At the February investors conference in which Asus outlined its goals for 2011 they proclaimed that the company is firmly getting involved in the tablet PC arms-race. The company told the assembled audience that it seeks to ship up to 2 million tablets this year, accounting for 10% of the entire market.
Asus only launched its first tablet PC in January of this year. This was the the 12.1-inch Wintel-platform Eee Slate EP121, Asustek will further launch 10.1-inch Eee Pad Transformer EP101 equipped with Nvidia Tegra 2 and Android 3.0 (Honeycomb) in April. In may this year they are going to be launching the 10.1-inch Eee Pad Slider EP102 equipped with Nvidia Tegra 2 and Android 3.0. Lastly in June they are going to do a 7-inch 3G-enabled Eee Pad MeMo EP71 equipped with Qualcomm Snapdragon and Android 3.0 in June 2011.
That is a whole lot of tablets and considering the build quality of its first offering that only now people are starting to purchase, the future looks bright for Asus line of tablet computers.
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 CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and Verge.