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.

  • Kent German 9/11/2013 11:35:53 PM
    Hello, everyone! Welcome to CNET's live blog of the Asus media event from IDF.
  • Kent German 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.
  • Kent German 9/11/2013 11:38:02 PM
    Bringing the words will be Eric Franklin and Xiomara Blanco with James Martin delivering the photographs.
  • Kent German 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.
  • Graham Douglas 9/11/2013 11:40:31 PM
    Oops, you mean IDF or I've time warped.
  • Kent German 9/11/2013 11:41:01 PM
    @Graham: Yes, sorry about that. I meant IDF. That's what we're doing today!
  • RogerWhite 9/11/2013 11:41:39 PM
    Any 8 inch win8 product you think?
  • Eric Franklin 9/11/2013 11:42:31 PM
    Hey everyone. We're in a very mood-lit room, waiting for the show to start.
  • Kent German 9/11/2013 11:43:09 PM
    @Roger: We'll see. There will certainly be Win8.
  • Adam 9/11/2013 11:43:17 PM
    I'm hoping for the new Vivobooks. It's been too long!
  • Eric Franklin 9/11/2013 11:43:25 PM
    About 10 demo stations surrounding us right now.
  • Eric Franklin 9/11/2013 11:43:36 PM
    With black velvet covers...
  • Kent German 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."
  • Eric Franklin 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.
  • Ivan Chiang 9/11/2013 11:45:05 PM
    @EricFranklin Do you think the price for the New Asus Zenbook Infinity will be revealed?
  • Eric Franklin 9/11/2013 11:45:17 PM
    I'm a little put off by the pseudo house music they're playing right now...
  • Eric Franklin 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.
  • Josh 9/11/2013 11:46:36 PM
    Where do we go to watch it
  • Eric Franklin 9/11/2013 11:46:52 PM
    The company is usually competitive on pricing even on high-end products.
  • James Martin 9/11/2013 11:47:14 PM
  • jusrw97 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.
  • James Martin 9/11/2013 11:48:02 PM
  • Eric Franklin 9/11/2013 11:48:20 PM
    @jusrw97: Good question. There is the Zenbook UX301. It was shown at IFA last week.
  • James Martin 9/11/2013 11:48:48 PM
  • Eric Franklin 9/11/2013 11:49:04 PM
    This even is definitely business in front, journalists and blogger types in back.
  • Graham Douglas 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
  • Eric Franklin 9/11/2013 11:49:55 PM
    A few well-pressed suits shooting the stuff up front.
  • James Martin 9/11/2013 11:50:11 PM


  • Eric Franklin 9/11/2013 11:50:21 PM
    @GrahamDouglas: I sure do hope so :)
  • Kent German 9/11/2013 11:50:26 PM
  • Graham Douglas 9/11/2013 11:51:36 PM
    Is Johnny Shih in the house?
  • jusrw97 9/11/2013 11:52:06 PM
    hopefully there will be something surface pro-esque.
  • Eric Franklin 9/11/2013 11:52:17 PM
    There's an interesting darkness to the proceedings. Black velvet/slik. Mood lighting and champagne!
  • Eric Franklin 9/11/2013 11:52:34 PM
    @GrahamDouglas: I'm 99% sure he is :)
  • 9/11/2013 11:52:43 PM
    and mood music!
  • James Martin 9/11/2013 11:53:06 PM

    Champagne. Maybe we are going to get champagne colored tablets...

  • SubjectBeef 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!
  • Eric Franklin 9/11/2013 11:53:40 PM
    @jusrw97: Lots of Surface Pro fans that don't want to pay Surface Pro prices I see.
  • Eric Franklin 9/11/2013 11:53:59 PM
    @SubjectBeef: They can try!!
  • Eric Franklin 9/11/2013 11:54:16 PM
    Just got the "event will begin in 5" announcement.
  • James Martin 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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