Computex 2010 started off with a bang as ASUS unveiled the two newest products in its Eee product line, the Eee Pad and Eee Tablet. Being two dissimilar devices with different markets in mind, let’s start off with the consumer-friendly Eee Pad which just so happens to come in two flavors. The first and no doubt most appealing will be the EP121. Featuring a 12″ touch screen display, webcam and USB port, the EP121 is powered by a CULV Intel Core 2 Duo processor, runs Windows 7 Home Premium, and said to have a battery that can withstand up to 10 hours of continual use. When it comes to market, EP121 owners will have the option of picking up what is billed as “innovative hybrid keyboard/docking station”. More portable than the EP121 is the EP101TC. Exactly what it brings to the table is unclear for now, but we do know it has a 10″ display, webcam, USB port and comes pre-loaded with Windows Embedded Compact 7. The two Eee Pads are said to range in price from around $399 to $499 and are tentatively due for release in Q1 2011. Moving on we have the Eee Tablet. It’s probably not as fancy of a device as you might have predicted, but it’s definitely a notetaker’s dream thanks to its stylus-dependant 2450 dpi resistive touchscreen display (which obviously makes no sense, but according to ASUS means the screen is really striking and “gives the user the feel of writing on paper”). The Tablet’s 2 megapixel camera is said to be useful for taking pictures of whiteboards and lecture notes, while the OS’s support for tagging allows for quick retrieval of information while super speedy 0.1 second page load times make navigation a dream. Wi-Fi, a USB port, support for microSD cards and a battery life rated at 10 hours round out the rest of the known specs. The Eee Tablet should be available come September in the neighborhood of $199 to $299. You know where to click for the press releases.
Stay Connected and Multitask with the Eee Pad
Engineering excellence meets stunning design in the ASUS Eee Pad, an ultra-slim and light yet high-performance slate device designed to provide users with a real time cloud computing experience. The Eee Pad will be available in two configurations.
The 12″ Eee Pad EP121 is a full-featured slate computer that serves as a multimedia player, e-reader, and compact computing device. Powered by a CULV Intel® Core™ 2 Duo processor and the Windows® 7 Home Premium operating system, it effortlessly handles multitasking tasks whether enabling users to check their email and calendars, have video conferences, or process Microsoft Word and Excel documents simultaneously. The ASUS Eee Pad EP121 offers two convenient modes of character input-an embedded virtual keyboard or an innovative hybrid keyboard/docking station design. All of this power is available in a personal computing device that delivers up to 10 hours of usage.
For users seeking additional mobility, ASUS is proud to present the 10” Eee Pad EP101TC that runs Windows Embedded Compact 7, which provides an engaging user experience and delivers instant connectivity to the Windows world. It also provides a familiar full-featured user experience across various connected devices and cloud computing services.
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ASUS Provides Tomorrow’s Technologies Today at Computex 2010
Innovative Eee Pad and Eee Tablet extend ASUS’ leadership in Cloud Computing
Fremont, California (May 31, 2010) – ASUS’ leadership in innovation and design will once again be the focus at Computex 2010 in Taipei, Taiwan. ASUS will proudly showcase a wide range of products across five major categories: cloud computing, gaming, enthusiast-level PC components, multimedia and green computing. As a technological leader in cloud computing, ASUS offers a broad lineup of cloud-connected devices featuring on-the-fly data and multimedia sharing capabilities that consumers crave in today’s market.
The Notepad Goes Digital with the Eee Tablet
Innovation meets cloud computing at Computex 2010 with the ASUS Eee Tablet. With a 2450 dpi touch resolution screen, the Eee Tablet is one of the world’s most accurate and sensitive digital note taking devices, and gives the user the feel of writing on paper. Users can select one of the built-in notepad templates and have the option to store, sort and tag, organize or browse through them. Real time text annotations can also be made on-the-fly. The Eee Tablet makes reading easy, with text file page turns taking just 0.1 seconds-nine times faster than the page turns of normal e-readers. Reading documents or books remains easy on the users’ eyes even after prolonged viewing periods.
The ASUS Eee Tablet features a built-in 2 megapixel camera that captures detailed images, letting the user grab screenshots of lecture slides and write notes on them instantly. It easily syncs up with a PC or notebook via USB or Micro SD to ensure that all notes, content, and calendars are constantly kept up-to-date. With up to 10-hours of battery life, the Eee Tablet has enough power for a variety of tasks. At the end of the day, users not only have an electronic notepad, but a media player and e-reader as well.