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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
The Celeron and i3 Chromeboxes from Asus are now available in Australia

The Celeron and i3 Chromeboxes from Asus are now available in Australia

The wait is over, the Asus Chromebox is now available for order from Australian retailers. Both the i3 and Celeron versions of the Chromebox are available to order, with prices starting at $299 for the Celeron version and $575 for the i3 version. The Celeron Chromebox is available from a variety of smaller Asus resellers, with no major retailers offering the Chromebox at this time. Currently you can purchase the Asus Chromebox M039U, which includes a Celeron 2955U, 2GB RAM and a 16G SSD from: The Laptop Factory $299 I-Tech $308 GreenboxIT $324.28 PCMarket $339 TechBuy $339 The i3 version[Read More...]

by 12:00 AM on May 7, 2014 4 comments ChromeBox
Asus Transformer Pad TF701 – First Impressions

Asus Transformer Pad TF701 – First Impressions

Being a writer for Ausdroid has it’s perks, reviewing devices that you wouldn’t necessarily otherwise buy or have access to is one of them. The Asus Transformer Pad TF701 arived in my life for about 2 days now and generally speaking I’m fairly impressed, cosmetically it’s quite pleasing and has a very slick, “cool” look to it but it’s not without its faults and foibles. Getting the bad and the ugly out of the way first; one of my biggest aggravations with any Android device is the gall of a manufacturer to have the belief that their device is worthy[Read More...]

by 8:37 AM on April 26, 2014 6 comments Manufacturer, News, Tablets
Ausdroid Podcast 108 – An Abundance of Phils

Ausdroid Podcast 108 – An Abundance of Phils

Welcome to episode 108 of the Ausdroid podcast! With special guest Phil Nickinson joining us this week, we had to work out the best way to address both Phils. I’m not sure we succeeded on that front. We took a look at this week’s Android TV rumours and picked Phil’s brain with a quick snog/marry/avoid roundtable on the Galaxy S5 and HTC One M8. Spoiler: They’re both pretty good phones! There’s also some local news and a bit of rumour-mongering to round out the show. Hosted by Jason Murray, with Dan Tyson, Phil Tann and special guest Phil Nickinson, Editor[Read More...]

by 1:04 PM on April 10, 2014 7 comments Camera, Chromebook, Podcast
Asus C200 Chromebook leaks on Google+

Asus C200 Chromebook leaks on Google+

Asus has bought into ChromeOS big, in the next couple of months they have three Chromeboxes launching, one of which is the high-end Chromebox for Meetings to be launched in conjunction with Google. Now their upcoming Chromebook has appeared on Google+ with the model designation: C200. There’s not much known about the interals of the C200, it has an ‘Intel Inside’ sticker on the right below the keyboard, which could indicate either a Haswell based CPU or even a newer ‘Bay Trail’ CPU’s which are their power efficient current processors. Unlikely, but possible, depending on when they arrive at retail[Read More...]

by 10:31 AM on April 6, 2014 8 comments Chromebook, Manufacturer
Google mandating that ‘powered by Android’ logo to appear on boot-up screen

Google mandating that ‘powered by Android’ logo to appear on boot-up screen

Android Central recently noticed that the Samsung Galaxy S5 boot-up screen had one curious addition to the screen, in the form of a somewhat large ‘Powered by Android’ logo appearing on the bottom of the screen. This also seemed the case for the recently launched HTC One (M8) smartphone as well. There has been a fair bit of speculation that this latest addition to the boot-up screen was the result of a meeting between Google and leading Android manufacturers. However, it now seems this is part of a much larger plan currently playing out. According to an email confirmed by[Read More...]

by 1:44 PM on March 31, 2014 3 comments Manufacturer, News, OS Update, Phones, Tablets