ASUS, a market leader in personal computer products, is displaying several of its latest offerings at the Pepcom Digital Experience! press event in New York today. Innovation is at the heart of ASUS design and this is especially true of its latest mobile computing products. Highlights of the show include the following products:
Transformer Pad Infinity: Incredibly Slim yet Incredibly Powerful
Featuring an ultra-slim form factor, the Transformer Pad Infinity is only 8.5mm (0.34”) thin and weighs in at a mere 598g (1.31lbs without dock). This makes watching movies, surfing the web, playing games, taking photos, finishing up homework or video chatting with friends or family so easy and natural that you’ll wonder if the Transformer Pad Infinity was designed specifically with you in mind. Its innovative metallic swirl design is made of solid aluminum for a secure yet extremely comfortable grip. The high-resolution 10.1” IPS display with 1920×1200 resolution offers a remarkably sharp and vivid viewing experience of photos, books, videos, games, and more in either landscape or portrait mode outdoors, indoors and even in low-light places like an airplane or train. With NVIDIA’s next-generation quad-core Tegra 3 processor featuring a 12-core GeForce GPU and vSMP technology at speeds up to 1.6GHz, the Transformer Infinity delivers an optimum user experience featuring smooth multitasking capabilities, lightning fast app loading, a rich and fluid web experience, full 1080P HD video for realistic media playback or recording and of course, incredible gaming performance. Thanks to advanced power management features the Transformer Prime has a battery life of up to 9.5 hours*, but when combined with the mobile dock, it lasts up to an incredible 14 hours*.
UX31A ZENBOOK Prime– Exquisite Design
ASUS is noted for its innovative approach to product design, and nowhere else is this more evident than in the radically updated UX Series, developed in close cooperation with Intel and based on feedback from consumers. These astonishingly thin Ultrabooks are made possible through the use of a strong but light aluminum alloy shell with a unique ‘spun’ finish on polished surfaces. The artistry of the series draws inspiration from luxury timepieces, displaying sharp edges, a new oversized keyboard with backlit capabilities and revised touchpad for added comfort, as well as reinforced hinges for easier operation and extended longevity. Measuring a mere 17mm at its thickest point, the needle-thin UX Series nonetheless packs impressive specifications, with the latest 3rd generation Intel Core i7 mobile processor, a brilliant 1920×1080 IPS display panel, SATA 6Gb/s solid-state drives, Bluetooth V4.0, dual-band 802.11N, USB 3.0, HDMI and Bang & Olufsen ICEpower audio technology. The Instant On feature, which resumes the notebook in about two seconds and features incredible standby times up to fourteen days* ensures the UX31A is always ready for work or play.
ASUS PA248Q – Innovation in Color Fidelity
ASUS continues to innovate in LCD display technology. The ASUS PA248Q is ideal for photography and design professionals and is precision calibrated at the factory to deliver superior color fidelity. It features a 16:10 aspect ratio, 1920 x 1200 IPS LED-backlit panel for 100% sRGB color reproduction along with a 178° wide view angles to ensure quality visuals and minimal onscreen color shift from almost any viewing position. In addition, it delivers ultra-smooth visuals thanks to a 6ms response time, ensuring users have a lag-free viewing experience when it comes to watching movies or playing games. An extensive array of connectivity and compatibility options are available with the PA248Q including DisplayPort, HDMI, DVI, and D-sub; the PA248Q also allows simultaneous use of two display inputs. ASUS includes its exclusive QuickFit Virtual Scale Function with the PA248Q, allowing users to preview photos and documents on screen in their actual sizes. QuickFit Virtual Scale supports A4, letter, 8” x 10”, 5” x 7”, 4” x 6”, 3” x 5”, and 2” x 2” sizes. It also has alignment, centimeter and inch-based grids for added flexibility. The PA248Q has a 5-way navigation key that acts as a joystick that gives access to the QuickFit function along with all OSD functions. Picture-in-Picture (PIP) and Picture-by-Picture (PBP) lets users view images from different signals and lets them switch between the main and PIP source, including audio, easily. Finally, the PA248Q sets a standard by being the world’s first monitor with four USB 3.0 ports along with an ergonomic design featuring tilt, swivel, pivot and height adjustments.
ASUS RT-AC66U – Superior Wireless Performance melds with Advanced Design
The new ASUS RT-AC66U router integrates dual-band Gigabit wireless with fifth generation 802.11ac Wi-Fi technology, also known as 5G WiFi. As one of the first routers to achieve this, it tops Gigabit wireless requirements with a combined 2.4GHz/5GHz bandwidth of 1.75Gbps*. Featuring speeds up to 1.3Gbps* on the 5GHz band, the RT-AC66U is almost three times faster than existing 802.11n devices. Coupled with exclusive ASUS AiRadar signal amplification and shaping technology, easy to use ASUSWRT setup software, multiple SSIDs, and IPv6 support the RT-AC66U is the perfect router for HD media streaming, large concurrent file transfers, and gaming. Impressive USB-based capabilities turn the RT-AC66U into a complete 3G, FTP, DLNA, and printer server device for genuine multi-role functionality in the home or at a small business. In addition to the RT-AC66U router, ASUS is also releasing the PCE-AC66 and USB-AC53 client adapters, both capable of 802.11ac speeds.