ASUS Windows 8 Mega Launch

ASUS has probably broken the record with the most number of Window 8 devices announced in a single launch event. Here’s a breakdown:

Gaming Desktop PC
Delivering the highest specs for the most demanding user.

The ROG TYTAN CG8480 Desktop PC is powered by the liquid cooled Intel® Core™ i7-3770K processor with Turbo Gear enabling 4-core CPU instant overclocking to reach a maximum speed of 4.2 GHz, while graphics look stunning on the NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX
680 graphics card that supports up to four monitors.

Available date: 22 November 2012 (SITEX 2012)
RRP: S$2,250/-

The ROG TYTAN CG8890 Desktop PC is powered by the liquid cooled Intel® Core™ i7-3960X processor with Turbo Gear enabling 6-core CPU instant overclocking to reach a maximum speed of 3.8 GHz, while graphics look stunning on the NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 690 graphics card that supports up to four monitors.

Available date: 22 November 2012 (SITEX 2012)
RRP: S$5,900/-

All-in-One PC
Space-saving, sleek and compact desktop solution.

The ASUS ET2220 sports a unique space-saving photo frame-inspired design, with a frameless 21.5” FHD LED-backlit display that can be tilted from 16° to 45° to give users an ergonomic viewing position. Its smart and elegant design gives it a silver stand that can also be used as a carrying handle, and also features an intricately-designed speaker mesh. This elegant 21.5” All-in-One PC features a frameless 10-point capacitive touch display, SonicMaster audio technology, USB 3.0, HDMI connectivity and VESA mount compatibility.

Available date: 22 November 2012 (SITEX 2012)
RRP: S$1,339/-

The ET2701 features built in SonicMaster technology optimized by audio experts — it features a finely-tuned digital signal processor that produces every note in pristine clarity with near-zero distortion. Also onboard is DTS Surround Sensation UltraPC™ ll audio technology, which delivers the most realistic, three-dimensional sensation of being completely surrounded by sound. The ET2701 comes with an external subwoofer with a 580cc resonance chamber dedicated to low-range frequency audio signals that provides a rich bass response never before heard in ASUS AiO PCs.

Available date: 22 November 2012 (SITEX 2012)
RRP: S$2,459/-

Touchscreen Laptops
The keyboards are not detachable.

TAICHI — an incredible fusion of notebook and tablet. Its unique dual-screen design features two 11.6” Full HD screens for unparalleled mobile flexibility. Lid open, TAICHI is a fully featured ultra-portable notebook with keyboard, multi-touch touchpad and SSD storage; lid closed, it’s a sleek and powerful multi-touch tablet for intuitive fingertip control with Windows 8.

Available date: TBC
RRP: S$2,698/-

ASUS Zenbook Touch
ZENBOOK™ Touch is the upgrade to the award-winning slim line design with a beautiful spun-metal finish and impressive specifications with 3rd generation Intel® Core™ processors. Brilliant full HD 13.3” screen and now with capacitive multi-touch for Windows 8, thus enhancing users’ multimedia experience.

Available date: TBC
RRP: S$2,498/-

ASUS VivoBook Series
The more affordable laptop range, the ASUS X202 and S400 will be priced at S$799 and S$1,098 respectively. Between 24 October and 4 November, customers who purchase the VivoBook S400 will receive a free Canon inkjet printer (worth S$79). Promotion is only valid between 24 October and 4 November. While stocks last.

Hybrid Laptops
Functions both as a laptop and a tablet.

ASUS Transformer Book
The ASUS Transformer Book combines the best features of a notebook and tablet. Together with the keyboard, the Transformer Book is a powerful and fully featured notebook with a high-capacity hard drive. When detached, the full high-definition 13-inch IPS panel display instantly becomes a multi-touch Windows 8 tablet with its own blazingly fast SSD storage.

Available date: TBC

ASUS Vivo Tab

With slim, light designs and optional lightweight keyboards, ASUS VivoTab offers a perfect balance of portability and productivity. With a resilient metallic finish and high-definition multi-touch 11.6” displays, the VivoTab with Windows 8 Pro features Super IPS+ technology for a brilliant image with wide viewing angle of 178°. Keyboard dock with built-in battery for up to 19 hours of mobile use on the VivoTab. It also includes a Wacom stylus for high-precision input.

Available date: TBC
RRP: S$1,399/-

ASUS VivoTab RT (Wi-Fi version)
ASUS VivoTab™ RT with Windows RT and Office Home & Student 2013 RT Preview has a 10.1” Super IPS+ display and is powered by an NVIDIA® Tegra® 3 quad-core processor, yet measures just 8.3mm thin and weighs a mere 525g.

Available date: 26 October 2012
Launch Price: S$949/-

ASUS VivoTab Smart ME400
VivoTab Smart is the thinnest and lightest tablet with full Windows 8 experience for mainstream users and is available in stylish black or white. Its optional smart keyboard cover combines a compact wireless keyboard with colour-coordinated screen protection.

Available date: TBC
RRP: S$699/-

Kudos to ASUS for their aggressive launch strategy. ASUS has been the top 3 best-selling computer brand for several regions. With Window 8 and all these new products that will be gradually released over the next few months, ASUS aims to be the top best-selling brand for 2013.

This article is also published on XINMSN.

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