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Asus teases their Android Wear Smartwatch to be announced at IFA

Asus teases their Android Wear Smartwatch to be announced at IFA

Asus CEO, Jerry Shen announced to a group of investors last week that Asus would be announcing their Android Wear smartwatch at IFA. True to form Asus are now teasing the release via their social media channels. Posts have appeared on the Asus Twitter and Facebook pages showing a quote from Lebanese artist, poet, and writer, Khalil Gibran. The quote is quite obviously a thinly veiled reference to a watch, as is the image, clearly a silhouette of a watch. Something #Incredible is going to happen at #IFA2014, see you there! pic.twitter.com/1Dr2zAo06I — ASUS (@ASUS) August 19, 2014 The Asus[Read More...]

by 8:35 PM on August 19, 2014 1 comment Android Wear, Manufacturer
ASUS MeMO Pad 7 (ME176C) — Review

ASUS MeMO Pad 7 (ME176C) — Review

<!– //–> As a top 10 manufacturer of tablets, Asus has been a powerhouse when it comes to providing Android tablets. Asus has provided a full range of tablets in varying from factors, from Transformers to Fonepads, Padfones, and MeMO Pads, they know what they’re doing when it comes to tablets, especially Android tablets Asus really came to the fore when they began building the Nexus 7 tablets for Google, which as given Asus a lot of experience in building smaller form factor tablets, but with no new 7” Nexus in sight, the 7” tablet form factor is due for[Read More...]

by 9:51 AM on August 18, 2014 3 comments Design, Reviews, Tablets
Asus to release their Android Wear watch at IFA next month

Asus to release their Android Wear watch at IFA next month

The IFA tradeshow in Germany next month is shaping up to be a good one, with rumours of new handsets and more from the likes of Samsung and Sony heating up, there’s a new rumour circulating that Asus is about to announce their entry into the Android Wear market. Rumoured to be priced at a much lower price than existing Android Wear watches, Asus is apparently aiming at the $99-$150 price range when it launches, and according to Asus CEO, Jerry Shen, who announced that the watch would debut IFA in Berlin at an investors’ conference on Tuesday. An Asus[Read More...]

by 11:32 AM on August 15, 2014 1 comment Android Wear
Asus Transformer Book Trio TX201LA — Review

Asus Transformer Book Trio TX201LA — Review

Asus have been selling many different products in Australia for some time now. One of the pivotal moments for Asus as far as Android goes, was when the teamed up with Google in June 2012 to bring us the original Nexus 7. And, as they say, the rest is history. Since then ASUS have been bringing us various devices from a Nexus 7 clone, the Asus MeMo Pad 7 HD, through to their latest release of the Asus Zenfone 4, 5 and 6 smartphones. Now enter, the Asus Transformer Book Trio. Released late last year the Trio is a dual[Read More...]

by 10:08 AM on August 14, 2014 3 comments Design, Reviews, Tablets
Asus Transformer Pad TF103C — Review

Asus Transformer Pad TF103C — Review

Asus began their Transformer Pad series a couple of years ago with the TF101. It was my first foray into the tablet world. In the end I sold it and bought a Nexus 7 (2012) after finding that the 10.1in form-factor was too big for my use-case at the time. The docking station/keyboard that came with it was used once in 4 months. It wasn’t that I didn’t like the tablet. I just didn’t think that the keyboard would be much use it to. Fast forward two years and when the opportunity to try out their newest version of the[Read More...]

by 8:00 AM on August 11, 2014 4 comments Design
Asus announces the MeMO Pad 7 and Transformer Pad for Australia

Asus announces the MeMO Pad 7 and Transformer Pad for Australia

Earlier this month at Computex, Asus unveiled a range of tablets and hybrid devices, including an update to their Transformer Pad. Today, Asus has announced that the MeMO Pad 7 and Transformer Pad (TF103C) will be available for sale in Australia through retailers from the 10th of July. Both the MeMO Pad 7 and Transformer Pad TF103C, use 64-bit Intel Processors – the Quad-Core Intel Atom Z3745. But thats where the similarities in hardware end. The MeMO Pad 7 is a 7¨ tablet available in a range of colours – Red, Blue, Yellow, Black and White – while the Transformer[Read More...]

by 1:15 PM on June 30, 2014 0 comments Tablets
Rumour: Asus entering the Android Wear market at a low price

Rumour: Asus entering the Android Wear market at a low price

We now know that LG, Samsung and Motorola are all making Android Wear smart watches, and they all seem to be priced at around the $250 mark. Not to be left out, Asus is now rumoured to be producing an Android Wear watch as well, with a more wallet-friendly price between $99 and $150. The rumour, reported by TechCrunch, has Asus’s watch sporting an AMOLED display like Samsung’s Gear Live, and aiming for a release window of September. That release window is interesting – Asus apparently didn’t want to rush the release of their first Android Wear offering, while LG[Read More...]

by 8:15 AM on June 30, 2014 5 comments News, Rumours
ASUS Transformer Book T100 — Mini Review

ASUS Transformer Book T100 — Mini Review

You might find yourself thinking that the ASUS Transformer Book T100 is a Windows 8 convertible laptop, and wondering what on earth it’s doing on Ausdroid. Well, I sometimes wonder things too, and when ASUS offered us the opportunity to review one of these, I thought hey — I wonder what it’s like? Just because it’s not Android or Chrome doesn’t mean we can’t take a look. So I did. At the outset, I should say that this was new for me. I haven’t used a Windows machine for quite some time, much less one running Windows 8. Besides my Android phone and[Read More...]

by 9:51 AM on June 8, 2014 12 comments Laptop, Mini Reviews
Asus unveils a new range of tablets and multi-format devices at Computex

Asus unveils a new range of tablets and multi-format devices at Computex

It’s Computex time and of course that means that Asus has taken the opportunity to unveil a range of new products at the regions largest tech show. Asus has unveiled a new range of MeMO Pads, Fonepads, Transformer Pads all running Intel 64-bit Intel Atom Processors, and then launched a bit of a surprise in the Transformer Book V, a dual Windows/Android laptop, which integrates an Android phone. Fonepad and MeMO Pad First, we have a new range of Fonepad and MeMO Pad tablets unveiled by ASUS Chairman Jonney Shih. The MeMO Pad series comes with 64-bit Intel Atom Processors,[Read More...]

by 7:13 PM on June 2, 2014 2 comments Laptop, Manufacturer, News, Tablets
ASUS MeMO Pad 8 — Review

ASUS MeMO Pad 8 — Review

The MeMO Pad 8 is an interesting device, at least to me it is, because I’ve never used an 8 inch tablet before. I wonder if it will be too big to hold in one hand. I wonder if the material that it’s made of will be grippy and soft to the touch. I wonder if the performance will be good, like my Nexus 7: Will it be that quick at browsing and jumping in and out of apps? And what will the display be like? It will be bigger, but, will it be sharp, and will text be easy[Read More...]

by 9:13 AM on June 2, 2014 8 comments Reviews, Tablets
Asus Transformer Pad TF701 — Review

Asus Transformer Pad TF701 — Review

Asus aren’t what you’d refer to as a newcomer to the IT market and have earned their place in the manufacturers’ pecking order. They’ve been involved in hardware manufacturing for years; PC’s, Laptops, Monitors and more recently Android devices such as the Nexus 7, Transformer Prime and more recently Chromebooks and Chromeboxes. They’ve had a couple of really good devices in the recent past that have seen mediocre sales which shows that Asus are (outside the Nexus product line) yet to find a strong footprint in the Android world with their own branding. Clearly, given Google chose them over other[Read More...]

by 9:44 AM on May 9, 2014 3 comments Design, News, Reviews, Tablets
ASUS Chromebox — Review

ASUS Chromebox — Review

We’ve reviewed quite a few Chromebooks on Ausdroid now, and while the hardware generally differs a little bit, in the sense of keyboard quality, screen quality and battery life, they’re generally very similar; screen resolution is invariably the same, and ChromeOS is ChromeOS regardless of the platform it’s running on. In short, within a reasonable margin of error, if you’ve used one ChromeOS device, you’ve used them all. However, with very few exceptions, ChromeOS devices have thus far been of the laptop and notebook variety. Early in the piece there were some desktop variants announced, but they certainly weren’t what you’d[Read More...]

by 1:17 PM on May 7, 2014 9 comments ChromeBox, ChromeOS, Reviews
Intel launches Bay Trail for ChromeOS – Acer, Lenovo, Asus and Toshiba all onboard

Intel launches Bay Trail for ChromeOS – Acer, Lenovo, Asus and Toshiba all onboard

This morning Intel and Google ran a ChromeOS-based event. Navin Shenoy, Vice President of the PC Client Group and general manager of the Mobile Client Platform Division at Intel, ran the event. The whole event was a platform to basically announce new devices from manufacturer partners, all running on the new Bay Trail processor. He introduced Caesar Sengupta VP Product Management at Google. Google’s Vision for Chrome Caesar spoke about how Google is paying attention to user feedback from places like Amazon. He spoke about the top 6 laptops arranged by user feedback on Amazon are are Chromebooks. ChromeOS is[Read More...]

by 4:34 AM on May 7, 2014 5 comments Chromebook, ChromeBox, ChromeOS, News