Asus planning pair of Windows 8 tablets for Q3 2012

A number of both Android and Windows tablets are already in the works from Asus for a target 2012 launch

According to SlashGearAsus has not one, but two Windows 8 tablets down the pipeline for a late 2012 release. The source comes from an investor’s conference earlier this week. The two tablets will reportedly “focus on innovation & product perfection” with stronger goals in grabbing market share. Additional information, such as specs and size, are unknown as it is still quite early.

Meanwhile, Asus CEO Jerry Shen said he is expecting his company to ship 1.8 million tablet PCs before the end of this year. The Eee Pad Transformer has proven to be very successful and the Transformer Prime should continue to hold that candle. Shen also revealed plans to update the Transformer to Ice Cream Sandwich in early December, Digitimes claims.

Two more tablets from Asus are coming in early 2012 as well. While details are scarce, we know that Asus will likely launch its Padfone tablet by that time.


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Allen Ngo, 2011-11- 1 (Update: 2012-05-26)
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After graduating with a B.S. in environmental hydrodynamics from the University of California, I studied reactor physics to become licensed by the U.S. NRC to operate nuclear reactors. There's a striking level of appreciation you gain for everyday consumer electronics after working with modern nuclear reactivity systems astonishingly powered by computers from the 80s. When I'm not managing day-to-day activities and US review articles on Notebookcheck, you can catch me following the eSports scene and the latest gaming news.