Asus names Eee Slider release date
Tablet-cum-netbook comes to Blighty
Asus' Eee PC Slider - described by the company as a tablet, but really a hybrid device - goes on sale in the UK next week.
First demo'd way back in March 2011 - we tried it out back then - the Slider is a 10.1in, 1280 x 800 screen on the back of which Asus has built a slide-forward base unit, complete with Qwerty keyboard.
Think of it as a netbook with a screen that closes over the keyboard facing outward rather rather than inward.
Netbook the Eee PC Slider may be, but it has no Atom chip at its heart. Instead there's a dual-core Nvidia Tegra 2 CPU running Android 3.1 Honeycomb.
Asus promised a 3.2 update at some point in the future.
The Slider comes with 1GB of Ram, 16-32GB of Flash storage, 2.4GHz 802.11n and Bluetooth 2.1. The unit has mini HDMI, USB and Micro SD portage. There's a 1.2Mp webcam and a 5Mp on the back.
Priced at £430 (16GB) and £480 (32GB), the Eee Pad Slider will go on sale in Dixons' PC World and Currys shops on 24 October. ®
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I love the concept and the design. The way forward?
Looks good, what kind of battery life can we expect?
...looking piece of kit. Like the dual fuctionality (laptop/tablet)
Would love to buy one but just can't afford the price.
May have to sell my soul, kidney, body, eldest child, wife* to be able to afford one.
* delete as applicable.
Beer because it's Friday.
So after decades of trying to protect the screen from damage,
... now it's the keyboard that's safely tucked away?
Why not have the sliding mechanism inverted, and have more like a clamshell? Ah, no, I see where I'm wrong.