We saw ASUS tease and then announce a Core i5 and Windows 7 packing tablet this week. They’ve now upped the ante even further by announcing three new Android tablets at CES. These are the Eee Pad Slider, Eee Pad Transformer and Eee Pad MeMo.
The Eee Pad Slider packs an nVidia Tegra 2 processor, a 10-inch (1280×800) IPS touchscreen and a slide-out QWERTY keyboard for those who feel uncomfortable without a keyboard, making it some sort of netbook/tablet hybrid. The Slider also has dual-cameras, with the front-facing and rear cameras at 1.2 megapixel and 5 megapixels respectively. Most importantly, the Slider is running the tablet-optimized latest version of Android, Honeycomb. The Slider’s price range will vary according to capacity, but it’s expected to cost people from around Rs. 22,500 ($499) to Rs. 36,000 ($799) when it releases in May this year.
The Eee Pad Transformer isn’t very different from the Slider, but it replaces the slide-out QWERTY keyboard with the ability to attach a keyboard dock. As with the Slider, the 10.1-inch (1280×800) Transformer runs on Honeycomb, is powered by a Tegra 2 processor and will release in April, priced from Rs. 18,000 ($399) to Rs. 31,000 ($699).
The Eee Pad MeMo is ASUS’ 7.1-inch (1024×600) tablet variant and will come with a stylus, even though it’s a capacitive touchscreen device. This will allow users to take notes and basically anything else that can be done with a stylus. The MeMo will also run on Honeycomb and will feature dual-cameras, a micro-HDMI port for display connectivity and will support 1080p FullHD video playback. The Eee Pad MeMo is expected to be out in June for prices ranging from Rs. 22,500 ($499) to Rs. 31,000 ($699).
Those are some pretty good tablets, eh? CES 2011 is only getting started though, so stay tuned for more.