ASUS details a handful of Fonepad, MeMO Pad and Transformer products at IFA 2013Alex Wagner - Deputy Managing Editor, News Desk
ASUS is the next company in line to announce its IFA 2013 wares, and the company came with plenty to show. Inside of ASUS's bag of products is the Fonepad Note 6, Fonepad 7, MeMO Pad 8, MeMO Pad 10, Transformer Book Trio and the Transformer Pad TF701T. Because there's so much to go over here, we're going to give you the bullet point breakdown to make all of this knowledge easier to consume:
- Fonepad Note 6: Originally debuting at Computex in June, the Fonepad Note 6 is one of those devices that you can get a pretty good understanding of just by looking at its name. Sporting HSPA+ connectivity, a 6-inch 1080p Super IPS+ display and stylus, the Fonepad Note 6 is targeted at folks that want the large screen of a tablet and the telephony of a smartphone in one package. The Fonepad Note 6 also includes front-facing speakers, 8-megapixel rear and 1.2-megapixel front cameras, 16GB/32GB storage, microSD slot, Intel Atom Z2580 processor and Android 4.2.
- Fonepad 7: The second entry in ASUS's Fonepad lineup exchanges the stylus found in the Fonepad Note 6 for a larger screen. This thing's got a 7-inch 1280x800 display, Intel Atom Z2560 processor, dual front speakers, 5-megapixel rear and 1.2-megapixel front cameras and a 3,950mAh battery powering the whole package. Storage options include 8GB, 16GB and 32GB, and users can add more space with the Fonepad 7's microSD slot. Just like it's little sibling, the Fonepad 7 comes preloaded with Android 4.2.
- MeMO Pad 8: Moving up in screen size, the MeMO Pad 8 features an 8-inch 1280x800 display as well as a 1.6GHz quad-core processor, 5-megapixel rear and 1.2-megapixel front cameras, 8GB storage, microSD slot and dual front-facing speakers.
- MeMO Pad 10: Like the MeMO Pad 8, the larger MeMO Pad 10 sports a 1.6GHz quad-core CPU, 1.2-megapixel front camera and microSD slot. There are a few areas where the larger MeMO Pad differs from the 8-inch MeMO Pad, though, as the 10-inch model's rear camera has been dropped to 2 megapixels while its onboard storage has been upped to 16GB (an 8GB version is also coming).
- Transformer Book Trio: Now we're moving on to ASUS's Transformer line for folks that love their physical keys. First announced at Computex, this ultraportable is able to switch between Windows 8 and Android 4.2 with a single button press. Its 11.6-inch display can also be detached from the keyboard for those times when you're feeling extra touchy. Specs for the Transformer Book Trio include a screen resolution of 1920x1080, a 4th gen Intel Core processor in the keyboard for Windows 8 mode, a dual-core Intel Atom chip in the tablet for Android and separate batteries in each part that will provide 13 hours of use in Android and 5 hours in Windows 8.
- Transformer Pad TF701T: Rounding out the group is the Transformer Pad TF701T, which looks to be fairly similar to the Transformer Pad Infinity that we saw earlier this year. The unit sports a 10.1-inch 2560x1600 display and 1.6GHz quad-core Tegra 4 processor, two features that ought to make spec hounds pretty happy. Also included is a 5-megapixel rear camera, 1.2-megapixel front-facing shooter, microSD card slot and a keyboard dock with its own USB 3.0 port, microSD slot and battery that will boost the TF701T's battery life from 13 hours to 17 hours.