Asus Announces Several Android Tablets

ASUS has introduced several new tablets at CES 2011. The company seems to be following along with how the Eee PC’s were shipped out, ie… loads of different varieties.

What ASUS is doing here is creating all these different variants so that it can test and see what sticks.

The first tablet mentioned is the Eee Pad Slider. This particular device has a slide out QWERTY ketboard. It has a 10.1 inch display. When it launches it will run Android 3.0 aka Honeycomb.

Inside you’ll find an NVIDIA Tegra 2 chip. Size wise, the tablet measures about half an inch in thickness which is quite impressive considering the keyboard that is thrown in there. Other features of the Eee Pad Slider include a couple of cameras, microSD card reader, mini USB port and a mini HDMI port.

The next tablet on show was the Eee Pad Transformer. This is similar to the Eee Pad Slider in that it has a QWERTY keyboard.

The main difference is that the keybord on this model is detachable allowing you to use just a standalone table if needed. Inside is also an NVIDIA Tegra 2 chip. Two cameras are found in this model. It has 32GB of SSD storage as well as 1GB of memory.

Finally, the last tablet on show was the Eee Pad MeMo. This device has a 7 inch screen putting it right in between a smartphone and tablet. It runs a Snapdragon processor and has a couple of cameras (1.2MP on the front and 5MP on the back).

The device comes with a stylus that is compatible with the Eee Pad MeMo’s capacitive touch screen.

Overall, three unique devices each that might appeal to different users. It’ll be interesting to see which of the three sells the best and in particular, if people want the smaller screen or larger devices with sliding and detachable keyboards.

Price wise, the Eee Pad Transformer will cost $399 0 $699 when it launches in April. The Eee Pad Slider will launch a month after in May with a price tag of $499 – $799 and the Eee Pad MeMo will launch in June with prices between $499 and $699.

The Eee Slate was also demoed which will be launching this month with a price tag of$999 to $1099. We assume the price ranges for each of the four models is relating to what memory capacity you get.

Via: Gizmodo

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