Asus May Put Windows 8 In Next Eee Pad Transformer Tablet
By Jared Newman
Jun 13, 2011 1:30 PM
Let the Windows 8 hardware rumors begin.
According to Notebook Italia, Asus is eyeing Windows 8
for the next version of its Eee Pad Transformer, a tablet with an optional keyboard and trackpad dock that props the device up like a netbook.
The new model will reportedly launch in 2012, alongside a sequel to the Android version that launched in late April. Both models should be thinner and lighter than the current Eee Pad Transformer
, and while the Android version will reportedly cost the same as the first-generation Eee Pad ($399 for a 16 GB model), the Windows version will be pricier.
The Eee Pad Transformer seems like a perfect fit for Microsoft's Windows 8 intentions