As expected, Windows 8 is turning out to be the draw at this year’s Computex event and the first round clearly belongs to Asus. The Taiwanese manufacturer is showing off many new products with the latest touchscreen friendly OS.
Launched today is the Tablet 600 and 810, both of which are Windows based. To begin with, the Tablet 600 is a step above the Transformer Prime with slightly enhanced specs. A Tegra 3 quad core CPU continues to be the base of Tablet 600 with Windows RT as the OS. (Windows RT is the version of Windows 8 that is built to operate on Tegra based devices.) The tablet also comes with a 12 core GPU that endows it with exemplary graphics processing capabilities.
The rest of the specs include a 2 GB RAM, 32 GB of eMMC storage with a ten point multi touch capable 10.1 inch 1366 x 768 Super IPS+ display upfront. A 2 and 8 megapixel webcam are included in the front and rear of the tablet that also boasts of WiFi b/g/n with Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity options.
Coming to Tablet 810, its Windows 8 that runs the show here with Intel’s new Medfield CPU forming the tablet’s core. Tablet 810 though is a bit larger with 11.6 inches of super IPS+ display which also boasts of Wacom digitiser stylus support. However, with 1366 x 768 pixels, resolution is the same as that of Tablet 600. The CPU is paired with a 2 GB RAM while a 64 GB eMMC drive takes care of storage requirements.
Also, both the Tablet 600 and 810 can be attached to a keypad dock, which not only transforms the device into a laptop but also nearly doubles the battery life. While no backup times were mentioned for either of the tablets, things are likely to be around the 15 hour mark, or maybe even more for the ARM based Tablet 600. ARM chip are still considered to be far less frugal on power consumption than their Intel counterparts.
Pricing and availability for both the tablet has been kept under wraps.
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