Join CNET on Wednesday for Asus' live media event at IDF

Join us late Wednesday afternoon as Asus shows off its Intel Developer Forum wares in San Francisco.

Asus' Transformer Book T300 could be one of several tablet-laptop hybrids shown off on Wednesday. Andrew Hoyle/CNET

On Wednesday, Asus is hosting a media event in San Francisco and CNET will be there to bring you live coverage. Join me, my fellow CNET editor Xiomara Blanco, and photo man (or "photographer," as he prefers to be called) James Martin as we bring you on-point and insightful -- with equal doses of objectivity and good-natured pithiness -- coverage of the event.

This comes right smack-dab in the middle of IDF (Intel Developer Forum), so it's a good bet most of what we'll see will be of the Intel/Windows 8 (or 8.1) variety. The event starts at 5 p.m. PT tomorrow and is scheduled to conclude by 5:30 p.m.

We'll likely see the Core-i7-based Zenbook UX301 and the Transformer Book Trio , which houses two Intel processors: a Core i7 for the keyboard and a separate dual-core 1.6GHz Intel Atom Z2760 processor just for the screen.

On the off chance you've yet to have your fill of tablet-laptop hybrids, there's also the Transformer Book T300 with its Core i3, i5, or i7 chip options. There's also the off chance that a 2013 Transformer Infinity will show up, but given the Intel focus -- the Infinity uses an Nvidia Tegra 4 -- I'm not holding my breath.

Last week the Asus showed off several new tablets and hybrids at the IFA trade show in Berlin. This week the company will focus on the US market, but I expect many of the products demoed in Germany will make their American debut. I'm also hoping for a few new, unannounced surprises.

Asus seems to be doubling down on the whole Transformer line concept, with multiple products that do multiple things. For now it seems to be working out. Join us on Wednesday to see if the company can continue its Transformer-led success.

CNET's live blog of Asus' IDF media event
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Eric Franklin leads the CNET Reviews editors in San Francisco as managing editor. A 20-year industry veteran, Eric began his tech journey testing computers in the CNET Labs. When not at work he can usually be found at the gym, at the movies, or at the edge of his couch with a game controller in his hands.

 

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