Asus joins the tablet PC market with a blast right at the right moment. On January 4, 2011 at the Consumer Electronic Show(CES), Las Vegas, Asus unveiled four new tablet computers together with a view to make it useful for a wide range of users. The four tablets are known as Eee Pad Slider, Eee Pad Transformer, Eee Pad MeMO and Eee Slate EP121. All of these will come to the consumer with many options to choose from. There will be three sizes of each of the model and they will be available with both Windows 7 Home Premium and Android operating system. Essentially there are not based on revolutionary technology, but they are perfect in what they should deliver. Now let’s begin the party, shall we ?
ASUS Eee Pad Slider
This is for the users who are both modern and old fashioned at the same time. If you want a tablet but you miss the comfort of laptops the Eee Pad Slider from Asus should be an ideal solution for you. This device is equipped with a 10.1” IPS capacitive touch-screen as a modern tablet should be and also a slide out QWERTY keyboard for a better typing experience. The latest popular mobile dual core processor from NVIDIA, Tegra 2 processor is used to run this perfectionist’s tablet and the NVIDIA GeForce Graphics chip is used to deliver the ultimate graphics ever seen on a tablet.
There are two cameras on this tablet. The primary front facing camera has 1.2 megapixel and can be used for video chatting activities and the other one has 5 megapixel and is situated at the back. The upcoming version of Android 3.0 Honeycomb will run this device and it will have 3G connectivity too.
ASUS Eee Pad Transformer
Those who think the sliding keyboard for such a big device is not a good idea there is another solution for them from Asus called Eee Pad Transformer. This is another new tablet that features Android 3.0 and NVIDIA Tegra 2 chipset and supports Adobe Flash and HD video conferencing. If you still need to use the physical keyboard you will be able to ‘transform’ the tablet into a fully functional notebook with an optional docking station which comes with a QWERTY keyboard. The front facing camera has 1.2 megapixesls and the rear camera has 5 megapixels. It also comes with a mini HDMI port which will let you show the full functionality of your graphics chip by playing 1080p videos on the big screen.
ASUS Eee Pad MeMO
This gadged from ASUS is for the ultimate portability and is similar to tablet PCs that compete in the current market. This comparatively smaller device features all the good things from the previous two bigger devices and has the addition of easy portability. It has a 7.1” capacitive touch screen and it is run by the future version of Android, Android 3.0 Honeycomb. This device also has the capability of playing 1080p videos through its Micro HDMI output to a bigger HD device.
ASUS Eee Slate EP121
Eee Slate EP121 from ASUS targets a different sector of consumers, mainly the corporates and professionals as it comes with a standard office suite and high multitasking capability provided by Intel Core i5 dual core processor. It has a 12.1” LED-backlit display with capacitive input. The display boasts a stunning 1280×800 resolution and it also features a wide 178⁰ viewing angle. A keyboard can be added to the device via Bluetooth and a stylus is provided for perfect capacitive input. This tablet runs with Windows 7 Home Premium which is used in some more tablets from other competitors and that makes it compatible to a good number of applications. There will be two models of Eee Slate available varying on the storage capacity which are 32GB and 64GB which is also expandable via SDXC card. The system memory will also be available up to 4GB of DDR3 RAM.
ASUS had designed these products to target all kind of people who want to use tablet PCs according to their choices. This is the thing the rest of the competitors should think about and ASUS has done the right thing by being the first one to jump on the wagon of this future trend.