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ASUS Transformer Book V 3-in-1 can be used in five ways

Posted by wicked June - 3 - 2014 - Tuesday Comments Off

ASUS really loves its hybrids and is now taking it to the extreme. With the new Transformer Book V, you get two operating systems, three devices, and five modes, all in one complete package.

It is like the best of the PadFone and Transformer line brought together, probably also combining the worst of Microsoft’s and Google’s nightmares. Technically you really only have 2 independent devices, a Windows 8.1 tablet and an Android 4.4 smartphone. Like a PadFone, the smartphone can dock inside the tablet. But like a Transformer, the tablet docks into a keyboard, giving you the third device: a laptop. The five modes then come from the different combinations of form factors and operating systems you can mix with this. First mode is the Windows laptop with the keyboard dock. Second is a standalone Windows tablet. Third is the solitary Android smarpthone. But put the smartphone inside the tablet and you get the fourth mode, an Android tablet. Bring back the keyboard and you’ve got an Android laptop, the fifth mode.

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As interesting as this strange contraption may seem, the hardware running underneath the chassis may not exactly be so. The tablet part, which runs Windows, unsurprisingly runs on a Next Gen Intel Core processor whose exact model and speed are yet unknown. RAM is at 4 GB and storage can reach up to 1 TB, depending on the configuration. The tablet itself has an HD front camera and a 28 WH 2-cell battery. The smartphone side is just a tad unusual as far as Android smartphones go, but definitely in line with ASUS’ Intel push. The device runs on an Intel chip as well, an Atom this time. ASUS notes that this smartphone is the first 5-inch LTE smartphone that is powered by an Intel Atom, though the exact performance of that chip in a smartphone is yet to be put to the test. RAM is at 2 GB and storage at 64 GB. There are two cameras on this one, an 8 megapixel at the back and a 2 megapixel at the front. Perhaps one discouraging spec of these two devices, is that while they come in different sizes, 5 inches for the phone and 12.5 for tablet, they both only reach HD resolutions.


Availability and pricing has not yet been announced by ASUS. There is a slim chance this device might not even see the light of day in the market. Other devices that dual boot Windows and Android, like the ASUS Transformer Book Duet and the Samsung ATIV Q before it, vanished without a trace, rumored to have been due to Microsoft’s or Google’s influence. However, technically the Transformer Book V doesn’t really dual boot the two OS, keeping Android and Windows in separate devices. This loophole is probably what allowed the Transformer Book Trio to emerge unscathed, and hopefully it will be the same story for the Transformer Book V.

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10-inch ASUS Transformer Pad TF103 with KitKat & Bay Trail preview

Posted by Tom April - 14 - 2014 - Monday Comments Off

ASUS has leaked details of the latest Transformer model, the TF103, which will boast a 10-inch screen, run Android 4.4 KitKat and run on a meaty Bay Trail quad-core CPU.

It should come with a keyboard and will be powered by the Intel Atom Z3745 processor, have 1GB RAM and 16GB storage. It’s clocked at 1.33GHz but can be boosted to 1.83GHz with the turbo feature.

The TF103 also supports microSD expansion, WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, USB 2.0 and two cameras.

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Android and Windows 8.1 play nice on ASUS’ Transformer Book Duet TD300 convertible

Posted by wicked January - 7 - 2014 - Tuesday Comments Off

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There were lots of great products unveiled Monday at CES 2014, but ASUS announced a real game-changer with the world’s first quad-core, dual operating system tablet/notebook convertible, the Transformer Book Duet TD300.

What makes this device so interesting is that it can be either an Android tablet or laptop, or a Windows tablet or laptop, so you essentially get four devices in one.

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ASUS Transformer Book Duet makes another attempt at an Android/Windows hybrid

Posted by wicked January - 7 - 2014 - Tuesday Comments Off

ASUS is really taking its Transformer tablet/laptop convertible form factor to heart and is squeezing out as much as it can from it. At CES 2014, the company has just unveiled the Transformer Book Duet TD300, yet another Android/Windows hybrid that feels like a one step back, two steps forward dance.

You’ve probably heard of the ASUS Transformer Book Trio, re-announced at IFA last September. That, too, was a tablet/laptop convertible and offered both Windows and Android running separately. The difference is that, in the Trio, Windows ran in its own little box inside the keyboard dock, while Android ran independently on the tablet. What you practically have, then, is two separate machines that can work in harmony or in discord, depending on your need.


The Transformer Book Duet does away with the duality and instead shoves both operating system on the same tablet. As such, you only need to have one processor around, and it’s quite a powerful one, with configurations supporting up to an Intel Core i7 and 4 GB of DDR3 RAM. However, neither operating system is running virtualized, meaning that the currently running system has access to all the hardware available. Switching between Android 4.1 and Windows 8.1 is seamless and painless, thanks to ASUS’ Instant Switch technology, letting users pick up right were they left off in the other operating system.


The tablet side sports a large 13.3-inch screen with a 1920×1080 pixel resolution. A front-facing HD camera with a built-in mic is also present for those important video calls. By itself, the tablet has 128 GB of SSD storage that can be supplemented by a 64 GB microSD card. And while the keyboard dock has been stripped of its Windows soul, it still offers a 1 TB hard drive, USB 3.0 and 2.0 ports, HDMI, and even a LAN port.


For now, the ASUS Transformer Book Duet TD300 only exists as a demo unit at CES 2014. The company has not yet revealed when the hybrid device will be available in markets and for what price.

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ASUS Transformer Book Trio makes its presence felt again at the FCC

Posted by wicked December - 3 - 2013 - Tuesday Comments Off

The retail availability of the rather intriguing, if not schizophrenic, ASUS Transformer Book Trio might soon be a reality. The device has twice been spotted making its way through the FCC, first in September and then last week for a quick change in one of its components.


It is almost six months to the date when the Transformer Book Trio was first unveiled at Computex in June. After disappearing from radars for a brief period, it once again appeared at the IFA trade show in Berlin last September. At first glance, the Transformer Book Trio looks like an unassuming tablet/laptop hybrid. After all, it does bear the company’s Transformer brand. But, as the cliché goes, don’t just a book by its cover.

Half, or rather one third, of the Transformer Book Trio is, indeed, a tablet. That half run a 2.0 GHz Intel Atom processor with 2 GB of RAM. It bears a 11.6-inch Full HD IPS display with a 1920×1080 pixel resolution and 178-degree viewing angles. On its own, the tablet part runs Android 4.2 and has 60 GB of internal storage. The magic, however, happens when you add the keyboard dock into the mix.

The keyboard is more than just battery-bearing extension of the tablet and serves two purposes, filling in the remaining two-thirds of the combo. When attached, it transforms the tablet into a Windows 8 machine. In reality, though, it is the tablet that becomes the extension of the keyboard, which is a computer in its own right. It sports either an i5 or i7 Intel Haswell processor, supporting up to 8 GB of RAM and 1 TB of storage. as such, it is practically a headless computer that turns the Android tablet into a monitor. It can be used on its own. All it needs is an external display, and maybe a mouse, if desired.

Passing by the FCC is, of course, no assurance of immediate availability, but it does give hope that the ASUS Transformer Book Trio will someday seen on store shelves in the US. Availability and especially pricing is still a big question mark at this point.

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ASUS rolls out Android 4.2 Jelly Bean for Transformer Pad Infinity

Posted by wicked April - 3 - 2013 - Wednesday Comments Off

Today the folks from ASUS have announced another update is available and rolling out as we speak for one of their many Android tablets. ASUS has been leading the charge in updates on the tablet front, and with Android 4.2 Jelly Bean things are no different. Today they’ve initiated the update for their popular Transformer Pad Infinity tablet.


ASUS has been one of those manufacturers we can always rely on to deliver timely updates of Android, and we’re glad to see one more tablet already receiving the latest and greatest from Google. No one does it faster than ASUS. Today they’ve confirmed the update over on their official Facebook Page.

The popular ASUS Transformer Pad Infinity with an amazing 10.1-inch 1920 x 1080p HD display is getting all those features we love about Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. The important part of this update brings the multi-user sign in option, gesture keyboard typing, lockscreen widgets, and even better expandable notifications.

ASUS has started pushing the update out this morning, and states that users should be seeing it arrive shortly. As usual, the update will probably roll out in waves but I’d be hitting check for updates in my settings menu right about now. Let us know in the comments below once you receive the update, and if you experience any issues. We’ll update once they post a changelog.

Device Specifications and Information
Device Info

    Device Name : Transformer Pad Infinity 700
    Manufactuer : Asus
    Carrier : NA
    Announced Date : February 27, 2012
    Release Date : July 16, 2012
    Also Known As :


  • Screen Size : 10.1 Inch
  • Resolution : 1920×1200
  • Screen Type : Super IPS+ LCD
Dimension & Weight

  • Height : 10.35 Inch
  • Width : 7.12 Inch
  • Depth : 0.33 Inch
  • Weight : 586 Grams
Battery & Power
    Battery Type:
  • Lithium Polymer
  • Battery Capacity : 7000 mAh
  • Talk Time : NA
  • Stand By Time : NA
    Android OS:
  • 4.0.x
    Audio Playback:
  • AAC
  • AAC+
  • AMR
  • MID
  • MP3
  • WAV
  • WMA
    Video Playback:
  • h.263
  • h.264 / AVC
  • MPEG-4 (MP4)


    CPU : Snapdragon S4 Krait
    CPU Clock Speed : 1500 Mhz
    Core : 2
    Ram : 1024 MB
    Internal Storage : 64 GB
    Front Facing Camera :
    Camera Resolution : 8 MP
    Camera Features:
  • Auto focus
  • 1080p Video Recording
  • Accelerometer
  • Proximity
    QWERTY :
Cellular Network
Device Connectivity
  • 802.11b
  • 802.11g
  • 802.11n
  • Bluetooth 4.0
    Location Features:
  • GPS
  • Cellular location
  • Wi-Fi location
    FM Radio :
    NFC :

Woot! Hosting Blowout Sale On Tons of Tablets and Accessories

Posted by wicked April - 2 - 2013 - Tuesday Comments Off

Daily deal website Woot! is known for having Android tablets on sale every now and then, but today they are taking it to a new level. Just to name a few of the tablets that are on sale today we have the ASUS Transformer 10.1″ ($239.00), Motorola XYBOARD 8.2″ ($240.00) and the Toshiba Thrive 10.1″ [...]
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ASUS Transformer AiO launching Q2 for $1,299 and up, marries Windows 8 desktop with monster Android tablet

We were beginning to think the ASUS Transformer AiO was just a figment of a summer daydream after hearing nothing of it since our chance look many months ago. As it turns out, we were right about the furtive FCC filing last December, and with all that paperwork in order, we’ve now been granted a formal introduction. The Transformer AiO (all-in-one) is very true to its name, as like the Autobots, it has two completely different configurations. In desktop mode, you’re looking at a Windows 8 machine running on a Core i3 / i5 / i7, with a 2GB NVIDIA GeForce GT730M GPU, between 4 and 8GB of RAM, and up to a 2TB SATA HDD. It also has a DVD-RW optical drive (can you believe it?), a card reader, a bunch of ports and even a TV Tuner should you want one. Being a Windows 8 rig, it’s not surprising that the 18.4-inch, 1,920 x 1,080 IPS display has ten-point multitouch, but it gets even more interesting when you free that screen from its desktop restraints.

Popping it from the dock means you’re now looking at a monster tablet with its own internal specs: a quad-core Tegra 3, 2 gigs of RAM and 32GB of flash storage. If you’re in the mood to continue peering at Redmond’s squares, it’ll work as a remote terminal for the “PC Station.” But, if you’ve got a sweet tooth, you can switch the slate to Android mode and knock around in 4.1 Jelly Bean. The Transformer AiO (P1801) is expected to be available in North America early second quarter at $1,299 for the basic model, which doesn’t sound all that extortionate given the versatility of the desktop-come-tablet. Head to the source link for the full spec sheet, or check out the video below if you’d like a visual tour.

Gallery: ASUS Transformer AiO press shots

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ASUS pushes Android 4.2 to Transformer Pad TF300, makes TF700 users wait

Posted by wicked March - 4 - 2013 - Monday Comments Off

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ASUS pushes Android 4.2 to Transformer Pad TF300, makes TF700 users wait until Q2

Transformer Pad TF300 buyers may have had to compromise on screen resolution, but the little slab’s software support is second to none — ASUS just announced that its entry level Transformer Pad will be its first to taste Android 4.2.2. Customers in the United States can grab the Jelly Bean update over the air starting today, while international users will see regional rollouts throughout the month. Own one of the company’s higher end slates? Sit tight, ASUS says Android 4.2 should roll out to the Transformer Pad Infinity and other devices in Q2 2013. A wait for the virtuous, to be sure.

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ASUS has announced that they will begin pushing the Android 4.2 over-the-air update to the Transformer Pad TF300 for folks in the US today. Other regions will follow during the month of March. This makes ASUS, and the TF300, the first non-Nexus tablets to see the 4.2 update, which includes the long awaited multiple user support. In addition to the version bump to 4.2, ASUS says the update will also bring enhanced performance and stability. To go along with the OTA, ASUS will also offer updates for their App Locker, Virtual Keyboard, Lock Screen and Setup Wizard applications. 

Also mentioned in the press release are the Transformer Pad Infinity, The MeMo Pad Smart 10-inch, and the MeMo pad, which are slated to receive the 4.2 update during the second quarter of 2013. Notably absent is any mention of 4.2 for the Transformer Prime.

The TF300 was a popular — and very capable — tablet for ASUS last year. With the new features in Android 4.2 it should offer a great experience for owners throughout 2013. Jump past the break to see the full press release.

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