ASUS shared some information about its upcoming Eee Pad devices. These tablets are expected to retail for $399 to $499, but unfortunately the launch isn't expected until Q1 2011.
Designed for the tech-savvy, on-the-go individual, the ultra-slim ASUS Eee Pad acts as a supplementary Windows-based portable tablet PC that keeps the user perpetually connected to the information superhighway. Social networking sites, movies, video-conferencing—virtually everything is at the users’ fingertips.
The 12” Eee Pad EP121 is a full-featured slate computer that serves as a multimedia player, e-reader, compact PC and Internet device. Powered by a CULV Intel® Core™ 2 Duo processor and the Windows® 7 Home Premium operating system, it handles multitasking effortlessly, enabling users to check their email and calendars, have video conferences, and process Microsoft Word and Excel documents simultaneously. The Eee Pad EP121 offers two convenient modes of character input—an embedded virtual keyboard and a special docking station-cum-keyboard—and delivers more than 10 hours of smooth, continuous computing.
For added mobility, there’s the 10’’ Eee Pad EP101TC, which comes in at a mere 675g and a slim, pocket-friendly 12.2mm. Users can easily access their favorite applications by moving them to the main desktop. The Eee Pad EP101TC runs on Windows Embedded Compact 7—a complete toolkit with the latest Windows 7-based technologies and tools that create engaging user experiences and delivers connectivity to the Windows world. It provides a familiar full-featured experience across various connected devices and cloud computing services.