ASUS show cases a number of tablets, laptops and phones at COMPUTEX 2013
MeMo Pad FHD 10
ASUS has just unveiled a new tablet, and it marks the return of the MeMo Pad series. Specs include
- 10-inch, 9.5mm-thick slab,
- dual-core, 1.6GHz Intel processor
- Android 4.2 Jelly Bean
- a 1,920 x 1,200 back-lit 10-inch screen capable of 1080p video playback
- 10 hours of use from the 25Wh battery,
- Bluetooth (3.0), WiFi (802.11
a/b/g/n) and GPS connectivity.
- 16GB and 32GB, in either dark blue and white.
- weighs 580g
ASUS has also unveiled its Zenbook Infinity at Computex 2013 in Taipei. Being the first laptop — let alone an Ultrabook — to boast a Gorilla Glass 3 lid, it’s able to take advantage of three times the scratch resistance than the material’s predecessor. This has allowed ASUS to achieve a maximum thickness of just 15.5mm, or about 14 percent thinner than the previous line of Zenbooks. We cant help to wonder if the glass would survive a drop? According to the product manager, the laptop’s passed various drop tests, but only time will tell if it’s as good as he promised.
The ultraboook has an built-in touchscreen as well as a backlit keyboard. There’s also a USB 3.0 port on each side, along with an SD card slot, micro-HDMI port and a Mini DisplayPort. No word on the other specs or prices just yet as this laptop won’t be out until Q4, so stay tuned for future announcements.
A new galaxy note like device was also announced a 6-inch 1080p device called the FonePad Note was also announced. Specs include
- An IPS+ display
- Android 4,
- A built-in 3G radio (DC-HSPA+, but no
LTE) for voice calls and data.
- 1.6GHz Z2560 “Clover Trail” Atom
processor (the Z2560)
- 2GB of RAM,
rear-facing camera round out the spec list.
A new Transformer Pad Infinity ( capable of 4K video)
Asus has made a refresh to last year’s Transformer Pad Infinity, with a much-improved display and processor. The new specs include
- 10.1-inch 2560 x 1600 IPS display,
- a Tegra 4 processor, and 2GB of RAM.
- 4K video
through its HDMI-out port.
- USB 3.0 port,
- 32GB of storage,
an SD card slot
- a 5-megapixel camera, and a 1.2-megapixel
- the dock features a full QWERTY keyboard, additional ports,
and battery that will extend the tablet’s life.
- Pricing “roughly” $399, or $499 with a bundled dock.
Transformer Book Trio (Windows 8 & Android Combo)
Asus is not done yet in the transformer space, they also announced the Transformer Book Trio, a device it calls the “world’s first three-in-one notebook, tablet, and desktop PC.” Specs include:
- 11.6-inch Transformer Book Trio is designed to instantly switch between Windows 8 and Android (Jelly Bean), 1920 x 1080 full HD tablet can be mounted to the PC Station dock, turning it into an ultrabook and charging it in the process.
- dual Intel processors, including a Core i7 Haswell CPU in the PC Station and “the highest-performance, yet power-efficient”
- 2.0GHz Atom chip inside the tablet.
- 15 hours battery life
- 750GB hard drive when connected to the dock, but features 64GB SSD storage in tablet mode.
Memo Pad HD7 (Something for the merging markets)
Lastly Asus announced its latest 7-inch Android tablet today. The Memo Pad HD7 is almost identical
to the Nexus 7, but it comes complete with a 5-megapixel rear camera. Asus is also launching it in a variety of colors, with a Quad-core A7 CPU and 7-inch 1280 x 800 HD IPS display. Like the Nexus 7, it includes a 1.2-megapixel forward-facing camera capable of recoding at 720p.
A 16GB version will be available for $149, while an 8GB version will launch in emerging markets
for just $129. The HD7 also has a microSD slot, making it expandable beyond the default storage. Asus says both models will be available from July onwards.