We have already seen the Asus Eee Pad Transformer with it being Android Honeycomb running the show from behind the scenes. Needless to say, the entire setup has been impressive and the Transformer has been well received in the market so far. So how about a Windows version of the same? Well, Asus might be thinking along the same line so that we might get to see the Transformer running Windows 8 early next year. The new Windows version and a sequel to the current Windows 7 is not likely to be ready before beginning 2012 so the Transformer running Windows 8 is still some time away.
In the meantime time though, Asus will have enough time to give the Transformer a thorough once over so that the new Windows 8 Transformers will sport a lighter and thinner form, something that is all too common in case electronic devices. Unfortunately, the same does not apply in case of price as the Eee Pad Transformer running Windows 8 is expected to sport a higher sticker price than its Honeycomb counterpart.
However, these apart, nothing much is known of the new Transformer. Like Asus hasn’t yet let it know whether they are looking at the x86 processor from Intel to power the tablet or source it from AMD. The basic design of a detachable 10.1 inch tablet device along with a keypad with its own battery pack will remain the same. The company recently revealed having lined up 300,000 Transformers for shipping this month alone which is going to be a considerable improvement over the 400,000 units that Acer shipped in April and May.
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