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ASUS Continues to Lead the Pad Trend with the Eee Pad Slider

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  1. btarunr

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    ASUS today launched the ASUS Eee Pad Slider, a tablet that builds on the great success of the Eee Pad Transformer. Prior to its launch, the Eee Pad Slider has already made its mark with its winning design at the International Design Excellence Awards 2011. The Eee Pad Slider, which comes in either pearl white or metallic brown, features a slide-out keyboard, the new Google Android 3.1 operating system (Android 3.2 upgradable), as well as a plethora of powerful multimedia features. In pad mode, users can experience rich visuals on the 178° wide viewing angle IPS display. Connectivity is a breeze too, with the built-in USB port, Micro SD card reader, and mini-HDMI port. In slide-out mode, users can take advantage of the keyboard to compose emails and blog posts faster than ever.

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    Superior multimedia experience
    Powered by the NVIDIA Tegra 2 dual core processor, the ASUS Eee Pad Slider is blazing fast whether browsing the web, watching HD movies, listening to music, or doing all of the above at once. HD video playback and surround sound system are supported, so users can easily view media from their Eee Pad Slider on their home entertainment system.

    The brilliant IPS display panel, with an ultra-wide 178° viewing angle and 16:10 golden ratio, not only provides an unrivaled experience, but is also protected by a layer of scratch-resistant Corning Gorilla Glass. With 10 finger multi-touch support, users can have the most natural and intuitive touch experience possible. On top of that, the front-facing 1.2MP camera and back-facing 5MP camera gives users video conferencing capabilities as well as the ability to take stunning pictures.

    Ultra-mobile productivity
    The slide-out keyboard that is built right into the ASUS Eee Pad Slider gives users a faster and more comfortable typing experience compared to an on-screen keyboard. Now users can be productive anytime and anywhere. The pre-installed Polaris Office 3.0 gives users a professional Mobile Office Solution, allowing them to view and edit office documents including documents, spreadsheets and presentation files.

    To help users seamlessly transfer data between devices, ASUS WebStorage provides one year of unlimited cloud storage so users can backup and share all of their favorite songs, movies, and photos. With the addition of the 16/32GB eMMC slot, USB port, Micro SD card reader, and mini-HDMI port, the Eee Pad Slider is truly a productivity and entertainment powerhouse.

    Trendsetting cloud experience
    With Google’s revolutionary Android 3.1 operating system (Android 3.2 upgradable*), designed and optimized for tablets, users will receive the full web experience on the Eee Pad Slider. Adobe Flash is enabled, which means rich and immersive content is right at users’ finger tips.

    ASUS also included several unique applications such as MyNet, MyCloud, and MyLibrary. MyNet easily streams digital media wirelessly to home network devices, so HD videos or music can be played on HDTVs or desktop PCs. MyLibrary consolidates downloaded books, magazines, and newspapers in one easy-to-browse profile, while MyCloud is a total cloud solution that provides access to digital content such as music, videos and photos. Users can even use MyCloud to remotely access and control their PC or Mac systems and access applications to extend the capabilities of the Eee Pad Slider.

    Finally, the Google Android Market offers hundreds of thousands of apps for users’ enjoyment, including popular ones such as Angry Birds, Facebook, and Twitter.
  2. FreedomEclipse

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    I should point out that the NVIDIA Tegra 2 CPU is a rebaged Dual-Core ARM Cortex A9 Processor.

    so no Nvidia havent started making their own processors yet.
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    It'll be interesting to see how well this thing sells. For me a tablet is about browsing the web and multimedia type thingies with something that is as small as possible. This adds a layer of bulk that I'm not sure people will be keen on. All it adds is the ability to type faster & more comfortably. Whether people will value that over the portability of normal tablets will be the question.

    This type of tablet has it's place, but time will tell just how big that market really is.
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    Probably has the T20 like the 50 other tablets, even ASUS's own Eee Pad Transformer.
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    That's not what it is, tegra 2 is the name of the chip-set that includes the dual arm a9 processors ( among other things)


    This is tegra 2 ( on a module)

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    Damn_Smooth and mdm-adph say thanks.
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    I like the profile of this "slider". I like how thin it is. I don't like how the keypad looks in the first 2 photos, but the third photo is different. If the keypad looks as cheesey as the first two photos I would call it a fail. If not, I can see this thing selling a reasonable amount of units.
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    I don't understand what's wrong with a hinge type design, it would have more keyboard as well :S
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    I don't see anything wrong with a hinge either, and I am sure that detail of this unit is just a gimmick.
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    Hinge-type design? You mean ... like a laptop? Which means the screen is always face-down when you don't want/need the keyboard?
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    Huge bezels. If you want a separate keyboard, why not just get a laptop? Or the Transformer even? That has a proper keyboard, and you can detach it and use the tablet on it's own.
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    You've got a point there. I mean, if they keyboard on this thing's as good as the keyboard on the Transformer, I'm sure it'll be great, but at what point in the development of these combo tablets are we just basically designing laptops again? :laugh:
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    I want one of this.:rockout:
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    I first saw that and started thinking Slot Pentium III

    I've got a Tegra 2 Atrix 4g, its pretty quick but the touchscreen could be better (esp since its supposed to be for games, hence the gpu) and Galaxy on Fire 2 looks awesome
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    Wow, good catch, looks like it doesn't have one!
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    I didn't see a weight listed in there, curious to know how much it weighs.
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    Why would you need a trackpad when you have a touchscreen?

    Same. Although I'm leaning heavily towards the Samsung 10.1 when it finally ships. I guess I rationalize that I already have a keyboard on my PC. If I need to do that much heavy typing I can do it on that. Although the extra battery life with the keyboard dock is pretty cool (although they've had some issues with that).
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    Less hand/finger movement when going between keyboard and pointing device.
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    do you really enjoy scrolling down with a touch screen?
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    I guess, although the more you move the healthier you will be. Says me as I sit at my work laptop for the past 5 hours.

    Flick of the finger?
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    That's not always the case with hand movements. Carpal tunnel can be a problem with things like that.
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    To a certain extent, Carpal Tunnel is caused mainly repetitive movements - even typing can cause it if that's what you're doing all day. Which is why I think a broader 'range' of movements would be better. But you're right.

    Maybe we should put our pointing devices on the other side of the room. That'd make us healthier! ;)

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