The Asus Eee Pad Slider Is Here, Upgradeable To Android 3.2
Imagine the ASUS Eee Pad Transformer, only without you carrying around the funky dock accessory to go with it (not that we are complaining, the dock is awesome). Instead, the QWERTY goodness slides out from under the tablet this time around. The specs are more or less the same as the Transformer, and the Slider maintains the immaculate design we all love. Heck, we think it actually improved on it. It is also going to get an Android 3.2 update when it comes out this fall.
The tablet is powered by the dual core NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor, which we all know to be an amazingly fast chip. We are confident that this will be a smooth android experience, whether its HD video youre playing, or surfing the web. The IPS display with a 178 degree viewing angle is a big win too, and supports ten finger multi-touch support. Oh, and its protected by a layer of scratch resistant Gorilla Glass, for those people who’s devices are likely to be manhandled (Kids or a jealous neighbor? Or maybe you were expecting it to poop gold and it didn’t?). The cameras are pretty standard – a front facing 1.2 Mega pixel one and a 5 Mega pixel one at the back.
Of course the QWERTY keyboard is built right into the Slider and slides out whenever you need something more productive than an onscreen keyboard. It also sports a microSD card reader, a USB port and a mini-HDMI port. As far as the UI is concerned ASUS has decided to stick with the stock Honeycomb UI. So if you’re looking for an Android powered tablet this fall for entertainment or some work on the go, this is one you should definitely take a look at.[via ASUS]