Computex 2014 | ASUS announces a trio of Transformers and the Zenbook NX500
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ASUS today kicked off their Computex 2014 event with a bang, announcing three new Transformer devices and the new Zenbook NX500. The devices run the gamut from Ultrabook to hybrid/convertible and offer something for almost everybody's needs.
For starters, the Transformer Book Flip will be coming in the end of June and features a 360 degree swivel. The laptop/tablet hybrid runs Windows 8.1 and weighs as low as 1.75kg, with display sizes of 13.3" (TP300), 14" (TP450) and 15.6" (TP500/TP550). The Flip will also feature Core i3, i5 or i7 CPUs depending on the model, with GPUs options including an Intel HD 4400, an NVIDIA GeForce 820M and a GeForce 840M on the TP500/550.
Next in line from ASUS is the Transformer Book V, which features five separate modes true to its name. The Book V can be used as a laptop or tablet with Windows or Android in addition to holstering a 5", LTE Android smartphone. The laptop itself comes in at 12.5" with a full-HD IPS display and up to 1TB of storage for Windows 8.1 and up to 128GB of storage for Android KitKat. Switching also occurs with the simple click of a button, allowing a seamless transition with up to 10 hours of battery life.
Rounding out the line of Transformer products, the new Transformer Book T300 Chi is a notebook that detaches to create the world's "thinnest" 12.5-inch tablet. Powered by an unspecified low-power Intel CPU (probably the 14nm Broadwell), the Book T300 comes with no fans and an IPS display with a resolution of 2560x1440 pixels.
Finally, ASUS rolled out their latest Zenbook Ultrabook, the 15.6" NX500. The NX500's claim to fame is easily its 4K display, which features a resolution of 3840x2160 pixels. The high-resolution graphics are also handled by up to a Core i7 CPU and up to an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 850M GPU, to go along with SATA RAID 0 or PCIe x4 SSD storage. The laptop's specs match up with what had been rumored back in March, and the premium unibody aluminum frame is rounded off by Bang & Olufsen speakers.
Sadly, ASUS has done little to clear up the pricing and availability information for their new products, though those details should be released soon enough. In the meantime, be sure to check out our gallery below as we managed to get a closer look at ASUS's latest gadgets.