ASUS introduced a myriad of mobile and home computing devices and concepts specifically designed to provide users with a truly seamless computing experience. Products in the spotlight included the recently announced Eee PC™ Seashell Series, as well as several upcoming products, including the Eee Videophone Touch SV1T, and the EeeTop PC ET20/22.
The ‘Seamless Experience’ Concept: Communication without Boundaries
The ‘Seamless Experience’ concept is the result of the collated feedback, suggestions and recommendations of users around the world submitted via WePC.com, a joint initiative between ASUS and Intel®.
The ‘Seamless Experience’ concept is a revolutionary, advanced research initiative that leads the way forward in the new digital era. First, it introduces seamless communications between people and devices. For example, notebooks in close proximity could communicate with one another and files such as photographs can be automatically transferred from one notebook to another. Second, it combines information from several points of origin, or even from a piece of paper, and then transforms it into a digital file which can then be shared with friends and family on a large table interface. This provides users with seamless flexibility, in the knowledge that whatever format of data they bring to the table, it can be shared easily and intuitively.
Finally, a seamless data flow allows users to sync their PDAs, mobile phones, PCs and notebooks, so users can work on a file and its edits can then be synchronized throughout all the devices. It is also capable of analyzing data from non-digital formats, such as information scribbled on a piece of paper, and the computer is able to discern its handwriting and store it into the system for future use.
With the ‘Seamless Experience’ concept, ASUS is forging a way toward a future of truly effortless intuitive computing, communications and data sharing.
EeeTop PC ET20/22 Series: A Comprehensive All-in-one Multimedia PC
The upcoming EeeTop PC ET20/22 Series is an example of a device that provides a seamless lifestyle. As an all-in-one PC, it places a smorgasbord of rich multimedia and connectivity capabilities at the tip of the finger. Extremely intuitive and easy to use, the EeeTop PC ET20/22 Series boasts features such as EeeCam, which allows users to take pictures of themselves or conduct video conferencing with their family or friends. Eee Memo allows users to leave digital notes for their friends and family members via handwriting recognition or conventional keyboard input. It also allows users to email and print notes, as well as record voice and video messages. FotoFun allows users to create personal albums in minutes, simply by arranging and previewing their photographs in the folder. Blu-ray Disc playback capabilities, HDMI connectivity and S/PDIF connectivity round off a truly seamless and comprehensive PC—perfect for home use..
Eee Videophone Touch: Bridging Distances through Voice and Video at a Touch
The Eee Videophone Touch AiGuru SV1T was developed to provide users with the convenience of conducting video conferences without the hassle of complicated operating procedures. As a standalone communications device equipped with 7-inch touchscreen and an easy-to-use icon-based interface, it allows users to make unlimited Skype® video calls to other users through a built-in webcam, speaker and microphone.
Eee PC™ Seashell Series: Timelessly Elegant, Seamlessly Intuitive
The Eee PC™ Seashell Series is a range of beautifully crafted ultra-mobile Internet devices that draw their design cues from the equally beautiful seashell. Like the light sprinkling of fine sand on the exterior of a seashell, the lids are graced with tiny reflective specks which glisten in the light, adding the crowning touches to an already exquisite design
There are currently two models: the currently-shipping Eee PC™ 1008HA, which is equipped with a 10.1-inch display and an 18mm ultra-slim seamless design, and the upcoming Eee PC™ 1101HA, which features an 11.6-inch high definition widescreen LED-backlit display for multimedia enjoyment. These models come equipped with 160GB of hard disk storage, as well as an additional 10GB of online Eee Storage, exclusive to Eee PC™ users. The Eee PC™ Seashell 1101HA features 11 hours* of unplugged computing time, while the 1008HA runs for 6 hours* on a single charge.