Second generation Asus Eee Pad Transformer with Tegra 3 processor coming in October?


In a report that finds that Asus is now the largest tablet manufacturer outside of Apple (after having addressed production delays), Digitimes reveals that the company has a second generation Eee Pad Transformer tablet coming later this year, possibly as early as October. Details are slim but the second version will apparently be powered by an Nvidia Tegra 3 quad-core processor and Google Android Ice Cream Sandwich.

Asus looks set to have a busy rest of the year with other product launches. The Eee Pad Slider should hit the street in July with a price between US$680 and US$800. The Padfone (also powered by Ice Cream Sandwich and an NVIDIA Tegra 3) with a price range between US$549 and US$799 and the 7-inch Eee Pad MeMO 3D will follow in Q4. Asus also appears set to launch a 13-inch Google Chromebook powered by an Nvidia Tegra 3 by the end of the year.

All this means that Asus could become Nvidia’s largest customer in 2011 with up to 2.5 million Tegra 2 and 3 processors on order.

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