Asus Teases Eee Pad Transformer 2 Tablet with Short Video

Asus Teases Eee Pad Transformer 2 Tablet with Short Video

Asus is hard at work readying a second generation Eee Pad Transformer 2 tablet. How do we know? They went and put together a short 22-second video clip full of theatrics and light on teaser shots, but what is revealed definitely has us wanting to see more. Like before, the Transformer 2 will have a detachable dock so you can use it as a notebook, but the whole thing looks a lot sleeker than before, almost like a hybrid Ultrabook of sorts.



All that we can tell from the video is that it's thin and has a camera on the back with LED flash. Beyond that, it's anyone's guess what this thing will come packing. Probably Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0). Pocket-lint claims to have "exclusively confirmed" with Asus that Ice Cream Sandwich is coming to the original Eee Pad Transformer, which means it's a safe bet it will also ship on the Transformer 2.

Update10/19 - 10:30PM:  It looks like Android ICS and NVIDIA's Tegra 3 have been confirmed as standard equipment for the Transformer 2.  Asus CEO Jonney Shih officially unveiled the tablet last night at the AsiaD summit.


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According to sources at the event, the tablet will in fact sport NVIDIA's Kal-El quad-core chip, now known as Tegra 3, mini-HDMI, a 10-inch LCD, mini-HDMI and a claimed 14+ hour battery life. Shih also let slip that Ice Cream Sandwich should hit tablets by the end of the year (or earlier), including the previous generation Asus Eee Pad Transformer.
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Tegra 3 and Ice Cream Sandwich???? Drool! Let's just hope they price it competitively.

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"The next Transformer is going to pack a lot of punch. The performance of Tegra 3 and the Asus Transformer design is sure going to pull in a lot of laptop buyers."

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I am sure ASUS will continue to be on top of the Android tablet market with this beast. Next-gen devices FTW!

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*DROOLS* I want my Ice Cream Sandwich from ASUS.

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Let's just hope that they make enough of them so I can get one before Christmas.

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