Asus shows off next Transformer tablet with quad-core processor

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We’ve been waiting a long time to see an actual product with the quad-core Kal-El Tegra 3 processor and Asus just showed off the sequel to the Transformer at the AllThingsD conference in China.

There aren’t many details about the next generation Transformer – to be called the Transformer Prime – although Asus Chairman Johnny Shih said the device will rock a 10-inch screen and be about 8.3 millimeters thick but what we’re really interested in is that this should be the first retail device that uses the quad-core Kal-El Tegra 3 processor, which has three times the graphical performance of the Tegra 2. We’re expecting this processor to really open the door for console-level gaming on tablets and eventually, on phones too.

There’s no official word on a release date but Asus hinted that the device could be landing sooner, rather than later. As for the just-announced Ice Cream Sandwich, Asus hinted that it could land on tablets like this one before the end of the year, although there was no formal announcement.

Are you excited about a quad-core processor?

[Via AllthingsD]

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