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 Dell.com 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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