[CES 2011] It looks like ASUS will be releasing 4 new tablets over the course of the year – the Eee Slate, the Eee Pad Transformer, the Eee Pad Slider and the Eee Pad MeMO. After unveiling them today at CES, the Taiwanese company has revealed their prices and release dates to the public. The Eee Slate EP121, which runs on Windows 7, will pack a 12.1″ 1280 x 800 multi-touch IPS display, an Intel Core i5-470UM processor, Windows 7 Home Premium, a 64GB SSD, 4GB of system memory and will be available this month from $999-$1099.
The Eee Pad Transformer is an Android tablet with a keyboard attached. The keyboard acts as a dock and can be removed when unneeded. With an estimated battery life of 16 hours, you can expect to do some serious work with the device. It packs a 10.1″ 1280 x 800 IPS screen and runs on an NVIDIA Tegra 2 dual-core processor that is supposedly 2x of the iPad A4’s speed. When the tablet is not in use, it can even close up like a laptop. The Eee Pad Transformer will be available in April for $399-$699.
The Eee Pad MeMO is an Android tablet that runs on a dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, supports pressure-sensitive stylus input, has dual-cameras, and can support 1080p HD playback. It also comes with a 7″ IPS multi-touchscreen with a separate MeMIC media phone extender, and will be available in June from $499-$699. It seems like the perfect tablet to take notes with or do some quick painting when you’re on the go. The Eee Pad MeMO will be on sale in June for $499-699.
The Eee Pad Slider is similar to the Transformer, but it packs a smaller keyboard that can’t be detached from the tablet, and slides under it when not in use. It packs a 10.1″ multi-touch display, has dual-cameras, weighs less than 2 pounds and is less than 2/3 of an inch thick. It runs Android Honeycomb on a Tegra 2 processor as well. Talk about power and portability. The Ee Pad Slider will go on sale in May for $499-$799.
It looks like ASUS is set to overtake the tablet world for the first half of the year with their new devices. What do you think about them?
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