Tuesday, 31 May 2011

Asus Slate and Tablets

In my growing quest to replace my iPad with a similarly portable yet more computer-ish device - today I look at the ASUS Slate and the ASUS T101.

ASUS Slate
Here we are graced with a full tablet running Windows7 with the i5 grunt and some decent WACOM goodness - the Asus Eee Slate EP121. While it is a fair way short of a Cintiq, this does look as though it can be a portable graphics device and handle all the apps I would want to follow me around (the real apps I might add). I will have to learn to live in 64GB, using the SD perhaps and the ports and connectivity are super.
The weight is only a touch over the Macbook Air - though need to add a little for the keyboard (and the case). Battery is a liability perhaps with only a handful of hours - will need to manage that rather than just not worrying about it.

There how cool is that. The full review on MobileTechReview has more info again.

[Asus Eee Slate EP121 promo images via Asus site]


While we are here it is worth having a peek at these babies, though I am perhaps so keen on the Slate that these seem rather hohum: ASUS T101MT (Netvertible) and the Eee Pad Transformer TF101 (honeycomb gadget) - super honeycomb example (though I am hunting for a full OS experience these days) - still uber-nifty:

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