ASUS unveils range of new devices
Company debuts new Padfone, which combines smartphone and tablet into a single device
ASUS unveiled a new line up of smartphones, tablets and PCs at this year's Computex show.
The new lines include the Padfone, the new UX Series notebooks, the redesigned N Series notebooks with SonicMaster audio technology, the Eee Pad Memo 3D, ultra-thin Eee PC X101 netbooks, and the motion-sensing WAVI Xtion and the 27-inch high-definition ET2700XVT desktop PC.
The new Padfone combines a smartphone and tablet computer into a single device, designed to allow users to choose the screen size which best fits their activities and share data through 3G internet access.
"Breaking the rules and changing the status quo are the keys to our success, and we strive to offer customers an experience that surpasses their expectations," said Jonney Shih, chairman of ASUS.
The thin new UX Series, was developed in close cooperation with Intel and features a light aluminium alloy shell with a ‘spun' finish, an oversized keyboard with smartphone-like touchpad, and reinforced hinges.
The new notebook measures 17mm at its thickest point and runs on the 2nd generation Intel Core mobile processor with an i7, SATA 6Gb/s solid-state drive and the Instant On feature.
ASUS has also revealed the latest N Series notebook, which features SonicMaster audio technology and was co-designed by award-winning Bang & Olufsen chief designer David Lewis.
The new N Series comes with a dedicated external subwoofer for deep bass extension that would otherwise be impossible to replicate on a notebook.
ASUS' new desktop PC, the 27-inch HD All-in-One ET2700XVT offers ultra-wide 178-degree viewing angles and optional 10-point multi-touch input pad.
In the computer tablet market, ASUS has unveiled the Eee Pad MeMO 3D, which is powered by the latest Android operating system, has a 7" multi-touch screen that can also be used with the supplied stylus, plus it features a glasses-free 3D display mode.
The new ASUS Eee PC X101 netbook features the Intel MeeGo operating system that supports a wide range of social networking services and also offers the Windows 7 operating system. These new models ship with both solid state and mechanical hard drive storage configurations.
ASUS has also debuted an open-source, controller-free gesture-based device for PC called the WAVI Xtion.
The Xtion Browser is designed to allow users to access and use the internet with hand and body movements, while the Xtion Portal acts as an app store where users can purchase new games and utilities designed for WAVI Xtion.
The WAVI Xtion ships with a game bundle that includes MayaFit, Beat Booster, and DanceWall.