Wednesday, January 07, 2009

New Series Of Netbook from Asus

Year 2008 was of great success and rapid growth for Asus. This year Consumer Electronic Show was started by Asus with a pre-show briefing which displayed touchscreen, netbooks, notebooks and many other digital home devices.

Today Asus has best variants of netbooks and notebooks. It has approx 10 netbooks primarily the EeePC family. It is expected that the company will very soon be adding a glamorous, 12-inch netbook called the S121 and a touch-equipped convertible tablet, called the EeePC T91 Touch Screen to its listing. EeePC T91 is its first netbook having tablet capabilities. Also it has the capability to operate images. It is also having touch capabilities and weight about 2lbs. Since the EeePC T91 is having built-in GPS and features both a TV tuner and FM transmitter, it can manipulate maps too. It is about 1-inch in thickness. Asus is keeping an eye on the convertible netbook which will be floated by Gigabyte for quite some time now.

Asus has selected to use 8.9 inch widescreen display inspite of the most frequently used 10-inches one. Asus will use SSD and spinning hard drive so as to get storage capability of 52GB. Also it offers various colors and runs the Windows XP Home package having 1 GB memory and Intel Atom platform. It is also supposed to support Windows 7.

These new generation netbooks is a multi-touch network and is a superset of the original tablet PC. Some indefinite plans are there to add the utility for other operating systems like Linux.

For the time being S121 is a more luxurious netbook and due to its this feature it doesn't carry the EeePC moniker. It is having thickness of 0.75-inch and the weight is 2.6 pounds along with 12-inch widescreen. The screen is having the resolution of 1,280*800 and is backed by LED. It is having twin batteries which provide life of 10 hours and has 128GB SATA solid-state drive. The only netbook trait that the S121 really has is that it runs the Intel Atom platform. It is expected that its cost will be in the range of $1,649 and will be inaugurated in the end of this month. Additions such as the leather palm rests, the edge-to-edge glass, and Swarovski crystals on the hinge are Asus engineering at its best. It is also predicted that it will be having touch based offerings which will hit the shelves in three to six month.

Asus has given the demo of N20 touch screen and M50 notebooks. N20 is expected to have company's AI Touch Media software so as to allow navigation in media by touching only.M50 has 4.3- inch widescreen display below the keyboard. Its keyboard has many widgets like calendar, text messaging, or e-mail. These widgets on keyboard help in easy access to key applications without wasting power. With sharing of notebook's main memory, it is possible to launch a movie in the small screen and project in the larger one. Also the users don't have to wait for the booting of the main computer to view the smaller screen.

Two more thing about Eee keyboard which improve the digital home experience are that :

-> It is the first wireless media center which is enabled by ultra wideband HDMI and though it looks like keyboard but in fact its a computer.
-> Also the "keyboard" connects to any existing displays like monitors, HDTVs, or projectors, and weighs less than 2lbs. So it turns the TV into a large display so as to display photos or a fully functional PC.

According to Asus the M50 notebook is two separate notebooks in one chassis.

Temporarily Eee Top is a touch-screen interface planned for connecting family members throughout the home. Not only this, it will also allow to write digital post-it notes with stylus but also will add in the enhanced Opera browser with touch capabilities. The longest tenured models, the elegant Lamborghini media center is also being brought up-to-date by Asus. The Lamborghini VX5 features a new 16-inch design and a quad core processor. Its 16-inch widescreen is consistent to the 16-by-9 form factors of the HP HDX16t, the Acer Aspire 8930G-6723, and the Sony VAIO VGN-FW198UH on dubbing. It has the resolution of 1080p, or 1,920 x 1,080. VX5 keeps hold of ancestor VX3 as it has leather stitching on the palm rests, signature Lamborghini logo, and carbon fiber black finish features inherited. Inspite of these it has the characteristics to include an illuminated keyboard, WiMax onboard, and ExpressGate – a Linux environment that boots in about 8 seconds. VX5 has capability to combine the top-of- the-line Intel Core2 Duo. Also VX5 will be having the option for TV tuner and latest discrete GPU.

Asus is also proposing a mobile quad-core processor, Dual SATA hard drives for capacity of up to 1 Terabyte.