New Windows 8.1 devices unveiled at Computex in Taipei

Karen McCandless
Karen McCandless
By Karen McCandless on 03 June 2014
New Windows 8.1 devices unveiled at Computex in Taipei

Microsoft’s OEM partners – including ASUS, Dell and HP – have launched new Windows 8.1 devices at the Computex in Taipei trade show.

ASUS’s new Windows 8.1 devices includes a Zenbook, a 2-in-1 PC and an All-in-One PC.

The ASUS Transformer Book Flip is a new 2-in-1 PC that ‘flips’ the display up to 360 degrees from the fully-closed position with a hinge.

There is also an automatic keyboard and touchpad lock that gets activated with the Transformer Book Flip is used in non-laptop modes.

It will be available in 13.3 inches, 14.0 inches and 15.6 inches by the end of June and will have a Full HD 1920x1080 touchscreen display and come with 2GB of video memory.

The Zenbook NX500 is the first ASUS laptop with a 4K/UHD display with VisualMaster technology.

It also has a 15.6-inch 3840x2160 resolution IPS display and 2GB of GDDR5 video memory.

Both of the above products will be powered by Intel Core processors (up to Core i7 quad-core processor).

ASUS has also introduced the Portable AiO All-in-One PC with a 19.5-inch HD IPS 10-point touchscreen display.

It measures 12.3mm at its thinnest point, weighs 3.2kg, has a foldaway handle and features a pull-out kickstand.

It is powered by up to a 4th generation Intel Core processor and a NVIDIA GeForce 820M GPU.

Dell announced two new 2-in-1 Inspiron PCs that feature a 360-degree rotation between laptop, easel, tent and tablet modes.

The Inspiron 11 3000 Series 2-in-1 has an 11-inch, 10-finger capacitive touch edge-to-edge display with wide viewing angles. It has 500GB of storage, eight hours of battery life and is powered with up to an Intel Pentium quad-core processor.

It will be available on 19 June on starting at US$449.99.

The Inspiron 13 7000 Series 2-in-1 has a 13.3-inch 10-finger capacitive touchscreen display with up to Full HD resolution.

It is powered by 4th generation Intel Core processors, has a backlit keyboard, and a built-in passive stylus.

The Inspiron 13 7000 Series 2-in-1 will be available in starting in September.

Dell also announced a new entry-level Inspiron All-in-One PC – the Inspiron 20 3000 Series.

According to the company, it has a radically thin and lightweight design with an adjustable A-frame stand for multiple viewing options.

It has a 19.5-inch HD display, comes powered with up to Intel Pentium quad core processors and is currently is available now in select countries starting at US$349.99 with US release set for 1 July.

HP also announced at Computex that it is to release three new 2-in-1 devices – HP ENVY x360, HP Pavilion x360 and HP Split x2 – this summer.

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