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COMPUTEX 2012: presentation of the ASUS

ASUS brand is not new to IT devices world, we are hearing ASUS name from the times of ASUS motherboard in our older CPU. ASUS is one of the few IT-companies that have the courage and daring to experiment, knowing that not all of these experiments will be successful and will bring dividends. ASUS is looking for new models of IT-using devices and new form factors, and sometimes, as if by accident, invents a whole new category of devices. The day before COMPUTEX 2012 ASUS showed some unusual devices that are capable to set the trend in the IT-market.

First of all, we would like to tell you about AOCC. ASUS Johnny Shih focused on the initiative of the AOCC – ASUS Open Cloud Computing. Cloud computing for the ASUS version is not quite normal. It is complex software and hardware solutions, to ensure devices of different form factors that are running different operating systems in different environments, access to frequent public and corporate cloud services under a single interface.

With regard to home-making cloud ASUS plans to rely on well-trained users who are assigned the role of Virtual Home CIO. They are, in theory the company to become pioneers in the home network of new and unique cloud solutions, helping other family members and friends in the development of new technologies. Somehow I do not think that among home users, there are many who want to become a Home CIO. However, the site homecio.asus.com should be available soon for details, see what ASUS did want to bring home administrators.

COMPUTEX 2012 presentation of the ASUS 510One of the hardware solutions to assist in the implementation of the initiative AOCC – ASUS AiCloud Router, which the company calls the world’s fastest Wi-Fi-enabled router standard 802.11ac (5G Wi-Fi), promising to 3 times higher speed than the previous generation Wi-Fi-devices. Another solution for the home cloud High ASUS NAS with the intuitive user interface of new generation.

Before moving on to the fun, laptops and tablets, Johnny Shih also introduced a new series of IPS-Monitor – ASUS Design MX which so far includes models 23 and 27 inches monitor. In addition to the matrix with excellent viewing angle of 178 degrees and exclusive design, users get built-in speaker system, developed jointly with Bang & Olufsen.

The next device is demonstrated by Johnny Shih, reminiscent of the usual All-in-One PC. ASUS Transformer AiO – a hybrid of All-in-One in Windows 8 and tablet on Android, and you can initiate such a transformation is not only physically removing the screen, but leaving it to the base station, the touch of a button. In general, because of the size and the additional flip legs disassembled Transformer AiO is not more like a tablet, and an optional touch screen monitor, which you can use as an entertainment terminal for watching movies or playing games.

Of course, ASUS has not done a presentation without tablets on Windows 8. In general, it seems, these devices will become a trend of COMPUTEX 2012 and soon they will present all the leading manufacturers. The new line of ASUS two models, First, ASUS Tablet 810, based on the new Intel Atom processor and is equipped with a Wacom digitizer for more precise recognition of pen input and drawing. The device is equipped with a thickness of 8.7 mm Super IPS + matrix 11.6 “1366 x 768 pixels, 2GB of RAM and a 64GB flash drive. The second model, ASUS Tablet 600, running Windows 8 RT (OS version for ARM-processor) has a slightly smaller (at the same resolution) Super IPS + screen is 10.1 “. The heart of the system is Quad core NVIDIA Tegra 3 with dual-core GPU; RAM 2GB, HDD – 32GB. Furthermore, both are equipped with upgraded 8 megapixel camera with LED-flash.

ASUS did not stop there, providing ASUS Transformer Book. Despite the fact that this device can also be easily disassembled into two parts, turning into a tablet, ASUS has positioned it as a laptop. All this is not the form factor, and the stuffing. Inside the Transformer Book processors from Intel Ivy Bridge to powerful i3 i7, 4 GB of DDR3 RAM and a discrete graphics card. Systems with Full HD IPS-display 11.6, 13 and 14 inches can be equipped with a SSD, and HDD of different sizes. It seems, at first notebook transformers will be running Windows 7, and in the fall will go to Windows 8.

But the most interesting Johnny Shih has saved in the end of the presentation. A new development company called ASUS TAICHI (unity and struggle of opposites, yin and yang), and it is difficult to attribute to any particular class of devices. This laptop is equipped with a revolutionary two-way screen, and can be a laptop, and tablet. Frankly, while it’s hard to say for what tasks it can be useful and for what audience members designed a similar hybrid, but the work of engineers, who were able to put two IPS-display in such a slim body is literally staggering. Models with 11.6 and 13.3-inch thinner and lighter than ASUS ultrabook similar size, ASUS TAICHI running Windows 8 and is equipped with Intel Core processors, and third-generation SSD-drives. More detailed configuration is not yet represented.

Frankly, we cannot say how new ASUS will be taken by the market and users, as ever with unusual, do not fit into the traditional framework of the devices have a lot of unknowns here. However, as mentioned in the beginning, ASUS – is one of those companies that are not afraid to experiment. And we are very interested in what will end its initiatives, as shown at COMPUTEX 2012.


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