Computex is the unofficial ASUS homeshow, given both are based in Taipei. As such, the Transformer maker did not want to disappoint when it came to announcing new hardware, and it ended up unveiling three new tablets and other tablet-like devices.
No doubt, TabletPCReview readers will see much to like in the ASUS Tablet 810. This 11.6-inch tablet will feature a Super IPS+ panel complete with Wacom digitizer support. It will have an Intel Atom processor, and of course, run Windows 8. Other specs include an 8 megapixel rear camera and support for keyboard dock, similar to the ASUS Transformer tablets, though with a hidden hinge.
The Tablet 600 will have a similar keyboard dock design, though it will run Windows RT (Windows 8 for ARM) and sport a NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core processor. It will also have 2GB of RAM, 32GB of onboard storage, and a 10.1-inch display with 1366 x 768 resolution. Both the 600 and 800 will support NFC.
Like the 810, the ASUS Transformer Book will also be an Intel-based Windows 8 tablet, though this device will have a third-generation Core i7, i5, or i3. It will also have an 11.6-inch, 13-inch, or 14-inch full HD display (1920 x 1080), 4GB of RAM, and NVIDIA graphics. Other specs include USB 3.0 support and a detachable keyboard.
Finally, ASUS also outed two tablet-like devices, including the Taichi, a dual-screened laptop with a double-sided LED panel. The outside portion functions as a touchscreen, though when open, the inside panel turns the Taichi into a traditional laptop. It will be available with Intel inside and with 11.6-inch or 13.3-inch displays sizes. Both displays function independently, and will be able to display two distinct images.
The other quasi-tablet was the massive Transformer AIO — an 18.4-inch dual-boot Windows 8 and Android 4.0 all-in-one with 10-finger touch support and Intel Ivy Bridge processor. There is no word on additional specs or availability from ASUS.