Monday, July 29, 2013

ASUS Working on a Crazy Thin 6-millimeter Tablet?

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ASUS has been rather dominant in the Android tablet game for a while. In fact, when you think of Android tablets the only real competitors I can think of are ASUS and Samsung. Sure Acer, Lenovo, Toshiba and Vizio are there, but not in the same capacity as Samsung and ASUS. ASUS has done well with their Transformer line, their Padfone and the Nexus 7. Now there’s a new rumor floating around that ASUS is working on another tablet. This one is said to be super thin at just 6-millimeters. Now just how thin is that? Well the new Nexus 7 released last week is 8.7mm thin. That makes this thing crazy thin.


The source of this rumor couldn’t confirm whether this was an Android or a Windows 8 tablet. But ASUS has seen more success with Android tablets. So I’m willing to bet it’ll be an Android-based tablet, hopefully running Android 4.3. It could also be the start of a new line of tablets from ASUS, as I think the Transformer line is on it’s last leg now. Especially with the Transformers running Windows 8 now as well.


Right now this is still a rumor, so we’re going to take it with a grain of salt. But a tablet that thin is probably going to heat up quickly and have a rather small battery. If ASUS puts in a Full HD display or even a 2560×1600 like the Nexus 10, that tablet is definitely going to get hot when it’s being used. To put the size in perspective, Sony’s Xperia Tablet Z is only 6.9-millimeters. Which would make it the thinnest tablet, at least that we know of.


I really like ASUS’ tablets, but lately the only good tablets they’ve had have been the Nexus 7. Especially at the price point that the Nexus 7 sells for, it’s a great deal. I’m going to assume that this 6-millimeter thin tablet is going to be a 10-incher, since the 10-inch tablets are normally higher-end tablets and the 7-inchers are normally mid-range with low-end prices. But who knows I could be wrong.


Would you buy a 6-millimeter thin tablet from ASUS? Let us know in the comments down below.


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