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ASUS Working On Quad-Core Tegra 3 Tablet

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Asus will be throwing the Tegra of Steel into its next tablet.

Various reports are indicating that Asus is currently working on a tablet featuring Nvidia's quad-core Tegra 3, aka "Kal-El."

The news follows the recent launch of the company's Eee Pad Transformer tablet which can be inserted into a keyboard dock and used like a netbook/notebook. Two more tablets are expected to hit the market within the next few months including the Tegra 2-based 10-inch Eee Pad Slider EP102 and the Qualcomm-based 7-inch Eee Pad MeMo EP71.

While absolutely no detail was provided in regards to the Tegra 3 tablet, the upcoming 40-nm SoC is expected to be five times faster than the current Tegra 2. It will come packed with a quad-core ARM Cortex-a9 MPCore processor (clocked up to 1.2 GHz) and a 12-core Nvidia GPU capable of 3D stereo and a screen resolution up to 2560 x 1600. Kal-El is expected to be released in the second half of 2011, possibly around August.

In addition to the Tegra 3 tablet, Asus reportedly has a few other Intel-based tablets up its sleeve. Although specifics weren't provided, it's speculated that Asus may be using the 1.5 GHz Intel Atom Z670 CPU which promises a long battery life and 1080p playback.

Wednesday Asus CEO and president Jerry Shen said the company "aims to ship two million tablet PCs in 2011."

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    burnley14 , May 4, 2011 9:29 PM
    I like the sound of this. Give me smooth full HD output and I may finally venture into the tablet space.
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    Anonymous , May 4, 2011 10:06 PM
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    cmartin011 , May 4, 2011 10:09 PM
    still waiting to see battery life
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    kenyee , May 4, 2011 10:16 PM
    Now if they could only get the supply issues ironed out :-P

    Battery life is going to be terrible...nVidia even said so in their demos of this :-)
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    bunga28 , May 4, 2011 10:58 PM
    How about just release enough Transformers to the masses first then we'll talk the next gen Transformer?
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    moehoward , May 5, 2011 5:50 AM
    No doubt, if it is released like the Eee Pad Transformer, it will be 2012 before you will be able to buy one. The August date is when you will finally find a Transformer at Newegg...
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    virtualban , May 5, 2011 6:40 AM
    cmartin011still waiting to see battery life

    I'm with you on this. Display is the bigger sucker (pun intended) of power, though, from my personal experience on such devices.
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    eddieroolz , May 5, 2011 6:50 AM
    ASUS strikes again! Great companies produce great products.
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    vaughn2k , May 5, 2011 1:08 PM
    Kal-El as in son of Jor-El
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    xophaser , May 5, 2011 2:31 PM
    still waiting for the eee pad trtansformer, which was a paper launch. I think like all two people got it.
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    maestintaolius , May 5, 2011 4:09 PM
    Hopefully they'll be able to make more than 10,000 a month with the next tablet model...
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    fir_ser , May 6, 2011 1:05 AM
    Tegra 3 tablets should provide better 3D performance for games, and this should open the window for developing more graphically demanding games for the tablets.
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    mayankleoboy1 , May 8, 2011 1:18 PM
    lol. tegra2 is already old
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