With Computex 2014 in full swing, ASUS has taken to announcing three new tablet devices, all three of which, are running 64-bit processors. These devices include the Fonepad 8, MeMO Pad 7 and MeMO Pad 8. The Fonepad runs on an Intel Atom Z3560 quad-core processor running at 1.8GHz. It comes with dual front-facing speakers and an 8-inch IPS display at 1280×800. It boasts a 72.2 percent screen-to-body ratio, letting it have as ASUS puts it, “the largest viewing area of any 8-inch phablet on the market.”
The MeMO Pad 8, or the “world’s lightest 8-inch LTE tablet,” sports an 8-inch 1080p display and a 64-bit Intel Atom Z3580 quad-core processor clocked at 2.3GHz. It’s 7.3mm thick and comes with a metal coated chassis. The tablet’s smaller sibling, the MeMO Pad 7, sports a 7-inch display with a 720p screen resolution. It’s running a 64-bit quad-core Intel Atom Z3745 processor clocked at 1.86GHz. It also has a 5 MP rear shooter, and a 2MP front shooter.
The MeMO Pad 7 takes cues from the similarly designed Nexus 7 (also made by ASUS) with speakers in the back of the device. No word on availability just yet and for that matter, pricing is an unknown as well, but we’d expect to know more soon. Do any of these devices catch your eye? Let us know. We have the presser below for those who are into that sort of thing.
Brand New ASUS Fonepad and MeMO Pad Series
Fonepad 8 (FE380CG) is an 8-inch tablet with built-in 3G connectivity and phone functionality, designed for people who want one powerful device to connect and entertain them. It has an incredibly narrow 5.06mm bezel, and its HD1280 x 800 IPS display and 72.2% screen-to-body ratio provide the largest viewing area of any 8-inch phablet on the market. Featuring the latest 64-bit Intel Atom™ Z3560 1.8GHz quad-core processor, Fonepad 8 delivers powerful multi-tasking and graphical performance for the latest apps and games while still being energy-efficient. Dual front speakers and ASUS SonicMaster audio provide rich, immersive stereo sound that brings a new level of engagement to movies, music and games.
MeMO Pad 7 (ME176C) is a fully featured 7-inch, industry-leading 64-bit Android tablet that excels at entertainment. Its dual-channel stereo speakers with SonicMaster technology can reproduce a wide frequency range for crystal-clear high notes and deep bass, even at high volumes. Combined with its high-definition ultra-wide-view IPS display, movies and games come to life. Support for Miracast™ lets MeMO Pad 7 stream video in high-definition to a compatible TV or other display, while aptX® CSR Bluetooth technology enables wireless streaming of high-quality audio to headphones and other supported devices.
MeMO Pad 7 comes equipped with a 5-megapixel main camera and 2-megapixel front-facing camera that both feature PixelMaster technology. This assures outstanding image quality and provides additional features such as Time Rewind Mode, Selfie Mode and Always in Focus that make taking stunning photos easy. MeMO Pad 7 is powered by an 64-bit Intel Atom Z3745 quad-core processor (up to 1.86GHz) to further round out the entertainment experience by ensuring smooth video playback, responsive games and apps, and snappy web browsing.
MeMO Pad 8 (ME581CL) is the world’s lightest 8-inch LTE tablet that delivers outstanding performance in a remarkably thin and stylish package. Driven by a blazingly fast state-of-the-art 64-bit Intel Atom Z3580 2.3GHz quad-core processor, MeMO Pad 8 runs all the latest apps and games with ease. Ultrafast 802.11ac Wi-Fi and LTE connectivity deliver speedy downloads of even the most demanding content, such as high-definition movies, and ensure smooth internet browsing.
MeMO Pad 8 features a Full HD IPS display for a vivid and sharp picture that makes videos and photos appear incredibly detailed and lifelike. The display is covered with Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3 for incredible scratch resistance and durability. Despite its immersive 8-inch screen and powerful features, MeMO Pad 8 is easy to hold in one hand. It has a premium multi-layer coating with Non-Conductive Vacuum Metallization (NCVM) technology, weighs just 299g and is only 7.45mm thick, so it is small and light enough to take anywhere.
Fonepad and MeMO Pad come with ZenUI, the all-new intuitive user interface exclusive to ASUS mobile devices and developed around the concepts of freedom, expression and connection. Featuring over 1000 software enhancements and a new visual design made to be efficient and inviting, it contains modern ‘flat’ icons, vivid color themes, animations, new ringtones and notification sounds, a clean layout to clearly present information and features such as What’s Next and Do It Later that free users from the actively having to manage the multitude of information they are confronted with daily and enable them to be more productive.
Where to find ASUS at Computex 2014
The ASUS showroom at Computex 2014 is located at booth M0410 in the Taipei World Trade Center Nangang Exhibition Hall, and is open from 3rd to 6th June from 9:30am to 6:00pm, and on 7th June from 9:30am to 4:00pm.
AVAILABILITY & PRICING
Product availability varies by country. Please contact your local ASUS representative for further information.