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ASUS Transformer Pad TF103CX

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ASUS Transformer Pad TF103CX

ASUS Transformer Pad TF103CXThe New ASUS Transformer Pad is a 10.1-inch mobile entertainment tablet with a vivid 1280 x 800 IPS display, the latest high-performance Intel BayTrail quad-core processor, and a lightweight optional keyboard dock with USB 2.0.

The ZenUI is a new interface that helps you use the tablet more intuitively.  The “What’s Next” function helps you to identify upcoming appointments, things to do, or special reminders and helps you to focus on just what’s important now.  It helps to manage your time and to-do lists.

PixelMaster is a new feature that combines hardware and software to ensure your photos deliver incredible image quality.

The nice low price tag makes this tablet the best to buy today.

Display 10.1″ LED Backlight WXGA (1280×800) Screen;
IPS Panel
10 finger multi-touch support
Anti-fingerprint coating
Processor Intel® Atom™ Z3745 Quad-Core, up to 1.86 GHz, 64bit
Operating System AndroidTM 4.4
Memory
  • 8GB/16GB eMMC
  • 5GB Life Time ASUS Webstorage Space
  • with an additional 11GB for the first year
External Storage MicroSD (SDHC/SDXC),supports up to 64GB
Camera / Flash
  • 0.3 MP Front Camera
  • 2 MP Rear Camera
Wireless Connectivity
  • WLAN802.11 a/b/g/n
  • Bluetooth V4.0
  • Supports Miracast
Inputs / Outputs Tablet:
1 x Micro USB
1 x 2-in-1 Audio Jack (Headphone / Mic-in)
1 x MicroSD (SDHC/SDXC),supports up to 64GB of additional storageMobile Dock:
1 x USB 2.0 port
Sensors
  • G-Sensor
  • E-compass sensor
  • GPS & GLONASS
Dimension, Weight Tablet only: 257.46 x 178.4 x 9.9 mm (WxDxH); 550gDock only: 257.46 x 178.4 x 19.8 mm; 550gTablet with dock: 257.4 x 178.4 x 19.8mm; 1100g
Battery Tab only:
9.5 hours,19Wh Li-Polymer Battery

ASUS VivoTab Windows Tablet

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ASUS VivoTab Windows Tablet

ASUS VivoTab Windows TabletASUS VivoTab Windows tablet is a top quality, fully featured tablet PC.  This 11.6 inch IPS+ display with 1366 x 768 resolution and 178 degrees viewing angle, is a lovely tablet to look at and use.

Featuring Intel’s 1.8 GHz Atom Z2760 quad-core processor, 2GB RAM, and 64GB of storage, this tablet is a serious machine. The optional Docking station (sold separately) with Full QWERTY keyboard adds additional 9 hours of battery life, to instantly turn the VivoTab into PC mode with up to 19 hours of battery life.

Fully loaded with Windows 8 and with Microsoft Office Home and Student 2013 bundled together, this tablet is ready for work right out of the box.

Check out the specifications:

Display 11.6″ HD WXGA Super IPS+ panel with 1366 x 768 resolution and 178 degrees viewing angle, multi-touch display
Processor Intel 1.8 GHz Atom Z2760
Operating System Windows 8
Memory
  • 2GB (RAM) DDR3
  • 64GB eMMC
  • 32GB 36 Months ASUS Webstorage Space
External Storage Micro SD/SDHC/SDXC Card slot up to 128GB
Camera / Flash
  • 2MP front camera
  • 8MP auto-focus rear camera with flash, back-illuminated CMOS sensor, and large aperture design to clearly capture every moment
Wireless Connectivity
  • WLAN 802.11 b/g/n@2.4GHz
  • Bluetooth V4.0
Inputs / Outputs Tab:
1 x 2-in-1 Audio Jack (Headphone / Mic-in)
1 x micro HDMI
1 x Micro SD Card Reader(SDXC)Mobile Dock:
2 x USB 2.0 port
Sensors G-Sensor, Light Sensor, Gyroscope, E-compass, Hall sensor, NFC
Dimension, Weight 294.2 x 188.8 x 8.7 mm (WxDxH) , 675g
Battery Tab only:
10.5 hours; 30Wh Li-polymer Battery *2Tab with Dock:
19 hours ; 30Wh(Tab) + 25Wh(Dock) Li-polymer Battery*2
Other Features & Applications Applications:

  • SuperNote
  • Guide
  • Vibe Lite
  • ASUS Camera
  • MyLibrary
  • MyDictionary
  • Asus WebStorage
  • Amazon Kindle

ASUS MeMO Pad 7

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ASUS MeMO Pad 7 (ME176C)

ASUS MeMO Pad 7ASUS has a new MeMO Pad out with a 7 inch screen, and powered with Intel’s Atom processor at speeds between 1.3 GHz to 1.86 GHz, depending on the model you purchase.  The ASUS MeMO Pad 7 is shipping with Android 4.4 (KitKat) right out of the box.  With your choice of either 8GB or 16GB models, both with up to 64GB external storage on the SD card.  ASUS sweetens the deal with 5GB of free cloud storage for life, plus 11GB for the first year.

OK, so ASUS is pretty much the cream of the crop when it comes to tablets, so a new ASUS MeMO Pad 7 inch, with 16GB would be about the best 7 inch tablet you can buy – at least as of today.

Check out these specifications:

Display
  • 7″ LED Backlight WXGA (1280×800) ScreenIPS Panel
  • 10 finger multi-touch support
  • Anti-fingerprint coating
Processor Intel® Atom™ Z3745 Quad-Core, 1.86 GH
Operating System AndroidTM 4.4
Memory 8GB/16GB eMMC5GB Life Time ASUS Webstorage Space; with an additional 11GB for the first year
External Storage microSD (up to 64GB)
Camera / Flash 2 MP Front Camera5 MP Rear Camera with Auto focus( 1080p Video Recording )
Wireless Connectivity
  • WLAN802.11 b/g/n
  • Bluetooth V4.0
  • Support Miracast
Inputs / Outputs
  • 1 x Micro USB
  • 1 × 2-in-1 Audio Jack (Headphone / Mic-in)
  • 1 × Micro SD Card Reader,up to 64GB
Sensors
  • G-Sensor
  • E-compass
  • Hall Sensor
  • GPS & GLONASS
Dimension, Weight 113.7 x 189.3 x 9.6 mm (WxDxH)295g
Battery 9 hours battery life , 15Wh Li-polymer Battery
Other Features & Applications Stereo Speakers with SonicMaster technology

ASUS Fonepad 7 (ME372CG)

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ASUS Fonepad 7

ASUS Fonepad 7The ASUS Fonepad 7 is a 7 inch mobile phone with full tablet functionality loaded with Android 4.2.

  • Built-in full phone and cellular 3G data function
  • High quality 7-inch HD (1280×800) IPS panel with 178 degree view angles
  • Intel Atom™ Processor for lightning-fast web and application loading
  • Enjoy an immersive entertainment experience with dual front speakers
  • 8/16/32GB of internal storage
  • High quality pictures are a snap with 1.2 MP front-facing camera and 5MP rear camera

Enjoy great sound from this 7 inch tablet featuring SonicMaster from ASUS.  The Intel 1.6GhZ Atom processor gives amazing speed in this small tablet.

Display 7″ LED Backlight WXGA (1280×800) Screen IPS Panel 10 finger multi-touch support
Processor Intel® Atom™ Z2560 Dual-Core, 1.6 GHz
Operating System Android 4.2
Memory 1GB (RAM) + 8GB/16GB/32GB Storage
External Storage microSD (up to 64GB)
Camera / Flash 1.2 MP Front Camera ( 720p Video Recording ) 5 MP Rear Camera with Auto focus( 1080p Video Recording )
Wireless Connectivity
  • WLAN802.11 a/b/g/n
  • Bluetooth V3.0
  • UMTS DC-HSPA+ UL:5.76 Mbps/DL:42 Mbps
  • 3G
  • WCDMA: 850/900/1700/1900/2100
  • 2G
  • EDGE/GSM : 850/900/1800/1900,
Inputs / Outputs
  • 1 x Micro USB (USB OTG support)
  • 1 x 2-in-1 Audio Jack (Headphone / Mic-in)
  • 1 x MicroSD, supports up to 64GB of additional storage
  • 1 x Micro SIM*4
Sensors G-Sensor, E-compass, Proximity & Light sensor, Hall sensor, GPS, GLONASS & AGPS
Dimension, Weight 120 x 196.8 x 10.5 mm (WxDxH) 328g
Battery 10 hours; 15Wh Li-polymer Battery
Other Features & Applications Stereo Speakers with SonicMaster technology

Android vs iPad

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Android vs iPad

ASUS Transformer Pad Infinity 700 Is the Better Choice

Best Android tablet vs. iPadCompare the specifications of the best Android tablet vs. iPad and you’ll see that the ASUS Transformer Pad Infinity 700 is the better option for a tablet PC.  The Tegra 3 4-PLUS-1 Quad-core processor screams efficiency and power, plus the storage options with the SD card and the ASUS Web Storage out shines the iPad alone.

Add in the advantages of the stereo speakers and 8MP rear camera with flash, and a low light F/2.2 aperture seals the deal for me.

The additional flexibility that an Android tablet offers with multiple sources for apps, music, and movies leaves the iPad in the dust.  Who wants to live on Apple island and only buy apple when you have the Android option?

When you’re surfing the web in an iPad, you don’t see any Flash content.  Where there is Flash content, you just see a blank space.  Android tablets have full Flash compatibility.

Add in the optional Keyboard dock to the Infinity, and you get an additional USB connection for even more options.  Plus a fully integrated keyboard and touch pad, which also includes an additional 6 hours of battery life.

The iPad looks like it predecessors, if you set on next to an iPad 2, you might not be able to tell them apart.  The ASUS Infinity has much more style, and is lighter in weight and thinner than the newest iPad.

 Apple iPad 3  Asus Transformer Pad Infinity 700
Operating System
iOS 5.1
Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
Display 9.7 inch Retina; 2048×1536 264ppi
  • 10.1″ 1920 × 1200 FHD
  • Super IPS+ screen with 178° wide viewing angle and600 nits out door readable mod,
  • Scratch resistant Corning® Gorilla® Glass 2
  • 224ppi
Processor Apple A5X dual-core CPU, quad-core GPU
  • Qualcomm® MSM 8260A/8960 Snapdragon™ S4 Krait Dual-core 1.5Ghz CPU(3G/LTE) or
  • NVIDIA® Tegra® 3 T33 Quad-core 1.6GHz (WiFi) CPU (No 3G/LTE)
RAM
1GB
1GB
Memory 16, 32, or 64GB; No SD Slot (non-expandable)
  • Wi-Fi Model: 1GB (RAM) + 32GB/64GB Internal Storage
  • 3G/LTE Model: 1GB (RAM) + 16GB/32GB/64GB Internal Storage
  • Expandable up to 32GB with SD Card
  • Plus 8GB ASUS Web Storage
Camera(s) Rear: 5MP 1080p video; Front: 0.3MP
  • 2MP (front)
  • 8MP Auto focus (rear) with flash, F2.2 large aperture, backlit CMOS
Connectivity Wi-Fi HSPA+ 4G LTE; Bluetooth 4.0 Wi-Fi HSPA+ 4G LTE; Bluetooth 4.0
Ports 35-pin dock, 3.5mm audio
  • 2-in-1 Audio Jack (Headphone / Mic-in)
  • micro HDMI port
  • Micro SD Card Reader
  • Internal Microphone & Stereo Speaker
Demension / Weight 9.5 x 7.3 x 0.37 inches; 1.44 lbs 10.35 x 7.12 x .33 inches; 1.29 lbs
Adobe Flash Support
No
Yes
Battery 42.5 watt-hour, 9 hours over 4G LTE, 10 hours web surfing 25 watt-hour, 12 hours; 18 hours with Keyboard Dock

ASUS Transformer Pad TF701T

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ASUS Transformer Pad TF701TASUS Transformer Pad TF701T

This model of the ASUS Transformer Pad TF701T is a fully featured high end tablet equipped with 2Gb of RAM and either 32 or 64Gb of storage.  The 2560 x 1600 300 ppi ultra high resolution display provides a brilliant show of media.  The super fast 1.9 GHz Nvidia Tegra 4 processor will make your games and video perform better than any other tablet.  The combination of fast processor and ultra high resolution display makes this tablet the best option for gaming and media performance.

The best entertainment solution provides for 4k video via HDMI, or use a wireless connection to your HD TV with Miracast.  Check out the specifications for the ASUS Transformer Pad TF701T tablet and you’ll be drooling, to be sure.

Display 10.1″ LED Backlight WQXGA (2560 x 1600) Screen
IPS Panel
10 finger multi-touch support
Processor NVIDIA® Tegra4™ Quad-Core, 1.9 GHz
Operating System Android 4.3 Jelly Bean
Memory 2GB (RAM) + 32GB/64GB Storage + 5GB Life Time ASUS Webstorage Space
External Storage microSD (up to 128GB)
Camera / Flash Main(Rear): 5 Megapixel Auto Focus 1080p recording
Sub(Front): 1.2 Megapixel 720p recording
Wireless Connectivity
  • WLAN802.11 a/b/g/n
  • Bluetooth V3.0+EDR
  • Support Miracast
Inputs / Outputs
  • 1 x Micro HDMI
  • 1 x 2-in-1 Audio Jack (Headphone / Mic-in)
  • 1 x MicroSD (SDHC/SDXC), supports up to 128GB of additional storage
  • 1 x 3.5mm headphone socket
  • Built-in stereo speakers, microphone
Sensors G-Sensor for LCD auto-orientation; Ambient Light Sensor, E-compass sensor, Gyroscope
Dimension, Weight 263 x 180.8 x 8.9 mm (WxDxH) 585g
Battery 13 hours; 31Wh Li-polymer Battery
ASUS Transformer Pad TF701T Other Features & Applications Premium Speaker with SonicMaster technologyNavigation: GPS & GLONASSMobile Dock:

  • 1 x USB 3.0 port
  • 1 x SD Card Reader
  • 16Wh Li-polymer Battery adds 4 additional hours
  • Dimensions: 263 x 180.8 x 7mm
  • Weight: 570g

ASUS Fonepad – 7 inch

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ASUS FonepadASUS has announced that they will be releasing a 7 inch tablet that will function as both a full featured tablet, and phone.

Wasn’t it a couple of years ago that Blackberry released a 5 inch phone / tablet?  And it failed because it was too big to be used as a phone?  People complained that the size was impracticable, too big, some said they could not hold it in their hand.

Then Samsung released a version of their 7 inch Galaxy Tab II that has phone support, then Samsung released the 5 inch Galaxy Note, then a 7 inch Galaxy Note, both of which supported phone features.  AND buyers were gobbling these up by the millions.

Now, ASUS has announced a 7 inch variety that will do the same thing.  Blackberry was, indeed, ahead of its time.

I doubt that anyone will actually be holding this 7 inch tablet up to their head to make or receive a phone call.  So we are reverting back to the Bluetooth era.  We will be seeing people walking around with a tablet in their purse or portfolio and an ugly thing protruding from their ear.  It always gives me the creeps when I walk by someone who is talking to apparently no one, and after a double or triple take, I realize they have a Bluetooth R2D2 thing in their ear and actually talking on a phone.

Thanks to ASUS, we may be seeing more of these, but not in the USA since the phone carriers there are not “in tune” with using tablets as phones.

Enter the ASUS Fonepad with an Intel Atom x86 processor.  This is another interesting element since nearly all Android devices use an ARM processor.  The Fonepad is using an x86 processor previously used exclusively by Windows devices.

Here are more specifications about the new ASUS Fonepad:

  • 7-inch screen, 10-point multi-touch, 1280 x 800 HD resolution. IPS technology, 178-degree wide viewing angles
  • Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system
  • Intel® Atom™ Z2420 processor
  • 340g weight and slim 10.4mm
  • Built-in 3G with HSPA+ mobile data
  • available with 8GB or 16GB of storage
  • SD card slot for up to 32GB of additional storage
  • Front 1.2-megapixel camera, optional rear 3-megapixel autofocus camera with 720p HD video recording
  • SonicMaster audio technology with MaxxAudio 3 processing
  • SuperNote lite for handwritten notes and drawing
  • 5GB of free lifetime ASUS WebStorage

ASUS Transformer Pad Infinity 700

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ASUS Transformer Pad Infinity

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ASUS Transformer Pad Infinity 700This beauty with a metallic spun finished design and a 8.5mm ultra-slim profile makes the Infinity proud to be seen with.  ASUS has released this tablet as an entertainment solution with a 1920 x 1200 Full HD screen that also features an ultra-bright 600 nits outdoor readable Super IPS+ display, plus their SonicMaster sound technology, makes this a great tablet for watching HD movies, or playing high resolution games.

This tablet comes with two options for processors depending on if you get the Wi-Fi only model, or the 3G/LTE model.  The 3G/LTE model comes with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 1.5GHz quad core processor, and the Wi-Fi only model comes with NVIDIA’s Tegra 3 1.6GHz processor.  Both models are available with 32GB or 64GB of internal storage with the option of adding an additional 32GB via the SD card slot.

The camera also produces outstanding photos with the 8MP F2.2 aperture, you can take great photos in very low light.

Add the optional Keyboard dock, and you have up  to 16 hours of battery life, an additional USB slot, and another SD card slot for even more storage.

Here is a teaser video from ASUS doing a demonstration of the graphic resolution, and sound abilities of the upcoming Infinity.

ASUS has not announced a release date yet, and nothing about prices.  We will update this post when this information becomes available.  In the mean time, check out these specifications:

Display
  • 10.1″ 1920 × 1200 FHD
  • Super IPS+ screen with 178° wide viewing angle and
    600 nits out door readable mod,
  • Scratch resistant Corning® Gorilla® Glass 2
Processor
  • Qualcomm® MSM 8260A/8960 Snapdragon™ S4 Krait Dual-core 1.5Ghz CPU(3G/LTE) or
  • NVIDIA® Tegra® 3 T33 Quad-core 1.6GHz (WiFi) CPU (No 3G/LTE)
Operating System Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
Memory
  • Wi-Fi Model: 1GB (RAM) + 32GB/64GB Internal Storage
  • 3G/LTE Model: 1GB (RAM) + 16GB/32GB/64GB Internal Storage
External Storage microSD (up to 32GB)
Camera / Flash
  • 2MP (front)
  • 8MP Auto focus (rear) with flash, F2.2 large aperture, backlit CMOS
Wireless Connectivity
  • 802.11 b/g/n
  • WI-FI Direct
  • Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR
  • Bluetooth 4.0 LE
  • 3G/4G LTE
Inputs / Outputs Tablet:

  • 2-in-1 Audio Jack (Headphone / Mic-in)
  • micro HDMI port
  • Micro SD Card Reader
  • Internal Microphone & Stereo Speaker

Keyboard Dock:

  • USB 2.0 port
  • SD Card Reader
Sensors Accelerometer, Digital compass, Light, Gyroscope
Dimension, Weight
  • Tablet:10.35 × 7.12 × 0.33 inches; 1.29 lbs
  • Keyboard Dock:10.35 × 7.12 × 0.31~0.41 inches; 1.18 lbs
Battery
  • Tablet: 10 hours; 25Wh Li-polymer Battery
  • Keyboard Dock: 16 hours pad with dock; 25Wh(tablet) + 22Wh(dock) Li-polymer Battery
Other Features & Applications
  • ASUS SonicMaster Sound technology
  • Super IPS+ display with ultra-wide 178° viewing angle, 600 nits, incredible FHD 1920 × 1200 resolution
  • Mobile dock with full QWERTY Keyboard (Optional)

ASUS PadFone

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ASUS PadFone – Phone, Tablet, Keyboard

ASUS PadPhone

Update 5/14/2012:  ASUS is giving us more information about the PadFone with the release of this video.  Still no general release date, however, it is rumored to be coming in the next few weeks.  Check out this video for more information and a demonstration of the PadFone:

Update 4/5/2012:  ASUS announced that the PadFone will be released for sale in Taiwan on April 20, 2012.  Presale orders are being accepted now at a price of $980 for the complete set of Phone, Tablet, and Keyboard.  The phone can be purchased separately for $680, and the Phone and Tablet combination sells for $850.

A release date for the US has not been announced yet.  ASUS does not currently have a relationship with any wireless carriers in the US, so there is a chance the US will not see this product released.

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ASUS, continuing their innovative approach to tablet design, has announced the extensively rumored PadFone. This is the first of its kind and attempts provide a solution for the ultimate portable user.

The phone is the main device, it has the processing power, memory, storage, etc. Slide the phone into the slot on the back of the tablet, and you now have everything that was in the phone on a 10.1 inch display. Slide the tablet onto the keyboard dock, and now you have a laptop. All of it running Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich).

Most of us have both a cell phone, and a tablet PC.  However, it is not easy to use both at the same time.  Plus, the constant syncing of data between the devices is a pain in the neck.  Save money by buying a single device.

ASUS has lead the tablet manufacturers with their innovation of the Transformer tablet, then further pressured the competition with the release of the Transformer Prime.  This product will, for sure, cause the competition to rethink their approach to the standard template tablet design.  But, ASUS also has many issues with the Transformer Prime with the GPS, and other issues.  So hopefully, they have been more thorough with their due diligence testing with this device.

Here are some key features:

  • Battery life: slide the phone into the tablet with the attached keyboard dock and gain 9 times longer battery life, plus the ASUS PadPhonephone’s battery will charge from the tablet’s “larger battery”.
  • No more syncing multiple devices, all your data is stored in a single location.
  • 1.5 GHz Snapdragon S4 dual-core processor for very fast performance on both the phone and tablet
  • The PadFone Stylus doubles as a headset, plus if you leave the stylus behind, both the stylus and phone will vibrate and beep to let you know you’re missing something.

Here is a video released by ASUS:

Specifications (more details about the tablet will be added to this post when they become available):

Display Phone: 4.3 inches, qHD 960×540, Super AMOLED with Capacitive Multi touch panelTablet: 10.1 inches, 1280 x 800 Super AMOLED with Capacitive Multi touch panel
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 8260A Dual-Core 1.5 GHz
Operating System Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
Memory 1GB (RAM) + 16/32/64 GB eMMc Flash
External Storage microSD (up to 32GB)
Camera / Flash Front:Mega-Pixel VGA CameraRear: 8 Mega-Pixel Auto Focus Flash F2.2 Aperture; 1080 Video recording
Wireless Connectivity WLAN 802.11 b/g/nWCDMAHSPA+ UL:5.76 Mbps/DL:21 Mbps3G:
WCDMA:
900/21002G:
EDGE/GPRS/GSM : 850/900/1800/1900
Inputs / Outputs 3.5mm audio jack; microSD card reader;  Built-in stereo speakers, microphone; Tablet adds microUSB
Sensors G-Sensor/E-Compass/Gyroscope/Proximity/Light Sensor/Built-in motion sensor
Dimension, Weight Phone: 5.04 x 2.57 x .36 inches, 4.5 oz
Battery Phone: 1520 mAh Lithium Tablet: “Larger Battery”
Other Features & Applications
Audio MP3/WMV/3GP/AAC/AAC+
Browser Google Browser/Youtube Browser
Messaging SMS/MMS/IM/Email
Accessories Stylus HeadsetStation DockSleeve
Accessories Stylus HeadsetStation DockSleeve
Video Video Playback:MPEG4H.264 1.4aH.263
WMV @ HD 1080p
Video Recording :
MPEG4
H.264
H.263 @ HD 1080p
H.264 Video Decode @ 720p Encode @ 1080p
Audio Slot 3.5mm
Audio MP3/WMV/3GP/AAC/AAC+
Browser Google Browser/Youtube Browser
Messaging SMS/MMS/IM/Email
E-Mail Google Mail/Exchange

ASUS Transformer Prime

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ASUS Transformer Prime

ASUS Transformer Prime

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Update 12/19/2011:  The schedule is sliding a bit for the Ice Cream OS release for the Transformer Prime.  It looks like it will be sometime in January, 2012 when the upgrade will be released for the ASUS products.

Update 12/14/2011:  The Transformer Prime will begin shipping on Dec 19th, still on schedule.

Update 12/1/2011:  ASUS announced that the Transformer Prime will be released for shipping on December 19, 2011, Pre-order now to get one of the first tablets shipped.  Also, a video has been released by an Australian company showing details of the Transformer Prime tablet PC, see below:

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p0D-mXIzlKc&feature=player_embedded

Update 11/22/2011: The ASUS Transformer Prime is now available for pre-order.

Update 11/21/2011:  ASUS released this video of Android 4.0.1 (Ice Cream Sandwich) in action on the Transformer Prime.  The Transformer Prime will initially come with Android 3.2.1, however, they have promised an upgrade to ICS by the end of 2011.

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9tAwHCDq-94&feature=player_embedded

The original Transformer tablet PC was one of the more successful Android tablet PCs released.  Being a fully functional tablet with an optional full keyboard made it a very attractive product.  ASUS is following that very successful product with an upgraded version which will also have an optional keyboard dock.

The listed prices seem a bit high at $499 for the 32GB model, and $599 for the 64GB unit, however, you need to consider the additional speed you are getting in a quad-core processor, and the higher amount of storage.  The Keyboard dock is listed at $150, which makes the overall package a bit pricey.  These will be snatched up by the more sophisticated users who need the ultra portability a tablet offers, plus the power and speed of a laptop.

The ASUS Transformer Prime is an quad-core powered tablet PC making it 5 times faster than the dual-core tablets.  ASUS along with Motorola are expected to release quad-core tablet PCs in time for the annual holiday shopping.ASUS Transformer Prime

The Transformer Prime is expected to be released with the Android 3.2 (Honeycomb) operating system, however, ASUS has said an upgrade to Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) will be available before 2012.

In addition to the optional keyboard dock, another feature which makes this tablet so attractive is the extended battery life.  When you add the optional keyboard dock, you can have up to 18 hours of battery life, but even12 hours without the keyboard dock is pretty amazing.

Other features upgraded on the Transformer Prime include the camera (8 MP), and the ultra thin design (.33 inches thin).  Here are the other specifications as announced by ASUS:

Display 10.1-inch LED backlit Super IPS+ screen at 1280×800 resolution. 10-finger multitouch. Gorilla Glass; 178-degree viewing angle; 600 nits brightness
Processor 1.4 GHz quad-core NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor
Operating System Android 3.2 Honeycomb; Can be upgraded to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
Memory 1GB DDR2 RAM and 32GB or 64GB storage capacity
External Storage Add up to 32GB with a SD memory card + unlimited ASUS cloud storage
Camera / Flash 8MP rear with LED flash and auto-focus; 1.2MP front
Wireless Connectivity Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n; Bluetooth 2.1+EDR
Inputs / Outputs 3.5mm headphone/mic-in, mini HDMI, micro SD, internal mic, stereo speaker. On the keyboard dock: full size USB 2.0 port, and full size SD card
Sensors G-sensor, light sensor, gyroscope, e-compass, GPS
Dimension, Weight Tablet: 10.4 x 7.1 x 0.33 inches; 1.29 lbsKeyboard Dock: 10.4 x 7.1 x 0.41 inches; 1.18 lbs
Battery Up to 12 hours of video; 18 hours with keyboard dock attached
Other Features & Applications Optional Keyboard Dock with QWERTY keyboard, trackpad, and full size USB and SD card reader, extends battery life by 6 hours; 1080P Video
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