PC Show 2007 - The Full Coverage


ASUS' Booth

ASUS' Booth

 ASUS was big on promoting their lineup of new LCD displays at the PC Show 2007. Also not to be missed are the brand new Santa Rosa platform based notebooks and their well built PDA phones.

 This is the most affordable widescreen 19-inch monitor ASUS had on show, the VW192T. For $309, you get 5ms panel with a resolution of 1440 x 900, 800:1 contrast ratio and brightness of 330 candelas. Also comes built-in with a pair of 1W speakers. The promo price comes with a pair of movie tickets and a DVI-D cable.

 Still on the 19-inch class, the ASUS PG191 is designed for the gamers at heart who've limited desk space to spare. Dual 5W stereo speakers and a 15W powered subwoofer are built in to the design of this looker. Also comes with an integrated 1.3MP webcam. The panel is a standard 19-inch screen of 1280x1024 resolution with a 2ms response time. Priced at $629, it's not cheap, but to sweeten the deal, it comes with an ASUS U3000 digital TV tuner and DVI-D cable.

 How about a 20-inch reddot design winner for a display? The LS201 no only looks sleek, but its screen is protected by a scratch-free glass, has a 5ms response time and 2000:1 contrast ratio. This 1400 x 1050 resolution LCD monitor costs $599 and is bundled with a Sennheiser PC130 header and a DVI-D cable.

 If you are keen on a multimedia widescreen 20-inch panel, this award winning ASUS PW201 might just do the trick. The screen's resolution is 1680 x 1050 and has a 8ms response time. Dual built-in 3W speakers and a 1.3MP webam roundup its feature list but this beauty would set you back $759. Good thing that the PC Show offer includes an ASUS U3000 digital TV tuner and DVI-D cable to sweeten the offer.

 If you just need a big screen with forward looking features, the ASUS MW221U 22-inch widescreen monitor at $559 would be an ideal choice. Its speedy 2ms panel and HDCP compliant digital input would really prolong the lifespan and versatility of the monitor. It also has a pair of 1W speakers integrated into the display. PC Show offer includes an ASUS U3000 digital TV tuner and DVI-D cable too!

 ASUS is one of the few vendors quick to capitalize on the new Intel Santa Rosa platform. The G2S shown here is the vendor's most powerful notebook offering. Driven by a Core 2 Duo T7500 (2.2GHz, 800 FSB, 4MB L2), Intel 965PM chipset, GeForce 8600M GT 256MB, 2GB DDR2 and a 200GB HDD, this 17-inch desktop replacement is seriously tuned for gaming. It's also loaded with Windows Vista Ultimate edition for the added advantage. $3988 bags you this notebook as well as other goodies worth $760 that's only available at this PC Show.

 If you fancy the G2S in a smaller form factor, the 15-inch G1S is as good as it can get. $3558 and comes with all the same goodies as the G2S big brother (including the bonus stuff).

 At the pinnacle of ASUS' notebook offerings is the new Lamborghini VX2 with the latest specs and a killer design. $4688 is the entry price for one of these luxurious notebooks.

 The ASUS W5Fe is the world's first SideShow notebook and we at www.hardwarezone.com had the pleasure to test drive this recently. This 12-inch handy sized 1.7kg notebook has a complimentary 2.8-inch QVGA screen and a1GB flash module on the top panel for the Windows Vista SideShow functionality. The notebook itself is specced with a Core 2 Duo T7200, 1.5GB memory, 160GB HDD and a TPM module. All for $3298.

 The A8J is the main workhorse series of ASUS notebooks. Various configurations are available but some of the more common specs include the 14-inch WXGA screen, 1GB DDR2, 120GB HDD, VGA webcam, card reader and Bluetooth 2.0. A wide choice of Core 2 Duo CPU speeds and a graphics configurations ranging from NVIDIA's Go 7700 model to ATI's Mobility Radeon X2300 is available.