ASUS Unloads At IFA 2013: 3-in-1 Tablet/PC, Transformers, Zenbooks, Tablets, and Phablets, Oh My

ASUS Unloads At IFA 2013: 3-in-1 Tablet/PC, Transformers, Zenbooks, Tablets, and Phablets, Oh My

ASUS brought the whole kit and caboodle to IFA 2013 in Berlin this year, using the occasion to unveil a slew of mobile devices that cut across a number of markets and include plenty of different form factors.

ASUS Transformer Book Trio
ASUS Transformer Book Trio

First up is the Transformer Book Trio, a 3-in-1 ultraportable that dual boots Windows 8 and Android 4.2 and can actually function as two separate computers. With the tablet portion docked, users can work with either Windows 8 or Android laptop-style, and when the 11.6-inch tablet is removed (and being used by one party), the keyboard dock can be connected to an external display (via Mini DisplayPort or Micro-HDMI) and run as a separate Windows 8 PC.

The Transformer Book Trio runs on an Intel 4th-gen Core processor as well as an Intel Atom Z2760 (1GHz) chip in the tablet itself. The tablet display offer full HD and 10-point multitouch with Intel HD Graphics 4000, 4GB DDR3 (1600MHZ)/2GB LP DDR2 (1066GHz) RAM (PC/tablet), up to 1TB HDD/64GB of onboard storage (PC/tablet), rear 5MP and front 720p HD cameras, WiFi, stereo speakers with mic, and more. The PC portion has two USB 3.0 ports, and the tablet has micro-USB 2.0 and a microSD card slot.

ASUS Transformer Book T300
ASUS Transformer Book T300

In a similar vein, ASUS also announced a pair of Transformer devices that offer tablet functionality with keyboard docks. The Transformer Book T300 runs Windows 8 and has a 13.3-inch full HD display with up to an Intel Core i7-4500 chip, HD 4000 graphics, 8GB of DDR3 RAM, and a 256GB SSD. There’s a rear 1080p full HD camera and a front 720p HD camera, WiFi, Bluetooth, USB 3.0, micro-HDMI 1.4, microSD, a 3.5mm headphone/mic jack, and stereo speakers.

ASUS Transformer Pad TF701T
ASUS Transformer Pad TF701T

The Transformer Pad TF701T is essentially the Android (Jelly Bean) version of the above, but this device’s 10.1-inch IPS display is actually an impressive 2560x1600 resolution. It runs on a quad-core NVIDIA Tegra 4 processor with a quad-core ARM Cortex-A15 CPU and a 72-core GeForce GPU and rests in a keyboard dock with a USB 3.0 port. It also features 2GB of RAM, up to 64GB of onboard storage, WiFi with Miracast, Bluetooth, micro-HDMI, microSDXC card slot, 3.5mm headphone/mic jack, and stereo speakers.

ASUS Zenbook UX301
ASUS Zenbook UX301

ASUS announced a new fleet of ultrabooks, too, led by the flagship Zenbook UX301 and UX302. The 13.3-inch Windows 8 laptops feature Gorilla Glass 3 displays and a slick “metallic spun design” reminiscent of what we’ve seen from ASUS in the past. The UX301 has up to an Intel Core i7-4558U processor, 2560x1440 display, HD Graphics 5100, 8GB of DDR3 RAM, 512GB SSD in RAID 0. The UX302 has a full HD display and up to an Intel Core i7-4500U processor, NVIDIA GeForce GT730M (2GB) graphics, 4GB DDR3 RAM, and 750GB HDD with 16GB SSD cache. Both devices sport mini DisplayPort, two USB 3.0 ports, dual-band WiFi, Bluetooth, micro-HDMI, 3.5mm headphone/mic jacks, an SD card reader, and stereo speakers.

ASUS X102BA Ultrabook
ASUS X102BA Ultrabook

ASUS also unveiled the X102BA ultrabook, which is designed for even greater mobility. The 10.1-inch lappie features a 1366x768 resolution with 10-point multitouch, Windows 8, AMD A-Series APU (AMD A4-1200, 1GHz and Radeon HD 8180 GPU), a front 720p HD camera, up to 4GB of DDR3 RAM, 500GB HDD, WiFi, Bluetooth, SD card slot, microphone, and stereo speakers.

ASUS MeMO Pad 10
ASUS MeMO Pad 10

There’s also a pair of affordable tablets with the MeMO Pad 8 and 10; both devices feature 1280x800 IPS displays with 10-point capacitive touch, Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean), WiFi, Bluetooth, micro-USB port, 3.5mm headphone/mic jack, and stereo speakers. The 8-inch MeMO Pad 8 has 16GB of onboard storage, 5MP rear/1.2MP front cameras, an accelerometer, e-compass, and proximity sensor. The larger MeMO Pad 10 has up to 16GB of onboard storage, 2MP rear/1.2MP front cameras, A-GPS with GLONASS, accelerometer, and e-compass.

ASUS Fonepad 6
ASUS Fonepad 6

Finally, ASUS released two Fonepad phablets with 1200x800 resolutions, the Fonepad 6 and 7. The Fonepad 6 features a 6-inch full HD display with both multi-touch and stylus input that runs Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean) and has a dual-core Intel Atom Z2580 chip, 2GB of RAM, up to 32GB of onboard storage, a microSDHC card slot, 8MP rear camera with autofocus that shoots in 1080p HD and a front 1.2MP camera, WiFi, Bluetooth, micro-USB, 3.5mm headphone/mic jack, micro-SIM card slot, and more. It operates on up to the UMTS 2100MHz, GSM/EDGE 2100MHz, and HSPA+ networks.

The slightly larger 7-inch Fonepad 7 also runs Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean) and sports a dual-core Intel Atom Z2560 (1.6GHz) processor with 1GB of RAM, up to 32GB of onboard storage, microSDHC slot, 5MP (1080p HD) rear and 1.2MP front cameras, WiFI, Bluetooth, micro-USB, 3.5mm headphone/mic jack, micro-SIM slot, and more. It operates on essentially the same networks as the Fonepad 6.

ASUS did not disclose availability or pricing for the above devices; that info is coming later this month.
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