Last week, ASUS Philippines unveiled a range of new gadgets, composed of tablets, portables, and an All-in-One PC. The company claims that these products "offer unprecedented ease of use through a combination of innovative design and intuitive multi-touch control." Enter the TAICHI, the ZENBOOK Series, the VivoBook Series, the VivoTab Series, and the All-in-One PC ET2300.
I don't have the slightest clue why ASUS named this device the TAICHI, but the device itself is promising. Its biggest feature is its dual display, a notebook-tablet fusion if you will.
The ASUS TAICHI features a Full HD IPS front display and a Full HD IPS multi-touch (10-point) rear display. It's being marketed for multiplayer gaming and work-related presentations (yes, two players can play Battleship digitally).
|The ASUS TAICHI|
The ASUS TAICHI is as impressive specs-wise. It's powered by an Intel Core i7-3517U dual-core 1.90GHz processor, a 4GB DDR3 RAM, and an Intel HD 4000 graphics unit. It also comes equipped with a 5-megapixel auto-focus rear camera with 1080p Full HD video recording, a HD 720p Webcam, and two USB 3.0 ports.
The ASUS TAICHI sells for a whopping PHP 85,995.00.
Seeing that Windows 8 is optimized for touch-screen devices, wouldn't it be proper for ASUS to produce a portable that has touch? If you're looking for an affordable Windows 8 mobile computer with touch, the VivoBook might be just for you.
|The ASUS S400|
The ASUS VivoBook X202E will be available soon locally in two configurations : Intel Core i3 Processor at PHP 26,995.00, Intel Celeron Processor at PHP 20,995.00. The ASUS VivoBook S400 meanwhile will sell for PHP 35,995.00.
ASUS ET2300 All-in-One PC
All-in-One PCs have been around for quite some time, but has yet to make a dent in the personal computing industry. That could change with the arrival of the ET2300 AIO PC.
Sporting a 23-inch IPS LED HD display, the ET2300 AIO PC is a full-fledged desktop capable of handling what your ordinary rig can do and more. It also features a 10-point multi-touch capability which makes handling Windows 8 a breeze (yes, you can slice fruits in Fruit Ninja with ten fingers).
|ASUS ET2300 All in One PC|
Processor: Intel® Core™ i7 desktop processor
Graphics: NVIDIA® GT630M (1GB/2GB)
Memory: 8GB DDR3 (1600MHz)
Internal Storgae: 2TB SATA hard drive
Display: 178° wide-view angle IPS display
Sound: ASUS SonicMaster
The ASUS ET2300 All-in-One desktop PC will be made available with an SRP of PHP 49,600.00 with an Intel Core i5-3330 (6M Cache, 3.0 GHz, Turbo Boost up to 3.2GHz) set and with Microsoft Windows 8 OS pre-installed. ASUS also offers a 3-year warranty with on-site service.
Aside from the products mentioned above, ASUS also launched the ZENBOOK Touch and the VivoTab RT. The company promises to make these Windows 8 products available soon.