Asus at IFA 2013:New Transformer Pad, Fonepad and MeMO Pad tablets

At IFA 2013, Asus showcased a few products to their tablet and hybrid portfolio. We have an upgrade to the Transformer Pad, Fonepad and two new variants of the MeMO Pad.

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05 - Sep - 2013
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05 - Sep - 2013
 
Asus at IFA 2013:New Transformer Pad, Fonepad and MeMO Pad tablet...

IFA kicked of with some pretty impressive announcements from Samsung and Sony, and both the electronic giants have launched smartphones/phablets and smartwatches. Asus on the other hand has launched products that are the successors to devices we have already seen in the market.

Staring with the Transformer Pad, the device is powered by the NVIDIA Tegra 4 chipset. It has a 10.1-inch IPS display with a 2560x1600 pixel resolution giving it a 299ppi pixel density.

The CPU is clocked at 1.9GHz and the tablet has a GeForce GPU along with 2GB RAM. Asus claims that the tablet has the ability to last for 17-hours on a single charge. The tablet is relatively thin measuring 8.9mm in thickness and weighs 585 grams. The keyboard dock of the tablet is 7mm in thickness and weighs 570 grams. Combined, the package isn’t the lightest out there. The rear of the Transformer Pad has a 5MP shooter and the front has a 1.2MP camera for video calling. For its connectivity options, the tablet has Wi-Fi a/b/g/n with Miracast, Bluetooth 3.0, HDMI with UHD video out and a full-size USB 3.0 port on dock. The tablet is available with 32/64GB built-in storage expandable via a microSD card slot. The keyboard dock houses a full-size SDXC card slot.

Asus also launched the memo pad 8Where to buy 12892 14197 and the MeMO Pad 10. Most of the specifications of the two are the same with the key difference being the dimensions, display size and the rear-facing camera. The MeMO Pad 10 is 10.5mm in thickness and weighs 522 grams. The MeMO Pad 8 is 10mm in thickness and weighs 350 grams. As the name suggests, the MeMO Pad 8 has an 8-inch display and the MeMO Pad 10 has a 10.1-inch display. Both the tablets have a display resolution of 1280x800 pixels. The MeMO Pad 10 has a 2MP rear camera and the MeMO Pad 8 has a 5MP rear camera. The MeMO Pad 8 has 8GB built-in storage whereas the MeMO Pad 10 has 16GB. The 8-inch tablet has a 3950mAh battery and the 10-inch tablet has a 5070mAh battery.

Coming to the rest of the specifications of the MeMO Pad 10 and the memo pad 8Where to buy 12892 14197, the tablets are powered by a 1.6GHz quad-core processor and run on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. The front of the tablets have a 1.2MP camera. For connectivity options, the tablets have Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth 3.0, microUSB 2.0 and A-GPS with GLONASS.

If the ability to make calls is a requirement for you, then the Asus Fonepad 7 is a device you should look at. The phablet has a 7-inch IPS display with a 1280x800 pixel resolution. It is 10.5mm in thickness and weighs 340 grams. The Intel Atom Z2560 dual-core CPU clocked at 1.6GHz powers the device. It also sports 1GB of RAM. It runs on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean and the rear houses a 5MP camera and the front has a 1.2MP video-calling camera. For its connectivity options, the device has voice call support, quad-band 2G, quad-band 3G with DC-HSPA (42Mbps down, 5.76Mbps up); Wi-Fi b/g/n with Miracast and Bluetooth 3.0. The fonepad 7Where to buy 8184 8879 comes in three storage variants, 8/16/32GB built-in, along with microSD card expansion. A 3950mAh battery powers the entire package.

Last but not the least, we have the Asus Fonepad Note 6 phablet. The device is 10.3mm in thickness and weighs 201 grams. The 6-inch Super IPS touchscreen display has a 1920x1080 pixels resolution giving it a 367ppi pixel density. It runs on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean and the Intel Atom Z2580 dual-core CPU clocked at 2GHz along with 2GB RAM powers it.

The rear of the Fonepad Note 6 houses an 8MP camera and the front has a 2MP video-calling camera. For its connectivity options, the device has voice call support, quad-band 2G, quad-band 3G, DC-HSPA (42Mbps down, 5.76Mbps up); Wi-Fi a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 3.0, microUSB 2.0 and A-GPS with GLONASS. It comes in two storage variants - 16/32GB built-in, expandable via a microSD card slot. A 3200mAh battery powers the package.

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