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Some include the Transformer Book Trio and the Transformer Pad Infinity

It's Computex time in Taipei, and ASUS has unveiled seven new products ahead of the conference's start tomorrow. 

ASUS announced the Transformer Book Trio, the Transformer Pad Infinity, the MeMo Pad HD 7, the Fonepad Note FHD 6, the VivoPC, the VivoMouse and the RT-AC68U Wireless Router. 

“We seek to perfect the balance between engineering and humanity, where every intricate detail echoes our needs for both emotion and function,” said ASUS Chairman Jonney Shih. “This is the ASUS way of Design Thinking, where every idea starts with people and we turn our imagination into myriad revolutionary innovations.”

To give you an idea of what these new devices are packing, here's some spec lists:

ASUS Transformer Book Trio
  • 11.6-inch display
  • Three-in-one operating system: Windows 8 notebook, Android tablet and Windows 8 desktop PC
  • 2.0 GHz Intel® Atom processor
  • 16:9 aspect ratio IPS display with Full HD 1920 x 1080 resolution
  • Up to 64GB storage
  • PC Station dock: 4th generation Intel Core i7 processor, keyboard and 750GB hard drive
  • Display can be attached to PC Station dock to be used as PC or detached to be used as tablet

ASUS Transformer Pad Infinity
  • 10.1-inch LED backlit display
  • 2560 x 1600 resolution with IPS technology
  • 1.9GHz NVIDIA® Tegra 4 mobile processor (quad-core ARM Cortex-A15 CPU and 72-core GeForce GPU)
  • Keyboard dock: multi-touch touchpad, USB 3.0, an SDXC card reader, and battery charger

ASUS MeMo Pad HD 7
  • 7-inch tablet
  • 10-point multi-touch 1280 x 800 IPS display with 170-degree wide viewing angles
  • 8GB/16GB storage options
  • Quad-core processor
  • SonicMaster audio technology
  • 1.2-megapixel front-facing camera and optional 5-megapixel rear-facing camera
  • Available in dark blue, white, pink and green
  • Priced at $129 (8GB) and $149 (16GB)

ASUS Fonepad Note FHD 6
  • Part 3G smartphone, part tablet
  • 1.6GHz Intel Atom Z2560 dual-core processor
  • 1920 x 1080 Full HD Super IPS+ display
  • Front-facing stereo speakers with ASUS SonicMaster technology
  • Stylus

ASUS VivoPC
  • Wireless media center
  • HD Wi-Fi audio and video streaming
  • High-speed 802.11ac connection
  • ASUS SonicMaster audio technology
  • Two USB 3.0 ports
  • SATA 6GB/s

ASUS VivoMouse
  • Touchpad that recognizes Windows 8 touch gestures
  • Can be used as a wireless remote for home entertainment PCsIntended to bring the Windows 8 touch experience to PCs without a touch display

ASUS RT-AC68U Wireless Router
  • Dual-band 802.11ac router
  • Combined AC1900 data rates of 1900Mbit/s
  • ASUS AiRadar technology (focuses the Wi-Fi for a stronger wireless connection and 150% greater coverage)
  • Router-to-Router Sync mode

Source: ASUS



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Transformer Pad infinity
By retrospooty on 6/3/2013 12:10:43 PM , Rating: 2
Damn... That thing is a monster!
2560x1600 IPS + Tegra4.




RE: Transformer Pad infinity
By BRB29 on 6/3/2013 12:49:50 PM , Rating: 2
The screen is the same as the last gen. The Tegra4 is needed. It just didn't have the power to drive the screen before.


RE: Transformer Pad infinity
By AEvangel on 6/3/2013 1:52:22 PM , Rating: 2
How much ram is what I would like to know....


RE: Transformer Pad infinity
By theapparition on 6/3/2013 1:55:30 PM , Rating: 2
Not even close. The old Infinity had 1920 x 1200. While Tegra 4 is a bump, the older model still had plenty of power.

It's issue was the lag caused by multitasking due to the poor controller implementation. If that hasn't improved, then this will just be another disaster.


RE: Transformer Pad infinity
By Cheesew1z69 on 6/3/13, Rating: -1
RE: Transformer Pad infinity
By BRB29 on 6/3/2013 2:35:29 PM , Rating: 2
My bad, you're right. I messed it up since I've been looking at Nexus 10 because I sold my Infinity. I needed a high res tablet for photos and quick edits on the go and the infinity didn't do so good except for daylight viewing.

You're right, the multitasking was slow. What's holding me back from purchasing others is the SD card slot. I like the Asus approach the best with the keyboard/battery/usb/sd combo. This new Infinity is good if they fixed the random lags and crashes.


RE: Transformer Pad infinity
By scook9 on 6/3/2013 2:00:35 PM , Rating: 2
Actually the last gen screen was 1920x1200 in the TF700. I have a TF201 (1280x800) and looked at the TF700 and did not feel like the screen was enough of an improvement. The new 2560x1600 screen will be the needed DPI in a tablet I think :)


RE: Transformer Pad infinity
By BRB29 on 6/3/2013 2:42:16 PM , Rating: 2
thanks for the correction, I too am interested in this new one. I upgraded from tf100 to tf700. I kind of regretted that upgrade. Sure it was better but not by much and crashing/hangs was a problem. Response was also not that great. I fell back to my ipad2 for now and have been reading reviews for Nexus 10.

I hope the dock connection stays the same for this new one.


RE: Transformer Pad infinity
By theapparition on 6/3/2013 1:56:54 PM , Rating: 2
Welcome to the same resolution that the Nexus 10 came out with last year.

And Exynos 5, even though dual core, is no slouch.


RE: Transformer Pad infinity
By tviceman on 6/3/2013 4:48:35 PM , Rating: 2
Tegra 4's GPU is significantly faster than Exynos's.


RE: Transformer Pad infinity
By retrospooty on 6/3/2013 7:22:11 PM , Rating: 2
The Nexus 10 had a great screen but not powerful enough to drive it. The Tegra4 is a major upgrade for CPU/GPU.


RE: Transformer Pad infinity
By theapparition on 6/4/2013 9:35:43 AM , Rating: 2
Do you own a Nexus 10?

I've never had a single issue with the graphics. Feels much faster than any other tablet I own, including iPads.

No doubt it will be faster, but I've been enjoying my Nexus 10 for almost a year while I wanted to throw my last two Asus tablets (TF201 and TF700) against a wall. I know, fool me twice, shame on me and all that.

Point is, regardless of specs, I'll wait until actual user reviews come in. The Infinity and Prime also had great specs on paper, but user experience was terrible.


RE: Transformer Pad infinity
By rocketbuddha on 6/4/2013 1:19:34 PM , Rating: 2

quote:
The Infinity and Prime also had great specs on paper, but user experience was terrible.

That has always been the case with Tegra products :D


RE: Transformer Pad infinity
By bug77 on 6/4/2013 4:10:06 AM , Rating: 2
More marketing. It's just a regular 1280x800 resolution that is upscaled. It's good, but put it next to the Tab 3 and you'll be in for a surprise.


RE: Transformer Pad infinity
By retrospooty on 6/4/2013 9:09:51 AM , Rating: 2
That is how they do video content on TV's, it doesnt work like that on a tablet or PC. If you cant tell the difference on a 10 inch screen between 1280x800 and 2560x1600 you need to have your eyes checked... And seriously do it before you drive. ;)


Your move google
By SublimeSimplicity on 6/3/2013 12:25:13 PM , Rating: 2
The 7 and 10 look like small HW feature improvements over the Nexus 7 & 10 and look to under-cut Google by about 20%.

Thinking next gen Nexus tablets should be announced soon. Regardless though, these are nice options.




RE: Your move google
By theapparition on 6/3/2013 2:00:33 PM , Rating: 2
Considering Asus makes the Nexus 7, I'm not sure who they'd be undercutting.

And I don't believe a price has been announced for the Infinity, but I'd doubt they'd be able to undercut the $399 price for the Nexus 10. But if they did offer it at $319, and the controller issues were fixed, then this would certainly be a winner.


RE: Your move google
By BRB29 on 6/3/2013 2:47:12 PM , Rating: 2
At 319, that's cheaper than ipad minis and discounted windows RT tablet lol. Either they are operating on razor thin margins with no margin of safety, or they used magic to reduce parts and labor expense.


great deal?
By GulWestfale on 6/3/2013 12:26:08 PM , Rating: 3
a quad core 7" tablet from a well-known manufacturer for 130 bucks? that sounds like a steal. let's hope it uses a quality screen.




RE: great deal?
By fteoath64 on 6/4/2013 11:17:55 AM , Rating: 2
Yeah, it claims IPS 1280X800 which is a surprise as the budget ones come with 1024 X600 resolution. This means that MemoPad7 will clean the market for low-end 7 inchers.

I was hoping for a slightly bumped 8 incher doing 4:3 aspect ratio like 1600X1200 resolution for more book reading, news papers and web viewing. Some video as well. The 4:3 dimensions of the iPad mini is just perfect if the weight can be kept under 300 grams. Such a device priced at $240 would be a superb buy and prefer a microSD slot plus a normal SDcard slot (camera viewing).


cartastic
By AMDftw on 6/3/2013 12:53:37 PM , Rating: 2
ASUS MeMo Pad HD 7 will be going into my truck. I've been wanting a Android power radio. May just get this tho.




Scren Resolution
By Reinman on 6/10/2013 5:11:31 PM , Rating: 2
How in the world you can have an HD resolution on the Fonepad but not the Memopad. I would expect from the technology we have now that at least all portable device should have at least an HD resolution or greater.




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