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ASUS unveils Transformer Pad TF701 and FonePad Note 6


asustransform2ASUS 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.


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.

The ASUS Transformer TF701

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.


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.

The ASUS FonePad Note 6 - part smartphone, part tablet

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

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