ASUS announces a slew of Windows 8 tablets and Ultrabooks
The 2013 Consumer Electronics Show is just now getting warmed up and we are already seeing a nice presence with Windows 8 tablets. While ASUS may not be offering any Windows Phones, they have announced three impressive Windows 8 tablets and a nifty looking Ultrabook.
The ASUS VivoTab (pictured above) is a 10.1" tablet that features an Intel Atom Z2760 dual-core processor. The tablet is 9.7mm thin and weighs in at 580g. The display offers a 1366x768 HD resolution. Other features of note includes NFC support, 8MP rear camera, 2MP front facing camera and ASUS SonicMaster Audio. The VivoTab does have a TranSleeve Keyboard accessory that can pull extra duty as a tablet cover and stand.
The ASUS Transformer Book TX300 is a convertible Ultrabook that can switch between an Ultrabook laptop and tablet by detaching the keyboard. The Transformer Book sports a Intel Core i7 processor with HD4000 graphics. The 13" Full HD display has a resolution of 1920x1080 with multi-touch capabilities.
Ass SSD and HDD storage, 4GB DDR3 Dual Channel RAM, Bluetooth 4.0 and USB 3.0 and the Transformer Book will be a nice mobile computing option to consider.
The ASUS Tranformer AiO is for those who want more in their tablet than a 10" screen. The Transformer AiO is part tablet, part all-in-one computer that has an extended 18.4", 10 point touch, LED-backlit, IPS display. The computer/tablet is powered by a 3rd Generation Intel Core processor and for those inclined can seamlessly switch between Windows 8 and Android 4.1 while on the go.
Lastly, we have the ASUS TAICHI Ultrabook/Tablet. The TAICHI is offered in both 11.6" and 13.3" models that have double sided LED backlit, IPS/FHD displays. When closed, the outside lid plays the role of a Windows 8 tablet. When opened up, the TAICHI performs as an Ultrabook laptop computer.
No pricing, availability or specifics on memory were available at the time of release. ASUS is expect to roll these Windows 8 tablets and Ultrabooks out sometime this year.