ASUS Eee Pad Slider Silently Slides into the Market

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The ASUS Eee Pad Slider is finally available. 

ASUS Eee Pad Slider After an announcement back in January at CES and following a string of delays, the ASUS Eee Pad Slider has hit the market. The 16GB model retails for $479, while the 32GB version sells for $579. 

The Eee Pad Slider, as stated in its name, is a sliding tablet that features a full, physical QWERTY keyboard which glides out from underneath the slate. The Android 3.2 Honeycomb-based device packs a NVIDIA Tegra 2 dual-core 1.2GHz processor and 1GB of RAM. The Slider sports a 10.1-inch WXGA screen, a 5MP rear-facing camera and a 1.2MP front-facing shooter, in addition to a battery that ASUS claims will last up to 8 hours. The company is also pre-installing Polaris Office 3.0 and offering a free year of unlimited web storage on its custom cloud service. 

The device can be found on Newegg and Amazon Canada, which are currently shipping the slate. As for ASUS, the manufacturer is awaiting the upcoming October release of its Eee Pad Transformer 2 (if the rumors are true, at least), which will be the first Android tablet to feature NVIDIA’s latest quad-core chipset.

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