ASUS: Launches New and Incredible Windows8 Devices

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

It's been a while since they launched one but here goes Windows 8 tapping on all the brands mostly on the ultrabook market. Touch technology has definitely gone headway and they know for a fact that this calls for integration and more. When Windows 8 launched weeks ago, leading manufacturers like ASUS knew what it meant for their consumers and thought of having this used on their new flagship devices. We got first dibs on the launch of ASUS Taichi, ASUS Transformer Book, ASUS Zenbook Touch, ASUS Vivobook, VivoTab and the ASUS All in One PC. It promises a new era of devices fit to take advantage of the operating system that's got lots of promise too.

They are challenging other manufacturers in these line of products and the choices are really good. Although there are some reports previously that think it wouldn't be viable for the consumer, I saw something different from these devices and they've made it pretty good and handy. Bulky perhaps but in hindsight there are specific markets that they can target which utilize norms of a laptop computer and the convenience of touch screen. Even though I'm not a fan (admittedly) of Windows 8 from the couple of times I've handled it, I'm sure there are some people who would love to have this on their hands especially the ones who need to present often for clients etc. Sales people must have been rejoicing in the background somewhere.

Mr. George Su Country Manager of ASUS Technology PTE LTD (Philippines) says that this is a new welcome development in technology and says the personal computing era continues to evolve driving change everywhere including those in specialized function devices like ultrabooks and tablets. People are looking for more powerful devices that also has tons of storage capacities; plus the fact that it should be portable too. Price wise he was giving oohs and ahhs upon announcing the ones they were launching. Imagine ASUS Vivobook starts at 20,995, 26995 and 35995. Whilst the ASUS Zenbook which boasts of its thin framed full HD and IPS display sold at 42,995. The Vivotab sits at 42,995 even if its got a tablet feel and stylus. The other one falls at 38,995 but its got an 8hr battery life and weighs only 530 grams. ASUS Vivotab on the other hand only costs 25,995 and my favorite ASUS All in One PC costs 59,995. The most expensive one that they have is the ASUS Taichi who's design is a fusion of a notebook and a tablet or ultrabook. It costs 85,995.

Ms. Marivic Abueng also mentioned that they wanted Windows 8 and IE 10 to steadfastly run on these new ASUS machines and still have it all made affordable to the masses. They are also currently using nano molding technology for the body, a 5MP dual camera and additional 32gb of cloud storage free! They are very proud Windows 8 is doing what its supposed to do; and even on some instances improve more on the overall feel of things like that of an Apple device (even better than that!).

Then we got to see and feel the merchandise. Take a look a this!

The ASUS AiO PC ET2300 or All in One PC is dubbed as the perfect home masterpiece. With a whopping 23 inch Full HD display it's the perfect place to watch and play with the whole family as you experience this great piece of hardware right in the comforts of your own home. It can run on Windows 8  and Windows 8 Pro and uses 3rd generation Intel® Core™ i7/i5/i3 processors. The memory alone can break speeds up to 8GB DDR3 at 1600Mhz. It also has 2 x SO-DIMM so you are quite sure of faster performance.The storage on stock is a 2TB SATA hard drive and graphics card a NVIDIA GT 630M. The camera holds 2M Pixel at 1080P. Faster transfer rates expected since it also supports USB 3.0, USB 2.0, and Thunderbolt plus a 3-in-1 Card Reader too. It also has an e-SATA combo, HDMI-in/out, and its own TV tuner for those programs you love to watch at home! The bigger screen has 10-point capacitive touch capability and a monster sound production since its speakers are a combination of 4x 1.5W Internal Spatial Array Speakers, 1x 3W Internal Woofer and 1x 5W External Subwoofer. Internal Wireless cards are of 802.11b/g/n + WiDi standards so streaming wouldn't be a problem. Although I would have preferred they do AC already, one which router companies in the US have already released!

This is the ASUS VivoBook. It's got Windows 8 OS and ASUS SonicMaster audio software that adds great sound, a deeper bass range and better, more powerful output that regular notebooks in the market.

The ASUS Zenbook on the other hand is Ultra thin! Full HD and has i7 Intel Processor on it. Faster and efficient energy consumption on a gadget that's full of features yet very portable. It's a dreamy piece of hardware. Who doesn't want this on their office?

Mobile productivity just got even better because of the ASUS Vivotab. It's a mobile dock and a tablet that you can put together or detach. This I wanted for myself. It's got extra long battery life that you can depend on while others are fighting over the plug for charging. It's the perfect piece of equipment because of the stylus which you can use for drawing or writing. Plus its got that Corning Gorilla Glass thingy so you won't have that much scratches on it.

It's a nice line that they came out with and true enough I've witnessed more things in that launch to rave about. I didn't really have that much time to look at the other pieces because other press people and tech bloggers were hoarding the devices. Hope I could do a thorough review soon. For now, drool over these devices and head on to stores that sell ASUS, it's one of the best running on Window 8 and its a good thing they are taking advantage of touch technology. We just wonder if there will be more things to come for this OS. Probably soon. But this is something definitely INCREDIBLE!

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1 comment:

el toro bumingo said...

I'm a happy Asus K40IJ user. Pag nagkaroon ako ng pera, Asus ulit bibilhin kong brand hehehe.