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Asus Eee Pad, Slate EP121 coming to CES 2011

My plan to travel to Las Vegas to attend CES 2011 did not materialize so here we are giving you updates on what’s happening there thru the usual channels (PR and private contacts). Asus already went ahead and gave us the details fo their Eee Pad and Eee Slate EP121 which they’ll showcase at the CES Exhibit Hall.


The Asus Eee Slate EP121 looks like the same tablet/slate Asus showed during Computex back in June 2010 but this time they have the complete details.

The Eee Slate EP121 has a 12.1″ multi-touch Gorilla glass display screen (1366×768 pixel resolution) with an Intel Core i5 processor running Windows 7. It comes with a 64GB SSD for storage, 4GB of RAM, WiFi and Bluetooth.

On the other hand, the Eee Pad Transformer and Eee Pad Slider comes with a 10.1″ IPS capacitive touchscreen powered by an NVidia Tegra 2 processor and Android 3.0 Honeycomb.

The EeePad Transformer comes with a docking station and includes a full qwerty keyboard that also serves as battery extension to give a total of 16 hours battery life.

The EeePad Slider comes with a built sliding keyboard for better mobility. No word on the pricing and local availability but I’m pretty sure these units will land in the Philippines before the second half of the year.

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Abe is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of YugaTech with over 20 years of experience in the technology industry. He is one of the pioneers of blogging in the country and considered by many as the Father of Tech Blogging in the Philippines. He is also a technology consultant, a tech columnist with several national publications, resource speaker and mentor/advisor to several start-up companies.

32 Responses

  1. Avatar for ayan ayan says:

    Hay….at last!
    I’ve got my Asus EP slate last Dec 2. :)
    Between iPad2 and EP Slate, I’ve preferred this one.

  2. Avatar for cheenook cheenook says:

    to Mr/mrs RM where did you buy the ep121? and where can i buy this if its in the philippines?

  3. Avatar for Gian Carlo Gian Carlo says:

    ASUS TRANSFORMER WILL BE RELEASED IN JUNE HERE IN THE PHILIPPINES @ p21,999
    LOOK HERE:
    http://www.facebook.com/ASUSph/posts/335799234956?ref=notif&notif_t=feed_comment

    • Avatar for RM RM says:

      The price you posted is not in Php that was in Taiwan dollar N.T.$21,999 which include the keyboard. I already have this unit since last month. it will be equavalent to more or less Php31k

  4. Avatar for rain78 rain78 says:

    does anybody know when this will be officially available here in the phils? baka pwede cmk cellphone magbenta na.

  5. Avatar for Ayan Ayan says:

    Is this available now here in the Phils.? How much?

  6. Avatar for SoZesty SoZesty says:

    @Paul – Wouldn’t spend the money you get the MS 6000 Keyboard from MS for free with it and the EP121 comes in a very nice leather case/stand that does exactly what the logitech thingy does.

  7. Avatar for SoZesty SoZesty says:

    Are you sure about the display resolution? I preordered my EP121 already and Amazon states 1280X800 what is a little disappointing, but I’ll take the 1366×768 you have there…

  8. Avatar for Edwin C Edwin C says:

    Aw, meganun?

  9. Avatar for Ethan Ethan says:

    Hot damn i5 in a tablet? Wonder how that will affect the battery life.

  10. Avatar for allan allan says:

    sweet… this is just sweet. can i say it again? sweeeeet…

  11. Avatar for NemOry NemOry says:

    @ChrisC WOW! goodluck po. Balang araw aatend din ako mga ganyan.hehe

  12. Avatar for ChrisC ChrisC says:

    I’ll be attending the event. I’ll be driving to Vegas tomorrow. I’ll try to update you guys. :D

  13. Avatar for gg gg says:

    kung core i5 ba naman ang processor, I would never consider the android counter part. save for the window’s 7 not-so-touch-friendly UI, it’s almost a complete powerful notebook, less the keyboard. pero meron namang attachable..

    I guess I’ll rather have android sa smartphone, but for tablets, I dont want to have a limited selection of apps.

    I hope they can put a powerful GPU to the slate. then I’m gonna sell my current lappy and save big time for this! DROOLLL!

  14. Avatar for wakocoke wakocoke says:

    ung w7 tablet, built-in wacom digitizer! graphic artist’s wet dreams LOL

  15. Avatar for NemOry NemOry says:

    @sir Abe, Ask lang po if you know sir NOAH?@PhoneDog?because he’s a tech reviewer too..hehe

  16. Avatar for Paul Paul says:

    Best thing about slate PCs? Equip them on one of these and they’ll function *exactly* like a desktop would.

    http://www.amazon.com/Logitech-Notebook-MK605-Keyboard-Laptop/dp/B002R5AB9G

    Asus did a fantastic decision in placing the Core i5 into the EEE Slate EP121, now you can have tablet computing with desktop performance in one package.

    It’s still very expensive though. When that comes locally it’ll be around 50-55k after taxes. It’ll probably appeal the most to fine arts folks who could use the tablet functionality of the slate to its fullest.

  17. Avatar for Edward Edward says:

    @Yuga

    Can you find out when will ASUS and other companies release their Zacate “notbooks” here. HP seems to be the first one to release them on the 9th

  18. Avatar for NemOry NemOry says:

    @Bryan, okay maybe it’s not really sharp pointed ‘the pen’ hehe.
    Super bilib ako sa 2nd pad sa taas kasi pwd xa keyboard built in at maybe digital at multi user OS pa d pa ako nakakita or nkahawak ng ganun.

  19. Avatar for Bryan Bryan says:

    @Nemo0ry: That’s the capacitive/digitizer pen that comes with the unit, it’s located at one of the corner just like most of the old pocketpc that comes with a stylus.

  20. Avatar for NineSwordz NineSwordz says:

    The “Transformer” and “Slider” pictures looks kinda.. weird? But the specs.. *drool*

  21. Avatar for NemOry NemOry says:

    but what does the pen in the 1st picture @Bryan.. . .hehe

  22. Avatar for Bryan Bryan says:

    @Nemory: you can’t use pens on capacitive screens, it’ll never work no matter how much pressure you put in. there are special capacitive pens for that if you need to take down notes old school style.
    On resistive screen, well it’s stated above that it’s Gorilla Glass. It’s scratch resistant (emphasize on resistant). Just get a screen protector from CDR-King if you’re afraid of scratches.

    @ricardo: allow me to do the same *drool*

  23. Avatar for ricardo isip ricardo isip says:

    Intel Core i5 in a tablet……saglit lang, punas lang ako ng laway….

  24. Avatar for Marc Marc says:

    DAMN IT ASUS! My laptop will be for sale again this december…

  25. Avatar for NemOry NemOry says:

    @sir Abe, grabe nag tatravel ka pla kahit sa ibang bansa to update us grabe . .
    By the way, this slate may be scratched by it’s pen? Because other tablets dont allow pointed objects to navigate the screen.

    • Avatar for Edwin C Edwin C says:

      For your information you can only use stylus on resistive touch screens and not on capacitive touch screens. Resistive touch screens also are not capable of multi-tasking because it cannot detect the position of multiple fingers. For capacitive touch screens use only your fingers.

  26. Avatar for wannabee wannabee says:

    Thanks to Apple iPad, ang dami nang lumalabas na potential worthy competitors

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