ASUS Tablet 810 & 600: Giving us Almost Exactly What We Want in a Windows 8 Tabletby Anand Lal Shimpi on June 4, 2012 4:41 AM EST
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ASUS had another amazing Computex press conference this year. Along with the dual-screen Taichi notebook, the Transformer All-in-One and the Ivy Bridge based Transformer Book, ASUS announced two more Windows 8 tablets.
At the high-end is the 32nm Clovertrail based ASUS Tablet 810. The 810 features an 11.6-inch 1366 x 768 Super IPS+ display, 2GB of RAM, 64GB of solid state storage, NFC, 8MP rear facing camera and 2MP front facing camera. It's a full featured Windows 8 tablet that can dock into a full keyboard similar to the Android based Transformer Pad. About the only thing the 810 is missing is a higher resolution panel, although I wonder if Intel isn't comfortable greenlighting higher resolution panels driven by Clovertrail (effectively a non-phone Medfield).
At the low end is the Tegra 3 based ASUS Tablet 600 running Windows RT for ARM devices. The 600 features 2GB of RAM, 32GB of NAND and the same 8MP/2MP camera configuration as the 810. The display is smaller at 10.1-inches, but keeps the 1366 x 768 resolution. The 600 is dockable, just like the 810.
Pricing and availability are both unknowns at this point. Intel, Microsoft and their partners are putting forth a real effort to make a dent in the non-iPad tablet market.
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AmdInside - Monday, June 4, 2012 - linkDoes the ASUS Tablet 600 allow use of external memory via SD slot or microSD slot? 32GB is not that much for someone who wishes to really use the device as a productivity device.
hunterhp - Monday, June 4, 2012 - linkWow, with the release of this tablet things are really gonna get interesting. Asus has been releasing amazing products. I don't doubt they'll soon overtake Samsung if they play their cards right.
bigboxes - Monday, June 4, 2012 - linkUh-yeah... I don't think Asus, let alone anyone else, will be overtaking Samsung anytime soon. It could be the better tablet, but Samsung is in a whole different league when it comes to manufacturing.
medi01 - Monday, June 4, 2012 - linkSo far Samsung is the only manufacturer of tablets with great screens (color gamut wider than on iPad 2 on Galaxy Tab 10.1), besides Apple.
medi01 - Monday, June 4, 2012 - linkUnless they start to use quality displays (and no, I'm not talking about "retina" resolution) - no thanks.
Spivonious - Monday, June 4, 2012 - linkI haven't had 2GB of RAM in a system for 10 years. Will the 810 let users upgrade the RAM?
atul292 - Friday, June 15, 2012 - linkEven I haven't had 2GB RAM on my machine for almost 10 years . I haven't got even 1 GB !
but there has been no problem at all
Some people just like to include a lot of rubbish on their machines . 1 GB VRAM and 1 GB RAM is more than enough for any machine .
gbTephlon - Monday, June 4, 2012 - linkI have the Asus Transformer Prime with the keyboard dock and I think the device is near perfection.
My one wish is that it ran a windows OS.
These things are just the ticket!
atul292 - Friday, June 15, 2012 - linkAbsolutely GB ! I just wish that WOA could run legacy Winodws applications, coz I think x86 based full windows 8 tablets are going to be at least 200 USD more expensive than ARM WOA tablets
jim M - Tuesday, July 24, 2012 - linkCan the ASUS 810 expand to 4 GB RAM?
I run several Windows applications and need 4GB.
If not the 810, any other models that can expand?
P.S. I have and ASUS EEE 4-g, my customers want a tablet!