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Quad-core Asus Transformer 2 may be released November 7th

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Quad-core Asus Transformer 2 may be released November 7th
The last time we heard about the Asus Eee Pad Transformer 2 it was because Asus was confirming that it is set on pricing the upcoming tablet at $500, and that is some pretty good news. But, in light of some possible new developments, that price may be even more impressive. Asus CEO Jerry Shen had also said that the company is planning to release the tablet before the end of the year, and that looks to be confirmed by UK retailer LambdaTek. 

LambdaTek has posted a listing for the Transformer 2 on its website as model TF201-1I020A with a release date of November 7th, which would certainly hit the release window that Asus mentioned. The posting also has a list price of £448, which is in the range that a $500 tablet might be listed in the UK. The listing even gives specs including a quad-core Tegra 3 CPU, 32GB storage, 1GB RAM, and Android Honeycomb (3.x). 

It seems a bit crazy that we wouldn't have seen more leaks about a tablet of this magnitude, especially if it's supposed to be released in less than a month, but that would definitely be a very nice surprise. 

source: LambdaTek via BGR

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posted on 11 Oct 2011, 18:44

1. android1234 (Posts: 106; Member since: 09 Feb 2010)


Quadcore is not yet optimized for the apps, so I don't think it will make a huge difference just yet, only better internet browsing.

posted on 11 Oct 2011, 19:10 2

8. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2614; Member since: 26 May 2011)


Android Ice Cream Sandwich is expected to be optimized for multiple cores, so devs should be getting on board with optimization too.

posted on 11 Oct 2011, 21:31

11. android1234 (Posts: 106; Member since: 09 Feb 2010)


So are honeycomb tablets supposed to be upgraded to ICS as well, or is ICS just for phones?

posted on 11 Oct 2011, 21:35 1

13. protozeloz (Posts: 5328; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


Ics is supposed to unite both phones and tabs (and TV) so yes

posted on 11 Oct 2011, 21:52

15. Mario1017 (Posts: 336; Member since: 04 Sep 2011)


ICS is for phones, tablets and Google TV

posted on 12 Oct 2011, 09:13 1

18. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


one sandwich to rule them all!!!

:)

they are taking the iOS route and having the same OS on every system.. thankfully though, its android and muuuch more functional. :)

posted on 11 Oct 2011, 21:33 1

12. protozeloz (Posts: 5328; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


There are already some quad core apps (mostly games) and if ics supports multiple cores will be covered, and the tegra looks insane to me

posted on 11 Oct 2011, 18:47

2. sorcio46 (Posts: 392; Member since: 27 Jul 2011)


One day rumors 'll kill me :D. As old owner of TF-101 I am very interested to see the performances gap between Tegra 2 to 3

posted on 11 Oct 2011, 21:53

16. Mario1017 (Posts: 336; Member since: 04 Sep 2011)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eBvaDtshLY8 towards the end they show the difference of the game running on 2 cores vs 4

posted on 11 Oct 2011, 18:56

3. Phullofphil (Posts: 798; Member since: 10 Feb 2009)


Yes a little early as far as apps considering apps nowadays barely use dual core but had a 500 dollar price tag that is a pretty good deal. What bothers me more about the apse not dealing with quad core is the comp onen not really working well with each other. A phoner tablet can have the greatest components in the world but if there is a choke point then there's no use to have a lot of those good components. Like with this new quad core processor what good is it unless it has more ram and better ram. There is ever areas that need to match as well but the most important part I think is the battery technology which is 1 of them more major choke points in a smartphone.

posted on 11 Oct 2011, 18:58

4. Matty (Posts: 15; Member since: 06 Jul 2011)


I think its best to wait on a ICS tablet that may be released around the same time frame or slightly later. I'm pretty sure this wont get updated for at least a month or 2 after its release and I'm fairly confident and it would be logical to assume Google will release an ICS sandwich tablet soon to show off the unified UI and android version.

posted on 11 Oct 2011, 18:59

5. Hi (unregistered)


It should come with 2GB of RAM

posted on 11 Oct 2011, 19:00

6. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)


i might get this.

posted on 11 Oct 2011, 19:00

7. Phullofphil (Posts: 798; Member since: 10 Feb 2009)


Actually if I remember right the reason for this quad core is to split up the power between the 2 there is 1 that handles the high power any other side clocked a little lower that saves battery life and run stuff to do not need a higher frequency processor. Just in case you can tell about my misspellings all of this is done through voice recognition on my bionic and there is a lot of background noise

posted on 11 Oct 2011, 19:46

9. AppleFUD (unregistered)


The Tegra 3 isn't a big price bump if any at all. The chips are only about $20. That's not a reason for a price bump especially on a second gen which we should be seeing overall saving of parts--decreased price on capacitive touch screens and memory, the two main costs of tablets.

The nice thing about getting the Tegra 3 is, it will be a tablet/SoC that will have a pretty long life.

posted on 11 Oct 2011, 21:38

14. protozeloz (Posts: 5328; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


The cheap transformer had 16GB the 32 was around that price, but I think getting rid of the16 gb one is a bad idea

posted on 11 Oct 2011, 20:17

10. cheetah2k (Posts: 737; Member since: 16 Jan 2011)


Amazing that Asus seems to be onboard first with Quad Cores... What happened to Motorola being the flagship Google tab...??

posted on 12 Oct 2011, 03:14

17. Tom (unregistered)


The price is actually closer to £530 as the listing is minus VAT - ouch!

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