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Asus IDF media event (CNET live blog)
Asus will be showing off several products at an event in San Francisco. Join CNET for full coverage.
9/11/2013 11:35:53 PM
Hello, everyone! Welcome to CNET's live blog of the Asus media event from IDF.
9/11/2013 11:37:20 PM
I'll be hosting you here until our team on the ground at the event gets seated and online.
9/11/2013 11:38:02 PM
Bringing the words will be Eric Franklin and Xiomara Blanco with James Martin delivering the photographs.
9/11/2013 11:40:13 PM
Asus already showed off a few products last week at the IFA show in Berlin. One was
Asus Transformer Book Trio
. It combines Windows 8, Android, laptop, tablet, and desktop in one machine.
9/11/2013 11:40:31 PM
Oops, you mean IDF or I've time warped.
9/11/2013 11:41:01 PM
@Graham: Yes, sorry about that. I meant IDF. That's what we're doing today!
9/11/2013 11:41:39 PM
Any 8 inch win8 product you think?
9/11/2013 11:42:31 PM
Hey everyone. We're in a very mood-lit room, waiting for the show to start.
9/11/2013 11:43:09 PM
@Roger: We'll see. There will certainly be Win8.
9/11/2013 11:43:17 PM
I'm hoping for the new Vivobooks. It's been too long!
9/11/2013 11:43:25 PM
About 10 demo stations surrounding us right now.
9/11/2013 11:43:36 PM
With black velvet covers...
9/11/2013 11:43:49 PM
Hello, Eric! How's it look in there?
9/11/2013 11:43:49 PM
Hello all. Lots of banners advertising transformable tablets with the slogan "We Transform."
9/11/2013 11:44:28 PM
Yeah, Asus def seems to be doubling down on tablets that are also laptops that are also tablets and sometimes desktops.
9/11/2013 11:45:05 PM
@EricFranklin Do you think the price for the New Asus Zenbook Infinity will be revealed?
9/11/2013 11:45:17 PM
I'm a little put off by the pseudo house music they're playing right now...
9/11/2013 11:46:07 PM
@IvanChiang: We'll see. Asus has a lot a products in the pipeline they've yet to announce prices for.
9/11/2013 11:46:36 PM
Where do we go to watch it
9/11/2013 11:46:52 PM
The company is usually competitive on pricing even on high-end products.
9/11/2013 11:47:14 PM
9/11/2013 11:47:19 PM
Do you think there will be any tablets similar to the surface pro, just a little better?
9/11/2013 11:48:00 PM
Eric is mistaken -- the demo stations are actually covered in black silk covers, and the mid-90s R&B/house selection they're playing is awesome.
9/11/2013 11:48:02 PM
9/11/2013 11:48:20 PM
@jusrw97: Good question. There is the Zenbook UX301. It was shown at IFA last week.
9/11/2013 11:48:48 PM
9/11/2013 11:49:04 PM
This even is definitely business in front, journalists and blogger types in back.
9/11/2013 11:49:20 PM
@Eric, I think the bad music is like bad service at a restaurant. If the foods good, the service is non issue. Feast on tablets my friend!
9/11/2013 11:49:30 PM
It's like a tech-mullet
9/11/2013 11:49:55 PM
A few well-pressed suits shooting the stuff up front.
9/11/2013 11:50:11 PM
9/11/2013 11:50:21 PM
@GrahamDouglas: I sure do hope so :)
9/11/2013 11:50:26 PM
9/11/2013 11:51:36 PM
Is Johnny Shih in the house?
9/11/2013 11:52:06 PM
hopefully there will be something surface pro-esque.
9/11/2013 11:52:17 PM
There's an interesting darkness to the proceedings. Black velvet/slik. Mood lighting and champagne!
9/11/2013 11:52:34 PM
@GrahamDouglas: I'm 99% sure he is :)
9/11/2013 11:52:43 PM
and mood music!
9/11/2013 11:53:06 PM
Champagne. Maybe we are going to get champagne colored tablets...
9/11/2013 11:53:11 PM
I'm so excited, thank you for blogging this Cnet! But using macbook airs at an Asus event, I'm surprised you didn't get kicked out!
9/11/2013 11:53:40 PM
@jusrw97: Lots of Surface Pro fans that don't want to pay Surface Pro prices I see.
9/11/2013 11:53:59 PM
@SubjectBeef: They can try!!
9/11/2013 11:54:16 PM
Just got the "event will begin in 5" announcement.
9/11/2013 11:54:27 PM
9/11/2013 11:54:34 PM
@SubjectBeef lots of Macs in the room. We're not the only offenders.
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