Many companies are waiting for the CES in Las Vegas in early 2011, and Good e-Reader will be there on the ground getting the latest news on Tablets and E-Readers! Some companies are just too excited to wait for the conference to unveil their new toys. They have revealed new pictures of the Asus EEE PAD and the Asus EEE Slate.
At IFA last year we got some pictures and details regarding the EEE PAD tablet.
Here is what we know so far about the Auss EEE PAD, its full model number is theEee Pad EP121 and has a quite large 12-inch touchscreen. What’s interesting is that the tablet will have the Intel Core 2 Duo processor at its core and will come pre-loaded with Microsoft’s Windows 7 Home Premium operating system. And yet, Asutek claims the battery will have enough juice to keep the show going for 10 hours before requiring a recharge. This when both Intel and the Windows 7 have been accused to be too power hungry.
Coming to the functionality, Asus claims the Tablet has been designed to pull off a variety of tasks like surfing the net, watching videos, computing or a host of other multimedia applications. The tablet also comes equipped with an integrated camera and is fully compliant with the Flash by Adobe Systems. So users will get to watch videos from YouTube along with a host of other video programs. What’s more, the tablet can also double up as an e-reader so that with the Asus tablet, you will never need to carry another e-reader with you. Also similar to other tablet devices, the Asus tablet will have an onscreen keyboard which can be used to type in data.
The other tablet device – the EP101TC that Asus brought forth packs a 10-inch touchscreen and runs the Windows Embedded Compact 7 software. It will be powered by a Nvidia Tegra processor with other information about the 10 inch tablet pointing to an ultra-slim device that’s just 12.2-millimeters thick and weighs 675 grams. Also as per company sources, price for the 10 in tablet has been pegged at about $399 to $449 though no price details have been disclosed for the 12 inch tablet.
Asus also plans on having their own App Store for the EEE Pad and the EEE Slate! It is unknown if the devices will have access to the Android Market, or if Asus will have its own proprietary applications.
Michael Kozlowski is the Editor in Chief of Good e-Reader. He has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the past ten years. His articles have been picked up by major and local news sources and websites such as the CBC, CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and the New York Times.