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ASUS Announces New Android Tablets in New Zealand

ASUS Announces New Android Tablets in New Zealand

First unveiled at Computex, the new generation MeMO Pad 7 and Transformer Pad TF103 feature updated Intel Processors and ASUS ZenUI

Auckland, 8 July 2014 — First announced at Computex, ASUS today confirmed the new generation MeMO Pad 7 and Transformer Pad TF103 will be available in New Zealand. The latest additions to the ASUS tablet lineup feature the intuitive ASUS ZenUI, a 64-bit Intel® Atom™ quad-core CPU and Android 4.4 KitKat operating system.


ASUS MeMO Pad 7 (ME176C)

The new ASUS MeMO Pad 7 features the advanced 64-bit Intel Atom Z3745 quad-core processor (up to 1.86GHz) that provides powerful, efficient performance for smooth web surfing and fast app loading.

Featuring 7-inch 1280 x 800 HD IPS display, MeMO Pad 7 provides highly detailed, crystal-clear images. The tablet also serves as a portable wireless entertainment hub, with Miracast support allowing users to stream multimedia content to compatible external displays, plus CSR’s aptX® audio coding for wireless CD-quality audio streaming to Bluetooth headsets or speakers. Users can also take excellent images with the tablet’s 2-megapixel front-facing and 5-megapixel rear-facing camera.

One of the standout features of the MeMO Pad 7 is the design and build, which offers an exceptional user experience incomparable to any other value tablet. The MeMO Pad 7 combines a narrow bezel design and a tactile smooth casing in a compact and lightweight 295gm package. The tablet is available in a choice of five vibrant colours – red, blue, yellow, black and white.

ASUS Transformer Pad (TF103C)

The new ASUS Transformer Pad TF103 features a new mobile keyboard dock with a hidden hinge design, and is powered by the latest 64-bit Intel Atom Z3745 quad-core processor (up to 1.86GHz). The tablet measures just 257.4 x 178.4 x 9.9mm, and is slightly thicker at 19.8mm when docked. The new keyboard dock has ergonomic chiclet keys with 1.9mm of key travel, and includes intuitive one-touch function keys for common tasks like delete or screen grab.

The Transformer Pad TF103C has an HD 1280 x 800 display with IPS technology for 170-degree wide viewing angles. This improves on colour accuracy for more vibrant hues, with minimal colour shift even when viewed from extreme angles.

It also has dual-band 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi giving fast, reliable connections for a smoother online experience, while integrated GPS and GLONASS receivers provide fast, location services with pinpoint accuracy.


AVAILABILITY & PRICING

Both tablets are expected to be on sale in New Zealand from August 2014.

The MeMO Pad 7 has a RRP of NZ$279, and will be sold through major retailers including JB HiFi, Harvey Norman, Bing Lee, The Good Guys and Dick Smith Electronics.

The Transformer Pad TF103 has a RRP of NZ$499 (16GB with keyboard dock) and will be available through selected retail partners. The TF103 will also be available later in 2014 as a standalone tablet (without keyboard dock), with an RRP of NZ$429.


SPECIFICATIONS 1
ASUS MeMO Pad 7 (ME176C)
7-inch HD 1280 x 800 IPS display

64-bit Intel® Atom™ Z3745 quad-core processor (up to 1.86GHz)

5-megapixel rear and 2-megapixel front camera

Miracast and aptX® CSR Bluetooth technologies

Stereo speakers with SonicMaster technology

16GB storage

Up to 9 hours battery life

295g

ASUS Transformer Pad (TF103C)
10.1-inch HD 1280 x 800 IPS display

64-bit Intel® Atom™ Z3745 quad-core processor (up to 1.86GHz)

Mobile keyboard dock

Miracast and aptX® CSR Bluetooth technologies

Stereo speakers with SonicMaster technology

16GB storage

802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi

550g (Pad) /1.1kg (Pad+Dock)


[1] Specifications, content and product availability are all subject to change without notice and may differ from country to country. Actual performance may vary depending on applications, usage, environment and other factors.

Full specifications are available at www.asus.com

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