Asus outs the Memo Pad HD 7, Memo Pad FHD 10, Fonepad Note FHD 6, and new Transformer Pad Infinity
It’s Computex week in Taiwan’s capital Taipei, and Asus wanted to make sure it wouldn’t go unnoticed at the event. So it’s taken to announcing many new devices, such as the all-new Transformer Pad Infinity, the Memo Pad HD 7, the Memo Pad FHD 10, and the Fonepad Note FHD 6.
Convoluted names aside, these are some interesting products. The new Transformer Pad Infinity is obviously the successor to the tablet of the same name that got unveiled last year. The sequel turns out to definitely have been something worth waiting for.
It’s got a 10.1-inch 2,560×1,600 IPS touchscreen, a 1.9 GHz quad-core Nvidia Tegra 4 processor, 2 GB of RAM, 32 GB of storage, a 5 MP rear camera, a 1.2 MP front camera, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, SonicMaster enhanced audio, a redesigned keyboard dock with a multitouch touchpad, USB 3.0, SDXC support, and longer battery life.
The new Transformer Pad Infinity will be in stores “this fall”, and it will cost you $399 by itself, or $499 with the bundled keyboard dock, according to The Verge.
Asus also unveiled its first ever phablet today. It’s called Fonepad Note FHD 6, and its name does hint at a few specs. It’s got a 6-inch 1080p Full HD Super IPS touchscreen indeed, and it’s packing a 1.6 GHz dual-core Intel Atom Z2560 processor, an 8 MP rear camera, a 1.2 MP front camera, 2 GB of RAM, 16 or 32 GB of storage, all the usual connectivity options (sans LTE), and a 3,200 mAh battery. It runs Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. It has dual speakers on the front, a la the HTC One, and a stylus too.
Pricing info or a release date for the Fonepad Note FHD 6 haven’t been announced yet.
Moving along we are arriving into affordable tablet territory, where Asus has introduced the Memo Pad FHD 10 and the Memo Pad HD 7. These are going to be the company’s mass market offerings in the tablet space, so if they get released in as many places as possible they should be able to sell well.
The Memo Pad FHD 10 is a 10-incher with a 1,920×1,200 touchscreen. It’s also got a 1.6 GHz dual-core Intel Atom Z2560 processor, a 5 MP rear camera, a 1.2 MP front camera, Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, 16 or 32 GB of built-in storage, a microSD card slot, 2 GB of RAM, dual speakers, and it runs Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. It’s 9.5 mm thick and it weighs 580 grams. Color options are blue, white, and pink.
Once again, Asus has chosen not to make pricing and release information available at this time.
Finally we have what’s going to be the cheapest product out of this batch, the Asus Memo Pad HD 7. This is a 7-inch tablet that has 1,280×800 screen resolution and comes with a quad-core processor, 1 GB of RAM, a 5 MP rear camera, a 1.2 MP front camera, 8 or 16 GB of built-in storage, and a microSD card slot.
It will be available in black, white, pink, and green this July for $129 (the 8 GB version) or $149 (the 16 GB model). The cheaper option will only be sold in emerging markets, at least at first, while the $149 tablet will be making it to the US as well.