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March 2, 2015 - Well MWC 2015 is upon us, but the lack of Asus mentions seems odd. We don't see any real official mention from Asus about their presence at MWC this year, so perhaps there will be next to no new tablets at the show. Let's say this. If Asus don't do anything in terms of unveils during MWC 2015, then we are set to have a mind blowing Computex 2015. In general, Asus really makes a big splash at the Computex shows and perhaps they are saving their latest and greatest for that show. Unfortunately we will have to wait for June or late May for Computex. We should find out in the next few hours if Asus is going to surpise us with something interesting a MWC 2015 as the real show starts up to the public. Windows 10 might be around Computex which would mean a number of juicy new products we hope. Right now, we're hoping for something interesting at MWC so stay tuned for updates!
Feb 24, 2015 - Do you like the ring to Asus ZenPad tablets? Get ready for some news any day now as we near MWC 2015. Asus appears poised for yet another rebranding of their tablet line-up.
June 5 - Good one Asus. Their latest and greatest tablets are available for pre order on Amazon.com! The brand new Transformer TF103C is available for just $299. Here is a link:
June 1 2014 - It's Computex 2014 time and you know what that means. There is a LOT of new Asus tablets to discuss. In short form, here is what we're looking at right now:
May 2014 - Asus has suggested they are moving into the mobile phone category and so it shouldn't be surprising to see a new entry. Welcome to the Fonepad 7 (FE170CG) which is a 7-inch tablet with phone abilities. It's a budget price so don't expect top end hardware but do expect to save money.
Quick look at the FonePad 7 (FE170CG) Specs:
Lots of excitement for Asus tablets around this time! Expect big things from the company as we approach Computex 2014 which typically has been where Asus love to show off amazing new innovative products.
We're hearing right now of the first 11-inch Transformer Pad, the T200A. A quick look at expected specs include: 11.6 inch display, Windows 8.1, 2GB RAM, 32GB of 64GB of flash storage, and Intel Atom Z3775 Bay Trail processor.
Asus Transformer Pad TF103C is a new unannounced tablet. Specs include:
Next is the Asus MeMO ME181. This is a 8-inch tablet and the specs are expected to include:
Next is the Asus MeMO ME176. This is a budget 7-inch tablet. The specs should include the following:
There also may be the T100TC in the works. Think of this as an Android version of the popular T100 tablet which featured Windows 8. This could be considered a budget Transformer. Not too much is known but a few rumors suggest the following: it will run Android 4.2.2 and likely is 10-inch size.
Ah but that's not all! Asus has come out with a 8-inch Windows tablet going by the model number M80TA and is the VivoTab Note 8. That means it features a digitizer pen. Other specs include:
Also is set to launch some innovative (yet done before) designs for tablet/laptop hybrid designs where the screen fully rotates and flips back. In a way it looks like a TaiChi type design, expect it's a one screen device. That one screen can be shown ala tablet style when folded all the way back. More details and images to follow!
January 2014 - Wow, CES 2014 brought some amazing new products from Asus. There is a lot to cover! Most notably is the Transformer Book Duet TD300 which is the best dual OS tablet/laptop ever created. The only real detractor is the size at 13-inches which makes is a very large tablet. If we see a TD100, or a 10-inch version of the Duet, then I think we have a sure fire winner on our hands. Asus also unveiled the VivoTab Note 8 which is featuring an active digitizer. A couple new Padfone models along with some smartphones from Asus were unveiled at CES 2014 also. Lots to cover and we're in catch up mode right now! Stay tuned for all the new details on these tablets.
November 2013 - Great news for everyone wanting the Asus Transformer TF701T from Amazon.com. It's now available! See full details here: $449 - ASUS TF701T-B1-GR 10.1-Inch Tablet - Amazon.com
October 21 - The K00E just passed through the FCC late last week. Don't be confused. It's the FonePad 7 and yes, that's going to be 3G / 4G LTE. Perhaps this is the first of the mobile phone campaign that Asus is bringing to the North American market. We can all hope for the Padfone!
October 19 - Breaking News: The New Transformer TF701T available to pre-order in USA or International orders! Save $15 plus FREE SHIPPING IN USA.
We've also seen information about a UK release/pre order starting October 21st with prices at £429.99 for the 32GB model.
Asus has just added a new snazzy product page on their tablet site (named Eee) for the New Transformer Pad TF701T. Lots of nice new photos and details that you may have been unaware of. As we've seen in the past, when a tablet gets onto that page, it's generally very close to a global release and including a release in North America. So far we've seen a third party selling the TF701 keyboard dock at an inflated price. Stay close, visit us again for full availability and pricing. See the snazzy new product page here. We see the TF701 listed in Amazon Germany so far at 499 Euro, but availability says 1 to 2 months. We don't expect to be waiting that long!
Remember that Transformer TF502T? It still remains a mystery. We do feel that new information should be revealed soon. With the new iPad annoucement on October 22nd, it makes sense for Asus to target that date or earlier. Is the TF502T a Nexus 10? We don't believe so although it's still possible. The biggest reasoning for disbelieving the rumor about being the Nexus 10 is based on the fact that the FCC documents indicate a battery with a size that isn't condusive to a top end, high definition display. To equal the original Nexus 10, the battery reported on the TF502T is not sufficient for that display resolution. What we've read is that the battery size is similar or the same as what the original Transformer Infinity has. In that sense, a resolution of that quality fits more with a budget model of the Transformer series. There are some head scratching aspects that remain though. The FCC documents show the TF502 as having a flash. This isn't evident on the Transformer series currently. In addition the speaker grills show a different design. Another big question is why this model was flying under the radar. It's entirely possible that Asus is in fact going to manufacture the next Nexus 10 2013, but perhaps it hasn't made it to the FCC yet. Remember the FCC is offline in the US right now. Nobody knew about it which does in some way lead credibility to the Nexus 10 rumors. I think regarding of what it is, we're going to find out this week or next.
September 26, 2013 - The Asus TF502T just passed through the FCC. Call this a mystery tablet if you like. There hasn't been any details regarding this tablet but all indicators are that it's a budget edition of the Transformer Pad.
September 23, 2013 - Looks like a cheaper Transformer Pad may be coming. Report and leaks are showing a TF502T which appears to have a plastic body. If you recall, Asus did have the original Transformer Infinity along with the budget friendly and plastic build TF300T Transformer. In addition, we've seen slides from the Asus investors converence which listed a Transformer Pad FHD 10 (likely the TF701T) and Transformer Pad HD 10 (possibly the TF502T).
September 11, 2013 - The Transformer Book Trio TX201L has just passed through the FCC. Full details here!
Asus has just shown off a new tablet, the Transformer Book T100. Not much is known just yet as it's being shown off at IDF in San Francisco at the time of writing this. Details coming shortly!
September 8, 2013 - A big deal for ASUS. They have brought their first Android LTE device to North America via AT&T. You will be able to buy the Asus MeMO Pad FHD 10 LTE (ME302KL) from AT&T for $399.99 off contract or $299.99 for a 2-year contract with data.
September 4, 2013 - The Asus IFA 2013 unveil has happened! Exciting? Yes. Not on the same scale as Computex 2013, but still an impressive display of technology. Here is a quick summary.
September 1 - We're getting closer to IFA 2013 where Asus will reveal some interesting new tablets and devices. I'm sure we will get another look at the Transformer Infinity FHD 10 and hopefully a release date. The FonePad Note should show up and hopefully we get to see something new like a 8-inch MeMO Pad HD 8 or something similar. Most likely the Padfone Mini will show up too.
August 27 - Breaking News! Looks like the Asus Transformer Infinity TF501 has just gone past the FCC. Details are here. The TF501T indicated "Tegra" which all but confirms that this is indeed the new Infinity.
August 18 - Previous mentions from Asus suggested there was a MeMO Pad HD 8 in the works. Apparently this isn't far off. According to Digitimes, the 8-inch MeMO Pad will be coming out, "in the second half", which likely means a Fall 2013 release date. More news when we can track it down! (source: Digitimes)
August 15 - There has been a leak of a few interesting tablets from Asus. The following model numbers have shown up: ME372CG, ME102A and ME180A.
August 10 - Thinking about a great 10-inch android tablet? How about the Transformer Infinity TF700? Right now we're seeing the all-time lowest prices on Amazon.com. Both colors, Gold and Gray, going for $393 and $399! The keyboard dock is going for as low as $114. Now might be the time to buy.
August 9 - Interesting story here about new devices from Asus. Call this a roadmap or a wishlist but certainly it's not unrealistic considering Asus' ability to release many products, especially in the table market. Here is the list:
August 8 - Asus just posted a new product feature page for the MeMO Pad FHD 10 ME302C on their tablet product site. See it here. When tablets finally get added on that site, it generally means that pre orders will be underway shortly. Perhaps on Friday or by next week. The Global Asus site has had the product page up for a couple weeks but is different than this feature website that is a more glorified marketing site. Germany has the MeMO FHD 10 available for sale on Amazon.de but the rest of the world awaits their opportunity! Stay tuned for pre ordering details.
Still no availability for the MeMO Pad HD 7 in countries like Canada and the UK. We're watching retailers and will post updated details hopefully soon about where to buy this budget 7-inch android tablet.
July 30 - Rumors are abound right now that LG will be making the next Google Nexus 7 (2014) model. Could this be the last co-branded model with the Google/Asus relationship? Quite possibly. Afterall, LG does make the Nexus 4 and apparently has the display technology that Google desires. Certainly Asus has said some rather negative things about the Google demands on the Asus engineers. Are those comments an indicator of a separation? Seems quite possible. More on this as details emerge (if anything does emerge of course).
July 29 - An interview with Asus chairman Jonney Shih has shed some light on the company's plans for bringing mobile enabled devices (smartphones) like the Padfone and FonePad to the United States. Jonney Shih suggests that in 2014, consumers can expect Asus in USA with mobile devices. Apparently the company has been working with and creating the necessary relationships with carriers and retailers.
July 28 - Great news in the 7-inch Asus tablet category. The new Nexus 7 (2013) model is up for pre orders with a starting price of $229. Order the new Google Nexus 7 (2013) from Amazon.com here. Also the long awaited MeMO Pad HD 7 ME173X is also available for pre order on Amazon.com.
July 17 - Interested in the next generation Nexus 7 made by Asus and labeled by Google? There is a Google event next week and that is when this new Nexus 7 is expected to be unveiled along with a new version of Android 4.3. We've seen a screenshot showing product listings for this new Nexus tablet along with pricing. For the 16GB model, it's $229 and for the 32GB model it's $269. Update: New photos and video leak here!
July 14 - We're still patiently waiting for a North American release of the MeMO Pad HD 7 ME173. Stay tuned for news because we're actively checking for pre order or purchasing options.
July 9 - You should expect some type of new Nexus 7 announcement in the very near future. The indicators are in the fact that currently models of the Nexus 7 are being discounted at $20 for the 16GB model and $50 off the 32GB model. Clearing space for a new model is common and is pretty solid evidence that something is on the way. This is likely going to be a new Nexus tablet prices at $199 for 16GB that features a high definition display and will have a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor.
July 6 - MeMO Pad HD7 details and specs here. It's coming any day to the North American market!
June 26 - Quite clearly the MeMO Pad HD 7 is going to be the first of the new tablets to come to market. Asus had just put up an official product page here. In fact, Amazon Germany has just put up pre orders! Nothing yet for USA market, but we will post news when available! Update: We are now seeing another official promo page. Clearly we are just days from a per order in the US. Stay tuned for updates!
June 17 - New promotional video for the MeMO Pad HD 7 ME173X. If you recall, this is the new budget 7-inch tablet that could turn out to be a real success for Asus.
June 3 - Breaking News: New Transformer Book Trio TX201 is the star of the show for sure. It's a dual processor (Atom and Core i7) and dual OS Transformer Trio using both Android and Windows 8. The Trio TX201 can be home PC, tablet, or notebook, hence the "trio" naming. New MeMO Pad FHD 10 ME302C which is 10-inch, 1.6GHz Intel Atom Clover Trail+, 1920x1200 resolution, colors blue or white, 2GB RAM, 5MP rear camera, 1.2MP front camera, Bluetooth 3.0, dual speakers, weighs 580g, 4.2 Jelly Bean, available in 16GB or 32GB. New Transformer Pad Infinity 2 TF701 with beefed up specs! Those include: 1.9GHz Tegra 4 processor, 2560 x 1600 WQXGA, USB 3.0 on the keyboard dock. New FonePad Note ME372 which is 6-inch with stylus, 3G phone, Intel Atom Z2560 processor, full HD 1920 x 1080 Super IPS+ resolution. MeMO Pad HD 7 ME173 which Asus is claiming to be the best value tablet out there. They might be right. $149 for a 16GB or $129 for 8GB model. The MeMO Pad ME173X is lighter than the iPad Mini, has 1280 x 800 HD IPS display, 5MP rear and 1.2MP front camera, ARM Cortex A7 processor.
The New Transformer Infinity TF701!
The Transformer Book Trio!
The MeMO Pad 7 HD ME173!
June 2 - Getting excited about Asus at Computex 2013? We are! As part of the teaser that Asus has been unveiling weekly, we are head scratching. See the photos here and here which show two different boxes. In each box are essentially android model characters. A bit confusing, a bit bizarre and a bit intriguing! Check it out.
May 29 - The lowest price we've even seen on the Transformer Infinity TF700. Just $379 right now. This tablet used to sell for as much as $499!
May 21 - USA shoppers looking for the Transformer Book X300, it's now available. Check our dedicated page for details. Check navigation button above!
May 16 - A high resolution MeMO Pad 2 may be coming in the next month or two. Asus recently had a tablet pass through the FCC and it does appear to be the ME302KL. It's listed at Asus MeMO Pad with a model no. K00B. A quick snapshot of expected specs include: 10.1-inch full 1920×1080 pixels HD display, 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro quad-core processor with Adreno 320 graphics, 1GB of RAM, 16GB of stroage, front and rear cameras, Bluetooth 4.0, and optional 3G and 4G LTE versions, and a 5050mAh battery. It's going to be a fast tablet with that processor. Hopefully more details soon. Because this is a MeMO Pad, it won't have the Transformer style locking keyboard dock.
The tablet also has WiFi, Bluetooth, and optional 3G and 4G LTE versions.
May 9 - As we near Computex 2013, the Asus teasers are heating up! Trust me when I say we're on the cusp of exciting new Asus tablets. Here is a new trailer:
May 3 - Want a good deal in the USA? You can pick up a Transformer Infinity for just $399 right now. We have details here.
April 26 - An online benchmark reveals an Asus ME302C tablet. Could this be a MeMO Pad HD? One thing is certain. It's going to be powered by the Intel Atom processor and not a Nvidia processor. More details as we learn more. Read more about this on our news/blog section (link button above).
April 13 - If you live in the UK, you can now pre order the Asus Fonepad. It's the 7-inch Android tablet that you can make phone calls with!
April 8 - Now available in the USA for $149, the Asus MeMO ME172V. Don't be confused. This is the budget 7-inch Android tablet. Here is a quick specs rundown: 1024 x 600 pixel display, a 1 GHz VIA WM8950 processor, 1GB of RAM, 16GB of storage and runs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.
April 5 - New rumors about an upcoming Nexus tablet from the Google Asus partnership. The new Nexus 7 will apparently feature a higher resolution, thinner bezel and Snapdragon processor. More details on our blog.
February 25 - Ready for the Asus fonepad? A tablet that you can use as a phone. Asus at Mobile World Congress 2013 full details coming right up! We are putting full details of the FonePad here.
February 7 - What to hear some exciting and interesting news? How about a new FonePad tablet from Asus? No, it's not a typo and no, it's not the Padfone. Expect this new product to make a showing at Mobile World Congress 2013. It's not entirely clear what this tablet will look like, but it is going to be a 7-inch Android tablet with "communication functions". I'm sure leaks will start up before the MWC 2013 on February 25. We have some photos which may or may not be the actual device!
February 1 - Asus continues to pump out their tablets. Reports now indicate that the budget Android 10-inch MeMO Pad 10 (ME301T) is being sold in Europe in countries such as Germany and Italy. It's currently being priced at around €349.
The MeMO Pad ME301T doesn't have the "transformer" keyboard dock abilities. It has a lower resolution screen at 1280 x 800 but is a cheaper affordable option. It comes with the typical Tegra 3 processor and features, but also comes in colors white, blue or pink.
January 26 - We've added MeMO Pad ME172V content here.
January 21 - We have found an unboxing video for a new mystery tablet from Asus. The box itself indicated cleary as being named Asus MeMO Pad Smart. What's clear from the video is that it's not running Windows 8 and is actually running Android. A safe guess would be that this is the MeMO 301T which is a more budget friendly 10-inch tablet from Asus which doesn't have the Transformer type keyboard dock. It would appear that the ME301T is simply an Android version of the VivoTab Smart ME400. More details as soon as we can find them. Video link is here. The unofficial specs include: 10.1 inch, 1280 x 800 pixel IPS display, Tegra 3 quad-core processor, 1GB of RAM, 3 different colors and 16GB of storage. We are also seeing this labeled unofficially as the Asus MeMO Pad 10 Smart. I personally would expect this tablet to be competitively priced in and around the Amazon and Nook 10-inch tablet prices.
January 16 - CES 2013 has passed and for the most part there was very little headline news regarding upcoming Asus tablets. That said, a few folks got to see an upcoming 7-inch Android tablet named the MeMO ME172V and a 10-inch Android tablet named MeMO ME301T. Both of these appear to be budget (cheap) tablets. We now know that the MeMO Pad ME172 is going to sell for $149 and will include the following specs: 1 GHz VIA WM8950 processor, Mali 400 graphics, a 7 inch, 1024 x 600 pixel (170ppi) display with a 140 degree viewing angle, 350-nits brightness, and runs Android Jelly Bean 4.1. No specific details like release date or pricing are known just yet for the ME301T. Stay tuned!
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