New Delhi: NFC (Near Field Communication) has made its debut in desktop personal computers. Asus has launched its M70AD desktop PC which it claims to be the first claims to be the first with NFC (Near Field Communication) built in.
The M70AD can pair with Android-based smartphones or tablets and thus letting the user to log into his or her account automatically, while photos in mobile devices can also be backed up wirelessly with a simple tap. An Asus app allows the user with an Android device to use it as a touch-screen launcher for Windows 8.
The Asus M70AD desktop comes with features such as a built-in UPS that allows the PC to shut down safely in the event of a power failure, after all data and documents are saved. There's also a Qi wireless inductive plate and fast USB charging that will allow devices to charge even when the PC is shut down.
A hot-swappable Universal Storage Module (USM) drive bay makes it easy to use high-capacity external SATA hard drives. The desktop comes with two sound enhancements for more powerful audio. Sonic Master Technology is Asus' own enhancement, and MaxxAudio from Waves.
The device comes with 4th generation Intel Core (Haswell) processors with integrated Intel graphics or discrete Nvidia GeForce graphics cards. There is 4GB of DDR3 RAM, a 500GB hard drive, a slim DVD-RW drive, and a 16-in-1 card reader. The M70AD tower case is also designed with aggressive angles and a polished metal finish.
The M70AD desktop runs Windows 8 64bit and comes with a number of Asus applications including Asus Launcher, Asus WebStorage (32GB for 3 years), Power Director, Photo Director, and Music Maker Silver. There are trial versions of office and antivirus suites. The device is price around Rs 62,000 (all inclusive).