The Asus Eee Pad Transformer entered the tablet scene as an underdog, but quickly rose to the top, becoming our favorite Android Honeycomb slate. Today, a report from Notebook Italia indicates the successor to the Eee Pad Transformer, rightfully named the Transformer 2, will launch in April of next year.
The rumored Transformer 2 will be both lighter and thinner than the current model, possibly on par with the iPad 2. The shocker is that in addition to an Android version, Asus will reportedly offer a more expensive Transformer 2 running Windows 8.
The premium price attached to the Windows 8 version is due to licensing the software from Microsoft. ITPortalPro believes the Transformer 2 will keep the same form factor as the original, but internally there will be a significant hardware upgrade. A quad core Tegra 3 processor clocked at 1 GHz and 3G connectivity are two upgrades they expected to see in the second generation slate.
Coming Soon | Asus | TBD