Asus kicks off CeBit with the introduction of two new devices. The first is a 13.3-inch widescreen convertible Tablet PC, which conforms to the IP 54 standard for sand and water protection. The Tablet’s codenamed Rugged Military NB, so my guess is it will be targeted toward military or government use. This Tablet kind of resembles Asus’s R1F Tablet, but with a ruggedized chassis and housing.
The Asus 13.3-inch rugged Tablet codenamed Rugged Military NB.
Back view of the Rugged Military NB.
The second device Asus debuted was a UMPC that contains a keyboard, codenamed the Highly Integration UMPC. It resembles the R2H and it even contains some of the same features like GPS, but still looks to be an upgrade. It will feature a 7-inch (800 x 480) display with 1.3-megapixel camera and a power-saving VIA processor. The Highly Integration UMPC looks to be more like a mini-tablet and will have Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity.
The Asus Highly Integration UMPC front view.
The Highly Integration UMPC showing the swivel screen.
No word on how much these Tablets will cost or even when we might see them on the market, but at least we got a glimpse of what the future will bring. They might even come with different names, so keep your eyes peeled and we will keep you updated on what else we discover.