ASUS Eee Pad Announced with CULV processor & Windows 7; Release Date in Q1 2011

May 31, 2010, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

ASUS has unveiled two slate computers called Eee Pads at the Computex 2010 event being held in the Taiwanese capital of Taipei. Both devices are extremely slim yet have very high performance levels.

According to a press release issued by the company, one of the Eee Pads called the EP 121 has a 12-inch touchscreen and runs on the Home Premium version of the Windows 7 operating system. It has a CULV Intel Core 2 Duo processor embedded inside it which powers its functions. An integrated webcam is also present on the device that allows for video conferencing. Other tasks such as simultaneously processing documents in Ms Word and Excel and checking email can also be done on the slate device. Entering data into the device can be done either through the virtual keyboard present on the gadget or the dock and keyboard that will be available. The EP121 also has at least one USB port along with a battery stamina of 10 hours.

Another smaller EeePad that has been unveiled by ASUS is the EP101 TC that has a 10-inch touchscreen and has Windows Embedded Compact 7 as the operating software. This slate device also offers many cloud computing features and is more compact.

Pricing for the ASUS Eee Pads will be set between $399 to $499 and will become available for sale from the first quarter of 2011.

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