ASUS VivoTab Smart LTE Now Available at IT Show at Marina Bay Sands

ASUS VivoTab Smart LTE Now Available at IT Show

Coupled with a slate of new Windows 8 and Android devices that offer uniquely intuitive experiences for everyone

 

Singapore (6 March, 2013) — ASUS will be rolling out a series of promotions for its customers at the IT Show, which will be held from 7 to 10 March 2013. Customers can expect to walk away with attractive prizes for every notebook or tablet purchased from ASUS or any ASUS authorised dealers and partners at IT Show 2013. More than 5,000 prizes worth up to S$150,000 will be up for grabs for ASUS notebooks and tablets at this IT Show.

 

ASUS VivoTab Smart LTE

Following the availability of ASUS VivoTab Smart WiFi model in January this year, ASUS will be releasing the LTE model of the Windows 8 detachable tablet at IT Show 2013. Offered in both black and white, the LTE model will be available from 7 March onwards at S$899. VivoTab Smart is perfect for work and display, at home or on-the-move. Thin and light with a High Definition (HD) IPS display, VivoTab Smart features an Intel® Atom™ dual-core processor for full compatibility with the new Windows 8 software, and an optional TranSleeve keyboard and cover that magnetically combines screen protection with a Bluetooth wireless keyboard for enhanced productivity.

 

Perfect for productivity, ideal for entertainment

Just 9.7mm thin and 580g light, VivoTab Smart has a 10.1-inch LED-backlit IPS display with a crisp 1366 x 768 HD resolution. IPS display technology delivers 178̊ wide viewing angles and ensures clear and bright images at every angle. In addition, the detachable tablet features multi-touch for fluid fingertip control and touch experience with Windows 8.

 

With its Intel® Atom™ Z2760 dual-core processor, VivoTab Smart delivers fast and responsive performance, while still providing up to 9.5 hours battery life on a single charge. With complete compatibility with Windows 8 Store and desktop apps, as well as plug and play support for a wide range of existing peripherals, VivoTab Smart enhances users’ productivity and entertainment experiences.

 

With 64GB onboard memory and 32GB of ASUS WebStorage free for 3 years, VivoTab Smart allows users to do much more on the Windows 8 device, redefining productivity on the tablet device.

 

VivoTab Smart features high quality front and rear cameras. The 8-megapixel rear camera with auto-focus, five-element lens and 1080p Full HD video recording captures precious moments with crystal clarity, while the front 2-megapixel camera is perfect for face-to-face video chat. VivoTab Smart also features renowned ASUS SonicMaster audio technology for incredible sound quality with all kinds of listening material from its built-in stereo speakers.

 

Coming with a range of optional accessories, including the TranSleeve Vivo cover and TranSleeve Bluetooth keyboard, VivoTab Smart expands its capabilities to deliver incredible productivity with Windows 8 for users on-the-go in multiple ways.

 

Additional Star Products to look out

VivoBook S400 Ultrabook™

Optimised for Windows 8, the 14-inch ASUS VivoBook S400 Ultrabook™ showcase an elegant, attractive and portable design. It integrates the ASUS SonicMaster audio and 2-second instant on which provides an enjoyable and intuitive notebook experiences for everyone. Powered by 3rd generation Intel® Core™ i5 processor, VivoBook S400 is packaged with outstanding aesthetics, true-to-life sound and instinctive touch for. With a hybrid storage of 500GB 5400rpm with 24GB of SSD, as well as a further 32GB of ASUS WebStorage cloud space free for three years, ASUS VivoBook S400 is ideal for usage on-the-go.

 

With a larger touchpad that incorporate the ASUS Smart Gesture technology, this encourages smooth haptic inputs on the Ultrabook™ that guarantees a more enhanced user experience. VivoBook S400 delivers lifelike experiences in every way. Featuring the exclusive ASUS SonicMaster technology, VivoBook S400 is able to generate powerful sound with wider range, deeper bass and clearer vocals than that offered by much bulkier standard notebooks.

 

VivoBook S400 will be available at S$1,098.

 

MeMO Pad™

Released not long ago, the new ASUS MeMO Pad™ is the latest 7-inch tablet addition to complete the ASUS Android tablet line-up. At S$249, the MeMO Pad is one of the most affordable 7-inch Android tablet in the market, bringing unlimited possibilities to everyone at an irresistible price tag.

 

Designed as a tablet for people on-the-go, MeMO Pad is also available in three vibrant colours – Sugar White, Titanium Gray and Cherry Pink, which caters to each different personality. It provides up to 8GB of internal storage, which can be supplemented upto 32GB via the microSD card slot. MeMO Pad operates with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean for a smooth and fluid user experience, and features a 10-point multi-touch LED-backlit display with 1024 x 600 resolution and 140̊ wide viewing angle. MeMO Pad also features the ASUS SonicMaster and MaxxAudio for high-quality audio experience.

 

MeMO Pad™ Smart

Newly introduced into the MeMO Pad family and making its debut in IT Show 2013, the S$499 10-inch MeMO Pad™ Smart brings unstoppable fun with quad-core NVIDIA® Tegra® 3 processor, which gives you the best possible gaming experience at quad-core speed and immersive graphics performance. Furthermore, with a vibrant, 1280 x 800 high-resolution display, MeMO Pad Smart brings your apps, games, books and movies to life in stunning clarity. Powered by Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, user experience with MeMO Pad Smart is faster and more intuitive than ever. Apart from 16GB of internal storage, MeMO Pad Smart comes with an additional 5GB of ASUS WebStorage for life and another micro SD slot that allows users to enjoy unlimited productivity and endless expansion.

 

Available in 3 different colours – Midnight Blue, Fuchsia Pink and Crystal White, MeMO Pad Smart features beautiful concentric pattern finish with stunning and stylish colours which cater to different types of personalities. MeMO Pad also features the ASUS SonicMaster and MaxxAudio for high-quality audio experience.

 

The all-new MeMO Pad Smart will be exclusive at all Harvey Norman stores only.

 

PadFone 2

Since the debut of PadFone in February last year, it has bagged two prestigious awards – Golden Award for Computex Best Choice in Smart Handheld Devices Innovation and Winner of CES Best of Innovations in Wireless Handset Category in 2012, which reinforces ASUS’ visionary approach in bringing quality innovation and design into users’ lives. Continuing the success of the first-to-market 2-in-1 innovation, PadFone 2, the recipient of the coveted CES Innovations Award 2013, has received immense responses and rave reviews from the market since its launch in November last year. With the new PadFone 2, ASUS has clinched yet another milestone in its achievements by presenting a quad-core smartphone and a completely redesigned tablet with leading specifications in the smartphone industry.

 

PadFone 2 comes with a 1.5GHz Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ S4 Pro quad-core processor with 2GB of RAM, which ensures incredible PadFone 2 performance in both smartphone and tablet modes. Furthermore, weighing at just 649g, the combined weight of both PadFone 2 and PadFone 2 Station is lighter than most tablets in the market. The dock mechanism has also been redesigned to require only one swift step to use, with instant transition between the phone and tablet. With a 13-megapixel high-performance camera, PadFone 2 is capable of capturing incredibly detailed images with no shutter lag. Burst mode can capture up to 100 shots at a blisteringly quick six shots per second, while simultaneously recording 1080p HD video at 30fps, or 720p HD video at 60fps. Furthermore, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean is now available on PadFone 2, which offers users a smoother, faster and more fluid experience.

 

Available in black and white colours, as well as in 2 different storages, PadFone 2 is a smart solution for work and entertainment, anywhere and everywhere.

Recommended Retail   Price (RRP) in ASUS authorised stores 32GB 64GB
PadFone   2 + PadFone 2 Station S$1,099 S$1,239
PadFone   2 S$848 S$988
PadFone   2 Station S$328 S$328

 

ASUS Booths

All ASUS products can be purchased at Level 1, Booths 1205 and 1317. MeMO Pad Smart can be purchased only at Harvey Norman at Booth 1405.

 

Promotion Activities

Between 7 and 10 March 2013, customers are entitled to a scratch card for every purchase of any notebook or tablet at ASUS’ authorised dealers and telco partners during IT Show 2013. Scratch a card and get a chance to walk away with attractive prizes such as award-winning ASUS ZENBOOK and Nexus 7, ASUS VivoBook, ASUS MeMO Pad and more. More than 5,000 prizes worth up to S$150,000 are up for grabs. This promotion does not extend to PadFone 2 and Eee PC. While stocks last.

 

MeMO Pad™ Promotion

Between 7 and 10 March 2013, for every purchase of MeMO Pad™ at S$249 from any ASUS’ authorised dealers during IT Show 2013 will be entitled to a free Sandisk 16GB Micro SD card. While stocks last.

 

MeMO Pad Smart™ Promotion

Between 7 and 10 March 2013, for every purchase of MeMO Pad™ Smart at S$499 from Harvey Norman during IT Show 2013 will be entitled to a free 16GB Micro SD card. While stocks last.

 

PadFone 2 Promotion

Between 7 and 10 March 2013, for every purchase of PadFone 2 at both StarHub and ASUS authorised dealers during IT Show 2013, customers will be entitled to a free PadFone 2 Side Flip Cover (worth S$68). This promotion is not in conjunction with other promotions. While stocks last.

 

Nexus 7 Promotion

Between 7 and 10 March 2013, customers can purchase the award-winning Nexus 7 at S$469 (Usual RRP: S$499). While stocks last.

 

IT Show Booth

ASUS will be located at booths 1205 and 1317 during IT Show 2013. Redemption of freebies will only be done at booth 1205.

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About ASUS

ASUS is a worldwide top-three consumer notebook vendor and maker of the world’s best-selling, most award-winning, motherboards. A leading enterprise in the new digital era, ASUS designs and manufactures products that perfectly meet the needs of today’s digital home and office, with a broad portfolio that includes motherboards, graphics cards, optical drives, displays, desktop and all-in-one PCs, notebooks, netbooks, servers, multimedia devices, wireless solutions, networking devices, tablets and smartphones. Driven by innovation and committed to quality, ASUS won 4,168 awards in 2012 and is widely credited with revolutionising the PC industry with its Eee PC™. ASUS has more than 12,500 employees around the globe with a world-class R&D team of 3,800 engineers. Company revenue for 2011 was approximately US$11.9 billion.


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SPECIFICATIONS

ASUS VivoTab Smart

 

Operating     System

Windows 8

CPU /     Modem

Intel®     Atom™ Z2760 @ 1.8GHz

Dual-core     processor with Intel® Burst Technology and Intel®     Hyper-Threading Technology

Intel     Graphics Media Accelerator @ 533MHz

Size     / Weight

265.5     x 171 x 9.7mm / 580g

Memory     / Storage

RAM:     onboard 2GB LPDDR2

Storage:     64GB EMMC, and 32GB of ASUS WebStorage free for 3 years

Connectivity     / Network

802.11     b/g/n Wi-Fi

Bluetooth     4.0 (with EDR and A2DP)

4G     Connectivity (only for LTE model)

Display

10.1” IPS Panel (1366 x 768) with 178°     viewing angle, LED backlight

Scratch-resistant Cover Glass

Capacitive 5-point multi-touch

Camera

Rear: 8MP auto-focus with LED flash

Front: 2MP with LED indicator

1080p HD video recording

Interface

2-in-1     audio jack (headphone/mic)

1x     Micro HDMI

1x MicroSD     card reader (SDXC)

1x     MicroUSB

Battery

Tablet     only: 25Wh Li-polymer for up to 9.5 hours use

GPS

Built-in

Sensor

G-Sensor,     ambient light sensor, gyroscope, e-compass, NFC

 

 

VivoBook S400 Ultrabook™

Model

VivoBook   S400 Ultrabook

Processor

Intel®   Core™ i5

Operating System

Windows   8

Display

14″   16:9 HD (1366 x 768) LED backlit

Graphics

Integrated

Memory

1600MHz   DDR3 up to 8GB (onboard 4GB + 1 DIMM)

Hard drive

500GB   5400rpm + 24GB SSD (cache)

Optical drive

N/A

Dimensions

33.9cm   x 23.9cm x 2.1cm

Weight

1.80kg   (with 44W/h polymer battery)

 

PadFone 2

Networks

WCDMA   900/2100MHz

EDGE/GPRS/GSM   850/900/1800/1900MHz

LTE   800/1800/2600MHz

HSPA+   (DL: 42Mbit/s, 21Mbit/s, / UL: 5.76Mbit/s)

LTE (DL:   100Mbit/s / UL: 50Mbit/s)

Operating system

Android   4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (upgradeable to   Jelly Bean now)

Processor

Qualcomm®   Snapdragon™ S4 Pro Krait (Cortex-A15 class) quad-core (1.5 GHz) with Adreno   320 Graphics

Storage / memory

32GB / 64GB   eMMC Flash / 2GB LPDDR2 RAM / ASUS WebStorage 50GB (2 years)

Colour

Black /   White

Connectivity

802.11a/b/g/n   Wi-Fi with Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth 4.0 & NFC

3.5mm   audio jack, Micro SIM

ASUS   13-pin dock connector (supports Micro-USB 2.0 & Mobile High-Definition   Link for HDMI connection)

GPS

A-GPS   & GLONASS

Display

4.7”   (1280 x 720, 312ppi), Super IPS+ (550 nits)

Scratch-resistant   Corning® Fit Glass with anti-fingerprint coating

Main camera

13MP BSI   Sensor Sony Camera, f/2.4 Aperture, five-element lens, auto focus with LED   flash

Front camera

1.2MP

Other

G-sensor,   proximity sensor, ambient light sensor, gyro sensor, e-compass

Battery

2140mAh   Li-Polymer (non-removable)

3G Talking time

16 hours

3G Standby time

336   hours

Video

Video   Playback: MPEG4/H.263/H.264 @ HD 1080p

Video   Recording: MPEG4/H.263/H.264 @ HD 1080p

Audio

WMA /   MP3 / 3GP / AAC / AAC+

Size & weight

137.9 x   68.9 x 9mm / 135g

 

PadFone 2 Station

Colour

Black /   White

Display

10.1”   (1280 x 800, 149ppi) IPS with capacitive multi-touch

Scratch-resistant   Corning® Fit Glass with anti-fingerprint coating

Camera

1MP   front camera

13MP via PadFone 2 rear camera

Battery

19Wh   (5000mAh)

Connectivity

3.5mm   audio jack via PadFone 2

ASUS 13-pin dock connector (Micro-USB 2.0 Host)

External phone antenna

Wi-Fi   & BT, GSM, WCDMA, & LTE receiver diversity

Audio

High-quality   speaker with ASUS SonicMaster technology

Size & weight

263 x   180.8 x 10.4mm / 514g