Asus and Windows 8 present the new tablet, notebook and All-In-One

Behind the launch of Windows 8, Asus presents its lineup of products ready for the new operating system. There’s something for all tastes, as we have seen in the past months – in fact there are some devices that we do not hesitate to define as really weird. None of the things that Asus has confirmed are a real surprise, especially in the field of tablets and hybrids. On the other hand, the offer of the house Taiwanese is so large and complex that you need some clarity.

Windows 8 on Asus ET 2300

Windows 8 on Asus ET 2300

Let’s start with the Windows Live Tab RT hybrid tablet, which in the past has made us raise an eyebrow to the rather high price. As we approach the official launch, unfortunately, I have to confirm that the cheapest version of Live Tab RT starts at $ 599 in the 32GB version, but if nothing else, the keyboard dock will already be part of the offer. Hundred dollars more will give us 64GB of storage space, double. For this device already exists an offer of Vodafone, although nothing has been made precise yet.

Windows Live Tab RT hybrid tablet

Windows Live Tab RT hybrid tablet

Much more “sensible” to price is the Vivo Book, the more traditional laptop (as with touch) and x86 (Intel Core, Pentium or Celeron), and “free” big question mark represented by the ARM version of Windows. Asus has announced version 11.6 “and 14”, respectively, $ 499 and $ 599. A quick online tour is in pre-order the Asus S200 VivoBook Intel i3 Core i3, 4GB RAM, 320GB HDD and display 11.6 “€ 499 on Asustore. Another well-known webshop, Xpansys, the parallel version sells U.S. VivoBook Asus X202 for € 499.99. It is quite the same, but with a 500GB HDD. There are no news for the big brother 14”, which in Europe will be called VivoBook Asus S400.

Asus Vivo Book

Asus Vivo Book

Asus has nevertheless presented its unique Taichi 21, equipped with the Dual Screen 11.5″ 1080p, 4GB RAM, i5 or i7 processor and 128GB or 256GB of SSD space. If you feel you have to discover what to do, then you’ll have no problem spending the $ 1299/1599 that Asus asks you for. Still no news on its availability in Europe, unfortunately.

Asus Taichi

Asus Taichi

Returning to a more normal PC, it is imperative to mention the Zenbook UX31A Touchscreen, considered the most “fashionable” of the popular Asus ultrabook. The prices were not reported but the range starts at € 999 and comes up to about € 1400, so expect something.

Asus Zenbook

Asus Zenbook

Last but not least, Asus has also introduced an All in One, which unfortunately is not particularly miraculous but has good features in a category usually little piercing: the ET2300 comes with the Core i7 has a GPU Nvidia GT 630M, Thunderbolt (finally!), 8GB of RAM, and a lot of storage space. The screen is a touch screen 23″ 1080p.

Asus All in One

Asus All in One

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