ASUS’ last tablet teaser led to a mighty promising slate – the Eee Pad Transformer, in fact – so when the company previews its Computex line-up we stop and pay attention. The unnamed device is branded with the ASUSDesign studio name, and it looks like a lot more thought went into the styling compared to the somewhat blockish Transformer.
There are some interesting stacked sections and what could be bevelled glass, plus at least one camera which looks like it could be on the back, inset into a glossy black plastic section – and speakers. Hardware specs are a mystery right now, but given the state of the Android tablet market – not that it’s even confirmed that this particular model runs the Google OS – we’re guessing at Tegra 2 again.
The success of the Transformer was a combination of its solid hardware, innovative battery-toting keyboard dock and relatively bargain price-tag in comparison to other Android Honeycomb slates out there. The downside has been retail scarcity, with ASUS unable to produce enough of the Transformers to meet customer demand.