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Asus Announces Tablet Notepad, the Eee Tablet

Asus announced some tablets earlier on today. These 'Eee Pads' as they're called, are two Windows tablets in 10- and 12-inch flavors. However, confusingly enough, the company also announced an Eee Tablet today, which is actually a notepad and ereader type of affair.

The 8-inch device comes with a MicroSD card slot and 2MP camera as well as USB connectivity for all your electronic notes over to your PC. Battery life is an impressive 10 hours and with a 2450 dpi input sensitivity and 0.1 second page refreshes on a backlight-less TFT-LCD offering 64-levels of grey, it's definitely an interesting offering. The camera is a nifty little addition and is supposed to be used for taking pictures of lecture slides.

The funny thing is, Asus only briefly mentions reading ebooks and documents on the device, despite the fact that it's obviously an important function. An ereader that doubles as a digital notepad sounds like an easier sell than trying to convince people they need an electronic notepad that would be no quicker than a pen and paper. Still who are we to judge! Would you buy one of these? Let us know in the comments below.

[Update] Price rumored to be between $199 and $299. Should go on sale this September.

  • mel_gibson_
    It better run 10 hours if it only does monochrome.
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  • sliem
    You can't ask us if we would buy without displaying the price tag.

    eee pad, eee tablets. god.
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  • awood28211
    I would!
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  • mman74
    Egads! Is there no end to the triple e brand. What next the eeeWatch? The eeePhone? The eeeT-shirt? The eeeMovie?
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  • WheelsOfConfusion
    mman74Egads! Is there no end to the triple e brand. What next the eeeWatch? The eeePhone? The eeeT-shirt? The eeeMovie?Just wait until they release limited edition autographed boyband versions for fangirls: the SqueeePC!
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  • twbg4cq
    Price rumored to be between $199 and $299. Should go on sale this September.

    No I wouldn't buy it.
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  • littlec
    ^^^ Ditto
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  • rbarone69
    I would have to see it and feel it first. Is it as good as an ebook reader like http://www.que.com or http://www.skiff.com/skiff-reader.html that both offer "notepad" like features with tons of battery life?
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  • sublifer
    I'd think about it. At that dpi it would make for a nice and cheap alternative to the Wacom cintiq. Not as sensitive as a cintiq but at a third of the price of the cintiq12... Now, question is, can you use it as an input for my desktop that has adobe installed?
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  • falchard
    As a person who owns a tablet from 2004 that outranks this tablet in performance. I have to say, I think this will be a failure since the hardware will not be able to recognize handwriting fast enough.
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