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  • 30 June 2014 13:21

ASUS Announces New Android Tablets in Australia

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

Sydney, Australia (30 June 2014) — First revealed at Computex, ASUS today announced the launch of the new generation MeMO Pad 7 and Transformer Pad TF103 in Australia. The latest additions to the ASUS tablet lineup feature the intuitive ASUS ZenUI, a 64-bit Intel® Atom™ quad-core CPU and the 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 ME176C 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 tablets’ 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 great user experience. The MeMO Pad 7 combines a narrow bezel design and 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 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 Australia from 10th July 2014.

The MeMO Pad ME176 has a RRP of AU$229, 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 AU$429 (16GB with keyboard dock) and will be available through selected retail partners.

PRESS CONTACTS

Sabine Leroy Spectrum Communications +61 2 9469 5700 asus@spectrumcomms.com.au

Sally Vernon ASUS PR Manager +61 2 9815 6622 sally_vernon@asus.com

SPECIFICATIONS 1

ASUS MeMO Pad 7 (ME176C) – RRP AU$229 • 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) – RRP AU$429 • 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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About ASUS ASUS is a worldwide top-three consumer notebook vendor and maker of the world’s best-selling, most award-winning, motherboards. A leading enterprise in the new digital era, ASUS designs and manufactures products that perfectly meet the needs of today’s digital home and office, with a broad portfolio that includes motherboards, graphics cards, optical drives, displays, desktop and all-in-one PCs, notebooks, netbooks, servers, multimedia devices, wireless solutions, networking devices, tablets and smartphones. Driven by innovation and committed to quality, ASUS won 4,256 awards in 2013 and is widely credited with revolutionizing the PC industry with its Eee PC™. ASUS has more than 13,600 employees around the globe with a world-class R&D team of 4,500 engineers. Company revenue for 2013 was approximately US$14 billion.

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