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ASUS To Launch Eee Pad Transformer This Friday

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This Friday, ASUS will launch what it is touting to be a revolutionary new ultra-portable computing device, the Eee Pad Transformer (EP101), at a high-profile launch event in Taipei. The EP101 is a slate-type 10.1-inch tablet that can attach to a bottom-half that includes a keyboard and trackpad, and transform into a netbook. Two of its biggest features include NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor that make it both fast and its UI visually intensive; and Google's Android Honeycomb operating system largely customized by ASUS, that is optimized for larger touch devices such as tablets.

Notable components include Tegra 2 processor, 1 GB LPDDR2 memory, 16/32/64 GB eMMC storage with unlimited cloud storage, IPS display with capacitive touch and resolution of 1280 x 800, 1.2 MP front and 5 MP rear cameras, Tegra 2 graphics that can play back 1080p video, and a load of connectivity feature including WiFi b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1 EDR, 3G (optional). Other human interface devices include g-sensor, compass, gyro, light sensor, and GPS. The Eee Pad Transformer is expected to be priced in Taiwan at 19,596 NTD (around US $663).



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Ooh, me like the concept. Not a fan of android though (or any phone OS :p), but the design is kickass.
 
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1280x800 IPS with touch

If this had been x86 with Windows I'd get one.
 

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1280x800 IPS with touch

If this had been x86 with Windows I'd get one.
Ipads use IPS as well afaik, it's nice to see more of them. :)

But yes, that's pretty much how I see it as well. I want a proper Linux system or Windows on my tablets. :(
 
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Don't worry guys... the eEE Slate will be out soon enough..

But, its nice to see that Asus is giving those droid lovers some love.
 
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Those mobile OSs are really lightweight, running them has advantages on a computer with a less powerful processor. The OS is what makes the ipad and all of it's brethren work well...and probably is the only fault of netbooks, is trying to run a desktop environment on an ultraportable device.
 
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cant wait for the eee slate
 

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Ipads use IPS as well afaik, it's nice to see more of them. :)

But yes, that's pretty much how I see it as well. I want a proper Linux system or Windows on my tablets. :(
mmm isn't android was based on linux ? and there are linux distro that can run on arm architecture ???
 
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That thing is gorgeous. Pricing doesn't seem too shabby either, though I have little to no experience with that platform.
 
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Wait wait wait, this is just a tablet with a propriety keyboard, fail!

Next time just have 2-3 full size USBs. and include a built in stand.