Tablet: Asus Eee Pad EP121 to come with a 12” screen, Windows 7
May 31st, 2010 - 10:20 am ET by C. D.
Manufacturers will take advantage of the Computex show to unveil their latest mobile products. Asus will release their Eee Pad tablets, with the EP121 model to come with Windows 7 and a 12" display.
While tablet PC’s haven’t yet provided the market with a vast range of choice, the Computex show in Taipei should ensure that numerous announcements are made by Taiwanese manufacturers. At the beginning of May, Asus mentioned their initial Eee Pad computers would be launched, with the first press releases made available.
While numerous tablets make up the Eee Pad range, the top of the line will be represented by the Asus Eee Pad EP121 tablet. Running Windows 7 Home Premium, it will come with a large 12" colour tactile screen, placing it in the category of multimedia tablets that can be used to access personal information (emails, social networks) read eBooks (even though this is a retro-lit display) or to fully appreciate multimedia content.
This device is aimed as a direct competitor to the Apple iPad, although it wont use an ARM processor but instead an Intel Core 2 Duo CULV (ultra low voltage), with the promise of providing 10 hours of battery life.
More details during the Computex show Its exact characteristics are not yet known, but we can only suppose that the tablet will come with one or more USB ports, WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity, while also being a fully compatible multitask machine (a function which won’t be available until September for the iPad).
Asus will also present the Eee Pad EP101 with a 10" display, which will come installed with Windows Embedded Compact 7, although its specifications are also unknown. We should find out more during the Computex show which will take place between the 1st and 5th of June 2010 in Taipei.