Asus unveils new Windows 8 line-up
Dubai, November 6, 2012
Computer hardware and electronics company Asus has introduced a new line-up of Windows 8 products targeting home and office users, while setting a new standard in performance, ease-of-use and innovative design.
The new range includes Asus notebooks, tablets, all-in-one PCs, and a unique dual-screen device which together enables new forms of functionality, a statement from the company said.
“With Windows 8, Asus has taken mobile device families one step closer toward amalgamation. The distinction between keyboard-based devices and touch-based devices is heading towards extinction,” said Leon Yu, Asus’ regional director.
“Windows 8 is the bridge that has allowed Asus to blur former device categorisations and spawn a new generation of products that bring touch, the next phase in human-computer interactivity, to a wide range of traditionally keyboard-based enterprise, creativity and entertainment applications.”
“The arrival of Windows 8 with touch, Asus’ push towards cloud computing and our use of innovative product design, all combine in our new line up to bring technology to users that is exciting and intuitive. Users can now access their content anywhere, in a much more personalised way. These products are the result of our endless search for the incredible and persistence at bringing the richest digital experience to users.”
A fusion of notebook and tablet, Asus Taichi is an ultra-slim, ultra-stylish notebook that features a unique dual-screen design with 1080p IPS displays.
In standard mode, it is a convertible and powerful Ultrabook designed for the most demanding productivity tasks, the statement said. In tablet mode, it is a lightweight powerhouse featuring intuitive multi-touch capabilities optimised for Windows 8.
In dual screen mode, both screens can be used simultaneously or independently for unparalleled user flexibility.
ASUS Transformer Book
It is the world’s first detachable notebook to combine the best features of a notebook and tablet, it said. It is a powerful and fully featured notebook with high-capacity storage and connectivity options.
Smart battery technology ensures maximum battery life in both modes allowing mobile freedom for work or play. Asus Transformer Book is the perfect solution for anyone who needs the computing power of a notebook with the versatility of a tablet.
ASUS ZENBOOK Series
Asus is moving its Zenbook to the Windows 8 platform and expanding the line with the Ultraportable series ranging in sizes from 11.6” to 15.6” powered by Intel’s i3, i5 and i7 series processors, the statement said.
The Zenbook Series of sleek and stylish Ultrabooks features a wide range of specifications and screen sizes to suit nearly every mobile need. It features a razor-thin profile, brilliant high-definition displays, powerful quad-core processors and lightning-quick solid-state storage options.
Zenbook Touch offers all the benefits of the Zenbook series including multi-touch capabilities for an enhanced Windows 8 user experience.
ASUS VivoBook Series
Asus VivoBook S200 and S400 ultra-portables offer a stylish combination portability, durability and affordability for mainstream users. With specifications that include third generation Intel Core processors for multi-tasking performance, VivoBook is available with an 11.6” or 14” high-definition screen and features a large multi-touch touchpad, incredible SonicMaster audio, and a choice of hard drive and hybrid storage.
ASUS VivoTab Series
Featuring slim and lightweight designs with optional docking stations, Asus VivoTab offers a perfect balance of portability and productivity. The VivoTab has an amazing 11.6-inch, Super IPS+ screen for images indoors or out.
It runs on Microsoft’s new Windows 8 operating system and includes a Wacom stylus for high-precision input for leading business, graphics and productivity applications.
ASUS All-in-One PC ET2300
The ASUS All-in-One PC ET2300 is a sleek and compact all-in-one desktop PC with a stunning multi-touch 23” high-definition IPS display, it said.
It has a unique double-hinge design that allows it to be used both as a traditional desktop with an upright display and as a digital canvas that folds flat making it an ideal shared entertainment platform for all family members.
It is the first all-in-one PC with a built-in array speaker and subwoofer design which delivers incredible acoustic fidelity for music, movies and games. In addition, Intel Thunderbolt, Intel Wireless Display (WiDi), and USB 3.0 provide flexible and future-proof connectivity.
WiDi makes it easy to enjoy audio, video and photos with family and friends through seamless, wireless streaming to WiDi-enabled HDTVs. Two Intel Thunderbolt and four USB 3.0 ports provide ultra-fast data transfer speeds and flexible expansion options, while HDMI input turns the ET2300 into an HD display for game consoles, notebooks, tablets and Blu-ray players, it said.
Asus’ new Windows8 product line-up is available in the region at all leading retail outlets. – TradeArabia News Service
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