Asus Eee Pad Slider coming in a single 32GB flavor this September, 3G model to hit shelves in 2012?

Asus Eee Pad Slider coming in a single 32GB flavor this September, 3G model to hit shelves in 2012?
The Asus Eee Pad Slider has been officially confirmed for release in September in various European markets, and what's interesting is that the tablet will only ship in its 32GB Wi-Fi-only variety for a price set at nearly $718 (499 euro) off contract. But it's South Africa that will be the first to get the tablet, followed by release in markets in the Old Continent. There were no details yet about a release stateside, but it's very likely that the price will change once the tablet makes it across the pond. A 3G model is not expected earlier than the first quarter of 2012.

The specifications for the 10.1-inch tablet haven't changed from what we already know – a 1GHz dual-core Tegra 2 chip is under the hood, while Android 3.1 Honeycomb provides the software backbone. Most notable is the USB 2.0 Connector paired with USB Host function allowing you to connect compatible devices such as a mouse (which could turn your tablet into a miniature work station) or USB storage for your media. 

The Eee Pad Slider tilts out to reveal a full-QWERTY chiclet-style keyboard. You can also use it for video conferencing and taking pictures with its 5-megapixel rear-facing snapper and 1.2-megapixel front-facing camera. The slate will be sold in “pearl white” and “metallic brown” flavors. Check out one of the first video demonstrations of the Slider's capabilities below and feel free to share your thoughts about how the tablet fits in the market. 

source: Tablet Magazine (translated) via Engadget

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Eee Pad Slider
  • Display 10.1" 1280 x 800 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP / 1.3 MP front
  • Processor NVIDIA Tegra 2, Dual-core, 1200 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB

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3 Comments

1. nyamo

Posts: 274; Member since: Mar 19, 2011

i love the idea of this but for that price i would rather by a laptop with more functionality. good idea just poor price point for myself and i would assume many consumers

2. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

thats just a pricepoint equivilancy. That doesnt mean thats what it will be if/when it launches in the US. Speaking of which, I got money on the fact that it WONT launch stateside. It would be competing with Asus's own transformer for "keyboard tablet". Especially since the specs are the same. Personally if I were choosing between the two, I'd go for the transformer since the add on keyboard gives it a second battery and other connection options.

3. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

499 euro will turn into 499 dollars when it arrives to US

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