At Club Haze, Fort Strip, BGC last night Asus reps unveiled the lineup of notebooks to round up the year. It was a flurry of technology as the entire range of notebooks were presented one by one highlighting each one’s main focus.
Dealers and media were treated to a night of fine food and beats while going around handling the latest configurations for the tech leader’s notebook lineups.
Here is a quick rundown of the available SKUs available including their prices, listed together for ease of classification and hopefully selection for interested purchasers.
The star of the evening however is the Transformer Book T100 – a 10” notebook that splits to become a tablet when required. 64 gigs of flash memory inhabit the tablet side and there is no battery on the keyboard dock just like their newer line of Android transformers. What amazes me is that the screen at 10” already has the standard resolution that was afforded only to 11.6” and above prior to this model.
It utilizes an Intel Z3740 quad core Atom clocked at 1.33Ghz, 2 gigs of RAM, a front camera for video calls, a microUSB, microHDMI port, microSD slot, and 3.5mm headphone jack on the tablet side and a lone USB 3.0 port on the dock, all standard wireless connections, orientation sensors but no GPS… everything in a notebook really. Windows 8 is completely utilized with the capacitive IPS panel, comes with free Microsoft Office Home and Student 2013 and a year of Asus Web Storage – a steal for just under 25,000Php
So go out and buy one… its available since yesterday! Salutations for a successful launch Asus team! Always looking forward to your next grand innovation.
Full PR after the break.
ASUS Announces Transformer Book T100 with Detachable Tablet Display
Compact ultraportable powered by the new Intel Atom quad-core processor features a 10.1-inch HD display that can be used as a lightweight Windows 8.1 tablet
Manila, Philipppines (5th November, 2013) — Attended by members of the media and ASUS partners, ASUS announces the Transformer Book T100, a 2-in-1 ultraportable laptop with a detachable 10 inch tablet HD display. Powered by the latest Intel® Atom™ ‘Bay Trail’ quad-core processor and that can be used as a standalone Windows 8.1 tablet. With a slim design and durable finish, Transformer Book is not only one of the lightest laptops currently available at just 1.07kg, but also one of the lightest 10-inch tablets around, at 550g.
High-performance laptop and lightweight tablet combined
ASUS Transformer Book T100 is an extremely compact ultraportable for people who want the productivity features of a laptop with the easy portability of a tablet — and the flexibility to switch between the two in an instant.
Transformer Book features a new Intel Atom Z3740 quad-core processor for smooth multi-tasking performance, flawless HD experience and incredible energy efficiency, and lasts for up to 11 hours of web browsing on battery power. The lightweight keyboard dock features precision-engineered keys designed for comfortable extended use, plus a multi-touch touchpad with full Windows 8.1 gesture support.
Incredible IPS Display, SonicMaster Audio technology and Connectivity
Just 10.5mm thin in tablet mode, Transformer Book’s 10.1-inch display has a crisp 1366 x 768 resolution and features IPS technology for wide 178-degree viewing angles with excellent daylight visibility. Capacitive multi-touch gives fine fingertip control in tablet mode, while exclusive ASUS ‘Reading Mode’ technology adjusts the display automatically to make the screen easier to read for long periods. ASUS SonicMaster audio technology gives true-to-life sound which delivers one of the loudest yet crystal clear audio for a 10 inch tablet and Transformer Book also features the latest USB 3.0, 802.11a/b/g/n dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0 and Micro SD slot (Up to 64GB) for optimal connectivity with other devices.
Incredible value for money
Delivering the best ultraportable experience, the ASUS Transformer Book T100 is also bundled with Microsoft Office Home & Student 2013 that includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote for maximum productivity worth Php4,000. Plus the ASUS also includes a one year unlimited ASUS Webstorage that is worth Php5,000 where users can share, stream, wirelessly access their files and store without any worries. A total of Php9,000 pesos value free with the ASUS Transformer Book T100.
Game Changing Price
The ASUS Transformer Book T100 redefines the capabilities and performance of an ultraportable. Now available in the market for Php23,995 with 64GB Internal Storage in selected ASUS authorized sellers.
Next Generation Notebooks
ASUS also announces the availability of their newest offerings like the new N series, an elegantly designed multimedia notebook and world’s first notebook with a Quad-Speaker Array and Subwoofer with 4th-generation Intel® Core™ processors and also feature NVIDIA® GeForce® graphics for outstanding visual performance for Php59,995.
The G750, a powerful gaming notebook was also showcased in today’s event. G750 delivers full desktop replacement performance in a sleek notebook form factor. It offers new 4th generation Intel® Core™ i7 processors to accelerate system operation and ensure smooth multitasking and multimedia with improved energy efficiency. For full HD graphics in ultra settings, gamers enjoy the power of discrete NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 770M series graphics processors with 4GB of GDDR5 video memory for Php99,995.
Designed for everyday multitasking and entertainment for smart and practical users, the ASUS X550 notebook redefines your expectations of all-rounder notebook powered by the 4th-generation Intel® Core™ processor, with a spun-circle finish and patterned palm rests, the X Series adds a touch of sophistication and elegance to everyday computing for Php42,995. For those who prefer touch Vivobook F series which features a multi-touch display with powerful performance, it’s available for Php37,995.
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