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Asus kills off PS/2 for the mouse

Asus kills off PS/2 for the mouse news post from TweakTown's online news computing and technology content pages
| Peripherals News | Posted: May 7, 2007 8:24 am

More and more P35 boards are making it onto the web. Although we've known for quite some time that a lot of the legacy intefaces and connectors on motherboards are slowly dying, I was amazed to see that Asus has killed of the PS/2 connector for mice. In its place are a further two USB ports on its new P35 "Bearlake" boards. I don't know how much anyone will miss the PS/2 connector for the mouse, as I can't remember when I last used one on my own machine.


Asus isn't the first company to loose the PS/2 ports though, as Abit tried this some years ago with its first MAX board, but this didn't prove too popular and the PS/2 ports returned to the next model of the MAX series. The picture below is of the Asus P5K which is a mid-range P35 board with support for DDR2 memory.



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