CES Announcement – ASUS Tablets

ASUS is an electronics manufacturer. They are better known for being one of the first companies who started the Netbook frenzy a few years ago. They try and try and try until they get the right device. All this at low convenient prices for consumers. With all the tablets being rumored for CES this year, sooner or later they were going to announce their fair share of tablets.

This year they are introducing 4 tablets. You can see them in this video [HERE]. They are three Android tablets and one Windows 7. All four of them are in different form factors.

ASUS Eee Pad MeMOASUSMeMO

  • 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 TransformerASUSTransformer

  • 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 SliderASUSSlider

  • 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 EP121ASUSSlate1

  • 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
  • 32GB-64GB SSD
  • 1.2-megapixel front-facing camera for video chatASUSSlate2
  • Included Bluetooth keyboard
  • HDMI port
  • Starts at $999 (32GB) $1099 (64GB), available later in January, at least in Amazon.com [HERE] and [HERE] and at the Microsoft store [HERE].

The Slate is being advertised as “the most powerful tablet”, which is correct with its Intel i5 processor it is the fastest performing tablet so far. It certainly has laptop-level performance and was demoed displaying HD-1080 video while opening office documents. Its battery is supposed to last at least 3.5 hours (not so great for a tablet, but good for a laptop replacement).

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Editor in Chief/Founder Diego Samuilov is an executive, consultant, IT strategist and book, e-book and web published author. Diego has worked in Microsoft’s environments since 1990. Since then, he has successfully filled many positions related to the Software Development lifecycle. Having worked as a developer, analyst, technical lead, project lead, auditor and, since 1996 a project manager, manager, director and VP in the Software Development, Server, Desktop and Mobile environments. Diego is very passionate about the software development process, which has played a great part in his skills development. Since the introduction of the first ever PDA (the Apple Newton MessagePad) in 1994 and Windows CE in 1998 he has pioneered and pushed the envelope in the field of mobile software development. He has developed many solutions used in mobile markets, desktop and server environments. He participates in public and private developer community events. He actively collaborates with the community at support forums and blogs. Diego is the author of "Windows Phone for Everyone" available [HERE].