This is my 3rd straight year to visit the ASUS COMPUTEX booth in Taipei and I always get delighted whenever I visit. Most of their products are displayed there, and some are not available in the Philippines. I get to have some hands-on time with these devices and learn how they work. Two years ago, I posted about my first visit to the booth but I focused on three products. Unfortunately, I had a very short time at the booth last year that I didn’t even get to write about it. This year I visited all the corners of the booth and I will share them with you in this post. I also took some videos and will include them here soon.
As far as I know, the ASUS booth’s location is in the same spot as in previous years. It’s always one of the main attractions of the Systems and Solutions hall and it’s always filled with Media and visitors all around the world. This year’s main attraction is the ZenBook Pro, a laptop which has a 2nd screen for a touchpad.
The ZenBook Pro’s ScreenPad combines a touchpad with a high-resolution, full-color touchscreen to offer ways of interacting intelligently with both Windows apps and dedicated programs called ScreenPad Apps. Adaptive functions with context-sensitive tools enhance workflow and productivity, and the ScreenPad is fully customizable to allow users to personalize their experience. You can find more information about the the ZenBook Pro during the ASUS Product Launch coverage here: https://dronthego.net/two-screens-in-one-laptop-the-asus-zenbook-pro-has-a-screen-on-the-touchpad/
The ZenBook S also makes an appearance in the ASUS COMPUTEX booth. Seasoned travelers will appreciate the way ZenBook S with its 12.9mm-thin and 1kg-light all-metal unibody that can slip effortlessly into any bag. The NanoEdge slim-bezel display and premium materials allow the reduction of every dimension and weight to the minimum, creating a masterpiece of ultraportable design. It is not only sophisticated and elegant, but it’s incredibly tough too: it meets the ultra-demanding MIL-STD 810G military standard for reliability and durability.
The new version of the VivoBook S14 and S15 Ultrabooks have done away with boring laptop colors opting instead for striking hues. These laptops are available in Firmament Green, Star Grey, Silver Blue, Gun Metal, and Icicle Gold. Firmament Green features a textured woven finish surrounding the keyboard. Click on this link for more info about the new 2018 VivoBook S15 and S14: https://dronthego.net/the-new-asus-vivobook-s15-and-s14-are-ultra-compact-and-in-youthful-colors/
On to the ZenFones, the first display table I visited was the ZenFone Max Pro. The Max Pro comes with some of the good stuff that are present from the ZenFone 5 like its fast processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 with Adreno 509 graphics, a Full HD+ screen resolution, dual-cameras and a killer battery capacity of 5,000 mAh. Its battery is capable of reaching up to 2 full days. It should be available in the Philippines later this month.
I’ve already reviewed the ZenFone 5Q last April and found it nice to use. I wouldn’t mind using it as my main phone. The Red variant is not available in our shores, so I took the photo of this red ZenFone 5Q on display at the booth. You can check out my review here: https://dronthego.net/asus-zenfone-5q-review-more-premium-than-lite/.
I was keen on looking for the ZenFone 5Z to see if there are any cosmetic changes. Found one and it looked exactly the same as the ZenFone 5. I would really like to review this when it becomes available in the Philippines this month.
ZenBo appeared again in the ASUS COMPUTEX booth after its absence from last year’s event. ZenBo was the main attraction during COMPUTEX 2016 and it seems ASUS has already figured out what to do with their lovable robot. I will be writing a separate post about it soon.
The ASUS VG49V is one of the monitors that debuted focusing not only for professionals but for gamers as well. With this monitor, you wouldn’t need a dual-monitor setup anymore. It’s massive 49″ screen with a resolution of 3840 x 1080, twice as wide as 1080p. Screen refresh rate is at 144Hz and uses FreeSync to minimize stuttering or crafting a gorgeous multimedia presentation for work.
There’s an area that would suggest what your next home entertainment should look like. While you can use the ASUS F1 Full HD Projector for watching movies at your living room, this concept gives us an idea on how we can also use it for gaming. I would certainly love to have this in my home too.
I’ll be updating this ASUS COMPUTEX booth post soon with a video which has footage of more products in the ASUS booth.