One thing is certain. The Android tablet crowd has beaten Apple to the punch with quad-core silicon--and the list is growing.
In the wake of the Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime becoming available for order at stores like Best Buy in the U.S., a few more details have leaked on upcoming quad-core tablets from Acer and Lenovo, according to an Asia-based Digitimes report.
The two tablet suppliers will launch quad-core products on Google's Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0) in the first quarter to compete against Asus, according to the Taipei-based publication.
The report seems to imply--based on Digitimes' sometimes dicey English--that the basic "concept" of the tablets will be the same as present dual-core tablets. Price, however, is stated a lot more clearly: between $459 and $599.
The Lenovo tablet is expected to feature a 1.6GHz Tegra 3 and 2GB of RAM--both specs unheard of in an Android tablet, according to a previous report at Engadget.
When Apple will join the quad-core club is not clear. Or even if Apple thinks it's necessary. We know about thebut not whether Apple will opt for a quad-core chip to push around all of those extra pixels.