Computex 2010: ASUS R.O.G. CG8490, Eee Pad’s, ARES, A10Mon, May 31, 2010 - 6:00 AM
ARES, Eee Pad’s, and a Smartphone
Also at the event was the soon to be released ARES graphics card, it packs in dual Radeon HD5870’s with 4GB of GDDR5 onto a single PCB, making it one of the most powerful desktop graphics card solutions.
Outside of gaming, ASUS showed off two Eee Pad’s. The first is the EP121, a 12” performance driven lightweight portable slate. It features full Windows compatibility, Adobe Flash, USB, SD card interface, a Web Camera, Desktop docking, and Notebook docking. This is an impressive piece of hardware and appears to be a great effort on ASUS’ part.
The second Eee Pad is the EP101TC, an ultra thin and light slate for smart mobility and casual computing. It runs on Windows Embedded Compact 7, a complete toolkit with the latest Windows 7-based technologies and. It provides a familiar full-featured experience across various connected devices and cloud computing services. Users will also be able to move their favorite applications to the main desktop with ease.
One of the more surprising things we saw was the the Garmin-Asus A10. It’s an Android smartphone that provides users with Garmin’s premium turn-by-turn, voice-prompted navigation capabilities both while driving and on foot. It integrates Google Mobile Services with one-click access to Google Maps, Gmail, YouTube, calendar, contacts and Android Market, where users can find more than 30,000 applications to personalize their phone. It features some of the fastest GPS hardware found anywhere, requiring just 28 seconds in “time to first fix” from GPS satellites.
ASUS came with a number of exciting new products that had everyone at the event snapping pictures like crazy! We are looking forward to getting our hands on some these in the near future for your viewing pleasure.
Stay tuned for more Computex coverage as the show starts revving up today.