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Asus Chairman Jonney Shih took the stage at CES 2015 in Las Vegas to unveil two new product lines – the Transformer Book Chi Series, a series of hybrid laptop-tablets that run Windows, and the ZenFone line, which includes their new flagship phone as well as a photo-centric one.

The Transformer Book Chi products are detachable hybrids, meaning that they resemble typical laptops until you detach the monitor, which then functions as a tablet. The Chi series of hybrids all run Windows and are available in 8.9, 10.1, and 12.5 inches. The keyboards are attached through a magnetic hinge, but also via Bluetooth.

The T300 Chi, the model with the 12.5-inch display, can be purchased with either a 1920×1080 or 2560×1440 screen, with the price difference being $699 and $799. They both come equipped with Intel’s Core M processor.

The 10.1-inch T100 Chi uses Intel’s Atom processor, has a 1900×1200 display, and retails for $399.

Finally, the smallest Chi, the 8.9-inch T90, which is more of a tablet with an attachable keyboard, uses an Intel Atom CPU, a screen with a 1280×800-resolution display, and will start at $299.

All three products will be available in the US in February.

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The ZenFone 2 is the company’s new flagship phone and is powered by an Intel Atom Z3580 processor, a quad-core 64-bit CPU, and 4GB RAM. It’s 3.9mm thick at the edges, has a 13MP camera, and a 5.5-inch IPS display with full-HD resolution and Gorilla Glass 3. It uses Android 5.5 Lollipop, but its own custom ZenUI, and will be available in the US in March for $199.

According to Asus, the ZenFone Zoom is the world’s thinnest smartphone with a 13MP camera and 3X optical zoom. It also has an optical image stablizier and a laser auto-focus. For those who know a thing or two about photography, it allows for “professional-grade” manual control of ISO settings, white balance, shutter speed, and more. The ZenFone Zoom will be availabe in the US in Q2 2015 for $399.

International pricing and availability was not discussed for any of the products.

via CNet

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