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ASUS Dazzles Las Vegas with Exciting New Products

By Julio Franco
Jan 8, 2008
  1. CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SHOW, LAS VEGAS, NV (JANUARY 7, 2008) – ASUS, worldwide leader in component and notebook design and manufacturing, today announced its plan to unveil a rich assortment of new products at this year’s CES. Taking center stage is the new Nova P22 mini desktop PC that delivers whisper-quiet operations (25dB) with unprecedented 802.11n + Bluetooth connectivity and multimedia playback capabilities. Joining the award-winning LCD product line is the upcoming 24” MK241H. Featuring built-in HDMI support at resolutions up to 1920x1200, the MK241H is ideal for High Definition (HD) playback. For those on the go, ASUS will unveil a full line of personal navigation devices (PND), including the new R700. Boasting the industry’s thinnest design, the R700 is capable of receiving real-time traffic information and mapping out the best travel routes instantly on a 3D display.

    The ASUS Nova P22: The Powerful, Portable Dual Core Mini-Desktop PC
    The ASUS Nova P22 is diminutive in footprint but powerful in performance. Designed for space-conscious users who demand ultra-quiet operations, the Nova requires only 122 cubic inches of space and incorporates a robust Intel Core 2 Duo processor that is cooled passively and actively by a heat dissipation module, heat pipes and fans. Supporting the 802.11n wireless standard, the Nova’s high 300 Mbps transmission rate allows users to easily download a 30-minute HD video in just 44 seconds! Completing the ensemble, a pair of built-in speakers housed at the front of the Nova offers convenient high quality audio output. For home theater configurations, the Nova also supports 5.1 speaker configurations with Dolby® Digital Live or DTS® connect technology. Additionally, the Nova accommodates nearly any environment with ease, thanks to its flexible horizontal/vertical placement, slot-loading drive and its sleek exterior. The Nova P22 will be available through ASUS authorized dealers in North America in late January at an introductory MSRP of $799 USD.

    MK241 24” LCD Monitor
    Designed to be the most versatile 24” LCD monitor in today’s market, the upcoming MK241H combines native HDMI support for HD content, a built-in webcam, an integrated microphone and speakers to deliver the best audio and visual experience. The exclusive ASUS Color-Rich Technology enhances visual quality by bringing out 30% more colors. The introductory MSRP will be $___ USD.

    R700 Personal Navigation Device (PND): GPS, Real-Time Traffic Update
    and Personal Media Player in One SlimDesign
    ASUS’ legendary attention to industrial design and functionality is extended tothe new R700 PND. It is the first PND to introduce a 3D navigation engine that integrates real-time traffic informationto give users the fastest traveling routes. At just 1.3cm thin and showcasing a 4.3” touch screen display, the R700 is also capable of verbalizing incomingtextmessages, dialing calls for the user via its Bluetooth connection, playing MP3music and videos, and displaying photos. Additionally, the R700comes with a safety feature in the form of a smart light sensor that adjusts the panel back light according to the brightness of its surroundings. The introductory MSRP will be $399, and it will be available in North America in mid-January.
     
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