ASUS Introduces New Line-up of Incredible Innovations

ASUS Southeast Asia Regional Director for System Business Group, Mr Rex Lee (2nd  from right) posing with models holding the new ASUS devices.

ASUS Malaysia officially announces on the availability of the value tablet MeMO Pad HD 7, affordable all-round performing touch ultra-book Vivobook S500 Series, new powerful multimedia N Series, all new A Series and more for the local market. Also showcase in the event is the long-awaited PadFone Infinity as well as the introduction of the 1st 6-inch phone-tablet hybrid, the Fonepad Note FHD 6 which was recently showcased in Computex 2013 in Taipei.

ASUS Fonepad Note 6

ASUS Fonepad Note FHD 6

The 3G smartphone-tablet hybrid ASUS Fonepad Note 6 comes with a 2.0GHz Intel Atom dual-core processor and a Full HD Super IPS display. The device boasts a display brightness rating of 450 IPS which is excellent for outdoor activities under the bright sun. The dual microphones provide excellent echo cancellation and audio pickup to ensure clear and distinct voice class. There’s also the ASUS SonicMaster technology with dual front speakers and Maxx Audio Wizard to guarantee optimized high definition audio. However, there’s no price confirmation available at the moment.

ASUS Vivobook S551 Series

ASUS VivoBook S551 Ultrabook

The ASUS Vivobook S551 ultra-book offers most responsive and accurate touch input in its class. Powered with 4th generation Intel Core processors and NVIDIA GeForce GT740M graphic, the Vivobook S551 is great for productivity to multimedia gaming.  It has a stylish hairline-treated metallic design with ultra-thin dimensions, measuring just 22.5mm at its thickest point. The Vivobook S551 also boasts a 6-hour battery life per charge, which supports longer uninterrupted productivity.

The 15.6” display Vivobook S551 is priced at RM2,799 for the 750GB SATA HDD and RM3,499 for the 1TB SATA HDD with 24GB SSD model.

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ASUS MeMO Pad HD 7

ASUS MeMO Pad HD 7

ASUS MeMOPad HD 7 is a 7-inch quad-core tablet with high definition 1280 x 800 native resolution display. The MeMO Pad HD 7 also features high-quality stereo speakers with ASUS SonicMaster technology and has a 1.2-megapixel front-facing HD camera and a 5-megapixel back camera.

The ASUS MeMO Pad HD 7 comes in White, Dark Blue, Pink and Green colour option and is priced at RM649 – an excellent device for parents with kids.

ASUS PadFone Infinity

ASUS PadFone Infinity

The 3rd generation PadFone Infinity is truly one of a kind – a powerful 5-inch LTE smartphone with a 10.1-inch tablet dock.  PadFone Infinity features Android 4.1 with quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processors and boasts up to 19 hours of 3G talk time.

There’s no price confirmation at the moment but it won’t be long for them to do so.

New ASUS N550 Series

ASUS N550 Series Notebook

The all new N550 Series metallic-design notebooks are light and durable. The N550 Series are the first-ever to feature a quad-speaker array and SonicMaster Premium to deliver cinematic quality surround sound. The N Series notebooks now ship with 4th generation Intel Core processors for fast and smooth performance in all applications.

The 15.6” N Series is priced at RM 2,999 for the 750GB SATA HDD and RM3,699 for the 1TB SATA HDD model.

During the press event, we also found out that the much-awaited new Nexus 7 will soon be available in Malaysia. According to ASUS Malaysia, the device is scheduled to be in stock some time in mid-September.

Photo caption: ASUS Southeast Asia Regional Director for System Business Group, Mr Rex Lee (2nd from right) posing with models holding the new ASUS devices.

ASUS Launches Padfone 2 in Malaysia

ASUS Padfone 2 Launch

The arrival of the Padfone 2 marks yet another milestone for ASUS as the hybrid combination of an Android smartphone and a dockable tablet are truly one of a kind.

I’ve seen some pretty interesting gadgets in 2012 and the ASUS Padfone is definitely one of them. Although I’m still not very convinced of the idea of having two a smartphone and a ‘dummy’ tablet, which can only work when the smartphone is docked in, but according to ASUS, a huge percentage of Europeans and Asians find this concept acceptable.

Following the success of the original Padfone that was launched earlier this year, the latest Padfone 2 packs a bigger punch than its elder brother. The Padfone 2 is a fully featured 4.7-inch Android smartphone equipped with some of the latest and most advanced technology available on a smartphone to date.

If the Qualcomm 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4 quad-core processor and 2GB of RAM are not impressive enough, perhaps you may wanna take a look at its larger and improved 4.7-inch 720p Super IPS+ display. It uses the scratch-resistant Corning Fit Glass that delivers sharp, detailed images with accurate colours. In laymen’s term, this badass smartphone can take quite a good beating… and scratching… on the screen. It will also show you its true colour with its ultra-wide viewing angles and 550 nits brightness for stunning outdoor viewing. Nits? What’s that? Basically, the nit is a unit of visible-light intensity commonly used for most viewing display. The higher the number, the better it is.

The Padfone 2 comes equipped with a 13-megapixel camera on the back that can capture up to 100 continuous shots on burst mode. It records 1080p HD video at 30fps, or 720p HD video at 60 fps.

The Padfone 2 is also packed with a higher capacity battery. Its 2140 mAh Lithium battery boasts 16 hours 3G talk-time and 13 hours Wi-Fi web-surfing. While the Padfone 2 Station’s 5000 mAh Lithium battery extends 3G talk-time to 36 hours. The Padfone 2 Station’s internal battery has enough juice to recharge the docked Padfone 2 three times over which I find it pretty impressive.

The ASUS Padfone 2 is officially available in Malaysia from 13th December onwards and it is retailed at RM 2,799 (Padfone 2 + Padfone 2 Station) which I feel is a pretty steep price to pay for a smartphone with a very large battery bank with 10.1” display.

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PADFONE 2 SPECIFICATIONS

Networks WCDMA 900/2100MHz
EDGE/GPRS/GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHz
LTE 800/1800/2600MHz
HSPA+ (DL: 21Mbit/s, 42Mbit/s (optional) / UL: 5.76Mbit/s)
LTE (DL: 100Mbit/s / UL: 50Mbit/s)
OS Android Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0 (upgradeable to Jelly Bean 4.1) [Dec’ 2012]
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 (8064 + 9215m) quad-core Cortex A15 class
(1.5GHz) with Adreno 320 graphics
Storage/memory 32GB eMMC Flash / 2GB LPDDR2 RAM
Colour Black / White (Available in January 2013 onwards)
Connectivity 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi with Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth 4.0 & NFC (mobile payment
function is optional and by request only)
3.5mm audio jack, Micro SIM
ASUS 13-pin dock connector (supports Micro-USB 2.0 &Mobile High-Definition
Link for HDMI connection)
GPS A-GPS & GLONASS
Display 4.7“ (1280 x 720) / 312ppi
Super IPS+ (550 nits)
Scratch-resistant Corning® Fit Glass with HCLR Film (anti-fingerprint coating)
Main camera 13MP BSI Sensor Sony Camera, f/2.4 Aperture,
five-element lens, auto focus with LED flash
Front camera 1.2MP
Other G-sensor, proximity sensor, ambient light sensor, gyro sensor, e-compass
Battery 2140mAh Li-Polymer (non-removable)
Talk time Up to 16 hours with 3G
Standby time Up to 352 hours with 3G
Video Video Playback: MPEG4/H.264/H.263/WMV @ HD 1080p
Video Recording: MPEG4/H.263 @ HD 1080p / 60fps @ 720p
H.264 Video Decode @ 720p / Video Encode @1080p
  H.264 / Ogg / Theora / MPEG4 / WMV / 3GP
Picture JPEG / PNG / GIF / BMP
Audio MP3 / WMA / 3GP / AAC / AAC+
Dimension 137.9 x 69 x 9mm
Weight 135g

PADFONE 2 STATION SPECIFICATIONS

Colour Black / White
Display 10.1“ (1280 x 800, WXGA), 149ppi
IPS with capacitive multi-touch
Scratch-resistant Corning® Fit Glass with HCLR Film(anti-fingerprint
coating)
Camera 1MP front camera
13MP via PadFone 2 rear camera
Battery 19Wh (5000mAh)
Connectivity 3.5mm audio jack via PadFone 2
ASUS 13-pin dock connector (Micro-USB 2.0 Host)
External phone antenna Wi-Fi & BT, GSM, WCDMA, & LTE receiver diversity
Audio High-quality speaker with ASUS SonicMaster technology

ASUS Malaysia Unveils 16GB Google Nexus 7 for RM999

ASUS Malaysia announces the arrival of Google Nexus 7 in Malaysia at a media launch today. The world’s first 7-inch quad-core tablet makes its debut here in Malaysia months after it was announced at the Google I/O 2012 conference in San Francisco back in June.

The much awaited Nexus 7 boasts a NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core processor, which delivers a powerful and breezy experience, together with a 12-core GeForce GPU for maximum performance and efficiency.It  has a stunning 1280×800 high-performance display , which brings apps, games, books and movies to life. Nexus 7 is also powered by the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, the last version of the world’s most popular mobile platform to date.

Nexus 7 comes will all the top Google Apps – such as Gmail, Chrome, Google+ and YouTube – putting the best in consumers’ hands. However, consumers who are expecting to read some e-books will have to seek 3rd party apps for now.

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The 16GB model will be available in Malaysia and there is no plan from ASUS Malaysia to bring in the 8GB model as for now. For users who seek additional protection, Nexus 7 has an optional protective smart cover which won’t be available in Malaysia market as well.

The 16GB Google Nexus 7 will be selling at the price of RM999 in Malaysia and will be available in all major reseller outlets all over Malaysia from today onwards.

 

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