As a prelude to Computex, which starts tomorrow, ASUS has announced a slew of products at a press conference packed with journalists from around the world at Le Meridien Taipei. The products are part of what Chairman Jonney Shih described as “innovations that transform the market”.
The lineup include a powerful tablet, a phablet, a value tablet, a PC with a difference, complete with mouse and router, an all-in-one PC.
First up is the ASUS Transformer Pad Infinity, the world’s first NVIDIA Tegra 4-powered tablet.
Next is the ASUS Fonepad Note, which ASUS Chairman Johnny Shih said is for those who want a bigger phone or a smaller tablet. This six-inch phone may just give the Samsung Galaxy Note a run for its money.
Also among the new introductions is the ASUS MEMO Pad HD7 which will certainly appeal to the cost-conscious with prices of US$129 (for 8GB) and US$149 (for 16GB).
Then ASUS set about transforming the desktop with the ASUS VivoPC, which runs on Windows 8 and is easily upgradable. The new ASUS Router RT-AC68U is claimed to be the first dual-band 802.11ac Router while the ASUS VivoMouse is the first to combine a mouse and trackpad.
Lastly, but definitely one worth talking about, is the ASUS Transformer Book Trio — a notebook, tablet and desktop PC all in one. Well, not quite, as the Trio features a PC running on Windows 8 and an Android-based tablet.