As we getting deeper into the second half of the year, ASUS is also prepping up a number of new Android tablets will be released in Malaysia within the next few months. According to the revelation by ASUS Malaysia during a media session earlier this week, there will be a total of six tablets that will be made available through the company’s Transformer, MeMO Pad, and Fonepad series.
In fact, one of them – the MeMO Pad 7 ME70 – has just landed in Malaysia last week. Specs-wise, the ME70 is identical to the Fonepad 7 FE170CG that was released in our shores two months ago but it does not come with cellular connectivity and is only equipped with Wi-Fi connection.
Apart from ME70, ASUS Malaysia is also planning to release another MeMO Pad known as the ME181 sometime in August. Originally announced at the recent Computex 2014, the MeMO Pad 8 ME181 is equipped with an 8-inch 1280×800 IPS display and Intel Atom Z3745 (previously codenamed Bay Trail) 64-bit quad-core processor that runs at a maximum speed of 1.8GHz.
In Q4 2014, ASUS Malaysia will also release another 8-inch MeMO Pad that is called the MeMO Pad 8 ME581. It is apparently first product in the market to be equipped with the new Intel Atom Z3560 64-bit processor which was previously codenamed as Moorefield. Furthermore, the tablet is also the only product in ASUS Malaysia’s Android tablet line up for 2H 2014 that comes with LTE connectivity.
Not enough with that, ASUS has also extended the usage of the same Intel Moorefield processor to the Fonepad series. Such devices include the new Fonead 7 FE375CG that is scheduled for release in August as well as the bigger Fonepad 8 FE380 which will be heading to our shores later this year.
As for the ASUS Transformer series, ASUS Malaysia will only release one new model into our market which is a refresh of its 10.1-inch Transformer Pad. Named as the TF103, the tablet will feature the 1.8GHz Intel Atom Z3745 quad-core processor just the MeMO Pad ME 181. It is also the first Transformer Pad that comes pre-installed with ASUS ZenUI on top of its Android 4.4 operating system.
Despite ASUS Malaysia’s willingness to share these information with us, the company stopped short of revealing the actual pricing for each of these tablets. Nevertheless, ASUS Malaysia did pointed out that the pricing will be revealed once the company is ready to announce the actual availability for each tablets.
Rest assured, we’ll keep you updated when the time comes.