ASUS Eee Pad Transformer 2 says hello before release

By Posted 19 Oct 2011, 17:20

While the iPad has dominated the tablet market, there are still some devices that have done quite well in terms of sales and reviews. The original ASUS Eee Pad Transformer is one such device which also saw shortages when it was first released. Now we can tell you that the ASUS Eee Pad Transformer 2 says hello before release in a video that you can see below.

The company put up a teaser video on its Facebook page and called it “the next transformation”, and Electronista are reporting in the quick glimpse of the device you get reveals a much slimmer unit compared to the original.

Its design features a glossy black and brushed aluminum shell that looks to have been designed with the company’s own Zenbooks, and Apple’s MacBook Air in mind. Unfortunately the company hasn’t been quick in coming forward with details about the upcoming device. It is thought it will have a similar ten inch display and be one of the first tablets to feature a quad-core processor.

It will again feature its big selling point the add-on keyboard that brings with it a trackpad and an extra battery to prolong the life of the main unit. The Transformer 2 could be available at the beginning of next month, but may not reach the US before the end of the year. ASUS have already stated the device is going to be more expensive than the $499 original, and we will have to wait and see if that is the case.

Meanwhile Pocket-lint is reporting the original version is to be getting the Android Ice Cream update, and could be arriving next month. Do you like the look of the ASUS Eee Pad Transformer 2?