ASUS will be rolling out a series of the latest 2-in-1 innovative products at the PC SHOW 2013, which will be held from 6 – 9 June 2013 at Singapore Expo
“Design Thinking” philosophy has been the key to ASUS’ product development, which seeks to create products that adapt to users’ ever-changing lifestyles. The pursuit of having the best of both worlds further amplify users’ desire to possess versatile, portable devices that serve multiple purposes in different scenarios.
ASUS Transformer Book
To be first available at PC Show this year, the ASUS Transformer Book is the latest Windows 8 ultraportable that is both a tablet and a notebook.
Thanks to its versatile dockable design, the new ASUS Transformer Book is a thin and lightweight 13.3-inch 2-in-1 hybrid device packed with third generation Intel® Core™ processor for outstanding multi-tasking performance. Its 2-in-1 preposition makes the ASUS Transformer Book the perfect choice for those who want both a full featured notebook for work and a tablet for play.
At first glance, ASUS Transformer Book is a compact and powerful notebook with third generation Intel® Core™ i5 or i7 processor and high-capacity hard drive. Detach the 13.3-inch 1920 x 1080 full HD display from the notebook dock, and ASUS Transformer Book seamlessly transforms into a standalone Windows 8 tablet with its own 128GB SSD storage.
With separate batteries in both the notebook dock and tablet, ASUS Transformer Book has up to 5 hours of battery life in full notebook mode, and up to 8 hours in tablet mode. Notebook mode battery life can be further increased to up to 8 hours by disabling the dock’s hard drive and ports, thus leaving the keyboard and touchpad active.
ASUS Transformer Book features dedicated storage for both notebook and tablet modes for “best-of-both-worlds” mobile flexibility. A choice of 320GB or 500GB hard drives offer ample capacity for industry-standard software and personal data in notebook mode, while a 128GB SSD gives blisteringly fast storage for Windows 8 apps and data in tablet mode.
With the main PC components housed in the tablet, hard drive and expansion ports in the notebook dock, exclusive ASUS High-Speed Bridge technology ensures maximum performance in notebook mode, with a high-bandwidth connection between dock and tablet that is even faster than USB 3.0.
When it comes to entertainment, ASUS Transformer Book’s 1080p full HD display renders movies, photos and games with exquisite clarity. IPS display technology ensures brilliant and accurate colour reproduction, with 178-degree wide viewing angles that keep the image bright and clear, even when seen from the side or under bright outdoor conditions.
Furthermore, ASUS Transformer Book is fitted with four speakers in both its notebook dock and tablet, maximising audio enjoyment and sound quality that is enhanced by ASUS SonicMaster audio technology. The hybrid device also features a front HD camera and an array microphone that are perfectly suited to video chat, plus a 5-megapixel rear camera with 720p HD video recording.
ASUS Transformer Book will be retailing at S$2,098.
Designed to be multi-faceted, with two sides transforming into four distinct usage modes – Notebook, tablet, mirror and dual screen modes, ASUS TAICHI reflects life’s diversity by encouraging users different ways of expressing themselves.
ASUS TAICHI is a versatile device for many roles, places and time. With smooth and effortless transitions between modes, ASUS TAICHI guarantees users a flowing and fluid experience that is as natural as life itself.
Packed with dual 1920 x 1080 full HD IPS screens placed back-to-back, ASUS TAICHI combines the best features of a Windows 8 Pro tablet and a powerful convertible Ultrabook™ in a single, sleek and versatile design. Pre-loaded with Windows 8 Pro software and possessing a stunning black-mirror finish and slender profile, the convertible 2-in-1 device is as elegant as it is innovative.
As a tablet, the performance of ASUS TAICHI is powered by third generation Intel® Core™ processor and blazingly fast SSD storage. The scratch-resistant glass display with 10-point multi-touch makes user experience on the Windows 8 Pro device effortless and intuitive to use, while the supplied pressure-sensitive stylus is perfect for taking handwritten notes, annotating documents and drawing sketches.
As a convertible notebook, ASUS TAICHI is a powerful Ultrabook with a comfortable backlit keyboard and large touchpad incorporated with the ASUS Smart Gesture Technology for smooth, haptic inputs. Presentation and sharing are never the same again, as ASUS TAICHI has the ability to share a presentation or video on the dual screens displays without an external monitor or bulky projector.
ASUS TAICHI will be retailing at S$2,698 and S$2,998 for 11.6-inch and 13.3-inch respectively.
Recently available in late April, ASUS Fonepad is the latest 2-in-1 handheld device with full 3G phone capabilities. It is also ASUS’ first 7-inch tablet with phone function, mobile data and all the features of an Android smartphone. ASUS Fonepad is ideal for users who enjoy the convenience of carrying just one device that fulfills their needs of the voice communication feature of a smartphone and entertainment feature of a tablet.
Following the earlier launch of its 8GB counterpart, ASUS will be releasing the new 32GB model first at PC Show. Offered in both Titanium Gray and Champagne Gold, the 32GB model will be retailing at S$399.
Measuring only 10.4mm slim, ASUS Fonepad is a sleek and compact tablet with a metallic design that can be held comfortably in one hand. Powered by the latest Intel® Atom™ processor Z2460 with full Android compatibility for the latest 32GB model, ASUS Fonepad offers a perfect balance of performance and energy efficiency, with hardware-accelerated 1080p full HD video recording and up to nine hours of battery life, depending on operating conditions, specific hardware and software used.
Furthermore, with full 3G telephony support, ASUS Fonepad can also be used for voice calls using the built-in noise-cancelling digital microphone or an optional Bluetooth headset. With only one mobile data plan, running costs are much lower than those of a separate smartphone and 3G tablet. With an additional SD card slot, the ASUS Fonepad is capable of expanding users’ providing up to 32GB of additional storage, on top of its onboard storage of 8GB and 32GB respectively.
ASUS Fonepad sports both GPS and Assisted-GPS (A-GPS) functions, where the former locates a position using orbiting and relevant satellites, while the latter uses GPS receivers of nearby base stations to locate a position. This results in faster location acquisition by the ASUS Fonepad, with lesser processing power required by the device and therefore, highly efficient in saving battery.
The 7-inch handheld device sports a 10-point multi touch, and crisp 1280 x 800 HD resolution for clear, readable web page text and incredibly detailed photos. With built-in IPS technology that provides 178-degree wide viewing angle, this ensures that images viewed on the ASUS Fonepad remain clear and bright, even outdoor.
To further enhance users’ experience with the ASUS Fonepad, two new optional accessories are also available for purchase. Available in four snazzy colours, the VersaSleeve 7 is a wrap-around cover with a folding design that both protects the tablet and props up the screen. The Turn Case is a lightweight hardshell case for the ASUS Fonepad. It features a soft interior that keeps the screen clean and a built-in stand that puts the screen at the perfect angle for watching video.
ASUS Fonepad will be retailing at S$369 and S$399 for 8GB and 32GB respectively.
ASUS PadFone™ Infinity
The latest evolution of the award-winning PadFone™ series, ASUS PadFone Infinity combines incredible design with an uncompromised user experience from its renowned “Design Thinking” philosophy.
Sporting a slender unibody design crafted from aerospace-grade aluminium, ASUS PadFone™ Infinity embodies beauty, performance and durability packed in one powerful device. The latest 5-inch LTE smartphone features a 1920 x 1080 full HD resolution with clear, vivid and wonderfully detailed images. Boasting a 13-megapixel camera with an f/2.0 five-element lens also ensures that the ASUS PadFone Infinity is capable of capturing incredibly detailed images with no shutter lag. Equipped with the class-leading Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 600 1.7GHz processor with quad-core CPU, user experience on the new ASUS PadFone Infinity is faster, smoother and more fluid.
PadFone Infinity has up to 19 hours of 3G talk time, which increases up to 40 hours when the phone is docked into the PadFone Infinity Station.
Available in Titanium Gray colour and with two different storage capacities, PadFone Infinity is a smart solution for work and entertainment, anywhere and everywhere.
|Recommended Retail Price (RRP)||32GB||64GB|
|PadFone Infinity Station||S$368|
Additional Star Products to look out
ASUS VivoBook Series
Optimised for Windows 8, the VivoBook series is available in a spectrum of sizes, ranging from 11.6-inch to 15.6-inch. The ASUS VivoBook series showcases an elegant, attractive and portable design. With the integration of ASUS SonicMaster audio and 2-second instant-on, the ASUS VivoBook Series provides an enjoyable and intuitive notebook experiences for everyone. Powered by third generation Intel® Core™ processor, the ASUS VivoBook Series is packaged with outstanding aesthetics, true-to-life sound and instinctive touch for everyone.
The ASUS VivoBook Series is equipped with larger touchpads that incorporate the ASUS Smart Gesture technology, thus encouraging smooth haptic inputs on the notebooks and enhanced user experience.
The ASUS VivoBook Series will be retailing from S$799 onwards.
ASUS ZENBOOK Touch UX31A
An award-winning model, ASUS ZENBOOK Touch UX31A provides some of the finest touch technology for a natural, fluid and rewarding interaction with the Windows 8 operating platform, to create better, more enjoyable and fulfilling lifestyles.
Equipped with a powerful third generation Intel® Core™ processor, the 13.3-inch ZENBOOK Touch is a perfect balance of style and performance. A powerful device packed with impressive specifications, the ZENBOOK Touch include capacitive 1280 x 1080 full HD 10-point touch all-glass display, blazingly fast SSD storage, true-to-life sound with the exclusive ASUS SonicMaster audio technology and IPS display panel for brilliant images that look incredible from every angle.
The ASUS ZENBOOK Touch UX31A will be retailing at S$2,498.
Released in February, the new ASUS MeMO Pad™ is the latest 7-inch tablet addition to complete the ASUS Android tablet line-up. At S$199, the MeMO Pad is one of the most affordable 7-inch Android tablet in the market, bringing unlimited possibilities to everyone at an irresistible price tag.
Designed as a tablet for people on-the-go, MeMO Pad is also available in three vibrant colours – Sugar White, Titanium Gray and Cherry Pink, which caters to each different personality. It provides up to 8GB of internal storage, which can be supplemented up to 32GB via the microSD card slot. MeMO Pad operates with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean for a smooth and fluid user experience, and features a 10-point multi-touch LED-backlit display with 1024 x 600 resolution and 140-degree wide viewing angle. MeMO Pad also features the ASUS SonicMaster and MaxxAudio for high-quality audio experience.
ASUS Tranformer Book TX300 Promotion
Only valid for purchases at PC Show from 6 – 9 June 2013, customers who purchase Transformer Book TX300 will receive a free Sennheiser headset HD229S (worth S$99). Promotion is not in conjunction with other promotions. While stock lasts.
ASUS TAICHI Promotion
Only valid for purchases at PC Show from 6 – 9 June 2013, customers who purchase TAICHI 21 or 31 will receive a free Sennheiser headset HD449S (worth S$119). Promotion is not in conjunction with other promotions. While stock lasts.
ASUS ZENBOOK Touch UX31A Promotion
Only valid for purchases at PC Show from 6 – 9 June 2013, customers who purchase ZENBOOK Touch UX31A will receive a free Sennheiser headset HD229S (worth S$99). Promotion is not in conjunction with other promotions. While stock lasts.
ASUS Fonepad Promotion
Only valid for purchases at PC Show from 6 – 9 June 2013, customers who purchase the 8GB ASUS Fonepad at S$369 will receive a free Bluetooth headset (worth S$59). Promotion is not applicable for purchases with the telecommunication partners, and not in conjunction with other promotions. While stock lasts.
ASUS PadFone Infinity Promotion
Only valid for purchases at PC Show from 6 – 9 June 2013, customers who purchase PadFone Infinity will receive a free original ASUS side flip case. Promotion is not in conjunction with other promotions. While stock lasts.
ASUS VivoBook Promotion
Only valid for purchases at PC Show from 6 – 9 June 2013, customers who purchase VivoBook S300 will receive a free optical drive (worth S$50), and customers who purchase VivoBook S550 will receive a free 500GB external hard disk drive (worth S$69). Promotion is not in conjunction with other promotions. While stock lasts.
MeMO Pad™ Promotion
Only valid for purchases at PC Show from 6 – 9 June 2013, customers who purchase MeMO Pad™ will receive a free Sandisk 16GB Micro SD card. While stock lasts.
Nexus 7 Promotion
In conjunction with 20th anniversary of the Great Singapore Sale, purchase any two Nexus 7 and enjoy 30% off the second unit. Both units purchased must be of the same model, i.e. either two WiFi models or two 3G models. Promotion is only valid for purchases at PC Show from 6 – 9 June 2013. While stock lasts.
ASUS will be located at booths 6005 and 6012. Redemption of freebies will be at booth 6012.
ASUS Transformer Book
|Processor||Intel® Core™ i7-3537U, 4M Cache, 2.0GHz with 3.1GHz, Turbo Boost|
|Operating System||Windows 8 Pro|
|Display||13.3″ FHD LED-backlit (1920 x 1080) 16:9|
|Sensor||G-sensor, Gyroscope, E-compass, CapSensor|
|Graphics||Intel® HD Graphics 4000|
|Memory||1600MHz DDR3 4GB|
|Hard Drive||i5: 128GB SSD (Tablet) + 320GB SATA (Dock)
i7: 128GB SSD (Tablet) + 500GB SATA (Dock)
Docking: Ethernet Port 10/100/1000Mbit/s
|Camera||5MP with auto-focus & 720p HD video recording|
|Interface||Docking: 1 x mini display port, 2 x USB 3.0 ports, 1 x headphone out & audio in-jack combo
Tablet: 1 x micro-HDMI, 1 x headphone out & audio in-jack combo
|Battery||Li-ion 23WH (3,120mAh)|
|Dimensions||Tablet: 21.3cm x 34.0cm x 0.4 ~ 1.1cm (950g)
Docking: 21.9cm x 34.0cm x 0.3 ~ 1.29mm (900g)
|Model||TAICHI 21||TAICHI 31|
|Processor||Intel® Core™ i7-3517U, 4M Cache, 2.0GHz with 3.1GHz Turbo Boost||Intel® Core™ i7-3537U, 4M Cache, 2.0GHz with 3.1GHz Turbo Boost|
|Operating System||Windows 8 Pro||Windows 8 Pro|
|Display||Tablet Mode (Outside): 11.6″ IPS Full HD (1920 x 1080) with 10-point touch
Notebook Mode (Inside): 11.6″ IPS Full HD (1920 x 1080), non-touch
|Tablet Mode (Outside): 13.3″ IPS Full HD (1920 x 1080) with 10-point touch
Notebook Mode (Inside): 13.3″ IPS Full HD (1920 x 1080), non-touch
|Sensor||G-Sensor, Gyroscope, E-compass, Ambient light sensor|
|Graphics||Integrated Intel® HD Graphics 4000 & Intel® QS77|
|Memory||1600MHz DDR3 4GB|
|Hard Drive||SSD SATA3 256GB|
|Connectivity||802.11a/b/g/n with Intel® WiDi support
External cable supports 10/100Mbit/s
|Camera||Tablet Mode (Outside): 5MP with auto-focus & 1080p video recording
Notebook Mode (Inside): 720p HD camera
|Interface||1 x mini VGA port
2 x USB 3.0 ports
1 x micro-HDMI 1.4 (1080p support)
1 x audio jack combo
|Battery||Li-Polymer 35WH (4,800mAh)|
|Dimensions||30.66cm x 19.93cm x 1.74cm||33.92cm x 22.8cm x 1.74cm|
|Operating system||Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean|
|Processor||8GB model: Intel® Atom™ processor Z2420 (1.2GHz) with PowerVR SGX540 GPU
32GB model: Intel® Atom™ processor Z2460 (1.6GHz) with PowerVR SGX540 GPU
|Display||7-inch HD (1280 x 800) LED-backlit with IPS technology
Rear: 3MP auto-focus with 720p HD video recording
8GB / 32GB storage with microSD card slot (up to 32GB)
5GB ASUS WebStorage free for life
|Networks||WCDMA 850, 900, 1900, 2100MHz
GSM/EDGE 850, 900, 1800, 1900MHz
HSPA+ (21Mbit/s download, 5.76Mbit/s upload)
|Wireless||802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 3.0|
|Connectivity||Micro-USB port, 3.5mm headphone socket|
|Sensors||GPS / AGPS / GLONASS, accelerometer, proximity, ambient light, e-compass|
|Other||Noise-cancelling digital microphone, speaker, Micro-SIM slot|
|Battery||Li-polymer 16Wh (4270mAh) for up to 9 hours use|
|Colours||Titanium Gray / Champagne Gold|
|Size||196.4 x 120.1 x 10.4mm|
ASUS PadFone Infinity
|Operating system||Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean|
|Processor||Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 600 quad-core (1.7GHz) with Adreno 320 GPU|
|Display||5-inch (1920 x 1080 / 441PPI) Super IPS (400 nit)
Scratch-resistant Corning® Glass with anti-fingerprint coating
|Cameras||Rear: 13MP Sony BSI Sensor, f/2.0 aperture, 5-element lens, autofocus,
LED flash, 8FPS burst mode (100 sequential shots)
|2GB LPDDR2-1066 RAM
32GB / 64GB storage
Two-years free 50GB ASUS WebStorage
|Networks||EDGE/GPRS/GSM (850, 900, 1800, 1900MHz)
WCDMA (900, 2100MHz)
LTE (800, 1800, 2100, 2600MHz)
DC-HSPA+ (42Mbit/s download, 5.76Mbit/s upload)
LTE (100Mbit/s download, 50Mbit/s upload)
|Wireless||2.4GHz 802.11a/b/g/n/ac with Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC|
|Connectivity||3.5mm headphone socket
MyDP port (supports Micro-USB 2.0 Host & Device, up to 1080p video-out)
|Sensors||GPS / AGPS / GLONASS, accelerometer, proximity, ambient light, gyroscope,
|Video formats||Video playback: MPEG-4 up to 1080p
Video recording: MPEG-4 up to 1080p at 30FPS, 720p at 60FPS
H.264 1080p video encode and decode at 30FPS
MPEG-4, H.264, Ogg, Theora, WMV, 3GP
|Audio formats||MP3, 3GP, AAC, AAC+|
|Battery||2400mAh Lithium polymer (non-removable)
Up to 19 hours of 3G talk time, up to 410 hours of standby time
|Size||143.5 x 72.8 x 6.3~8.9mm|
ASUS PadFone Infinity Station
|Display||10.1-inch (1920 x 1200 / 244PPI) Super IPS (400 nit)
Scratch-resistant glass with anti-fingerprint coating
|Connectivity||Micro-USB 2.0 port|
|Sensors||Ambient light, e-compass|
|Other||GSM, WCDMA & LTE antennas
Speaker with ASUS SonicMaster audio technology
|Battery||5000mAh Lithium polymer (non-removable)
Up to 40 hours of 3G talk time (with docked PadFone Infinity)
|Size||264.6 x 181.6 x 10.7mm|
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