Asus Throws Five New Android Tablets at Unsuspecting IFA Audience

By Gary Cutlack on at

Asus, triumphant from the successes of the Nexus 7 series, has gone completely tablet bonkers at IFA this week, revealing five new types of slightly different black and white rectangle for those not won over by the 7-inch Nexus.

At the higher-end of the market comes the latest in the long-running Transformer series, the Transformer Pad TF701T. This 10.1-inch device is powered by a quad-core Nvidia Tegra 4 chipset, outputting to a nice and high resolution 2560 x 1600 IPS display. It's just 8.9mm thick and weighs a just-shy-of-hefty 585g.

At the smaller, more portable end of the spectrum, the Fonepad 7, Fonepad Note 6 and Memo Pad 8 bring three slight size and spec bumps to its existing range of tabs. The Fonepad 7's much the same as the current Fonepad, offering a 7-inch 1280 x 800 display, Intel Atom Z2560 processor and voice calling support.

The Fonepad Note 6 (pictured) is your Samsung Galaxy Note alternative, combining a "full HD" display with its own take on the stylus and running Android 4.2.2 on a 2GHz Intel Atom Z2580 processor. Plus there's an 8-Megapixel camera around the back.

Finally, Asus revealed the Memo Pad 8 and Memo Pad 10, two new takes on the current 7-inch Memo Pad, for the indecisive tech buyer. The pair arrive with 1280 x 800 displays and dual cameras. Critical prices and UK launch dates will hopefully appear for the lot of them shortly. [Techradar 1 & 2]