Asus Eee Pad Transformer 2 with Windows 8 coming down the pipe

Asus Eee Pad Transformer 2 with Windows 8 coming down the pipe
In its marketing materials at the recent Computex 2011 expo, Asus has slipped some words about its 2012 plans, and it looks that the Eee Pad Transformer 2 will receive a Windows 8 version as well, together with an updated Android one.

Microsoft demoed Windows 8 recently, which is supposed to run on everything from the smallest tablet to the large server, and adapt its interface accordingly. For tablets we have Live Tile-based interface, similar to what current Windows Phone 7 handsets sport, just with larger tiles, displaying app information in real-time. 

Windows 8 should also sport its own application store, instant boot times, and will be able to run on the dual-core Tegra 2 chipset that is in the Eee Pad Transformer.

The Asus Eee Pad Transformer 2 will supposedly be thinner and lighter than the current one, but will again sport the iconic keyboard dock, and is rumored to keep its decent price, while the current model becomes cheaper. Too bad we will have to wait until 2012 when Windows 8 hits in its full touchy-feely glory, but we have the sneaking suspicion that there will be a lot of Windows 8 gear as early as CES 2012 to feast our eyes and hands on.

source: NotebookItalia (translated) via Liliputing

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Eee Pad Transformer
  • Display 10.1" 1280 x 800 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP / 1.3 MP front
  • Processor NVIDIA Tegra 2, Dual-core, 1000 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDHC

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7 Comments

2. p0rkguy

Posts: 685; Member since: Nov 23, 2010

Held back on the 1st Transformer hoping for something like this on the 2nd one. Now just to hope it comes with dual boot Android/Windows and internal hardware improvements. Kal-El or maybe even Wayne? 64gb expandable microSDHC? 2GB DDR3 IPS with LED backlight. MHL port One can only hope...

3. Xpple unregistered

Same here. I hope they also add a usb/mhl to the tablet and come out with something around a 12" upgraded screen and or hybrid screen but that might be asking too much.

7. dmac11

Posts: 1; Member since: Jul 16, 2011

all the same here.. One can only hope too much

4. simplyj

Posts: 406; Member since: Dec 23, 2009

HELL YES.

5. bossmt_2

Posts: 459; Member since: Oct 13, 2009

Cool idea, having a PC with Linux and Windows, I like being able to use both.

6. Ollie Ford unregistered

Oh man, I hope this happens. I also hope that it uses Win8 Metro when as a tablet, and then when docked it switche to the full Windows experience. That would be off the hook. Maybe merge PadFone into it as well? So the "Fone" part comes out running WP7. Oh man, Asus needs to hire me, I just want to make cool stuff in their labs.

8. Jterry92 unregistered

Wait so it isnt coming out this year?

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