ASUS Teases Computex 2013 Appearance; Time for a New Transformer?


The most recent venture from ASUS to get our attention was its Fonepad, attempting to convince users to abandon separate phones and tablets in favor of one device that sort of split the difference. In spite of being so unusual, we found ourselves liking the slate, and though it won’t be for everyone, it came across as a decent enough Android. In any case, the Fonepad was a bit of a niche item right from the start; what about something a little more mainstream? ASUS has a new trailer video out for the upcoming Computex trade show, and it might just be hinting at a new ASUS Transformer tablet.

Now, this is nothing so direct as the teaser videos we saw from the company in advance of the Mobile World Congress, but could ASUS be choosing a subtler direction for this campaign? While we don’t explicitly see a new device, there’s this incessant talk about “transforming.” Are we supposed to read between the lines and expect a new Transformer tablet?

The boys at phoneArena sure think so, and may have even pegged the most likely candidate for such a model: the ME302C, revealed in benchmark results last month. With a 1900 x 1200 display, Android 4.2.2, and running the unusual choice of an Intel SoC, this is a pretty interesting-sounding tablet.

For the moment, we’d say its appearance at Computex next month might be a bit of a long shot, but it’s not one we’re dismissing entirely; especially if ASUS keeps up with more teaser vids over the next few weeks, we could easily find ourselves convinced.

Source: ASUS (YouTube)
Via: phoneArena

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