Mother’s Day gift guide 2021: Help Mom live her best life with thoughtful tech

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2020 is behind us, summer beckons, and Mom’s ready to turn the page to a new chapter. With the right Mother’s Day gift, you can help her pursue her passions, connect with family and friends, and get the most out of her off hours with fantastic gaming and media experiences. Need help picking the right gift? Our Mother’s Day gift guide will help you choose ASUS, ROG, and TUF Gaming products that are sure to show your appreciation.

With our wide-ranging lineup of laptops, peripherals, displays, desktop PC components, and wireless networking products, we’ve got the tech you need to make this Mother’s Day one to remember. Read on to find the gift that’s right for the mom in your life.

Usher Mom into a wireless future with new peripherals

Desktop clutter can be distracting and frustrating. Why not take the cables out of the equation with a set of wireless peripherals? The ROG Falchion, ROG Keris Wireless, and ROG Strix Go BT all use low-latency wireless connections to keep Mom in the game, and they’re primed to take the tangle out of her home office.

ROG Falchion

The ROG Falchion is a petite 65% keyboard that fits on any desk. Even if Mom isn’t a gamer, she’ll enjoy the comfortable layout, Aura Sync RGB LED lighting, and customizable capacitive touch bar. And if she does game, the Cherry MX mechanical key switches will put her in command with fast, responsive actuation. A substantial battery keeps the keyboard working for up to 450 hours while Mom enjoys the 2.4GHz wireless connectivity, and when it’s time to recharge, a simple detachable USB cable tops off the battery while she keeps typing.

ROG Falchion
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ROG Keris Wireless

The ROG Keris Wireless is the perfect partner for the Falchion. Rock-solid and versatile connection options, including wired, RF wireless, and Bluetooth, will let Mom connect the mouse the way she prefers, even across multiple devices. The two primary buttons are constructed of luxe PBT plastic, and customizable RGB LED lighting in the scroll wheel and the palm rest add a touch of personality. The Keris Wireless is both lightweight and highly responsive, making it an ideal mouse for a mom with a taste for competitive gaming, or any mom who likes to pack up a mouse in her laptop bag.

ROG Keris Wireless
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ROG Strix Go 2.4

If Mom hasn’t yet joined the ranks of wireless headset users, get her started with the ROG Strix Go 2.4. Exclusive airtight chambers and 40mm ASUS Essence drivers deliver rich, enthralling sound with optimized bass. A versatile USB-C transceiver plugs into the latest smartphones, laptops, and even game consoles like the Nintendo Switch and PS5 to deliver wire-free entertainment. Mom can even choose between a detachable boom mic for clear communications on the couch or use the Go 2.4’s hidden mics for a sleeker look on the move. Both mics are powered by ASUS AI Noise-Canceling tech to minimize any background noise. Her voice will always come across with crystal clarity, no matter what device she’s transmitting from.

ROG Strix Go 2.4
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Give Mom her new favorite PC

Is Mom’s everyday computing hampered by an aging laptop? Give her a fresh start with a new machine. Our laptop range includes everyday systems for any mother as well as specialized notebooks for hobbyists and gamers. Help mom work and play at her best with a model tailored to her needs and style.

VivoBook S14

There’s no reason for your mom’s PC to be a source of delay or frustration. Lighten her day with the VivoBook S14 S435. This feather-light notebook is slim and ready to travel, and it has a classy, cheerful design that goes anywhere.

An Intel Core i7-1165G7 CPU powers this particular model, and it’s ready to breeze through Mom’s daily routine. Updated Iris Xe graphics delivers surprisingly agile media experiences, and even some credible gaming chops in lightweight titles. The 400-nit display and its stunning narrow bezels will immerse her in her favorite entertainment, while the lightweight all-metal chassis and long-lasting battery life will ensure that the VivoBook S14 is always ready to go.

VivoBook S14 S435
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ZenBook Duo 14

Sometimes one screen just isn’t enough. If Mom’s already multitasking with many open apps, browser windows, and chat programs, give her the convenience of a notebook with a built-in second display. The ZenBook Duo 14 has a broad screen underneath the main display that will make it easy for Mom to do more with her PC no matter where she goes.

Both displays are touchscreens with 4096 levels of pressure-sensitive active stylus support, so the ZenBook Duo 14 is ready to let your mom’s creativity flow. An Intel Core i7-1165G7 CPU provides snappy, responsive performance in a wide range of applications, and the dual Thunderbolt 4 ports make it a breeze for your mom to connect her favorite peripherals, an external display, or charge the laptop and her other devices.

ZenBook Duo 14
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ZenBook Flip S13 OLED

Elegant and ultraportable, the ZenBook Flip S13 OLED is just the right laptop for a mother who craves a touch of sophistication in her life. Its compact, all-metal chassis houses a vivid 4K OLED HDR display that delivers exceptionally detailed and realistic visuals. With PANTONE Validated color accuracy and 100% coverage of the cinema-grade DCI-P3 color gamut, it’s the ideal display for lovers of entertainment of all kinds.

The ZenBook Flip S13 OLED’s slim frame and 360° ErgoLift hinge make this notebook a ready companion for every moment of your mother’s day. Whether it’s tucked in her hand in tablet mode, opened on her table in clamshell mode, or posed anywhere in between, this notebook is ready for whatever life brings. An 11th Gen Intel Core processor with Iris Xe graphics gives it outsized performance, while its 67Wh battery offers an exceptional 10 hours of operation.

ZenBook Flip S13 OLED
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ZenBook Pro Duo 15 OLED

For a mom who wants to get creative work done in style, the ZenBook Pro Duo 15 OLED is primed and ready. Like the ZenBook Duo 14, it has a secondary display in the base of the laptop that rises at angle when you open the lid, but this model gives creators an amazing 4K OLED HDR canvas for their projects. It’s PANTONE Validated for color accuracy and it covers 100% of the wide DCI-P3 color gamut, so your creative mom can pull it right out of the box and start fine-tuning her professional-grade projects.

3D rendering and video editing apps can both require significant horsepower. The ZenBook Pro Duo 15 OLED features an eight-core Intel Core i9 CPU that’s more than up to the challenge that working on large projects can present. It’s paired with an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 so that Mom’s apps can draw on powerful GPU resources—and maybe enjoy a triple-A game in the evening, as well.

ZenBook Pro Duo 15 OLED
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Upgrade Mom’s game

Moms who game need specialized hardware to experience their favorite titles to the fullest. Armed with high-refresh-rate displays, robust cooling systems, and the latest chips from NVIDIA, AMD, and Intel, these gaming notebooks from ROG and TUF Gaming are ready to take Mom’s game to the next level.

ROG Flow X13

As ROG’s first gaming 2-in-1, the ROG Flow X13 should be your first pick for a mom who needs a flexible, versatile device that can go anywhere. This petite 13” notebook travels easily in an ultraslim chassis that’s just 15.8mm thin and 1.3kg (2.9lb), and its 360° ErgoLift hinge lets Mom use it as a tablet, a clamshell laptop, or anything in between. Those slim dimensions house serious hardware. An AMD Ryzen 9 5900HS CPU runs the show, and it’s partnered with an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 GPU for fluid gaming visuals.

The Flow X13 has another trick up its sleeve, though. The optional ROG XG Mobile plays the roles of eGPU, docking station, and power adapter for the Flow. When Mom’s ready to game, she can hook up the notebook to the XG Mobile with one high-speed connector to unleash the power of the top-of-the-line GeForce RTX 3080. Unlike many eGPU systems out there, the XG Mobile is slim and portable, so it’s easy to pack up along with Flow X13 for longer trips.

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ROG Zephyrus G14 and G15

This year’s ROG Zephyrus G14 and ROG Zephyrus G15 combine sophisticated good looks, potent gaming performance, and easy portability into one package that’s sure to fuel Mom’s passion for gaming.

For 2021, the Zephyrus G14 is supercharged with a Ryzen 9 5900HS processor and GeForce RTX 3060 GPU. We’ve also added two new display options to harness the more powerful hardware. The WQHD panel is now available with a 120Hz refresh rate and wide DCI-P3 color gamut, offering super-smooth gameplay, crisp detail, and pro-grade color that’s ideal for video production. Gamers who want maximum fluidity can choose a faster Full HD option that now scales up to 144Hz, a 20% increase over the previous generation.

Our most versatile laptop for gamers and creators, the Zephyrus G15 makes room for a larger 15” display and more premium hardware. This model pairs a Ryzen 9 5900HS processor with a GeForce RTX 3070 GPU. They drive a new breed of panel that strikes a satisfying balance between raw speed and precise detail for gaming and creativity. It’s primed for higher FPS with a 165Hz refresh rate and 3ms response time, and offers higher fidelity with a WQHD resolution and pro-grade DCI-P3 color. Super-narrow bezels as slim as 4.6mm frame the display with an immersive 85% screen-to-body ratio that immerses Mom in her game or work.

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TUF Dash F15

Moms who take their laptop everywhere need a machine that can go the distance. The all-new TUF Dash F15 gaming laptop is engineered to add reach to her repertoire without breaking the bank. Its super-slim design is lightweight and easy to carry, whether she’s on the road or just commuting from her desk to her couch. Its Intel Core i7-11375H CPU and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 GPU blitz through games with power to spare for serious work.

When Mom wants to do more, a versatile Thunderbolt 4 port connects to everything from docks to external GPUs. An expansive battery lasts through up to 16.6 hours of video playback, so she can unplug and unwind wherever she goes, and reload with convenient Type-C charging on the move.

This fresh addition to the TUF Gaming family takes military-grade durability to ultrathin new dimensions. Resilience against everything from everyday knocks and bumps to extreme temperatures lets her work and play wherever she wants, worry-free. Whether she’s charging to the frontlines of her favorite first-person shooter or adventuring in the great urban jungle, the Dash is a reliable ally to have by her side.

TUF Dash F15
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Put Mom’s favorite hobbies up on the big screen

Few peripherals add more versatility to Mom’s PC than an additional monitor. An external display for her laptop or a second display for her desktop will greatly expand her multitasking capabilities and give her new options for entertainment. For a mom with more specific display needs, a specialized monitor for gaming or creative work might be just the ticket for helping her pursue her hobbies.

ASUS VY249HE

Here’s an all-around monitor that offers all the essentials at a great price. Our VY249HE is a 23.8” FHD display that’s an easy fit for any desk. Narrow bezels on three sides frame a colorful IPS panel with wide viewing angles. Its 75Hz refresh rate and 1ms (MPRT) response time will allow Mom to enjoy tear- and- blur-free visuals if she wants to try out a game, too.

The VY249HE also puts your mom’s health front and center. Eye Care Plus features, including its TÜV Rheinland-certified Blue Light Filter and ASUS Flicker-Free technologies, ensure comfortable viewing with minimized eye fatigue. Our proprietary long-lasting antibacterial treatment inhibits the growth of bacteria and fungi on the monitor bezels and hotkeys.

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ASUS ProArt Display PA278CV

Does your mom have a passion for photography, video editing, or 3D rendering? The ProArt Display PA278CV will give her a wide canvas with the color accuracy she needs to produce professional-quality finished products.

This 27” WQHD display has a detailed 2560×1440 resolution that will let her see her projects in full detail. Thanks to its 100% coverage of the sRGB and Rec.709 color gamuts, she’ll have vivid colors in front of her. Best yet, this unit is factory calibrated and Calman Verified to achieve an average Delta E value of less than 2. Right of the box, she’ll be able to count on the PA278CV to paint each hue accurately, no colorimeter required.

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ROG Strix XG27AQ

For a mom who craves excellent gaming experiences above all else, the ROG Strix XG27AQ gives her exceptional gaming performance. This 27” display boasts a 2560×1440 WQHD resolution alongside a fast 170Hz refresh rate and a 1ms response time. She’ll experience fluid, responsive visuals that will give her a competitive edge in fast-paced games.

As an NVIDIA G-SYNC Compatible display, the XG27AQ will also give her seamless, tear-free gaming. The ROG Strix XG27AQ will provide her with vivid colors, too, thanks to 95% coverage of the cinema-grade DCI-P3 color gamut. To ensure color accuracy, the display is factory calibrated.

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Fix Mom’s broken internet

Few things can cause more day-to-day frustration than spotty, unreliable internet. If Mom’s current router doesn’t have the reach to cover her household, or if her network is plagued with congestion from all the devices vying for signal, give her some peace of mind with the ASUS RT-AX68U router.

This router is more than capable of delivering the networking speeds that Mom needs for great gaming and entertainment experiences. On the 2.4GHz band, it can achieve speeds up to 861 Mb/s. On the 5GHz band, it can reach 1,802 Mb/s. Since it supports AiMesh, the RT-AX68U can team up with compatible routers to extend the reach of her Wi-Fi network to the hard-to-reach nooks and crannies of her house.

When it’s managing a household of compatible WiFi 6 devices, the RT-AX68U can use OFDMA and MU-MIMO technologies to communicate with many devices at the same time and intelligently apportion frequency into sub-channels so that Mom’s bandwidth isn’t monopolized by a small number of devices. And with the ASUS Router app, initial setup and network management are a breeze.

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Plan an elegant all-white PC with Mom

Maybe you’ve had this happen to you before. Mom’s computer was dying, and you were tired of playing tech support, so you went out to replace it. You focused a bit too much on function rather than form as you shopped, set it all up for her—and she hated the way it looked.

For a mom who doesn’t like to play and work in front of a boring machine, we’ve got a killer selection of white-themed components that you can use to build an elegant desktop PC that Mom will love. There’s plenty of customization options, so maybe don’t make this a surprise. Draw her into the planning stages and build this PC together.

ROG Strix Z590-A Gaming WiFi

Let’s start with the motherboard. The ROG Strix Z590-A Gaming WiFi is an ATX motherboard that’s ready to go for Intel’s latest 11th Gen Core CPUs. Its optimized power solution is primed for performance with 14+2 power stages that feature high-quality alloy chokes and durable capacitors. White-themed aluminum heatsinks cover the I/O panel, VRMs, chipset, and the three M.2 slots, giving the components substantial cooling and the motherboard a striking aesthetic. ASUS Aura Sync RGB LED Gen 2 addressable headers will let Mom get creative with personalized lighting effects that she can sync across all her devices.

ROG Strix LC 360 RGB White Edition

As you’re building Mom’s PC, don’t leave any performance on the table. The ROG Strix LC 360 RGB White Edition is a closed-loop liquid cooler that will unleash the overclocking potential of her CPU. From the pump to the radiator, it’s draped in elegant white, while vivid RGB LED lighting on the pump and the trio of fans will cast a customizable glow.

ROG Strix 850G White Edition PSU

A new build deserves a new power supply. The ROG Strix 850G White Edition has the style and quiet, reliable operation your mom needs in her gaming rig. Massive ROG heatsinks keep temperatures low inside the unit, while our Axial-tech fans move significant air while producing little noise. During light use, the fans will spin down entirely for 0dB operation. You’ll appreciate the fully modular cable design as you build the PC, and yes—each of the cables is the same pristine white as the PSU itself.

ASUS ZenWiFi XT8

This component won’t go inside of Mom’s dream all-white PC, of course, but once she has everything up and running, she’ll wonder why her router doesn’t match the rest of her gear. Enter the ASUS ZenWiFi XT8.

This is an AiMesh wireless networking system with two separate units. To give Mom’s new PC the best connection, place one of these units in the same room, and strategically position the other to provide optimal coverage for the rest of the house. The ASUS Router app makes it easy to set up and manage the network from there. As a WiFi 6 system, the ZenWiFi XT8 has the key technologies to handle a busy household of WiFi 6 devices, and its tri-band system can provide up to 6600 Mbps of total bandwidth.

ROG Strix Helios White Edition

Let’s wrap up Mom’s new PC with the component that brings it all together: the case. The ROG Strix Helios White Edition melds aluminum and tempered glass into one stunning enclosure. Three tempered-glass panels reveal your handiwork on the inside of the case, while integrated Aura Sync RGB LED lighting adds a touch of personality.

The Helios is ready for serious cooling, too. With room for an EATX motherboard, a 420mm front radiator, and a water-cooling pump and reservoir, this case has the space and features you need for a truly out-of-this-world build.

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ROG Strix Z590-A Gaming WiFiASUS
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ROG Strix LC 360 RGB White EditionNewegg
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ROG Strix 850G White Edition PSUNewegg
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ASUS ZenWiFi XT8ASUS
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ROG Strix Helios White EditionNewegg
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For all the things she does

Mother’s Day is all about appreciation. It’s an opportunity to give back: to show Mom that you recognize and value everything that she does for you and the family.

With a well-chosen gift, you can not only demonstrate your appreciation, but give Mom new opportunities for the next year. A PC, a display, or the right peripherals can let her connect with friends and family more easily, develop her creative interests, and get immersed in the games that she loves. So show her how much you care with a gift that she’ll enjoy for years to come.