Two new Asus Transformer tablets have been mistakenly leaked this week, but at least not by Asus itself.
The two rumored tablets go by the name of Asus Transformer Pad Infinity TF303 and Asus Transformer Pad TF103. But no specs have been leaked yet, so there’s very little to base speculations on. Even the choice of processor could range from the traditional Asus Transformer choice of Tegra processors to one of the newest Intel Atom processors.
But taking the latest directions of Asus into consideration, Intel processors would not be an unlikely choice.
Asus have a lot of 10.1-inch Android tablets, and were for the “first tablet years” the only tablet manufacturer with a high-end truly productive and thought through 10.1-inch Android tablet.
So it’s natural that Asus will continue to develop tablets in this segment in particular. In addition, it used to be that these Asus tablets were the most expensive of all tablets, due to their high specs. But this has changed a little bit over the last 2 years.
Currently the still fresh 10.1-inch Asus Transformer Pad Infinity TF701 with a quad-core 1.9GHz Tegra 4 CPU, 32GB storage, 2GB of RAM, 2560 × 1600 resolution, and 13 hour battery life, sells for only $359 at the moment, which is arguably good value for money.
The question now is in what direction Asus will take the Asus Transformer range, especially with the pressure felt from the very capable Samsung Galaxy TabPRO and Note range.
Other tablet news for Asus is next weeks North America launch of the Asus VivoTab Note 8, an 8-inch Windows 8.1 tablet with Wacom digitizer for writing with.
– Tom Bowen