ASUS has officially announced its new range of Transformer products at Computex 2012, including the Windows 8 ASUS Tablet 810, the Windows 8 RT ASUS Tablet 600, the ASUS Transformer Book, the ASUS Transformer AiO and the ASUS TAICHI.
The ASUS Tablet 810 runs the upcoming Windows 8 OS and features the next generation Intel Atom processor and has 2GB RAM with a 64GB eMMC (embedded multimedia card) for user storage. Key to the 810, however, is the supplied mobile dock that instantly transforms the tablet into a compact clamshell ultraportable, complete with full QWERTY keyboard, track pad, two USB ports and second battery for extended use away from a power socket.
The device has a 11.6" Super IPS+ display with 1366 x 768 resolution and a 10-point multi-touch complemented by Wacom digitizer stylus support for a more natural writing experience.
Despite its compact dimensions and ultra-thin 8.7mm profile, the 810 still delivers high sound quality, thanks to the same SonicMaster technology used on ASUS' notebooks. Photographs can also be captured with the 8-megapixel rear camera with autofocus and LED flash, along with a 2-megapixel front-facing camera for video chats. It also features a built-in NFC sensor, enabling the device to easily sync with other NFC-enabled devices.
The ASUS Tablet 600 (Windows RT) features the NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core processor and 12-core GPU; it also has 2GB RAM and a 32GB eMMC for user storage. The 600 also has the same Transformer design as the 810 and is supplied with its own mobile dock that provides a QWERTY keyboard, track pad, USB port and second battery.
The tablet is equippde with a 10.1" display with 1366 x 768 resolution and Super IPS+ technology, while ASUS SonicMaster technology is responsible for audio. The 600 has the same front and rear cameras as the 810 too. It also features a built-in NFC sensor.
The Transformer Book is an ultrabook powered by the latest Intel Core i7 processor with discrete graphics, along with SSD and HDD storage, 4GB DDR3 dual channel RAM, and USB 3.0. It also features ASUS SonicMaster technology developed by the ASUS Golden Ear team to deliver sound with deep bass through its integrated speakers. The Transformer Book also sports dual cameras, with a HD front-facing camera and a 5MP rear-facing camera.
This ultraportable is available with an 11.6", 13" or 14" Full HD IPS display with multi-touch capabilities. This can be detached from the full-size QWERTY keyboard to create a portable tablet to give the best of both mobile worlds.
Part tablet, part All-in-One PC, the Transformer AiO is a device that can switch between both, and features dual operating systems giving users the option of switching between Windows and Android depending on the situation.
Engineered to work with Windows 8, the Transformer AiO features an extended 18.4", 10-point touch LED-backlit display and has a compact design with height and tilt adjustments. It also features ASUS SonicMaster technology.
The display can be easily removed from its base station to become a wireless display for the AiO PC, extending the range of the PC and allowing users to continue with their work anywhere in the home. The very same wireless display can also be converted into an Android-based 18.4" tablet for the home with a press of a button. In addition, users can instantly access their data through the Android operating system without having to turn on the PC.
The ASUS TAICHI is a slim ultraportable with an double-sided LED-backlit IPS/FHD display. With a touch screen on the outside of the lid. With the lid open, it's just like any other ultrabook computer, but with the lid closed the TAICHI instantly becomes a multi-touch tablet computer with stylus support. Better still, the two screens are completely independent of each other and can be used simultaneously for a host of new applications. Available in both 11.6" and 13.3" screen sizes, the TAICHI is as light and thin as the ASUS ZENBOOK and is powered by 3rd generation Intel Core processors, SSD storage and dual band 802.11n Wi-Fi.