Asus Eee Slate EP121, Pad Transformer, Pad Slider & Pad MeMO Unveiled at CES; Eee Slate EP121 Now Available for Pre-order at Amazon

January 5, 2011, By Leo Xavier

Asus has unveiled four new tablets, the Eee Slate EP121, the Eee Pad Transformer, the Eee Pad Slider and the Eee Pad MeMO, at its CES press conference. While three of the new tablets won’t be available until Google launches its Android Honeycomb, the Eee Slate EP121 will ship this month and the tablet is now available for pre-order at Amazon.

The Eee Slate EP121 comes equipped with a 12.1 inch multi-touch IPS display with a resolution of 1280 x 800, and has an Intel Core i5-470UM processor, Windows 7 Home Premium, a 64GB SSD and 4GB of memory.

The company has started taking pre-orders for the 32GB and 64GB versions of the tablet, and you can sign up at Amazon. But there is no final pricing yet, although Asus expects the tablet to sell for $999 to $1099.

The Eee Pad Transformer, which runs Android, comes with a keyboard attached. The device sports a 10.1 inch IPS screen with a resolution of 1280 x 800.

The tablet has an NVIDIA Tegra 2 dual-core processor and you will be able to do hours of work on it because it has an estimated battery life of 16 hours. The device will sell for $399-$699 and is expected to be available in April.

The Eee Pad MeMO comes with a dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor and runs Android. It packs a 7 inch IPS multi-touchscreen with a separate MeMIC media phone extender.

The new tablet will also support pressure-sensitive stylus input, comes with dual-cameras, and can support 1080p HD playback. It will have a price tag in the range of $499-$699, and will be on sale in June.

The Eee Pad Slider comes with a design similar to the Eee Pad Transformer, but it comes equipped with a smaller keyboard. The keyboard slides under it when not in use.

The device, which is less than 2/3 of an inch thick and weighs less than 2 pounds, boasts a 10.1 inch multi-touch display, and has dual-cameras. It runs the Android Honeycomb operating system and comes with a Tegra 2 processor. The device is expected to be available in May for $499-$799.

What do you think about the new tablets? Will they become strong rivals for the iPad?

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