ASUS Announces Availability of ZenFone 2 in North America
May 18 15
ASUS introduced ZenFone 2 and the latest ZenBook models to the United States and Canada at the Incredible Comes to New York press event. ZenFone 2 is the ASUS smartphone designed to be an empowering luxury for everyone to enjoy. A marvel of craftsmanship and engineering, ZenFone 2 features a 13 MP camera with ASUS-exclusive PixelMaster camera technology, the brand-new ZenUI user interface, Dual-SIM, Dual-Active (DSDA) capability, and incredible performance that delivers a premium smartphone experience to users. ZenFone 2 is coming to market in the United States unlocked and contract-free, giving users freedom to enjoy the smartphone on the service provider of their choice. ZenFone 2 is the new smartphone in the hugely-successful ASUS ZenFone family, featuring an all-new design, 13MP PixelMaster camera, and uncompromising performance delivered by a 64-bit Intel Atom Z3580 ('Moorefield') processor with up to 4GB RAM. An Intel LTE-Advanced modem provides ultra-fast and reliable 4G/LTE connectivity. Building on the success of ZenFone and leveraging a quarter-century of engineering accomplishments, the highly-anticipated ZenFone 2 provides a wealth of exciting new features and a refined ASUS ZenUI experience to deliver a new level of empowering luxury for everyone. ZenFone 2 has a gorgeous, all-new design that employs iconic Zen design elements, such as a sleek, brushed-metal finish and concentric-circle detailing, and introduces new refinements, including a graceful curved case that tapers to an incredibly-thin 0.15 inch at the edges. The exclusive Ergonomic Arc design provides a comfortable, secure grip, and features an intuitively-placed volume-control key on the rear of the phone within easy reach of the user's index finger. The 5.5-inch Full HD IPS screen has a large 72% screen-to-body ratio that provides a maximized viewing experience, while reducing ZenFone 2's overall size. ZenFone 2's 13MP PixelMaster camera with its f/2.0 wide-aperture lens lets users quickly and easily capture beautiful, high-resolution photos with zero shutter-lag. Camera features, including Low Light mode, Backlight (Super HDR) mode, and Super Resolution mode, ensure incredible photos even in dimly lit situations. ZenBook UX305 has a subtle and refined new shape that incorporates the DNA of the classic ZenBook. It features an elegantly-tapered design with smooth, comfortable edges and diamond-cut highlights that subtly emphasize the sleekness of the 0.48inch-thin case - and it weighs just 2.64lbs. The UX305 is available in crystal white, champagne gold and obsidian stone black. ZenBook UX305 is powered by an Intel Core M processor, a remarkably power-efficient processor designed for ultra slim devices that effortlessly delivers smooth performance. In combination with up to 8GB of RAM and an ultra-fast up to 512GB SSD, UX305 delivers impressive all-round performance for daily computing. A stunning ultraportable needs a display that's out of the ordinary, so ZenBook UX305 is fitted with an ultra-sharp 13.3-inch in-plane switching (IPS) multi-touch display with an up to QHD+ resolution of 3200 x 1800 pixels and wide viewing angles. This display has five times (5X) the resolution of a standard HD display, and features an amazing pixel density of 276PPI for crisp, vivid and lifelike images and video. With 300cd/m2 brightness, a contrast ratio of 770:1 and an ergonomic anti-glare coating, blacks are deep, whites are stunningly pure, and the wide color gamut (72% NTSC) ensures accurate colors. ZenBook UX305 is also equipped with three SuperSpeed USB 3.0 ports for data transfers that are up to ten times (10X) faster than USB 2.0. One of the USB ports supports ASUS Charger+ technology for rapid recharging of mobile devices. A USB-to-Ethernet adapter is bundled with UX305, along with a mini DisplayPort-to-VGA adapter - enabling easy connection to an external monitor. At the heart of ZenBook Pro UX501 is the ultra-powerful quad-core Intel Core i7-4720HQ processor, providing effortless performance for any task. With a massive 16GB of RAM, multitasking is super-smooth and there's plenty of processing horsepower in reserve for even the most intensive number-crunching tasks. ZenBook Pro UX501 also features the amazing new NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M graphics-processing unit (GPU) for gaming-grade graphics performance. With up to 4GB of fast GDDR5 video memory, users enjoy silky-smooth 4K/UHD video playback, effortless 3D rendering, and immersive gaming with ultra-high frame rates. ASUS ZenFone 2 will be available in red, black, gray and silver from May 19, 2015, costing $199 for the 2GB RAM/1.8GHz version with 16GB storage and an Intel Atom Z3560 processor, or $299 for the 4GB RAM/2.3GHz version with 64GB storage, an Intel Atom Z3580 processor and a BoostMaster charger.
ASUSTeK Computer, Inc. Reports Earnings Results for the First Quarter Ended March 31, 2015; Provides Earnings Guidance for the Third Quarter of 2015
May 12 15
ASUSTeK Computer, Inc. reported earnings results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2015. The net revenue was TWD 102.2 billion, operating income was TWD 4.8 billion, pretax income was TWD 4.8 billion. Net income was TWD 3.7 billion. EPS, in the first quarter, was TWD 4.96 per share.
The company expect to have a double-digit growth quarter-over-quarter in the third quarter, may be 10% to 20%.
ASUSTeK Computer, Inc. to Open its First-Ever Store in Central [ph] Campus
May 12 15
ASUSTeK Computer, Inc. to open first-ever store, this week. It's at Central [ph] campus. It's first experience store and store.