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Asus unveiled its latest addition to the Transformer series at CES in January, the Transformer Book Chi. Available in three sizes, the new Transformer Book Chi Series features a 2-in-1 detachable laptop design. Their flagship Transformer Book T300 Chi offers a 12.5-inch screen, an Intel Core M processor, and a fanless cooling solution. The more compact T100 Chi is a 10.1-inch model that promises all-day battery life. Prices for the Transformer Book Chi Series range from $399 to $899. Today, we’re going to take a hands-on look at the T300 Chi which is offered in two models starting at $699. We have the high-end T300CHI-FH011H model on hand for testing. This model is priced at $899 and features... Read more...
The ASUS Transformer Book T100 packs an impressive list of features into a diminutive chassis and companion keyboard dock. After working with system, it's clear that ASUS is hoping to capture lightning in a bottle, for the second time... It has been six years since ASUS launched the first Eee PC and kicked off a miniature revolution in mobile computing. Eee PC models weren't fast, they weren't particularly well-featured, and they didn't have the best displays. Even so, these lightweight boxes were the harbingers of the netbook bonanza that kicked off in earnest with the launch of Intel's Atom processor (codename: Silverthorne). The Transformer Book T100 isn't a netbook but it's impossible to... Read more...
The Asus Transformer Book T100 packs an impressive list of features into a diminutive chassis and companion keyboard dock. After working with system, it's clear that Asus is hoping to capture lightning in a bottle, for the second time in a row. It's been six years since Asus launched the first Eee PC and kicked off a miniature revolution in mobile computing. Eee PC models weren't fast, they weren't particularly well-featured, and they didn't have the best displays. Even so, these lightweight boxes were the harbingers of the netbook bonanza that kicked off in earnest with the launch of Intel's Atom processor (codename: Silverthorne). The Transformer Book T100 isn't a netbook but it's... Read more...
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 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... Read more...
Don't look now, but IFA is about to kick off in Berlin, Germany. As has happened in past years, Asus is expected to have quite the unveiling at the show, and the famed Transformer Pad is ripe for an update. According to a new teaser posted up on the outfit's Facebook portal, a new Transformer Pad is set to be released at IFA on September 4, but little is known beyond that. It'll be black, have a medium-sized bezel, run Android, and will likely be powered by NVIDIA's Tegra 4 silicon. Beyond that, we know it'll boast Wi-Fi and Bluetooth (which isn't saying much obviously), but we'll have to wait until the curtain pulls back before we know items such as pricing and availability.... Read more...
As the PC and mobile markets continue to evolve and cross-pollinate, plenty of companies are massaging form factors to better suit users’ varied needs. ASUS has been working on that as much as anyone, and its latest design is an all-in-one PC called the Transformer AiO that doubles as both a decently-appointed desktop and a solid tablet. In desktop mode, the computer features an Intel Core i5-3350P processor, NVIDIA GeForce GT 730M (2GB) graphics, 8GB of DDR3-1600MHz RAM, 1TB HDD, a SuperMulti DVD drive, and a 1MP front-facing webcam. It runs Windows 8 and offers 802.11a/b/g/n dual-band WiFi, Gigabit Ethernet, Bluetooth 4.0, a quartet of USB 3.0 ports, one USB 2.0 port, headphone and mic... Read more...
You better believe Asus intends to make a splash at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, like a rhino jumping off the high-dive. It starts off with a canonball unveiling of the "Asus Qube with Google TV" (just "Qube" from here on out), a square shaped device intended to add Google TV to your high definition television. The Qube is a rather intriguing device, not just because it represents another product in the second coming of Google TV, but also because it offers both motion control and voice search that integrates Google Play, Chrome, and YouTube in a single compact device. "Asus has developed the unique Qube interface, which displays functions via a rotating on-screen cube shape.... Read more...
The upcoming holiday season may just be the best ever for my fellow geeks. Whether you’re hoping for some hot new components for your existing system, a new camera, some new speakers, or maybe even a new mobile device or laptop, there is a myriad of good stuff already sitting on store shelves, just waiting to be gobbled up by holiday shoppers. With so many products out there, from some good and not-so-good manufacturers, you or your significant other may be overwhelmed by the sheer number of options available. But don’t fret! We’ve rounded up an assortment of what are sure to be some of the hottest devices this holiday season and have them posted for you right here. We’ve... Read more...
What might be the year's hottest Android tablet is on sale right now, after half a year of waiting. Originally introduced at CES in January, the Asus Transformer Pad TF700T (10.1") tablet is on sale at Office Depot. The official drop date for the slate here in the U.S. is July 16th, but Office Depot seems to have the jump the rest of the gang. What makes this Android slate special is the internals: there's a Tegra 3 processor, Gorilla Glass 2, Android 4.0, dual cameras (8MP/2MP), a microHDMI port, a battery that'll last 10 hours and a 1920x1200 display. That's right -- a display that outguns your 1080p HDTV. It's the highest resolution Android tablet on the market, and considering that it matches... Read more...
In this action-packed episode of HotHardware's Two and Half Geeks webcast, Dave, Marco and Iyaz discuss the hot new Asus Transformer Pad Infinity, the powerful Samsung Galaxy S III, Microsoft's Surface and Windows Phone 8 announcements, and AMD's Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition! Also, tell us what you want to win for the next contest; desktop system, notebook, tablets? We want to hear from you! Show Notes: 01:10 - Asus Transformer Pad Infinity TF700T Review 06:31 - AMD Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition Review 10:11 - Samsung Galaxy S III Review: Style and Grace 15:52 - Microsoft’s Surface Could Kill HP, Dell, Other PC OEMs 15:52 - Microsoft Unveils Windows Phone 8, Unifies Its Platforms... Read more...
We recently stepped you through the details of Asus' lower cost Transformer Pad 300 and felt that it was a fine alternative for users looking to save a few pesos. But let's be honest, somebody has to compete with Apple's new iPad and its ultra-high resolution Retina display. Though the Transformer Prime's Super IPS+ display certainly competes in overall brightness and contrast, pixel density of the panel at its native 1280x800 resolution couldn't compete with Apple's super-tight 2048x1536 on the iPad. Alas the innovation and refinement beat goes on with Asus thankfully, and the all new Transformer Pad Infinity we'll be showcasing here today offers a new 1920x1200 full HD Super IPS+ display to... Read more...
There are generally two types of iterative processes that manufacturers go through with respect to product development and refinement; there are feature and performance enhancements that result from market feedback and there are enhancements as a result of technology advancements and cost reduction (or both combined). When it launched in December last year, the Asus Transformer Prime was, in our opinion and many others, thought to be one of the best 10-inch Android slates on the market at the time.  That claim could still be made today, if it were not for the recent introduction of the latest iteration of Asus' Transformer product family, the Transformer Pad Infinity. We recently... Read more...
Windows 8 is all the rage at Computex this year, just as Windows 7 was in years prior. With Microsoft major OS overhaul pinned for an autumn release, most of its partners are choosing now to showcase what's just around the corner. Asus is obviously in that group, and it's showing off a load of new gear in Taiwan. For starters, there's the 11.6" Tablet 810 and the 10.1" Tablet 600, also known as the Windows RT. Pushing the boundaries of what is possible the ASUS Transformer Book, ASUS Transformer AiO and ASUS TAICHI have been rolled out. Let's break it all down a bit, shall we? The TAICHI is a slim, sleek Ultraportable with  two screen options: an 11.6" version and a 13.3" version. Each one... Read more...
In this latest episode of HotHardware's Two and Half Geeks webcast, Dave, Marco and Iyaz discuss Intel's new Core i7-3720QM Ivy Bridge Mobile and Core i7-3770K Ivy Bridge Desktop processors, the just released ASUS Transformer Pad 300 tablet, WD's VelociRaptor 1TB 10K RPM SATA III Hard Drive and we give contest details of our new giveaway (starting today!) where you could win one of two HOT 10-inch Android tablets powered by NVIDIA's Tegra 3 processor... Show Notes: 01:40 - Intel Core i7-3720QM Ivy Bridge Mobile Review 08:55 - Intel Core i7-3770K Ivy Bridge Processor Review 17:30 - ASUS Transformer Pad 300 Review 21:03 - WD VelociRaptor 1TB 10K RPM SATA III Hard Drive 27:50 - NVIDIA... Read more...
The 10.1-inch Asus Transformer Pad 300 boasts a beautiful IPS display, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, and NVIDIA’s Tegra 3 SoC. Our tablet also came with 32GB of onboard storage plus 8GB of ASUS Webstorage space, along with an SD card slot for expansion (there will be a 16GB option, as well). There’s a 1.2MP webcam on the front and an 8MP camera on the back; although the latter boasts some excellent features, including autofocus, there’s unfortunately no flash... ASUS Transformer Pad 300 Review... Read more...
History has a habit of repeating itself; just as we had to burn through our review of the ASUS Eee Pad Transformer Prime in short order, we're on the fast track again with the new ASUS Transformer Pad 300 (TF300T).  With a tablet this hot off the press and moving to retail channels so quickly, we wanted to get the word out to you as soon as the laws of physics would allow. It’s a bloody shame, too, because we would have liked to spend more time poring over every feature and setting of this beautiful machine. Alas, our time with this tablet-come-netbook is short thus far but we'll promise to follow-up in the days ahead with more detail. Still, we managed to get in some good quality... Read more...
Remember when they starting billing notebooks as “desktop replacements”? It’s happening again, only this time it’s tablets that are replacing laptops. According to PCWorld, ASUS’ laptop replacement Transformer Pad 300 will begin shipping on April 22. According to previously-leaked specs, the tablet will run Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and feature a 10.1-inch screen, quad-core NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor (1.2GHz), 1GB of DDR3 RAM, 16GB (or possibly 32GB) of internal memory (with a microSD card slot for more), 1.2MP front-facing camera, and 8MP rear-facing camera, with 4G LTE, WiFi, and Bluetooth 2.1 for connectivity. It will also have an optional keyboard dock, which... Read more...
In this latest episode of HotHardware's Two and Half Geeks webcast, Marco, Iyaz and Dave discuss Corsair's Carbide 300R and Obsidian 550D cases, our Definitive Diablo III Preview, the dysfunctional state of the game console industry, OCZ's Vertex 4 Indilinx Everest 2-Infused solid state drives and we hint at our next contest where you could win Asus Transformer Prime NVIDIA Tegra 3 powered tablets... Show Notes: 01:18 - Corsair Carbide 300R and Obsidian 550D Review 08:52 - Seeking Sanctuary: The Definitive Diablo III Preview 12:17 - ConsoleWatch: Developers Unhappy With Wii U Restrictions, Xbox Durango, and PlayStation 4 25:03 - OCZ Vertex 4 Indilinx Everest 2-Infused... Read more...
After images of Asus' next-generation Eee Pad TF300T leaked onto the Internet earlier this month, we wouldn't be too surprised if this upcoming tablet made its debut at Mobile World Congress later this month. Considering this tablet uses the same naming conventions as previous Transformer tablets, we're expecting the TF300T to be part of the Transformer family. Now, we're getting even more details about this tablet in the form of leaked specs. More specifically, it looks like the new Eee Pad TF300T could feature a 1.2GHz quad-core NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor along with a 10.1-inch IPS display (1200 x 800) and 1GB of RAM. Other key features could include 16GB of internal storage, an 8 megapixel... Read more...
In this latest episode of HotHardware's Two and Half Geeks, Marco, Iyaz and Dave discuss the Asus Transformer Prime Android 4.0 “Ice Cream Sandwich” update, AMD's A8-3870K Black Edition unlocked Llano APU, Dell's Alienware X51 small form factor gaming PC, the brand new AMD Radeon HD 7950 and details our most recent contest where three lucky winners can score some great PC gaming gear from Gigabyte! Show Notes: 00:58 - Asus Transformer Prime Ice Cream Sandwich Update 06:17 - AMD A8-3870K Unlocked Llano Quad-Core APU Review 10:45 - Dell Alienware X51, SFF PC Gaming Refined 16:50 - AMD Radeon HD 7950 Tahiti Pro DirectX 11 GPU Review 20:48 - HotHardware and Gigabyte New Year's Giveaway... Read more...
The Transformer Prime saga is just getting strange. After being one of the most highly anticipated Android tablets to date, Asus saw numerous troubles with Wi-Fi and GPS complains aplenty. The company has since removed the mention of GPS from the Prime's specification list, but that's not quieting the masses. To add fuel to a raging fire, Asus announced the next-gen Prime at CES last week, boasting a wildly dense 1920x1200 resolution, an improved processor and (again) no GPS. So, with the next-gen Prime making the existing one look like old hat, what else could possibly go wrong? This. Asus has told Focus Taiwan that no 3G version of the original Prime will be sold, contrary to earlier reports... Read more...
In a lavish suite at the Trump Hotel in Las Vegas, Asus set up a number of existing and upcoming products for eager members of the technology press to ogle and get some hands-on time. In the suite, we had a chance to checkout a handful of upcoming X79 motherboards, nettops, netbooks, notebooks, and even a few tablets and a smartphone. One of the standout products had to be the new Transformer Prime TF700T, which builds upon the original design we showed you here, but adds an absolutely awesome WUXGA 1920x1200 resolution screen, a higher-resolution front facing camera, and reportedly more reliable Wi-Fi performance... CES 2012 Asus X79 Boards, Transformer TF700T Action    ... Read more...
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