Asus has kicked off the world's largest computer and
technology trade show - Computex 2014 - with the introduction of two new
Asus Fonepad models, and the LTE-enabled version of the Asus MeMOPad 8.
Pricing for all devices have not yet been detailed by the company.
Chairman Jonney Shih announced all the products. The latest Fonepad 7
(FE375CG) and Fonepad 8 (FE380CG) tablet devices run Android 4.4 KitKat
out-of-the-box with company's Asus ZenUI on top. Both the tablet devices
come with built-in 3G connectivity and phone functionality.
dual-SIM supporting Fonepad 7 (FE375CG) and Fonepad 8 (FE380CG) come
with 7-inch and 8-inch display respectively. The resolution on both the
devices is the same 800x1280 pixel resolution. Notably for the Fonepad
8, the company has narrowed bezels to 5.06mm to provide a 72.2 percent
screen-to-body ratio while keeping the almost same width as the previous
generation 7-inch Fonepad. The new 7-inch Asus Fonepad 7 (FE375CG) has
been kept at 10.9cm wide and the Asus Fonepad 8 (FE380CG) measures 12cm
Both Asus Fonepad 7 and 8 (FE375CG and FE380CG) feature
the latest 64-bit Intel Atom Z3560 1.8GHz quad-core processor. The
camera specifications on the devices include a 5-megapixel rear camera
and 2-megapixels front-facing camera.
The Fonepad 7 (FE375CG)
weighs 299 grams and Fonepad 8 (FE380CG) weighs 328 grams. The tablets
will be available in Black, White, Gold and Red.
company also partnered with KIDDI also unveiled what it is calling the
world's lightest 8-inch LTE tablet, the Asus MeMO Pad 8 (ME581CL). At
299 grams the tablet runs on Android 4.4 KitKat out-of-the-box with
company's latest intuitive Asus ZenUI on top.
The 8-inch Asus MeMO
Pad 8 (ME581CL) features a full-HD 1920x1200 IPS display. It features
the 64-bit Intel Atom Z3580 2.3GHz quad-core processor, with no detail
about the RAM size as yet.
The camera option on the device is same
as the FonePad tablets at 5-megapixel rear camera and a front
2-megapixel camera. Connectivity on the tablet includes Wi-Fi 802.11ac,
4G LTE, and NFC.
Along with this, the company has also refreshed
the MeMO Pad series with new versions of the Asus MeMO Pad 7 (ME176C)
and MeMo Pad 8 (ME181C), which feature the 64-bit Intel Atom Z3745
processor (up to 1.86GHz, quad-core). Both the tablets will be available
The company has also detailed the availability of
5-inch Asus PadFone X
that fits into a 8.9-inch tablet dock, which was
earlier unveiled at CES
The device will now be available from June 6.
Asus at Computex 2014