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Monday, May 30, 2016
ASUS Presents Zenvolution at Computex 2016


ASUS Chairman Jonney Shih took the stage today during the Zenvolution press event at Computex 2016 to unveil Zenbo, the first ASUS robot, along with a portfolio of third-generation mobile and computer products.

The line-up includes the all-new ZenFone 3 family, featuring ZenFone 3 Deluxe, the new flagship ASUS smartphone with advanced camera technology; ZenFone 3, a feature-packed smartphone that brings premium design and empowering performance to users; and ZenFone 3 Ultra, an powerful smartphone with a 6.8-inch Full HD display. Also announced were ZenBook 3, an ultra-sleek and lightweight notebook with a premium aluminum design, along with ASUS Transformer 3 and ASUS Transformer 3 Pro.

ASUS Zenbo

ASUS Zenbo arose from Chairman Jonney Shih's ambition to enable robotic computing for every household. Zenbo is a friendly and capable home robot designed to provide assistance, entertainment, and companionship to families. The robot is able to move independently and understand spoken commands.

Priced at US$599, Zenbo is designed for everyone, but he has specific functionality that helps senior family members safeguard their health and well-being as well as enjoy a connected digital life. As a home care assistant, he provides spoken reminders of important information, such as doctor's appointments, medication and exercise schedules, and anything else that needs to be remembered. Zenbo also monitors the home for emergency situations - such as falls - and immediately responds to them by notifying specified family members on their smartphones. When they receive an emergency notification, family members can remotely control Zenbo to move nearby and use Zenbo's built-in camera to visually check on their loved one. Zenbo is also a friendly companion - he can make video calls, use social media, shop, and stream movies and TV shows, using voice commands.

Zenbo is also an educational playmate for kids who entertains them with interactive stories and learning games. With his built-in stereo sound system, Zenbo can play children's favorite songs and even dance along to the music. Zenbo is also an expert storyteller who keeps children entertained during the day and helps them fall asleep at night. Zenbo includes a built-in library of stories that he tells in a variety of entertaining voices, while displaying accompanying images on his screen and controlling the room lighting. Zenbo also comes with educational games and an interactive encyclopedia.

In addition to working with seniors and kids, Zenbo is also a hands-free household helper. Zenbo can connect to and control many smart home and traditional devices, including lights, TVs, air conditioners, and more. Homeowners can even use Zenbo's built-in screen to view visitors at the door and then unlock it with a voice command. He can also help out in the kitchen, reading recipes out loud and functioning as a voice-controlled timer. With his built-in camera and ability to move around the house, Zenbo is a family photographer who helps preserve special and everyday moments alike. When homeowners are away, Zenbo provides peace of mind that their home is safe by acting as a remote-controlled home security camera that is accessible from anywhere via an smartphone app.

Zenbo supports a growing number of custom apps. The free Zenbo Developer Program provides members access to the Zenbo SDK and a library of information they need to bring their ideas to life.

ZenFone 3 Deluxe

ZenFone 3 Deluxe is the flagship model of the ZenFone 3 family. It is constructed with a aluminum alloy unibody, and has a rear surface free of unsightly antenna lines and an ultra-thin 4.2mm edge.

ZenFone 3 Deluxe features a 5.7-inch Full HD (1920 by 1080) Super AMOLED display with a gamut of over 100% NTSC color space. An ultra-thin bezel gives ZenFone 3 Deluxe a 79% screen-to-body ratio for a maximized display in a compact package. Inside, ZenFone 3 Deluxe has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 Series processor, Adreno 530 GPU, and integrated X12 LTE modem, as well as up to 6GB RAM.

ZenFone 3 Deluxe comes equipped with a 23MP camera featuring the latest Sony IMX318 image sensor, a large f/2.0 aperture lens, and 4-axis optical image stabilization. It also features 3-axis electronic image stabilization for steady 4K UHD videos. Other features include the ASUS TriTech autofocus system that automatically selects 2nd generation laser, phase detection, or continuous autofocus to provide accurate and nearly instant 0.03-second focusing and subject tracking.

ZenFone 3 Deluxe has a built-in fingerprint sensor that's positioned on the rear of the phone to sit underneath the user's finger and unlocks the phone in just a fraction of a second. Quick Charge 3.0 technology reduces battery recharge times and a reversible USB 3.0 Type-C port that makes connecting charging and accessory cables easy.

ZenFone 3 Deluxe also excels at audio with its five-magnet speaker and NXP smart amplifier. When listening over certified headphones, users can enjoy Hi-Res Audio (HRA).

ZenFone 3

This smartphone is built around a 5.5-inch Full HD (1920 by 1080) Super IPS+ display with up to 500cd/m2 brightness. With a narrow bezel, ZenFone 3 provides a 77.3% screen-to-body ratio. The front and rear of the phone are encased with scratch-resistant 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass.

ZenFone 3 is equipped with a 16MP camera with ASUS TriTech autofocus that automatically selects 2nd generation laser, phase detection and continuous auto focus.

ZenFone 3 is the first smartphone to be powered by the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 octa-core processor - the first Snapdragon 600 Series processor with 14nm FinFET process technology, an integrated X9 LTE modem, and 802.11ac MU-MIMO Wi-Fi connectivity - PC-grade graphics and up to 4GB RAM. ZenFone 3 has a built-in fingerprint sensor that's positioned on the rear of the phone.

ZenFone 3 Ultra

ZenFone 3 Ultra is a smartphone designed for multimedia lovers, featuring a 6.8-inch Full HD (1920 by 1080) display with a 95% NTSC color gamut. It is the first smartphone to have ASUS-exclusive Tru2Life+ Video technology, which harnesses a high-end 4K UHD TV-grade image processor to optimize every pixel in each frame before it is displayed. ZenFone 3 Ultra alsofeatures two new five-magnet stereo speakers and a NXP smart amplifier. When listening over certified headphones, users can enjoy Hi-Res Audio (HRA) and virtual 7.1-channel surround sound with DTS Headphone:X.

Like ZenFone 3 Deluxe, ZenFone 3 Ultra has a slim full-metal unibody chassis. An ultra slim bezel gives ZenFone 3 Ultra a 79% screen-to-body ratio. ZenFone 3 Ultra is equipped with the same high-resolution 23MP camera with ASUS TriTech autofocus system as ZenFone 3 Deluxe. It is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 octa-core processor, Adreno 510 graphics, and up to 4GB of RAM. A built-in fingerprint sensor is positioned on the front of the phone beneath the user's finger and unlocks the phone in just a fraction of a second.

ZenFone 3 Ultra also has a high-capacity 4600mAh battery for long-lasting performance and Quick Charge 3.0 technology for rapid recharge times. ZenFone 3 Ultra even works as a power bank with 1.5A output for quickly charging other mobile devices.

 
ZenFone 3 ‏(ZE552KL)
ZenFone 3 Deluxe ‏(ZS570KL)
ZenFone 3 Ultra ‏(ZU680KL)‏
Finish/Color Glass finish Sapphire Black/Moonlight White/Shimmer Gold Glacier Silver/Titanium Gray/Shimmer Gold Glacier Silver/Titanium Gray/Metallic Pink
Dimensions 152.59 x 77.38 x 7.69 156.4 x 77.4 x 4.2 ~ 7.5 mm 186.4 x 93.9 x 6.8 mm
Weight 155 g 170 g 233 g
Operating System Android 6.0 Android 6.0 with new ASUS ZenUI
CPU 64-bit Qualcomm Octa-Core Processor Snapdragon 625 @2.0Ghz 64-bit Qualcomm Quad-Core Processor Snapdragon 820 @2.15Ghz 64-bit Qualcomm Quad-Core ProcessorSnapdragon 652 @1.8Ghz
GPU Adreno 506 Adreno 530 624 MHz with OpenGL 3.0 support Adreno 510
Display 5.5-inch
FHD (1920x1080) IPS

5.7-inch
FHD(1920x1080)
ASUS TruVivid technology
Bluelight Filter for Eye Care
Corning Gorilla Glass4 (Super Anti Scratch)

Touch:
10-finger capacitive touch 
Fingerprint and smudge-resistant oleophobic coating
Industrial-leading 60ms touch response time for smooth gaming experience
Support glove touch

6.8-inch
FHD(1920x1080)IPS displaywith full-screen lamination
70% screen-to-body ratio
ASUS TruVivid technology
Bluelight Filter for Eye Care
Corning Gorilla Glass4 (Super Anti Scratch)
178˚wide-viewing angle

Touch:
10-finger capacitive touch 

Memory RAM 3GB / 4GB LPDDR3   RAM 3GB / 4GB LPDDR3
Internal Storage eMCP32GB/ 64GB / 8GB UFS64GB/ 128GB / 256GB eMMC32GB/ 64GB / 128GB

Micro SD Micro SD Card up to128 GB Micro SD(SDXC) Card up to128 GB
Support Apps to SD card
Micro SD(SDXC) Card up to200 GB
Battery 3000mAh

3000mAh (non-removable)
BoostMaster

Fast Charging : 60% battery capacity in 39 minutes (18W)

4100mAh Lithium
BoostMaster

Fast Charging : 60% battery capacity in 45 minutes (18W)

Audio Speaker

5 magnet speaker
ASUS

SonicMaster 3.0

Built-in Mono speaker

Dual 5 magnet speakers

ASUS SonicMaster 3.0

Dual 5 magnet speaker

ASUS SonicMaster 3.0

Camera Front

8MP Camera , f/2.0 aperture
Fix Focus

 

8MP Camera , f/2.0 aperture 85˚ wide-viewing angle

8MP Camera , f/2.0 aperture 85˚ wide-viewing angle
Auto Focus
Camera Rear 16MP Camera, f/2.0 aperture, 6 P Largan lens
Auto Focus
0.03 second laser auto-focus
32 second long exposure
4 Stop OIS (Optical Image Stabilization)
Dual-LED real tone flash
23MP Camera, f/2.0 aperture, 6 P Largan lens 23MP Camera, f/2.0 aperture, 6 P Largan lens
Auto Focus
0.03 second laser auto-focus
32 second long exposure
4 Stop OIS (Optical Image Stabilization)
Dual-LED real tone flash
Wireless Technology 802.11ac, Bluetooth V 4.2, Wi-Fi direct 802.11b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth V 4.2 +A2DP +EDR
I/O Ports Type C 2.0
3.5mm audio jack (1 Head phone / Mic-in)
Type C 3.0
3.5mm audio jack (1 Head phone / Mic-in)
Support HDMI
Type C 2.0
3.5mm audio jack (1 Head phone / Mic-in)
Miracast
Support HDMI (Support USB OTG: USB2.0)

New Windows PCs

At less than half an inch thin, the ASUS ZenBook 3 is the thinnest new premium ASUS ZenBook. ZenBook 3 will be available in three colors - Royal Blue, Rose Gold and Quartz Grey - and a special 2-phase anodizing process is used to create golden highlights on the diamond-cut edges.
ZenBook 3 provides up to nine hours of battery life and when it's time to recharge, fast-charge technology brings ZenBook 3?s battery up to 60% capacity in just 49 minutes.

Other features include:

  • Powered by Windows 10
  • Narrow bezel - 18% thinner than Macbook
  • Thin (.47 inches) and light (2.0 lbs)
  • Up to Intel Core i7 Processor, 16 GB memory, and 1TB PCIe SSD
  • A built-in fingerprint reader allows for secure login with Windows Hello
CPUs Intel Core i7-6500U (2C/4T, 2.5-3.1 GHz, 15W, Intel HD 520)
Intel Core i5-6200U (2C/4T, 2.3-2.8 GHz, 15W, Intel HD 520)
DRAM 16GB LPDDR3-2133 (with i7)
4GB LPDDR3-1866 (with i5)
Display

12.5-inch 1920x1080 Slim Bezel Display

Gorilla Glass 4 178-degree viewing angles

Storage 256 GB SSD (with i5)
512 GB PCIe 3.0 x4 SSD
1TB PCIe 3.0 x4 SSD
I/O Ports 1 x USB 3.0 Type-C
Dimensions 296 x 191.2 x 11.9 mm
Weight 910g
Battery 40 Wh
Other Features harmon/kardon audio
ASUS SonicMaster audio
Pricing $999
Core i5-6200U
4GB LPDDR3-1866
256GB SSD
$1499
Core i7-6500U
16GB LPDDR3-1866
512GB PCIe 3.0 x4 SSD
$1999
Core i7-6500U
16GB LPDDR3-1866
1TB PCIe 3.0 x4 SSD

The ZenBook 3 will be available in Q3 this Summer starting at $999.

ASUS Transformer 3 Pro

The new ultra-thin detachable premium Transformer is only .32 inches thin, it?s a powerful tablet with as much productivity as your laptop. It comes with a keyboard along with an active Pen, which will enable people to better use Windows Ink, feature that is coming with the Windows 10 Anniversary Update this summer.

Other features include:

  • Powered by Windows 10
  • The IR camera allows for secure login using Windows Hello
  • Up to Intel Core i7 Processor, 16 GB memory, 1TB PCIe SSD, and Thunderbolt 3
  • Very thin (.32 inches ? just tablet) and light (1.76 lbs)
  • Keyboard and Active Pen included

The Transformer 3 Pro will be available in Q3 this Summer starting at $999.

ASUS Transformer 3

The ASUS Transformer 3 is an ultra-slim and compact Windows 10 2-in-1 PC. Crafted from aluminum, it?s compact design is accentuated by diamond-cut edges and an exquisite spun-metal finish.

Equipped with the detachable ASUS Transformer Sleeve backlit keyboard, an integral 2-position display stand, and a glass-covered precision touchpad, this device provides comfortable typing and accurate input.

The ASUS Transformer 3 will be available in Icicle Gold and Glacier Gray color options.

The ASUS Transformer Sleeve keyboard will be available in four colors - Stone, Charcoal, Taupe, and Amber.

Other features include:

  • Powered by Windows 10
  • A built-in fingerprint reader allows for secure login with Windows Hello
  • Active Pen (optional)
  • Intel 7th Generation Core Processor
  • Optional origami keyboard
  • Light and thin - only 1.54 pounds, with a tablet that?s only 0.27 inches wide

The Transformer 3 T305CA will be available in Q3 starting at $799.

  Transformer 3 Transformer 3 Pro
Processor Core M (Kaby Lake) Core i5/Core i7 (Skylake)
Memory Up To 8GB LPDDR3 Up To 16GB LPDDR3
Display 12.6" 2880x1920
Storage Up To 512GB Up To 1TB, PCIe x4
Connectivity USB Type-C, 3.1 Gen 2 w/Thunderbolt 3
HDMI
USB 3.0
MicroSD
3.5mm Audio Jack
Dimensions 299 x 210 x 8.35 mm
Pricing Starting at $799 Starting at $999

ASUS Transformer Mini

The ASUS Transformer Mini is a new 10.1 inch 2-in-1 detachable PC with a smart hinge kickstand design.

Other features include:

  • Powered by Windows 10
  • A built-in fingerprint reader allows for secure login with Windows Hello
  • Keyboard included
  • Aluminum chassis
  • Grey and white color options
  • USB Type-C ports

The Transformer Mini will be available in Q3 this summer.

ASUS Designo Curve MX34VQ

ASUS Designo Curve MX34VQ is a 34-inch, ultra-wide UWQHD (3440 by 1440) curved monitor with 1800R curvature and a 21:9 aspect ratio.

It features ASUS SonicMaster audio that incorporates Harmon Kardon acoustic technology and has two 8-watt stereo speakers. The base of the monitor serves as a wireless charging pad for Qi-enabled mobile devices.


ROG XG Station 2

ROG XG Station 2 is an external graphics-card dock that turns a laptop into VR-gaming powerhouse. A 680W power supply is designed inside and supports the latest NVIDIA GeForce GTX and AMD Radeon graphics cards. ROG XG Station 2 is equipped with Thunderbolt 3 and a proprietary connector that improves performance up to a further 15%. It can be unplugged without restarting the laptop and includes four USB 3.0 ports and a gigabit LAN socket.

ROG Avalon

ROG Avalon is built around an all-new motherboard and chassis design. Avalon features SSD, PSU and graphics-adapter boards for plug-and-play simplicity without messy cabling, and simultaneously brings each component to the forefront for easy access. Avalon’s Z170 chipset-based motherboard also comes with a modular rear I/O for customized connectivity options to fit every need.

ROG Rampage V Edition 10

Rampage V Edition 10 is a celebratory refresh of ROG’s flagship extreme-performance motherboard designed for gamers.

The new mothreboard is based on the Intel X99 chipset for the new Intel Core i7 processor family for socket LGA 2011-v3. It features a new RGB lighting scheme with five independently-controlled onboard LED areas plus one 4-pin RGB header, and all can be synchronized by the new Aura software. ROG has also teamed up with RGB strip-makers and case manufacturers, including CableMod, IN WIN, DEEPCOOL, BitFenix, and Phanteks - helping gamers to light up as easy as RGB wherever they see the Aura Ready logo.

The new motherboard is equipped with technologies to aid extreme overclockers. These include Extreme Engine Digi+ voltage-regulator module (VRM), ASUS-exclusive T-topology technology for maxed-out DDR4 performance, and 5-Way Optimization for stable overclocking with one click, including Fan Xpert 4 for cooling.

Rampage V Edition 10 also includes a SupremeFX Hi-Fi audio amplifier, dual Intel Gigabit Ethernet and GameFirst for no-lag networking and reinforced PCI Express slot. The new board introduces a patent-pending integrated I/O shield for style, easier construction and durability. It also accelerates every transfer with extensive connectivity onboard, including U.2, M.2, USB 3.1, and 3x3 Wi-Fi.

ROG G31 Edition 10

ROG G31 Edition 10 is a special ROG 10th-anniversary gaming desktop PC featuring a compact, 20-liter chassis, one-click CPU overclocking, and an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 GPU with 2-way SLI for 4K UHD gaming. It has a futuristic design with Mayan-inspired markings and ROG-exclusive 3D vapor-chamber thermal technology with dual hidden-airflow channels. A dedicated ESS audio DAC and amplifier headphone jack delivers Hi-Fi-grade audio to a gaming headset.

ROG GX800

GX800 builds on the GX700 - the first liquid-cooled gaming laptop - to claim the crown of the world’s most-powerful gaming laptop.

GX800 is engineered with the latest NVIDIA SLI GPU and Intel K-series CPUs for desktop-like performance, with two 330W power supplies. It also offers upgraded exclusive liquid-cooled docking station to enable extreme overclocking of the CPU, GPU and DRAM.

ROG GX800 also features a mechanical keyboard - called MechTAG, or Mechanical Tactile Advanced Gaming - with a solid keystroke action. It is also illuminated by multicolor (RGB) LEDs with key-level customization, and has anti-ghosting technology across the whole keyboard to prevent missed key-presses.

ROG Swift PG248Q

Swift PG248Q is a 24-inch 16:9 LED-backlit display with Full HD (1920x1080) resolution. This new gaming display is ready for NVIDIA’s G-SYNC , plus its overclockable 180Hz refresh rate and 1ms grey-to-grey (GTG) response time help eliminate screen tearing and choppy frame rates for seamless visuals and smooth gameplay. Swift PG248Q also boasts ASUS GamePlus including crosshair, timer, FPS counter, Display Alignment and GameVisual technologies for six preset display modes.

ROG Centurion

Centurion is ROG’s latest gaming headset, delivering 7.1-channel surround-sound direct to the listener’s ears, through 10 individual neodymium-magnet drivers. It includes a noise-canceling digital microphone and a Hi-Fi-grade ESS headphone amplifier.

Audio control is available through ASUS Sonic Studio, and two sets of interchangeable ear cups are included, offering instant customization. Centurion also includes a USB audio station for fingertip control over almost every aspect.

ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1080: 1936MHz-overclocked gaming graphics with Aura RGB illumination

ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1080 is a 1936MHz-overclocked gaming graphics card, with ASUS-exclusive DirectCU III technology and a patented triple-wing-blade 0dB fan. The new card features ASUS FanConnect design, with two 4-pin GPU-controlled headers that can be connected to system fans for targeted supplemental cooling.

ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1080 benefits from two VR-friendly HDMI ports. It also has integrated Aura RGB LED lighting to display millions of colors and six different effects for a personalized gaming system. ASUS-exclusive GPU Tweak II with XSplit Gamecaster are included to offer performance-tweaking and gameplay streaming.



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