Asus Eee Pad Slider website goes live; final specs confirmed

Asus Eee Pad Slider website goes live; final specs confirmed
The Asus Eee Pad Slider has just received its very own official web page where pretty much all of the device's final hardware and software features are now outlined. Just like its brother, the Eee Pad Transformer, the Slider will be powered by a 1GHz Tegra 2 chipset and will have a gig of RAM at its disposal. It will also retain the same 10.1-inch IPS LCD display with 1280 by 800 resolution covered by a layer of Gorilla Glass to protect it from casual wear and tear. What makes the Slider a bit different, however, is its rather bulkier appearance since the built-in QWERTY keyboard brings its thickness to 0.68 inches and its weight to 2.12 pounds.

What the website also confirms is that the Asus Eee Pad Slider will come in both 16- and 32-gigabyte flavors and not solely as a single, 32-gig model as it was previously suggested. The 25Wh battery on the device should be capable of withstanding about 8 hours of use, and its USB 2.0 port will let you hook up various kinds of USB peripherals to the device. In terms of software, Android 3.1 Honeycomb will be in command with an update to 3.2 coming later on. Asus has also bundled its own pack of apps, including MyNet for streaming media from a desktop computer, MyCloud for cloud-based file storage and remote access to a computer, and MyLibrary, which is used for downloading and managing digital books, magazines and newspapers.

If everything unfolds as planned, the Asus Eee Pad Slider should be out in September and its 32-gig model will retail for roughly 499 euro, at least across Europe. How much it will cost in the US, however, is not clear just yet.

source: Asus via Electronista

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