Computex 2008Kash - June 17, 2008
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Asus - Part 1
The Asus booth was split into two, one focusing on the traditional Asus products such as motherboards, with the second booth focusing on the Eee brand.
First up is the traditional Asus booth.
The first thing I noticed when I walked in was the massive number of people. Then I saw the products. There were several laptops on display near the entrance.
Asus had a laptop with a 3D screen on display. As you can see, it was a little difficult to capture this feature in a picture. However, I can assure you, it truly was 3D, though admittedly a bit disorienting.
There was also a near identical laptop sitting to the right, but lacking the 3D screen.
Also on display was the Lamborghini model. This laptop has a 12.1" screen, a TPM chip, and a fingerprint scanner. The laptop boasts Centrino technology, with a Core2Duo T9300 processor, wireless N, GeForce 9300M, up to 4GB of DDR2 667MHz memory, 3G HSDPA support, and a built-in 0.3 megapixel camera.
Turns out Asus had some odd products on display as well. First up is the Eee Stick. The only description available for this was the tagline, "Easy to Learn, Work and Play." I couldn't tell you anymore about the product, except that it comes in more than one color and looks suspiciously similar to a Nintendo Wii nunchuck.
The next product on display was the Wireless Monitor. A 22" widescreen monitor, it supports a resolution of 1680x1050 and has a response time of 5ms. The description states that along with Wireless USB, it also supports a D-Sub connection, so you don't have to worry about the monitor not functioning without a Wireless USB equipped computer.
Going back to traditional Asus roots, I ran into the motherboard display. The first board showcased was the M3N-HT Deluxe, an AMD board featuring the nForce 780a chipset. Most notable about this board is the Mempipe cooler that claims to reduce RAM temperatures by up to 10 degrees Celcius.
The next board on display was the P5Q3 Deluxe, an Intel board with a P45 chipset featuring the Asus Express Gate SSD.
We can't have a booth without a wall of motherboards and video cards.
On the way out, I saw a new product line by Asus, the Vento power supplies. The models feature different fan sizes, from 120mm to 135mm to 140mm, along with the usual wide array of wattages.
Now on to the other Asus booth!