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Monday, January 06, 2014
ASUS Showcases Latest Technology at CES
ASUS at CES announced multiple products for home
entertainment, content creation, gaming and mobile consumers.
Products designed to enhance professional
content creation and productivity include the new PB287Q
28-inch monitor capable of displaying the latest 4K/UHD (Ultra
High Definition) resolutions. The ASUS PB287Q is also easy on
the eyes for both graphics and text with impressive scrolling
and 1ms response times.
ASUS has added some exclusive technologies to PB287Q, including
updating Splendid Plus to eliminate only the blue component of
light from the panel backlight. This reduces eyestrain and ASUS
Flicker-free technology ensures razor-sharp and stable images
at all times.
PB287Q features HDMI and HDMI/MHL (Mobile High-Definition Link)
connectors and native DisplayPort for 4K/UHD content support.
The Z87-Deluxe/SATA Express is a new concept motherboard and
the first to implement the SATA Express interface, while
ThunderboltEX II is a flexible add-on card that delivers the
latest Intel Thunderbolt 2 transfer speeds of up to 20Gbit/s.
Asus says the ThunderboltEX II/DUAL will also e available in
the near future.
ASUS also demonstrates the palm-sized S1 Mobile LED Projector
and SWB-S1, the first Blu-ray surround-sound station.
The S1 Mobile LED Projector is a portable projector with a
built-in rechargeable battery that lasts for up to three hours
on a single charge. It also doubles as a USB battery pack for
smartphone and tablet devices. At just 3cm (1.18in) tall and
weighing a mere 342g (0.75lbs), the S1 Mobile LED Projector is
the perfect portable projector for mobile professionals that
need to travel light.
The S1 Mobile LED Projector gives a 41-inch diagonal projection
just one meter away from the screen. It includes an HDMI/MHL port while the integrated speaker employs exclusive ASUS SonicMaster technology.
For hardcore gamers, ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) is
displaying the ROG Front Base Dual-Bay Gaming Panel, an
easy-to-use command center that fits to the front of a PC and
allows instant control over a variety of key parameters.
The new ROG product act as a command center occupying two 5.25"
drive bays and with its built-in 4-inch display provides gamers
with information and fingertip control over their equipment so
they can concentrate on gaming. The ROG Front Base Dual Bay
Gaming Panel is compatible with all ROG Maximus VI (Z87
chipset-based) motherboards as well as the Rampage IV Black
The Front Base Dual-Bay Gaming Panel also provides instant
access to five equalization modes with the Quick EQ Switch.
The panel features overclocking capabilities and easily
accessed fan controls, system temperature displays and supports
fast USB charging even when a supported PC is powered off. It
even features an Escape Mode button that hides the gaming
screen and mutes the volume, allowing users to return to the
desktop in the blink of an eye.
The SBW-S1 is a Blu-ray drive with an integrated ASUS Xonar
sound card and headphone amplifier, a world first. It is
perfect for laptop users who demand great audio and
high-definition video. The SBW-S1 delivers distortion-free
audio output that is a match for the Blu-ray visuals in a
compact to go package.
The ROG Rampage IV Black Edition is an E-ATX gaming motherboard
designed to unleash the full power of Intel?s LGA 2011 Core i7
(Ivy Bridge-E) processors. Based on the Intel X79 Express
chipset, Rampage IV Black Edition features eight DIMM sockets
with support up to 64GB of High Speed DDR3, 4-way graphics card
(multi-GPU) setups and includes Extreme Engine DIGI+ III
voltage-regulator module (VRM) for ultra-stable power delivery.
The Transformer Book Duet (TD300) is the first quad-mode,
dual-OS laptop and tablet convertible that allows users to
switch between Windows and Android in either laptop or tablet
modes with just a single push of the Instant Switch button or a
virtual key on the tablet.
The device that is able to function as an Android or Windows
8.1 tablet or notebook.
It features an Intel Core i7 processor with Intel HD graphics
and 4G DDR3L 1600 RAM. As it does not use OS virtualization,
Instant Switch also allows each OS to harness the full power of
Intel's latest processor technology.
The ASUS Transformer Book Duet (TD300) has a 13.3-inch 1920 x
1080 Full HD IPS touchscreen display. For audio, it comes with
ASUS SonicMaster technology and dual speakers. In addition, the
Transformer Book Duet has a front-facing HD camera with a
built-in digital mic for video chats. The tablet display has
128GB of SSD storage that can be supplemented by a 64GB Micro
SD card, while the keyboard dock houses up to a 1TB hard disk
drive. The dock is also home to USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 ports, a
LAN port, and HDMI 1.4 output with 1080p support. In terms of
connectivity, ASUS Transformer Book T300 has 802.11ac Wi-Fi and
Bluetooth 4.0 with EDR.
Transformer Book Duet TD300
- Dual-OS - Windows 8.1 Standard / Android 4.2.2
- 13.3-inch Full HD IPS multi-touch display
- Up to Intel Core i7 processor
- 4GB DDR3L 1600 RAM
- Up to 128GB SSD in Tablet
- Up to 1TB HDD in Dock
- 38WHr battery, estimated battery life around 5 hours in
Windows 8.1 and 6 hours in Android 4.2.2.
- 802.11ac Wi-Fi; Bluetooth 4.0 + EDR
- Tablet ports: Micro SD card, Headphone jack, DC jack
- Keyboard dock ports: 1 x USB 3.0, 2 x USB 2.0, 10/100Mbit/s
LAN, HDMI 1.4, audio combo jack, DC jack
Asus padfone Mini
ASUS also announced PadFone mini, a 4-inch smartphone that
transforms into a 7-inch tablet. This latest addition to the
ASUS PadFone family is powered by an Intel Atom Z2560
processor, has 8GB of internal storage and a micro SD card slot
that enables storage to be upgraded by up to 64GB.
The PadFone mini is a smartphone that's also a lightweight
handheld tablet featuring exclusive ASUS DynamicDisplay
technology that automatically resizes apps for the different
display sizes, an 8-megapixel rear camera (8MP Sony BSI sensor
aperture f/2.0 five-element lens, ASUS PixelMaster technology)
and 2MP front-facing camera. Asus' PixelMaster's Low-Light Mode
measures the available light and intelligently adjusts the
pixel size to increase light sensitivity by up to 400% - and
that means PadFone mini has the ability to snap low-lights
shots even without the built-in flash.
The PadFone mini even supports dual SIMs. The device also
benefits from ZenUI, a new user interface that's exclusive to
ASUS smart devices.
Both the 4-inch and 7-inch displays use IPS+ (in-plane
switching) technology. To ensure a seamless experience when
switching between smartphone and tablet modes, PadFone mini's
exclusive DynamicDisplay technology ensures apps are instantly
resized for the appropriate screen size.
ASUS engineers managed to equip the super slim PadFone mini
with a total battery capacity of 3270mAh (12.8Wh) - for
extended talk and tablet time. The tablet even charges the
PadFone mini smartphone when docked.
VivoTab Note 8
The VivoTab Note 8 is a new Windows 8.1 tablet featuring a
professional Wacom digitizer stylus. It is bundled with
Microsoft Office Home and Student, which includes Microsoft
Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote.
The VivoTab Note 8 is powered by the latest Intel Atom Z3740
processor, it offers up to 8 hours battery life, 2GB of memory,
up to 64GB of solid-state storage plus the ability to use up to
64GB microSD cards.
SonicMaster audio technology uses a tailored mix of hardware
and software to enhance sound quality. The device is also
equipped with rear-facing stereo speakers with large resonance
VivoTab Note 8
- Windows 8.1
- 8-inch HD (1280 x 800) IPS display
- Intel Atom Z3740 processor
- Integrated Professional Wacom Digitizer Stylus with EMR
- 2GB LPDDR3 memory
- 5MP rear camera and HD front-facing camera
- 802.11 ABGN, Bluetooth 4.0+HS, Miracast
- Up to 64GB internal storage, up to 64GB microSD card slot and
bundled unlimited ASUS WebStorage (1 year)
- Micro USB
- 15.5Whr battery
- 220.9 x 133.8 x 10.95mm