ASUS’ CEO confirmed the existence of the Asus Eee Pad Transformer 2 earlier this month calling it “impressive” but so far there’s no details on it. The only bit of info we’ve got are rumors from the manufacturing industry that pin it’s launch sometime in October. Today, Fudzilla has confirmed with multiple sources what most people have suspected – it’ll indeed have Kal El, the name for Nvidia’s next generation SoC after Tegra 2 which may possibly be called Tegra 3.In addition to having Kal-El, the 2 is confirmed by the same sources to be the first Kal El tablet on the block.
The quad-core Kal El (1.5GHz) has recently being touted as having much improved battery life over Tegra 2 in part due to better power management on the software side and having anti-aliasing support besides its obviously superior performance (5x more). There are at least five tablet / tablet hybrid design wins utilizing Kal El according to Nvidia. Kal El was expected to hit in August but that’s been delayed but it’s expected to hit well before Thanksgiving in the US, so perhaps late October, and just in line with this tablet’s launch.