News Item: In Search of Incredible: ASUS at CES 2014
Posted by ctys2ard
Monday 06 January 2014 - 20:52:43
At CES Vegas today, ASUS chariman Jonney Shih takes the stage announcing a brand new 4 in 1 windows/android tablet joint notebook, Zenfone series (yes, ZENFONE!) and the much anticipated Padfone Mini as well as Padfone X.
Asus Transformer Book Duet TD300.
13.3" FULL HD IPS touch screen, 4GB DDRL 1600 RAM, up to 128GB SSD (tab) and up to 1TB (dock), 802.11ac, BT 4.0, USB 3.0 + 2.0 on dock, Sonic Master, Windows 8.1/Android 4.2.2.
With 4th i7 generation Intel CPU, Shih claims it to be the fastest tablet on the market for both OS. Intel chief Renee James also joins Shih on stage to announce TD300 as a genuine dual-OS device, allowing switch between OS in 4 seconds with ASUS instant switch technology. Price for TD300 starts at $599
Zenfone 4 - 5MP camera, 0.3MP front camera, 5 colors - Charcoal Black/Pearl White/Cherry Red/Sky Blue/Solar Yellow, 1.2GHz Atom Z2520 QT-HTT/1GB RAM, HSPA+, microSD up to 64GB, starting at $99
Zenfone 5 - 8MP PixelMaster camera + image stabiliser, Atom Z2580 2GHz/1GB RAM, 4 colours - Charcoal Black/Pearl White/Cherry Red/Champagne Gold, HSPA+, microSD up to 64GB, starting at $149
Zenfone 6 - 6" PenTouch, 13MP f2.0 camera, 2MP front Camera, Atom Z2580 2GHz/1GB RAM, 4 colours - Charcoal Black/Pearl White/Cherry Red/Champagne Gold, SonicMaster audio, HSPA+, microSD up to 64GB, starting at $199
4" 800 x 480 to 7" 1280 x 800 screen, 8MP camera, 2MP front camera, 1.6GHz Atom Z2560/1GB RAM, starting at $249
5" to 9" full HD screen, running on Qualcomm Snapdragon processor with 4G LTE and NFC , Dual front speakers
Padfone X will be on AT&T but no exact date was mentioned.
Shih also elaborated the new ASUS ZenUI to be a much smarter and customisable UI overall with SIRI/S-Voice like personal concierge. The appearance of the UI is frameless and has customisable color themes.
Embeded in the UI is the brand new Camera software with rewind feature, PanoSphere (similar to Google's Photosphere), PixelMaster and image stabiliser. Depending on the series, not all features are identical on every phones/tablets.
Perhaps one intuitive move that ASUS took brilliantly this time is GloveTouch, allowing interation with the phone on gloves. PenTouch on Zenfone 6 also allows any material to act as stylus to interact with the screen.
Other announcement includes the new WQXG ROG monitor.
This news item is from Padfone Club
( http://www.padfoneclub.com/news.php?extend.76 )