Asus have today announced the UK launch of their highly anticipated new sliding tablet, the Asus Eee Pad Slider.
The Google Android powered tablet PC with a built in, slide out QWERTY keyboard will be available from PC World, and Currys in store and online from October 24th.
The main complain about current tablet computers is the lack of a full QWERTY keyboard which makes tablets far from ideal for working on. Asus saw this problem and released the Asus Eee Pad Transformer, which featured a dockable keyboard which also provided extra battery life and ports. Asus have now gone one step further with the Asus Eee Pad Slider tablet computer with built in sliding keyboard.
Featuring a built in keyboard makes the Asus Pad Slider more than just a device for surfing the Internet, watching videos and playing games, and opens up the device as a much more functional tablet.
The Asus Eee Pad Slider tablet has already won an award for its design at the International Design Excellent Awards 2011. The slim and functional Asus Slider is available in pearl white and metallic brown.
The specifications of the Slider are very similar to that of the Transformer, with a 10.1″ 1280×800 WXGA Display. The 16GB model has a SRP of £429.99, and £479.99 for the 32GB.
The Slider has the following model names: SL101-1B039A, SL101-1A028A, SL101-1B040A.