Asus Mobile Refresh at Computex 2014

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Asus launches an overall mobile device portfolio refresh at Computex 2014-- one complete with two Transformer Book products (the V and T300 Chi), the Zenbook NX500 laptop and new Fonepad and MeMO Pad devices.

Transformer Book VThe Transformer Book V is something of a first, being (as the company puts it)  a "5-mode, 3-in-one converged laptop that features a Windows and Android laptop and tablet as well as an Android smartphone." A sequel to the Transformer Book Duet, the Book V is a 12.5-inch device and runs either Windows 8.1 or Android 4.4, switching between operating systems at the touch of a button.

One can either use the Book V as a conventional laptop or detach the screen for tablet use. Also included is a separate 5-inch Android smartphone docking into the tablet.

Inside the Windows part of the tablet is an Intel Core processor, while the smartphone part is the first device running on a 64-bit quad-core Atom (Moorefield) chip. Further tablet specs include 4GB RAM, 128GB storage and a further 1TB HDD inside the keyboard dock, while the phone also includes 2GB RAM, 64GB storage and 8/2MP cameras.

Zenbook Meanwhile the Transformer Book T300 Chi is a 2-in-1 device with a 12.5-inch 2560 x 1440 IPS display. It runs on Windows 8.1 within a fanless design, and a detachable keyboard allows laptop-style use.

Customers wanting an ultrabook might be interested in the Zenbook NX500, a 15.6-inch laptop with a 4K (3840 x 2160) display, Nvidia GeForce GTX 850M graphics and Core i7 CPU inside an aluminium unibody.

The Fonepad and MeMO Pad product lines also get some love. The Fonepad 8 is an 8-inch tablet with 3G connectivity, phone functionality and an Atom Z3560 1.8GHz CPU, and the MeMO Pad family gets two additions in the shape of the MeMO Pad 7 and 8 tablets.

Computex 2014 also houses non-mobile Asus offerings-- the ProArt PA328Q 32-inch 4K/UHD monitor and the RT-AC3200 tri-band 802.11ac wifi router.

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