Is Asus cooking a larger version of its popular Transformer Book T100 convertible? Maybe so. A listing at French e-tailer PC21 outlines an unannounced Asus "T200TA" system with an 11.6" screen size—and a faster processor than the current, 10.1" T100.
The T200TA apparently features an Atom Z3775 processor, one of the new Bay Trail chips heralded by the rumor mill recently. The chip reportedly has a 2.4GHz Turbo speed, quite a ways up from the 1.86GHz of the T100's Atom Z3740. There's also 2GB of RAM, 32GB of eMMC flash storage, and Windows 8.1. The listing makes no mention of the screen resolution, battery capacity, or any other attributes.
PC21 charges €349.32 before tax for the system, which works out to around $485 in greenbacks. For reference, the Transformer T100 sells for $379 at Newegg. The pre-tax price at PC21 is about the same, so a straight-up currency conversion looks like a good indicator of potential U.S. pricing. I guess the T200 may simply carry a $100 premium over its smaller sibling.
If that premium gets us a larger keyboard in addition to the larger screen and faster CPU, I wouldn't mind paying it. Too bad about the 32GB storage capacity, though. A little extra breathing room might be nice. (Thanks to Liliputing for the link.)
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