ASUS expanded its Transformer line-up today by announcing the Transformer Pad Infinity and the unique new Transformer Pad Trio.
ASUS Transformer Pad Infinity
The Transformer Pad Infinity is a unique tablet. It holds the title for the world’s first product to be announced with Nvidia’s (troubled and massively delayed) Tegra 4 chipset. ASUS CEO Jerry Shen touted his the processor in his company’s new tablet as the world’s fastest quad-core Cortex A15 processor
Transformed Pad Infinity Quick Specs
- Nvidia Tegra 4 Chipset
- 1.9 GHz Quad Core ARM Cortex A15 CPU
- 72-core GeForce GPU
- 10.1-inch WQXGA (2560 x 1600) IPS-LCD Display
- 5 MP Rear Camera
- 32 GB Of Internal Storage
- USB 3.0 Port
ASUS’s new Transformer Pad is capable of driving 4K (3840 x 2160) resolution via HDMI which is really, really impressive. We can’t wait for a few benchmarks, mainly because we want to see how Tegra 4 stacks up against the competition (namely Exynos 5 Octa, Snapdragon 600 and the upcoming Snapdragon 800).
As usual, you’ll have a companion dock which will work exactly the way previous generation Transformer products did. The companion dock will also allow for expandable storage as it reportedly packs an SD card slot.
ASUS Transformer Book Trio
The ASUS Transformer Book Trio is one of the most innovative and interesting devices we’ve come across yet. ASUS claims it to be the world’s first 3-in-1 notebook, tablet and desktop PC (hence the name Trio). The Transformer Book Trio is powered by Intel’s latest Haswell Core i7-4500U as well as the Intel Atom Z2580 2.0 GHz Saltwell based processors, while the display is a 11.6-inch 1080p IPS panel. The tablet packs 64 GB of flash storage while the dock packs an additional 1 TB HDD. Battery units are 19Wh and 33Wh for the tablet and dock respectively.
What’s really unique about the Transformer Book Trio is the ability to use it as a tablet (Android Jelly Bean), use the dock and continue using it as an Android tablet, switch to the processor in the dock and use it as a Windows 8 notebook and you can use the PC base to drive a display wirelessly, essentially ‘transforming’ the device into a fully fledged Haswell-powered Windows 8 desktop PC.
ASUS is planning to launch their unique and interesting Transformer Book Trio sometime in Q3. No word on pricing yet.