Just when you thought we were done posting about this year’s COMPUTEX, we’re at it again! We’re here to recap everything we were able to cover during our recent trip to Taipei, Taiwan. So, in case you missed all the great announcements from the event, we’ve compiled them all here for you to peruse at your leisure.
The Highly Anticipated ZenFone 3
ASUS made the most waves during the two day event; unveiling the highly anticipated followups to the ZenFone 2. They absolutely did not disappoint. The ZenFone 3, even at the base variant, looks absolutely stunning! Under the hood, the Intel Atom processors have been replaced with QualComm SnapDragon SoCs and you can see up to 6GB of RAM — again, depending on the varaint you purchase. Speaking of prices, ASUS has hit it out of the ball park with the ZenFone 3 costing $249 or Php 11.6k for the base, 5.2-inch model, the media consuming monster — ZenFone 3 Ultra at $479 or Php 22.4k, and the prime varaint — The Deluxe pegged at $499.
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TransFormer 3 and Transformer 3 Pro
Before getting to the ZenFone 3, ASUS Chairman — Jonney Shih — also announced the new Transformer 3 and Transformer 3 Pro. The stylish 2-in-1’s neatly tuck away, so you can bounce from meeting to meeting without the hassle of a huge backpack. If you got a little more scratch to spend and want a great gaming experience, no need to fret. The Transformer 3 and 3 Pro are equipped with Thunderbolt 3 ports that are ready to accept GPU support from the ROG GX Station 2, which we’ll be talking about a little later.
ASUS has also refreshed their Ultrabook line with the announcement of the ZenBook 3. The MacBook killer definitely has enough under the hood to blow the competition out of the water, sporting: Intel Core i5 to i7 Processors, up to 16GB of RAM, and up to 1TB of SSD Storage. This can also attach to the GX Station 2 if you need to unwind with a few rounds of Overwatch. We weren’t able to take this one for a spin, but there are more details in our announcement article.
Republic of Gamer Goodness
The ROG sub-brand also announced a few exciting devices for those of us who were raised on games. This include the GX800 that run two video cards inside its chasis to blow away the competition, the compact desktop ROG G31 Edition 10 that has two NVIDIA’s 1080 GTXs, and the GX Station 2 that you can use to give the Transformer 3, Transformer 3 Pro, and the ZenBook 3 that extra oomph in the battlefield of your choice.
Hey Zenbo! Take my money!
Last, but certainly not the least, was the announcement of a cute little droid that could help around the house: The ASUS Zenbo. Zenbo is incredibly adorable, but won’t be out in the market for awhile. The team at ASUS is still making a few tweaks before this little one can dance around the house and entertain your kids with bedtime stories. Visit our Facebook page for a quick video to see this adorable marvel.
If you hadn’t noticed, ASUS stole the show with all of their amazing announcements. We can’t wait to get our hands on several of them to review for you guys. If you missed our announcement, the ZenFone 3 and all of its variants (including the Max, which was not shown at the event) should be available by August. It’s time to save up!