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ISSUE 20 SPRING 2013

BRINGING INNOVATIONS TO LIFE

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Ultraportable ASUS Taichi™ One device, two displays, several ways to share information. Find out more on pages

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Viva la Vivo! ASUS’ range of touch screen devices are set to impress this Spring. Find out more on pages

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ASUS VivoBook S400

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TOUCH • THE WORLD AT YOUR FINGERTIPS


NEWS & CONTENTS

The world is at your fingertips Touch devices are the new norm. Which one’s yours?

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Viva la Vivo! The ASUS VivoBook (pg 6) and VivoTab range are in store now and they’re the most affordable and comprehensive Windows 8 touch capable range out there! With Microsofts new operating system allowing you to organise your life right there on your home screen, however you like, the Vivo range are quickly becoming the centre of users lives. The VivoTab ME400 (pg 12) is the perfect example of this – bridging the gap between work and home, in one easy to use package.

ASUS Vivo Tab ME400 TAICHI™

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Perhaps the most innovative solution on the market right now featuring the Windows 8 operating system. The ASUS TAICHI™ (pg 4) is the world’s first hybrid dual screen notebook. Lid open, it’s an HD Notebook. Lid closed, it’s a high powered Tablet. If you haven’t seen it yet, you must: it’s spine-tinglingly good and guaranteed to leave a grin on your face!


ASUS recommends Windows 8.

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CONTENTS 04 One device, two displays

ASUS Taichi™ - The Ultraportable With a Split Personality.

06 Notebooks with a Touch of Class The ASUS VivoBook S200 / S400 / S500 Change the way you work.

PadFone 2 Finally arriving in the UK is another of ASUS’ famous innovations. Like the idea of a ‘Phablet’? How about a real Tablet & Phone Hybrid? Convert your 4.7” PadFone (pg 8) into a fully-fledged Android Jelly Bean running, 10” Tablet in literally two seconds, without stretching the screen. It has to be seen to be believed. The best part? One phone tariff gets you two 3G capable devices. Genius!

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08 Getting to know Padfone The perfect compromise between Tablet and Phone.

10 Ultraportables in their Prime

The ASUS ZENBOOK™ range has some new faces.

12 ASUS Vivo Tabs

New Windows tablets designed for both work and play.

14 ASUS Android Tablets ASUS has the perfect device for every tech lover this Spring!

16 Music to your ears If you’re serious about audio quality the N Series is for you.

18 Outstanding Computing Elegant design, innovative technology. A new generation of affordable portable Notebooks.

20 More Than Meets the Eye Desktop PC. Tablet. The ASUS Transformer AiO.

ASUS MeMo Pad™ ME301 10”

22 The Ultimate Fighting Machine Desktop quality performance on gaming laptop.

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LATEST TECH

The Ultraportable With a Split Personality One device, two displays, several ways to share information.

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SUS is always looking for innovative new ways to share information and the TAICHI™ is the culmination of an idea that first came to light as a concept computer. At first glance, the TAICHI™ appears to be a slim and stylish ultraportable PC with ZENBOOK™ good looks, but look closer and it’s clear that what would be the lid on any normal laptop is actually nothing of the sort — it’s a second screen. Squeezing two screens back-to-back into an ultraportable isn’t just a way for ASUS to demonstrate its engineering prowess, however. Windows 8 allows you to put the apps and sites you love on your Start screen, and access them instantly. Just like a standard laptop with an external secondary display, the TAICHI’s outer screen can also operate in both Mirror and Dual Screen modes. This makes it ideal for demonstrations, where the audience needs to see what the user is doing, and for presentations, where the speaker’s notes can be kept out of sight.

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The outer screen is a full 10-point multi-touch display that can be used independently of the inner screen, which means two people can sit face-to-face and use Windows 8 at the same time. With the lid closed, however, the TAICHI can also be used as a Windows 8 tablet, yet can be converted into a full ultraportable PC with a backlit keyboard at a moment’s notice. Users can switch between notebook and tablet modes through the TAICHI™ key, providing the most expansive computing experience yet.

Where to buy

Available from Currys, Dixons Travel, PC World & John Lewis


ASUS recommends Windows 8.

Tech Specs TAICHI CPU 3rd Gen Intel® Core™ i7 processor Operating System Windows 8 Screen 11.6” FHD IPS screens Storage 256GB SATA3 SSD Memory 4GB DDR3 RAM Connectivity 802.11BGN, USB3.0 & BT Accessories Included Bag & Stylus Battery 6-cell

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NOTEBOOK MODE

Lift the lid with one smooth motion and TAICHI™ becomes a fully featured notebook.

TABLET MODE

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Close the lid and TAICHI instantly be becomes a tablet with an 11.6” Full HD display.

MIRROR MODE

TAICHI is more than just a mere table or notebook — mirror mode offers a unique way to share information.

DUAL-SCREEN MODE

In Dual Screen mode, TAICHI is no longer one computer — it’s two.

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STYLISH ASUS VivoBook S500

ASUS VivoBook S200, S400 & S500

A New Way to Work With a Touch of Class Touch capable notebooks are here, and they’re changing the way we think about computing.

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ablet computing has been around for a while now, but until recently the touch screen experience was yet to effectively transition to Notebooks. That’s all changed with the coming of Microsoft’s newest operating system. The new ASUS VivoBook S200, S400 & S500 make the most of Windows 8, offering users the ability to organise their start screen to show what they find most important, giving a true, life enhancing, hands on computing experience for the first time.

The smallest VivoBook, the 12” S200, is perfect for portable computing. Weighing a feather-light 1.3Kg and boasting a tapered edge reminiscent of the ZENBOOK™, the S200 is as attractive as it is practical, with a sophisticated brushed metallic lid providing a gorgeous finish. ASUS’ unique features such as Sonic Master Audio Technology and Instant resume from sleep come as standard. All supported by Intel® Core™ technology, providing plenty of power for the VivoBook S200.

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The S200’s bigger brothers, the 14” VivoBook S400 and 15” S500, provide the ultimate touchscreen laptop experience. With a similar brushed metallic finish and tapered edges the increase in screen size does nothing to diminish the looks of the two larger models. With a hybrid of HDD and Solid State Drives, the S400/500 react incredibly quickly to commands. Powered by 3rd Generation Intel® Core™ technology the VivoBooks are an intuitive and affordable touchscreen Notebook that enhances the user’s lifestyle.

Where to buy

S200 PC World, John Lewis, Argos, Littlewoods, Tesco & Amazon

S400 John Lewis, Argos, Littlewoods, Tesco & Amazon

S500 PC World


ASUS recommends Windows 8.

ASUS VivoBook S400

ASUS VivoBook S200

Tech Specs S200 CPU 3rd Gen Intel® Core™ i3 processor Operating System Windows 8 Screen 11.6” Touch screen Storage 500GB HDD Memory 4GB DDR3 Connectivity 802.11BGN, USB 3.0, HDMI & Bluetooth 4.0 Battery 3-cell

S400

S500

CPU 3rd Gen Intel® Core™ i3/i5/i7 processor

CPU 3rd Gen Intel® Core™ i3/i5/i7 processor

Operating System Windows 8

Operating System Windows 8

Screen 14.0” Touch screen

Screen 15.6” Touch screen

Storage 500GB HDD Memory 4GB DDR3

Storage 320GB/500GB HDD + 24GB SSD Memory 4GB DDR3 1600MHz

Connectivity 802.11BGN, USB 3.0, HDMI & Bluetooth 4.0

Connectivity 802.11BGN, USB 3.0, HDMI & Bluetooth 4.0

Battery 3-cell

Battery 3-cell

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STYLISH

ASUS Padfone 2

Getting to know two Introducing the ASUS PadFone 2 The long awaited PadFone 2 is finally hitting the UK this month and it’s the perfect compromise between Tablet and Phone.

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he trend for larger and larger phones, or ‘Phablets’, is well documented, but they’re not for everyone. For some, their Tablet and Phone needs still differ. But why have two devices and two bills, when you can have two devices and one bill?

The tech-specs stack up impressively too. Featuring a 1.5GHz quad-core Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ S4 processor and 2gb of RAM. Coupled with up to 36 hours of talk time when docked, the Padfone 2 is hard to match for technical capability.

The PadFone 2 cleverly solves this by housing the ‘brains’ of the tablet in the phone. Not only does this mean there is only one SIM card (and contract), it also means there is no time consuming ‘sync’ process between your phone and tablet.

If you’re not quite ready to join the ‘Phablet’ movement, but still want a comprehensive Tablet and Phone experience, then the ASUS PadFone 2 is the perfect device for you.

All it takes for the transformation from smartphone to tablet is simply sliding the handset into the back of the tablet. The rest is left up to ASUS’ exclusive DynamicDisplay technology which automatically optimizes the onscreen content from the PadFone 2’s 1280 x 720 4.7” display to the PadFone 2 Station’s 10.1” screen. Made with scratch resistant Corning Gorilla Glass, the two screens can handle their fair share of scrapes and bumps. When it comes to taking pictures, the PadFone 2’s camera is unparalleled. With a 5-element lens, 13 megapixels, and HD high speed recording. It also comes with auto-focus and an LED flash to boot meaning it has the potential to replace your current digital camera entirely.

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ASUS recommends Windows 8.

Tech Specs CPU Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ S4 Pro Krait (Cortex-A15 class) quad-core CPU @ 1.5GHz Operating System Android® 4.1 Jelly Bean Screen 4.7”, HD 1280x720, Super IPS+ with Capacitive touch panel (Phone) 10.1”, WXGA 1280x800, IPS with Capacitive touch panel (Pad) Memory 2 GB LPDDR2 RAM Storage 32GB storage Connectivity WLAN 802.11 a/b/g/n / Bluetooth V4.0, NFC Camera 13-megapixel camera (Phone) / 1.5-megapixel camera (Pad) Battery 2140 mAh Lithium (Phone) / 5000mAh Lithium (Pad)

Where to buy

Available now from Phones 4 U,

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INSPIRED ZENBOOK Prime UX31A, ZENBOOK UX32A & ZENBOOK U500

Ultraportables in their Prime The ZENBOOK™ is one of the finest laptops on the market, and it’s only getting better.

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SUS has refreshed its range with the ZENBOOK™ UX31A, UX32A and the immensely powerful U500VZ, all of which feature Windows 8, Microsoft’s newest operating system, designed with to make the users life easier by letting you choose what’s on your start screen.

The new UX31A ZENBOOK™ Prime boasts an impossibly slim profile (just 3mm at its thinnest!) and a beautiful, unique spun aluminium chassis. What’s more it packs impressive performance, thanks to 3rd Generation Intel® Core™ processors and sophisticated power management technology. Perhaps most significantly the UX31A offers a Full HD display that’s as gorgeous as the body it sits in. The ASUS ZENBOOK™ UX32A offers a similar computing experience, at a lower cost. With a hybrid HDD/SSD drive and all of the bells and whistles of the original ZENBOOK™; instant on technology, SonicMaster Audio with Bang & Olufsen® ICEpower and an intricate spun hairline aluminium chassis, the ASUS Zenbook™ UX32A

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is as attractive as its brother the UX31A, yet comes at a more affordable price. The ZENBOOK™ U500 is a 15” powerhouse of a notebook that offers users the complete computing package. All of the ASUS features are there, plus a backlit keyboard all topped off with a stunning Full HD display. The beautiful facade of the U500 hides some serious power; an Intel® Core™ i7 CPU and dedicated NVIDIA® graphics chip make use of the Full HD screen, while the Solid State Drive allows for a rapid loading time. The U500 is perfect for those who need a powerful, top of the range ultraportable notebook.

Where to buy

UX31A PC World, Amazon & John Lewis UX32A PC World, Amazon & John Lewis U500VZ PC World


ASUS recommends Windows 8.

Tech Specs ZENBOOK Prime UX31A CPU 3rd Gen Intel® Core™ i7 processor Operating System Windows 8 Screen 13.3” 16:9 HD Storage 256GB SSD Memory 4GB DDR3 1600 MHz Connectivity USB 3.0, HDMI & Bluetooth 4.0 Dimension & Weight 32.5 x 22.3 x 0.3 ~1.8 cm (WxDxH) Weighs 1.3kg Battery 50 Whrs Polymer Battery

* Apps from Windows Store; vary by market.

ZENBOOK UX32A

ZENBOOK U500VZ

CPU 3rd Gen Intel® Core™ i5/i7 processor

CPU 3rd Gen Intel® Core™ i7 processor

Operating System Windows 8

Operating System Windows 8

Screen 13.3” 16:9 FHD Multi-touch display

Screen 15.6” 16:9 FHD (1920x1080p)

Storage 500GB HDD & 24GB SSD

Storage 256GB SSD

Memory 4GB DDR3 1600 MHz

Memory 8GB DDR3 1600 MHz

Connectivity USB 3.0, HDMI & Bluetooth 4.0

Connectivity USB 3.0, HDMI & Bluetooth 4.0

Dimension & Weight 32.5 x 22.3 x 0.3 ~1.8 cm (WxDxH) Weighs 1.45kg

Dimension & Weight 38.0 x 25.4 x 0.60 ~ 1.97 cm (WxDxH) Weighs 2.16kg

Battery 48 Whrs Polymer Battery

Battery 70 Whrs Li-ion Polymer Battery

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Viva la Vivo! ASUS VivoTab ME400 & VivoTab RT Windows tablets

The ASUS VivoTab’s allow you to get the most from your tablet.

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he ASUS VivoTab range is designed to fit with your lifestyle, whether you need a tablet for casual browsing, or for serious tasks. The VivoTab ME400 runs Windows 8, the new operating system from Microsoft that allows you to organise your life however you want it on its new Start Screen interface, perfect for all your needs. Powered by the Intel® Atom™ processor and running the full version of Microsoft’s new operating system, the brand new ASUS VivoTab ME400 is designed for those who need a flexible tablet solution. Tipping the scales at just 580g and measuring only 9.7mm thin, it’s perfect for taking with you, wherever you go. And at just £399.99 there’s very little reason not to consider the VivoTab ME400. But the ME400 becomes a real multi-tasking machine when you add the optional Bluetooth Keyboard and clever Origami cover. The wireless QWERTY keyboard is sturdy but light, giving a comfortable typing experience

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that is hard to beat. While the Origami cover protects the tablet and offers a unique stand. Anyone more interested in mobile entertainment will love the slim-line 525g VivoTab RT. The NVIDIA® Tegra® 3 quad-core processor ensures everything from apps, to games, to movies look great on the 10.1” Super IPS+ screen. That’s not to say productivity has been overlooked — Windows RT comes complete with Office Home & Student 2013 RT Preview – an excellent piece of software optimised for productivity on the go!

Where to buy

VivoTab ME400 Amazon, eBuyer, Argos, Carphone Warehouse & ShopDirect VivoTab RT Amazon, eBuyer & Misco


ASUS recommends Windows.

Tech Specs VIVOTAB ME400 Screen 10.1” with Multi-Touch Screen WXGA (1366x768) IPS Panel OS Windows 8 CPU Intel® Atom™ Z2760 Dual-Core Thickness 9.7mm Weight 580g Included Wireless Qwerty keyboard

VIVOTAB RT OS Windows RT

Powered by Windows RT

Software Office Home & Student 2013 RT Preview Screen 10.1” Super IPS+ capacitive multi-touch screen CPU NVIDIA® Tegra 3 quad-core processor Thickness 8.3mm Weight 525g Optional Mobile Dock with Qwerty keyboard and battery for up to 16 hours of battery life

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DESIRED

Simple. Beautiful.

MeMo Pad™ ME301 10” The Nexus 7 by ASUS

Beyond Smart. When it comes to Android Tablets ASUS has you covered, no matter what your needs.

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t’s fair to say that no single tablet can cater for everyone’s mobile needs. ASUS knows this and consistently releases a variety of tablets across a range of budgets, meaning every Tom, Dick and Harry can find the right device for them!

on its LED backlit screen and with 16GB of storage, and a Micro SD slot allowing expansion up to 32GB, you’re sure to have enough space to store all your favourite games, movies and music. The MemoPad ME301 is an excellent all-rounder and can be yours for just £249!

The hugely successful Nexus 7 by ASUS is the perfect example of this user focussed design thinking. Created in partnership with Google the 7” Nexus is designed to be perfect for media consumption. The world’s first and most popular quad-core tablet provides faster web surfing and the smoothest user experience around. Best of all it’s available for just £199 with 32GB of memory; an unbeatable price for an unbeatable tablet.

Where to buy

If you prefer your tablet device a bit larger the brand new MemoPad ME301 will be right up your street. Running on the same NVIDIA® Tegra™ 3 processor as the Nexus 7, the 10” MemoPad provides users with a slick browsing experience. Games are incredibly vivid

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MeMo Pad ME301 Dixons, Curry’s, PC World,

Argos, Amazon, eBuyer & ShopDirect

Nexus 7 Argos, Dixons, Curry’s, PC World, Carphone Warehouse, eBuyer, Sainsbury’s, Tesco, Asda, John Lewis, Game, Misco & Shop Direct


ASUS recommends Windows 8.

ASUS MeMo Pad™ ME301 10”

Tech Specs MeMo Pad Smart ME301T CPU NVIDIA® Tegra® 3 T30L Quad-core @ 1.3GHz Operating System Android™ 4.1 Jelly Bean Screen 10.1” WSVGA (1024 x 600) LED backlight IPS 140° wide-view, 10 finger multi-touch Storage 8/16GB user storage with micro SDHC slot Memory 1GB RAM Camera 1MP front (1280x800) Battery Life 7 hours Dimensions & Weight 263 x 180.8 x 10.5 mm (WxDxH), Weighs 580g

NEXUS 7 by ASUS CPU NVIDIA® Tegra® 3 T30L Quad-core @ 1.3GHz Operating System Android™ Jelly Bean 4.1 Screen 7” LED Backlight WXGA (1280x800) Screen, IPS Panel - up to 178° viewing angle, Corning® FIT Glass Storage 32GB Memory 1GB DDR3L Connectivity Bluetooth & Wi-Fi Direct Camera 1.2MP Camera (front ) or 1080p recording Battery Life Up to to 9.5 hours Dimension & Weight 198.5 x 120 x 10.45mm (WxDxH), Weighs 340g

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DESIRED ASUS New N Series Notebook

Music

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ASUS SonicMaster technology has already made a hefty splash in audio circles, and the all-new N Series promises even greater listening pleasure.

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ith its 3rd Generation Intel® Core™ Processors, the new ASUS N Series notebook delivers more mobile performance than ever before, with Windows 8 allowing users to stay in touch with their life on the live tile start screen. ASUS Super Hybrid Engine II technology makes this performance immediately available too, with a 2-second resume time and over eight days of standby time. The N Series is built with entertainment in mind and features a Full HD display with an incredibly wide viewing angle and the anti-reflective finish keeps images clear and bright at all times. An on-board HD camera is ideal for widescreen video chat with friends and family. Other user-friendly features include a comfortable backlit keyboard and a well proportioned track pad with multi-touch support and enhanced 360° Wi-Fi for superior wireless connectivity. All this packaged in

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a stunning low-profile design that’s fashioned from tough aluminium alloy with a beautiful hairline finish. Here comes the N-Series’ party piece – ASUS SonicMaster Premium. As with earlier N Series notebooks, this sound optimisation technology has been developed by the ASUS Golden Ear team and Bang & Olufsen ICEpower® to deliver outstanding levels of audio performance in a mobile device. The high spec hardware packs a powerful 11W amplifier with large stereo speakers and a compact desktop subwoofer, bundled with the notebook, delivers deep, rich bass. Pre-installed professional MaxxAudio 3 audio processing software allows the user to customize their audio settings and fine tune the N Series sound. If you’re serious about audio quality or want a quality media notebook the N Series is well worth considering.


ASUS recommends Windows 8.

ASUS N SERIES •

Where to buy

N56VJ & N56VZ PC World,

Amazon & John Lewis

Tech Specs

* Apps from Windows Store; vary by market.

N56VJ

N56VZ

CPU 3rd Gen Intel® Core™ i3/i5/i7 processor

CPU 3rd Gen Intel® Core™ i3/i5/i7 processor

Operating System Windows 8

Operating System Windows 8

Screen 15.6” Full HD (1920x1080) LED Backlight

Screen 15.6” Full HD (1920x1080) LED Backlight

Storage 750GB/1TB HDD

Storage 1TB HDD Memory 8GB DDR3 1600 MHz

Memory 8GB DDR3 1600 MHz

Connectivity USB 3.0, HDMI & Bluetooth 4.0

Connectivity USB 3.0 & HDMI

Keypad Backlit numeric keypad

Dimension & Weight 38.0 x 25.5 x 2.72 ~3.24 cm (WxDxH) (i7 processor SKU), Weighs 2.7 kg (with 6 cell battery)

Dimension & Weight 38.0 x 25.5 x 2.73 ~3.40 cm (WxDxH) (i7 processor SKU), Weighs 2.7 kg (with 6 cell battery)

Battery 6-cell

Battery 6-cell

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STYLISH ASUS K55A, X401A & X501A

Outstanding Computing that doesn’t break the bank

Affordable laptops from ASUS that don’t compromise on user experience.

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SUS’ philosophy of Customer Happiness being the focal point of its design process isn’t limited to premium products. The more affordable Laptops get their fair share of unique features too. The K and X series Notebooks are no exception. Shipping with Windows 8, an operating system that is perfect for enhancing your life through your notebook, the two ASUS entry level Notebooks are excellent for serious and casual use. The K Series includes ASUS’ unique features seldom found on price comparable laptops – an award winning keyboard, ASUS IceCool technology, a generously sized track pad supporting a wide range of multi-touch gestures, brilliant LED-backlit displays and ASUS Sonic Master audio ensure a stunning multimedia performance. The X401 & X501 Notebooks come without an optical drive allowing for a gorgeous tapered design, not unlike those found on Ultrabooks™. It also means the X Series is slim and light; perfect for carrying and computing on the go. However, the X Series is not just a pretty face; it features the latest generation Intel ® Core processors, combining excellent performance with outstanding

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energy efficiency. Filled to the brim with ASUS innovations such as: Ice Cool technology, keeping the user cool under intense use; Super Hybrid Engine that allows resume in just two seconds from up to two weeks standby; Sonicmaster Technology, providing incredible audio where you’d least expect it and Multi finger touchpad capability, allowing more intuitive navigation. Best of all the X Series is available from the incredible price of £279, making it one of the best value notebooks on the market.


ASUS recommends Windows 8.

Tech Specs X401/X501 Series

K55 Series

CPU AMD / Intel Celeron / Pentium / Core™ i3 processor

CPU 3rd Gen Intel® Core™ i3/i5/i7 processor

Operating System Windows 8

Operating System Windows 8

Screen 14.0” (1366x768) (X401) / 15.6” (1366x768) (X501)

Screen 15.6” HD (1366x768)

Storage 320GB/500GB/750GB HDD

Storage 320GB/500GB/750GB/1TB HDD

Memory 2G / 4G DDR3 1600 MHz

Memory 4G/6G/8GB DDR3 1600 MHz

Connectivity 802.11 BGN, Bluetooth v4.0

Connectivity 802.11 BGN, Bluetooth v4.0

Dimension & Weight 34.1 x 23.5 x 2.65 ~ 3.23 cm (WxDxH) (X401) 38.0 x 25.3 x 2.40 ~ 3.23 cm (WxDxH) (X501)

Dimension & Weight 25.1 x 37.8 x 2.55 ~3.19 cm (WxDxH)

Weighs 1.85 kg (with 6 cell battery) (X401)

Battery 6-cell

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Weighs 2.52 kg (with 6 cell battery)

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STYLISH ASUS Transformer All-in-One

More Than Meets the Eye

It’s a desktop PC. It’s a tablet. It’s the ASUS Transformer AiO.

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n a nutshell the ASUS Transformer AiO seems simple to explain; it’s an All-in-One PC with a detachable display that turns into a tablet. But in reality, it’s just so much more! Long story short the Transformer AiO is a fully featured touch screen Windows 8 PC with an 18.4 inch Full HD display that packs a 3rd generation Intel Core processor into its base PC Station. Windows 8 has been reimagined to be all about you so you can put what matters most right onto your Start screen, gaining instant access to your people, apps, sites and more. This Windows 8 Start screen is presented on a high contrast ratio 1920 x 1080 LED-backlit display that delivers life-like images which you can easily share with family and friends thanks to the 178-degree wide viewing angles provided by IPS display technology, perfect for family viewing. Those visuals are complemented with SonicMaster-enhanced sound for quality audio from your music and video files. As if that wasn’t impressive enough, the ASUS Transformer AIO also has a little trick up its shiny

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sleeve! The display houses an NVIDIA® Tegra™ quadcore processor that allows it to be removed from the PC Station, and thanks to the wireless wonders of remote desktop computing, you can use it as a large multitouch tablet that can easily switch between operating systems at a press of a button. This hybrid quality lets you use the ASUS Transformer AiO as a powerful workstation; capable of graphic-intensive tasks like design and photo editing, as well as an ideal family entertainment platform; perfect for music, photos and videos that are best viewed and consumed in the more comfortable, crowd friendly tablet mode. The ASUS Transformer AiO gives a whole new meaning to the phrase two-for-one - combining a Desktop and Tablet PC delivers a true multimedia experience that becomes the focal point of home computing.

Where to buy

AIO Transformer Amazon (Available from April)


ASUS recommends Windows 8.

Tech Specs

* Apps from Windows Store; vary by market.

ASUS Transformer AIO PC Station

ASUS Transformer AIO Tablet

CPU 3rd Generation Intel® Core™ i3/i5/i7 processor

CPU NVIDIA® Tegra® 3 processor

Operating System Windows 8 (64-bit)

Operating System Windows 8 & Android® 4.1 Jelly Bean

Graphics NVIDIA GT 730M (2GB) Storage Up to 2TB SATA hard drive Memory Up to 8GB DDR3 at 1600MHz

Screen 18.4-inch Full HD 10-point capacitive touch display with IPS technology Storage 32GB user storage with microSD card slot

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PERFORMANCE

ASUS G75 Gaming Notebook

The Ultimate Fighting Machine Desktop quality performance on gaming laptop

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he ASUS G75VW gaming notebook is an uncompromising behemoth of a machine that will not only deal with long gaming sessions easily, it will easily deal with high workloads or High Definition tasks. Now shipping with Windows 8, making the G75 even more of a desktop conqueror, with the ability to host your favourite apps right on your start up screen. The stylish design of the G75, inspired by the famous stealth fighter Jet, hides incredible power. With an Intel® Core™ i7 processor and a dedicated NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX graphics card allowing intense, uninterrupted gaming without a hitch. Add to that the bundled 3D glasses and Active Shutter technology and you have one of the most immersive gaming experiences on the market. Gaming isn’t just about visuals though. The anti-glare HD display is complemented by an intense audio experience. With ASUS SonicMaster technology and

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a built in sub-woofer the G75 provides a rich and powerful audio experience that is great for gaming, watching movies or just listening to your favourite tunes. Add to this ASUS’ unique customer focussed innovations and you have a phenomenal all round machine that starts in just 2 seconds, keeps your hands cool on the keyboard while you game and steps up a gear when you need it most! If you’re looking for a Laptop that does it all, but also adds that little bit extra to your gaming, then the ASUS G75 is it!

Where to buy ASUS G75VW Amazon


ASUS recommends Windows 8.

Tech Specs ASUS G75VW CPU 3rd Generation Intel® Core™ i7 processor

* Apps from Windows Store; vary by market.

Operating System Windows 8 (64-bit) Screen 17.3” LED-backlit TFT LCD Display FHD (1920x1080) Graphics NVIDIA® GeForce GTX660M (2GB) GDDR5 Connectivity 802.11bgn + Bluetooth 4.0 Storage 1TB SATA hard drive Memory 8GB DDR3 at 1600MHz Battery 8-cell Li-ion (74WHrs, 5200mAh)

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ASUS recommends Windows 8.

Transform to Incredible

A Brand New Start for Stylish Mobility SMART PRODUCTIVITY

STYLISH PERFORMANCE

SMART PORTABILITY

Windows 8

Brilliant 10.1” high-definition display

Just 9.7mm thin and 580g light

Intel® Atom™ Z2760 dual-core CPU

8-megapixel camera with 1080p HD video recording

Scratch-resistant glass

Combined cover and stand with wireless keyboard

Multi-touch screen with intuitive gesture control

Up to 9.5 hours battery life

* Battery life is measured under power saving mode, playing 720p video playback, 100 nits brightness, default volume with headphones & Wi-Fi associated * ASUS TranSleeve Keyboard sold separately


Tech in Style Spring 2013 [UK Edition]