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Asus Reveals 3 Tablets, 1 Slate @ CES 2011

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Asus is currently showcasing three new tablets and one new slate at CES 2011.

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 SliderEee Pad Slider

Eee Pad Slider

  • 10.1-inch IPS touchscreen
  • Slide-out QWERTY keyboard
  • Nvidia Tegra 2
  • Front-facing 1.2MP camera
  • Rear-facing 5MP camera
  • Android 3.0 OS (Honeycomb)
  • Optional 3G


Eee Pad Transformer

  • 10.1-inch capacitive touchscreen
  • Nvidia Tegra 2
  • Front-facing 1.2MP camera
  • Rear-facing 5MP camera
  • Android 3.0 OS (Honeycomb)
  • mini-HDMI port for external 1080p HD video playback
  • Optional docking station with a QWERTY keyboard
Eee Pad TransformerEee Pad Transformer
Eee Pad MeMOEee Pad MeMO

Eee Pad MeMO

  • 7.1-inch capacitive touchscreen
  • Android 3.0 OS (Honeycomb)
  • Micro-HDMI port for external 1080p HD video playback

Eee Slate EP121

  • 12.1-inch LED-backlit capacitive touchscreen
  • 1280 x 800 resolution & 178-degree viewing angle
  • Intel i5 dual-core CPU
  • Windows 7 Home Premium
  • 32 GB or 64 GB of SSD storage (expandable via SDXC)
  • Up to 4 GB of DDR3 RAM
  • 802.11n Wi-Fi
  • Bluetooth 3.0
  • 2MP camera
  • 2x USB 2.0 ports
  • Mini-HDMI port
Eee Slate EP121Eee 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.

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    joytech22 , January 9, 2011 8:28 PM
    I can't decide which one i want to buy when they're released, they all look cool.
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    ProDigit10 , January 9, 2011 9:15 PM
    prices range from $400 to 1000. No thanks.
    I initially was interested in the netbook market for what you got for under $200, and nowadays, Under $100 seem interesting devices and gadgets to test out.

    I feel less sympathy for devices that can not perform as well as a laptop, and cost much more!
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    mayankleoboy1 , January 10, 2011 1:26 AM
    build quality of asus is top-notch.
    just reduce the price, and you will be a killer.
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    feeddagoat , January 10, 2011 8:53 AM
    Its Asus's work with pen input devices that interests me in their products. I saw a review for an eee note which is kindle with a touch screen effectively and something like that for hand writing notes and writing over power points in uni is a dream tablet device. I heard that they are working on a capacitive version of the technology which to date has proved problematic for companies. This would be perfect for media on the go and note taking, especially if you where able to dock it.

    I keep thinking that tegra2 + steam would make a nice gaming platform. Especially with a docking station. Some of the atom devices and win 7 could possibly hand wow or Deus ex on the go. Not fantastic but beats angry birds anyday!
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    dilbert , January 10, 2011 10:27 AM


    Is the i5 on the slate a Sandy Bridge?
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    outlw6669 , January 10, 2011 10:41 AM
    dilbertIs the i5 on the slate a Sandy Bridge?

    No, all sandy bridge i5s are quad cores.
    This is a current generation dual core i5 :( 
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