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 inter