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Windows 8 Asus Transformer Book 810 Tablet Stops By FCC

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It’s unclear when Asus is launching its Windows 8 Asus 810 tablet still, but the Intel-powered slate is now appearing at the FCC to gain U.S. regulatory approval. The Asus 810, first announced earlier this year at the Computex trade show, is an 11.6-inch tablet that is powered by Microsoft’s next-generation Windows 8 OS with an Intel CPU, meaning that it will be able to run legacy apps designed for Windows 7 or earlier as well as the new Metro-style HTML 5 apps.

As Microsoft has confirmed that Windows 8 will launch on October 26, the tablet may arrive around that timeframe as well.

The tablet is an ultra-slim convertible-style tablet device that takes on a form factor that was initially popularized by Asus’ Android-powered Eee Pad Transformer with an optional keyboard dock that the tablet snaps into to convert the slate into a lightweight netbook with extended battery life, additional ports, a full-sized keyboard, and trackpad.

The device has a resolution of 1366 X 768 pixels and will feature 2 GB RAM, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, and a variety of sensors. Users can also use a Wacom digitizing pen as well as have touchscreen input via their fingers.

Pricing information is still not known about this tablet. In addition to this Intel offering, Asus will also release its Asus Tablet 600 featuring an ARM-based CPU design as well running Windows RT. These tablets will also compete with Microsoft’s own branded Surface tablets.

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3 Comments

  1. Fernando

    07/31/2012 at 4:48 am

    Does anyone know what is the aspect ratio of the screen on these tablets? I recently got the Samsung Slate 7, and while it runs W8 great (really great), I find the aspect ratio (16:9 I think) way too narrow to use the tablet productively in either orientation (but it feels particularly awkward in portrait mode).

    It would be great if any of these W8 tablets came in a 4:3 ratio. That is something the Apple got right with the iPad.

  2. AG Madden

    07/31/2012 at 7:35 am

    I used to feel the same way about the 16:9 aspect ratio, going from a 4:3 iPad and 4:3 LE1600 Tablet. That said I’m now running a Samsung Series 7 Slate and haven’t looked back. At 11.6 inches 16:9 works well in both portrait and landscape. I fear for any tablets smaller than 11 inches though.

  3. Ezekiel Carsella

    08/05/2012 at 10:55 am

    Actually according to a rep at the Asus booth the dock will be included.

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