ASUS CES 2014 Press Event Live Blogby Anand Lal Shimpi on January 6, 2014 3:03 PM EST
03:39PM EST - Looks like we're done! Thanks for following!
03:38PM EST - ASUS appears to have signed an exclusive agreement with AT&T
03:37PM EST - NFC is also supported
03:37PM EST - Comes with the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon SoC (805?)
03:37PM EST - Padfone X is a 5" Full HD phone and a 9" Full HD tablet
03:36PM EST - Padfone X supports LTE with carrier aggregation and VoLTE
03:35PM EST - Padfone X coming on AT&T to the US
03:34PM EST - Jeff Bradley, Senior VP at AT&T
03:34PM EST - AT&T is taking the stage
03:34PM EST - "when will you bring the Padfone to the US?"
03:33PM EST - We've got more details on everything here: http://www.anandtech.com/show/7627/asus-at-ces-2014
03:32PM EST - ASUS really has a ton of native apps in its ZenUI suite
03:32PM EST - Broad compatibility with cloud services
03:30PM EST - Low light mode reduces resolution to increases brightness, sounds like some sort of pixel binning
03:30PM EST - Now looking at the camera UI
03:27PM EST - Color themes to match your phone's color
03:26PM EST - ZenUI - Android UI layer from ASUS?
03:26PM EST - Now he's comparing GPU performance to low end Qualcomm and MediaTek parts, those prices must be outright ownership not under contract
03:25PM EST - Yeah it's Atom Z2560 and Z2580
03:25PM EST - 4 thread chips, Hyper Threading is listed as supported - I'm guessing this isn't Silvermont based
03:24PM EST - Looks like all of the phones are Atom based
03:24PM EST - He's showing off WebXPRT and MobileXPRT results
03:24PM EST - "Next I want to talk about a very important subject: performance"
03:23PM EST - Padfone mini starts at $249
03:23PM EST - Padfone mini is up next
03:23PM EST - Not sure if these are assuming a 2-year agreement or not
03:23PM EST - Zenfone 6 starts at $199
03:22PM EST - 6-inch display, you can write on it with any pen or pencil apparently
03:22PM EST - PenTouch - input with "regular pens" 13MP f/2.0 camera
03:22PM EST - Zenfone 6, another Intel inside logo
03:22PM EST - I see an Intel inside logo on the Zenfone 5
03:21PM EST - Zenfone 5 starts at $149
03:21PM EST - 8MP camera with some form of image stabilization, not clear if it's EIS or OIS
03:21PM EST - GloveTouch, allows input with gloves on
03:20PM EST - Next is the Zenfone 5
03:20PM EST - Available starting at $99
03:20PM EST - Zenfone 4: 4-inch IPS display, 5MP camera, 5 vibrant colors
03:19PM EST - Complete lineup of Zenfones
03:19PM EST - Zenfone 4, Zenfone 5, Zenfone 6 and Padfone mini
03:19PM EST - Just showed a 4" phone mating to a 7" tablet display
03:18PM EST - Looks like multiple display sizes
03:18PM EST - Watching a video showing off whatever phone ASUS is about to announce
03:18PM EST - This is admittedly one of the smoothest running ASUS CES press conferences I've ever been to
03:17PM EST - Now we're on to phones
03:17PM EST - I'm sitting next to AnandTech alum Gary Key, he's awesome
03:17PM EST - Looks like it's not IPS though, apparently really good for a TN panel
03:16PM EST - Starting at $799
03:16PM EST - 120Hz+ refresh rate, 1ms response time, 6mm bezel
03:16PM EST - 27-inch 2560 x 1440 G-Sync display
03:15PM EST - "Say hello to our first ROG monitor"
03:15PM EST - "Do we have any gamer in the house?"
03:15PM EST - The TD300 looks a lot like a Zenbook with a detachable display
03:15PM EST - Looks like the CPU is contained within the display chassis (for obvious reasons)
03:14PM EST - Yeah it looks like a single CPU in the chassis, not sure why Bay Trail was pictured, supports up to a Core i7
03:13PM EST - Renee James, Intel's President, just took the stage
03:13PM EST - Not sure about the BayTrail comment earlier though, ASUS isn't saying anything about why BT was pictured
03:12PM EST - Starts at $599
03:12PM EST - Neither Android on top of Windows nor Windows on top of Android, no emulation going on here
03:11PM EST - Only takes 4 seconds to transition from Windows to Android or vice versa
03:11PM EST - When detached from the keyboard, it turns into a BayTrail device it seems
03:11PM EST - 4th gen Intel Core CPU
03:11PM EST - Jonney is always so gracious, he always thanks the audience whenever they take photos of him and his products
03:10PM EST - World's first and only 4-in-1: Android Laptop, Windows Laptop, Windows Tablet and Android Tablet
03:10PM EST - Transformer Book Duet TD300
03:10PM EST - ASUS is really big on this concept
03:09PM EST - Looks like a Transformer Book that runs both OSes
03:09PM EST - Watching a 2-in-1 switch between Windows 8.1 and Android
03:09PM EST - cue the video
03:08PM EST - "...that is also mobile and affordable"
03:08PM EST - "we know you want one device for everything from work to play"
03:08PM EST - Perfect combination of performance desktop, powerful notebook and a zero compromise tablet
03:08PM EST - Now talking about dual OS/dual CPU in the Transformer Book Trio
03:07PM EST - Now recapping the Transformer Book T100's success
03:07PM EST - Talking about the Transformer Pad
03:07PM EST - "we revived the PC industry with a game changer"
03:06PM EST - Here we go, Jonney Shih just took the stage!