Asus took the opportunity at the Computex 2012 show last week and unveiled the world’s first Windows RT tablet, called the Asus Tablet 600.
Asus Tablet 600 Is A QuadCore Windows RT Laptop
Asus has been quite busy lately in the tablet department, releasing one tablet after the other. If you have lost track after the whole Transformer series of Android tablets, here’s a new one to start following again. The Asus Tablet 600 is a quadcore tablet running on Windows RT, which is Windows 8 running on ARM chips. And it is the first tablet of its kind to be released anywhere in the world.
Powered by NVIDIA’s Tegra 3 quadcore SoC, it also boasts of superior graphics crunching power as a result. And following in the footsteps of the Asus Tablet 600, it has its own keyboard dock that can instantly turn the laptop in to a workstation with a physical keypad.
It has a 10.1inch form factor, a size that is slightly bigger than the 9.7inch iPad from Apple. The touchscreen display has a resolution of 1366×768, which is standard for these devices but is decidedly lower than the iPad’s retina display. However, it is also the minimum resolution for using Metro apps on Windows 8.
Coupled with the QuadCore SoC is a 2GB RAM and 32GB onboard memory, which is more than most of the tablets out there. The average memory size of tablets in the same class is 1GB, which is the also the case with the iPad. So if you are looking for superior multitasking and gaming abilities, this should definitely be a great option once it is released. Complimenting the performance parts are two cameras — an 8MP primary camera at the back and a 2MP secondary camera up front for video chat.
Asus has not released any information about when to expect the tablet but judging by the readiness of the demo device, it should be ready by the time Microsoft is ready to release Windows 8. According to the latest rumors, that should happen some time in October this year.