Transformer Pads will be the new name of Asus tablets, premium Infinity Pad starts a series
posted by Daniel P. / Feb 27, 2012, 4:28 AM
Asus will be referring to all its tablets from now on as Transformer Pads, hinting that the iconic keyboard dock will be ubiquitous across its Android slate lineup. It announced the first one of the affordable Transformer Pad 300 Series, and then came the turn of the Transofrmer Pad Infinity Series, which will be the premium line.
Powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 with two 1.5GHz Krait cores, the new Infinity Pad will have 1920x1200 pixels 10" Full HD Super IPS+ display, meaning that we will be graced with those sweet 600nits of brightness for better outdoor visibility.
The Infinity Pad will be available in 16GB, 32GB and 64GB flavors, unlike the TF700T that was only announced with 32GB and 64GB flavors. The catch here is that the 16 gigger is a Wi-Fi-only version and, get this... will be shipping with Tegra 3, whereas the 3G/4G variants are the ones with the Qualcomm MSM 8960 Snapdragon, where you'll have the LTE option as well.
This new Full HD screen tablet from Asus also sports a new 8MP rear camera with 5-element lens and 2MP front-facer for video chat. Media connection is handled by an HDMI port, and the tablet sports the Asus SonicMaster audio technology, which is supposed to make the sound output crystal clear.
ASUS PadFone and upcoming Transformer Pad Lineup unveiled at Mobile World Congress 2012
ASUS Chairman Jonney Shih introduces the latest ASUS mobile devices and discusses his vision of ubiquitous cloud computing
Mobile World Congress, Barcelona, Spain (27 February, 2012) – At today's "Incredibly Mobile Endless Possibilities" ASUS press event, Chairman Jonney Shih unveiled the revolutionary PadFone and upcoming Transformer Pad lineup. "The time has finally arrived when every screen in your lives could transcend into a portal with real time access into your digital world," said Mr. Shih as he introduced the ASUS PadFone which transforms into a three-in-one combination of a smartphone, a tablet and a notebook when accessorized with the PadFone Station and PadFone Station Dock.
The ASUS PadFone is an incredible 4.3" smartphone featuring a Super AMOLEDqHD display, the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 dual core processor and an ultra-sharp 8-megapixel digital camera with Fuji image processor all wrapped in an exquisite design that is optimized for Google's Android 4.0 operating system. When placed inside the optional PadFone Station, it transforms into a 10.1" tablet with 5 times the battery capacity. The PadFone offers unmatched versatility via ASUS' proprietary Dynamic Display technology which allows seamless transition between the PadFone and PadFone Station display screens. In addition, the PadFone Station offers an optional keyboard dock that essentially turns the PadFone into an ultraportable computing device. The PadFone also comes with the option of a PadFone Stylus Headset which is a Bluetooth stylus pen that transforms into a headset for picking up calls easily.
ASUS is redefining the future of mobile computing devices and is excited to announce the new and innovative ASUS Transformer Pad lineup. Offering three distinct models to fit the unique needs of mobile media consumers, ASUS believes in providing consumers with choices. The ASUS Transformer Pad lineup includes the ASUS Transformer Pad Prime and upcoming ASUS Transformer Pad Infinity series and ASUS Transformer Pad 300 series.
The Transformer Pad Infinity Series is poised to be the go-to tablet for HD mobile entertainment as it features an impressive 1920x1200 Full HD Super IPS+ display and ASUS SonicMaster technology. The 4G LTE* model comes armed with the powerful Qualcomm MSM 8960 Snapdragon S4 Krait Dual-core 1.5Gh processor and is capable of download and upload speeds of up to 100Mbps and 50Mbps respectively. The WiFi model features the NVIDIA® Tegra® 3 quad-core processor for incredible application and gaming performance. The Transformer Pad Infinity has a 2MP front camera for HD video conferencing along with an 8MP rear camera with a large F2.2 aperture, 5-element lens and LED flash for stunning high quality images or HD video capture.
The Transformer Pad 300 Series makes for an ideal mobile web surfing and gaming platform with its NVIDIA® Tegra® 3 quad-core processor and high quality 10.1" 1280x800 IPS display with either 4G LTE* or WiFi options. It features a 1.2MP front camera for video conferencing and an 8MP rear camera with a large F2.2 aperture, 5-element lens allows for high quality images along with HD video recording. The Transformer Pad 300 Series has battery life of up to 10 hours*, and that is extended up to 15 hours* with the optional keyboard dock.
asus are trying to differentiate with the keyboard docks,padfone etc but ultimately they are all just going to be a slab of rectangle and consumers want sleek looking which means keeping the design minimalist as possible.theres only so many ways of making a minimalist slab of rectangle and they are bound to look the same...end of the day brand name and price is what will ultimately set the tablets apart..we have seen what happen to sony tablet p when they tried to make a tablet different.you got to stick with what is popular unless you can truly make a killer design.
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