ASUS Eee Pad Tranformer
The original ASUS EeePad Transformer

We always like a little speculation and rumor when it comes to next-gen devices, so the news that ASUS' next-gen version of the ASUS EeePad Transformer will be the first tablet to make use of NVIDIA's Kal-El SoC appeals to us. The news comes from "multiple confirmed sources" and we'll just leave it at that. With CES happening in January, could ASUS be looking to give us some quad-core goodness ahead of time? We'll have to wait and see but it sure would be nice.

Source: Engadget


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Next-Gen ASUS Eee Pad Transformer to be the first Kal-El Device?


I agree - heck, if there was a trade-up on offer, then I'd be quite happy to pony up the extra money _now_. Not that the current Transformer is bad, but a quad-core would be pretty darned fast.

I have to say while the Galaxy Tab looks like it's the highest quality overall, the Transformer and the slider and now this by ASUS have really impressed me. these tablets have everything I want and more. The Galaxy Tab leaves out some goodness (like the sd card slot and a few other little things that don't matter a whole lot but enough). This might be the tablet that convinces me to finally buy one. I wanted to wait until the tech was improved because let's face it, while first gen devices are cool, they are rarely the quality we desire. This might do it for me.

Our first TF was theoretically for my wife, and she has taken sole ownership of it, except when she needs some help from me. TF II will be MINE!!!

Well... I was considering buying a TF, but might just have to wait and see for this now! (If nothing else the TF should drop in price by then :))

Hopefully Asus will use a 24-bit display instead of the 18-bit display on the current Transformer...and fix the horrid glare.

And add a USB port to it so we can use Arduino peripherals...

And use a full 720p HD display panel? :-)

Use the keyboard and you can get two USB ports.

Just got mine 2 months ago too. Love it. I doubt there will be trade up program.

My only real complaint of the current unit for Asus is when using the keyboard, the backspace seems to go two spaces, not just one the first hit. Annoying.