Aug 17 AT 12:08 PM Edgar Cervantes 36 Comments

ASUS Eee Pad Transformer 2 to be first Tegra 3 Kal-El device?


Current tablets are fun and Tegra 2 processors can hold their own, but there’s always room for improvement. Most of us have been waiting for those quad-core Tegra 3 tablets to show up, but we’ve seen nothing of them yet. They should now be close at hand, and according to Fudzilla’s sources, the first tablet featuring a Tegra 3 processor will be the ASUS Eee Pad Transformer 2.

The Transformer has been one of the most successful Honeycomb tablets in the market. The specs (same as pretty much every Honeycomb tablet) and the price have made this device a no-brainer. It’s one of the best options out there. Not to mention the keyboard dock, which not only makes it easier to type, but it also gives you much more battery life.

We assume the Transformer’s successor will have equal or more success. Especially if it does happen to be the first Kal-El device and the price stays as competitive as the first Transformer’s.

Times are changing, and tablets seem to stay pretty much the same. Most have a Tegra 2 processor, a 10-inch display, 1 GB of RAM and 8, 16 or 32 GB of storage space. You know the deal–tablets differentiate themselves mostly in aesthetics. We need a hardware upgrade, and a quad-core Tegra 3 processor will be very much welcome. Hopefully we can use the same keyboard with it.

What do you guys think? Would you go for a Tegra 3 Kal-El Transformer 2? Do you think it will actually be the first Tegra 3 device? We’ll have to wait and see. For now, let the speculation begin.

Via: Engadget

Source: Fudzilla

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  • triangle

    I love would a transformer 2 with a kal-el processor. Asus CEO also had mentioned previously that the next transformer would be thinner and lighter than the current version. I am looking forward to seeing what they are cooking up. I will wait to see what Sammy does as well since they currently have the best form factor for honeycomb tablets.

    • BiGMERF

      Also the most controversial. LOL

    • Gaara

      Thinner and light? probably means the Keyboard Dock won’t be compatiable


    “What do you guys think? Would you go for a Tegra 3 Kal-El Transformer 2? Do you think it will actually be the first Tegra 3 device? We’ll have to wait and see. For now, let the speculation begin.”

    Thing is when it does come out, something else be on the horizon. Maybe this question is better answered when we are closer to release. By then I am sure rumors will be circling about something else exiting. But knowing me, If I had the means I would

  • Nathan

    Lets wait and see if it’s true :)

  • Interpol91

    The Transformer 2 will definitely be on my radar. As the release date nears, rumors or announcements of other tablets with Tegra 3 could change my mind. Knowing this I probably won’t rush to buy it the first day. I’ll be waiting for a couple more Tegra 3 tablets to come out cause I don’t want to regret buying it if I fall in love with another one.

    • Edgar Cervantes

      Let’s also keep in mind that the Transformer 2 will probably cost less than the competition. For example, the current transformer costs 100 less than the Galaxy Tab 10.1. If ASUS keeps this tablet cheaper than the competition, as it has until now, I think the Transformer two will be very successful. Especially if it is thinner and lighter, along with sporting a Tegra 3 processor.

      • Interpol91

        That is a good point and I it will definitely be considered.

  • bossyman15

    I’m the fan of Superman so I hope this will have Kal-el cpu if so then this will be on my list.

  • redlik

    I don’t see any point of better hardware if the software doesn’t follow. I love my Transformer but apart from the typical email, browsing, rss , pdf reading there’s a very limited choice of tablet optimized apps.
    Which makes me hate the iPad even more :-o

    • Kim

      Ok Redlik you have me a little curious. I’m looking into the EEE Transformer for my mum (possibly the 2 if it’s around when we come to the decision), however, what do you mean about very limited choice of table optimized apps?
      Is it that you hate the iPad because it has quite a few apps out there for the picking and that the Transformer lacks in this department?
      If so, I don’t want to make the mistake of getting a Transformer if it doesn’t give me the same kind of options that an iPad would. (Although, the hardware of the Transformer beats the ipad anyway…)

      • Stevo

        There’s no doubt that the choice is limited for Apps when you compare Apple’s to…not Apple’s? This is a no brainer…however this area is constantly growing for Android and builtin’s are getting better and better.

  • ben dover

    I most likely will not buy it. I have the first transformer and plan to get more life out of it before I upgrade. then again, if I sell it for $300 I could upgrade for cheap… ;)

    • Slith

      Check out the prices the used ones are pulling in on eBay.

  • aj

    Yeah i would totally buy one. But ill wait till see what the reviews say. Also ive mixed things on the Asus transformer. Some say or think it will be the first quad core tablet but there also have been some spec leaks where it ends up just being another standard tablet(which would logically make sense that it has quad core since it wouldnt make sense to release a 2nd version or upgraded version with no real upgrades). So like it was mentioned in the article its a waiting game right now

  • cb2000a

    Considering how good the Transformer is and reasonably priced this one has my attention.

    • HeroOfTime

      Hear hear! I’m thinking this could be the tablet for me.

  • Tran Lang

    I definitely go with the Transformer 2 because of the Tegra 3 Kal-El quadcore processor. The Tegra 2 Transformer was already so successful. So, I think we will see the Tegra 3 Kal-El Transformer 2 will get much more improvement on hardware specs, beside the Kal-El quadcore processor, such as maybe much better touch screen, lighter and thinner, better battery, larger internal storage like maybe 64GB SSD hard disk, capabilities to connect to TV’s, or even how about a 3G card so that you can always connect to the Internet on the go, etc. Oh, I am so greedy for the next generation of Transformer. To me, the Tegra 3 Kal-El quad core processor can do much more than what I list here. It’s a monster. LOL…

  • SliestDragon

    I’ve waited on a tablet to get one when the quad-core’s come out. If I like the rest of the specs, and the design still looks nice, then I’ll definitely get it in a heart beat! :)

  • Vance

    Yes! Yes! and… Yes!
    Proud Transformer owner here stating, unequivocally, that I will be buying this sweet machine when it comes out. I’ve been thrilled with my first-ever ASUS device and will gladly hand it down to my wife when I purchase my second :)

  • keridel

    it may not be the first but i think it will be one of the best. i am writing this on my transformer and it easily the best thing i have ever owned (except my life size imperial stormtrooper)

    i cant wait to see what they can do with quad core goodness…

  • ddpacino

    Glad I’d tried my best to not buy the Tab 10.1 Guess I’ll have to wait til Black Friday to finally make a decision… hopefully get a 32GB Kal-El-powered one for $199!

  • Slith

    I would not be surprised if Asus is the first to market with the new Tegra chip They have a long relationship with Nvidia chipsets on their motherboards and video cards.

  • Marcus

    Well who knows. I honestly think it will be the first Kal-El device. I mean wasn’t the XOOM the first Tegra II device?

    • awlllwa

      I believe the viewsonic G tab was the first device to be readily available. Everything before that was a limited run or a special order. I have a notionInk Adam and i ordered it in december last year.

  • Paydrow

    This will be my first tablet.

  • Rayen

    Would be great. But what will this do to the battery life.
    And which apps will be making use of the processing
    power? It will be a nice gadget, but will it remain just that?

    • Jay

      @Rayen well from what I know not only would it be more powerful and smooth I think it increases battery life because if you have 4 cores working at once you wont be stressing just one or two cores. Think of it this way. Your fixing a roof and its just you your a single core. Your trying to fix it fast and with quality. Your putting all your power into it. Now if there’s a second person…there’s two cores now you can do it fast still with quality but your using alot less energy because you have help. Think of it the same way with a quad core. More help=less energy being used.

  • Sean the Electrofreak

    I’ve been a fan of ASUS for a while now, and Tegra 3 might be what I need to finally jump on the tablet bandwagon.

  • Jaredstilley

    I’ve had my eye on the transformer for a while, but now I think I might wait for this one.

  • Futureboy

    So far, Asus seems pretty good about pushing updates in a timely manner so that’s another factor that makes the Asus a solid choice.

  • tavskeez

    I knew that i’d be waiting to pull the trigger on a tablet ever since rumors of kal-el specs became available. Asus will most likely be my choice as I like the transformer form factor (id take a slider with kal-el too). And I’m far too impatient for stark or wayne iterations of tegra, so this will definitely be the year I jump into the tablet game.

  • Robert

    Damn it. I was about to buy the first transformer when I read this. Guess I’ll have to wait another month or two and get this one instead.

  • Salmanzk

    Same is the case for me I am also waiting for this Tablet to hit the market. Hope that wait is not longer than couple of months !!!