/// Asus’ Jonney Shih, Live at AsiaD

October 20, 2011  |  All Things Digital


Though little-known outside of Asia a few years ago, Asus burst onto the scene with its Eee PC, the product that ushered in the era of the Netbook. With Netbooks losing popularity in favor of tablets, Asus has responded with the Eee Pad, its own line of tablets that includes a convertible model with an optional keyboard dock. Asus is just one of many players in the space, though, and doesn’t have that first-mover advantage. Chairman Johnny Shih is joining Walt Mossberg to talk tablets, laptops and more. 9:07 am : Jonney’s on stage with the company’s new ultrabook. “As you can see it is very thin,” Shih said. Walt notes it is a good response to the MacBook Air. Even which such thinness, we didn’t compromise the performance, Shih said, noting it has an Intel core i7, a next-generation solid-state drive and USB 3.0 It weighs 1.2 kilograms, Shih said. Siri tells me that equals 2.65 pounds.

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