Google finally released the Android ice Cream Sandwich OS, so it was high time some next-generation tablets got hyped up, something that ASUS did through a nice little teaser video.
That ASUS will launch a new tablet at some point in November is something that hasn't been a mystery for quite a while now.
In fact, about a week ago, the rumor mill pretty much confirmed
it would be released on November 7, or thereabouts.
Meanwhile, that and other leaks helpfully provided mostly every bit of info needed on the hardware and software.
What people might not have had a chance to see is the actual design, like how thin the tablet it, how light, etc.
The new teaser video
that ASUS provided shows that the slate is indeed very thin, as well as made with quite a bit of metal instead of plastic.
The video doesn't give any spec details, but that isn't much of an issue since, as already said, the hardware parts were divulged previously.
The Tegra 3 Kal-El SoC (system-on-chip), a quad-core ARM solution, will lie at the heart of the gadget.
1GB of RAM (random access memory) will back it up, while the storage space will be of 32 GB (or other capacities if ASUS so desires).
The 10.1-inch tablet will sell for about $499 in the US, and probably 479 Euro in Europe, a sum which exchange rates say is the same as 360.94 Euro.
Alas, European prices seldom reflect this, which means that the product will be priced at $479 most likely (that is what the Apple iPad 2 sells for anyway).
The original Transformer sold more than well, so ASUS, naturally, hopes, and expects, the successor to do at least as impressively.
Since the holiday shopping season is almost upon us, chances are this might actually happen, though probably not to the point of the thing selling out within minutes.