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ASUS Presents the Ultimate Digital Life for Consumers at Computex 2014
Chairman Jonney Shih unveils revolutionary Transformer Book V, Transformer Book T300 Chi plus a stunning range of innovative products
Computex, Taipei, Taiwan (2nd June, 2014) — ASUS Chairman Jonney Shih took to the stage at Computex 2014 today to present the ASUS vision of providing the ultimate digital life for everyone, celebrate 25 years of innovation and design, and unveil a range of stunning new products. He began by introducing a new line of products designed for the ultimate professional, consumers needing high performance solutions to meet their professional needs. These include Zenbook NX500, an ultraportable laptop that combines innovative engineering and design techniques with powerful hardware; ProArt PA328Q 4K/UHD Monitor, a 32-inch ultra-high-definition monitor that delivers breathtaking levels of detail; and RT-AC3200, the world’s fastest tri-band 802.11ac Wi-Fi router.
Chairman Shih next introduced an exciting new range of ultimate entertainment products for consumers who want to stay connected everywhere, share life’s everyday moments and enjoy games, music and movies. The next generation Fonepad, is an 8-inch tablet with built-in 3G connectivity and phone functionality, and the next generation MeMO Pad Series is comprised of 7-inch and 8-inch tablets that deliver powerful entertainment experiences.
Ending on a high note, Chairman Shih unveiled two revolutionary new products designed to provide ultimate productivity and mobility. Made for highly mobile consumers who work and play hard, Transformer Book V is the world’s first five-mode, three-in-one converged laptop, featuring a Windows and Android™ laptop, tablet and smartphone in one, and Transformer Book T300 Chi is a high-performance detachable notebook with the world’s thinnest 12.5-inch tablet display. “As we celebrate 25 years of innovation and engineering, we are excited to introduce these new products designed to provide the ultimate digital life for everyone,” said Chairman Shih. “We are passionate about technology and driven by innovation, and we will continue to dream, dare and strive to challenge the boundaries of the possible as we move forward on our journey in search of incredible.” Also on display at the ASUS product showcase was the new Portable AiO PT2001, a 19.5-inch touchscreen All-in-One (AiO) PC with a unique, portable and space-saving design that provides a flexible and powerful computing experience in the home or office.
Transformer Book V
Transformer Book V is the world’s first five-mode, three-in-one converged laptop that features a Windows and Android laptop and tablet as well as an Android smartphone, making it an incredibly flexible device able to excel in any usage scenario. Its revolutionary and elegant design comprises a laptop with a detachable 12.5-inch screen that becomes a separate tablet and a 5-inch smartphone that docks into the tablet.
As a laptop, Transformer Book V includes a full QWERTY keyboard and touchpad, and runs both Windows 8.1 and Android 4.4 KitKat. A dedicated hardware button provides instant and seamless switching between the two operating systems. The laptop features a next-generation Intel® Core™ processor providing high performance for an efficient and productive user experience. The 12.5-inch HD IPS display has sharp graphics and rich, vibrant color, and touch support adds additional convenience and functionality when using Windows 8.1. Transformer Book V comes with ample storage of up to 1TB for apps, documents, media and more.
As a tablet, Transformer Book V also works as a standalone Windows 8.1 tablet and an Android 4.4 KitKat tablet when the phone is docked. Switching between the two systems only takes a tap on the screen. Access to the Google Play Store and Windows Store provides a massive amount of apps and games to choose from, making Transformer Book V a highly-mobile entertainment and productivity powerhouse. Its built-in storage of up to 128GB offers plenty of room to store those apps along with movies, photos, music and more.
As a phone, Transformer Book V runs Android 4.4 KitKat, and is the world’s first 5-inch LTE smartphone powered by an Intel® AtomTM quad-core processor, giving it unparalleled performance when running apps, playing games or browsing the internet. Its Long-Term Evolution (LTE) support delivers a superior internet experience with network speeds that are up to four times faster than 3G. Transformer Book V comes with a 2500mah battery that provides up to 10 hours of web browsing time.
Transformer Book V combines the power of a laptop with the mobility of both a tablet and smartphone, and provides the flexibility to run a wide range of apps. Together with the easy ability to switch between modes and share data between devices, Transformer Book V delivers an unparalleled user experience.
Transformer Book T300 Chi
ASUS Transformer Book T300 Chi is a high-performance detachable notebook that comes with the world’s thinnest 12.5-inch tablet display, making it a perfect companion for mobile professionals who need to stay productive but also like to enjoy movies, music and games. Transformer Book T300 Chi features an innovative fanless 2-in-1 design powered by Intel’s next-generation, high-performance, low-power processor based on the Core micro-architecture. It is thinner than most ultraportable laptops on the market today, and the detachable tablet is also the thinnest Intel Core-powered tablet at just 7.3mm thick.
Transformer Book T300 Chi features LTE support and is equipped with a 2560 x 1440 WQHD IPS display for stunningly detailed visuals.
Brand New ASUS Fonepad and MeMO Pad Series
Fonepad 8 (FE380CG) is an 8-inch tablet with built-in 3G connectivity and phone functionality, designed for people who want one powerful device to connect and entertain them. It has an incredibly narrow 5.06mm bezel, and its HD1280 x 800 IPS display and 72.2% screen-to-body ratio provide the largest viewing area of any 8-inch phablet on the market. Featuring the latest 64-bit Intel Atom™ Z3560 1.8GHz quad-core processor, Fonepad 8 delivers powerful multi-tasking and graphical performance for the latest apps and games while still being energy-efficient. Dual front speakers and ASUS SonicMaster audio provide rich, immersive stereo sound that brings a new level of engagement to movies, music and games.
MeMO Pad 7 (ME176C) is a fully featured 7-inch, industry-leading 64-bit Android tablet that excels at entertainment. Its dual-channel stereo speakers with SonicMaster technology can reproduce a wide frequency range for crystal-clear high notes and deep bass, even at high volumes. Combined with its high-definition ultra-wide-view IPS display, movies and games come to life. Support for Miracast™ lets MeMO Pad 7 stream video in high-definition to a compatible TV or other display, while aptX® CSR Bluetooth technology enables wireless streaming of high-quality audio to headphones and other supported devices.
MeMO Pad 7 comes equipped with a 5-megapixel main camera and 2-megapixel front-facing camera that both feature PixelMaster technology. This assures outstanding image quality and provides additional features such as Time Rewind Mode, Selfie Mode and Always in Focus that make taking stunning photos easy. MeMO Pad 7 is powered by an 64-bit Intel Atom Z3745 quad-core processor (up to 1.86GHz) to further round out the entertainment experience by ensuring smooth video playback, responsive games and apps, and snappy web browsing.
MeMO Pad 8 (ME581CL) is the world’s lightest 8-inch LTE tablet that delivers outstanding performance in a remarkably thin and stylish package. Driven by a blazingly fast state-of-the-art 64-bit Intel Atom Z3580 2.3GHz quad-core processor, MeMO Pad 8 runs all the latest apps and games with ease. Ultrafast 802.11ac Wi-Fi and LTE connectivity deliver speedy downloads of even the most demanding content, such as high-definition movies, and ensure smooth internet browsing.
MeMO Pad 8 features a Full HD IPS display for a vivid and sharp picture that makes videos and photos appear incredibly detailed and lifelike. The display is covered with Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3 for incredible scratch resistance and durability. Despite its immersive 8-inch screen and powerful features, MeMO Pad 8 is easy to hold in one hand. It has a premium multi-layer coating with Non-Conductive Vacuum Metallization (NCVM) technology, weighs just 299g and is only 7.45mm thick, so it is small and light enough to take anywhere.
Fonepad and MeMO Pad come with ZenUI, the all-new intuitive user interface exclusive to ASUS mobile devices and developed around the concepts of freedom, expression and connection. Featuring over 1000 software enhancements and a new visual design made to be efficient and inviting, it contains modern ‘flat’ icons, vivid color themes, animations, new ringtones and notification sounds, a clean layout to clearly present information and features such as What’s Next and Do It Later that free users from the actively having to manage the multitude of information they are confronted with daily and enable them to be more productive.
ASUS RT-AC3200 is the world’s fastest tri-band 802.11ac Wi-Fi router that delivers combined data speeds up to 3200Mbit/s. The Broadcom® six-stream 802.11ac Multiple-Input, Multiple-Output (MIMO) technology delivers the ultimate internet experience in multi-user environments by providing maximum network speed. Additionally, RT-AC3200 features SmartConnect, which increases Wi-Fi performance by up to 200% by automatically selecting the ideal band for network clients depending on their location and needs. ASUS AiRadar with universal beamforming intelligently strengthens wireless connectivity to improve Wi-Fi coverage to network devices, ensuring greater signal stability, enhanced range, and optimal speeds.
The easy-to-use ASUSWRT graphical user interface of RT-AC3200 provides robust network control and optimization. Setup takes just 30 seconds, and the intuitive interface means even network newbies can enjoy its sophisticated features such as traffic monitoring and Adaptive Quality of Service (QoS) bandwidth management, while power users will love its IPv6 support, multiple wireless SSIDs and secure VPN access. AiProtection with Trend Micro provides total protection from external attacks as well as maintaining personal privacy. Adaptive QoS intelligently manages network traffic to automatically give each device and application optimal bandwidth so that everyone on the network has the best possible internet experience.
ProArt PA328Q 4K/UHD Monitor
The ASUS ProArt PA328Q 4K/UHD monitor is a 32-inch 4K/UHD (ultra-high-definition) monitor for professionals that delivers breathtaking levels of detail. ProArt PA328Q features a 16:9 aspect ratio WLED display that delivers next-generation 4K/UHD visuals with a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels. With a pixel density of 138 pixels per inch (ppi), the PA328Q provides over 8 million pixels, four times the pixel density of standard Full HD displays for astonishingly detailed visuals.
With greater onscreen space than similar sized Full HD displays, the ASUS PA328Q provides more space to spread out windows for more productive multitasking. Capable of displaying 1.07 billion colors, the PA328Q delivers outstanding color reproduction and saturation thanks to its 350cd/m² brightness and a 100,000,000:1 ASUS Smart Contrast Ratio (ASCR), and the ASUS-exclusive SplendidPlus Video Intelligence Technology.
Each PA328Q is factory-calibrated to prove the best color accuracy (Delta < 2), and with a wide 100% sRGB color gamut, so colors seen in photos will be reproduced faithfully and consistently. The PA328Q offers 10-bit display color for over one billion onscreen colors and supports a 14-bit internal lookup table (LUT), which gives smoother gradations and more transitions between hues.
PA328Q delivers breakthrough connectivity with the following options:
• 1 x DisplayPort 1.2 (4K at 60Hz)
• 1 x Mini DisplayPort 1.2 (4K at 60Hz)
• 1 x HDMI 2.0 (4K at 60Hz) / MHL 3.0 (4K at 30Hz)
• 1 x HDMI 1.4 (4K at 30Hz)
• 4 x USB 3.0 ports
Built-in Picture-in-Picture (PiP) and Picture-by-Picture (PbP) functionality let you view content from two different sources simultaneously, with the ability to switch video between sources easily. PiP mode places the second input source windows in one corner of the display, while PbP mode spites the screen down the middle.
ASUS PA328Q is the proud recipient of a 2014 RedDot award for its slim, ergonomic tilt, swivel, pivot and height adjustable design.
Zenbook NX500 is a stunning Ultrabook™ that combines innovative engineering and design techniques with powerful hardware to create a no-compromise computing experience. With a sleek aluminum unibody construction and slim form factor, its gorgeous silver color makes a striking impression and is highly portable. NX500 is powered by an Intel Core up to i7 quad-core processor and up to NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX™ 850M graphics, supported by 2GB of GDDR5 video memory for incredible speed and graphics performance. Its industry-leading Broadcom® 3-stream 802.11ac Wi-Fi delivers blazingly fast network speeds and SATA 3 RAID 0 or PCIe x4 SSD storage provides stunningly fast read and write speeds, reducing startup and application launch times, as well as increasing overall system responsiveness making it possible to get more done in less time.
As the first ASUS notebook with a 4K/UHD display with VisualMaster technology, Zenbook NX500 delivers stunningly crisp graphics and text, and comes ready to support future 4K video content. Its 15.6-inch 3840 x 2160 resolution IPS panel provides a large workspace for maximum efficiency and productivity. The display also delivers lifelike color reproduction with a wide color gamut (100% NTSC/108% Adobe RGB) and, plus factory-calibrated color temperature, making it perfect for photographers and other professionals who need accurate and consistent color fidelity for their workflows.
Combined with its 4K/UHD display, Zenbook NX500′s titanium-film speakers and SonicMaster audio technology, incorporating ICEpower®, Bang & Olufsen technology, ensures truly incredible video and sound quality for exceptional entertainment experiences.
Portable AiO PT2001
ASUS Portable AiO is a 19.5-inch touchscreen All-in-One (AiO) PC with a unique, portable and space-saving design that provides a flexible and powerful computing experience in the home or office. Weighing only 3.2kg and featuring a sturdy, foldaway handle, Portable AiO is easy to carry and set up anywhere, even away from a power outlet thanks to its internal battery that lasts up to five hours. Its slim design that tapers to 12.3mm at its thinnest point looks sleek and stylish in any environment, and makes Portable AiO easy to lay flat to play touch-based games or enjoy movies and photos with friends and family. For use on a table or desk, the pull out kickstand provides solid support, and folds flush into the back of Portable AiO when not needed.
The centerpiece of Portable AiO is its high-definition 19.5-inch IPS 10-point touchscreen display that provides a crisp and vivid image for immersive entertainment experiences. Its touch-friendly design offers easy and smooth control of Windows 8.1, and touch-based apps and games. SonicMaster audio technology further enhances movies, music and games with rich sound that is clear even at higher volumes and deep, defined bass. Portable AiO is powered by up to a 4th generation Intel Core processor and NVIDIA GeForce 820M GPU for superb application and graphics performance. Optional 802.11ac Wi-Fi support delivers stunningly fast network speeds for stutter-free streaming video and an overall responsive internet experience. Its two HDMI ports make it easy to connect Portable AiO to an HDTV or external display to take the entertainment experience to an even larger screen.
Portable AiO features innovative gesture control that lets users interact with and control the PC from a distance with simple gestures, allowing them to read books, browse the internet, and control movies and music with a wave of the hand. Portable AiO optionally includes support for Near Field Communication (NFC) to provide a convenient and enhanced user experience. Used together with an NFC-supported mobile device, AiO provides additional features such as instant Windows logon without typing a password, automatic photo and video backup from the mobile device to Portable AiO and quick access to files directly from the mobile device.
Where to find ASUS at Computex 2014
The ASUS showroom at Computex 2014 is located at booth M0410 in the Taipei World Trade Center Nangang Exhibition Hall, and is open from 3rd to 6th June from 9:30am to 6:00pm, and on 7th June from 9:30am to 4:00pm.
AVAILABILITY & PRICING
Product availability varies by country. Please contact your local ASUS representative for further information.