2011 has been predicted as the year of tablets and Asus has started the kickoff by launching their Eee Pads in CES 2011. The two tablets Slider and Transformer are Android 3.0 based tablets powered by Nvidia Tegra 2 processors and have a 10.1-inch IPS screen with a resolution of 1280×800.

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Eee Pad Slider


Eee Pad Transformer

Eee Pad Features/Tech Specs

  • OS : Google Android 3.0 (Honeycomb).
  • CPU/GPU : Nvidia’s Tegra 2 processor. (Full HD playback)
  • Screen size of 10.1″, IPS panel, HD resolution of 1280×800.
  • mini-HDMI, miniUSB, microSD card slot for expansion.
  • Dual cameras -a 1.2MP front facing camera and a 5MP rear camera with LED flash.
  • Memory : 512MB/1GB
  • Storage : 16GB/32GB eMMC flash
  • Connectivity : Bluetooth 2.1+EDR , WiFi 802.11 b/g/n , USB v2.0
  • Weight around 2.2pounds (tablet alone) and is about 0.5″ thick.

Major Difference

Eee Pad Slider

The Eee Pad Slider will come with a sliding chiclet keyboard, so if you are going to be typing a lot and don’t want to get the case/keyboard combo, ASUS has already taken care of that for you. The tablet pops open and rests on a hinge giving you a comfortable angle to type on.

Eee Pad Transformer

The Eee Pad Transformer on the other hand is for people who would like the keyboard as an option and don’t want to lug around that extra bulk. Since the keyboard doesn’t have to be carried around, it’s slightly bigger with a trackpad and also packs in a battery pack for extended battery life. Together the Transformer is said to last 16hrs on a single charge and the tablet by itself should last for 8hrs.

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ASUS Eee Pad Slider Unveiling


ASUS Eee Pad Transformer Unveiling

Pricing and Availability

Eee Pad Slider will hit the stores sometime in May. Price around $500-$800.
Eee Pad Transformer will launch in April. Price around $400-$700.

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