Asus has been busy working on updating their line of notebooks and UMPCs. Included in this update is the R2E, which has an updated spec sheet and HSDPA. Asus also recently announced the R3 MID, which is a new contender to the market.
The R2E will now be sporting Intel’s A110 processor, HSDPA with 802.11b/g Wi-Fi and bigger hard drive options, up to 80GB. The design still remains the same as its predecessor the R2, with it’s 7-inch screen. So there isn’t any appearance changes, just a few more options to help this tablet be more mobile.
I am sure many users will be happy to hear the processor is being bumped from the dreaded 900MHz Celeron to the McCaslin platform. This will hopefully increase performance and battery life, which many users complained about. Now maybe it will be a true ultra-mobile PC.
The R2E is reported to have price tag of around $1,586 when it is released in Europe sometime in October. I guess we will have to wait and see what happens when it makes its way to the U.S.