Asus Eee Pad Slider hands-on
Looking straight at the Asus Eee Pad Slider, it’s rather difficult to differentiate it with the original Transformer, but when we take a look around its sides, we’re instantly presented with a thicker looking tablet. Well, the added thickness is warranted obviously because it manages to incorporate a physical keyboard that’s accessed by sliding it out. When it’s exposed, the tablet sits at a fixed angle, which makes it optimal to use when the tablet it placed on a tablet. However, we find it a bit challenging to use when it’s placed on our lap, mainly because of its angle. Despite that, the chicklet style keys are raised, spaced away from one another, and have a solid tactile feel when pressed – so yeah, it’s very easy on the fingers.
Aside from the keyboard it’s able to tuck away inconspicuously, its 10.1” WXGA (1200 x 800) LED backlit IPS display is pretty darn vivid looking with its wide-viewing angles and profound color production. On top of that, the Gorilla Glass on top of it looks to provide an additional layer of comfort to keep it looking mightily fresh and new. Very typical, it’s powered by none other than NVIDIA’s dual-core Tegra 2 processor that’s naturally more than equipped to handle all of the intricacies of Android 3.2 Honeycomb.
Despite the larger thickness, we have to admit that the Asus Eee Pad Slider is simply an all-in-one device of some sort because there’s barely any additional purchases needed to convert it into a laptop replacement. Factor in the $479 price tag it’s sporting with most retailers, it’s surely one attractive option that won’t be hitting you hard in the bank.
1. kshell1 (Posts: 1143; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)
typo "which makes it optimal to use when the tablet it placed on a tablet." should be "which makes it optimal to use when the tablet it placed on a table.
2. nnaatthhaannx2 (Posts: 820; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)
i was just about to comment on that too!
FIX IT PhoneArena!
5. Stuntman (Posts: 711; Member since: 01 Aug 2011)
I find that the angle of the tablet screen when the keyboard is out is at an odd angle. It's at roughly a 45-degree angle. I generally have the screen of my Eee Pad Transformer or laptop at abount an 85-degree angle to the keyboard when using it.
8. Joshing4fun (Posts: 1047; Member since: 13 Aug 2010)
But since the keyboard is so short compared to a laptop you will have it much closer to you so will be almost looking down on it so it works out.
6. DIYguy (Posts: 190; Member since: 27 Feb 2011)
It took his long to make a hands on?? :D it's already in many shops!
7. roscuthiii (Posts: 1785; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)
"Without question, this is pretty serious because we haven’t seen any other tablet going with this kind of form factor."
I thought Sony had a similar tablet demonstrated at CES, that even had a similar bronze colored keyboard.