ICYMI: ASUS ZenFone 3, Zenbook 3 and Transformer Series is Now in PH!

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

After the grand entry of ASUS in the Philippine market few years back, here they are again being on top of the game as they launched ASUS ZenFone 3 in Sofitel days ago. Wanna know my firsthand thoughts after I got the techy news, never have I felt so kilig re techy stuff on a long time until this day! <3


Before the media was invited to Sofitel Grand Tent for the launch, we were first invited to eat lunch at the Luzon Ballroom. As we were all gathered in the exquisite ballroom, the media got a firsthand look at the new ASUS ROG G752VS aka the world's first laptop with NVIDIA GTX 1070.



Being the latest addition to the ROG series, the ASUS ROG G752VS is housed in NVIDIA's latest Pascal GPUs with 8GB DDR5 together with an Intel Core i7-6820HK Skylake Processor, 64GB DDR4 Ram at 2400MHz and 512GB NVMe PCIe SSD with 1TB 7200RPM HDD.

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Gamers get to enjoy the 17.3″1080 HD Display with G-Sync support along with its silver and red chassis. While this laptop is expected to be launched by 4th quarter this year, the price hasn't been officially announced yet.

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Upon proceeding to the Grand Tent, so many things have been unearthed for everyone. Fans were also invited to witness the Zenvolution up close and personal! First off, Zenny was introduced as ASUS' official mascot. First impression? She looks like a Pokemon, right? :)

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The latest ASUS Zenfone 3 ambassadors were also introduced as well! My idol Wedding photographer and Storyteller Jason Magbanua, Artist Gab Valenciano and Cosplayer / Gamer Alodia Gosiengfiao wowed the audience with how ASUS Zenfone 3 fits their lifestyle.
 

Price: Php 44,995 (S221 / 6G / 256 G) 
Php 34,995 (S280 / 6G / 64G)
According to Jason Magbanua, he finds the top-of-the-range ASUS Zenfone 3 Deluxe super premium, the kind of phone he wants to be seen with by a client. This phone comes with an invisible antenna design that combines premium aesthetics with exceptional performance. 

Like him, I also ship this smartphone because of its classy metal body with a great performance because of its Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 821 processor, the world's first smartphone to use such. 
And not only that, I'm also captured by its 23MP PixelMaster Camera perfect for taking blog photos when I don't feel like bringing my dslr outside! :p
 
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Gab Valenciano's take on his Zenfone 3 Ultra is that when it comes to multitasking, it does its job perfectly. This smartphone is perfect for multimedia lovers first because it features TV-grade image processing with a 6.8-inch Full HD (1920 x 1080) display to deliver an incredible viewing experience. 



Price: Php 30,000 (4G / 64G)

Alodia shares during the launch that she recently brought with her the new Zenfone 3 to Japan and that she used this phone to play Pokemon Go. To her surprise, she didn't even touched her Powerbank because the Zenfone 3's battery life remained at bay. 

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Price: Zenfone 3 5.5 - Php 18,995 
Zenfone 3 5.2 - Php 16,995
The ZenFone 3 is beautifully-designed all-round smartphone with scratch-resistant Corning® Gorilla® Glass with 2.5D contoured edges. It's simple design also compliments its colors in Shimmer Gold, Sapphire Black and Moonlight White.

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This smartphone also has PC-grade graphics and up to 4GB RAM that together deliver outstanding mobile performance with improved efficiency and battery life. Quoting Alodia, "How can something so beautiful, also be so powerful?" Take it from ASUS, ladies and gents!

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Price: 8,995 (16 G Internal / 2 GB RAM)

Afraid of losing your phone battery charge? Worry no more because ZenFone 3 Max features a large capacity 4100mAh battery that gives users up to 30 days of standby time. 

Wonder what the 4100mAh battery can do for you? It can give you up to 20 hours of 3G talk time, 18 hours of web browsing with Wi-Fi turned on, 87 hours of music playback, and up to 15 hours of video playback. Social media enthusiasts will surely eye for this one. ;)

Take note, this smartphone can double as a power bank to charge other devices!

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Along with the smartphones mentioned above are the latest ZenBook and Transformer series that excite me the most! <3
My heart almost skipped a beat when I had my hands on the ZenBook 3. Joining the portable laptop bandwagon, this laptop is a premium, prestigious laptop with unprecedented performance, featuring an ultra-thin 11.9mm profile and an Intel® Core™ i7 processor.

This laptop weighs less than 1 kg and is 11.9 millimeters thick making it 9% thinner than the MacBook and 30% thinner than the MacBook Air. I can imagine how productive can I get with this laptop around the metro. <3



Colors available: Royal Blue, Rose Gold and Quartz Grey

To achieve its amazing lightness without compromising strength, ZenBook 3 is crafted from aerospace-grade aluminum alloy, a premium material that is 50% stronger than the standard alloy used in laptops.

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Work and play is now made even better with the latest ASUS Transformer 3 pro. This 2-in-1 PC features Precision-crafted from aluminum, is only 8.35mm thin, yet has incredible structural strength and rigidity. 

The Transformer 3 Pro is powered by an Intel Core i7 processor and has up to a 1TB PCIe x4 ultra-fast SSD and 16GB of high-speed 2133MHz RAM for the ultimate performance. Its versatile, reversible USB-C connector supports USB 3.1 Gen 2 devices at speeds up to 10Gbps, and also incorporates Thunderbolt™ 3 for unbelievably fast 40Gbps data transfers and support for dual external 4K UHD displays. 

To test Transformer 3 Pro desktop-grade graphics performance, I approached a PC with an ROG XG Station 2 (external graphics card dock) in the interactive booth and tried the Virtual Reality accessory attached to the unit. It was the first time I've ever used a VR and the visual is amazing! (Makes me wanna save up for a VR in the future hihi)



The Zenvolution has come and I cannot be anymore happy with the vast options in terms of smartphones and PC units. Congratulations for the incredible product launch, ASUS Philippines

The newly launched ASUS products will be available on the following ASUS Concept Stores and kiosks nationwide. For more information, you can visit asus.com/ph

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