In addition to the excellent-looing ZenWatch 3, ASUS also showcased its latest slate - the ZenPad 3S 10 - and an interesting portable display.
The ZenPad 3S 10 sports a 9.7" (got you there) display of QXGA resolution (that's 2048 by 1536 pixels, the same as the iPad Pro 9.7") and under the hood there's a MediaTek 8176 chip with a hexacore CPU and 4GB of RAM. Internal storage is 64GB, but since you're going to watch so many movies on it, you can expand it via the microSD card slot that's on board.
The slate sports a very good looking design and is just 5.8mm thick 0.3mm thinner than the iPad Pro 9.7. Additionally, there's a fingerprint sensor and a 5,900mAh with Quick Charge 3.0 (yes, on a MediaTek system).
ASUS has equipped the ZenPad 3S 10 with special Tru2Life video-enhancement technology to make videos pop more. On the audio side of things, there's an NXP smart amplifier allowing for higher volume without increasing distortion. It can also handle 7.1 surround sound thanks to the five-magnet stereo speakers with DTS Headphone:X tech.
Expect the ZenPad 3s 10 to hit stores in the coming weeks with a price of €379.
The ASUS ZenScreen is a somewhat unexpected product that debuted at IFA 2016. It's a portable, 15.6" monitor designed for professionals on-the-go, who need the screen real estate to get the job done quickly.
It weighs less than a kilogram and measures 8mm thin. The display sports a resolution of 1920x1080 pixels and has a USB Type-C port, which supports both power and video transmission.
The ZenScreen has a cool smart case, which acts as a vertical or horizontal stand. The portable display will set you back €269, but you can't really put a price on great practicality, can you?
ASUS also showcased its most powerful 2-in-1 tablet from back in May. As a refresher, the ASUS Transformer 3 Pro comes with a 12.6" display of 2880x1920 resolution. It's quite nice as it supports 121% of the sRGB color gamut.
On the inside, the Transformer 3 Pro has an Intel Core i7 6500U processor, 16GB of RAM and up to 1TB of SSD storage.
Connectivity is covered with Wi-Fi 802.11ac, USB Type-C port as well as an HDMI and Thunderbolt 3 ports. At the back, there's a 13MP camera, but it's not yet clear if it can record 4K videos.
The price of the Transformer 3 Pro is quite hefty at €1,599, but you do get a lot of tech for the price.
Asus also announced the pricing of their Transformer 3. It has a 7th-gen Intel Core i5 CPU, up to 8GB of RAM (4GB is standard) and a 256GB of SATA3 m.2 SSD (512GB max).
It has the same size screen as the Transformer 3 Pro but it's thinner at 6.9mm. The tablet weighs 695 grams and packs a 38.5Whr battery.
You can crops the sides instead,.
That's about a 7.3-inch screen size when letterboxed to 16:9. For movies, a no go.
"...but since you're going to watch so many movies on it, you can expand it via the microSD card slot that's on board." You gotta be kidding. No one is going to buy a 4:3 screen to watch movie with full of black bars.