ASUS Eee Pad Transformer 2 Could Release with Quad Core Kal-El

by Mies Larsen on August 18, 2011

ASUS Eee Pad Transformer is already a favorite of Android fans – users and developers – as the best Honeycomb tab yet for the price and the additional keyboard dock. Though this is reason enough to be excited about ASUS Eee Pad Transformer 2, Fudzilla brings news that has us jumping on our seats. According to their multiple sources, Eee Pad Transformer 2 will debut in time for the holiday season with NVIDIA’s quad core Kal-El processor inside … and wait for it … even possibly Ice Cream Sandwich Android OS.

Would that be one heck of a Christmas gift or what?

We were expecting something great from ASUS after Chairman Jonney Shih claimed that the next gen Transformer tab would be “impressive.” So, yeah, we are impressed. NVIDIA’s Kal-El is also expected to launch in fall, tying up the timelines nicely.  It was earlier expected to launch in August but we’re still waiting, with the month half gone.
The quad core chip will arrive in 40nm architecture that delivers high performance with less heat output and lower battery consumption. Even a Tegra 2 with 40nm fabrication would deliver more power than existing cores. NVIDIA CEO Jen Hsun Huang, in NVIDIA’s conference call some time back, said that the SoC would indeed consume less power than the current dual-core processor being shipped, the NVIDIA Tegra 2, and that this is the “case across the board in just about any work scenario.”
The power and performance of four cores was demonstrated in a demo video of the GlowBall game by NVIDIA. The intricacy of the details, responsiveness to the slightest movement, fluidity, and realism of the experience was impressive enough just to look at, in a hands-on it would be awesome.

Whether Kal-El will be Tegra 3 or Tegra 4, we’re super excited. And that the first device to come with four pumping cores will be our favorite ASUS Eee Pad Transformer (2), that’s even better. Now, ASUS should stick to release estimates and have the device out when expected. Meanwhile, we’ll chew on NVIDIA news once Kal-El debuts.
[via android community]

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