The ASUS Chromebox was officially announced last month as one of the “Best Chrome OS Computers”. This device is now up for pre order through Amazon in the U.S. The online retailer has priced this ultra-portable Chrome OS computer at $179, which isn’t a lot considering its versatility.
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Asus has reportedly postponed the launch of its new, dual-booting Android+Windows notebook following pressure from Google. The Transformer Book Duet TD300, which was announced at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas back in January, was scheduled to go on sale in March — but it may not go on sale at all.
A new leak has revealed the existence of two new ASUS Transformer Pad hybrid devices. Known as the Asus TF103 and Asus TF303, these tablets will reportedly arrive in the markets soon with a respectable hardware on board. The TF303 is rumored to pack Android 4.4 along with an Intel made chipset, promising a true notebook like experience. The TF103 however is expected to feature a slightly toned down hardware. Unfortunately there’s no word on other specifications of the two devices.
ASUS has announced that the much-anticipated Android 4.4.2 KitKat over-the-air update is currently in preparation for all ASUS PadFone 2, ASUS PadFone Infinity, ASUS PadFone A80 and PadFone Infinity variants located in Asia, Europe and North America. In addition, the Taiwanese company also reported that due to popular demand, the latest version of its ‘Zen’ user interface will also be bundled into the upgrade.
A leaked ASUS strategic document obtained by the folks at VR Zone reveals the company could be planning to launch a couple of new Chromebooks — known as the C200 and the C300. The leak further claims that these Chromebooks will be made available in 11.6 and 13 inch screen sizes.
HTC may be planning a surprise return to the tablet market to manufacture Google’s next-generation Nexus slates. Reports in Taiwan claim the company has secured orders for a “high-end model of the Google Nexus tablet” that is expected to start shipping in the third quarter of 2014.
Asus announced its latest Chromebox this week, and despite its tiny footprint, it’s packing quite a hefty punch. In addition to the latest Intel Haswell processors, the device also boasts HD graphics and is capable of throwing out Ultra HD 4K video. What’s more, it costs just $179.
After unveiling a series of new devices at CES in Las Vegas just over two weeks ago, ASUS has now quietly launched a new Padfone variant in Taiwan. Named the Padfone E, the mid-range smartphone/tablet hybrid slots right between the Padfone Mini and Padfone X with regards to internals, however, unlike the other variants, the E is available to purchase in two colors — Johnnie Walker Black and Pearl White.
Google is reportedly looking to add a third tablet to its Nexus lineup this summer in the form of the Nexus 8, supply chain sources have revealed. The device will feature an 8-inch display and could be powered by an Intel Bay Trail-T processor, and it’s likely to be built by Asus, which already makes the slightly smaller Nexus 7.
ASUS unwrapped a trio of affordable Android-powered smartphones at CES earlier today, available in four, five and six-inch models. The ZenFone 6 is the company’s latest flagship smartphone, packing a fairly sizeable 6-inch display. Whilst both the ZenFone 4 and ZenFone 5 are both targeted at the lower, more budget-friendly market.