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June 2, 2014

ASUS announces new Windows devices at Computex 2014

ASUS has announced several new Windows devices today at Computex in Taipei including a new Zenbook, a new 2-in-1 PC, and a new All-in-One PC.

Zenbook NX500:


The new Zenbook NX500 has a gorgeous silver slim form factor with a sleek aluminum unibody construction. It looks great on the outside and super powerful on the inside: the Zenbook NX500 is powered by Intel Core processors (up to Core i7 quad-core processor) and configurable with NVIDIA GeForce GTX 850M graphics that has 2GB of GDDR5 video memory. It also has Broadcom 3-stream 802.11ac Wi-Fi, SATA 3 RAID 0 or PCIe x4 SSD storage. The Zenbook NX500 is the first ASUS laptop with a 4K/UHD display with VisualMaster technology. It has a stunning 15.6-inch 3840×2160 resolution IPS display. The display has lifelike color reproduction with a wide color gamut (100% NTSC/108% Adobe RGB) and factory-calibrated color temperature – perfect for photographers and other professionals like folks who work a lot with video. To top off this already amazing new Ultrabook, the Zenbook NX500 also has titanium-film speakers and SonicMaster audio technology, incorporating ICEpower, Bang & Olufsen technology.

Transformer Book Flip:

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The Transformer Book Flip is a new 2-in-1 PC that “flips” the display up to 360 degrees from the fully-closed position with a hinge that has four gears that make it so you get smooth movement and ensures the display stays exactly where you want it. There is also an automatic keyboard and touchpad lock that gets activated with the Transformer Book Flip is used in non-laptop modes to make sure unwanted input doesn’t occur. The Transformer Book Flip will be available with three screen sizes: 13.3 inches, 14.0 inches and 15.6 inches. It will feature a bright Full HD 1920×1080 touchscreen display. The touchscreen uses high-precision 6mm-diameter actuators, which are more than twice as sensitive as the 9mm industry standard for accurate and responsive touch. On the inside, the Transformer Book Flip is powered by Intel Core processors (up to Core i7 quad-core processor) and configurable with NVIDIA GeForce GT840M discrete graphics with 2GB of video memory. The ASUS Transformer Book Flip will be available worldwide from the end of June.

Portable AiO PT2001:

The Portable AiO is a brand new All-in-One PC from ASUS with a 19.5-inch HD IPS 10-point touchscreen display. It has a portable and space-saving and slim design that measures only 12.3mm at its thinnest point and weighs only 3.2kg. It also features a sturdy, foldaway handle. For use on a table or desk, it has a pull-out kickstand to prop it up or can be folded down so that it is flush against the back of device when it’s not needed. Inside, the Portable AiO is powered by up to a 4th generation Intel Core processor and a NVIDIA GeForce 820M GPU. It has optional 802.11ac for fast Wi-Fi. It also has two HDMI ports so you can connect it to an HDTV or external display. And it has support for Near Field Communication (NFC) so you can quickly share content from other devices like your phone to it.

I’ll share more details on availability of these new devices as soon as it comes through.