Retailing for RM1,699 for the 16GB WiFi version (there’s currently only one version available in Malaysia), the Eee Pad Slider is powered with a 1GHz Nvidia Tegra 2 processor and 1GB of RAM. Screen-wise, the Eee Pad Slider is identical to the Eee Pad Transformer with a 10.1-inch WSVGA (1280×800) IPS. In terms of connectivity, the device comes with a mini USB port, 1x Audio Jack, micro SD card reader, a docking port and a mini HDMI out.
Reasonable for a Honeycomb tablet with a built-in QWERTY keyboard.
Asus has started selling the Eee Pad Slider in the US with a 16GB and 32GB versions to choose from. Priced at US$479 (about RM1,500) for the 16GB version and US$579 (RM1,817) for the 32GB version, the Eee Pad Slider features an updated NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor (Tegra 250 3D) with an uprated CPU and GPU (1.2GHz and 400MHz respectively versus 1Ghz and 300Mhz on the Eee Pad Transformer).
Other than that the Slider features the same sized 10.1-inch IPS LCD screen, microSD slot and miniHDMI port as the Eee Pad Transformer (sans keyboard dock) but adds a built-in full size USB port.
The US pricing of the Eee Pad Transformer is very close to its Malaysian retail price so expect to see the Eee Pad Slider follow the same convention. In this case we’re expecting the Slider to sell for around RM1,800 for the 16GB version when it gets here. Only thing is, we’re not sure when it will get here, if at all.
In any case, who’s interested in the Slider? Sound off in the comments section.
ASUS Malaysia has announced via Facebook that the Eee Pad Slider is coming to Malaysia. This is the 2nd Eee Pad series of honeycomb tablets to enter the country after the ASUS Eee Pad Transformer. No launch dates and pricing have been revealed so far.
Based on earlier specs, the Eee Pad Slider is powered with a 1GHz Nvidia Tegra 2 processor, 1GB of RAM and choices of 16GB or 32GB storage options. Screenwise, it has an identical 10.1″ WSVGA (1280×800) IPS. In terms of connectivity, it has a mini USB port, 1x Audio Jack, micro SD card reader, a docking port and a mini HDMI out.
We wonder which version ASUS Malaysia decides to bring in and for how much? In the earlier announcement, it was said to be priced between US$499 – US$799.
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ASUS introduces Eee Pad Transformer, Slider and Memo Android Tablets
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A part for from the price, the biggest appeal of the ASUS Eee Pad Transformer is the fold-able keyboard dock that effectively transforms the Transformer into a Honeycomb powered netbook. Currently there’s nothing like it in the market.
Come July this year, that will change. ASUS is on a device launch rampage and while the Eee Pad Slider concept was first unveiled in January this year, this is the first time a full working device is shown to the general public. And by the looks of it, the Eee Pad Transformer’s toughest competition will be its stablemate.
As the name suggests, the Eee Pad Slider is a tablet with a full slide-out keyboard. Specs wise, the 10.1 Eee Pad Slider packs identical hardware as the Eee Pad Transformer with Honeycomb 3.0, NVIDIA Tegra 2, 5MP rear camera and 1.2MP front camera.
So what will it be? Slide or dock?
ASUS had earlier revealed a number of new Android tablets at its press conference at CES. There’s 3 of them and each has its own unique form factor. As expected, all 3 will be running on the latest Android 3.0 Honeycomb which is meant for Tablet use.
First up is the ASUS EEE Pad MeMO shown above that comes with a 7.1″ capacitive screen and runs on 1.2GHz dual-core Qualcomm 8260 Snapdragon processor. It supports 1080p playback with micro-HDMI out port. Also included is a capacitive stylus and comes with both front and rear cameras. Price starts at $499 and availability is sometime in June this year.
Next is the ASUS Eee Pad Transformer which has a 10.1″ IPS display and runs on Nvidia’s dual-core Tegra 2. It comes with dual cameras – 5.0MP Back / 1.2MP Front, mini-HDMI out and a special keyboard dock which is removable. Price ranges between $399 and $699 with availability starting from April.
Last but not least is the ASUS Eee Pad Slider which also comes with a 10.1″ IPS display, Tegra 2 chip, dual cameras – 5.0MP Back / 1.2MP Front. The Slider comes with its own dedicated QWERTY keyboard which can slides back behind the screen when not in use. Price starts at $499 and expected to be available May onwards.
Watch the video and press release after the jump