I thought the Asus Eee Pad Slider was pretty cute when I first heard of it. Last Friday, they officially launched the Slider to the public -- Asus' sly little tablet with a keyboard built in -- and I'm more impressed than ever. I mean, just look at it. It's adorable!
It's no slouch on the specs front either.
Operating System: 10.1" Android Honeycomb
CPU: Nvidia Tegra2 1.0Ghz
Storage: 16GB EMMC Memory
Wireless Data Network: Wi-Fi b/g/n, GPS, BT2.1
Camera: 1.2MP front camera, 5.0MP Rear Camera
Sensor: G Sensor; Ambient Light, E-compass sensor, Gyroscope
Battery: 8.5 hours
It runs Honeycomb. And it's upgradeable to Android 3.2. So far so good. It also has Nvidia's Tegra 2 CPU. Nvidia has been talking smack about Intel's processors, so we'll see if Nvidia's processors can really keep up with Intel (and their CEO's trash talking) or even surpass them. That Tegra 2 is a dual core processor by the way.
Of course, the big deal here is the all-in-one design. According to Asus' research, majority of tablet buyers wish their tablet had a keyboard. I'll admit I'm one of those people because I bought a Bluetooth keyboard soon after I bought a tablet. The Slider solves this keyboard problem by tucking a keyboard into the back. It's really clever. A refreshing design.
|One of the guests/journalists testing out the Slider. That's Gorilla Glass she's poking.|
Finally, the price is (I hope I got this right) P26,990. Tempting!
More pictures of the Asus event at M Cafe!
|The event was also the launch of Asus' N Series of laptops, which have -- get this -- Bang & Olufsen audio. So the event was a musical one. More on those laptops some other day...|
|Friday evenings and weekends we're yaya-less, so we brought the baby to the event. He loved it! Thanks for everyone's patience.|
|The Asus Eee Pad Slider is unveiled|