Tuesday ASUS announced three tablets and one slate that will be showcased at CES 2011 this week: the ASUS Eee Pad Slider, the ASUS Eee Pad Transformer, the ASUS Eee Pad MeMO and the ASUS Eee Slate EP121. All four will be made available with three screen sizes and a choice of either Windows 7 Home Premium or Google's Android OS, depending on the model.
Here's a breakdown of what each device offers. Note that the ASUS Eee Slate specs help draw the line between what's considered a tablet and what's considered as a slate, the latter offering more desktop/laptop-like features than the other three "mobile" offerings.
|Eee Pad Slider|
Eee Pad Slider
Eee Pad Transformer
|Eee Pad Transformer|
|Eee Pad MeMO|
Eee Pad MeMO
Eee Slate EP121
|Eee Slate EP121|
"Choice is essential when selecting innovative and technologically advanced personal computer devices," ASUS said in a statement. "When it comes to tablets, there is a clear need for devices than can deliver a full multimedia experience with HD video, broad connectivity options and even gaming plus the broadest range of media compatibility with standards like Adobe Flash, all in a compact device. In short, there is demand for tablets that enable users to both consume and create content to help whether it is for learning, work or play. This is what the new ASUS Eee Pad and Eee Slate computer range showcased at CES 2011 delivers, choice through innovation."
ASUS said it will showcase the four new devices between 9:30 AM and 6:00 PM at The Venetian, San Polo Ballroom - 3501A from January 6-8. For more information on what ASUS is showing at CES 2011, check out the company's dedicated website here.