Thursday, December 15, 2016

Acer brings Francis Kong to Cebu Faculties

CEBU CITY, PHILIPPINESLocal tech giant Acer Philippines, Inc. heads off to the “Queen City of the South” to give Cebuanos the opportunity to get “Kong-nected.”

Acer is in Cebu City to meet its partners under the Acer Academy program. The technology titan will gather its partners for an exclusive session where they will be provided with fresh updates on the latest state-of-the-art products from Acer, plus other developments from its global partner, software king Microsoft.

Later during the day, the highlight of the Acer Academy Cebu leg will be for its partners to experience a one-of-a-kind chance to meet Acer’s campaign ambassador, top inspirational speaker, newspaper columnist, author and award-winning business consultant, none other than Francis Kong.

With its theme “Are you Kong-nected?,” Mr. Kong will provide an exclusive learning experience on the latest techniques on teaching and community building and how to utilize technology to its fullest potential. Among his other topics include getting connected to what teachers teach, defining gaps, connecting and what educators should do, and even the progress in being connected.

Inspirational speaker, business consultant, newspaper columnist, ACER’s newest brand ambassador, Mr. Francis Kong

As one of the country’s most recognizable and down-to-earth inspirational speakers, Mr. Kong will also narrate some of the most inspiring stories and his spot-on observation of all aspects of life and how it can be related to enrich one’s personal and professional being, especially when it comes to teaching. He will also relate how technology plays a significant part in people’s everyday lives, particularly those in the academic community.

Also later during the day, Acer will acknowledge its newest Platinum members of the Acer Academy program in Cebu. These Acer Academy 2016 awardees are University of Cebu – Banilad Campus, Cebu Technological University, University of San Jose – Recoletos, Leyte Normal University, ACT International Educational Foundation, and Negros Oriental State University.

Other Acer Academy member-schools are West Visayas State University, Ateneo de Iloilo, Central Philippines University – Iloilo, De La Salle Bacolod, Palompon Institute of Technology, Iloilo Science Technology University, National Maritime Polytechnic, Visayas State University, Carlos Hilado Memorial State College, Sacred Heart School – Ateneo de Cebu, University of San Carlos – South Campus, and University of the Visayas.

The Acer Academy Program, which started back in 2012, now boasts of a nationwide membership base that includes some of the most prestigious colleges and universities. Majority of members are in Luzon, followed by the Visayas and Mindanao. As member-schools of the program, the school and students enjoy several benefits such as Acer’s sponsorship of a school event, free training for the school faculty and IT personnel, a free computer laboratory dress up, plus a campus kiosk equipped with an Acer All-in-One. As an added incentive, students of an Acer Academy program member are prioritized under Acer’s internship program and have first crack at on-the-job or even possible hiring opportunities at Acer.

For more information about the Acer Academy Program, go to www.acer.com.ph, follow Acer via Twitter (twitter.com/acerphils) or www.Facebook.com/AcerPH.

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About Acer

Established in 1976, Acer is a hardware + software + services company dedicated to the research, design, marketing, sale, and support of innovative products that enhance people's lives. Acer's product offerings include PCs, displays, projectors, servers, tablets, smartphones and wearables. It is also developing cloud solutions to bring together the Internet of Things. Acer is celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2016 and is one of the world’s top 5 PC companies. It employs 7,000 people worldwide and has a presence in over 160 countries. Please visit www.acer.com for more information.

Friday, November 4, 2016

Lazada Affiliate Marketing Visits PH’s Key Cities for Online Revolution

Nov. 3, 2016 – In preparation for Lazada’s upcoming Online Revolution Sale kicking off on Nov. 11, the Lazada Affiliate Marketing team went on a roadshow tapping some of the Philippines’ key cities namely Manila, Davao, Cebu, Iloilo and Bacolod. During the 4-day roadshow, the cities’ top bloggers and influencers were given an introduction to Affiliate Marketing in order for them to earn while promoting Lazada.

With the Online Revolution fast approaching, the attendees of the roadshow were also given the privilege of knowing in advance some of the deals which will be released on Nov. 11. Some of the deals which caught the attention of many include the Starmobile Play Click smartphone which will be sold for P999 on 11.11, the inflatable sofa for P469 and L’Oreal Color Riche lipsticks which will be priced down to P199. In order to know more about the deals which will be released during the 11.11 Online Revolution, make sure to follow Lazada’s Affiliate bloggers and influencers.



Lazada Box of Joy

With Lazada’s ever-growing assortment, attendees of the Affiliate Roadshows were given the Box of Joy. Each Box of Joy contains a variety of products such as shampoo, toothpaste, facial cream and lotion all sponsored by Lazada’s brand partners. It is a proof that Lazada is not only just an online store for electronics but also a destination for shoppers interested in buying lifestyle items and groceries.

55” ACE LED TV Raffle

It was also during the event that the affiliate-exclusive raffle mechanics for the Online Revolution was announced. Affiliate bloggers only need to come up with 5 blog posts until Dec. 12 in order to qualify for the raffle. Social media promoters also qualify in the raffle with a minimum of 3 social media posts about the Online Revolution per week. In addition to the winner of the 55” ACE LED TV and a Creative SBS 120 speakers, there will also be 3 weekly winners of special prizes such as camera drones, hoverboards, headphones, LED TVs and many more!

Lazada Online Revolution

Lazada’s Online Revolution, started in 2012, is now the biggest online sale in Southeast Asia which is a month-long celebration of great deals across 17 product categories. Following the mega day on Nov. 11, Lazada will hold its weekly campaigns namely Beauty Fanatic Week (Nov. 14-19), Family Week (Nov 20-24), Techies Week (Nov. 29 - Dec. 2) and Trendsetters Week (Dec. 3-6). Also, a highlight of the Online Revolution would be its Pinoy Cyber Sale running from Nov. 25 to 28. This sale will be similar to the Black Friday and Cyber Monday Sale yearly held in the US. This event is organized together with other e-players with the goal of increasing e-commerce penetration in the country. Finally, Lazada will conclude Online Revolution through a 6-day Mega Sale starting on Dec. 7 until Dec. 12. Stay tuned through this channel for the next installment of deals which will be available on Nov. 11.

Lazada’s Affiliate Marketing Program provides an opportunity for bloggers and influencers to earn extra income while promoting Lazada and its products. To know more about the Lazada Affiliate Program, please visit http://www.lazada.com.ph/lazada-affiliate-program/ .

The Lazada Box of Joy is supported by the following brands and sellers: Colgate, Palmolive, L’Oreal, Creamsilk, Durex, ACE, Veet, Creative, Pond’s, Vaseline, Tender Care, Scholl, Sandisk, JBL, Gard, LuckyHR, D&D, Maybelline, Axion, and Equal. 

CHECK THE LAZADA ONLINE REVOLUTION HERE:

http://ho.lazada.com.ph/SHJ7k6

Sunday, October 9, 2016

An All-Time High For The Selfie Revolution

Selfie expert OPPO F1s debuts in PH, sells out in three days.

The selfie craze is at an all-time high as OPPO’s latest camera phone sells out in concept and dealer stores nationwide.

Nicknamed the ‘selfie expert’, the F1s made its debut in Philippine stores on August 19.  As of August 21, over 19,000 units were sold across the country.

A road show was held simultaneously in Metro Manila, Davao, and Cebu to mark the smartphone’s first day in stores.

“We never expected that consumers would be this enthusiastic about the F1s. It's overwhelming to know that our first units sold out in three days,” said OPPO Marketing Brand Manager Stephen Cheng. “We are excited to deliver more F1s units to stores, especially because we want more people to have the ultimate selfie experience.”

Amazing selfies anytime, anywhere

The latest addition to OPPO’s F1 series captures vibrant selfies at any time of the day, thanks to its 16-megapixel front-facing camera that has a 1/3.1-inch sensor and a large f/2.0 aperture. The latest iteration of its beautification app, Beautify 4.0, also comes with an Auto Mode Screen Flash and eight filters for amazing selfies just the way users want them to be.

The phone’s panorama feature also makes it more convenient to take ‘groufies’ while the palm-activated shutter allows for easier and faster selfies.

The F1s is further equipped with an equally powerful 13-megapixel rear camera that has its own plug-ins such as the upgraded Expert Mode, Ultra-HD, GIF, and double exposure.

Powerful, speedy, beautiful

Just like its predecessor, the F1 plus, the F1s uses fingerprint recognition that can unlock the phone in 0.22 seconds. The phone’s fingerprint-activated app launch assigns fingerprints to up to five apps or contacts for quick access through the home button.

An octa-core processor backed by a 3GB RAM, 32 GB ROM, and the ColorOS 3.0, adds power to the phone’s hardware. Thanks to the power optimizations of the ColorOS combined with a 3075mAh battery, users can hope to use the phone all day.

The sleek metal body of the F1s has a 5.5-inch 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass 4 screen to create an exceptional gaming and movie experience for users.

Available at zero percent interest

Financial service provider Home Credit, OPPO’s longtime partner, is also offering the F1s at zero percent interest for six months. The promo kicked off on the first day of the F1s in stores.
The smartphone’s suggested retail price is PhP12, 990.

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Cherry Prepaid Conquers Cebu

In November 2015, Cherry Mobile – the leading local mobile phone brand partnered with giant telco company, Globe Telecom to launch its very own prepaid service called as Cherry Prepaid which is powered by Globe.

Cherry Prepaid has become a game-changer to the mass market, combining quality mobile phones with data-centric SIM on top of its call and text services – which users can immediately call, text, and even surf the Internet at an affordable and convenient rates.

Cherry Prepaid continues to strengthen its network service and presence across the Philippines, offering the most affordable rates and uncompromising signal service.

Cherry Prepaid Brings Good News to Cebuanos

Daghang Bonuses ang naghuwat nimo Cebu!

Following its successful launch in Manila, Cherry Prepaid is set to bring good news to Cebuanos by offering them up to 300 minutes of call and all-day texts to any Cherry Prepaid number for three months via registration (CPFREE to 1236).

Along with this exclusive offer, Cherry Prepaid also aims to deliver only the best of mobile phone experience with its phone and SIM bundles that are surely affordable at a budget-friendly price.

“Cebu has always been a special market for telcos because of its huge student population coming from different parts of Visayas. What is even worthy of mention is that because these students come from families of humble beginnings, they are typically budget-conscious and are constantly in search of affordable telco offers which encourage them to own multiple SIMs. However, with only one SIM to a phone, they are not able to harness as much value from their load budget. We feel this is a void that Cherry Mobile's dual SIM advantage, now with Cherry Prepaid brand packed with affordable data and call/text offers, can fill up,” said Cherry Prepaid Usage and Retention Head, Jonathan Salera.



All Day and Unlimited Excitement

Worry no more as one gets to enjoy longer conversations with his/her friends, family and colleagues with the Lite Bundle that is definitely budget-price friendly. With the Cherry Mobile CP2 bar phone and Cherry Prepaid SIM, Cebuanos can get as much as 60 minutes of Tri-net calls consumable within 15 days for only P399.

With up to 100MB data connection for three days, Cebuanos can now connect to the world with the Big Time Bundle – Cherry Mobile Comet and Cherry Prepaid SIM, at an affordable price of P996.

They can also get as much as 7.2GB mobile data for 12 months when they buy the Premium Bundle – Flare J1s and Cherry Prepaid SIM for just P1,996. Subscribers will surely enjoy uninterrupted online viewing; streaming and downloading of videos; and an access to all social media sites with the bigger data allocation for a price that will not compromise.

To cap off the goodness of these offers, Cebuano’s may now make the most out of their Cherry Prepaid experience with 120 bonus call for lite bundle; 350 bonus call for big time bundle; and 600 bonus surf for Flare J1s bundle.

Only the best offers to all Cherry Prepaid Subscribers in Cebu

All these and more awaits Cebuanos as Cherry Prepaid goes beyond the extra mile in providing the best mobile phone service and experience.

Cebuanos can surely reach greater heights and wider connections with Cherry Prepaid’s all-day text and call with a price that is much more promising than its counterparts. They will also greatly be assured of the fast and smooth internet connectivity since Cherry Prepaid is powered by Globe’s state of the art technology. No more lags and uninterrupted online viewing as Cherry Prepaid offers the best of data service.

“As Cherry Mobile finally reaches our dream of valuing everyone’s lifestyle through providing the best of mobile experience, we cannot help but dream some more. We will, in every way possible, continue to provide real and affordable innovation that will greatly benefit the majority, and not just the few,” ends Cherry Mobile CEO Maynard S. Ngu.

With its continuous effort on bringing the best mobile connection that can empower every Filipino’s digital lifestyle, it isn’t a surprise that Cherry Mobile will continue to go beyond the distance to provide “Everything for Everyone.”

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Avail the Cherry Prepaid phone bundles at any Cherry Mobile kiosks and concept store in Cebu.

For more information and updates on Cherry Prepaid and its services, visit:

Instagram: @cherryprepaid

Monday, August 1, 2016

ASUS Philippines Confirms Arrival of ZenFone 3 Laser and ZenFone 3 Max in the Country this August

ZenFone 3 Laser and ZenFone 3 Max will arrive together with the ZenFone 3 smartphones series in the Philippines this August

Metro Manila, Philippines (August 1, 2016) — The Zenfone 3 family just got bigger and bolder! ASUS Philippines confirms the arrival of its newest addition to the ZenFone 3 smartphone series, the ZenFone 3 Laser and ZenFone3 Max together with the three phones slated to launch in August in the country.

Conceived with sophistication and affordability in mind, these two products have outdone their previous predecessors with sophisticated design, a world-class camera, reliable performance, and unparalleled, lasting longevity.

Beauty and Elegance Inside Out

The ZenFone 3 Laser and Zenfone 3 Max features a 13MP camera with the latest Sony IMX214 sensor that captures stunning photos without any lag. The ZenFone 3 Laser in particular is able to achieve focus in just 0.03 seconds, and its laser has an operational range of 1.5, twice compared to other smartphones.

This camera also has an industry-leading Low Light mode with pixel-merging technology that captures 400%-brighter photos at night or in extreme low-light scenes – all that without the need for any flash.

Meanwhile, their Backlight (Super HDR) mode can see through daytime shadow with superb clarity, while its Super Resolution mode captures detailed images at resolutions of up to 52MP.

ASUS Philippines Confirms Arrival of ZenFone 3 Laser and ZenFone 3 Max in the Country this August

The 5.5-inch ZenFone 3 Laser and 5.2-inch ZenFone 3 Max sport a sophisticated aluminum alloy with design elements that add visual aesthetics and an easy, comfortable grip.

Both phones have a finely sandblasted matt surface and a gently rounded edge, combined with a refined metallic-chamfered edge surrounding its display.

Both also sport the quintessential and ergonomic fingerprint sensor placed near the top of its rear panel, allowing the index finger to naturally rest on it. The fingerprint sensor allows it to rapidly unlock the phone, using authentication by other apps.

ZenFone 3 Laser is available in two attractive colors to complement even the most-color conscious attire: glacier silver and sand gold. While the ZenFone 3 Max is available in three attractive colors: titanium gray, glacier silver, and sand gold.

Extreme Performance and Longevity

The ZenFone 3 Laser boasts a powerful Snapdragon 430 octa-core processor, 4GB of RAM and 32GB of storage that will be able to satisfy everyone’s entertainment needs, that is also backed with one of the loudest and clearest speakers in its class because of the magnets used in its voice coils that have an extremely strong magnetic flux.

Meanwhile, the ZenFone 3 Max offers longevity like no other with its 4130mAh battery that provides up to 30 days of standby time, and the ability to turn into a power bank with reverse-charging capabilities offering high-speed charging of other devices, it is also equipped with a powerful Quad-Core 64 bit processor running at 1.25Ghz complimented with a Mali T720 graphics processor.

An Incredible Smartphone Innovation

From the birth of ZenFone 2 Laser and ZenFone Max that pushed innovation to deliver an unparalleled smartphone experience, ASUS has outdone itself once more with a rebirth in the form of the ZenFone 3 Laser and ZenFone 3 Max which offers the best of both worlds in terms of design and performance, without a doubt – innovation is, and will always be, the middle name of ASUS.


SPECIFICATIONS[1]

ASUS ZenFone 3 Laser (ZC551KL)
Construction
Premium-crafted metallic design with Corning Gorilla Glass and 2.5D contoured edges
Slim bezel (2.58mm) and 77% Screen to Body ratio.
Exquisite Zen pattern inspired buttons
Display, Resolution
5.5" Full HD 1920 x 1080 display
400nits brightness
Gorilla Glass 3 with 2.5D contoured edges
Processor
CPU
Snapdragon 430 octa-core 64-bit processor
GPU
Adreno 505
Memory
RAM / ROM
4GB RAM / 32GB ROM
PixelMaster
Camera
Front Camera
8MP PixelMaster Camera, f/2.0 aperture, 89˚ wide view angle
HDR / Lowlight Selfie
Rear Camera
13MP PixelMaster Camera (Sony IMX214) ; f/2.0 aperture
2nd generation 0.03s laser auto focus 
Color correction (RGB) sensor for the best white balance and natural-looking colors
Dual-LED real tone flash
Camera features
Electronic image stabilization for the best steady video / FHD video recording
52MP Super Resolution Mode
Advanced Lowlight / Real-time HDR
32 seconds long exposure
Selfie beautification mode / Manual mode
Wireless
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
CAT. 4. 150/50Mbps (download/upload)
Connectivity
Bluetooth 4.0
Rear fingerprint security sensor
SIM card and SD slot
slot1:Micro SIM (2G/4G)
slot2:Nano SIM (2G/4G) / up to 128GB Micro SD
GPS
GPS, AGPS, GLONESS, BEIDOU
OS
Android M with ZenUI 3.0
Battery
3000 mAh
Audio
ICEpower enhanced speaker
Dual Microphone with Noise Cancellation
Audio Wizard for enhanced audio experience
Dimensions
149 x 76 x 8.05mm
Weight
150grams
Color
Glacier Silver, Sand Gold



SPECIFICATIONS[2]

ASUS ZenFone 3 Max (ZC502TL)
Construction
Premium-crafted metallic design with 2.5D contoured glass
Slim bezel (2.25mm) and 75% S to B ratio.
Exquisite Zen pattern inspired buttons
Display, Resolution
5.2" HD 1280 x 720 display
> 400nits brightness
2.5D contoured glass
Processor
CPU
Quad-core 64-bit processor, 1.25GHz
GPU
Mali T720
Memory
RAM / ROM
3GB RAM / 32GB ROM
PixelMaster
Camera
Front Camera
5M PixelMaster Camera, f/2.0 aperture
HDR/Lowlight/Beautification mode
Rear Camera
13MP PixelMaster Camera, 5p Lagan lens
Camera features
52MP Super Resolution
Backlight HDR mode / Low Light mode / Selfie mode / Panorama mode / Beautification / Time Lapse / Effect mode
Wireless
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
CAT. 4. 150/50Mbps (download/upload)
Connectivity
Bluetooth 4.0
Rear fingerprint security sensor
SIM card and SD slot
slot1:Micro SIM (3G/4G)
slot2:Nano SIM (3G/4G) / Micro SD up to 64GB
GPS
GPS and AGPS
OS
Android M with ZenUI 3.0
Battery
4130 mAh
Supports Reverse Charging and Super Saving mode
Audio
ICEpower enhanced speaker
Dual Microphone with Noise Cancellation
Audio Wizard for enhanced audio experience
Dimensions
149.5 x 73.7 x 8.55 mm
Weight
148 grams
Color
Titanium Gray, Glacier Silver, Sand Gold

Monday, July 11, 2016

It’s more fun for Geeks in Panglao Island Bohol!

It will be easy for geeks, people who are understood to be connoisseurs of tech, design and startups, to find Panglao Island to be a fun-filled and exciting place to visit. Gone are the days when the term geek used to refer to a circus performer whose act includes the eating of live animals. But today’s tech-dependent geek are not only certified tech-savvy millennials but also fun-loving, playful, witty, encyclopedic, and inquisitive party-enthusiasts.  Of course, not all geeks are created equal so some may prefer quiet and relaxed atmosphere with nature.  All of which can be found in Bohol. 

 Panglao Island has been the favored watering hole of tourists, diving enthusiasts, and nature lovers alike with its pristine waters, palm trees, white sand beaches, and coral reefs. A small town of over 68,000 people, Panglao is a mere half-hour away drive from the provincial capital Tagbilaran in the southwestern coast of Bohol in the Philippines. Its proximity to civilization while retaining its charms as an almost untouched tropical paradise should make it the perfect place for adventure-seeking yet tech-dependent geeks.

 This is the place to be for geeks looking for an all-in-one escapade with resorts, bars and souvenir shops in an 80.5 square kilometer island considered to be one of the leading marine biodiversity hotspots in the world. Geeks can go island-hopping, dolphin watching, or take a dip in an underground lake inside a coral cave. Panglao is also the site of Hinagdanan Cave that hides within its naturally lighted depths a lagoon. It is also very near Loboc River which is world-famous for its river-cruise and floating restaurants.

Alona Beach. Source: Wikimedia Commons

 Interestingly, Alona Beach is Panglao’s most famous beach. One intriguing detail about Alona Beach, where many of Panglao’s resorts and shops are located, is its name. This one and a half kilometer stretch was named so by locals after sexy star Alona Alegre filmed a television advertisement for an alcoholic drink in the beach wearing revealing bikini attire on horseback.

 Panglao has been named by the prestigious Travel+Leisure magazine as one of the 15 best secret beaches on earth in 2012 which are said to be “understated, unexpected, and —at least for now—under the radar.” Geeks looking for a haven that is not as crowded as Boracay can choose this destination which has been favourably compared with Todos Santos in Mexico, Puako in Hawaii, Ibo Island in Mozambique, Phu Quoc Island in Vietnam, Salema in Portugal, Palm Beach in Barbuda, Cirali Beach in Turkey, Koh Lanta in Thailand, and Alagoas in Brazil.

Geeks will be happy to know that all these will become closer to more people as the Philippine government has begun the construction of a new world-class eco-friendly airport in the area. Expected to be completed by the year 2018, the eco-airport will feature state-of-the-art environmentally sustainable technologies including the use of LED lights, natural lights, and ventilation for public areas and the use of solar energy to power airconditioning.

 Come the month of August, Panglao Island in Bohol will be the host of the country’s biggest tech event, the fourth edition of the annual global tech and startup event Geeks on a Beach (GOAB). Geeks who want to experience all the great stuff in Panglao should attend GOAB. It will be held on August 25-26 at the Bellevue Hotel in Panglao.

GOAB is open to all whether you have a tech background or not.  If you are interested in the topics of tech, business and design then you will find like-minded people at this event.  Startups are defined as high growth, high risk tech-enabled businesses. Facebook, instagram and viber used to be startups but are now billion dollar companies. 

This event will feature industry leaders from the Asian region as well as Silicon Valley.  It is suitable for anyone already in or interested in the tech or startup business; those who are interested in doing businesses in Asia; those who want to know how tech/online tools can help their businesses.   No need to go abroad to find these world renowned speakers as they are coming to the Philippines. 

GOAB is held in partnership with HappyGaraje, Sym.ph, PR Works, Zalora, Mynimo, Teradoor, Pouch Nation, A Space, USAID-STRIDE, Yoyo Holdings, Eurekloud, Payoneer and Startechup Inc. GOAB4 organizational partners are Philippines Software Industry Association (PSIA), National ICT Confederation of the Philippines., UP CebuInit.org, CedFIT.org, Game Developers Association of the Philippines., Digital Commerce Association of the Philippines., Developers Connect, STAC Silicon Valley and GoNegosyo. This year’s GOAB media partners are Newsdesk Asia, Auza.Net, Tech in Asia, Geeks in Cambodia, Mytechisland.com, Hubnob.tv, InnoPub Media, Zerothreetwo.com, Jumpstart Magazine and Mobile Ecosystem Forum.


For more information, to sponsor or purchase tickets, visit, www.GeeksOnABeach.com; or contact Hello@GeeksOnABeach.com.  Facebook: Geeks On A Beach and Twitter @GeeksOnABeach.

Monday, May 30, 2016

ASUS Presents Zenvolution at Computex 2016 and the New Zenfone 3

Chairman Jonney Shih unveils Zenbo, the first ASUS robot, along with a stunning line‑up of third-generation mobile products
Taipei, Taiwan (30th May, 2016) — ASUS Chairman Jonney Shih took the stage today during the Zenvolution press event at Computex 2016 to unveil Zenbo, the first ASUS robot, along with a stunning portfolio of third-generation mobile products designed to provide users with revolutionary functionality for pursuing their passions.
The incredible line-up includes the all-new ZenFone 3 family, featuring ZenFone 3 Deluxe, the new flagship ASUS smartphone with advanced camera technology that takes mobile photography to the next level; ZenFone 3, a feature-packed smartphone that brings premium design and empowering performance to users; and ZenFone 3 Ultra, an incredibly powerful smartphone with a 6.8-inch Full HD display that excels at entertainment. Also announced were ZenBook 3, an ultra-sleek and lightweight notebook with a premium aluminum design, along with ASUS Transformer 3 and ASUS Transformer 3 Pro, the world’s most versatile PCs that feature an unrivalled combination of mobility, convenience, and expandability.
While revealing ASUS Zenbo, Chairman Shih said, “For decades, humans have dreamed of owning such a companion: one that is smart, dear to our hearts, and always at our disposal. Our ambition is to enable robotic computing for every household.”
ASUS Presents Zenvolution at Computex 2016 and e New Zenfone 3 MediaWirePH PR website PhilippinesJoining Mr. Shih on stage, Intel’s Corporate Vice President and General Manager of the Client Computing Group, Navin Shenoy said, “For nearly thirty years, Intel and ASUS have been collaborating to bring some of the most innovative PCs and devices to market. We are excited to continue that collaboration on the new ZenBook and Transformer 3 family powered by Intel Core processors, and we look forward to working closely with ASUS on expanding beyond traditional clients into new, emerging markets like robotics.”
ASUS Zenbo, the ZenFone 3 Series, the ASUS Transformer 3 Series, and a line-up of other all-new ASUS products are on display at the ASUS showroom at the Nangang Exhibition Hall at Taipei World Trade Center. Visitors to Computex 2016 are invited to visit the showroom to experience the revolutionary functionality of these latest ASUS innovations for themselves.
ASUS Zenbo — Your Smart Little Companion
ASUS Zenbo arose from Chairman Jonney Shih’s ambition to enable robotic computing for every household. Zenbo is a friendly and capable home robot designed to provide assistance, entertainment, and companionship to families and meant to address the needs of each family member in this ubiquitous computing era. With a full range of capabilities, including the ability to move independently and understand spoken commands, Zenbo can assist in the home and interacting with him is easy and fun.
Zenbo is designed for everyone, but he has specific functionality that helps senior family members safeguard their health and well-being as well as enjoy a connected digital life. As a home care assistant, he proactively provides convenient, spoken reminders of important information, such as doctor's appointments, medication and exercise schedules, and anything else that needs to be remembered. Zenbo also monitors the home for emergency situations — such as falls — and immediately responds to them by notifying specified family members on their smartphones, no matter where they are. When they receive an emergency notification, family members can remotely control Zenbo to move nearby and use Zenbo's built-in camera to visually check on their loved one. Zenbo is also a friendly companion who helps to bridge the digital divide between generations by making it easy to accomplish a variety of online tasks — including making video calls, using social media, shopping, and streaming movies and TV shows — using voice commands and guided help.
Zenbo is also a fun and educational playmate for kids who entertains them with interactive stories and learning games that foster their creativity and logical thinking skills. With his high-quality, built-in stereo sound system, Zenbo can play children's favorite songs and even dance along to the music, making for fun playtime activity. Zenbo is also an expert storyteller who keeps children entertained during the day and helps them fall asleep at night. Zenbo includes a built-in library of stories that he tells in a variety of entertaining voices, while displaying accompanying images on his screen and controlling the room lighting to add a new level of interactivity and fun to story time. Zenbo also comes with educational games and an interactive encyclopedia that make learning fun.
In addition to working with seniors and kids, Zenbo is also a hands-free household helper who enriches the home with a broad range of skills that make life easier and more enjoyable. Zenbo can connect to and control many smart home and traditional devices, including lights, TVs, air conditioners, and more. Homeowners can even use Zenbo's built-in screen to view visitors at the door and then unlock it with a simple voice command. He can also help out in the kitchen, reading recipes out loud and functioning as a voice-controlled timer, so home chefs can stay focused on cooking. With his built-in camera and ability to move around the house, Zenbo is a great family photographer who helps preserve special and everyday moments alike. When homeowners are away, Zenbo provides peace of mind that their home is safe by acting as a remote-controlled home security camera that is accessible from anywhere via an intuitive smartphone app.
Zenbo supports a growing number of custom apps that expand his capabilities and bring new features to users. The free Zenbo Developer Program provides members access to the Zenbo SDK and a library of information they need to bring their creative ideas to life. Additionally, Zenbo Partners can work with ASUS to help build a rich, robotic ecosystem that will enhance Zenbo and enrich users’ lives.
For more information about ASUS Zenbo and the Zenbo Developer Program, visit zenbo.asus.com.
 
ZenFone 3 Deluxe — World’s First Full-Metal Smartphone with Invisible Antenna Design
ZenFone 3 Deluxe is the flagship model of the ZenFone 3 family and the ultimate expression of ASUS smartphone design. It is constructed with a strong and light aluminum alloy unibody, and has a rear surface free of unsightly antenna lines and an ultra-thin 4.2mm edge.
ZenFone 3 Deluxe features a 5.7-inch Full HD (1920 by 1080) Super AMOLED display with a gamut of over 100% NTSC color space for rich, vibrant colors, even in harsh, outdoor lighting. An ultra-thin bezel gives ZenFone 3 Deluxe a 79% screen-to-body ratio for a maximized display in a compact package. Inside, ZenFone 3 Deluxe has a powerful Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 820 Series processor, Adreno™ 530 GPU, and integrated X12 LTE modem, as well as up to 6GB RAM to deliver the best performance and fast connectivity for demanding apps, games, and media.
ZenFone 3 Deluxe raises the bar for mobile photography with its incredible 23MP camera featuring the latest Sony IMX318 image sensor, a large f/2.0 aperture lens, and 4-axis optical image stabilization for high-resolution, blur-free, and low-noise photos in almost any lighting condition. It also features 3-axis electronic image stabilization for steady 4K UHD videos. Coupled with an ASUS TriTech autofocus system that automatically selects 2nd generation laser, phase detection, or continuous autofocus to provide accurate and nearly instant 0.03-second focusing and subject tracking, as well as exclusive PixelMaster 3.0 technology, ZenFone 3 Deluxe captures truly stunning photos and videos.
ZenFone 3 Deluxe has a built-in fingerprint sensor that's perfectly positioned on the rear of the phone to sit underneath the user's finger and unlocks the phone in just a fraction of a second. Quick Charge 3.0 technology reduces battery recharge times and a reversible USB 3.0 Type-C port that makes connecting charging and accessory cables effortless.
ZenFone 3 Deluxe also excels at audio with its powerful five-magnet speaker and NXP smart amplifier that provides clear, defined sound and also protects the speakers from damage. When listening over certified headphones, users can enjoy Hi-Res Audio (HRA) that provides up four-times-better sound quality than CDs.
 
ZenFone 3 — Agility, Beauty, and Clarity
Winner of a Computex 2016 d&i Award, ZenFone 3 is a feature-packed smartphone that brings premium design and empowering performance to everyone. Built around a gorgeous 5.5-inch Full HD (1920 by 1080) Super IPS+ display with up to 500cd/m2 brightness, ZenFone 3 delivers an incredible visual experience that makes apps, videos, and games look their best. With a narrow bezel, ZenFone 3 provides a 77.3% screen-to-body ratio for a maximized viewing area in a slim and compact body. The front and rear of the phone are encased with scratch-resistant 2.5D Corning® Gorilla® Glass that gently curves to make the edge of the phone completely smooth.
ZenFone 3 is equipped with a 16MP camera with ASUS TriTech autofocus that automatically selects 2nd generation laser, phase detection and continuous auto focus to achieve precise focus in just 0.03 seconds, resulting in sharp images in any condition.
ZenFone 3 is the first smartphone worldwide to be powered by the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 octa‑core processor — the first Snapdragon 600 Series processor with 14nm FinFET process technology, an integrated X9 LTE modem, and 802.11ac MU-MIMO Wi-Fi connectivity — PC-grade graphics and up to 4GB RAM that together deliver outstanding mobile performance with improved efficiency and battery life. ZenFone 3 has a built-in fingerprint sensor that's perfectly positioned on the rear of the phone to sit underneath the user's finger and unlocks the phone in just a fraction of a second.
ZenFone 3 Ultra — Unleashed, Unlimited, and Unrivaled
Winner of a Computex 2016 Best Choice Golden Award, ZenFone 3 Ultra is a smartphone designed for multimedia lovers, featuring a 6.8-inch Full HD (1920 by 1080) display with a 95% NTSC color gamut for rich, vibrant images even outdoors in harsh lighting. It is the world’s first smartphone to have ASUS-exclusive Tru2Life+ Video technology, which harnesses a high-end 4K UHD TV-grade image processor to optimize every pixel in each frame before it is displayed, resulting in superior contrast and clarity. ZenFone 3 Ultra also excels at audio with its two new powerful five-magnet stereo speakers and a NXP smart amplifier that provides clear, defined sound and protects the speakers from damage. When listening over certified headphones, users can enjoy Hi-Res Audio (HRA) that provides up to four-times-better sound quality than CDs and the world’s first smartphone with virtual 7.1-channel surround sound with DTS Headphone:X.
Like ZenFone 3 Deluxe, ZenFone 3 Ultra has an incredibly slim and elegant full-metal unibody chassis — the world’s first to have no antenna lines. An ultra slim bezel gives ZenFone 3 Ultra a 79% screen-to-body ratio, maximizing the viewing area while minimizing its overall size and weight. ZenFone 3 Ultra is equipped with the same high-resolution 23MP camera with ASUS TriTech autofocus system as ZenFone 3 Deluxe. Powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 octa-core processor, Adreno 510 graphics, and up to 4GB of RAM, ZenFone 3 Ultra delivers outstanding mobile performance. A built-in fingerprint sensor is perfectly positioned on the front of the phone beneath the user's finger and unlocks the phone in just a fraction of a second.
ZenFone 3 Ultra also has a high-capacity 4600mAh battery for long-lasting performance and Quick Charge 3.0 technology for rapid recharge times. ZenFone 3 Ultra even works as a power bank with 1.5A output for quickly charging other mobile devices.
ZenBook 3 — The World’s Most Prestigious Laptop with Unprecedented Performance
The next-generation ZenBook is completely redesigned with a gorgeous, ultra-sleek 11.9mm chassis that weighs a mere 910g. 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. As well as being strong and light, this material is also supremely elegant and features the signature ZenBook spun-metal finish. ZenBook 3 is available in three exclusive colors — Royal Blue, Rose Gold and Quartz Grey — and a special 2-phase anodizing process is used to create stunning golden highlights on the diamond-cut edges.
ZenBook 3 delivers unprecedented performance with up to an Intel® Core™ i7 processor, 16GB of 2133MHz RAM, up to a 1TB PCIe®Gen 3 x4 SSD, a next-gen USB Type-C port, and powerful quad-speaker audio by Harman Kardon. Its high-resolution 12.5-inch display has a wide 72% NTSC color gamut and has an edge-to-edge covering of tough, scratch-resistant Corning Gorilla Glass 4. A slim bezel design provides an 82% screen-to-body ratio for the maximum display size with the minimum footprint. ZenBook 3 has an innovative cooling system featuring the world’s thinnest fan design at just 3mm. This efficient cooling enables ZenBook 3 to achieve incredible performance in an ultra-thin from factor.
ZenBook 3 features a full-size backlit keyboard with 19.8mm key pitch — the same as most desktop keyboards — and 0.8mm key travel to deliver comfortable typing experience. A glass-covered precision touchpad provides smooth and accurate input and incorporates palm-rejection technology, Smart Gestures, and handwriting support for enhanced usability. A built-in fingerprint reader with Windows Hello support gives users instant one-touch access, allowing them to sign in and unlock ZenBook 3 quickly and securely without having to type their password or PIN.
ZenBook 3 provides up to 9 hours of battery life for all-day computing. When it’s time to recharge, fast-charge technology brings ZenBook 3's battery up to 60% capacity in just 49 minutes.

ASUS Transformer 3 Pro — The World’s Most Versatile PC
ASUS Transformer 3 Pro is a 2-in-1 PC that combines unrivalled performance with incredible portability to create the ultimate mobile device for work and play. Precision crafted from aluminum, ASUS Transformer 3 Pro is only 8.35mm thin, yet has incredible structural strength and rigidity. ASUS Transformer 3 Pro has diamond-cut detailing that accentuates its elegant design, and it is available in gorgeous Icicle Gold and Glacier Gray color options.
ASUS Transformer 3 Pro has an integrated metal kickstand with a stepless hinge that lets users set the device at almost any viewing angle up to 170°. The included ASUS Transformer Cover Keyboard is a backlit keyboard that provides laptop-grade 1.4mm key travel for a comfortable typing experience and is available in four attractive colors — Stone, Charcoal, Taupe, and Amber — that perfectly complement the device. ASUS Transformer 3 Pro has a beautiful 12.6-inch display with a resolution of 2880 by 1920 and a 275ppi pixel density for pin-sharp, detailed images as well and a gamut of 121% sRGB color space for rich, vibrant colors. Dual front stereo speakers with audio by Harman Kardon provide spacious, defined sound for incredible listening experiences.
ASUS Transformer 3 Pro is powered by an Intel Core i7 processor and has up to a 1TB PCIe x4 SSD and 16GB of 2133MHz RAM for the ultimate performance. Its versatile, any-way-up USB Type-C connector supports USB 3.1 Gen 2 devices at speeds up to 10Gbps, and Thunderbolt™ 3 provides unbelievably fast 40Gbps data transfers and support for dual external 4K UHD displays. ASUS Transformer 3 Pro also comes with USB 3.0 and HDMI ports for convenient connectivity. A 13MP rear camera lets users capture high-resolution photos and videos, and a front-facing camera with Windows Hello facial recognition enables users to conveniently log in with just a quick glance.
ASUS Transformer 3 Pro is expandable with a range of accessories that extend its functionality and performance, giving users a new level of flexibility and convenience from a mobile device. ASUS Pen is a beautifully crafted writing and drawing utensil that offers 1024 levels of precision for completely natural note taking and sketching experiences with a high degree of control. Users can also capture photos with ASUS Transformer 3 Pro’s high-resolution camera and annotate them directly with ASUS Pen. ASUS Universal Dock is a hub that provides a full range connectivity ports, including USB-C 3.1, USB 3.0, HDMI, VGA, RJ45 LAN, and a 3-in-1 SD card reader. ASUS Audio Pod is an entertainment accessory that includes four powerful speakers to deliver amazing 360° virtual 5.1-channel surround sound and with rich, defined bass. ROG XG Station 2 is an external graphics card dock that gives ASUS Transformer 3 Pro desktop-grade graphics performance, turning it into a VR-ready gaming powerhouse.
ASUS Transformer 3 — The Mobile PC, Redefined
ASUS Transformer 3 is an ultra-slim and compact 2-in-1 PC that provides users with the ultimate mobility, total convenience, and amazing expandability. Precision crafted from aluminum, ASUS Transformer 3 weighs just 695g, is only 6.9mm thin, and has smaller dimensions than a sheet of A4 paper. Its compact and elegant design is accentuated by diamond-cut edges and an exquisite spun-metal finish. Equipped with the detachable ASUS Transformer Sleeve Keyboard that has 1.4mm key travel, an integral 2-position display stand, and a glass-covered precision touchpad, ASUS Transformer 3 provides comfortable typing and smooth, accurate input for the best productivity and creativity experiences. ASUS Transformer 3 is available in gorgeous Icicle Gold and Glacier Gray color options. The ASUS Transformer Sleeve Keyboard is available in four attractive colors — Stone, Charcoal, Taupe, and Amber — that perfectly complement ASUS Transformer 3.
ASUS Transformer 3 has a beautiful 12.6-inch display with a resolution of 2880 by 1920 and a 275ppi pixel density for pin-sharp, detailed images, as well as 450cd/m2 brightness and a gamut of 121% sRGB color space for rich, vibrant colors. An ultra-thin bezel provides an 80% screen-to-body ratio, maximizing the display area while keeping the device compact and highly portable. ASUS Transformer 3 delivers enhanced video performance with ASUS Tru2Life Video technology, which optimizes every pixel in each frame before it is displayed, resulting in superior contrast and clarity for the best, most realistic video quality.
ASUS Transformer 3 contains four high-quality speakers with audio by Harman Kardon. Each speaker is powered by a smart amplifier to deliver rich, detailed, and immersive sound, even at loud volumes. ASUS Transformer 3 automatically adjusts the direction of the sound depending on the orientation of the device, ensuring users will always enjoy optimum audio quality
ASUS Transformer 3 is powered by 7th Gen Intel Core processors and has up to a 512GB SSD and up to 8GB RAM that provides fast performance for work and play. Its versatile, any-way-up USB Type-C connector supports USB 3.1 Gen 2 devices at speeds up to 10Gbps, and Thunderbolt™ 3 provides unbelievably fast 40Gbps data transfers and support for dual external 4K UHD displays. A built-in fingerprint reader and Windows Hello lets users sign in to and unlock ASUS Transformer 3 quickly and securely without having to type their password or PIN. ASUS Transformer 3 also includes a 13MP camera for capturing high-resolution photos and videos.
ASUS Transformer 3 is expandable with a range of accessories — including ASUS Pen, ASUS Universal Dock, ASUS Audio Pod, and ROG XG Station 2 — that extend its functionality and performance, giving users a new level of flexibility and convenience from a mobile device.

Additional products on display
ASUS Transformer Mini
ASUS Transformer Mini is the world's lightest 2-in-1 PC. With a premium magnesium-aluminum alloy design, ASUS Transformer Mini weighs just 790g with the keyboard attached and only 530g as a tablet and is only 8.2mm thin. ASUS Transformer Mini features a 10.1-inch display with 400cd/m2 brightness and ASUS TruVivid display technology that reduces reflections for a rich, vibrant picture in all lighting conditions. ASUS Transformer Mini also delivers enhanced video performance with ASUS Tru2Life video technology, which optimizes every pixel in each frame before it is displayed, resulting in superior contrast and clarity for the best, most realistic video quality. ASUS Transformer Mini is equipped with a USB port, 802.11ac Wi-Fi, and provides up to 11 hours of battery life.
ASUS Transformer Mini has an integrated kickstand with a patented stepless Smart Hinge design that opens up to 170°, letting users adjust the display to almost any viewing angle. Its detachable ergonomic keyboard has 1.5mm key travel and an integrated palm rest for a comfortable typing experience. ASUS Transformer Mini provides a complete Windows 10 experience with features including Office Mobile, Cortana, and Windows Hello, which lets users sign in to and unlock ASUS Transformer Mini with its built-in Instant ID fingerprint reader.
The brand-new ASUS Quick Launch makes using ASUS Transformer Mini more convenient and efficient with simple on-screen gestures that enable users to quickly launch apps, wake ASUS Transformer Mini, and put it into sleep mode. ZenSync smartphone integration lets users reply to text messages, copy and paste text, and transfer files to ASUS Transformer Mini. Additionally, one year of free, unlimited ASUS WebStorage comes included with ASUS Transformer Mini, so users can access all of their files anywhere for convenient productivity on the go.
ASUS Transformer Mini is available in multiple attractive tablet and keyboard color combinations, including a Quartz Gray tablet and keyboard, and a Pearl White tablet with an Amber, Mint Green, or Icicle Gold keyboard.

ASUS Designo Curve MX34VQ
ASUS Designo Curve MX34VQ is a 34-inch, ultra-wide UWQHD (3440 by 1440) curved monitor with 1800R curvature and a 21:9 aspect ratio to provide immersive and realistic images. Its elegant, frameless design makes a beautiful addition to any home or office workspace. In addition to stunning visuals and striking design, ASUS Designo Curve MX34VQ features ASUS SonicMaster audio that incorporates premium Harmon Kardon acoustic technology and has two 8-watt stereo speakers for incredible sound. The base of the monitor serves as a wireless charging pad for Qi-enabled mobile devices.
In the ASUS showroom at Computex 2016, the ASUS Designo Curve MX34VQ monitor is on display with ASUS Transformer 3 Pro and the ROG XG Station 2 external graphics card to demonstrate the VR gaming experience with ASUS devices.

ROG XG Station 2
ROG XG Station 2 is an external graphics-card dock that turns a laptop into VR-gaming powerhouse. A 680W power supply is designed inside and supports the latest NVIDIA GeForce GTX and AMD Radeon™ graphics cards. ROG XG Station 2 is equipped with Thunderbolt 3 and an exclusive proprietary connector that improves performance up to a further 15%. It’s easy to connect and can be unplugged without restarting the laptop — and includes four USB 3.0 ports and a gigabit LAN socket for extended connectivity and convenience.

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