NEW DELHI: Taiwanese tech giant ASUS has announced the expansion of its consumer PC lineup with the launch of India’s first ProArt series laptops. Designed for content creators and consumers with the creative edge, ASUS’ ProArt series feature industry-first innovations in the form of ASUS Dial and a touchpad that can support the stylus.
Along with the flagship ProArt StudioBook 16 OLED, ASUS has also launched a series of VivoBook across AMD/ Intel and 14inch/ 16inch variant – VivoBook Pro 14 and VivoBook Pro 15 OLED, VivoBook Pro 14X OLED, and VivoBook Pro 16X OLED, to offer a personalized choice for consumers. The product pricing starts from INR 75,000 and will be sold across online (ASUS e-shop/ Amazon/ Flipkart) and offline (ASUS Exclusive Stores/ ROG Stores/Croma/Vijay Sales/Reliance Digital) channels starting 14th December. The ProArt Studiobook range will be available from January.
ASUS has incorporated innovative designs and cutting-edge technologies in every ProArt product, not only to create unparalleled aesthetics but also to provide powerful performance and an excellent user experience. In addition to the creator series PCs, ASUS has also announced ASUS ProArt Lab, a dedicated program for emerging and established creators across the industry to come together, share and learn from one another. A one-of-a-kind program for upcoming artists, designers, music producers, creators is designed to provide an innovative platform that offers to inspire and train budding creators from the bests in the industry. ASUS ProArt Lab will go live with its first session on 22nd December 2021. For more information please log on to – www.asus.com/in/ProArt/ProArt-Labs
Leon Yu, Regional Director, System Business Group, Asus India & South Asia, said, “At ASUS, we strongly believe in building a complete ecosystem for our consumers, by equipping them with not just innovative machines but also enabling proper grooming for them. We have designed and curated a program for budding content creators to learn from the best in the Industry. With the Asus ProArt Lab, we are bullish to create success among the creators’ community through our new ProArt product line-up. India is an important market for us and we will continue to introduce innovation designed to meet the emerging needs of the Indian community.”
The new ProArt laptops are built to remove creativity barriers from our workflow to offer incredible performance, design, and the burgeoning ecosystem for creators, who are always on the move and those who prefer to work in their dedicated workspace. To satisfy content creators in various fields, the ProArt series brings an array of products equipped with unique/ industry-first features such as ASUS Dial design and a touchpad that can support a stylus. Designed to meet the growing requirement of creators, designers, vloggers, and artists, the new StudioBook and VivoBooks are committed to democratizing OLED panels on laptops while featuring the high-end processors from both Intel and AMD, along with NVIDIA Studio and RTX graphics for better compatibility and performance across a range of creative applications. The laptops under the series not only provide accurate image color but also offer powerful and stable performance, along with an exclusive Creator Hub, a tool designed to help professionals optimize system settings, calibrate connected monitors, and quickly access vital apps.
Commenting on the launch, Arnold Su, Business Head, Consumer and Gaming PC, System Business Group, ASUS India, said, “The recent times have proven to be a catalyst in driving new trends in the industry and has motivated the creators’ fraternity to opt for specialized machines that cater to their specialized requirement. At ASUS, we strive to be the pioneer whenever there is an opportunity for introducing new technology, and the launch of our ProArt series is a step towards bringing something special for the creators’ community.
We are thrilled to announce the launch of the one-of-a-kind program, ASUS ProArt Lab, which aims to further empower the creators’ community enabling them to unleash the unexplored creativity. We’re certain that the new lineup and platform will enable an incredible experience for creators across genres while allowing us to channelize the growth in the creators’ industry.”
ProArt is the fusion of Pro and Art, created by creators, for creators that will kindle the creative flame, capturing the sparks of one’s inspiration, to let you create the uncreated. ASUS has worked with the best creators across the globe to make the best creators’ notebooks in the ProArt series, while the lab inspires to rightful learn from the best in the industry to build a future in the industry.
ProArt StudioBook 16 OLED (H5600)
To turn creative visions into reality, ProArt StudioBook 16 OLED leverages powerful AMD Ryzen 5000 series (H5600) and fast NVIDIA GeForce up to RTX 3070 (H5600) graphics. For outstanding driver stability, the laptop features NVIDIA Studio Drivers to ensure maximum performance, rock-solid reliability, and wide software compatibility. A 16-inch 4K OLED HDR 16:10 display delivers stunning visuals with a 100% DCI-P3 color gamut, PANTONE Validated and Calman Verified certifications, along with factory-calibrated Delta-E < 2 color accuracy and VESA DisplayHDR 500 True Black accreditation. For streamlining creative work, the laptop comes equipped with ASUS Dial for quick, intuitive adjustments while working incompatible Adobe apps, such as Photoshop, Premiere Pro, Photoshop Lightroom Classic, and After Effects. ProArt StudioBook 16 OLED also offers extensive connectivity with ultrafast PCIe 3.0 x4 or PCIe 4.0 x4 SSDs, up to 64 GB of 3200 MHz DDR4 RAM or USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C (H5600) ports, plus HDMI 2.1 and an SD Express 7.0 card reader.
VivoBook Pro 14X/16X OLED (M7400, M7600, N7400, N7600)
Creators can shape the future with VivoBook Pro 14X/16X OLED, the ultimate powerhouse for next-generation creativity. VivoBook Pro 14X/16X OLED delivers the speed and accuracy needed to realize creative visions, with a 14-inch or 16-inch NanoEdge 4K OLED display, AMD Ryzen 5000 H Series Mobile Processors or Intel Core i7, and up to NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti graphics. The exclusive DialPad allows precise and intuitive control of creative tools, and the dual-fan cooling design with up to a 96 Wh high-capacity battery empowers users to work in undisturbed peace. VivoBook Pro 14X/16X OLED also offers the anodized-metal 0° Black and Cool Silver or weave-coating Meteor White and Comet Grey color options, inspiring users to unleash the possibilities for a bright, colorful future.
VivoBook Pro 14/15 OLED (M3401, M3500, K3400, K3500)
The modern, unique VivoBook Pro 14/15 OLED shows its true colors to the world: its two distinctive color options, Quiet Blue or Cool Silver, give off a bright, positive vibe. With its stunning 14-inch or 15-inch NanoEdge 2.8, K/FHD OLED display, and awe-inspiring Harman Kardon-certified audio, VivoBook Pro 14/15 OLED immerse users in whatever they are doing, whether work or play. Featuring the latest AMD Ryzen 5000 H Series Mobile Processors or Intel Core™ i7, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 graphics, a dual-fan cooling system, and ultrafast Wi-Fi 6, the ultra-stylish VivoBook Pro 14/15 OLED lets users achieve their true potential.
|Model Name||Model No||CPU||Asus Estore/Offline(ROG/AES/MFR/Other all offline Store)||Starting Price|
|Vivobook Pro 15 OLED||K3500||Intel||Flipkart/Asus Estore/Offline(ROG stores/Asus Exclusive Stores)||₹ 74,990.00|
|Vivobook Pro 14 OLED||K3400||Intel||Flipkart/Reliance/Croma/Vijay Sales||₹ 74,990.00|
|Vivobook Pro 14 OLED||M3401||AMD||Asus Estore/ Offline(ROG stores/Asus Exclusive Stores)||₹ 94,990.00|
|Vivobook Pro 14X OLED||N7400||Intel||Amazon/Reliance/Croma/Vijay Sales/Asus Estore/ Offline(ROG stores/Asus Exclusive Stores)||₹ 94,990.00|
|Vivobook Pro 15 OLED||M3500||AMD||Flipkart/Asus Estore/ Offline(ROG stores/Asus Exclusive Stores)||₹ 1,04,990.00|
|Vivobook Pro 14X OLED||M7400||AMD||Flipkart/Asus Estore/ Offline(ROG stores/Asus Exclusive Stores)||₹ 1,09,990.00|
|Vivobook Pro 16X OLED||M7600||AMD||Asus Estore/ Offline(ROG stores/Asus Exclusive Stores)||₹ 1,24,990.00|
|ProArt StudioBook 16 OLED||H5600||AMD||To be available from January 2022
Flipkart/Amazon/ Offline(ROG stores/Asus Exclusive Stores)
Google launches new smartphones -Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL
NEW DELHI: At their global event today, Google announced two new additions to the #MadebyGoogle family: Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL. Bringing the best of Google to its users, the two phones are powered by AI for more helpful, thoughtful, and personal experiences.
The smartphones are available in two sizes — the 5.5-inch Pixel 3 and the 6.3-inch Pixel 3 XL — and three colors: Just Black, Clearly White, and Not Pink.
The both phones will be available in 12 markets including India from November 1. Prices in India are Rs. 71,000 for Pixel 3 64GB, Rs. 80,000 for Pixel 3 128GB, for Rs. 83,000 Pixel 3 XL 64GB variant, and Rs. 92,000 for Pixel 3 XL 128GB.
The Google Pixel 2 XL (64GB) will continue to be sold at Rs 45,499
Pre-orders start from Thursday, 11th October 2018 on Flipkart, Airtel’s online store, and at offline partners including Reliance Digital, Croma and other leading stores across India. Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL will be available for sale both online and in retail stores from 1st November 2018.
As part of the pre-order offers, consumers will be able to own a Pixel 3 at a no-cost EMI starting at Rs 3,944 per month. In addition, current Google Pixel and Nexus phone owners will have special loyalty offers from Flipkart and our participating offline retail partners including Reliance, Croma, and other leading stores.
LG unveils new smartphone in India
NEW DELHI: Expanding its Q series, South Korean tech Major LG Electronics on Tuesday launched a new smartphone “Q7” in India at Rs 15,990.
The 5.5-inch FHD+ smartphone with 18:9 aspect ratio will be available across leading retail stores from September 1.
The device is powered by 1.5 GHz Octa-Core chipset coupled with 3GB RAM and 32GB internal storage that can be expanded up to 2TB.
“We are confident that the consumers who are looking for a balanced smartphone with the premium features will find the LG ‘Q7’ very hard to resist,” Advait Vaidya, Business Head- Mobiles, LG India, said in a statement.
The device runs Android Oreo and houses 3,000mAh battery — equipped with Qualcomm’s “Fast Charge” technology.
The smartphone sports 13MP with PDAF rear camera and 8MP front camera. It also comes with an Artificial Intelligence (AI)-based camera feature “Q-Lens”.
Homtom enters India market with three smartphones, says company to invest Rs 600 crore in country
NEW DELHI: Chinese brand Homtom said that it has launched its three smartphones in India on August 24.
The smartphones are H1, H3 and H5 and in available in Black and Gold variants at retail stores across India at just Rs 7,499, Rs 9,990 and Rs 10,990, respectively.
The all three smartphones will run on 8.1 Android Oreo operating system.
To promote Make in India, Shenzen-based company said that it will be investing around Rs 600 crores in the next 3-4 months.
The company will be shelling out about Rs 200-300 crores for CKD manufacturing for which it will be setting up its own facility in Noida by mid-2019 to manufacture its products in country.
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