Two possible Asus Windows 8 tablets get FCC approval

Asus has been one of the biggest hardware supporters for Windows 8 and the company was the first OEM partner to confirm it would release a product based on the Windows 8 ARM variant, Windows RT. Now two devices that will likely run Windows 8 and/or Windows RT have passed through the approval process of the US Federal Communications Commission.

One of them is the TF600T, which is most likely the Tablet 600 Windows RT device that Asus showed off in June during the Computex trade show. The image included with the FCC filing has a tiny Windows 8 logo, which confirms this is being made for Microsoft's next OS.

The other is referred to in the FCC filing as the TF810C. This is likely the 11.6 inch Tablet 810, which again Asus announced during the Computex event.

While Asus has yet to reveal its release plans for Windows 8, the fact that the company is already submitting two Windows 8/RT tablets to the FCC three months before the Windows 8 October 26th launch date is a clear sign that the company is prepping for a sizable Windows 8 launch.

Via: Engadget
Source: FCC | Image via Asus

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The Tablet 600 is ARM while the Tablet 800 is an ATOM tablet. What's left for ASUS is to show the Transformer Book (specifically, the damn price).

Calm before the storm iPad is gonna die and android will get destroyed, look through the windows guys there's a nuclear bomb with your names on it ready to explode into yo faces

psionicinversion said,
Calm before the storm iPad is gonna die and android will get destroyed, look through the windows guys there's a nuclear bomb with your names on it ready to explode into yo faces

LOL
There is room for every tablet. Many say MS will be epic fail, but only time will tell.

psionicinversion said,
Calm before the storm iPad is gonna die and android will get destroyed, look through the windows guys there's a nuclear bomb with your names on it ready to explode into yo faces

You must have never met an Apple fan. There's no way the iPad will die, I don't care if this tablet takes care of a pitched tent and makes you breakfast afterwards.

psionicinversion said,
Calm before the storm iPad is gonna die and android will get destroyed, look through the windows guys there's a nuclear bomb with your names on it ready to explode into yo faces

You do realize MS will be lucky to capture more than a few percentage points for it's first few years of it's new tablet strategy

thealexweb said,

You do realize MS will be lucky to capture more than a few percentage points for it's first few years of it's new tablet strategy

If the price is right, it will take off.

thealexweb said,

You do realize MS will be lucky to capture more than a few percentage points for it's first few years of it's new tablet strategy


I don't think it will be years but if they play their cards right they can capture a good portion of the tablet market in the first year or so. Good hardware quality from the OEMs as well as a healthy app store will help a lot. As for the iPad, I doubt it will go anywhere in the next couple of years - you have to keep in mind that it will be hard for Apple users to leave their ecosystem considering the amount of money they invested in their music, books, apps, etc.

rfirth said,

If the price is right, it will take off.

We might think Windows 8 and RT may be good but to the ordinary costumer, it isn't an iPad so won't be considered at all by most.

thealexweb said,

We might think Windows 8 and RT may be good but to the ordinary costumer, it isn't an iPad so won't be considered at all by most.

To the ordinary "costumer" they know how to use Windows, they have Windows on their desktop computer, they will be able to run their desktop software on their (x86 based) Windows tablet, and for Win RT tablets, the price will most likely be lower than an iPad because of competition between the different manufacturers, and there will be more capability (USB, standards based connection to TVs through HDMI, etc.) because of that competition.

Being able to take a Windows tablet on the road, then bring it home where your Bluetooth mouse and keyboard light up when it is in range, connecting a printer (any printer, unlike the limited set that Apple offers through the iPad), taking a memory card from their camera and putting it directly into the computer rather than carrying around an adapter, along with using a full size monitor, will appeal to many. It does to me. I will still have the i7 with 2TB of HDD space and 16GB of memory for the big development projects, but having an ultra portable that turns into a desktop is something that I find very useful.