The Verge - Asus at CES 2014 http://cdn1.vox-cdn.com/community_logos/34086/verge-fv.png 2014-01-06T15:30:02-05:00 http://www.theverge.com/rss/stream/5046421 2014-01-06T15:30:02-05:00 2014-01-06T15:30:02-05:00 Asus packs a Wacom stylus into its new $299 8-inch Windows tablet <img alt="" src="http://cdn0.vox-cdn.com/entry_photo_images/9642959/ASUS_VivoTab_Note_8_large.jpg" /> <p class="p1">Asus is making its VivoTab Note 8 official today. The 8-inch Windows 8.1 tablet includes a 1280 x 800 display that packs in a Wacom digitizer. It&rsquo;s the standout feature of this otherwise fairly standard small Windows 8.1 tablet. While other competitors like Lenovo&rsquo;s Miix 2 and Dell&rsquo;s Venue 8 Pro have offered optional stylus support, none have opted to include full Wacom capability with a pen that sits inside a holder attached to the tablet.</p> <p> <a href="http://www.theverge.com/2014/1/6/5278692/asus-vivotab-note-8-wacom-stylus-specifications">Continue reading&hellip;</a> </p> http://www.theverge.com/2014/1/6/5278692/asus-vivotab-note-8-wacom-stylus-specifications Tom Warren 2014-01-06T15:20:24-05:00 2014-01-06T15:20:24-05:00 Asus launches the small PadFone mini, and ZenFones of all colors and sizes <img alt="" src="http://cdn0.vox-cdn.com/entry_photo_images/9648161/PadFone_mini_3S-1024_large.jpg" /> <p>The PadFone is no gimmick. It's been widely met with some combination of confusion and mockery, but Asus's&nbsp;<a href="http://www.theverge.com/2012/6/6/3064317/asus-padfone-review">transforming phone / tablet hybrid</a> has spawned successors, and now even has a second model in the lineup. Asus just announced at its CES 2014 press conference the $249 PadFone mini, a 4-inch phone that docks into the back of a 7-inch tablet and becomes an entirely new device. It's very clearly the inferior model in the lineup &ndash; the phone's 800 x 480 display reeks of three years ago, as does the tablet's 1280 x 800 screen &mdash; but it's largely compelling otherwise, and makes a surprisingly good case next to some of the comically large phones on the market.</p> <p><q class="right">The mini is very much the inferior PadFone</q></p> <p>The 4.1-ounce mini comes with...</p> <p> <a href="http://www.theverge.com/2014/1/6/5279146/asus-launches-padfone-mini-and-zenfone-4-5-6">Continue reading&hellip;</a> </p> http://www.theverge.com/2014/1/6/5279146/asus-launches-padfone-mini-and-zenfone-4-5-6 David Pierce 2014-01-06T15:10:39-05:00 2014-01-06T15:10:39-05:00 The Asus Transformer Book Duet hybrid can instantly switch between Windows and Android <img alt="" src="http://cdn0.vox-cdn.com/entry_photo_images/9635947/TD300_Cut_10_large_Png.png" /> <p>Back at Computex in June, Asus&nbsp;<a href="http://www.theverge.com/2013/6/3/4390708/asus-transformer-book-trio-windows-android">introduced its Transformer Book Trio</a> &mdash; a computer that could function as both a laptop and tablet and dual-booted between Windows 8 and Android. Now, the company's announcing a new version with a similar mission: the Transformer Book Duet TD300 is&nbsp;a convertible laptop / tablet hybrid that can dual boot between Windows 8.1 and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.</p> <p>Beyond Asus' earlier effort, Samsung&nbsp;<a href="http://www.theverge.com/2013/6/20/4448998/samsung-ativ-q-windows-laptop-android-tablet">tried this dual-boot trick last year with its Ativ Q</a>, though the new Asus model looks more like a traditional ultrabook at first glance. It has the standard folding form factor rather than the sliding keyboard that Samsung used and looks quite a bit like Asus&rsquo; other laptops. Its 13.3-inch multitouch display features a...</p> <p> <a href="http://www.theverge.com/2014/1/6/5275730/the-asus-transformer-book-duet-hybrid-switches-between-windows-and-android">Continue reading&hellip;</a> </p> http://www.theverge.com/2014/1/6/5275730/the-asus-transformer-book-duet-hybrid-switches-between-windows-and-android Nathan Ingraham 2014-01-06T13:30:02-05:00 2014-01-06T13:30:02-05:00 Asus' transforming PadFone X is coming to the US on AT&T <img alt="" src="http://cdn2.vox-cdn.com/entry_photo_images/9644403/pad_large.jpg" /> <p>Asus is unveiling the PadFone X today, the first of its transforming PadFone devices that's headed to a major US carrier. Though there's no word on exactly when it'll come to the US, AT&amp;T has announced that it will eventually begin carrying the new device. That isn't the only first for this phone though: when it does launch on AT&amp;T, it should be among the first devices with support for Voice over LTE (VoLTE). Whether or not AT&amp;T will actually enable VoLTE at launch isn't clear, but the PadFone X will be ready for when it does.</p> <p></p> <p> <a href="http://www.theverge.com/2014/1/6/5279046/asus-announces-padfone-x-att">Continue reading&hellip;</a> </p> http://www.theverge.com/2014/1/6/5279046/asus-announces-padfone-x-att Jacob Kastrenakes