ASUS appears ready to grow its Transformer Book T100 family with a new model. And it’s not the ASUS Transformer Book T100TA which is expected to add a 500GB hard drive to the keyboard dock. Instead, it appears to be an Android version rather than a Windows one.
The new ASUS Transformer Book, identified as the Transformer Book T100TC surfaced on the Wi-Fi Alliance website, showing off its new Wi-Fi Interoperability Certificate. As usual, the certificate reveals little but it does confirm that the Transformer Book T100TA will come with dual-band (2.4GHz/5GHz) 802.11 a/b/g/n Wi-Fi along with WiFi-Direct and Miracast wireless display technology. Perhaps more interesting is the fact that it will be powered by Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean (or perhaps Android 4.4 KitKat by the time it launches).
It’s not clear why ASUS would launch this new Android tablet under the Transformer Book brand rather than the Transformer Pad name traditionally associated with its Android convertible tablets. It may be that the Transformer Book T100TC shares more in common with its Windows 8.1 Transformer Book T100TA sibling than recent Transformer Pad models. If so, we can expect an Intel Atom Z3740 processor, a 10.1-inch HD (1366×768) IPS display, 2GB of RAM, 32GB or 64GB of internal storage and a front-facing 1.2MP camera.
There is no word on availability and pricing but the Transformer Book T100TC will presumably sell for about the same as the CA$399 32GB ASUS Transformer Book T100TA assuming similar specifications.