Asus Transformer Book T100TA & T300LA Now Available

Asus Tranformer Book T300LA 1We are now able to offer the Asus the Transformer T100TA and T300LA.  With both you can quickly change between the tablet and laptop modes.  So you have flexibility for improved productive and can choose how you interact either touch or typing.  The T100TA is a consumer product which uses Windows 8.1 and has an Atom processor along with a 10.1” display, 2GB RAM and a 32GB SDD.  In comparison the T300LA designed for business professionals and users who need higher performance.  It has a 13.3”display and Intel Core i5-4200U processor, 4GB RAM and 256GB SSD.

The below specifications offer a comparison:

Asus Transformer Book T100TA

  • Windows 8.1
  • Intel Atom Z3470 processor (1.8GHz)
  • 2GB RAM
  • 10.1” IPS display (1366 x768)
  • 32GB SSD
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
  • Up to 11 hours battery life

Asus Transformer Book T300LA

  • Windows 8 Pro
  • Intel Core i5-4200U (2.6GHz)
  • 4 GB RAM
  • 13.3” IPS display (1920 x1080)
  • 256GB SDD
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
  • Up to 8 hours battery life

Additional information of the Asus Transformer Book T100TA

Additional information of the Asus Transformer Book T300LA

Google Nexus 7 (2013) cellular LTE model now available

The Asus/Google combo gets high speed data connectivity

Google Nexus 7 (2013 edition)When it comes to the Nexus line of smart devices, a lot of talk and hype tends to situate around the phones. Granted devices like the Nexus 5 tend to offer the absolute cream of the crop in terms of their value to power proposition, however we shouldn’t overlook the other hardware with Google’s stamp of approval.

Whether a personal, professional or luxury purchase, a Nexus 7 should be high on your comparison list when looking at smaller tablets. Whilst no longer the cheapest 7 incher available, they remain at a significantly lower price point than other big name manufacturers, whilst providing a superior experience to their recent budget competition.

With the likes of Tesco and Amazon now established in the game, the tablet category is an increasingly competitive space and trying to grab the attention of consumers is becoming much harder, although Nexus tablets have quietly been playing their part for a few years now, both in 7 and 10 inch versions. Other manufacturers have taken the route of a ‘race to the bottom’, providing cheaper and cheaper tablets until they reach a price tag that almost renders them disposable, pandering to families and children the world over.

This run of popularity saw the traditionally rock-bottom prices of the Nexus tablet range being undercut last year, although discerning buyers generally know where to go for resilience and reliability. With manufacturing completed by Asus, Nexus tablets ooze quality and the difference is clearly visible even to the untrained eye when compared to bargain slabs. There is also the added bonus of consistent and regular software updates with stock Android running the show.

An updated run of the Nexus 7 (2013 edition) is now available with cellular data on board; the S4 Pro processor unlocked for both 3G & 4G LTE worldwide connectivity.

You can order yours from Clove for 270 GBP + delivery & VAT where applicable

The Nexus 7 (2013 edition) cellular model on sale at Clove has compatibility for 3G GSM networks on: 850/900/1700/1900/2100 and compatibility for 4G LTE GSM networks on: 800/850/1700/1800/1900/2100/2600

ASUS Transformer Pad TF701 Review

Your laptop alternative

ASUS Transformer Pad TF701

ASUS as a general rule are in my opinion a little underrated for the products that they make.

Those who are into their technology will know what things they make well, but in the smartphone/tablet arena the vast majority would likely be a little wary as they are not such a known brand, despite having some fairly popular products on the market over the last few years, most notable the Google Nexus 7 series.

The ASUS Transformer Pad is the latest in the line of the Transformer series, which has generally only been available through selected suppliers and is not something you would see on the high street very easily.

The Transformer series works on the basis of an Android powered tablet with a detachable keyboard, to turn it into a laptop-esque device.

Tablet adoption is growing at a phenomenal rate and I can see why, but for me personally, having owned a Nexus 7 for 18 months or so now, I rarely use it like I should.

I see a couple of reasons for this:

  • It’s not that much bigger than my phone screen
  • I can’t always comfortably do what I want on it

ASUS Transformer Pad TF701

Therefore I end up generally opting for a rather bulky Windows laptop as this gives me a larger screen and a productive keyboard which I can use whilst on the sofa.

Like most people I imagine when relaxing in the evenings and weekends is when you are most likely to reach for a tablet or indeed desire to own one (I know there are other times too). Whilst a tablet is good when browsing, when I need to type out an email, holding a tablet and using the on screen keyboard for me is a bit of a pain and I much prefer a physical keyboard for speed and comfort.

Fed up of using the larger laptop, I desired something that is an always-on device, which was more polite to use and easier to handle, so I started looking at the options. I could have gone for a tablet and a separate keyboard, but then you have to prop the tablet up on a stand or the keyboard is a really expensive accessory. I decided to go for the Transformer Pad as it offered the best of both worlds, as it was an all in one package and I could chop and change as I like just by clipping and unclipping the keyboard.

Unlike other reviews, this is a personal purchase so I am likely to be a little more biased, although I will try to remain fair throughout.

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ASUS Transformer Pad TF701T User Manual

ASUS Transformer Pad User Guide

Below is the official user manual/guide for the ASUS Transformer Pad, the latest in a growing line of ASUS Transformer tablets.

ASUS Transformer Pad TF701T now available

ASUS improve their transformer range.

The ASUS Transformer range has not been to everyone’s taste, but as the world becomes more mobile, the new Transformer Pad looks to be a very enticing option with a high spec Android tablet coupled with a removable keyboard dock.

With a 10.1” touchscreen display with a 2560 x 1600 resolution, 1.9GHz quad-core processor, 32GB memory, microSD memory card slot, USB 3 port, HDMI out and a battery life of up to 17 hours when paired with the dock this has a lot to offer.

Running Android 4.2, ASUS have tweaked the setup a little to enhance your experience.

Check out the following promo video which shows it off a bit more.

If you think this is the device for you, then you can order the TF701T now from Clove by clicking HERE.

ASUS B1M Ultra-bright Wireless LED Projector now available at Clove

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Introducing the ASUS B1M Ultra-bright Wireless LED Projector.

The B1M delivers incredibly bright, sharp visuals along with WXGA 1280 x 800 resolution, 700 lumens light output, and a 100% NTSC colour scale to project precise, detailed colour images.

The B1M also features a Wi-Fi adapter for a direct wireless connection to a notebook PC, Android or IOS device. Wirelessly stream presentations, documents, and multimedia files from anywhere in the room. You can even use your Android/IOS device to control your presentation and even annotate slides in real time.

Make the most of quick, convenient setup in seconds – the ASUS B1M turns on in a matter of seconds without any need to warm up and also switches off without the need to cool down.

The Auto Keystone Correction detects and corrects to ensure that a rectangular shape is always displayed. It also has the best short throw ratio for you to project a 51-inch image from a distance of only 1 meter from the screen.

The B1M weighs less than 900g making it extremely travel friendly, pop it in your bag or briefcase and away you go.

The ASUS B1M Ultra-bright Wireless LED Projector is listed @ £430.00 and is readily available from Clove, to find out more about the features and the detailed spec then please click here.

ASUS P2B projector & wireless hard drive

ASUS have been busy announcing a few new products at Computex.

A couple of interesting ones that caught our eye in the mobile space are the ASUS P2b projector and the ASUS Wireless Duo.

We have ranged portable projectors before here at Clove, as well as ranging the likes of the Samsung Galaxy Beam that has a projector built in.

The requirement for such has been fairly limited to date, but with the increasing use of mobile devices with more media and many mid-high end handsets now offering video out the P2B projector is perhaps the first of a new wave of portable projection solutions.

With a 350 lumen output from a long life LED, the light source is designed to power up instantly whilst cooling down rapidly before packaging away for transportation.

Capable of projecting a 42 inch (diagonal) image from just one meter away from the projection surface the image is displayed at a resolution of 1280 x 800.

Connectivity is key to the P2B projector as is the portability.  ASUS have integrated a D-Sub (VGA) input and a HDMI/MHL port; allowing compatible handsets to even be charged from the projector.

Images, videos and most office document formats can also be read directly from USB storage devices and microSD cards. Built-in speakers allow you to get audio too.

The P2B’s lithium-ion battery lasts for up to 90 minutes at the maximum 300-lumen brightness setting, but turn the brightness down and increase the battery life.

We will bring you more news on this potentially handy accessory as and when we have it available.

In addition to the projector, ASUS have also announced the Wireless Duo which as the name suggests is a wireless storage devices with options of 500GB or 1TB internal storage.

The Wireless Duo can be used an external storage option for smartphones and tablets, potentially saving internal memory on your mobile device.

Music and video can also be streamed from Wireless Duo in a variety of popular formats.

There is support for Android, iOS, and Windows, plus it is easy to share files with up to five difference devices concurrently. 

A built-in SD card slot provides a one-click card-to-hard drive backup option and gives instant access to photos taken with a digital camera, removing the need to carry multiple memory cards. Wireless Duo also features USB 3.0 for super-fast file access over a wired connection with compatible devices and a built-in battery for up to six hours of media streaming.

ASUS PadFone 2 now available

We are pleased to confirm that the ASUS PadFone 2 is now available in both Black or White.

This is a unique device that will not appeal to all but will be of great use to many.

A phone and a tablet in one. 

  • Combines two modes tablet and smartphone
  • Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean)
  • 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro Krait
  • Revolutionary one second transition time docking phone in tablet
  • 16/32/64GB internal storage
  • 13MP camera with auto focus and LED flash
  • 4.7″ display on PadFone 2 handset
  • 10.1″ display on PadFone 2 tablet
  • Both displays protected by Corning Gorilla Glass
  • Handset and tablet combined 649g in weight – lighter than most standalone tablets
  • Wi-Fi, 3G, 4G (LTE), Bluetooth and NFC
  • 50GB of ASUS WebStorage provided free for two years

For a clearer idea of what the PadFone 2 is all about, just watch the video below.

To buy yours, just click here.

ASUS confirms PadFone 2 will come to the UK ‘early next year’

New smartphone/tablet combo will hit British shores in 2013

ASUS PR has confirmed to TechRadar that the PadFone 2 will “definitely” be coming to the UK “early next year”.

ASUS announced the PadFone 2 earlier this week at a launch event in Milan. We have it listed on the Clove website in anticipation of SIM-free pricing and availability coming through. As soon as we’ve had anything official, we’ll make it available to pre-order and let you know.  Enter your email address in our ‘notify me’ box on the product page to be updated as soon as we have further details.

Here’s a preview video and coverage of the press conference in Milan:

ASUS announces the PadFone 2–lighter, faster & more secure

New tablet-smartphone combo announced by ASUS.

ASUS has officially announced the PadFone 2, an Android smartphone/tablet combo that offers the most converged tech solution to date. Improving on the design of its predecessor, the PadFone 2 is significantly lighter (down to 649g from 853g), faster and has a more secure docking system.

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ASUS is better known for its Android tablets than smartphones, but its Transformer tablet range is well respected within the market, so much so that it worked with Google to manufacture the Nexus 7.  If the PadFone 2 lives up to the promises being made on paper, it could be a great device. For more information see the docking demo video, press release and main features below.

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