tech2 live: The latest from Asus press conference at Computex 2013
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1:00pm - The Trio comes with 1TB and 64GB dual storage options and dual batteries. Most importantly, this will have dual processors with Intel's Haswell and Atom CPUs running side-by-side for the PC and tablet. Haswell will be available in Core-i7 4500U, while the Atom processor is a Z2580 clocked at 2 GHz.
Asus Transformer Trio runs Android and Windows
12:55pm - Jonney Shih is back on stage with the Asus Transformer Book Trio. Asus calls it the "world's first three-in-one notebook, tablet, and desktop PC." Users can switch between Android and Windows instanteously. What's more it's got a full HD IPS display. Android is only available in tablet mode, but there's a PC station and a dock mode.
Shih has surely got our attention
12:53pm - Asus also unveils the new VivoMouse, the world's first touchpad mouse. It's optimised for Windows 8 PCs. New networking solution also on the way with the world's first 802.11ac dual-band router.
Asus's new VivoPC
12:51pm - Asus VivoPC, a stylish aluminium box PC, shown off on stage. Comes with upgradeable hard drive and memory, SonicMaster speakers, 802.11ac support for HD streaming and router-to-router sync.
Asus fonepad Note, a 6-inch phablet
12:47pm - The Memo Pad HD7 announced. Coming for $149 (approx Rs 8,500) for the 16GB model. It's 10.8mm thick, weighs 302 grams, making it "even lighter than the iPad mini." This is essentially a slightly refreshed Nexus 7 with a 5-megapixel back camera. 1280 x 800 resolution on a 7-inch display.
Asus MeMOPad HD 7 is priced at $149 for the 16GB model
12:42pm - The fonepad Note will be powered by a 1.6GHz Intel Atom Z2560 and has 2GB of RAM. There's a 8-megapixel camera on the back and a 2-megapixel cam on the front. Unfortunately, this one will only support 3G as there's no LTE readiness.
Asus Transformer Pad Infinity comes with seriously powerful hardware
12:40pm - Asus fonepad Note unveiled! A phablet with a 6-inch 1080p IPS+ display and runs Android Jelly Bean. Comes with a stylus, SonicMaster audio and has front-facing stereo speakers.
12:35pm - Asus's Jonney Shih unveils the next Transformer tablet, the Asus Transformer Pad Infinity. World's first Tegra 4 tablet with a 10.1-inch display with a 2560x1600 resolution. It's a 1.9GHz quad-core Tegra 4 processor.
The next generation of Asus devices
We are but minutes away from the Asus press conference at Computex 2013 in Taipei. Keep up with the latest from the event with our live coverage.
Asus has been teasing us with images of transforming Android statuettes all through last week, so we do have an inkling for what to expect. The company will unveil new products in its Transformer range of devices, so we can expect a new tablet or a hybrid device. The teasers hinted at an Android device with a stylus and voice calling features, so we do know that these things will be a part of whatever product the company announces. There's also word that a Transformer Infinity Ultrabook will be shown off.
Disclosure: tech2's travel to Computex has been sponsored by Asus.
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