As the Windows 8 launch draws near, more and more Windows 8 products are announced by the big name companies. Asus joins the fray as they announce their Windows 8 lineup which includes the Vivo Tab RT, Taichi, Zenbook UX31A, 11.6 and 14-inch VivoBooks, and the ET2300 AiO PC. Most of these were revealed back in June at Computex, which explains such a wide range of products.
The 10.1-inch Asus Vivo Tab RT is a tablet/laptop hybrid similar to the Asus Transformer that can be docked to a separate keyboard to increase battery life. It uses a 1.3GHz quad-core Tegra 3 chipset with 2 gigs of RAM, capable of lasting about 7 hours, 14 when docked. It’s now available for $599 for the 32GB model, including the keyboard, and $699 for a 64GB model.
The Asus Taichi is another laptop/tablet hybrid with displays on both sides of it’s lid, either a dual 13.3-inch or 11.6-inch IPS HD displays. It utilizes an Ivy Bridge Core i7 processor, 4GB RAM, 256GB SSD storage, two USB 3.0 ports, micro HDMI, mini DisplayPort, 5MP rear camera and HD front camera. Prices will range from $1,599 to $1,399 depending on the i5 or i7 processor, 128GB or 256GB SSD, which will be out in November.
The Zenbook ultrabook being released is a touch-enabled version of the Asus Zenbook UX31A which will ship in November as well. Prices will most probably range from $699 to $1999.
The 11.6 and 14-inch touch-enabled VivoBook come in a choice of Intel Core, Pentium, or Celeron processors, 1366 x 768 screens and integrated graphics. The 11.6-inch VivoBook will cost $499 and the 14-inch will cost $599.
Asus also announced their ET2300 AiO PC. It features a 23-inch 1080p touchscreen that comes with Ivy Bridge Intel i7 processors, 8GB RAM, 2TB SATA HD, NVIDIA GT630M, two Thunderbolt ports and four USB 3.0 ports. The ET2300 will be available in the country with a SRP of P49,600, which includes an 3GHZ i5, Windows 8, and 3 year on-site warranty.
Source: The Verge