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We have finally seen the most anticipated and most discussed Windows 8 RT tablet aka Windows 8 on ARM (WOA) device which is the first one ever to be seen in public. Manufactured by Asus, it carries a Nvidia Tegra 3 quad-core processor with 2GB or RAM, it has a screen resolution of 1366 x 768 and best of all, it is running the Windows 8 RT Consumer Preview version. It also has a detachable keyboard which makes it a tablet as well as notebook.

Microsoft announced the new version of Windows 8 known as Windows RT which was the first ever OS by Microsoft to support ARM based architecture. (You may see our comparison for differences between a Windows 8 on x86/64 and ARM processor). Designed specifically for best performance with low power consumption, Windows RT is one of the best ever technology we have ever seen since now. But, we haven’t seen any device running Windows RT until now, when ASUS revealed their first ever Windows RT tablet or you may call it a convertible. This tablet with detachable keyboard tablet has taken the detachable keyboard feature from its cousin, Asus’s transformer tablets running Android OS.

Named as Asus Tablet 600, this very first of its kind device has the following specifications:

  • Nvidia  Tegra 3 processor with quad cores
  • 2GB of RAM
  • 32 GB internal storage
  • 10.1 inches in screen size
  • Screen resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels
  • Multi-touch capacitive screen with IPS LCD
  • Ambient Light sensor
  • Gyroscope
  • Compass
  • Magnetometer
  • Accelerometer
  • WiFi 802.11b/g/n
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • NFC (Near Field Technology)
  • 8 MP back camera with LED flash and autofocus
  • 2 MP front facing camera

With all the awesome specs, this tablet can be considered a tablet market contender and it may enter the range of most popular tablets/convertibles.

Image and Specs via: The Verge

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  • DW

    Would like to get my hands on it and see what it does. We had purchased the iPad and promptly gave it to my mother. Next was the A500 and we still have it and very happy with it running IC. Not so happy with android in particular, it is what it is and should probably just stay on smart phones. I have downloaded and installed Win8 RTM on my older Dell D830 2.3 and only 1GB ram. (hold your ears) I ABSOLUTELY…….LOVE IT. And if you knew me you would be very, very surprised. I hope they have actually taken there time and have gotten the, at least the majority, of the bugs out. But this will be the first time I will be on board to upgrade right off the bat. After having to deal with Vista PC’s and almost just refusing to do so for so long I for one am very happy to see some real progress from Microsoft and I can’t wait for RT and right now I am watering at the mouth for the Surface just wanting it to work. IF it works as good as it looks……..I’ll…I’ll, well, sell the grandkids to get one…just kidding Ma. Really if it does it will at the least wake everybody up, specially over priced Apple, sorry Chris. I think Asus has a goodie on there hands, BUT they have got to get pricing down a just a little bit more before Amazon bites them in there behinds. Somebody has to find some middle ground between consumerism and Pro consumption and hardware. Amazon is getting closer everyday. Apple is just to flippin expensive and the store treats people like cattle, really do they know what a concierge actually is for real? How do you compete and will Microsoft step up to the plate and well offer a real concierge type setting for us and there partners, specially there partners? Anyway I do Love Win8 RTM and I am using IE10 right now instead of Google Chrome and I think I’m in Love again with IE.