Asus Unveils New Windows 8 Product LineupAdded 8th Nov 2012
ASUS has announced the launch of a number of its Windows 8 Products including a dockable tablet (Asus VivoTab RT TF600TG), lightweight notebooks (Asus VivoBooks F202E & S400) and the Asus Taichi dual screen convertible ultrabook/tablet that can display two screens simultaneously.
"We intend to surpass the ‘touch future’ of IT industry by launching Asus Taichi & Asus VivoBook. We are assertive that our Windows 8 line-up will touch customers’ heart in terms of incredible product, incredible design, incredible quality and incredible service," affirmed Alex Huang, MD, System Business Group, ASUS India.
"Today’s launch of Asus Taichi, Asus VivoBook F202E, Asus VivoBook S400 and Asus VivoTab RT TF600 TG is an alluring proof to substantiate our prime focus on the mastery of technological innovation and design perfection. In view of the launch of these models in India, we intend to establish how important India is for Asus. Our consumers have given affirmative responses to our notebooks, tablets, and other products. We anticipate capturing the market as to when they think of touch notebooks and tablets, they think of Asus," added Unaez Quraishi, sales and distribution director, System Business Group, ASUS India.
ASUS Taichi is a fusion of notebook and tablet. With its lid open, Taichi is a notebook with a full HD screen, Intel Core processor, and backlit keyboard. Lid closed, Taichi is a lightweight tablet with a slim, tapered profile and a multi-touch full HD screen with Windows 8.
The 13.3” dual LED-backlit Windows 8 Pro ultrabook comes with TFT LCD display Full HD Non-glare with touch function, Intel Core i7-3517M (1.9G, 4M), HD Camera 5M, Stylus Pen, RAM 4GB DDR3 1600, and storage 256GB SATA3 SSD. It also features a backlit keyboard with ambient light control, multi-touch touchpad, built-in motion sensors, and dual-band Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity.
Taichi features a 'Mirror mode' that displays the same image on both back-to-back screens. Each back-to-back screen can be used separately with different apps: One with the keyboard and multi-touch touchpad; the other with the multi-touch screen and stylus. When using the dual-screen mode for activities like presentations, the supplied Screen Share app lets the presenter see the script on one screen while the audience views slides on the other.
The Asus Taichi will be available in India at a price point of MRP Rs 139,999.
Asus VivoBook F202E
Asus VivoBook F202E comes in a metallic chassis with aluminum hair-brush textures and features an 11.6" LED Backlight HD screen (1366X768, Glare); 3.6mm panel, a capacitive touch panel with multi-touch functions and weighs 1.3 KG. It features Microsoft Windows 8 operating system with 3rd Generation Intel Core i3- 3217U (1.8GHz, 3MB cache memory) Intel Chief River processor, DDR3 4G memory, 500GB HDD, WLAN 802.11b/g/n & Bluetooth4.0. The notebook comes with USB 3.0, multi-gesture click pad [104mm*60.5mm], 2Watt capacity dual speakers and a HD Camera (720P).
The ASUS VivoBook F202E will be available in India at a price point of MRP Rs 39,999.
Asus VivoBook S400
Asus VivoBook S400 comes with a 14-inch LED Backlight HD screen and a capacitive touch panel with multi-touch function. It features Microsoft Windows 8 with 3rd Generation Intel Core i7-3517U (1.9GHz, 4MB cache memory) processor, DDR3 4 GB RAM, 500 GB HDD, WLAN 802.11b/g/n and Bluetooth 4.0, along with a HD camera.
The ASUS VivoBook S400 will be available in India at a price point of MRP Rs 59,999.
Asus VivoTab RT TF600 TG
The Vivo Tab RT has the Transformer design, and is supplied with its own mobile dock that includes a QWERTY keyboard, track pad, USB port and built-in battery. It has a 10.1" HD Glare with capacitive touch/multi-touch and Nvidia Tegra3, RAM 2G DDR3 and Storage of 64G EMMC. It also features WLAN 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, Webcam Front: 2MP and Back: 8MP with Flash, 2 Cell Battery and Windows 8 RT operating System. It comes with a docking Station and 3G & GPS Embedded.
The Asus VivoTab RT TF600 TG will be available in India at a price point of MRP Rs 61,999.
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