ASUS chairman Jonney Shih recently celebrated the company’s In Search of Incredible brand spirit in his CES 2014 keynote address to show how ASUS weaves technology into the fabric of our everyday lives.
Shih revealed other innovative products, including Transformer Book Duet (TD 300), the world’s first quad-mode dual-operating-system (OS) laptop and tablet in one, and PadFone mini, a 4-inch smartphone that transforms effortlessly into a 7-inch tablet. ZenUI, an ASUS-exclusive user interface, also makes its debut in the PadFone mini and ZenFone.
Restating the ASUS brand promise, Shih said: “ASUS is passionate about technology and driven by innovation. We dream, we dare and we strive to create an effortless and joyful digital life for everyone. We’re always in search of incredible ideas and experiences — and we aspire to deliver the incredible in everything we do.”
Intel President Renee James said: “We are thrilled to help Asus unveil its newest array of Intel-powered 2-in-1 with dual OS and mobile device designs. Our collaboration dates back to motherboards and has evolved to span PCs, 2-in-1 devices, tablets, phablets and more. The new Transformer Book Duet, PadFone mini and the ZenFone series further extend our history of bringing exciting computing experiences to market.”
ZenFone and PadFone mini — incredible experience through incredible connectivity
ZenFone is the new flagship smartphone brand from ASUS. With screen sizes that range from 4 to 6-inch and available in an array of striking colors.
ZenFone 4 has a gorgeous 4-inch display and a powerful dual-core 1.2GHz Intel Atom Z2520 processor with Intel Hyper-Threading Technology that delivers two threads per core — making this a smartphone that never leaves the user waiting for a response. With two built-in cameras, a weight of just 115g and available in five vibrant colors.
ZenFone 4 is the great-value handset for young people who want the perfect companion for their mobile lifestyles.
ZenFone 5 has a beautiful 5-inch IPS panel that delivers HD 1280×720 resolution, the same energy-efficient, fast dual-core processor and brilliant 8-megapixel PixelMaster main camera — for high-speed burst photography and brightness that’s enhanced by up to 400% when taking pictures in poor lighting conditions. GloveTouch and PenTouch technologies increases the display’s sensitivity, making it possible to use the device even with a gloved hand or any stylus.
ZenFone 6 has an HD display, measuring a fantastic six inches across the diagonal — so users see more of what they want.
Like ZenFone 5, the ZenFone 6 display features GloveTouch and PenTouch technologies. ZenFone 6 also includes a 13-megapixel PixelMaster main camera. ZenFone 5 and 6 are available in four colors.
The latest addition to the hugely popular ASUS PadFone family, PadFone mini is a beautiful 4-inch smartphone that docks seamlessly with 7-inch tablet that comfortably fits one hand.
With a powerful dual-core Intel Atom Z2560 processor with Intel Hyper-Threading Technology that enables two threads per core, 8GB of internal storage, and up to 64GB micro SD card support, PadFone mini has all the power and resources needed for both phone and tablet apps. ven supports dual SIMs, so users are the freedom to maintain two distinct phone numbers, or separate data and phone lines, without requiring two handsets — incredible connectivity.
ZenFone and PadFone mini both benefit from ZenUI — a sublime new user interface that’s exclusive to ASUS smart devices. With simplified icons and menus, five different color themes that match the device colors, and a clever What’s Next feature that helps users keep track of their lives, ZenUI is the front end of these new devices which is designed to be social, thanks to Omlet Chat, powered by the Omlet Open Messaging Platform.
With Omlet Chat, users can share anything – such as text, photos, video or audio – at any time, with anyone, and on any phone.
Transformer Book Duet — dual-OS innovation that transforms consumers’ expectations
With Transformer Book Duet (TD 300) ASUS has created an innovation to transform consumers’ expectations by creating the world’s first quad-mode laptop and tablet convertible, with Instant Switch technology that allows users to switch between Windows and Android in either laptop or tablet modes in just four seconds — and with just a single push of a button or a virtual key on the tablet.
With a powerful Intel Core i7 processor at its heart, Transformer Book Duet runs up to twice as fast as existing tablets with ARM processors. With ASUS SonicMaster technology built in and dual speakers on both sides of the tablet, Transformer Book Duet delivers incredible audio for immersive entertainment.