ASUS sparked the netbook craze with its
PC family of products. While ASUS isn't the first one to market a
tablet device, it's hoping to bring something new to the tablet with
a couple of tablet offerings based on Microsoft operating systems.
The first product is called the Eee Pad
EP121 and it has a 12.1" display. The device features a CULV
Core 2 Duo processor and runs Windows 7 Home Premium. ASUS says that
the device can run for up to ten hours on a single charge. Text entry
can be accomplished using either the virtual on-screen keyboard or
via an external dock/keyboard hybrid apparatus.
The second tablet offering from ASUS is
the Eee Pad 101TC. Instead of using a mainstream offering like
Windows 7, the 10" Eee Pad 101TC uses Windows Embedded Compact
Not much else is known about the
features of the device other than the fact that both will feature a
webcam and a USB port for expandability. Engadget
reports that the MRSP for the device will range from $399 to
The devices aren't scheduled to be
available until Q1 2011, so we're sure that more info about the
devices will leak out between now and then.