An unannounced Asus tablet showed up at the FCC today. It’s called the Asus Transfomer Pad TF500T, which means it will probably look a lot like the other Asus Transformer Pad tablets.
The Transformer name means that Asus will offer the tablet as a standalone device, but you’ll also be able to pick up an optional keyboard docking station that lets you use the device like a laptop. But that’s about all we know about the TF500T model at this point.
The new tablet will feature 802.11b/g/n WiFi, HDMI output, and a mic and headphone jack, but the FCC documents don’t really spill any other details.
So we don’t know if this tablet will have a 1920 x 1200 pixel screen like the Transformer Pad Infinity, or a Tegra 3 quad-core processor like the last few Transformer Pad tablets. It’s not even clear if this device will run Android. It could be a code-name for one of the company’s upcoming Windows 8 or Windows RT tablets.
What we do know is that Asus Transformer Pad keyboard docks don’t just add a keyboard and touchpad. They also add USB ports and an extra battery, letting you double the battery life of the tablet.