Besides Zenfone 3 range, Asus also launched computing devices today at an event in Taipei known as Zenvolution. The three devices announced today are : ZenBook 3,Transformer 3 and Transformer 3 Pro.
ZenBook 3 is an ultra-sleek device with thickness of just 11.9mm chassis and weight of 910 grams. It is crafted from aerospace-grade aluminum alloy, a premium material that is 50% stronger than the standard alloy used in laptops. The ZenBook 3 has spun-metal finish. ZenBook 3 is available in three colors — Royal Blue, Rose Gold and Quartz Grey — and a special 2-phase anodizing process is used to create stunning golden highlights on the diamond-cut edges.
The ZenBook 3 comes with 12.5-inch display with Corning Gorilla Glass 4 protection, Intel Core i7 processor, 16GB of 2133MHz RAM, and 1TB PCIe Gen 3 x4 SSD, a next-gen USB Type-C port, and quad-speaker audio by Harman Kardon. This variant is priced $1999.
ZenBook 3 has an innovative cooling system featuring the world’s thinnest fan design at just 3mm. ZenBook 3 features a full-size backlit keyboard with 19.8mm key pitch — the same as most desktop keyboards — and 0.8mm key travel to deliver comfortable typing experience.
This device has built-in fingerprint reader with Windows Hello support which gives users instant one-touch access, allowing them to sign in and unlock ZenBook 3 quickly and securely without having to type their password or PIN.
ZenBook 3 provides up to 9 hours of battery life for all-day computing and incorporates fast-charge technology which can charge battery up to 60% capacity in just 49 minutes.
The price of ZenBook 3 with Core i5 processor, 4GB RAM, 256GB SSD variant is $999.
ASUS Transformer 3 Pro is a 2-in-1 PC and is only 8.35 mm thin. It is crafted from aluminum and has diamond-cut detailing that accentuates its elegant design. It is available in Icicle Gold and Glacier Gray color options and the price starts at $ 999.
ASUS Transformer 3 Pro has an integrated metal kickstand with a stepless hinge that lets users set the device at almost any viewing angle up to 170°. The included ASUS Transformer Cover Keyboard is a backlit keyboard that provides laptop-grade 1.4mm key travel for a comfortable typing experience and is available in four attractive colors — Stone, Charcoal, Taupe, and Amber.
ASUS Transformer 3 Pro has 12.6-inch display with a resolution of 2880 x 1920 pixels and a 275ppi pixel density. It incorporates Dual front stereo speakers with audio by Harman Kardon.
ASUS Transformer 3 Pro is powered by an Intel Core i7 processor and has up to a 1TB PCIe x4 SSD and 16GB of 2133MHz RAM. It has USB Type-C connector which supports USB 3.1 Gen 2 devices at speeds up to 10Gbps, and Thunderbolt 3 provides fast 40Gbps data transfers and support for dual external 4K UHD displays. ASUS Transformer 3 Pro also comes with USB 3.0 and HDMI ports for convenient connectivity. It is equipped with a 13MP rear camera and a front-facing camera with Windows Hello facial recognition enables users to conveniently log in with just a quick glance.
ASUS Transformer 3 Pro is expandable with a range of accessories. ASUS Pen is for writing and drawing and offers 1024 levels of precision for completely natural note taking and sketching experiences. ASUS Universal Dock is a hub that provides a full range connectivity ports, including USB-C 3.1, USB 3.0, HDMI, VGA, RJ45 LAN, and a 3-in-1 SD card reader. ASUS Audio Pod is an entertainment accessory that includes four powerful speakers to deliver amazing 360° virtual 5.1-channel surround sound. ROG XG Station 2 is an external graphics card dock that gives ASUS Transformer 3 Pro desktop-grade graphics performance, turning it into a VR-ready gaming powerhouse.
ASUS Transformer 3 is an ultra-slim and compact 2-in-1 PC. It is crafted from aluminum, and weighs just 695g with 6.9mm thickness. It has diamond-cut edges and an exquisite spun-metal finish. It comes with detachable ASUS Transformer Sleeve Keyboard that has 1.4mm key travel, an integral 2-position display stand, and a glass-covered precision touchpad.
ASUS Transformer 3 is available in Icicle Gold and Glacier Gray color options. The ASUS Transformer Sleeve Keyboard is available in four colors — Stone, Charcoal, Taupe, and Amber and the price starts at $ 799.
ASUS Transformer 3 sports a 12.6-inch display with a resolution of 2880 x1920 pixels and 275ppi pixel density. ASUS Transformer 3 is powered by 7th Gen Intel Core processors and has up to a 512GB SSD and up to 8GB RAM. Its USB Type-C connector supports USB 3.1 Gen 2 devices at speeds up to 10Gbps, and Thunderbolt 3 provides unbelievably fast 40Gbps data transfers and support for dual external 4K UHD displays. It has built-in fingerprint reader and Windows Hello lets users sign in to and unlock ASUS Transformer 3 quickly and securely without having to type their password or PIN. ASUS Transformer 3 also includes a 13MP camera.
ASUS Transformer 3 is equipped with four high-quality speakers with audio by Harman Kardon for enjoying optimum audio quality.
ASUS Transformer 3 is expandable with a range of accessories — including ASUS Pen, ASUS Universal Dock, ASUS Audio Pod, and ROG XG Station 2 — that extend its functionality and performance.
Asus has also unveiled the Transformer Mini, which they call the world’s lightest 2-in-1 PC having a weight of 790g with the keyboard attached and only 530g as a tablet. It is 8.2mm thick device. ASUS Transformer Mini features a 10.1-inch display and is equipped with a USB port, 802.11ac Wi-Fi, and provides up to 11 hours of battery life.
ASUS Transformer Mini provides a complete Windows 10 experience with features including Office Mobile, Cortana, and Windows Hello. It has built-in Instant ID fingerprint reader.
ASUS Transformer Mini will be available in multiple attractive tablet and keyboard color combinations, including a Quartz Gray tablet and keyboard, and a Pearl White tablet with an Amber, Mint Green, or Icicle Gold keyboard.