Asus showcased two awesome tablets at the CES this year, the Eee Pad Transformer and the Eee Pad Slider. We have already seen how awesome the Transformer is, and now, its time for the Slider to make its magic. If you are not sure, the difference between the two is that the Transformer has the form factor of a tablet from the book, while the Slider is more on the creative slide with a slide out full-QWERTY keyboard built into it.
After being showcased at the CES, the Slider was never much heard of. But now, Asus is back with some news about it, and the news is sure to make us happy. The company is bringing the tablet to the US by the end of the month. The 16 GB version of the tablet is priced at $475. If this is not enough storage for you, you can go for the 32 GB version, but the pricing and the release date of that is not yet announced. I’m sure its on its way.
The Slider may look very stylish, meaning its a show piece and is not on the productivity side. But that’s just not correct. The Slider is made up of the following things:
Dual-core Nvidia Tegra 2 processor
10.1-inch IPS touchscreen (1280 X 800) with Gorilla glass
A full-size USB
A microSD slot
Front and rear cameras (5-megapixel)
The Transformer is more thinner at 0.51 inch, but with the keyboard dock, its much heavier at 3 pounds.
When the Slider was showcased at the CES early this year, it was running Android 3.0, Honeycomb. And now, when its shipping out to its users, the tablet is based on Android 3.2, Honeycomb. Also, you can observe in the video here, the “water” wallpaper is more live than any other live wallpaper and acts as a battery meter. As the batter starts to drain, the water in the wallpaper will also drain. Talking about batteries, the Slider has a 25Wh Li-Polymer battery which gives a back up of up to 8 hours.
So what do you think? Are you going to buy one of these when they hit the stores later this month?