ASUS Unveils the Premium Latest 3rd Generation Mobile Computing Products at Zenvolution in Singapore

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KEY POINTS  

  • ZenBook 3: Ultra light 910g Ultrabook with an ultra-thin 11.9mm profile made from premium aerospace-grade all-aluminum unibody construction with the latest high-performance 7th generation Intel® Core™ i7 processors, 16GB RAM, up to 512GB PCIE SSD and revolutionary cooling system
  • Transformer 3 Pro: World’s first and only 2-in-1 detachable notebook with 7th generation Intel® Core™i5/i7 processors that can function as a competent tablet, laptop, music station or even a high performance gaming PC with an optional ROG XG Station 2 that acts as an external discrete graphics card
  • ZenWatch 3: Stylish and customisable wearable device powered by Android Wear with exclusive HyperCharge technology
  • ZenPad 3: : Elegantly simple with a thickness of only 7.57mm and classy looking with its luxurious leather rear panel with 2K high-resolution touchscreen and Qualcomm® hexa-core processor

 

ASUS today unveiled a premium range of new third generation products at its ASUS Zenvolution launch event at Suntec City today. Encompassing the power of 3, the “3” series is a concept born from the ASUS trinity of power, design and transformation. With 3 corners and 3 sides, the triangle is the best shape to portray ASUS’ latest products with its versatility. With an incredible line up of the ZenBook 3, a sleek and lightweight Ultrabook with a premium aluminum design, along with the Transformer 3 Pro, the world’s most versatile 2-in-1 notebook that features an unrivalled combination of mobility, convenience, and expandability, and last but not least, also unveiled at the launch event is the ZenWatch 3, the latest third generation smartwatch with a circular watch face.

 

Some of the keynote speakers at the launch event included ASUS’ long-term partners like Intel and Microsoft. Karen Chow, Regional Account Manager for ASUS at Intel Asia Pacific, said of the long-term collaboration of innovation between ASUS and Intel, “For nearly thirty years, Intel and ASUS have been collaborating to bring incredibly innovative PCs and devices to market. We are excited to continue that collaboration on the new ZenBook and Transformer 3 family, which includes models powered by our latest 7th Gen Intel® Core™ processor. Built for the immersive internet, our latest processor sets a high bar for rich experiences, incredible performance and responsiveness, and true ultra HD 4K entertainment in stunning new devices for use at home, in the office, and on the go. We look forward to working closely with ASUS on bringing more PC innovation to the market”.

 

Arthur Huang, Director of Consumer Channel Group Lead for Microsoft Singapore said, “ASUS and Microsoft have been collaborating to bring some of the most innovative Windows PCs and devices to market. We are excited to continue this collaboration pursuing our passion for the upcoming revolutionary products for our customers.”

 

Experience the “3” Series at Zenvolution

Experience the power of the latest ASUS “3” series that combines power, design and transformation. The triangle portrays the “3” series with 3 corners and 3 sides, illustrating versatility and how the “3” series could cater to people from all walks of life. Neurologically speaking, three represents the union of one and two, and how ASUS has combined the strengths of its first and second generation to derive the third. This concept results in the conceptualisation of Singapore’s first human size kaleidoscope which marries all 3 messages of design, performance and transformation in one space. Furthermore, there are a total of 3 experiential zones that focus on delivering the messages of design, performance and transformation, allowing users to experience and understand the main key features of the 3 series products. Featuring gaming-grade performance is a VR gaming room that allows users to try out the latest games on the high performing Transformer 3 Pro, as well as the one and only sound proof room to experience the high quality audio sounds from the ZenBook 3. Also available are the accessories to be paired with the Transformer 3 Pro together with raw materials that were used to manufacture the products.

 

ZenBook 3: The World’s Most Prestigious Laptop with Unprecedented Performance

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Featuring the latest 7th generation Intel® Core™ i7 and i5 processors, the ultra-thin and ultra-light ZenBook 3 is a masterpiece of design and craftsmanship that weighs just 910g. Its razor-thin 11.9mm profile makes the ZenBook 3 the slimmest and most stylish Ultrabook in the brand’s illustrious five-year history, while also being one of the most powerful in its class. The signature tapered edges and spun-metal finishing on the lid are enhanced by unique new elements such as the golden ASUS lid badge and gold edge highlights, designed to give discerning on-the-go users everything they need in a compact and luxurious device.

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The ZenBook 3 is designed to deliver unprecedented performance featuring a 16GB of high-speed 2133MHz LPDDR3 RAM, and a 512GB PCIe® 3.0 x4 solid-state disk (SSD), making it one of the largest capacity SSDs available that is three times (3X) faster than SATA-based SSDs. In addition, the ZenBook 3 features a reversible USB Type-C (USB-C) port for connectivity in any direction that supports display output, power delivery as well as high-speed data transfers. Furthermore, the ZenBook 3 has a unibody design crafted entirely from aerospace-grade 6013 aluminum alloy, making it 50% stronger than the standard alloy used in laptops, allowing it to be thinner and lighter than ever with no reduction in durability.

 

Considerable engineering challenges had to be overcome to fit these high-performance components into the ultra-thin chassis, including the development of a revolutionary cooling system that is a mere 3mm thin. This cooling system incorporates a fan with liquid-crystal-polymer blades that are only 0.3mm thick and heat pipes with walls a mere 0.1mm thick. During high performance, warm air is expelled through discreet hidden vents in the hinge for efficient, quiet cooling even under full load.

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The ZenBook 3 has a crisp and detailed 12.5-inch Full HD (1920 by 1080) display, with an edge-to-edge covering of tough Corning® Gorilla® Glass 4. It is framed by an ultra-slim bezel that is just 7.6mm wide, giving it a class-leading 82% screen-to-body ratio for a distraction-free viewing experience. Adding immersive entertainment capabilities to the ZenBook 3 is the stunning ASUS SonicMaster premium quad-speaker surround-sound audio system, which was designed in cooperation with the renowned audio specialists Harman Kardon. The four powerful speakers are driven by a four-channel smart amplifier that intelligently maximises volume levels without the risk of distortion or voice-coil damage, and the bass drivers use a special five-magnet design for low-distortion bass response. The result is sound that is unlike anything ever heard from a laptop, with deep, rich bass and crystal-clear vocals, even at high volume levels.

 

Transformer 3 Pro: Powerful, Thin and Versatile

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Designed as a high performing 2-in-1 PC, the Transformer 3 Pro is constructed from premium-grade metal and features a detachable Transformer Cover Keyboard. With a thickness of only 8.35mm, the Transformer 3 Pro is the world’s thinnest device to feature the latest powerful Intel® “U-series” performance mobile processor. It features a stepless hinge with a 155-degree angle of movement, allowing it to be tilted up to 170 degrees for comfortable viewing or screen typing.

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The gorgeous 12.6-inch touchscreen of the Transformer 3 Pro has a high 3K (2880 x 1920) resolution, which is one of the highest for displays of its size, and gives it a high pixel density of 275ppi. This high resolution allows for more detail to be shown onscreen, and is ideal for viewing high resolution content like digital photos or 4K movies.

In spite of its slim body profile, the Transformer 3 Pro boasts a comprehensive set of powerful supporting features and connector ports. Apart from its Intel® Core™ i5/i7 processors, other high performance parts include 16GB of high speed 2133Mhz RAM, a 512GB PCIe x4 Gen 3 SSD that is three times faster than conventional SATA SSDs, a full sized HDMI port that allows it to connect conveniently to external display devices without needing adapters, a MicroSD card reader, and a 10Gbps USB 3.1 Type-C port with 40Gbps Thunderbolt 3 support. The USB Type-C port’s Thunderbolt 3 support allows the Transformer 3 Pro to connect to compatible external devices requiring extremely high bandwidth, especially the ROG XG Station 2. The USB Type-C Thunderbolt 3 interface allows for high volumes of virtually instantaneous data traffic flow between the two devices, so the Transformer 3 Pro can harness the power of the ROG XG Station 2’s high-end desktop grade graphics card to render graphics in real time for payback to its own display, or an external one.

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The Transformer 3 Pro is fitted with dual front-facing speakers featuring “smart amplifier” technology that boosts loudness by 350% compared to speakers of similar size and power. The speakers are also tuned by audio experts, Harman/Kardon for optimal performance. The detachable Transformer Cover Keyboard of the Transformer 3 Pro has keys that are backlit for typing in dark environments, with a 1.4mm travel distance which is longer than that of other slim mobile keyboards.

 

In terms of interface, the Transformer 3 Pro has both rear and front cameras. It has a 13 megapixel rear camera, as well as a front camera that supports Windows 10’s “Hello” facial recognition login. This front camera also has infrared capabilities for users to log in whilst in dark environments.

 

ZenWatch 3: Timeless Design

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The ZenWatch 3 follows the tradition of fine watchmaking with its luxurious, detail-focused design and construction from premium materials. The round face design is available for the first time on an ASUS wearable device and is crafted from high quality 316L stainless steel. This premium-quality, cold-forged steel is 82% stronger than conventional steel to ensure that ZenWatch 3 can easily withstand the rigors of daily wear. It has a 1.39-inch AMOLED display with 400 x 400 resolution and 286ppi pixel density for pin-sharp details that make each watch face look its best. The display is covered with gently curved 2.5D Corning® Gorilla® Glass that facilitates smooth swiping gestures and provide tough protection against scratches and damages. The ZenWatch 3 comes with a strap made from stitched Italian leather, each of which is available in dark brown or beige colours.

 

The ZenWatch 3 is powered by the latest Qualcomm® Snapdragon Wear 2100 (APQ 8009W) processor that is specially designed for wearable devices. It consumes 25% less energy than the previous generation of ZenWatch 2 consumes, giving ZenWatch 3 dramatically improved battery life of up to two days. It also features exclusive HyperCharge technology that provides industry-leading charge times with just 15 minutes to reach a 60% charge plus a convenient magnetic charging connector that snaps into place automatically.

 

Additionally, the ZenWatch 3 comes with more than 50 customisable watch faces that can be changed using the ZenWatch Manager smartphone app, letting wearers easily customise their watch to fit any style, mood, or occasion. For an even more personal ZenWatch 3 experience, wearers can create their own unique watch faces with the FaceDesigner smartphone app. The functions of the top crown button on the watch case can be customised, giving wearers instant access to their favorite or most-used features they prefer.

 

The ZenWatch 3 is a full-featured activity tracker that helps wearers stay motivated and improve their fitness. The all-new ZenFit app automatically counts wearers’ steps throughout the day with industry-leading 95 percent accuracy, and it also provides reminders to move after periods of inactivity. Additionally, the ZenFit app tracks a range of activities, i.e., walking, running, push-ups, sit-ups, and it works together with the companion smartphone app to provide helpful and easy-to-understand summaries and graphs for a complete picture of each physical activity. With the IP67 water resistance feature, it makes the ZenWatch 3 impervious to sweat and inclement weather, so it can be worn during the most vigorous workouts.

 

ZenPad 3 8.0: Powerful Entertainment Experience

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The ZenPad 3 8.0 was styled to look sophisticated and luxurious. Apart from its compact dimensions, it has a body thickness of a mere 7.57mm and weighs only 320 grams, making it easy to be held up for reading over prolonged periods. Furthermore, its display is surrounded by a lightweight, rounded frame with brushed metal finishing. This frame is made up of high tech “NCVM” technology, so the ZenPad 3 8.0 gets the light weight of the polycarbonate, with the attractive finishing of metal. A classy-looking leather-patterned rear panel completes the construction of the ZenPad 3 8.0.

 

The ZenPad 3 8.0 houses a stunning 8-inch touchscreen display with a sharp 2K (2048 x 1536) resolution, making it ideal for viewing high-resolution digital photos and HD movies. Further enhancing its video playback quality, the ZenPad 3 8.0 features exclusive ASUS Tru2Life+ video-enhancement technology that increases the sharpness and contrast of videos.

Powering the ZenPad 3 8.0 is a set of powerful components that includes a Hexa-core Qualcomm® Snapdragon 650 processor supported by up to a generous 4GB of RAM. For storage, the tablet has up to 32GB of onboard eMMC memory and a micro SD Card reader that can support micro SD Cards up to 128GB in capacity. Completing its multimedia features are the front-facing 2MP camera and 8MP rear camera.

 

Matching ZenPad 3 8.0‘s superb display is its incredible audio capability. For external audio, the tablet features a pair of front facing speakers that not only transmits sound better and louder, they are ideal for the delivery of left and right channel audio when the tablet is used in portrait orientation when watching movies. For audio transmitted through headphones, the ZenPad 3 8.0 supports DTS Headphone:X virtual 7.1-channel virtual surround-sound technology that automatically optimises and tunes attached headphones to simulate the immersive effect of a 7.1-channel surround-sound home theatre system.

 

 

Other Products Available

 

ROG G31 Desktop

ROG G31 Edition 10 is a special ROG 10th-anniversary gaming desktop PC featuring a compact, 20-litre chassis, one-click CPU overclocking, and 2-way SLI NVIDIA GeForce® GTX 1080TM GPU for the ultimate 4K UHD gaming experience. It has a futuristic design with Mayan-inspired markings and ROG-exclusive 3D vapour-chamber thermal technology with dual hidden-airflow channels that helps to keep the system cool and quiet. A dedicated ESS® audio DAC and amplifier headphone jack delivers Hi-Fi-grade audio to a gaming headset.

 

Vivo AIO V221ID

The Vivo AIO combines the display, processor, graphics, storage and memory all in a sleek and clean design. The AIO features an ultra-slim 10-point multi-touch display and an elegantly-sculpted metallic stand. Additionally, an innovative design with dual front speakers with Smart Amp technology for 300% louder volumes, it looks supremely stylish and chic, but blends into any home or office space with ease.

 

 

Price and Availability

The ZenBook 3 will be available at $1,998 onwards from 22 October 2016 onwards at all ASUS

Brand Stores and authorised retailers.

The Transformer 3 Pro will be available from $1,898 onwards from 22 October 2016 at all ASUS

Brand Stores and authorised retailers.

The ZenWatch 3 will be available in November at $369 at all ASUS Brand Stores and authorised retailers.

The ZenPad 3 is available now at $499 at all ASUS Brand Stores and authorised retailers.

 

Roadshow Details

 

Head on down to the ASUS Zenvolution Roadshow from 14 to 16 October 2016 to experience the “3” series products at the different experiential zones and stand to win attractive prizes worth up to $5,000. In addition, cash vouchers[1] will be given away for the purchase of Transformer 3 Pro and ZenBook 3 products during the roadshow.

Specifications

ZenBook 3

Model UX390UA-GS041T UX390UA-GS048T
SRP $1,998 $2,598
OS Windows 10 (64bit) Windows 10 (64bit)
LCD 12.5-inch FHD 1920×1080 12.5-inch FHD 1920×1080
CPU Intel® Core™ i5-7200UProcessor, 2.5GHz (3M Cache, up to 3.1GHz) Intel® Core™ i7-7500U Processor, 2.7GHz (4M Cache, up to 3.5GHz
Memory DDR3 1600 8G on board DDR3 1600 16G on board
HDD SATA3 512G M.2 SSD PCIEG3x4 512G M.2 SSD
VGA Intel HD Graphics 620 Intel HD Graphics 620
WL & LAN 802.11ac
10/100 Mbps
802.11ac
10/100 Mbps
Bluetooth 4.0 (Dual band) 4.0 (Dual band)
OS Windows 10 (64bit) Windows 10 (64bit)
USB 1x USB3.1-Type C(Gen1) 1x USB3.1-Type C(Gen1)
Audio 1x Headphone-out & Audio-in Combo Jack 1x Headphone-out & Audio-in Combo Jack
Weight 0.91 KG (with 6 cell battery) 0.91 KG (with 6 cell battery)
Dimension 29.6(W) x 19.1(D) x 1.20 ~ 1.20 (H) cm 29.6(W) x 19.1(D) x 1.20 ~ 1.20 (H) cm
Warranty 2 Years International 2 Years International


Transformer 3 Pro

Model T303UA-GN045T T303UA-GN032R
SRP $1,898 $2,598
Operating System Windows 10  (64bit)
LCD 12.6″ LED Back-lit
WQHD+(2880*1620)16:9 (touch)
CPU

 

Intel® Core™ i5-6200U Processor, 2.3GHz (3M Cache, up to 2.8GHz) Intel® Core™ i7-6500U Processor, 2.5GHz (4M Cache, up to 3.1GHz)
Graphics Integrated Intel HD Graphics 520
Memory  8G DDR3L 16G DDR3L
Storage 256SSD PCIEG3x4 512G M.2 SSD
WL & LAN

 

802.11ac

Bluetooth 4.0 (Dual band)

Connectivity 1 x Combo audio jack

1 x USB 3.1 Type-C port with Thunderbolt 3 support

1 x full sized HDMI port

1 x USB Type-A port

Camera 2 MP (Front)
13 MP (Rear)
Audio Stereo 2 W Speakers
Battery 39 Whrs Lithium-polymer
AC adapter Output: 20 V DC, 2.25 A, 45 W

Input: 100 -240 V AC, 50/60 Hz universal

Dimensions 29.8(W) x 20.8(D) x 0.83 ~ 0.83 (H) cm
Weight 0.65 KG (Without Battery)
0.80 KG (with 2 cell battery)
Warranty 2 Year International

 

 

ZenWatch 3

 

SRP $369
Processor Hexa-Core Qualcomm® Processor APQ8009
Operating system Android Wear
Memory 512MB RAM LDDR3
Storage 4GB eMMC Flash
Display 1.39in AMOLED

400 x 400

286ppi

Touch: 2-finger

Communication Bluetooth® 4.1

Wi-Fi

Watch crystal 2.5D curved Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3
Sensors 6-axis (G+A), ambient light sensor
Battery 340mAh with quick-charge (15 mins for 60% battery)

Battery life: 1–2 days

Battery pack: 200mA (optional)

Charging Magnetic charging cable
Water resistance IP67
Colour Silver
Strap Rubber or leather
Size Diameter: ≦ 45mm

Height: 9.95-10.75mm

 

ZenPad 3 8.0

 

SRP $499
OS Android 6.0 Marshmallow with ZenUI 3.0
Display 8-inch LED Backlight IPS panel; 2048×1536 (QXGA)

10-point multi-touch support;

ASUS TruVivid panel-construction technology

ASUS Tru2Life+ video-enhancement technology

CPU Qualcomm Snapdragon 650, Dual A72 1.8GHz + Quad A53 1.4GHz
Memory 4GB
Storage 32GB eMMC

5GB Life+time ASUS WebStorage space; with additional 11GB for first year

Graphics Andreno  510
Connectivity WLAN 802.11ac/a/b/g/n, dual band 2.4GHz/5GHz

Bluetooth V 4.1 (EDR + A2DP)

Miracast support

Cameras 2MP front camera (720p video recording)

8MP rear camera (1080p video recording)

Audio Dual front stereo speakers

DTS Headphone:X  7.1 support

Interface 1 ×USB-C

1 × 2-in-1 Audio Jack (Headphone / mic-in)

1 × Micro SD Card Reader, up to 128GB (SDXC)

Sensors G-Sensor/ E-compass / Gyroscope / Ambient Light Sensor / Hall Sensor / Proximity Sensor
Battery 18Wh 4650mAh Li-polymer
Navigation GPS & GLONASS
Colour Black
Dimensions 136.4 x 205.4 x 7.57 mm
Weight 320g


ROG G31

Processor Intel® Core™ i7-7700K Processor
Operating System Windows 10 Home (64-bit)
Memory 32GB DDR4 RAM (up to 64GB)
Graphics Card Discrete Graphics GTX 1070 (up to GTX 1080 SLI)
Storage 256GS SSD
ODD DVD-RW/ Blu-Ray Disc Combo/ USB 3.0/ Microphone Port/ Headphone Port/ 7.1 Channel Audio with SPDIF/ USB 3.1 Type-A/ USB 3.1 Type-C (Quick Charge 3A/5V)/ USB 3.0 + PS2/ USB 3.0 + RJ45 LAN
Power Supply 750W

 

 

Processor Intel® Core™ i3/i5 Processor
Operating System Windows 10 Home (64-bit)
Memory 4GB/ 8GB DDR3 RAM
Graphics Card Intel HD Graphics
Storage 1TB SATA HDD
ODD USB 3.0 USB 2.0/ Microphone Port / Headphone Port/ Card Reader/ HDMI Out/ Power Input/ LAN/ Kensington Lock Slot
Power Supply 90W
Processor Intel® Core™ i3/i5 Processor
Operating System Windows 10 Home (64-bit)
Memory 4GB/ 8GB DDR3 RAM
Graphics Card Intel HD Graphics
Storage 1TB SATA HDD
ODD USB 3.0 USB 2.0/ Microphone Port / Headphone Port/ Card Reader/ HDMI Out/ Power Input/ LAN/ Kensington Lock Slot
Power Supply 90W


[1]
Cash vouchers can only be used for purchase of the Transformer 3 Pro and ZenBook 3 from 22 October 2016 onwards.

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