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ASUS Zenvolution at IFA 2016 — ZenWatch 3, ZenPad 3S, ZenScreen announced

ASUS Zenvolution at IFA 2016 — ZenWatch 3, ZenPad 3S, ZenScreen announced

by Vyncent ChanSeptember 2, 2016
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The Zenvolution is not over, guys. After the launch of the Zenfone 3s series, the Transformer 3 and Transformer 3 Pro convertible 2-in-1 tablets as well as the Zenbook 3, ASUS has just announced new products at IFA 2016, including the latest ZenWatch 3, ZenPad 3S 10 and ZenScreen.

ASUS Zenwatch 3

First up, the ZenWatch 3. The ZenWatch 3 has a round case, a stark departure from the rectangular watch faces that its predecessors sported. The premium cold-forged steel is very strong, 82% stronger than conventional steel, to be exact, ensuring durability when faced with the rigors of daily wear. Three crown buttons adorn the case, giving quick access to frequently used functions. The ZenWatch 3 comes with a choice of stitched Italian leather or high-quality rubber, each of which is available in dark brown or beige color options.

The ASUS ZenWatch comes with more than 50 software watch faces that are swappable using the ZenWatch Manager smartphone app, allowing users to customize their watch to fit any occasion. If you desire a custom watch face that uniquely represents you, you can also do that with the FaceDesigner smartphone app to create your own personal ZenWatch 3. The ZenFit activity tracking app also works with the ZenWatch 3 to help the fitness buffs keep track of their steps, with an industry-leading 95% accuracy, as well as provide reminders to stand and move after periods of inactivity.

The ASUS ZenWatch 3 promises up to two days of battery life. When juice gets low, it can quickly be recharged with the exclusive HyperCharge technology that allows the ZenWatch 3 to gain 60% charge in just a mere 15 minutes. All this is through a very convenient magnetic charging connector that snaps into place automatically. If you desire more battery life, there is also an optional battery pack that offers up to 40% more battery life.

ASUS ZenScreen

If you have found yourself desiring a portable display to use dual display setups even when on the go? ASUS may have heard you wishing, and the ASUS ZenScreen MB16AC is a portable 15.6″ FullHD display. It features a hybrid USB Type-C port that supports power and video transmission, and is compatible with any laptop with a USB-C or USB Type-A port. It also holds the title of the world’s lightest and slimmest Full HD portable monitor, so you do not need to worry about having to lug a massive and heavy display around. The bezels are also very slim at 6.5mm. To protect it from the harsh environments inside your bag, it also features an ultra-thin 1mm foldable smart case, which also doubles as a stand. If you think the stand is too bulky for you, you can also just insert a pen to prop up the ASUS ZenScreen. Nifty.

ASUS Zenpad 3S 10

The ASUS ZenPad 3S 10 is an incredible premium 9.7″ tablet featuring a stunning QXGA (2048 x 1536) high resolution touchscreen display, which not only accepts touches but also stylus input via the ASUS Z Stylus. The Z Stylus gives a natural pen-on-paper feel, and supports many useful productivity apps. The display features a 5.3mm-thin bezel, the world’s thinnest on a tablet, giving the ZenPad 3S 10 a class-leading 78% screen-to-body ratio.

Designed for both work and play, the ASUS ZenPad 3S 10 also features the exclusive ASUS Tru2Life video-enhancement technology to enhance the experience of watching videos. Powerful audio is also available, courtesy of a powerful stereo audio system with NXP smart amplifier technology for higher volumes without distortion or risk of damaging to the speakers. Hi-Res Audio support allows the playback of 24-bit 192kHz audio, for 4x the quality of CD audio. DTS Headphone:X allows for virtual 7.1 channel surround sound technology, optimizing and tuning attached headphones to simulate the immersive effect of a 7.1 channel surround sound home theather system.

The hardware behind the ZenPad 3S 10 are the hexa-core MediaTek 8176 hexa-core processor, mated to 4GB of RAM. Up to 64GB of onboard storage is available, with support for up to 128GB memory cards. The ZenPad 3S also features a fingerprint sensor for improved security. A large 5900 mAh battery powers the ZenPad 3S 10, keeping the lights on for up to 10 hours of movies or 12 hours of web surfing over WiFi.


Pokdepinion: The ZenWatch 3 is really nice, with a really premium design, the portable ZenScreen offers professionals a portable screen to improve their productivity on the go, and the ASUS ZenPad 3S 10 represents a huge leap for ASUS tablets. I must say, all these are really incredible stuff, and we can’t wait to see them.

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Vyncent Chan
Technology enthusiast, casual gamer, pharmacy graduate. Strongly opposes proprietary standards and always on the look out for incredible bang-for-buck.

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