Asus has announced its much-anticipated Eee Pad. One version of this tablet computer will run Microsoft Windows 7 and have a 12.1-inch display, while a second will have a 10-inch screen and run a stripped-down version of Windows.
Although CEO Jerry Shen formally took the wraps off these models today, not all the details were revealed. But he did say they won’t be on the market until early 2011.
The EP121 will have a 12.1-inch, capacitive touchscreen, and run Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium on an Intel Core 2 Duo ULV processor. Asus says this tablet computer will emphasize web browsing and video playback,
The exact size and weight have not been announced, but Asus describes it as “ultra-slim and light “.
It will have a web cam, USB port, and should offer 10 hours of battery life. Asus plans to offer a docking station with a built-in keyboard.
Shen did not reveal for price for the EP121 at today’s event.
Windows Embedded Version
The smaller version of the Eee PC, the EP101TC, will have a 10-inch display and run Windows Embedded Compact 7, the latest version of an operating system that was once called Windows CE.
This will also have a web camera, and have a slate design that’s about half an inch thick and 1.5 pounds.
Asus CEO said the EP101TC will sell for $400-$500.