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ASUS Eee Pad Transformer 2 Might Run Windows 8

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According to a report from Notebook Italia, ASUS is hard at work on a Eee Pad Transformer sequel that will feature not only Android but will also hit shelves with Microsoft’s Windows 8 as well. ASUS

It appears that the new model will still employ some of the same characteristics of the model that’s out right now but will have a form factor that is thinner, smaller and lighter. It’ll also have a secondary battery inside the dock portion of the device.

As for specific specifications, none are known at the moment. Currently, the Eee Pad Transformer has a Tegra 2 processor so it’s very possible that we could see the sequel arrive with a Kal-El Tegra 3 processor.

Speaking of a release date, it appears that both the Android and Windows 8 models are on track for a release at some point in 2012. Don’t expect ASUS to rush them out though. The Eee Pad Transformer is currently one of the most popular tablets on the market as ASUS CEO Jerry Shen made clear when he stated that his company was shipping out more tablets than any competitor other than the iPad 2.

Translation: ASUS is selling a lot of Eee Pad Transformers and if done right, they’re going to be selling a lot of Eee Pad Transformer’s with Android and Windows next year as well.

Via: SlashGear

4 Comments

  1. Anonymous

    06/14/2011 at 1:28 am

    The dock already has a secondary battery right now…

  2. Grinder

    10/09/2011 at 4:49 pm

    …and no drive bay in the dock – silly…..

    • Dale Strauss

      10/24/2011 at 10:30 am

      Not silly – genius. This is not meant to be a notebook replacement. The “bottom half” is literally a docking station with keyboard, ports and EXTRA BATTERY POWER. It is still a tablet first, and the Android 3.1 version is pretty good in its own right. If they can load Win 8 on the next quad-core ARM version, they may take first place in th Win 8 tablet race.

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