Asus first shook up the tablet world with their Eee Pad Transformer tablet, which with its docking keyboard unit transformed into a netbook. Now their latest revolutionary tablet, the Asus Eee Pad Slider is finally available in the U.S!
The Asus Slider is a hybrid tablet with a keyboard which slides out from under the tablet, converting it in to a kind of netbook / laptop form factor. This makes the Asus Eee Pad Slider a very productive tablet.
The Slider is currently being listed and is shipping out from Amazon for $699. But this is through a third party seller, and when Amazon has the slider direct we’re sure we will see prices drop to a starting price of $479.
NewEgg also have the Asus Slider listed on their site with the $479 starting price for the 16GB version, and $579 for the 32GB model.
The Asus Eee Pad Slider has very similar technical specifications to the Transformer tablet (and most tablets on the market) with a 10.1-inch IPS display with a 1280 x 800 pixel resolution. It runs Android Honeycomb 3.1, and is upgradeable to 3.2.
It’s powered by the Dual-Core A9 NVIDIA Tegra 2, 1.0GHz processor and has 1GB of RAM. Other features include a rear facing 5MP camera, and a front facing 1.2MP camera. The Asus Slider also has a USB 2.0 port, micro-SD slot, and 1080p video / audio output via Mini-HDMI port,