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Asus M80T family reaches the FCC -- can run Android, Windows or both

The Asus M80T tablet series has now hit the FCC, hinting at a family of devices that can run either Windows, Android or even both operating systems! Keep reading to learn more details.
December 3, 2013
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According to a new FCC filing, it looks like Asus is gearing up to release a tablet that can run Android, Windows or both. The idea is that the same tablet will be released in multiple different versions with the only difference being whether it comes with Android only, Windows only or a dual-boot configuration.

Unfortunately the details here are pretty scarce, but we can certainly make a few educated guesses.

First, odds are that this device would run a next-gen Intel Atom CPU and Windows 8.1, considering Windows RT is all but dead in the water at this point. That also means you’d have a device with ARM-like battery life but the power to run conventional Windows desktop programs.

Aside from speculation, we do know for a fact that the device will support 802.11n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0 and will come in 3 different flavors: M81T runs Android, M80T runs Windows and M82T runs both operating systems.

Each of these flavors also have a few different sub-model numbers that likely account for different storage configurations and the like.


Do people really want a dual-booting tablet? Honestly it depends on how Asus presents it. If it comes as a laptop hybrid with enough under the hood power to replace a conventional laptop and a typical Android tablet, it could certainly be a winner.

Of course until we know a bit more about the specs, we really have no clue what to expect from the Asus M80T tablet family. Whatever Asus is planning, let’s hope they are actually able to get it off the ground and running — unlike the canceled Samsung Ativ Q.

What do you think, if the specs and price were right, would you be interested in the dual-booting Asus M82T?