Eee Pad Transformer 2 to get quad-core Tegra 3 chip and Windows 8?

Eee Pad Transformer 2 to get quad-core Tegra 3 chip and Windows 8?The Asus Eee Pad Transformer is doing rather well for itself, it seems – in fact, Asus reckons it's the best selling tablet of all right now behind the Apple iPad.

So it's no surprise to hear that a follow-up is already being masterminded, and if rumours of a quad-core processor and Windows 8 are to be believed, it could be an interesting proposition indeed.

Regardless of how accurate Asus' claims actually are, there's no denying that the Eee Pad Transformer has been one of the most successful – and impressive – tablet rivals the iPad has been faced with thus far.

Rather than dishing up yet another twist on the tried-and-tested Android tablet formula, Asus has dared to be different and the Transformer, which slips effortlessly between doing duty as a tablet and a netbook, has proved a success with the buying public.

But Asus is already thinking big about its replacement. According to Notebook Italia, the Transformer 2 has been pencilled in for April next year, and will be both lighter and thinner than the current model.

In addition, it's being lined up to showcase some quad-core processing smarts via an Nvidia Tegra 3 chip, while an even more interesting rumour is that Asus will offer not only an Android edition as per the current generation, but also a more expensive version running Windows 8.

Needless to say, with both the Tegra 3 and Windows 8 not even finished yet, these rumours have to be treated as just that. But should it all come together, the Eee Pad Transformer 2 looks set to be just as attractive a prospect as the current model is.

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JanSt / MOD  Jun. 15, 2011 at 11:16

Hands up: who's got an Asus Transformer? I'd like to see actual figures. "right behind ipad” - DOES THAT mean 5000 or 5 million? :p

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