Two things from ASUS in Manila: the Tranformer Pad TF701 and the Transformer Book Trio. The former is your Windows 8 tablet / notebook with the removable keyboard while the latter is your dual-book Windows / Android device. It’s a notebook running Windows, a tablet running Windows and an Android device running v4.2. “Dual boot” doesn’t mean you have to restart your computer: the dedicated ‘Trio’ key allows you to switch between operating systems while sharing the same file system. Gadzooks! Now that’s a feature!
The ASUS TF701T is available at Php 27,995 and the ASUS Transformer Book Trio is available at Php 49,995 for the i5 configuration and at Php 54,995 for the i7 configuration.
ASUS Philippines has unveiled their first MeMO Pad line for 2014. If you’re unfamiliar with this device, the MeMO Pad caught our attention almost exactly a year ago when ASUS released the ultra-epic Nexus 7. For those that could not afford the Google-branded phablet (with ASUS as their OEM), the MeMO Pad 7 was the next best thing — made by the same manufacturer with slightly toned down specs. ASUS continues the tradition with new 8″ and 10″ devices with this 2014 listing.
The MeMO Pad HD 8 and HD 10 are available at Php9,995 and Php 13,995, respectively. Contact your local ASUS dealers nationwide.
Yesterday, ASUS Philippines unveiled the T100 Transformer Book, essentially a follow up to the tradition of tablet + keyboard device that made a name for the Taiwanese company even before the whole Windows 8 hype was around. The Transformer Book essentially comes from the line of Transformer and Transformer 2 tablets that ran on iterations of the Android platform. In this case, ASUS has upgraded the processor to a quad core Atom Intel chip which means that (1) you’re going to get some decent computing power for daily productivity and (2) you get stretch battery life at 10-11 hours. Usually, manufacturers over-promise their battery life tests printed on the box but since the FonePad, ASUS has been posting stretch milestones with their batteries.
The T100 isn’t a sprint device. It’s meant for the marathon long haul to get your s%it done before your day ends.
Processor Intel Atom Bay Trail-T Z3740 Quad Core
Operating System Window 8.1 with MS Office Home & Student 2013
Main Memory 2GB
Storage 32G/64G eMMC with ASUS WebStorage
Display 10.1″ HD (1366*768) IPS with multi-touch
Graphic Intel HD Graphics
Camera 1.2Mp camera
Battery 31Whr (11 hrs) PRICE PHP 23,995
In photo is Intel’s very own Wowie Wong and dive buddy giving his pointy finger of approval to the Transformer Book T100.
I’ve been an exclusive Mac user since 2005. It’s a phase I guess. Most of my friends went through the whole PhilMug pilgrimage and you gotta admit that at some point till about OS X Tiger, Macintosh spelled ultimate productivity. One thing though — although I was on the “Mac and will never go back craze” at the time, I had not abandoned Windows, which was precisely why Bootcamp was a boon in OS X Leopard. The drill was the same for all my MacBooks after my circa 2005 iBook to have Windows installed on the side. And for what? The games of course. It was always about the games.
So many phones and tablets out there — and yes, the hybrids of different brands are equally populating the stalls. What makes the ASUS Fonepad stand out? Apart from being an all-in-one tablet and an Android powered smartphone, it actually kills the battery life category. You won’t believe it, but the Fonepad’s battery can last you the whole day even with data and WiFi working, and yes even tethered to provide mobile Internet.