By June 4, 2013

Asus announce a slew of new devices


We have an exciting list of new devices Asus today. Computex 2013 kicked off this morning and Asus came to the party intending to make an impact. Lets get right to it, the first here is the new MeMo Pad FHD 10. This one Asus decided to outfit this one with an Intel processor. Here’s the rest of the specs:

  • 10-inch full HD resolution display
  • Intel’s dual-core 1.6GHz ATOM chipset from the Clover Trail+ family
  • 2GB of RAM
  • Android 4.2 to start
  • Available in both 16GB and 32GB configurations
  • Also will come in either black or white
  • WiFi N, Bluetooth 3.0, and GPS
  • 5 megapixel camera on the rear
  • 1.2 megapixel camera on the front
  • Stereo speakers and more


The second Asus announcement today is the MeMo Pad HD 7. With this one Asus is taking things to a whole new competitive level with pricing. The device has decent specs and a killer price of just $129.99. There are some rumours floating that Asus designed this to replace the Nexus 7 in their line-up, but we will wait to see more info before passing judgement on that. Here’s a breakdown of specs:

  • 7-inch 1,280 x 800 screen
  • 5-megapixel and 1.2-megapixel cameras
  • SonicMaster audio
  • ARM Cortex A7 quad-core CPU
  • A microSD slot and a micro-USB socket
  • Android 4.0
  • 8GB version for $129 & 16GB version for $149

Next there is a hybrid, the Asus Transformer Book Trio and it is basically a notebook/tablet device that runs both Android and Windows 8. This baby doesn’t skimp on power either. Here’s a spec breakdown,

  • Intel’s Core i7 chipset inside the notebook for the Windows side of things
  • A 2GHz Intel ATOM-based Z2580 chipset for the Android tablet part
  • 11.6 inch 1080p display
  • 64GB of flash storage in the tablet portion
  • 1TB hard drive inside the dock/notebook
  • The dock/notebook includes its own bigger battery separate from the one in the tablet


Next, who’s up for a new Transformer Pad Infinity? The new version of the device will likely be the most powerful new Android tablet to hit the market later this year. It will be coming with a 1.9GHz Tegra 4 quad-core chipset. It will also come sporting a phenomenal 10.1-inch "Retina Level Display." Here’s the full spec breakdown:

  • 10.1-inch 2,560 x 1,600 display
  • NVIDIA’s quad-core Tegra 4 chipset clocked at 1.9GHz
  • 2GB of RAM
  • 5 megapixel rear camera
  • 1.2 megapixel front camera
  • 32Gb of internal storage
  • Bluetooth 3.0
  • USB 3.0, an SD card slot (probably part of the dock)
  • HDMI-out with support for 4K video



Asus is also launching the 6-inch FonePad Note. Here’s a full breakdown,

  • 6-inch 1080p resolution
  • Android 4.x
  • Stylus Included
  • Radios for data and voice
  • Intel’s 1.6GHz Z2560 Clover Trail+ processor
  • 2GB of RAM
  • 8 megapixel camera
  • Two-Front facing stereo speakers

As you can see, this device will be a huge competitor in the phablet market (and we mean that literally and figuratively). Again Asus didn’t share specifics on dates or prices for this one, but we will let you know after more details emerge.



Posted by: Gareth

Posted in: Phones

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