PC Show 2008 - The Full Coverage (Part 2)


ASUS' Booth - Page 2

ASUS' Booth - Page 2

 A reddot design award winner in 2007, the ASUS LS201 is a slim 20-inch standard LCD monitor with decent specifications like a 5ms response time and a 2000:1 contrast ratio. A free DVI cable worth $69 is thrown in for this monitor, which cost $449.

 The ASUS G1Sn is the company's updated gaming notebook with a 15.4-inch screen. Equipped with the latest hardware like a Penryn Intel Core 2 Duo T9300, 4GB of DDR2 memory, 320GB SATA hard drive and a GeForce 9500M GS with 512MB of dedicated memory, this is a notebook capable of running all your games smoothly. Gaming features like illuminated hotkeys and fast, responsive display are featured. Expect to pay $2898, with free gifts including a Canon photo printer, 8GB thumb drive and ASUS gaming backpack and mouse.

 If you're hunting for the bargains, ASUS' booth has the X80, a 14.1-inch notebook using a Core 2 Duo T5250 processor with integrated graphics (GMA X3100). There's 2GB of DDR2 memory and a 160GB SATA hard drive included and it runs on Windows Vista Home Basic. Along with its free notebook bag and optical mouse, the X80 is priced at $1098.

 Available in two configurations, ASUS' Nova series of slim desktop PCs will provide decent performance for everyday tasks and productivity applications while maintaining a small footprint. Integrated graphics are found on both configurations, along with 1GB of DDR2 memory and a 5400RPM SATA hard drive. The more affordable model, the PX20 uses an Intel Dothan 900MHz CPU and goes for a special price of $599 (usual is $699), while the P20 uses an Intel Pentium Dual Core E2160 and is on offer at costs $899 (usual is $1099).

 The widely popular ASUS Eee PC is naturally found at the PC Show, with both the original 4GB and 8GB models available. While they are installed with Linux, they are compatible with Windows XP Home (not included). The 4GB model is going for $398 while the 8GB model is $598. ASUS will also throw in an optical mouse if you get the larger 8GB model.

 ASUS' Vento 3600 is a distinctive and unique chassis designed for gamers and enthusiasts. It features up to four 5.25-inch and four 3.5-inch drive bays and has a tool-free, screw-less installation. Available in four colors, it is painted with an ultraviolet coating and has LED lights.