ASUS Unveils New Tablets With Physical Keyboards At CES 2011 (VIDEO)
ASUS just unveiled some of the first eye-catching new products of CES 2011, kicking things off with a slew of new tablets.
The 4 new tablets come in a few different shapes and sizes, including 2 models with physical keyboards, and the MeMO, which is similar in size to Samsung's Galaxy tablet.
The Eee Pad Slider and Transformer are ASUS's head-turners, both featuring QWERTY keyboards and Tegra-2 processors. The Slider (pictured above) has a unique design with a fold-out keyboard. Both tablets feature HDMI ports, front and back facing cameras, and will run Google's Honeycomb Android OS.
The Transformer will cost between $400 and $700 and the Slider from $500 to $800, according to Engadget. Both should be released in April or May.
The Eee Slate EP121 tablet hasn't been a secret, according to Engadget, but attendees got to see it in person today. The stylus-equipped 12" tablet (the Slider and Transformer come in at 10.1"), has a Core i5-470M processor, 2 to 4GB of RAM, and a 64GB SSD, but most importantly runs Windows 7. It should run around $1,000 and be released early this year, according to Engadget.
The MeMO features only a 7" screen, but packs a dual-core 1.2GHz Qualcomm 8260 processor and dual camera. ASUS is heralding it as a cross between and iPad and a smartphone, as it will feature "MeMic," a communications tool. It will also run Google's yet-to-be-releases Android 3.0 (Honeycomb).
The MeMo will likely start at $499, and debut in June, according to Engadget.
ASUS's announcement is the first of what many predict will be a tablet-filled CES.
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