|New York City, USA (October 23, 2012) - As part of the In Search of Incredible journey ASUS Chairman Jonney Shih introduced a complete Windows 8 product lineup during a mesmerizing performance by technological illusionist Marco Tempest. The exciting new range of ASUS notebooks, tablets and all-in-one PCs set a new standard in performance, ease of use and innovative design.
“As we transition from the personal computing era into the ubiquitous cloud computing era, we are given the freedom to access information in real time, real place and in real personalized ways. One thing that hasn’t changed and will never change is our search for the incredible and persistence to bring the most seamless and joyful digital experience to our consumers. The arrival of Windows 8 with touch helps us to push forward and fulfill our vision of ubiquitous cloud computing. We aim to lead and accelerate this paradigm shift with incredible innovations” said ASUS Chairman Jonney Shih.
An incredible fusion of notebook and tablet, ASUS TAICHI is an ultra-slim, ultra-stylish notebook that features 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
ASUS Transformer Book is the world’s first detachable notebook to combine the best features of a notebook and tablet. When it’s time to work, ASUS Transformer Book is a powerful and fully featured notebook with high-capacity storage and connectivity options. When it’s time to relax or travel, the high-definition display detaches from the keyboard dock and the ASUS Transformer Book instantly becomes the thinnest and most powerful Intel Core i7 based multi-touch Windows 8 tablet available today. Smart Battery technology ensures maximum battery life in both modes allowing mobile freedom for work or play. ASUS Transformer Book is the perfect solution for anyone who needs the computing power of a notebook with the versatility of a tablet.
ASUS ZENBOOK Series
The ASUS ZENBOOK Series of sleek and stylish Ultrabooks features a wide range of specifications and screen sizes to suit nearly every mobile need. ZENBOOK 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.
ASUS VivoBook Series
ASUS VivoBook S200 and S400 ultraportables offer a stylish combination portability, durability and affordability for mainstream users. With specifications that include 3rd generation Intel® Core™ processors for excellent multi-tasking performance, VivoBook is available with an 11.6” or 14” high-definition screen and features a large multi-touch touchpad, incredible SonicMaster audio, and a choice of hard drive and hybrid storage.
ASUS VivoTab Series
Featuring slim and lightweight designs with optional docking stations, ASUS VivoTab offers a perfect balance of portability and productivity. 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. The world's lightest Windows 8 tablet, the VivoTab RT features a 10.1-inch Super IPS+ display and runs on Microsoft's new Windows RT operating system. Both models feature an optional keyboard dock with a built-in second battery for up to 19 hours of computing for the VivoTab and as much as 16 hours for the VivoTab RT.
The VivoTab Smart is the perfect traveling companion with a fresh stylistic design. This thin and lightweight 10.1 tablet design offers the full Windows 8 experience and is available with black, white or red finishes. Its optional TranSleeve keyboard combines a compact wireless keyboard with color-coordinated screen protection.
ASUS All-in-One PC ET2300
Look no further for the best in productivity and home entertainment when using Microsoft Windows 8, the ASUS All-in-One PC ET2300 is a sleek and compact all-in-one desktop PC with a stunning multi-touch 23” high-definition IPS display. The ET2300 has a unique double-hinge design that allows it to be used both as a traditional desktop with an upright display and as a digital canvas that folds flat making it an ideal shared entertainment platform for all family members.
The ET2300 is the first All-in-One PC with a built-in array speaker and subwoofer design which delivers incredible acoustic fidelity for music, movies and games. In addition, Intel® Thunderbolt™, Intel® Wireless Display (WiDi), and USB 3.0 provide flexible and future-proof connectivity. WiDi makes it easy to enjoy audio, video and photos with family and friends through seamless, wireless streaming to WiDi-enabled HDTVs. Two Intel® Thunderbolt™ and four USB 3.0 ports provide ultra-fast data transfer speeds and flexible expansion options, while HDMI input turns the ET2300 into an HD display for game consoles, notebooks, tablets and Blu-ray players.
ASUS, the world’s top 3 consumer notebook vendor and the maker of the world’s best-selling and most award winning motherboards, is a leading enterprise in the new digital era. ASUS designs and manufactures products that perfectly meet the needs of today’s digital home, office and person, with a broad portfolio that includes motherboards, graphics cards, optical drives, displays, desktops, Eee Box and all-in-one PCs, notebooks, netbooks, tablet devices, servers, multimedia and wireless solutions, networking devices, and mobile phones. Driven by innovation and committed to quality, ASUS won 3,886 awards in 2011, and is widely credited with revolutionizing the PC industry with the Eee PC™. With a global staff of more than 11,000 and a world-class R&D team of 3,100 engineers, the company’s revenue for 2011 was around US$11.9 billion.