03:10AM EDT - That's a wrap! Some hands on time.

03:10AM EDT - That's a lot of announcements from Jonney. As usual!

03:09AM EDT - Zenbo opened up to developers

03:08AM EDT - Didn't say release date for anything so far this show

03:07AM EDT - Talking partnership between Intel and Asus

03:07AM EDT - Navin Shenoy on stage

03:06AM EDT - Zenbo following Jonney off stage

03:06AM EDT - CVP Client Computing Intel on stage

03:05AM EDT - It's hard to believe this isn't fixed preprogrammed commands

03:04AM EDT - Taking photos

03:03AM EDT - Every command starts with 'hey zenbo'

03:03AM EDT - Responding to general knowledge questions

03:03AM EDT - Singing and dancing

03:02AM EDT - Voice is slower than in the video, supposedly responding to Jonney's commands

03:02AM EDT - It's rolling around the stage

03:01AM EDT - Is any one else finding this surreal?

03:00AM EDT - So it's a real thing

03:00AM EDT - Coming out on stage?

03:00AM EDT - $599...

02:58AM EDT - Go find a zenbo video on YouTube when they post this. Seriously.

02:56AM EDT - Wrist watch activated voice?

02:55AM EDT - This video is odd

02:54AM EDT - That's a joke... :D

02:54AM EDT - So Snapdragon 930, 60GB RAM and $499?

02:53AM EDT - Doing cgi for the face. This is aspirational

02:53AM EDT - Video now, it has a high pitched voice

02:52AM EDT - But a bit creepier? This is what happens with anthropomorphic digital helpers

02:52AM EDT - It sounds like Amazon echo

02:51AM EDT - Hands-free household helper

02:51AM EDT - Educational playmate for kids, story teller, tutor

02:50AM EDT - Helps Seniors connect to a digital life, entertainment provider, personal assistant

02:50AM EDT - 'Your smart little companion'

02:50AM EDT - ASUS Zenbo

02:49AM EDT - 'Our vision to enable robotic computing in every household'

02:48AM EDT - I'm at 3% battery, may switch to the smartphone. Should be one more product

02:47AM EDT - Zenfone 3 Ultra (4GB / 64GB): $479

02:47AM EDT - Zenfone3 base model, 3GB/32GB: $249

02:46AM EDT - ZF3 Deluxe (high-end model): 6GB/64GB at $499

02:45AM EDT - Pricing now I think

02:45AM EDT - 4600 mAh battery

02:44AM EDT - Supports 24-bit 96 kHz audio

02:44AM EDT - Dual Five-Magnet Stereo speakers

02:43AM EDT - HiRes AUdio, NXP Smart Amp

02:43AM EDT - Image interpolation for smooth motion

02:42AM EDT - 4K DisplayPort over Type-C

02:42AM EDT - 95% NTSC, Tru2Life (Pixelworks latest gen)

02:42AM EDT - no antenna lines again

02:42AM EDT - Front fingerprint sensor

02:41AM EDT - Zenfone 3 Ultra, 6.8-inch FHD with DTS

02:41AM EDT - Jonney on stage for two more

02:40AM EDT - Snapdragon 652, 14nm, 8xA53

02:39AM EDT - Lockscreen can add widgets, and add effects

02:38AM EDT - IMX298 16MP

02:37AM EDT - 500 nits

02:36AM EDT - Now Zenfone 3

02:35AM EDT - Quick Charge 60% in 39 mins, USB 3.0 Type-C

02:34AM EDT - ASUS Optiflex to load apps quicker

02:34AM EDT - Snapdragon 820, 6GB RAM, 128GB UFS 2.0

02:32AM EDT - Color-correction sensor

02:32AM EDT - Superresolution: 92 MP mode

02:31AM EDT - 4 axis OIS, 3 axis EIS

02:30AM EDT - Three-way auto focus: PDAF, Laser and Tracking

02:29AM EDT - Deep Trenched pixels

02:29AM EDT - PixelMaster 3.0 for the camera. IMX318 23MP

02:28AM EDT - 1.3mm bezel, over 100% NTSC, 5.7-inch AMOLED

02:28AM EDT - 'Handmade finish in mass production'

02:27AM EDT - Tao, One and Chi editions in the Artisan Series

02:27AM EDT - 4.2mm thin edge, curve at the rear

02:26AM EDT - There's a hole in the top instead

02:26AM EDT - Pure Metal technology, no antenna lines

02:25AM EDT - Zenfone 3 Deluxe

02:24AM EDT - Jen Chuang, Director of ASUS Design Center

02:24AM EDT - Zenfone 3

02:24AM EDT - 30 million Zenfone users in two years

02:22AM EDT - Zenfones now

02:21AM EDT - $799 is 256GB SSD and keyboard cover

02:21AM EDT - Transformer 3 Pro at from $999, Transformer 3 from $799

02:19AM EDT - Glass touchpad

02:19AM EDT - 1.4mm travel distance

02:19AM EDT - If it's 7th Gen, then Kaby Lake. If there's a release date...

02:18AM EDT - 512GB SSD, TB3

02:18AM EDT - Intel Core 7th Gen?

02:17AM EDT - Windows Hello fingerprint access

02:17AM EDT - harmon/kardon audio again

02:17AM EDT - Tru2Life Video, which is most likely the Pixelworks chip

02:16AM EDT - 450 nits

02:16AM EDT - 121% RGB

02:16AM EDT - 275PPI

02:16AM EDT - 80% screen to body

02:16AM EDT - 2880x1920 display, 12.6-inch

02:15AM EDT - 6.9mm

02:15AM EDT - Zen inspired metal finish

02:15AM EDT - 2-in-1

02:15AM EDT - ASUS Transformer 3: Mobile PC redefined

02:14AM EDT - ROG XG Station 2

02:13AM EDT - Supports External Graphics up to GTX 1080

02:13AM EDT - ASUS Pen with 1024 pressure levels

02:13AM EDT - A dock with VGA, RJ45 and 3-in-1 card reader

02:12AM EDT - Has USB-C 3.1, USB 3.0 Type-A and HDMI

02:11AM EDT - 16GB 2133 MHz, 1TB PCIe 3.0 x4 SSD, TB3 port

02:11AM EDT - Core i7, 15W again. Maybe in cTDP down?

02:11AM EDT - audio by harmon/kardon

02:11AM EDT - 121% RGB

02:10AM EDT - Adjustable Kickstand, 0.1mm smaller than SP4

02:10AM EDT - Looks like a surface anyway, they're comparing it to the Surface Pro 4

02:10AM EDT - It's a Surface

02:09AM EDT - Now the ASUS Transformer 3 Pro

02:09AM EDT - Someone on twitter is saying fingerprint login on keyboard

02:09AM EDT - i5 version with 4GB DRAM, 256GB SSD: $999

02:08AM EDT - 512GB version: $1499

02:08AM EDT - $1999 USD

02:07AM EDT - Royal Blue, Rose Gold, Quartz Grey

02:07AM EDT - 0.8mm keyboard travel, twice travel distance of macbook

02:06AM EDT - 40 Wh, 9hr battery, 60$ in 49 mins

02:06AM EDT - Corning Gorilla Glass 4

02:05AM EDT - XPS 13/15 like

02:05AM EDT - 82% screen to body ratio

02:05AM EDT - LPDDR3-2133 because Skylake-U

02:05AM EDT - So SM951?

02:05AM EDT - 1709 MB/s PCIe SSD peak read

02:04AM EDT - USB Type-C

02:04AM EDT - Core i7 15W, 1TB PCIe 3.0 x4, 16GB LPDDR3-2133

02:04AM EDT - Alu alloy

02:03AM EDT - more powerful than MBA

02:03AM EDT - 910g

02:03AM EDT - The keyboard kind of looked Macbook like

02:03AM EDT - 11.9mm thick at the widest point

02:03AM EDT - Metal unibody

02:03AM EDT - 'World's most prestigious laptop, crafted to perfection'

02:02AM EDT - Black and gold

02:02AM EDT - Zenbook 3

02:02AM EDT - 'Begin with an evolution to perfection'

02:02AM EDT - 'Dreams and proactive computing'

02:02AM EDT - 'We are at the crossroads of evolution and revolution'

02:01AM EDT - He's very enthusiastic

02:01AM EDT - Jonney Shih to the stage

02:01AM EDT - It's starting with a commentator

02:01AM EDT - I suspect there will be a new laptop or two, and new tablets, maybe even a monitor judging by the fact that they were a number of older bits outside the seating area

01:59AM EDT - ASUS has said in a previous conference call that the new Zenfone should be at Computex

01:58AM EDT - A couple of minutes to show time

01:55AM EDT - Plenty of people, easily double the seats available

01:49AM EDT - Show starts on the hour, and we're expecting a lively demonstration from ASUS Chairman Jonney Shih

01:49AM EDT - Another hour, another Computex Press Event! Billy and I are here, and we're expecting a lot of new Zen devices.

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  • hans_ober - Monday, May 30, 2016 - link

    He needs to cool down a bit, and stop screaming. Too much drama! Reply
  • revanchrist - Monday, May 30, 2016 - link

    Not interested in Zenbook and Transformer 3, but Zenfone 3 looks cool. And with Asus ditching Intel SoC in their new Zenfone lineup, i guess Intel handphone SoCs are officially and practically dead. Reply
  • revanchrist - Monday, May 30, 2016 - link

    Oops. I simply want to post a comment, accidentally post as a reply to yours. Sorry. Reply
  • Impulses - Monday, May 30, 2016 - link

    Weren't they dead already by Intel's own admission? Though Fossil and Moto's watch still use Intel SoC IIRC, current models too, and possibly upcoming ones for Fossil and their other brands. Hopefully that doesn't mean bad news for Wear updates... Reply
  • hans_ober - Monday, May 30, 2016 - link

    I think Moto has switched to the S410 for the 2nd gen watch. Reply
  • Impulses - Monday, May 30, 2016 - link

    You're right, for some reason I thought they went from TI OMAP to Intel, but they went to a Qualcomm like everybody else. So is Fossil the only Wear OEM using Intel? Reply
  • evilpaul666 - Monday, May 30, 2016 - link

    Hoping to see a new smartphone announced. Though they have a bad history with getting software updates out. Reply
  • jjj - Monday, May 30, 2016 - link

    5.7 inch 1080p AMOLED utterly ruins that phone, assuming PenTile. Reply
  • jjj - Monday, May 30, 2016 - link

    The bigger the device, the bigger the pain with a home button, yet they go that way with the biggest device..

    Notable that they are in clone mode this year, not even trying to do significantly better.
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  • jjj - Monday, May 30, 2016 - link

    and terrible prices for the phones Reply

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