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  • 7 August 2012 16:11

ASUS Sets the Benchmark for Mobile Entertainment New Transformer Pad Infinity

The world's first Full HD Android™ tablet and newest addition to the ASUS Transformer Pad series launches in Australia, offering superior entertainment and multimedia capabilities.

Sydney (7 August, 2012) — ASUS, a global leader in the new digital era, is pleased to announce the release of the ASUS Transformer Pad Infinity (RRP$999 for the 64GB model), the world's first Full HD Android™ tablet. Featuring a Full HD 1920 x 1200 Super IPS+ display with Corning® Gorilla® Glass 2, ASUS SonicMaster sound technology, Android™ 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and an incredibly thin design with a metallic spun finish, the ASUS Transformer Pad Infinity is the perfect companion for the heavy media consumer and sets a new benchmark for mobile entertainment.

As the premium model in the ASUS Transformer Pad series, the new Infinity adopts the same innovative 2-in-1 approach as the Transformer Pad Prime and Transformer Pad 300, delivering both a tablet and netbook in one product by way of a detachable keyboard dock. Developed by the ASUS in house design team with a focus on end-user needs, the Transformer range successfully bridges the gap between a media consumption platform and a productivity tool.

Powerful, Full HD Entertainment At the heart of the Transformer Pad Infinity is NVIDIA®’s Tegra® 3 T33 4-PLUS-1™ quad-core CPU, which also contains a 12-core GeForce® GPU. The extra battery-saver core on the CPU handles low-power tasks such as active standby, music and video, and is transparent to the OS and applications. Running at 1.6GHz, the Transformer Pad Infinity's quad-core processor drives the incredible Full HD experience, while the display's 16:10 aspect ratio, 1920 x 1200 native resolution and wide 178-degree viewing angle means it's perfect for watching Full HD video, playing the latest HD games and also browsing the web – both indoors and outdoors, thanks to the ultra-bright Super IPS+ technology built into the display. Completing the Transformer Pad Infinity's armory of entertainment-rich features is ASUS SonicMaster audio technology. Tuned by the ASUS Golden Ear team, SonicMaster Sound technology features a combination of advanced hardware and software designed to deliver immersive and lifelike audio.

Beautiful Design The Transformer Pad Infinity features the gorgeous metallic spun finish that characterises the ASUS Zen philosophy first unveiled with the ZENBOOK™ and Transformer Pad Prime, and comes in two stylish colors: Amethyst Gray and Champagne Gold. Thanks to the forged aluminum construction, the Transformer Pad Infinity is just 8.5mm thin and weighs only 598g, meaning it can easily be carried around all day. When combined with the ASUS exclusive Mobile Dock, the Infinity turns into a productivity workstation with up to 14 hours of extended battery life – the full QWERTY keyboard and multi-touch touchpad deliver a true notebook experience, while the USB port and SD card slot provide additional storage options for the business-focused user.

Enhanced Camera for Capturing Your Memories An excellent 8MP rear camera with auto-focus and an LED flash allows the Transformer Pad Infinity to take sharp, vibrant and highly detailed photos thanks to its large F/2.2 aperture, 5-element lens, back-illuminated CMOS sensor, touch-to-focus capabilities, shallow depth of field, low light noise reduction and a wide 75-degree angle of view (28mm equivalent focal length). The rear camera also has the ability to record Full HD 1080p video at 30fps, while the 2MP front camera is ideally suited to video conferencing. With 32GB or 64GB of internal memory, 8GB of free storage on ASUS WebStorage for life, and a variety of external storage options, Transformer Pad Infinity users will be able to store and share their memories anytime, anywhere.

Unrivaled Capabilities Running the Android™ 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system, the ASUS Transformer Pad Infinity offers unrivaled performance and flexibility with advanced multitasking, rich notifications, customisable home screens and deep interactivity. Combining this with the blisteringly fast NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor, Full HD Super IPS+ display, the ultra-slim design and beautiful metallic spun finish makes the Transformer Pad Infinity the perfect mobile entertainment companion.

The Transformer Pad Infinity is the newest and most advanced addition to the Transformer Pad family. The 64GB model has a RRP of $999, and will be available in August 2012 from authorised ASUS resellers.

Also in the Transformer Pad Family is the Transformer Pad Prime (RRP $799/32GB, $899 64GB), the world’s first quad-core tablet and the perfect companion for the mobile techie, and the Transformer Pad 300 (priced from RRP $499), available in a choice of red, blue and white offering value for the tech-savvy and stylish. Specifications

ASUS Transformer Pad Infinity Series

Display: 1920x1200 full HD Super IPS+ screen with 600 nits brightness, Corning® Gorilla® Glass 2

Operating system: Android™ 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS)

CPU: Qualcomm MSM 8960 Snapdragon S4 Krait Dual-core1.5Gh, NVIDIA® Tegra® 3 T33 Quad-core 1.6GHz

Memory: 1GB

Storage: ROM: 64GB, 8GB of free lifetime ASUS WebStorage

Connectivity: 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth v4.0(Wi-Fi), Bluetooth 4.0 LE and Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR(4G/3G)

Camera: 2MP front / 8MP rear-camera with large F/2.2 aperture and LED flash

Interface: 2-in-1 Audio Jack (Head Phone / Mic-in) / 1x micro-D HDMI 1.4a port / 1 x Micro SD Card Reader / Dual microphone / 1 x Stereo Speaker Mobile Dock: 1 x QWERTY Chiclet keyboard , 1 x USB2.0 port and 1 x SD Card Reader

Sensors: G-Sensor, Light Sensor, Gyroscope, E-compass, GPS

Battery: Pad only: 25Wh - 10 hours* Pad with Mobile dock: 25Wh+ 22Wh - 16 hours*

Dimensions / Weight / Colors: Pad only: 263 x 180.8 x 8.5mm/ 586g Mobile dock: 263 x 180.8 x 8-10.4mm/ 537g Amethyst Gray, Champagne Gold*

About ASUS ASUS, one of the world’s top three consumer notebook vendors and the maker of the world’s best-selling and most award winning motherboards, is a leading enterprise in the new digital era. ASUS designs and manufactures products that perfectly meet the needs of today’s digital home, office and person, with a broad portfolio that includes motherboards, graphics cards, optical drives, displays, desktops, Eee Box and all-in-one PCs, notebooks, netbooks, tablet devices, servers, multimedia and wireless solutions, networking devices, and mobile phones. Driven by innovation and committed to quality, ASUS won 3,886 awards in 2011, and is widely credited with revolutionising the PC industry with the Eee PC™. With a global staff of more than 11,000 and a world-class R&D team of 3,100 engineers, the company’s revenue for 2011 was around US$11.9 billion.

Media Contact: Sabine Leroy Spectrum Communications 02 9469 5700 asus@spectrumcomms.com.au

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