CES Video: Asus Netbookstravaganza, with Bamboo, Gold Lamé, and Lamborghini.


Full Disclosure: Boing Boing’s video production at CES is sponsored by WEPC.com, and they’re also the subject of this episode. We were not paid to produce a piece about them, nor were we required to cover their presence at CES as part of the sponsorship. They had no editorial control or involvement in the content we produced, including this episode. Netbooks were sort of a hot topic at CES 09, and since Asus was something of a pioneer in this product sector, with interesting products out this year, we chose to cover this project’s presence.


Xeni from the motherboing here with a new Boing Boing Gadgets CES video installment! Beschizza and I visited the Asus booth to check out some of the netbooks and other devices they’re developing. Rob got some hands-on time with some of the more visually interesting models, including one netbook covered in bamboo, and others covered in very Vegas-appropriate gold lamé or Lamborghini co-branding. (Ay, que Elvis, hombre!) We also spoke with one of the senior designers with Asus from Taiwan about the Intel co-partnered WEPC project, in which they’re soliciting feature requests from the public, then sorting through those crowdsourced suggestions and figuring out what makes sense to implement in production.

Flash embed above, downloadable MP4 here.

(Special thanks to Q-Burns Abstract Message for the background tracks in our CES episodes!)

More Videos: BB Gadgets at CES
* CES Video: Palm Pre Hands-On with Joel and Brownlee, post-review huddle with Ars Technica
* Boing Boing Gadgets at CES: Video Report, Day Two
* Boing Boing Gadgets at CES: Video Report, Day One

About Xeni Jardin

Boing Boing editor/partner and tech culture journalist Xeni Jardin hosts and produces Boing Boing's in-flight TV channel on Virgin America airlines (#10 on the dial), and writes about living with breast cancer. Diagnosed in 2011. @xeni on Twitter. email: xeni@boingboing.net.
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6 Responses to CES Video: Asus Netbookstravaganza, with Bamboo, Gold Lamé, and Lamborghini.

  1. failix says:

    I love it, great interviews!

  2. prunesquallor says:

    OMG i *LOVE* Beschizza’s haircut and scarf/combo!
    shmexy!

    also *WOW* these were great interviews from CES

    Xeni is obviously really smart but she doesnt let it cramp her style! Keep it up, boingers!

  3. byronba says:

    This is the first time I’ve heard Rob’s voice.
    When he starts out with “The beautiful thing about this one is…” I halfway expected him to finish by saying “… it goes to eleven.”

    Was I the only one?

  4. Anonymous says:

    I like prima-gold verymuch because it’s very beauty
    http://www.prima-gold.fusionthai.net

  5. gr00veNU says:

    the intro track for the CES episodes is ‘on the bus’ by all good funk alliance. these guys are great n i strongly suggest hitting up their show if they swing into your town.

    http://www.myspace.com/allgoodfunkalliance

    unfortunately for me, they don’t get to winnipeg very often. then again, not much does…

    on topic: Asus are one of the more solid Co.’s out of Taiwan and it’s good to see them coming up with some unique and progressive concepts.

  6. eustace says:

    I really wanted to see at least a few seconds more of the bamboo-cased Eee!

    And Byronba – I know Nigel Tufnel, I’ve worked with Nigel Tufnel, and believe me; Beschizza is NO NIGEL TUFNEL. But then again, neither is Nigel.

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