Asus is rolling fast. Yesterday Wavi Xtion with Prime Sense and today we have 4 new tablets all designed for different purposes. Asus Eee Pad Slider, Eee Pad Transformer, Eee Pad MeMO and Eee Slate EP121 will cover a wide range of tablet consumers. That's to say, Asus is keeping itself under the radar agains iPad's immortal fame.
This quadro tablets from Asus aim different trends according to the features. But performance seems to be top priority. Early Eee Pad Slider, Eee Pad Transformer, Eee Pad MeMO and Eee Slate EP121 review will not be available till they are released. Here's the details:
Most powerfull Windows tablet to date: Asus Eee Slate EP121
Eee Slate EP121 is a Windows 7 tablet with 12” display area, fully multi-touch enabled and backed with Intel Core i5 CPU. It's a business tablet as the Eee Slate EP121 price is around $1000 - $1100. Eee Slate EP121 release date is January 2011. Yes this masterpiece has already been cooked and ready to be served on the shelves starting this month. Performance is said to be outstanding, thanks to Intel Core i5 mobile CPU. This means HD video playback is also possible. Eee Slate EP121 operating system is Windows 7 Home Premium.
Android 3.0 powered tablets from Asus
Asus has 3 different Android tablets on the table as a fresh start. But unfortunately they are not ready to be sold yet.
Asus Eee Pad Slider price is around $400-$800 but release date is scheduled to be in June 2011. Having said that, this Android 2.0 tablet is runiing like its name: Slider. Keyboard of Eee Pad Slider slides and makes this device excatly same as a netbook. Yes keyboard may add a little bit extra thickness but using the keyboard would be awesome for typing wizards. Eee Pad Slider has a 10.1” IPS touch panel and powered by Nvidia Tegra 2 Dual Core cpu together with a GeForce GPU. Sounds really nice.
Asus Eee Pad Slider
As you may call it a cousin of Eee Pad Slider, Asus Eee Pad Transformer is also a 10.1” tablet with touch capability and it uses the same CPU as Eee Pad Slider. External keyboard attacing is possible. Eee Pad Transformer price is around $400-$700 and release date is again June 2011.
Asus Eee Pad Transformer
Asus has also introduced a mobile phone like tablet, called Eee Pad MeMO. Asus Eee Pad MeMO is a 7” tablet device but it will be positioned between a mobile phone and tablet. Just like Samsung Galaxy Tab does. Eee Pad MeMO price will be between $500-$700. Eee Pad MeMO release date should be again this June. Because this is the date Google plans to unveil Android 3.0 Honeycomb.
Asus Eee Pad MeMo
So, all in all, Asus is ready to fight back with Android 3.0 Honeycomb tablets but hey, hold on a minute. Will Honeycomb be announced as Android 3.0 or Android 2.4? That's not a gamble I can handle right now.