Printed from http://www.electronista.com

ASUS CEO talks Fold/Unfold release, pricing

updated 01:15 pm EDT, Mon March 23, 2009

Chen on ASUS Fold/Unfold

The concept ASUS Fold/Unfold notebook PCs will see mass production in the second half of this year, company CEO Jerry Shen said when speaking to TechRadar in a Friday report. Chen also said the notebook will create a new category, not unlike the MacBook Air, thanks to its stylish, unique and functional design. The notebook will be a more affordable PC alternative to the MacBook Air, with Chen promising it will be available between September and October with prices expected to fall between $1,000 and $1,500.

The CEO also offered that, like the "Seashell" Eee PC 1008HA, a lithium-polymer battery will be offered with the Fold/Unfold to give it as much as five hours of operation despite its slim profile.

Chen also said its future Eee PCs will ship with the Windows 7 operating system, when Microsoft releases it, as the company is already testing the new operating system. The Eee T91 touchscreen PC will also use Windows 7, as it has native touch support built-in.

As for the OLED dual-screen concept PC also shown at CeBIT, Chen says it is still being considered for production. "OLED is still very expensive," he said, adding the concept can work as a dual-screen monitor or with one screen acting as a virtual touch keyboard while the other is the display. Chen made it clear the dualscreen touch concept notebook will not launch this year.



By Electronista Staff
Post tools:

TAGS :

toggle

Comments

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

toggle

Most Popular

Sponsor

Recent Reviews

Patriot Supersonic Rage XT 128GB USB drive

USB thumb drives are getting larger by the day, their growth speeding along with the availability and expansion of memory chips. But h ...

Crucial MX100 256GB SATA-3 SSD

While the price-per-gigabyte ratio for magnetic platter-based hard drives can't be beat, the speed that a SSD brings to the table for ...

Narrative Clip

With the advent of social media technology, people have been searching for new ways to share the events of their daily lives -- be it ...

Sponsor

toggle

Most Commented

 
toggle

Popular News