Asus Eee Pad Slider hits US shelves, prices starting from $479

Asus Eee Pad Slider hits US shelves, prices starting from $479
The Asus Eee Pad Slider announcement dates back to January and CES - as long in the making as the Motorola Droid Bionic, but it’s finally here - yours for $479 for the 16 gig model and $579 for the 32GB version. Specwise it’s no different than most other Honeycomb tablets - a 1.2GHz dual-core Nvidia processor, 1GB of RAM and 10.1-inch WXGA IPS screen, but it’s the form factor that truly makes it exciting. 

Just like the Asus Transformer, the Slider comes with a full QWERTY keyboard, but this time it’s under the screen which tilts and slides out neatly. Asus bundles the tablet with a free Polaris Office 3.0, boosting productivity further and that combination could definitely turn some eyes. In addition, the company offers a year of free cloud storage on its servers.

The Asus Eee Pad Slider comes in a brown and white version, but you should know that in terms of pure design and dimensions it’s far from being the slickest tablet out there. With 0.68 inches (1.72cm) of thickness and 2.12 pounds (961g) of weight it’s actually one of the heaviest Honeycomb tablets we’ve seen. Luckily, its 25W/h battery lasts up to 8 hours, almost on par with the iPad 2. Currently, you can only get it on Newegg, but it’s up for pre-order on Amazon, so it should arrive to the e-tailer pretty soon.

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