR iCUE NEXUS
Screen Size:5" diagonal
Resolution:640x48 pixels (40:3 aspect ratio)
Frame Rate:24 FPS
Screen Color:RGB, 262K colors
Backlighting:Yes, adjustable
Touch Screen:Yes, single point capacitive
Programmable Buttons:Up to six virtual buttons
Chassis:Plastic, in black
Connectivity:USB 2.0 Type-A
Onboard Memory:No
Plug and Play:No, requires iCUE software
OS Compatibility:Windows 10
Cable:6 ft/1.8 m, braided on standalone base
Dimensions (w/o base):154 (L) x 35 (W) x 16 (H) mm
Weight (w/o base):60 g/0.14 lbs.
Warranty:Two years
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