Asus upgrades FonePad 7, adds 8″ model, new Transformer Pad tablets also

Apart from the new MeMO Pad additions, Asus has also unveiled two new Transformer Pad tablets, an updated FonePad 7 and a new 8-inch model. All of the new slates have one thing in common – They pack the latest 64-bit Intel Bay Trail processors.

Let’s start off with the new Asus FonePads – The 7-inch model (FE375CG) features a slimmer design compared to its predecessors and it delivers higher performance, while the 8-inch (FE380CG) slate that’s new to the series touts a high screen-to-body ratio of 72.2%. Both models share similar components. They include a Atom Z3560 1.8GHz quad core processor, 1280 x 800p IPS displays and SonicMaster audio with dual front-facing speakers.

Asus FonePads

Moving on to the Transformer Pad tablets, the TF103C and TF303CL models have the same design and features with slight differences in specs. Let’s start with the common attributes – A quad core 64-bit Intel Atom Z3745 SOC clocked at 1.86GHz does the heavy lifting. They both measures 257.4mm x 178.4mm x 9.9mm in dimensions and are 19.8mm thick when attached to the new mobile keyboard dock.

The TF103C version sports an HD 1280 x 800p IPS display with 170-degree wide viewing angles, dual-band 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi, GPS and GLONASS. The TF303CL variant, on the other hand, features a 1920 x 1200p IPS touchscreen with the Splendid color enhancement technology. Other attributes include dual front speakers with SonicMaster audio and MaxxAudio, LTE Cat 4 support, Miracast streaming and HDMI output amongst others.

Asus Transformer Pad

The new FonePad models will be available with 3G connectivity and dual SIM card slots, drenched in shades of black, white, gold and red. The new Transformer Pad TF103C will go on sale in black and white hues, while the TF303CL comes in blue and gold options. Price and release date details haven’t been provided.

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