The next generation in ASUS-made Android tablet technology has been revealed with release information this week in the ASUS Transformer Pad TF701T, complete with a release timeframe inside October. This machine works with a Full HD+ display at 2560 x 1600 across 10.1-inches of IPS LCD powered by an NVIDIA Tegra 4 quad-core processor under the hood. This machine also works with USB 3.0 for the newest in speed and efficiency in data transfer and charging.
This week the folks at ASUS have shown off a computer that you may feel that you've seen before - it's part of a new wave of all-in-one machines that's cut down to their most minimal appearance. You've got a display with a flat black bezel and no edge save one metal bottom and the logo ASUS. This machine is the ASUS ET2321 and it's headed to the market with 4th generation Intel Core processor technology soon.
Back in late September AMD went official with its new Radeon R9 and R7 video cards. Yesterday AMD offered up specifications on several R7 GPUs including pricing and more. Since AMD has multiple card partners and most partners use the same basic hardware, a lot of companies try to set themselves apart with various clock speeds and custom cooling solutions. Asus has announced its own AMD Radeon R9 and R7 200 series graphics cards.
Back in June, Asus unveiled what it claims to be the world's fastest Wi-Fi router. The router is the RT-AC68U and it's capable of combined dual-band data rates as fast as 1900 Mbps. That gives the router three times faster performance than the typical 802.11n router on the market today according to Asus.
ASUS has unveiled what it says is the world's first NFC-equipped desktop PC, the ASUS M70, a shiny new tower system that has precious few details available at the moment. Among its features, as you might guess from the image, is Qi charging integrated into the top of the tower, allowing users to wirelessly charge their gadgets by setting them on top of the computer.
ASUS plans to release a tablet hybrid next month running Intel's Atom Bay Trail processors, the ASUS Transformer Book T100 loaded with Windows 8.1. Earlier today, Intel revealed its plans for the Bay Trail processors, saying they were aiming them at Windows 8 and Android tablets and other similar devices.
This week the folks at Google have successfully teamed up with ASUS and Toshiba to make the number of top-tier manufacturers working with Chrome OS reach a cool six. New products announced this week with Intel's 4th Generation Haswell processor technology (so far) include a new ASUS Chromebox, an unnamed Toshiba Chromebook, HP Chromebook14, and another new Acer Chromebook. This relative gush of devices is a good sign that Google's prediction of the long-lasting nature of Chrome OS, the web-based OS, will be around for the foreseeable future.
Traditionally no one in the technology industry likes to announce their products around the same time Apple is holding an event. The goings-on at Apple during the unveiling event overshadow a lot of other things in the industry. Asus has reportedly decided to wait a week after Apple's announcement of the iPhone 5C and iPhone 5S to unveil its new PadPhone Infinity.
This week AT&T is adding a whole pile of devices to their ranks with several smartphones, a smartwatch, and none other than the ASUS MeMO Pad FHD LTE 10.1. This device is the first time the carrier has officially carried an ASUS tablet, and it's certainly a decent one: with a 10.1-inch Full HD display (that's 1920 x 1200 pixels across its face) and Android 4.2 Jelly Bean under the hood, you've got one of the most smooth devices on the market today. While we'd certainly rather be rolling with the slightly more powerful ASUS Tranformer Infinity with it's NVIDIA Tegra 4 quad-core SoC, this tablet runs with one that's certainly tried and true: the Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro quad-core SoC.
ASUS has just announced the X102BA, a new ultraportable that features a compact and lightweight design that lends itself well to any situation or location. But make no mistake, this laptop packs just enough power to make it not only useful for productivity but even for some gaming and entertainment as well.