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ASUS has something for everyone in their upcoming product line

ASUS has just announced six new Android-based products, and there's something here for everyone. With new Fonepads, MeMO pad budget tablets, a hot new Transformer and the new Transformer Book Win 8/Android convertible, there's a lot to cover in this small space. 

There's no official word on pricing or availability on any of these just yet, but when we get more information you'll find it right here on the blog.

We've got it broken down, and the handful of press pictures for everyone to look through after the break.

The Fonepads

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There are two Fonepads this time — a 7-inch device with included telephony function for folks who like things jumbo-sized, and a slightly smaller 6-inch version with comprehensive stylus support. 

Fonepad 7 specs

  • 10.5 mm thick, 340g in weight
  • 7-inch 1280x800 LCD
  • 5MP rear, 1.2MP front cameras
  • Intel ATOM Z2560 dual-core CPU
  • Android 4.2
  • 1GB RAM
  • 8/16/32GB storage with microSDHC slot
  • 3950mAh battery
  • GSM micro-SIM slot
  • GPS, Bluetooth 3.0, 802.11 n Wifi

Fonepad Note 6 specs

  • 10.3mm thick, 210g in weight
  • 6-inch 1080p LCD
  • 8MP rear, 1.2MP front cameras
  • Intel ATOM Z2580 dual-core CPU
  • Android 4.2
  • 2GB RAM
  • 16/32GB storage with microSDHC slot
  • 3200mAh battery
  • GSM micro-SIM slot
  • GPS, Bluetooth 3.0, 802.11 b/g/n Wifi

MeMO Pads

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Like the Fonpads, there are two MeMO Pad units to consider. The 8-inch version for those who prefer a smaller tablet, and a full 10-inch version if you need the screen real-estate. 

MeMO Pad 8 specs

  • 9.95 mm thick, 350g in weight
  • 8-inch 1280x800 LCD
  • 5MP rear, 1.2MP front cameras
  • quad-core CPU
  • Android 4.2
  • 1GB RAM
  • 16GB storage with microSDHC slot
  • 3950mAh battery
  • GPS, Bluetooth 3.0, 802.11 n Wifi

MeMO Pad 10 specs

  • 10.5 mm thick, 522g in weight
  • 10.1-inch 1280x800 LCD
  • 5MP rear, 1.2MP front cameras
  • quad-core CPU
  • Android 4.2
  • 1GB RAM
  • 8/16GB storage with microSDHC slot
  • 5070mAh battery
  • GPS, Bluetooth 3.0, 802.11 n Wifi

Transformer Pad TF701

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This is what everyone's been waiting for, the forth iteration of ASUS' popular Transformer series. It looks like we won;t be disappointed.

Specs

  • Tablet: 263 x 180.8 x 8.9mm, 585g; Dock: 263 x 180.8 x 7mm, 570g
  • 10.1-inch 2560 x 1600 LCD
  • 5MP rear, 1.2MP front cameras
  • NVIDIA Tegra 4 CPU
  • Android 4.2
  • 2GB DDR3L RAM
  • 32/64GB storage with microSDHC slot in tablet, and SDXC slot in the dock
  • 31Wh battery in tablet, 16Wh battery in dock
  • GSM micro-SIM slot
  • GPS, Bluetooth 3.0+EDR, 802.11 n Wifi

Transformer Book "Three-in-One"

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An ultra-portable with a detachable screen, that dual boots Windows 8 and Android 4.2 should get more than a few people interested. Here's the skinny on specs:

  • PC Station: 304.9 x 193.8 x 13.4mm, 1kg; Tablet: 304.9 x 193.8 x 9.7mm, 700g
  • 11.6-inch 1080p LCD
  • 5MP rear, 720P front cameras
  • Intel ATOM CPU in tablet, base station up to Core i7
  • Android 4.2 / Windows 8
  • 2GB RAM tablet; 4GB base station
  • 16/32/64GB storage on the tablet; up to 1TB on the base station
  • 19Wh battery on tablet; 33Wh on base station
  • GPS, Bluetooth 3.0, 802.11 n Wifi
 

Reader comments

ASUS announces New Fonepads, Transformer Pad 701,Transformer Book and new MeMO pads

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Transformer Book is what I have been waiting for. I need to replace my aging laptop and this will be a great replacement. Plus I can dual boot Android, no need to carry my laptop and tablet around. Now I have both on one device.

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Not only the price point, but I hope that is real, actual Windows 8 (or better yet, 8.1) and not that lousy RT crap.

Negative. There is a full SOC in the keyboard dock that runs the Windows 8. There is a full SOC that runs Android in the tablet. The VM Android you're probably thinking of is an upcoming Samsung Tablet-ish Laptop. It runs Windows 8 with Android 4.2 in VM. This guy is called a trio because it has three unique running options. Android Tablet, Android/Windows Laptop, and (this is the crazy part) Windows Desktop. That's right, the dock will run completely by itself. Course, you need it plugged into a TV or HDMI capable monitor, but it can and does run all by itself, so you can get real processing done while someone else plays Angry Birds or Temple Run on the Tablet. It's a crazy world that came up with this bad boy, but I'm thinking it'll be about $999-1,199 USD.

The issue is that they need 4.3 so that it has fstrim support.  After a few months the memory gets "full" even though it isn't full.  It's just the way the NAND works, and with no process in place to go back and clear the blocks we're stuck with crap performance.

Think TRIM on the Windows side and you'll get what I'm talking about.

These products are awesome. I'm not in the market for a laptop, but I may need to play around with the Transformer Book for a little bit, when it launches.

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Transformer and more specifically the three in one looks very sweet..But like the other folks are saying, the price point will be key..I'm SO over all these $1000+ ultra books..I'd bite the bullet for a device that dual boots and is portable like these as long as it's not too expensive :)

That little button on the far left..... What does it do?

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Cant wait for the transformer book, need to replace a really bad aging ibook g4 14" that i bought in 05 LOL. And the specs on the transformer book sounds impressive

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Would it kill them to just make a normal 5 inch device? Their stuff looks top notch, i just wish they came in normal people sizes.

Thank god they added more memory to base station of Transformer Book... I have used Win 8 tablet (not RT) with 2Gb RAM and it was painfull mostly.

The 2GB ram refers to the tablet running Android. The windows is in the dock which has up to 4gb ram. This device does sound really interesting, but I'm hesitant after owning a tf700 which is terribly slow and laggy

Only 1 GB on the MeMo's. It won't be long before the new OS won't support it. I'd rather go with LG's 8".

Transformer book.... drool. Windowns productivity, Android Apps and convenience. Num num num num num.

These look good but price is key, like most others I am not wanting to pay out an inflated price just for the sake of it. Would rather wait until the price drops if they're as expensive as some of the other hybrids or "phablets" around.

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