At the Consumers Electronics Show this year, Asus introduced the Transformer Book Duet TD300. What made this device unique is that it could dual-boot Microsoft Windows and Google Android. Microsoft and Google reportedly does not want this device to happen though.
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Asus has launched a new product that lets users do video conferencing at an affordable price. Chromebox For Meetings is an updated version of the Chrome OS computer that has Google+Hangouts video streaming and peripherals that support the service. Caesar Sengupta, the VP of product management for Chromebooks at Google, discussed the system’s affordability during a media event.
Asus has updated the Transformer tablet line-up by launching the Transformer Book Duet TD300. The Transformer Book Duet TD300 can be converted from a tablet to a laptop and can switch between Android and Windows 8.1 by pushing a button. The 13.3-inch tablet has a quad-core Intel i7 processor, 4GB of RAM, and 128GB of storage.
At CES, Asus announced a new smartphone called the PadFone Mini, which is a smaller version of the Asus PadFone X smartphone/tablet hybrid. The PadFone Mini has a 4-inch IPS+ display with an 800 x 480 pixel resolution and Android 4.3 operating system (can be upgraded to Android 4.4). The PadFone Mini has a non-removable 1,170mAh battery.
At the CES conference, Asus has announced ZenFone smartphones. The ZenFone is available in three sizes (4 inches, 5 inches, and 6 inches). It is also available in various colors. All three of these handset types will launch with the Asus Zen user interface and Android 4.3 operating system. The ZenFone is HSPA+ enabled, has 1GB of RAM, and has a microSD card slot built in that can be expanded to 64GB. The ZenFone 6 has a 6-inch display with a 1280×720 pixel resolution, 2GHz Intel Atom Z2580 processor, and a 3,230mAh battery. The ZenFone 5 has a smaller display and smaller 2050 mAh battery.
AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) head of mobility Ralph de la Vega has announced that the company will be launching HD voice later this year. Ralph de la Vega made the announcement at the developer press conference. Ralph de la Vega also announced a new Asus smartphone called the Padfone X, which will be the first smartphone to access the AT&T LTE Advanced network along with HD voice.
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