At their CES 2014 keynote, ASUS has announced the Transformer Book Duet TD300. It is the first device announced that falls under Intel’s Dual OS category. Users can seamlessly switch between Windows 8.1 and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean in a matter of four seconds. The display is 13.3 inches and has a 1080p resolution. It weighs just over four pounds and comes with a keyboard to take advantage of Windows’ productivity. The tablet itself is thick — roughly half of an inch.
Under the hood is where this device really shines. Intel President Renee James appeared on stage at the event to talk up its processor. The Transformer Book Duet will have their four generation Core i7 processor with 4GB of RAM. While there is a 128GB SSD, the keyboard dock adds 1TB of storage to the hard drive. When the Transformer Book Duet arrives, it will cost $600.
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A couple days ago we shed some light on Intel’s plans to push devices that can boot into either Windows or Android. Intel is using the name Dual OS to describe these devices. While Microsoft has been trying to halt the production of these devices, it seems that at least ASUS will go through with their plans. In a video on YouTube, the Transformer Book Duet leaked, showing that it will indeed be able to run both Windows and Android. According to the video, its model number is TD300. According to the video, the Transformer Book Duet will take roughly eight seconds to switch operating systems.
The video has since been pulled and it is likely that this is the device ASUS teased a two weeks ago. Android World took the screenshot above, which does indeed have a spelling error. We are not sure whether or not ASUS is aware of that at the moment, but they will likely have it fixed by the time the Transformer Book Duet gets announced. ASUS’ CES press conference will be Monday, January 6, at 3pm EST. To keep track of everything happening in Las Vegas, click here to view our coverage of CES.
Source: Android World, ASUS [YouTube] *Video has been pulled.
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With the iPhone 5s sporting a 64-bit architecture it’s easy to guess what the next big hardware craze will be on the mobile front. Samsung, not wanting to be outdone, has also made it known that they’re working their own 64 bit processors. Well Asus appears to be putting its hat in the ring as well as specs for a tablet running Android and carrying a 64-bit Bay Trail SoC has surfaced. Poised to be similar to Windows 8 running VivoTab Note 8, it will come in a quad-core package clocked at up to 1.33GHz (1.9GHz turbo).
It will also come with 2GB of RAM, a 1280×800 screen (most likely 8-inches), and a 5 MP rear camera. It will come with Android 4.2.2 as well. Why it’s not coming with KitKat is anyone’s guess. Performance wise, at least when it comes to benchmarks, suggests that it will perform similarly to the Snapdragon 800. Of course real world mileage will vary. While we may not see it at CES this year, 2014 is shaping up to be the year of the 64-bit processor.
source: G for Games
Last week we showed you ASUS’ first promo video for CES 2014, which hinted at a device that dual boots. Well ASUS has just released a new CES 2014 promo video hinting at a host of new devices, including 4-inch, 5-inch and 6-inch handsets.
This new video shows millions of balls falling from the sky in Taipei, with each ball containing the number 4, 5 or 6. The video is entitled “what’s your number?” and hints at ASUS’ first venture into phablet territory. Hit the break to check out the video for yourself!
It’s that time of the year when ASUS always posts a teaser for something new at CES. This time around, we should be expecting something that dual boots. Could it be the tablet that recently passed through the FCC that supports both Windows 8 and Android 4.4? Check out the short video after the break.
While the PadFone Infinity is set to be released in the US sometime in the near future and the new PadFone mini was just announced last week, it seems there’s a new PadFone being released by ASUS soon as well. It’s called the PadFone X, and it was recently spotted in AnTuTu’s benchmark database.
The PadFone X is supposedly the successor to the PadFone 2 which was released last year, and there are a number of things that we can tell from its appearance in the database. First of all, it will be running Android 4.4 and will be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor. Not only that, it also has a 1200 x 1920 screen resolution, thought the size of the screen remains unknown. Other details include a rear-facing camera of at least 5MP, 2Gb of RAM, and 16GB of internal memory.
The device itself scored very high in the benchmark tests, but we still don’t know when it will be released. Will we see the PadFone X in the US? We certainly hope so!
CES is quickly approaching and a lot of companies will be unveiling a few goodies. ASUS is one of those companies as they just sent out invites for an event on January 6, which is the big press day for CES. What exactly will ASUS unveil? Probably a refreshed tablet(s) for the Transformer line and/or MeMoPad is my best guess, but we will know for sure in just under a month.
ASUS first introduced its PadFone back in 2011 at Computex, using Taiwan as a testbed, and selling over 10,000 PadFones a month between April and August. ASUS also launched the original PadFone Infinity there in May, and managed to sell between 200 and 300 devices daily between June and August.
After all this testing, an updated PadFone Infinity was released in Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Russia, UAE, and a large portion of Europe. Now it finally looks as though the PadFone will be making its way to the US.
As expected, ASUS unveiled the PadFone Mini in Taiwan. The phone will sport a 4.3-inch qHD (960 x 540) display and the tablet dock will come in at 7-inches (1280 x 800 display). The rest of the specs (of the phone) include a 1.4GHz quad-core Snapdragon 400, 1GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, microSD slot for expanded storage, 8MP rear camera, 1,500mAh battery, and Android 4.3. The dock also includes a 2.300mAh battery.
There is also a Hi-Light “Owl Mode” for better photos in low light. It’s priced at NT$11,990 ($405), which is unbelievably cheap when you consider what you’re getting. The initial plan is for it to be available in China, Russia, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore and Indonesia, but don’t count the U.S. out. Hit the break for a quick video.
Courtesy of @evleaks, we’re getting a good look at the Asus Padfone Mini. It looks fairly similar to the original Asus Padfone, although a bit more refined. The phone piece of the Padfone will sport a 7 inch screen, and the tablet looks like it’s roughly 7 inches. Unfortunately, no word on specs, but we’d heard that the Padfone Mini would have a quad-core Snapdragon 400 CPU. We should hear an official announcement from Asus about this phone/tablet hybrid fairly soon.