Asus Unwraps Windows 8 Lineup


Asustek has taken the wraps off of their Windows 8 lineup PC which will be available after Microsoft launches the new OS on October 26.

Asus chairman, Jonney Shih introduced a complete range of Windows 8 products in New York as part of the whole “In Search of Incredible” journey.

AsusThe PCs launched are Asus Taichi, Transformer Book, Zenbook series, VivoBook series, VivoTab series and the All-in-One PC ET2300.

Asus Taichi is the ultra-slim notebook tablet featuring a ‘unique dual screen design’ with 1080p IPS displays. In standard mode, ASUS TAICHI is a convertible and powerful Ultrabook designed for the most demanding productivity tasks. In tablet mode, ASUS TAICHI is a lightweight powerhouse featuring intuitive multi-touch capabilities optimized for Windows 8. In dual screen mode, both screens can also be used simultaneously or independently for unparalleled user flexibility. The ASUS TAICHI is the perfect notebook for sharing information in exciting new ways.

ASUS Transformer Book, is the world’s first detachable notebook that combines best features of both tablet and notebook. It is the perfect solution for anyone who needs the computing power of a notebook with the versatility of a tablet.

The ZENBOOK Series features a “stunning 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.”

The VivoBook S200 and S400 ultraportables offer portability, durability and affordability for mainstream users. It comes with 3rd generation Intel® Core™ processors for excellent multi-tasking performance in 11.6” or 14” high-definition screens.

The Asus VivoTab Series features a slim and lightweight design with optional docking stations. These devices offer a perfect balance of portability and productivity. The press release quotes that “The VivoTab has an amazing 11.6-inch, Super IPS+ screen for brilliant 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.”

ViviTab RT was also announced in the range which is the world’s lightest Windows 8 tablet, featuring a 10.1-inch Super IPS+ display and runs on Microsoft’s new Windows RT operating system.

As for the pricing, the Taichi will come with the latest Core i5 or i7 ultra-low-voltage processor, and up to 256GB of SSD storage, priced at US$1,299 and will be available in November. We don’t have a pricing for Transformer, but we have an idea for ZenBook, which is expected to fall in the range of US$699 to US$1,999.

The VivoBook X202 starts from US$499 in the US and the S400 is priced at US$599. In Singapore, the X202 will be sold at S$799 and the S400 is priced from S$1,098 in Singapore.

The Vivo Tab RT (with the keyboard accessory) is priced at US$599 while the Vivo Tab and Vivo Tab Smart are listed at US$799 and US$499 respectively. In Singapore, the Vivo Tab RT will be available at S$1,049 for the Wi-Fi model.

For those who want to watch the whole event online, please go to here

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