Asus Debuted Tablet 600 Running on Windows RT
Asus is introducing the new Tablet 600 slate, one of its first tablets running on Windows RT. Windows RT is the version of Windows 8 OS optimized for devices running on an ARM processor.
This device is similar to their popular Asus Transformer line as it also has the capability to switch from tablet to notebook mode. This means that the device can function as a tablet, but can also be attached to a complete physical keyboard. The main difference between this tablet and the Asus Transformer line is that Asus opted to use more plastic instead of aluminum for the device’s body, allowing it to be sold at a lesser price. Its design has more straight edges, as well, when compared to the large number of curved angles found on the Transformer.
Under the hood, the Tablet 600 contains an NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core processor, 32 GB of storage capacity and 2 GB of RAM. Its Super IPS+ display, in the meantime, measures 10.1 inches and sports a resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels and a 600 nit brightness. It also has dual cameras, with the front-facing one having a 2 megapixel capability, while the rear-facing one can snap 8 megapixel images. This rear camera comes with several functions including autofocus and an LED flash. Wi-Fi, GPS, and Bluetooth provide the connectivity options on this hybrid device.
A micro SD card slot meanwhile provides expansion while a micro HDMI slot enables the device to be connected to an HDTV. NFC technology is also included in the package, as well as a range of sensors like the gyroscope, e-compass, and GPS.
This slate has been unveiled by Asus at Computex Taipei alongside another transforming tablet on Windows 8 called the Asus Tablet 810.
via The Verge