Asus Teases at Next-Gen Eee Pad Transformer Tablet (Video)

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“Join us as we introduce the truly incredible next transformations.” Given that the only context where Asus has use the “transform” moniker is with an Eee Pad, we’re pretty confident this week’s event has something to do with a new tablet.

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Asus Gets Confused with Eee PC VX6S Lamborghini

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Maybe I’m missing something here. I’m in Taipei for Computex and I made my way over to the Asus booth. Naturally, the Padfone is a pretty big draw, but the netbooks and notebooks are pretty important too. Then, I saw the Asus Automobili Lamborghini Eee PC VX6S and I’m left scratching my head.

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A Closer Look at The Asus Padfone Smartphone Tablet Dock

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Mostly living up to the expectations, rumors and leaks, the Asus Padfone was revealed to the world at Computex Taipei 2011 this week. The idea is similar to the Motorola Atrix, except the phone goes directly into a tablet-shaped device. The problem is that Asus is keeping its mouth shut about any real details.

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Dockable Tablet For iPhone and Android Smartphones Has No Soul

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We know about the PadFone, the Atrix 4G Dock, and ever since the news of them I’ve had dreams of docking my iPhone in a similar device. Buy one superphone and make your own scalable devices by simply docking it within a specialized housing that has no main internal components.

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A Guide to Shopping for Electronics in Taipei

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Since Taiwan is home to so many computer and electronics companies, you would assume that it could be a shopping Mecca for all the gadget geeks of the world. While I wouldn’t quite put it on par with the legendary Akihabara region in Tokyo, Taipei is no slouch when it comes to buying some cutting edge technology.

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Glowing blue Enermax Aeolus notebook cooler blasts air with a 10-inch fan

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Leaders of laptop-only life will appreciate this one. I myself ditched the desktop several years back, keeping it mobile is how it’s done. But one setback notebooks have in terms of cooling is tiny little fans, and a limited amount of power to spin them. There’s plenty of notebook cooling stands out there already, but the Aeolus CP003 from Enermax looks like a monster ripped out of an industrial HVAC system. On display at Computex, this notebook cooler comes with a 10-inch “monster” fan.

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103MB/sec claimed with PQI TurboHDD USB 3.0 portable hard drive

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USB 4.0 anyone? Not just yet, but it seems that Computex is glowing with USB 3.0 gear. And the PQI USB 3.0 HDD H566 is one of them; a portable hard drive with the new standard boosted with TurboHDD USB technology, claiming a 103MB/sec read speed and 92MB/sec write speed.

Platter drives still aren’t quite up to par with USB 3.0 external solid state drives — the Kingston Hyper X external SSD for example pushes a theoretical 200MB/sec — but still a heft improvement over USB 2.0.

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Kingston shows 64GB SDXC memory card at Computex

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Remember when the SDXC memory card format was formally revealed by the SD Association a couple years ago? Well, the actual products are slowly filtering into the marketplace, including a 64GB offering from Kingston Technology. Whereas other competitors like Panasonic have released their 32GB and 64GB SDXC cards, Kingston is staying in the game with their 64GB SDXC UHS-1 Class 10 card. Just like SDHC before it, SDXC is not backwards compatible.

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Databank offering some serious iPad protection

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As I was making my way in between appointments at Computex Taipei 2010, I came across one of those random companies that probably not too many people know. That doesn’t mean they’re not worth mentioning, because no one wants to lose out on a $500+ investment. Databank may be their name, leading me to believe that they’re involved in memory or storage, but it seems that they’re much more involved in cases, bags, and other accessories. The iPad has gone international, so it means that the iPad accessories are doing the same.

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Asus Eee Tablet not really a Kindle, but not quite an iPad either

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I’m not entirely sure what Asus is trying to accomplish with the Eee Tablet, but it seems to have found itself in the middle ground between a Kindle and iPad. On display at Computex Taipei 2010, the Eee Tablet is marketed as “the single device to reinvent reading and writing.” It doesn’t use the regular e-ink (slow refresh) display of the Kindle, but it’s not a full color “real” screen like the iPad either; it’s somewhere in between.

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