ASUS Tablet 810 slaps full Windows 8 on a Medfield tablet

Jun 4, 2012
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ASUS has a new Transformer for Windows 8 lovers, an 11.6-inch model for those who might find the Transformer Book a little large for true mobile use. The ASUS Tablet 810 runs Windows 8 - rather than the ARM-centric Windows RT - thanks to its Intel Medfield-series Atom processor, paired in this case with 2GB of memory.

The display - larger than the new RT-based Tablet 600, also announced today, which is 10.1-inches -  runs at 1366 x 768 resolution and uses a Super IPS+ panel. ASUS has also taken advantage of Windows 8's support for active digitizers, slapping Wacom technology inside so as to allow for both digital pen and 10-point multitouch finger control.

Storage is courtesy of a 64GB eMMC drive, helping keep bulk down, and there's NFC support, too. Dock the screen section into the keyboard, and you get a second battery, a QWERTY keyboard, trackpad, and more USB connectivity.

As with the rest of ASUS' Computex 2012 announcements, pricing and availability details are in short supply. Still, with Windows 8 not expected to reach the market until later in the second half of the year, we're guessing there'll be a few months yet to go.

[Image credit: Netbook News]


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