Most of us would’ve been forgiven for thinking ASUS would’ve been resting on their laurels following the sell-out launch of the ASUS Eee Pad Transformer, or worrying about the severe supply line shortages they’re facing for the very same tablet. Most of us would also have been very wrong, because ASUS have some extremely big plans up their sleeve.
Quad-coring it up
According to a DigiTimes report, ASUS are busy prepping two future tablet launches. One of them is expected to be a Windows tablet powered by an Intel Atom processor, while the other one grabs the headlines and rightly so, because it’s expected to boast of NVIDIA’s next generation SoC, the Tegra 3 or ‘Kal-El’ as its codenamed.
Kal-El, first showcased at the Mobile World Congress, is NVIDIA’s follow-up to Tegra 3 and will be capable of performing as a quad-core processor. Touted to be five times faster than the Tegra 2, it’s expected to bring some serious horsepower to the mobility industry.
This isn’t the first time Kal-El has been in the news, as it was recently rumoured that Motorola might be working on Tegra 3 smartphones already. We might be closer to the quad-core mobility era than we think.