Asus launches Fonepad 7 and Transformer Book T100 L to R - Amit Gupta, Director Business Development, Intel South Asia - Peter Chang, Regional Head - South Asia & Country Manager – System Business Group - ASUS India - Unaez Quraishi, Sales & Distribution
Asus launches Fonepad 7 and Transformer Book T100Asus

Taiwanese PC maker Asus officially launched their Fonepad 7 tablet PC in India today.

"Our constant search for incredible has inspired us to embark a journey of crafting extraordinary experiences and avant-garde product line-ups. Our 'Transformer' series has evolved and emerged as the next-generation ultraportable devices, redefining the design innovation. The brand new ASUS Fonepad 7 sets out to take further the grandeur and reception as received by the former version. Introducing these products to the Indian market today, we endeavour to assist them with utmost design perfection at much affordable prices. We transform ourselves to deliver the state-of-the-art devices and are assenting that our design philosophy that starts with people will yield us with positive receptions for these devices as well," said Peter Chang, Regional Head - South Asia & Country Manager - System Business Group - ASUS India.

The new tablet made its global debut a month ago at the IFA (Internationale Funkausstellung Berlin) 2013, Germany. It sports 7.0-inch IPS backlit HD WXGA screen with 1280x800p resolutions, having pixel density close to 216 ppi.

Under-the-hood, Asus Fonepad 7 houses a 1.6GHz Intel Atom Z2560 dual-core processor, 1GB RAM, 16GB (with microSD card support) and a high-capacity 3950 mAh Li-Polymer battery, which can give up to 28 hours of talk time (3G) and when used in standby mode, the tablet can run up to 840 hours.

Other specifications include 5.0-megapixel camera with full HD (1920x1080p) video recording ability, 1.2-megapixel (it can take HD (720px1280p) video), Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n), Bluetooth v3.0 and it also boasts micro-SIM slot for 3G voice calling.

Apart from Fonepad 7, the company also launched a hybrid laptop Transformer Book T100 with detachable display. It sports 10.1 HD Glare touch panel with 1280x800p resolutions and runs on Windows 8.1 (32-bit) out-of-the-box.

The Asus hybrid device packs 1.33GHz Intel Bay-Trail T Z3740 quad-core processor, 2GB LPDDR3 RAM, Intel HD graphics, 32GB (expandable), 1.2-megapixel on the front side and Asus' exclusive SonicMaster stereo speakers.

The new Asus Fonepad 7 is priced ₹17,499, whereas the Transformer Book T100 costs ₹34,099. Both the devices expected to hit stores in early November.

In related news, Asus' flagship gadget Nexus 7 (2013 version) - co-developed with Google - is also slated to release next month in India. It flaunts 7.0-inch full HD IPS LCD screen with pixel density of 323 ppi and runs on the latest Android v4.3 Jelly Bean OS, powered by 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro quad-core chipset with 2GB RAM and is said to come in two storage variants 16GB and 32GB.

Key specifications of Asus Fonepad 7 and Transformer Book T100:


Asus Fonepad 7

Asus Transformer Book T100


7.0-inch IPS Backlight WXGA screen with HD 1280x800p resolutions

10.1-inch HD Glare Touch Panel with 800x1280p resolutions


Android v4.2 Jelly Bean OS

Windows 8.1 (32-bit) OS


1.6GHz Intel Atom Z2560 dual-core processor

Intel Bay-Trail T Z3740 quad-core processor with 1.33GHz CPU speed, also boasts Intel HD graphics (Gen7)



2GB-LPDDR3- 1067MHz

Storage capacity

16GB with microSD card slot for memory expansion

32GB eMMC, comes with microSD slot for memory expansion


Main: 5.0-megapixel camera with aut0-focus feature and full HD 1080p video recording capability

Front: 1.2-megapixel camera, can record HD 720p video

Front: 1.2-megapixel camera


 Li-Polymer battery with 3950 mAh;

Talk time: 28 hours (3G)

Standby time: 840 hours (3G)

2-Cell battery


Voice-calling feature, Wi-Fi (WLAN 802.11 a/b/g/n), Bluetooth v3.0, micro-USB, micro-SIM, A-GPS/GLONASS

Wi-Fi (802.11 a/g/n), Bluetooth v4.0, micro-USB port, micro-HDMI port, stereo speakers with Asus SonicMaster technology


196.6 x 120.1 x 10.5 mm

263.0 x 171.0 x 10.5 mm


340 g

550 g