ASUS unveils Transformer Pad TF701 and FonePad Note 6
ASUS has introduced its latest Transformer Pad – the device that’s both a tablet and a laptop and large screen smartphone – the ASUS FonePad Note 6.
Unveiled for the first time at the IFA consumer technology tradeshow in Berlin, the Transformer Pad TF701 is a high-quality 10.1-inch Android tablet with a 2560 x 1600 IPS (In-Plane Switching) display that looks good from any angle.
The ASUS FonePad Note 6 is a 6-inch Android smartphone with a full high definition display that’s half smartphone and half tablet – in fact many will call it a phablet.
ASUS TRANSFORMER PAD TF701
Powered by the quad core NVIDIA Tegra processor, the ASUS Transformer Pad TF701 is just 8.9mm thick and weighs in at 585g.
A high quality speaker with ASUS SonicMaster audio technology means you’ll hear clear and crisp sound to add to the all-round entertainment experience.
It also has Miracast compatibility so users can mirror its display on a compatible high definition TV.
Also onboard is a 1.2-megapixel front camera and a rear 5-megapixel camera which can shoot 1080p full high definition video and capture high resolution images simultaneously.
The ASUS Transformer Pad TF701 also comes with a mobile dock that adds a full sized keyboard and large multi-touch trackpad.
The dock also includes a USB 3.0 dock and a SD card slot to complement the microSD card slot on the tablet.
The dock also has its own battery to extend the battery life within the Transformer tablet for a combined total of up to 17 hours.
ASUS FONEPAD NOTE 6
Designed for the user who wants the larger screen of a tablet but the convenience of a smartphone, the ASUS FonePad Note 6 plays in the same category as other recently announced devices like the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and the Sony Xperia Z Ultra.
The Android device has a 6-inch Super IPS+ display with a 1920 x 1080 full HD resolution with a thickness of 10.6mm and a weight of 210g.
It has 10-point capacitive touch for smooth fingertip control along with a stylus that, when ejected, activates the Instant Page app to allow the user to take notes immediately.
The ASUS FonePad Note 6 will be available in black or white and in either a 16GB or 32GB capacity.
The Transformer Pad TF701 and FonePad Note 6 will both be available in Australia in the coming months.
* Stephen Fenech travelled to IFA as a guest of Samsung