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Asus launches laptops to start Computex 2017

There's also a phone, an AIO and no robots

  • It’s Computex time again and while the show doesn’t officially start until tomorrow, Asus wanted to get in early. Asus at Computex is normally a big deal as the company hasn’t been afraid to deluge us with completely mad creations and innovations. Last year it was a robot. This year it was… laptops. There were some interesting innovations, hidden away but mostly it was just laptops. We were told by CEO Jonny Shih that we’d see some ‘disruptive innovation’ but this seemed to be a reference to the conference registration system which required you to download a QR Reader app to get the link to download the Asus registration app which needed to be registered, so you queued up to register for the app before logging into the app to say you’d registered before taking another QR code up to another registration desk so they could scan your QR code and give you a pass to get in even though nobody was checking for passes /rant. If anyone ever plans on having an event… don’t do this.

    Anyhow…

    What we got was a new, super-thin convertible, two stylish new Zenbooks and two high-spec-super-cheap aluminium laptops. On top of that were some products that will unlikely appear in Australia including a phone that was compatible with Google Daydream VR, an All-in-one PC and a mini PC. Here are the pics and specs…

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