Asus Tablet 600 is a Transformer for Windows 8 fans, packs a quad-core Tegra 3 and 2GB of RAM

Asus Tablet 600 is a Transformer for Windows 8 fans, packs a quad-core Tegra 3 and 2GB of RAM
Folks who have been waiting for a nice Window 8 tablet with the battery-sipping ARM processor architecture need look no further than the manufacturer which also makes great Android tablets.

Asus Tablet 600 was just announced and handled at the Computex expo in Taiwan, which keeps churning out Win 8 news, like the two Acer slates already showcased this morning.

The Tablet 600 carries over the famed Transformer line of Asus Android tablets concept, having its own keyboard/battery dock, and it sports the same 10.1" screen size.

The slate, however, is running Windows RT, which is Windows 8 for ARM processor-based tablets, so it is powered by a quad-core NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor. Other niceties include the generous 2GB of RAM, full USB 2.0 port, and an IPS display with the standard for this screen size 1366x768 pixels of resolution. There is an 8MP camera with LED flash on the back for the shutterbug in you, and 32GB of internal storage to store those pics and videos you take.

Time and app variety will tell whether Windows RT slates will be successful, but for now they seem like a pretty bold take on tablets, and we are only waiting for the price to be announced by Asus. To cover all bases, Asus also announced the Tablet 810, with the same specs as the 600, but a larger 11.6" IPS panel, and an Intel Medfield processor, which might mean higher price and shorter battery life, but a full-blown Windows 8 with legacy programs compatibility.




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19 Comments

1. bobfreking55

Posts: 866; Member since: Jul 15, 2011

I don't want an RT one, but it's good enough. I'm waiting for the x86 ones, Transformer Style. let's see if x86 really does consume more battery.

4. Evil_SaNz

Posts: 259; Member since: Oct 20, 2011

Battery consumption is the main purpose why ARM is dominating mobile department...I'd like to see one day a x86 windows tablet with decent battery life, but atm seems uthopic. Had a Macbook Pro, have a Zenbook - no way sadly - wifi longevity is a disaster :(

6. CharlieAtInfinity

Posts: 253; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

but the thing is i want compatibly for my old x86 apps :| i dont mind having less battery life but i want to run all the software which i run on desktop even i can occasionally have a warcraft match hehe!!! now that would be a killer tablet :)

13. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

convertable tablet + diablo 3 on the run. = win.

2. hung2900

Posts: 966; Member since: Mar 02, 2012

That's great! Probably I'll buy it, but I wish a similar tablet but Exynos processor... And 2 USB slots like the original Transformer dock.

15. PhoneLuver

Posts: 481; Member since: Jul 05, 2010

What about connectivity? 3G/4G?

3. jack_mc

Posts: 1; Member since: Jun 04, 2012

I would love this tablet, windows 8 looks very stable.

5. MicroNokia

Posts: 15; Member since: May 18, 2012

Windows 8 is not yet officially released and rumour has it that it will release in october.... so i guess that it is going to take atleast 4 months from now to reach the market...... So excited :-)

7. mercorp

Posts: 1045; Member since: Jan 28, 2012

Samsung ominia/focus tab running windows 8,please!

8. QinEmpire

Posts: 145; Member since: May 16, 2012

This blows the laggy green robot away lol

9. RobotMan

Posts: 145; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Stupid remark .

10. Suts_97

Posts: 127; Member since: May 05, 2012

I want dual boot.

11. Suts_97

Posts: 127; Member since: May 05, 2012

Anyway, can someone please tell me what is Transformer AIO?

12. TylerGrunter

Posts: 1544; Member since: Feb 16, 2012

It's a tablet/monitor with 18 inches and able to boot both in Windows 8 and Android (as far as I'm aware)http://www.engadget.com/2012/06/04/asus-transformer-aio/

17. Suts_97

Posts: 127; Member since: May 05, 2012

Thank you TylerGrunter!

14. Bluesky02

Posts: 1439; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

That's a sweet combination, i'm sure we'll hear more about it as october approached

16. BattleBrat

Posts: 1476; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

YES! Now THAT is what I'm talking about!

18. DWillyEfect

Posts: 52; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

In my opinion, this tablet needs to come in at $500 or less to be successful. $399 would be ideal. Otherwise cheaper Android tablets with comparable specs will blow it away.

19. 7thspaceman

Posts: 1597; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

Folks for Windows RT Tablet to survive People must realized they must wait for developers to get to down and write enough apps for windows on ARMS CPU Tablet computers. The Intel CPU controlled Windows 8 tablets come to the Market with thousands and thousands of Windows PC business programs and PC games and PC peripheral devices. that the intel Windows Tablets can use and control. People have been waiting for them a long time. The Ipad has almost a unbeatable lead over Windows tablets

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