Monday, January 17, 2011

Asus Eee Slate

Tablet computers are popping up everywhere now, and Asus has joined in with their Eee Slate. The Eee Slate is essentially a high powered netbook in tablet form. As always lets first take a look at the specs which are actually very impressive for a tablet device.

- 12.1" capacitive multi-touch LED-backlit HD IPS display (1280x800)
- Windows 7 Home Premium (64 bit)
- Intel Core i5-470UM processor (1.33GHZ with Turbo Boost up to 1.86GHZ)
- 64GB/32GB solid state drive
- 4GB/2GB system memory
- High-speed wireless N and Bluetooth v3.0
- Mini HDMI, 4-in-1 card reader, USB 2.0 port and 2.0MP webcam
- Web surfing with Flash support

This large tablet is only a mobile processor away from being a full fledged notebook computer (it also appears to have a wireless keyboard option and stylus). Specs aside, what I find impressive about this device is that it appears to be running a full version of windows home premium. The tablets out now are all running some version of mobile OS, and for a tablet computer I would have expected a modified version of Windows phone 7. This is very appealing to the consumer who wants to still be able to do everything they can with their laptop, but still have the convenience of a tablet. However you should also take into consideration that this is a 12.1" screen, so size-wise, it is still about the same size as larger netbooks offered now. The screen however is not the only large thing about this tablet, it also comes with a large pricetag. You can pre-order the Eee Slate now for up to $1100 for the 64GB model, which is on par with a good laptop on the market. The specs look good, Windows 7 is definitely appealing, but the price is a bit high, which is to me takes it out of the running. As always, thanks for reading, and check out my youtube channel @ berkvens852

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