Today at Computex 2016 event in Taiwan, ASUS announced a set of stunning devices which includes its first robot, upgraded version of Zenfone 3 series, Zenbook 3 and few other components. ASUS Chairman Jonney Shih took the stage today during the Zenvolution press event at Computex 2016 to unveil all the products. The event was live telecasted and people around the world watched the live announcements by ASUS. Here is the list of products announced today.
ASUS Zenbo — Your Smart Little Companion:
Asus Zenbo was designed to enable robotic computing for every household. It is a friendly and capable home robot designed to provide assistance, entertainment, and companionship to families and meant to address the needs of each family member in this ubiquitous computing era. With a full range of capabilities, including the ability to move independently and understand spoken commands, it can assist in the home and interacting with him is easy and fun. With a full range of capabilities, including the ability to move independently and understand spoken commands, Zenbo can assist in the home and interacting with him is easy and fun.
For decades, humans have dreamed of owning such a companion: one that is smart, dear to our hearts, and always at our disposal. Our ambition is to enable robotic computing for every household. – Jonney Shih, Chairman, ASUS.
It has specific functionality that helps senior family members safeguard their health and well-being as well as enjoy a connected digital life. As a home care assistant, he proactively provides convenient, spoken reminders of important information, such as doctor’s appointments, medication and exercise schedules, and anything else that needs to be remembered. Zenbo also monitors the home for emergency situations — such as falls — and immediately responds to them by notifying specified family members on their smartphones, no matter where they are. When they receive an emergency notification, family members can remotely control Zenbo to move nearby and use Zenbo’s built-in camera to visually check on their loved one.
Zenbo is also a fun and educational playmate for kids. It also comes with educational games and an interactive encyclopedia that makes learning fun. Zenbo can connect to and control many smart home and traditional devices, including lights, TVs, air conditioners, and more.
The free Zenbo Developer Program provides members access to the Zenbo SDK and a library of information they need to bring their creative ideas to life. For more information about ASUS Zenbo and the Zenbo Developer Program, visit the official page.
ZenFone 3 Deluxe:
ZenFone 3 Deluxe is the world’s first full-metal smartphone. It is constructed with a strong and light aluminum alloy unibody and has a rear surface free of unsightly antenna lines and an ultra-thin 4.2mm edge. ZenFone 3 Deluxe features a 5.7-inch Full HD (1920 x 1080) Super AMOLED display. It has powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 Series processor, Adreno 530 GPU, and integrated X12 LTE modem, as well as up to 6GB RAM to deliver the best performance and fast connectivity for demanding apps, games, and media.
This phone comes with 23MP camera featuring the latest Sony IMX318 image sensor. It also features 3-axis electronic image stabilization for steady 4K UHD videos. It has a built-in fingerprint sensor that’s perfectly positioned on the rear of the phone to sit underneath the user’s finger and unlocks the phone in just a fraction of a second. Quick Charge 3.0 technology reduces battery recharge times and a reversible USB 3.0 Type-C port that makes connecting charging and accessory cables effortless.
With a gorgeous 5.5-inch Full HD (1920 by 1080) Super IPS+ display with up to 500cd/m2 brightness, ZenFone 3 delivers an incredible visual experience that makes apps, videos, and games look their best. ZenFone 3 is equipped with a 16MP camera with ASUS TriTech autofocus that automatically selects 2nd generation laser, phase detection, and continuous autofocus to achieve precise focus in just 0.03 seconds, resulting in sharp images in any condition.
ZenFone 3 is the first smartphone worldwide to be powered by the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 octa core processor — the first Snapdragon 600 Series processor with 14nm FinFET process technology, an integrated X9 LTE modem, and 802.11ac MU-MIMO Wi-Fi connectivity — PC-grade graphics and up to 4GB RAM that together deliver outstanding mobile performance with improved efficiency and battery life. ZenFone 3 has a built-in fingerprint sensor that’s perfectly positioned on the rear of the phone to sit underneath the user’s finger and unlocks the phone in just a fraction of a second.
ZenFone 3 Ultra:
It is the world’s first smartphone to have ASUS-exclusive Tru2Life+ Video technology, which harnesses a high-end 4K UHD TV-grade image processor to optimize every pixel in each frame before it is displayed, resulting in superior contrast and clarity. Like ZenFone 3 Deluxe, ZenFone 3 Ultra has an incredibly slim and elegant full-metal unibody chassis — the world’s first to have no antenna lines. ZenFone 3 Ultra is equipped with the same high-resolution 23MP camera with ASUS TriTech autofocus system as ZenFone 3 Deluxe. Powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 octa-core processor, Adreno 510 graphics, and up to 4GB of RAM. A built-in fingerprint sensor is perfectly positioned on the front of the phone beneath the user’s finger and unlocks the phone in just a fraction of a second. It also has a high-capacity 4600mAh battery for long-lasting performance and Quick Charge 3.0 technology for rapid recharge times.
ZenBook 3 :
The next-generation ZenBook is completely redesigned with a gorgeous, ultra-sleek 11.9mm chassis that weighs a mere 910g. To achieve its amazing lightness without compromising strength, ZenBook 3 is crafted from aerospace-grade aluminum alloy, a premium material that is 50% stronger than the standard alloy used in laptops. ZenBook 3 is available in three exclusive colors — Royal Blue, Rose Gold and Quartz Grey.
ZenBook 3 delivers unprecedented performance with up to an Intel Core i7 processor, 16GB of 2133MHz RAM, up to a 1TB PCIe Gen 3 x4 SSD, a next-gen USB Type-C port, and powerful quad-speaker audio by Harman Kardon. Its high-resolution 12.5-inch display has a wide 72% NTSC color gamut.
ZenBook 3 features a full-size backlit keyboard with 19.8mm key pitch — the same as most desktop keyboards — and 0.8mm key travel to deliver comfortable typing experience. A glass-covered precision touchpad provides smooth and accurate input and incorporates palm-rejection technology, Smart Gestures, and handwriting support for enhanced usability. A built-in fingerprint reader with Windows Hello support gives users instant one-touch access, allowing them to sign in and unlock ZenBook 3 quickly and securely without having to type their password or PIN.
ZenBook 3 provides up to 9 hours of battery life for all-day computing.
ASUS Transformer 3 Pro:
ASUS Transformer 3 Pro is a 2-in-1 PC that combines unrivalled performance with incredible portability to create the ultimate mobile device for work and play. It is only 8.35mm thin. ASUS Transformer 3 Pro has a beautiful 12.6-inch display with a resolution of 2880 by 1920 and a 275ppi pixel density for pin-sharp, detailed images as well and a gamut of 121% sRGB color space for rich, vibrant colors. Dual front stereo speakers with audio by Harman Kardon provide spacious, defined sound for incredible listening experiences.
It is powered by an Intel Core i7 processor and has up to a 1TB PCIe x4 SSD and 16GB of 2133MHz RAM for the ultimate performance. It’s versatile, any-way-up USB Type-C connector supports USB 3.1 Gen 2 devices at speeds up to 10Gbps, and Thunderbolt™ 3 provides unbelievably fast 40Gbps data transfers and support for dual external 4K UHD displays. A 13MP rear camera lets users capture high-resolution photos and videos, and a front-facing camera with Windows Hello facial recognition enables users to conveniently log in with just a quick glance.
ASUS Transformer 3:
ASUS Transformer 3 is an ultra-slim and compact 2-in-1 PC. ASUS Transformer 3 weighs just 695g, is only 6.9mm thin, and has smaller dimensions than a sheet of A4 paper. ASUS Transformer 3 has a beautiful 12.6-inch display with a resolution of 2880 by 1920 and a 275ppi pixel density for pin-sharp, detailed images, as well as 450cd/m2 brightness and a gamut of 121% sRGB color space for rich, vibrant colors.
ASUS Transformer 3 is powered by 7th Gen Intel Core processors and has up to a 512GB SSD and up to 8GB RAM that provides fast performance for work and play. Its versatile, any-way-up USB Type-C connector supports USB 3.1 Gen 2 devices at speeds up to 10Gbps, and Thunderbolt 3 provides unbelievably fast 40Gbps data transfers and support for dual external 4K UHD displays. A built-in fingerprint reader and Windows Hello lets users sign in to and unlock ASUS Transformer 3 quickly and securely without having to type their password or PIN. ASUS Transformer 3 also includes a 13MP camera for capturing high-resolution photos and videos.
ASUS Transformer 3 is expandable with a range of accessories — including ASUS Pen, ASUS Universal Dock, ASUS Audio Pod, and ROG XG Station 2 — that extend its functionality and performance, giving users a new level of flexibility and convenience from a mobile device.
ASUS Transformer Mini:
ASUS Transformer Mini is the world’s lightest 2-in-1 PC. ASUS Transformer Mini weighs just 790g with the keyboard attached and only 530g as a tablet and is only 8.2mm thin. ASUS Transformer Mini features a 10.1-inch display with 400cd/m2 brightness and ASUS TruVivid display technology that reduces reflections for a rich, vibrant picture in all lighting conditions. Mini is equipped with a USB port, 802.11ac Wi-Fi, and provides up to 11 hours of battery life. ASUS Transformer Mini is available in multiple attractive tablet and keyboard color combinations, including a Quartz Gray tablet and keyboard, and a Pearl White tablet with an Amber, Mint Green, or Icicle Gold keyboard.
ASUS Designo Curve MX34VQ:
ASUS Designo Curve MX34VQ is a 34-inch, ultra-wide UWQHD (3440 by 1440) curved monitor with 1800R curvature and a 21:9 aspect ratio to provide immersive and realistic images. Its elegant, frameless design makes a beautiful addition to any home or office workspace. In addition to stunning visuals and striking design, ASUS Designo Curve MX34VQ features ASUS SonicMaster audio that incorporates premium Harmon Kardon acoustic technology and has two 8-watt stereo speakers for incredible sound. The base of the monitor serves as a wireless charging pad for Qi-enabled mobile devices.
ROG XG Station 2:
ROG XG Station 2 is an external graphics-card dock that turns a laptop into VR-gaming powerhouse. A 680W power supply is designed inside and supports the latest NVIDIA GeForce GTX and AMD Radeon™ graphics cards. ROG XG Station 2 is equipped with Thunderbolt 3 and an exclusive proprietary connector that improves performance up to a further 15%. It’s easy to connect and can be unplugged without restarting the laptop — and includes four USB 3.0 ports and a gigabit LAN socket for extended connectivity and convenience.
Soon these products will be available for public.