ASUS announced a slew of new devices at Computex 2013 in Taipei this week including tablets, phablets, hybrids, and other accessories. TechnologyGuide is at the show and has all the details on the latest ASUS announcements out of Taiwan. Here is the rundown on the latest ASUS products unveiled.
The ASUS Transformer Pad Infinity is a tablet device that will be compatible with a keyboard dock, which will have a multi-touch trackpad as well as a USB 3.0, and SDXC card reader ports. It is an update to a previous model with the same name, but the new model will boast completely updated specs. The tablet itself will feature a 1.9GHz NVIDI Tegra 4 mobile processor and a quad-core ARM Cortex-A15 CPU and 72-core GeForce GPU. Measuring in at 10.1-inches, the LED display will have a resolution of about 218 ppi as well as 10 point multi-touch technology. There is no word yet on availability or pricing, at the time of this writing.
ASUS announced its Fonepad Note FHD 6 at Computex 2013, a 3G smartphone and tablet hybrid device featuring a 1.6GHz Intel dual-core processor and a Full HD IPS display that will reportedly feature a 1920×1080 resolution. The company states it will work well in bright sunshine and that it will also feature front facing speakers along with a stylus that can be used to handwrite on the device. Asus did not reveal any details on pricing or availability for the Fonepad Note FHD 6.
The ASUS Transformer Book Trio, a three-in-one mobile device, will feature an 11.6-inch detachable display that will have the functionality to switch between a Windows 8 notebook, an Android tablet, and a Windows 8 desktop PC. This means users will have access to apps in Google Play as well as the Windows Store with the added convenience of a full desktop to boot. The PC station dock will boast a 4th generation Intel Core i7 processor and a 750GB hard drive, and the tablet itself will feature a 2.0GHz Intel Atom processor with a 1080p resolution of 190 dpi and 64GB of storage. According to the company, the ASUS Transformer Book Trio will launch in Q3, with no details yet on pricing.
Also announced was the ASUS Memo Pad HD 7, a 7-inch tablet featuring a quad-core processor with a resolution of about 215 dpi. It will have a 1.2-megapixel front facing camera that will capture video in 720p and there will also be a model available with a 5-megapixel rear facing camera. Asus claims the battery life on the Memo Pad HD 7 will last up to 10 hours while watching videos at a 720p resolution. It will come in four colors; black, white, pink, and green. The Memo Pad HD 7 will be available starting July 2013 and will retail for $129 and $149 for the 8GB and 16GB models, respectively.
The Asus MeMo Pad FHD 10 is a 10-inch tablet, weighing in at 1.28 pounds and measuring just .38-inches thick; it will boast a 1.6GHz processor and a resolution of 277 dpi. Asus is marketing the device as a tablet for entertainment, with the ability to play videos in 1080p. It will feature a 1.2-megapixel front-facing camera and a 5-megapixel rear-facing camera that will record video in 1080p. No word yet on pricing or availability for the the Memo Pad FHD 10.
Among other announcements from ASUS were the ASUS VivoPC and ASUS VivoMouse. The VivoPC is touted as a streaming wireless media center that will be able to deliver HD Wi-Fi audio and video to its users. The VivoMouse is intended to bring a more user friendly experience to those operating Windows 8 without a touch screen. It will utilize gestures and will also function as a wireless remote for those using the VivoPC as a home entertainment system. Asus has only stated that it intends to release both products after the summer but has not confirmed a specific date or price for either.