ASUS Eee Pad Slider Tablet in UK Stores This Week!
If you’re looking for a tablet that will stand out from the rest of the screen-prodding masses then how about the ASUS Slider? You know that tablets are cool but everyone still loves a physical keyboard – the ASUS Slider hands you both!
Tablets are pretty handy things and squirting off a quick email or making some notes on them is all very well and good. But when you need more than a swift glance at a web page or twnaging birds into a pile of pigs then thoughts of a real ‘board become more prevalent. This could well be the ASUS Eee Pad Sliders main weapon.
The spec list was confirmed back on August 15th but there’s now an official release date which is only a few days away.
If you need a quick reminder then how does Android Honeycomb running on a dual core 1GHz Tegra 2 processoe linked to 1GB memory sound?
So, that keyboard then? Well, it might look a bit cramped but you’d soon become accustomed to the slide out keyboard and typing speeds will soon come close to resembling of those acheived on a full-sized keyboard.
Even if you don’t intend to use the keyboard just flipping it out gives you an inbuilt sturdy screen stand which will sit nicely on your desk or a train/plane table giving you a decent viewing angle.
You’re not going to be short of ports either with the Slider packing holes for microSD, microHDMI, headphones/mic and a full sized USB port. To me this is getting even better as with an-built keyboard and somewhere to connect a mouse the Eee Pad Slider is starting to look like a great travelling companion for those who have to combine business with pleasure. Once you get to the hotel or back home you can hook the Slider up to a TV via the microHDMI and get some full-screen Nvidia Tegra-based gaming action.
The Slider’s screen is and IPS panel which dishes out vibrant colours with great viewing angles. The 1280×800 WXGA screen performs well and is nice to use but all that eyepleasing tech and a keyboard does make it feel a tad hefty when compared to a regular tablet – but then if you want them to work as flexibly as the Slider then you’re going to need to pack at least a Bluetooth keyboard with your tablet. Don’t forget that those Bluetooth ‘boards will also be using up your batteries as well 😉
As with all ASUS tablets you get their lovely WebSync – this is 5GB of free space which shows as an extra hard drive but is actually stored up in the Cloud.
If you spend most of your time reading from your tablet and the odd spot of gaming and browsing then perhaps check out the sexiness of the latest ASUS Transformer — Transformer Prime — as that is a tablet which docks with a laptop style keyboard. If you do quite a bit of typing when you’re out and about and looking for a more portable and pokable option to a laptop then the Slider is worth a look.
The Asus Eee Pad Slider is available in 16GB or 32GB versions and will cost £430 or £480 respectively and will be appear in stores on October 24th.