ASUS unveils new devices to transform computing experience
ASUS announced a range of new products at Computex including the Transformer Book Trio which is a Windows 8 laptop, desktop PC and Android tablet in one.
Also announced was the affordable ASUS MemoPad HD 7 – a 7-inch tablet that will start at $US129 alongside the ASUS Fonepad Note FHD 6 which is part smartphone and part tablet.
Other products unveiled in Taiwan were the ASUS VivoMouse which is a cross between a mouse, touchpad and PC remote control.
ASUS Transformer Book Trio
This is the world’s first three-in-one mobile device with an 11.6-inch detachable display that can perform like a Windows 8 laptop or desktop PC while offering the convenience of an Android tablet.
Yes, it can run different operating systems – Android when it’s in tablet mode or Windows 8 laptop when it is connected to the included keyboard dock and Windows 8 desktop PC when it connects to a PC Station Dock.
The desktop dock includes Intel’s 4th Generation core i7 processors and a 750GB hard drive while the tablet itself has a full high definition display and up to 64GB storage.
ASUS MeMo Pad HD 7
This value device will be aimed squarely at the entry-level customer who wants to gain a larger screen with an affordable tablet.
The MeMo Pad HD 7 has a 7-inch screen with a resolution of 1280 x 800 along with a 10-point multi-touch capabilities.
Also under the hood is a quad-core processor plus a 5-megapixel camera and ASUS Sonic Master audio technology.
ASUS Fonepad Note FHD 6
If a 3G Android phone and an Android tablet ever had a baby together it would look a lot like the ASUS Fonepad Note FHD 6.
This “phablet” is being seen as a direct competitor with the Samsung Galaxy Note II which has a 5.5-inch screen.
The ASUS product is also a smartphone with a 1920 x 1080 full high definition 6-inch screen and it’s all powered by the Intel Atom Z2560 dual core processor.
ASUS has made the humble mouse even more useful with the VivoMouse which combines the abilities of a mouse along with a touchpad that can bring touch capabilities to Windows 8 device without touch capabilities.
The device can also be used as a wireless remote control for home entertainment PCs.