ASUS Laptops Ready for Amazon Alexa in 2018

-- Select 2018 ASUS laptop models will bring Amazon Alexa hands-free voice capabilities to PC users --
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Key Points

  • Selected models of upcoming 2018 ASUS ZenBook and VivoBook laptops will support Amazon Alexa
  • Users will enjoy effortless access to tens of thousands of productivity, entertainment and smart-home tasks, using intuitive and natural voice control through Amazon Alexa
  • First models to be announced during first half of 2018

Las Vegas, NV (January 8, 2018) — ASUS today announced at CES® 2018 that select models in its upcoming 2018 range of ZenBook and VivoBook laptops1 will feature support for Amazon Alexa, ushering in a new era of voice-based interaction for PC users.

“Voice is a natural interface for interacting with technology and can make everyday tasks simpler,” said Steve Rabuchin, Vice President, Amazon Alexa. “We’re delighted that ASUS will bring the Alexa experience to its laptop models – providing hands-free voice capabilities, and tens of thousands of skills, to PC customers at their desks and on-the-go.”

ASUS is passionate about innovation, constantly striving to create devices that help deliver a seamless digital life for all our customers. The combination of Alexa cloud-based technology and sophisticated audio hardware on ASUS laptops will offer users a new and effortless way to interact with their devices, enhancing their experiences in productivity, entertainment and smart-home management wherever they are. At home or on the go, with Alexa, users can perform thousands of tasks using intuitive and natural voice commands, including managing calendars and to-do lists, listening to music and audiobooks, controlling smart home devices and much more.

“ASUS truly embraces our company’s slogan; ‘in search of incredible,’ and it is something that we aspire to bring to our customers; a truly incredible experience,” said Steve Chang, President of ASUS North America. “We do this by continuing to introduce innovation, as well as by improving technology and user experience. Combining Alexa with ASUS PCs will allow customers to complete a variety of formerly complex tasks, simply by speaking. This allows customers greater efficiency and allows them to spend more time on their own passions; to search for their own incredible.”

1Availability may vary by region

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AVAILABILITY & PRICING

Select ASUS ZenBooks and VivoBooks will support Amazon Alexa, and will be announced in 1H 2018. Please contact your local ASUS representative for further information.



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  Nick Mijuskovic
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About ASUS

ASUS is one of Fortune magazine’s World’s Most Admired Companies, and is dedicated to creating products for today and tomorrow’s smart life. Our comprehensive portfolio includes Zenbo, ZenFone, ZenBook and a range of IT devices and components, along with AR, VR and IoT. ASUS employs more than 17,000 people worldwide and over 5,500 world-class R&D talents. Driven by innovation and committed to quality, the company won 4,385 awards and earned approximately US$13.3 billion of revenue in 2016.