CES ’11: Asus Pads and Slates ahead of CES

By on January 5, 2011
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Unveils three Eee Pads and one Eee Slate.

Asus is high on tablets. No, really, they just unveiled a slew of tablet-PC ahead of CES 2011, offering plenty of well spec’d variety for users to choose from. The tech giant announced the Eee Pad MeMO, Eee Pad Transformer, Eee Pad Slider and Eee Slate EP121. Below are the specifications for each device (thanks BGR!) followed by the official release.

- Android 3.0 (Honeycomb) OS
- 7-inch capacitive touchscreen display
- 1024 x 600-pixel resolution
- Capacitive stylus included
- 1.2GHz dual-core Qualcomm 8260 Snapdragon processor
- 5-megapixel camera with LED flash
- 1.2-megapixel front-facing camera for video chat
- HD video playback
- Starting at $499, available in June

ASUS Eee Pad Transformer
- Android 3.0 (Honeycomb) OS
- 10.1-inch IPS touchscreen display
- 1280 x 800-pixel resolution
- NVIDIA Tegra 2 dual-core processor
-5-megapixel camera with LED flash
- 1.2-megapixel front-facing camera for video chat
- Unique docking station with integrated keyboard and 16-hour battery
- Priced between $399 and $699, available in April

ASUS Eee Pad Slider
- Android 3.0 (Honeycomb) OS
- 10.1-inch IPS touchscreen display
-1280 x 800-pixel resolution
- NVIDIA Tegra 2 dual-core processor
- 5-megapixel camera with LED flash
- 1.2-megapixel front-facing camera for video chat
- Sliding full QWERTY keyboard
- miniHDMI, miniUSB ports
- microSDHC support
- Priced between $499 and $799, available in May

ASUS Eee Slate EP121
- Windows 7 OS
- 12.1-inch IPS touchscreen display
- 1280 x 800-resolution
- Wacom digitizer pen
- Core i5-470M processor
- Up to 4GB of RAM
- 64GB SSD
- 1.2-megapixel front-facing camera for video chat
- Included Bluetooth keyboard
- HDMI port
- Starts at $999, available later in January

Press release:
ASUS Chairman Jonney Shih introduced the long-anticipated Eee Pad, Eee Slate, TUF Motherboards and the latest Republic of Gamers (ROG) lineup during the annual ASUS press conference at the 2011 Consumer Electronics Show (CES). With innovation and choice being the dominate theme this year, Shih reiterates the company’s strength in cutting edge design and superior engineering to bring consumers the devices of their dreams. Shih was also proud to announce that ASUS is the winner of eight CES Innovation Awards which echoes ASUS’ persistence to bring innovation to life.

“ASUS is a global technology leader in the new digital era. We focus on the mastery of technological innovation and design perfection. We hold ourselves to the highest standards when it comes to delivering consumers the very best products. Choice is a key ingredient for success, and we offer consumers the ability to customize their own digital futures with an exciting lineup of products that are unmatched in quality and depth of features”, said Jonney Shih, Chairman of ASUSTek.

ASUS Eee Pad and Eee Slate Tablet Devices

The newly unveiled family of ASUS tablets* arrives with a splash by offering four unique and innovative products. The Eee Pad MeMO has a 7-inch capacitive screen powered by the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ mobile processor and will ship with Android® 3.0 (Honeycomb) featuring HD playback capabilities, mobile gaming, an exciting Web experience and is accompanied by a stylus pen for taking handwritten notes.

The Eee Pad Transformer and Eee Pad Slider are equipped with 10.1” IPS touchscreens, NVIDIA® Tegra™ 2 mobile processor technology and will ship with Android® 3.0. The Transformer comes with a docking option that incorporates a QWERTY keyboard and serves as a battery extension station for up-to 16 hours of non-stop computing. The Slider is equipped with a sliding keyboard for those who desire higher mobility capabilities in a tablet product along with excellent battery life.

For consumers who value productivity, entertainment and desktop power on-the-go, ASUS offers the Eee Slate EP121 which boasts a 12.1” multi-touch screen with Intel® Core™ i5 processor technology running on Microsoft® Windows® 7 Home Premium operating system. The Eee Slate EP121 is the most powerful tablet ever introduced and allows the user to run a variety of desktop applications on its 64GB SSD drive while offering various data input options ranging from a Wacom Digitizer pen to an included Bluetooth wireless keyboard for ultimate user flexibility.

ASUS TUF and ROG Motherboards

With over twenty years of engineering expertise in producing the world’s bestselling and most award-winning motherboards, Shih was proud to introduce the latest ASUS TUF series which is designed to withstand rugged environments with the ASUS proprietary Thermal Armor and Thermal Radar cooling design plus an industry leading five-year warranty.

“As you know ASUS is a veteran in producing the world’s best motherboards. We continue to strive for technological breakthroughs on our motherboards that include a new class leading Digital VRM design. The new ROG Rampage III Black Edition motherboard is a gamers’ dream come true. The additional network lane port and built-in headset amplifier bring both speed and realism to games and media applications. The ROG Vulcan headset is just one example of our commitment to technological breakthroughs. The active noise cancellation technology and tuned frequency response brings the ultimate gaming experience to life,” said Jonney Shih Chairman of ASUS.


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