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January 12, 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 4, 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 - Putting together our MeMO Pad HD7 page 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 here. 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 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. Full details here. 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. Check out the Asus promotion here where you have a chance to win one.
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 a new page for 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 a new MeMO Pad ME172V page 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!
December 24 - We are seeing a nice discount on the VivoTab RT which includes the keyboard dock for free. Check our designated TF600 page for details. The VivoTab TF810 is finally now in-stock and shipping. Not cheap but certainly one of the nicest full Windows 8 tablets on the market. Rumors are also persisting regarding 2 possible new 7-inch Android tablets from Asus. More details on those soon and perhaps these will be shown at CES 2013 in January.
December 4 - Shopping for Asus tablets? Here is a quick overview on what's happening and what's available. Windows 8 tablets currently includes the VivoTab RT which is using the Windows RT version. The VivoTab which runs Windows 8 full version is due for a mid December release date but that could change. The TaiChi hybrid tablet Ultrabook is delayed and may show up mid to late December. It's going to be more expensive that initially thought. If you want Android, certainly the Asus Nexus 7 (7-inch) is a good option and cheap. The Infinity TF700 is available and is a great premium 10-inch Android tablet. You can now find the TF300 Transformer at quite reasonable prices also. There is also rumors that there is a super budget 7-inch tablet which may or may not be a new Nexus 7. In fact it may be an Asus own budget 7-inch tablet.
October 26 - Lots of news here to digest. First, the Nexus 10 is not being made by Asus. That rumor is dead now. Check prices for the Nexus 7 on Monday because it's quite likely it is going to see a nice price reduction. Regarding all the Windows 8 tablets, you can currently buy the VivoTab RT TF600T for 32GB model for $599. The VivoTab TF810C is in pre order phase and the 64GB model is $799. The Taichi is in pre order phase also and is priced at $1,299 at the cheap end and $1,599 at the top end price. The Transformer Book has no pricing or release date details. The VivoTab Smart tablet also has no official release date information. We have added a TON on new content videos, pictures and links on each of the tablet specific pages. Hope you enjoy!
October 25 - A couple of Asus tablets have gone through the FCC. The upcoming Nexus 7 3G models and the VivoTab RT 4G model. With all the other Windows 8 Asus tablets we are expecting a lot of FCC news over the coming weeks.
October 23 - The big surprise from the Asus event in New York is the VivoTab Smart tablet which is very unique and is a cheaper tablet option. Unlike the other previously announced Vivo Tabs, this Smart model doesn't have the transformer attachment capabilities. Instead you can use the Bluetooth keyboard dock accessory. It runs Windows 8 and not Windows RT and is priced at $499. Details here so far.
New fantastic hands-on video review of the new Transformer Book.
October 19 - A couple interesting new Asus tablet leaks right now. First, there is a Nexus 7 3G, aka the ME370TG, that showed up in official documentation. Next is a Asus ME400 tablet which is quite interesting. The ME400C is a Windows 8 tablet with Intel Atom processor which will not have the Transformer Keyboard Dock accessory. Perhaps this will be the mystery tablet that Asus will unveil at their Oct 23rd event? The details about this ME400 are speculative only. Nothing official from Asus about it. Details on our Asus tablet news blog.
October 14 - If you want to get a Vivo Tab RT, now is your chance to pre order if you live in the USA or Canada. Full details and link on our dedicated Vivo Tab RT page.
October 12 - Big news day for Asus. The Vivo Tab RT which is the model TF600T, has been put up on pre order at Staples. Price wise, it's going to be selling for $599 with the keyboard dock selling for $169. Earlier today Newegg had it listed for pre order also but that has since been removed. We're keeping our eyes open for more online retailers putting it up for ordering.
if you're wondering about the Asus Taichi. You can in fact pre order it right now. If you live outside the USA, don't worry. One of the online retailers ships internationally. New video, pics and pre order links!
September 28 - Do you believe in a Nexus 10? I sure do. The fact is there is a leak out there. It's a leak of a device named the ME570T. What the heck is that? I am strongly suggesting it's a Nexus 10. Read more on this breaking story here. Clearly there is a device named Asus ME570T. It's either a new Nexus tablet or it's a new 7-inch tablet from Asus themselves. If you recall months ago, Digitimes did report that Asus was expected to release a tablet which was priced around $159-$179. It's possible that Asus is releasing their own without the Nexus and Google partnership. In recent days Asus has denied rumors that they were working on a new tablet with Google. If they are making their own, then certainly that rumor still has merit. Would there be a MeMO in 10-inch or is "MeMO" a brand that Asus uses for their 7-inch tablets only? That could provide some insight into what we might have with the ME570T. What makes the MeMO a MeMO? The ME171 and previously ME370T are both 7-inch. It's all rather interesting!
September 24 - Still waiting for some more news regarding the upcoming Vivo Tab and Vivo Tab RT Windows 8 tablets. No word on the Asus Taichi and whether that will be coming out before Christmas 2012. I added some new photos of the Asus Vivo Tab RT here.
September 15 - If you live in the UK, unfortunately the official TF700 Infinity retailer Amazon.co.uk is showing no stock and no pre orders. The only thing to say is that we will update you the moment ordering availability starts again. Regarding new Asus tablets, nothing has passed through the FCC lately. That may mean the Asus Vivo Tab and Vivo Tab RT may be the only 2 Windows 8 tablets from Asus at the Windows launch in late October.
September 5 - Canadians can now buy the Asus Transformer Infinity TF700 again. We have all the details here. In other Asus tablet news, we've added new pages for the Vivo Tab, Vivo Tab RT, Transformer Book and Taichi. Asus believes so much in their upcoming Windows 8 tablets that they are going to be discontinuing their Eee PC netbook products. Read about it here.
August 29 - IFA 2012 from Germany saw some breaking news for Asus. The new name for Asus Tablet 810 is Asus Vivo Tab and the new name for Asus Tablet 600 is Asus Vivo Tab RT. The Transformer Book and Asus TaiChi appear to be on track for a release at a later date because they were shown off also.
August 28 - UK shoppers looking for the Infinity TF700 I have great news! There is a third party seller on Amazon.co.uk with in-stock units but they are French keyboard and European plugs. If that doesn't interest you, you can get your pre order in right now for the real UK models! See our post here for UK details.
August 26 - Check out our updated Asus Tablet 810 page. The Asus 810 is the 11.6-inch Windows 8 tablet which comes with the "transformer" keyboard dock. It will be shipping with the new Intel Atom processor and will have Wacam digitizer stylus input. Sounds exciting!
August 25 - Canadian shoppers hoping to find the Infinity TF700? It sold out everywhere and fast. Pick your big box store and they are sold out unfortunately. You can still preorder and we have details on out main Transformer Infinity TF700 page. Link is above. We are still waiting for UK orders to begin. Asus UK did tweet a while back that August 29 was going to be the release date so we are expecting pre orders at least to start any day now. Stay tuned and we will tweet news for UK shoppers.
August 18 - If you live in Canada it's your turn for the Transformer Infinity TF700 shopping fun! You're going to find the TF700 in most of the big retailers such as Best Buy and Future Shop. Go to a store, get the tablet in your hands, and see what you think! If you're looking for the 64GB Infinity or any of the gold color models you are out of luck for now. No word when those tablets will be available in the Canadian market.
In other Asus tablet news, the Transformer TF500 just passed through the FCC late in the week. Selection won't be a problem if you're looking for an Asus tablet! The TF500T is a mystery and was quite unexpected. My feeling is that it's actually the Transformer Book that was shown off at Computex 2012 recently. If the TF500 is in fact the Transformer Book then we're talking a Windows 8 tablet and will be the first Transformer Ultrabook. If the TF500 isn't the Transformer Book then we really have a mystery on our hands!
August 16 - If you're looking for stores in the USA who have the Transformer Infinity TF700 on display, we are hearing from our site visitors that they are showing up in various places. Have you seen anywhere? If so we would appreciate hearing about it! We are finally finding some 32GB Gold color Infinity TF700 tablets shipping in the USA. The 64GB model in gold is showing up possibly as late as September in the USA market. Canada is just a day or two from getting in-stock and shipping Infinity tablets. Most online retailers are indicating an August 17th availability. Also worth noting for Canada is that the 32GB Gray model appears to be the only tablet available initially.
July 31 - Look what we found! The Asus TF600T tablet has shown up at the FCC and we have details here and we're putting a new TF600 page. This appears to be the Asus Tablet 600 which is a Tegra based Windows 8 RT tablet which was shown at Computex 2012. Not only one FCC submission, but also there is the Asus TF810C which showed up. The TF810 is actually the Asus 810 (officially named Asus Tablet 810) which was shown off at Computex 2012. We have full details of the Asus 810 here. Both these Windows 8 tablets are with the detachable keyboard docks. The Asus 810 is 11.6-inch and uses the new Intel Atom processor and has a Wacom digitizer pen.
July 27 - Still no word on Gold model Transformer Infinity in the USA. We wil update the moment news breaks! You can pre order which gets your first in line when they do arrive. Check our main TF700 page for links.
July 25 - UK shoppers looking for the Transformer Infinity TF700? Sorry to say Asus has officially announced it's coming August 31st. (Thanks Tom for the link and info)
July 23 - We're seeing more availability for the Transformer Infinity at various online retailers. If you've just started shopping now, we have a post here with current details about USA. Still, if you're looking for the Gold model, those are still not available. We're tracking this and hopefully this upcoming week it starts shipping. We hope you're enjoying your new purchase if you've been part of the Transformer Infinity shopping spree. We've started a owners post where you can discuss tips, tricks, likes, dislikes, etc. Owners helping owners I like to say! Check it out here. UK doesn't have pre order listings yet (they were up for a few days on Amazon.co.uk and have been recently removed) and Canada is still waiting for their turn for buying the Infinity TF700T.
Regarding the Transformer Infinity TF700 dock vs. Transformer Prime TF201 dock, it does appear that you could buy a cheaper TF201 dock and use it with your TF700 tablet. With that said, the TF201 comes with a larger capacity battery and the new TF700 dock has a smallery battery. Not confirmed by Asus, but it appears that the newer TF700 dock with smaller battery has been done to get the tablet and keyboard a better balance and tipping point. You will need to update the firmware on the TF201 when you first dock it to the Infinity tablet, but it will update and you'll be good to go. We expect more details to emerge regarind these two different docks. The bottom line is that the TF201 Prime keyboard will work with the TF700. Whether the weight will make a difference to the experience, it's hard to say right now. If you're buying the premium TF700 tablet, perhaps you want to simply get the new TF700 keyboard which was designed for the Infinity. It appears a weight balance might be the only alteration with the smaller battery being used in the new version keyboard.
July 19 - If you've placed your order for a Transformer Infinity TF700, a lot of retailers are now shipping! It's very hard to find anyone selling the $499 32GB model and the $149 Keyboard dock. In general those items sell out quickly so you might miss out if you wait too long.
We are getting a LOT of amazing comments via our blog regarding the TF201 keyboard dock compatability. People are noticing that the retail box is has the TF700T-DOCK-GR label, but on the dock itself, it is labeled with a TF201. There is a bit of confusion regarding this and hopefully during the day we can get it sorted out for you.
July 17 - A big thanks to Neil, we've now listed Infinity ordering options for UK which you can now order online! We are now finding online retailers in the USA who a shipping orders of the highly anticipated Asus Transformer Infinity TF700! Note that it appear the Gray model will be available initially because we haven't yet found the Gold model available yet. If we list "In Stock" retailers, you should act quickly because they are selling out quickly everywhere.
July 14 - There is no delay in a release date for the US market and the Transformer Infinity TF700. In fact, Asus has officially announced that the release date is one day earlier! The official release date is now Sunday July 15th and not Monday July 16th.
We are closing in on the official release date in the USA and there are still next to no online pre orders available. The suspense is driving us crazy! So hold on folks, the countdown has started! Either there is a release date delay or we're on the brink of being able to finally buy a TF700 Infinity. It's speculation to suggest that there is a delay at this point. There hasn't been any official news from Asus suggesting that July 16th has been pushed back. So if you are one of the many many people looking to buy an Infinity, don't be discouraged. You simply need to be ready to pull the trigger and pre order when the time comes. In my opinion only, it may be a situation where the demand goes beyond the supply. The Transformer Infinity may very well turn out to be the #2 tablet behind the iPad.
July 8 - Germany are seeing in stock TF700 Infinity tablets shipping from Amazon.de. Check our blog listings! Still waiting for USA online retailers to start up their pre orders for the Transformer Infinity TF700. News could break any moment. We saw J&R.com with brief pre orders but apparently their allotment has now been pre ordered. We will be one of the first websites to report on availability so hopefully you will check in with us over the next while. Oddly enough, we are seeing Germany with in-stock and shipping Infinity tablets. We have details on our blog (click link "Asus Tablet News").
June 25 - The day has come for Asus to release official Transformer Infinity TF700 release date information. It's coming to the USA on July 16th. We will be posting pre order listings as soon as we find them. They should start up any day so please check back with us. The pricing details are all on our Infinity pages here.
June 24 - Our instincts were correct! There is now a Transformer Infinity product page on BestBuy.com! We have details, price and more here. Does this mean come midnight today, that the USA will see a wide release on June 25th? It appears quite possible. It's exciting for those who have been waiting patiently. Check with us during the day as we expect more leaks and more retailers to start showing the Infinity TF700T for sale. BestBuy.com currently shows "Sold Out Online" but we don't believe it has yet to be sold and quite possibly it's available starting midnight tonight.
June 23 - Getting excited about the Transformer Infinity TF700? Lots of people are and lots of people are getting sick of waiting for release date information. Well will an in-depth 8 minute video and making of documentary help? Not sure how long this video will be on YouTube so best to watch it now. Check our post here.
June 18 - Big news from Digitimes.com which is accurate with Asus leaks and rumors. That MeMO 370 which is a 7-inch Tegra 3 tablet is coming in August. Yes Asus is involved in the Google tablet which will be unveiled at the end of June, but Digitimes reports that Asus will come out with their own 7-inch tablet. That has to be the MeMO370 because the FCC saw a submission from Asus with a label or ME370T. That has to be the tablet in question. Right? Full details on our blog here.
June 9 - Computex 2012 is over and Asus assaulted the tech world with an onslaught of Windows 8 tablets in unique, expected and completely unexpected innovations. Hit up our blog under "Asus Tablet News" for a rundown on the gammut of Asus tablets from Computex 2012.
Updating the Transformer Infinity release date. There is no news. However, my personal gut feeling is that within days we are going to get official information and product pages on the Asus website. Just a hunch. With Computex 2012 gone, Asus has no reason to hold back on the Android tablets. Fingers crossed that come Monday, we have juicy new details regarding the much anticipated TF700T Infinity. Stay tuned!
June 4 - Asus has delivered the motherlode of tablets. No kidding! There is the Asus Tablet 600, the Asus Tablet 810, the Asus Transformer AiO (all in one), the Asus TaiChi tablet laptop hybid, and last but not least, the Asus Transformer Book. Read for this? These are all Windows 8 tablets and no, the word "Slate" was not in a single press or spec sheet. I'm tired now, it's late but you can hopefully enjoy what's up on the site here. Forget about the Transformer Infinity or MeMO 370T. Today was all about Windows 8 tablets.
June 3 - The Asus press conference at Computex 2012 is a happening later this evening (North America time). Needless to say we're all over it! In typical Asus fashion we expect some amazing reveals. We will assemble all the details as quickly and as thoroughly as humanly possible as the news breaks. Monday morning enjoy plenty of exciting Asus tablet news.
May 30 - The Asus tablet news keeps on coming. We are now believers when they said they were going to be one of the top Android tablet manufacturers in the second half of 2012. Remember that much hyped 7-inch Asus tablet named MeMO 370T? It just passed through the FCC which means it could be released in about a months time! We have a post about it here. In other Asus tablet news, Computex 2012 is less than a week away and they will be showing off some new products. The teasers are coming tomorrow so check back with us so we can all guess as to what's coming next. Asus is more exciting than Apple don't you agree?
May 25 - There may be a 3G/4G Asus tablet coming the USA afterall. In the past Asus have stayed away from North America tablets with 3G. Asus kept those 3G tablets to the Asia and European markets. This week the new 4G Transformer TF300TL passed through the FCC. That's a first for Asus and what it means is that they may be releasing a 4G tablet in the USA. If you wonder now about the Transformer Infinity TF700T, there is an even better chance that you will see a 4G model coming to the USA. Nothing official, but it's encouraging news for sure. Read details on our blog post.
May 20 - Big news for those of you wanting the premium Asus tablet Transformer Infinity TF700T. It's at the FCC which means an official release date is imminent. Asus has also posted an Transformer Pad Infinity question on their Facebook page. This all points to great news for a soon to be best selling Android tablet. Check details on our blog by clicking the navigation button for "Asus Tablet News".
We've seen some price drops for the Transformer TF300T. Most times you can get it for less than the $399 list and the TF300 keyboard dock is often discounted less than the suggested retail price of $149. We're still waiting on the cheaper 16GB model and the other colors to become available. Most areas on the globe should have online retailers shipping the Transformer TF300T and we have some of those countries listed on our page and blog.
May 8 - Canada shoppers, you can now get the Transformer TF300T from Amazon.ca and it ships May 10. This release date is just updated today on their site. Keyboard dock will also be available on May 10 also. We have the details on the right side of our blog.
May 3 - UK shoppers you can now order the TF300T from Currys! We have details on our Transformer TF300 page.
April 30 - USA shoppers! Shipping Now! Transformer TF300T is available at Amazon.com right now! Ordering details are on our Transformer TF300 page!
Release dates for other countries is slow. We are expecting any day now for Europe pre orders to begin. In Canada, the release date is not yet determined. We were expecting a bigger and wider release of the TF300T but is appears to be only a trickle at this time. USA has the priority. Trust us, we're checking during the days and will post details about other release dates when we track them down.
April 14 - It appears the USA market is set to get the TF300 Transformer in the color blue. We are on the cusp of the flood gates opening so hang tight. Any day now! We're adding more content as we can find it. Pre order details hopefully tomorrow (Sunday) but most definitely on Monday!
April 12 - Our Transformer Pad watch continues. We have seen a couple stories about the TF300 Transformer Pad showing up for pre order. In general that's an indicator of getting close to an announcement. We won't link/report about these sites as generally stores are doing this just to get traffic to their sites. Get ready folks, the time is coming soon!
April 3 - There is a tremendous amount of interest in the release dates of the Transformer Pad TF300 and Transformer Pad TF700 Infinity. Unfortunately there is no updated information. We monitor various sources for any news regarding release dates and there has been absolutely no news regarding when a pre order will be possible. Hang tight, there is no choice right now. We see some depleted inventories and stock levels on the TF101 and TF201 models which tells us something is coming soon. Just our gut feeling.
March 6 - We've updated the specs and details for the Tranformer Infinity TF700 and Transformer TF300 on our blog. We suggest you go there now!
February 27 - Asus with breaking news from MWC 2012. The two new Transformer tablets are now officially named Asus Transformer Pad Infinity 700 Series and the Asus Transformer Pad 300 Series. Updated content coming on our TF700T and TF300T pages!
February 24 - We're breaking this news first on the internet! There is another new Asus video teaser. We've posted it on our blog here. At first viewing I thought Eee Pad MeMO 173, but now it's clear. This teaser is telling us Asus will be unveiling the Transformer TF300 at World Mobile Congress 2012 on February 27th. There are two hints that make it clear. One, the Transformer TF300T will come in different colors which has been speculated on the internet lately. Second, the video mentions "transformation". That seals the deal in my mind. We are putting together a specific TF300 page right now in hopes it is unveiled in a few days!
February 22 - Yes folks there really is an Eee Pad MeMO 171. In fact you can check the official Asus product page here. We've just launched a Asus Transformer TF700 page because Asus just released a teaser video for it! The hottest rumor is about a budget Transformer model named TF300 or TF300T. We summarize the current details/rumors here.
January 9 - Update: There is a lot of misinformation out there right now. It's understandable considering all the various Eee Pad models, but still. Please let the dust settle before making assumptions about these recent Eee Pad release announcements. As an example, websites are incorrectly indicating the Eee Pad MeMO 370 as coming with a Snapdragon processor. No, in fact it's coming with a Tegra 3 processor. The confusion is about whether or not there are 2 Eee Pad MeMO models coming. You can trust our coverage and if it's rumor, we state that it rumor based information. Right now you have Nicole Scott from NetbookNews.com reporting that Asus has ditched the MeMIC headset and the stylus from the MeMO. However, Engadget clearly reports that there are 2 different Eee Pad MeMO models. One being the original and much demoed MeMO and the newer stripped down MeMO. So what exactly is going on then?
Breaking news! There are 2 Eee Pad MeMO models coming! That rumored 7-inch Eee Pad? It's the Asus MeMO 370T model and we're just getting a page together. Read our blog post here. We have a new page we're creating for the MeMO 370T. The original MeMO ME173 is now known to be the MeMO ME171 and we have updates on our blog here. Also there is a updated Asus Transformer Prime, the TF700T coming in Q2 of 2012. Read our blog post here.
January 4 - Another teaser photo has been released of this 7-inch Eee Pad. The photo show the back which features a camera, a couple buttons (possibly volume), and what appears to be two speakers with grill cloth. So could that photo from January 2 really be a remodeled Eee Pad MeMO? It's possible, but it's all speculation at this point. I question how it can be the Memo based on the fact the stylus was a big part of the MeMO. It's also hard to imagine how a new unknown Eee Pad could have made it so far into production without some rumors.
January 2 - The CES 2012 is just about a week away and Asus is creating a buzz again. We are hearing about a budget $299 7-inch Eee Pad. In fact Notebook Italia has leaked a photo. Rumors are abound and we are suspecting an Asus Eee Pad EP70 model which could go up against the Amazon Kindle and B&N Nook Tablet. However, the EP71 was originally the model for the MeMO so would a different 7-inch Eee Pad use the EP80 or EP81? Now the MeMO uses the ME173 description so who knows what Asus will do with a new 7-inch Eee Pad. People are suggesting it's the Eee Pad MeMO or a 7-inch Eee Pad Transformer Prime. We are suspecting it's a cheap 7-inch Eee Pad.
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