ASUS Announced Next Gen Asus FonePad, MemoPad and Transformer Pad
Published on June 5th, 2014
ASUS Announces a New Generation of Innovative Android Tablets and Transformer pads at Computex 2014 – The ASUS MeMO Pad, Fonepad and Transformer Pad Series featuring the ASUS ZenUI interface and 64-bit Intel Atom processors plus great innovative products.
ASUS recently announced an innovative tablet lineup that provides users with a selection of tablets for a wide range of computing needs. These include the new-generation ASUS MeMO Pad, the ASUS Fonepad and the ASUS Transformer Pad Series. All models feature the intuitive ASUS ZenUI, a 64-bit Intel® Atom™ quad-core CPU and Android 4.4 KitKat operating system. Check out their respective features and specifications below.
Brand New ASUS Fonepad and MeMO Pad Series
Asus Fonepad 8 (FE380CG)
The Asus Fonepad 8 (FE380CG) is an 8-inch tablet with built-in 3G connectivity and phone functionality, designed for people who want one powerful device to connect and entertain them. It has an incredibly narrow 5.06mm bezel, and its HD1280 x 800 IPS display and 72.2% screen-to-body ratio provide the largest viewing area of any 8-inch phablet on the market. Featuring the latest 64-bit Intel Atom™ Z3560 1.8GHz quad-core processor, Fonepad 8 delivers powerful multi-tasking and graphical performance for the latest apps and games while still being energy-efficient. Dual front speakers and ASUS SonicMaster audio provide rich, immersive stereo sound that brings a new level of engagement to movies, music and games.
Asus MeMO Pad 7 (ME176C)
The Asus MeMO Pad 7 (ME176C) is a fully featured 7-inch, industry-leading 64-bit Android tablet that excels at entertainment. Its dual-channel stereo speakers with SonicMaster technology can reproduce a wide frequency range for crystal-clear high notes and deep bass, even at high volumes. Combined with its high-definition ultra-wide-view IPS display, movies and games come to life. Support for Miracast™ lets MeMO Pad 7 stream video in high-definition to a compatible TV or other display, while aptX® CSR Bluetooth technology enables wireless streaming of high-quality audio to headphones and other supported devices.
The MeMO Pad 7 comes equipped with a 5-megapixel main camera and 2-megapixel front-facing camera that both feature PixelMaster technology. This assures outstanding image quality and provides additional features such as Time Rewind Mode, Selfie Mode and Always in Focus that make taking stunning photos easy. MeMO Pad 7 is powered by an 64-bit Intel Atom Z3745 quad-core processor (up to 1.86GHz) to further round out the entertainment experience by ensuring smooth video playback, responsive games and apps, and snappy web browsing.
Asus MeMO Pad 8 (ME581CL)
The Asus MeMO Pad 8 (ME581CL) is the world’s lightest 8-inch LTE tablet that delivers outstanding performance in a remarkably thin and stylish package. Driven by a blazingly fast state-of-the-art 64-bit Intel Atom Z3580 2.3GHz quad-core processor, MeMO Pad 8 runs all the latest apps and games with ease. Ultrafast 802.11ac Wi-Fi and LTE connectivity deliver speedy downloads of even the most demanding content, such as high-definition movies, and ensure smooth internet browsing.
The Asus MeMO Pad 8 features a Full HD IPS display for a vivid and sharp picture that makes videos and photos appear incredibly detailed and lifelike. The display is covered with Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3 for incredible scratch resistance and durability. Despite its immersive 8-inch screen and powerful features, MeMO Pad 8 is easy to hold in one hand. It has a premium multi-layer coating with Non-Conductive Vacuum Metallization (NCVM) technology, weighs just 299g and is only 7.45mm thick, so it is small and light enough to take anywhere.
Fonepad and MeMO Pad come with ZenUI, the all-new intuitive user interface exclusive to ASUS mobile devices and developed around the concepts of freedom, expression and connection. Featuring over 1000 software enhancements and a new visual design made to be efficient and inviting, it contains modern ‘flat’ icons, vivid color themes, animations, new ringtones and notification sounds, a clean layout to clearly present information and features such as What’s Next and Do It Later that free users from the actively having to manage the multitude of information they are confronted with daily and enable them to be more productive.
Asus Transformer Pad (TF103C/ TF303CL)
New ASUS Transformer Pad models (TF103C/TF303CL) feature a new mobile keyboard dock with a hidden hinge design, and are powered by the latest 64-bit Intel Atom Z3745 quad-core processor (up to 1.86GHz). The tablets themselves measure just 257.4 x 178.4 x 9.9mm, and are slightly thicker at 19.8mm when docked. The new keyboard dock has ergonomic chiclet keys with 1.9mm of key travel, and includes intuitive one-touch function keys for common tasks like Delete or Screen Grab. The ASUS Transformer Pad TF103C is available in black or white, and the ASUS Transformer Pad TF303CL comes in blue or gold.
The Transformer Pad TF103C has an HD 1280 x 800 display with IPS technology for 170-degree wide viewing angles. This improves on color accuracy for more vibrant hues, with minimal color shift even when viewed from extreme angles.
It also has dual-band 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi giving fast, reliable connections for a smoother online experience, while integrated GPS and GLONASS receivers provide fast, location services with pinpoint accuracy.
Asus Transformer Pad TF303CL
The Asus Transformer Pad TF303CL has a Full HD 1920 x 1200 IPS display with 178-degree wide viewing angles with ASUS Splendid color enhancement technology for truly vivid, bright visuals; while powerful dual front speakers with SonicMaster audio and MaxxAudio software combine to provide rich, immersive sound.
LTE Cat 4 connectivity provides download speeds in excess of 150Mbit/s, making the Transformer Pad TF303CL ideal for downloading large files, high-quality video streaming, or online gaming. HDMI output and Miracast support also provide users with a means to view content on a larger display either through a wired HDMI connection or online streaming.