Design, performance, transformation redefined.
01. POWER AND PERFORMANCE IN A SVELTE MACHINE
The ASUS Transformer 3 Pro has a stunning blend of performance and design, wrapped in a highly portable device. For something so slim, you can get pretty impressive specs, with either an Intel Core i5 or i7 processor, up to 16GB of RAM and up to a PCIe 3.0 SSD with 512GB of storage.
It comes in gold and grey colors with a slim 8.35mm profile, but the Transformer 3 Pro doesn’t skim on ports. It has a USB-C Thunderbolt 3 port, a full-sized HDMI port and a USB 3.0 connector. What’s exciting about the Transformer 3 Pro is that, thanks to the Thunderbolt 3 port, it can dock with the ROG XG Station 2*, an external graphics enclosure that can install up to the latest 10-series graphics card to give the PC a big boost in gaming performance.
ASUS Transformer 3 Pro From $1,898
02. CUTTING-EDGE SMARTS WITH TRADITIONAL CRAFT
We’ve been waiting for a smartwatch that doesn’t look like a tech experiment for a long time, and it looks like the ZenWatch 3 might be it. ASUS says that the ZenWatch follows in the traditional watchmaking craft, which might explain its attractive design and use of materials.
ASUS’ first circular smartwatch is fashioned from jewelry-grade 316L stainless steel with a diamond-cut bezel, and comes in rose gold, gunmetal and silver finishes. This premium cold-forged steel is 82 percent stronger than conventional steel, and together with IP67 water resistance, makes the ZenWatch durable for everyday wear, even in bad weather. Pair the ZenWatch 3 with either a luxurious Italian leather strap or a high-quality rubber strap, for a suitable look for the occasion.
ASUS ZenWatch 3 $369, available from mid-November, 2016
03. LUXURIOUS POWER IN THE HANDS
The ASUS ZenPad 3 8.0 is a fashion-inspired slate, and it shows. The forged aluminum body weighs just 320g, and comes with a gorgeous leather-patterned rear cover that’s a luxury to hold and behold.
But the ZenPad 3 8.0 doesn’t just dress well, it also works out. Underneath the chassis is a powerful hexa-core processor, with 4GB of RAM and an Adreno 510 GPU, with enough thrust to blast through tasks and games with ease. The 2K display with True2Life+ technology deliver sharp visuals with rich contrasts, and ASUS SonicMaster expertise deliver bright sound through its dual front speakers for aural delight. For maximum pleasure, plug in your headphones to experience immersive, 7.1-channel surround sound.
ASUS ZenPad 3 8.0 $499