This is the time of the year again when tech companies love to launch new devices. Launching of new devices is just in time as the holiday season is fast approaching. A lot of companies have already announced their new tech gadgets like Apple, Intel and Microsoft. Apple’s new iPhone has already been officially shown to the public last September 10, 2013. On the other hand, another company also announced their new tablet today.
Asus’ New Tablet to Run on a Windows Platform
Asustek already announced today that its new tablet will come with Windows 8.1 operating software. This tablet will be named Transformer Book T100. However, the releasing date of the said new tablet from Asus is still to be determined. Basically, this tablet can be attached to a supplied keyboard body and can be converted into a form of a laptop. According to the announcement, the new device will have a screen measuring 10.1 inches which will be very handy for watching movies and videos on the go. The tablet is expected to weigh for about 544 grams while it can weigh a little more than a kilogram when the keyboard is attached. Amazingly, this tablet can run up to 11 hours of operation with its battery.
New Bay Trail Chips to Be Used on T100
The newly-announced Asus Transformer Book T100 will have an Atom quad-core chip which is also dubbed as “Bay Trail.” These Bay Trail chips were also released almost simultaneously with the Asus T100. Dell and Toshiba are also expected to release their own new tablets run by Bay Trail chips. These tablets will run also on Windows 8.1 platform and expected to be shipped at the end of the month after the official release of Windows 8.1 OS from Microsoft Corporation. Another bonus that will come with Windows 8.1 tablets is the inclusion of Microsoft’s office-productivity application, Office Home and Student 2013. This Office suite is composed of Word, PowerPoint, Excel and OneNote.
Pretty Good Pricing for a Good Tablet
According to the official announcement from Asustek, Transformer Book T100 will be pegged at a price of 349 dollars for the 32-Gigabyte version. However, if users are not contented with the 32GB model, they can opt for a bigger memory that the 64GB version of this tablet can offer. The 64GB model of Asus Transformer Book T100 will be priced at 399 dollars as announced by the company.