|by Michael "SKYMTL" Hoenig | June 1, 2010|
iPad Killers? The Eee Pad & Eee Tablet
Stay Perpetually Connected with the Eee Pad
Designed for the tech-savvy, on-the-go individual, the ultra-slim ASUS Eee Pad acts as a supplementary Windows-based portable tablet PC that keeps the user perpetually connected to the information superhighway. Social networking sites, movies, video-conferencing—virtually everything is at the users’ fingertips.
The 12” Eee Pad EP121 is a full-featured slate computer that serves as a multimedia player, e-reader, compact PC and Internet device. Powered by a CULV Intel® Core™ 2 Duo processor and the Windows® 7 Home Premium operating system, it handles multitasking effortlessly, enabling users to check their email and calendars, have video conferences, and process Microsoft Word and Excel documents simultaneously. The Eee Pad EP121 offers two convenient modes of character input—an embedded virtual keyboard and a special docking station-cum-keyboard—and delivers more than 10 hours of smooth, continuous computing.
For added mobility, there’s the 10’’ Eee Pad EP101TC, which comes in at a mere 675g and a slim, pocket-friendly 12.2mm. Users can easily access their favorite applications by moving them to the main desktop. The Eee Pad EP101TC runs on Windows Embedded Compact 7—a complete toolkit with the latest Windows 7-based technologies and tools that create engaging user experiences and delivers connectivity to the Windows world. It provides a familiar full-featured experience across various connected devices and cloud computing services.
The Notepad Goes Digital with the Eee Tablet
ASUS has combined the humble notepad and e-reader to give us the groundbreaking Eee Tablet. Designed with students and mobile business professionals in mind; it features everything they need to get through the day.
With a 2450 dpi touch resolution screen, the Eee Tablet is one of the world’s most accurate and sensitive digital note taking device, and gives the user the feel of writing on paper.
Users can use one of the built-in notepad templates and have the option to store, sort, tag, organize and browse through them. Real time text annotations can also be made on-the-fly. The Eee Tablet makes reading easy, with text file page turns taking just 0.1 seconds—nine times faster than the page turns of normal e-readers. It remains easy on the users’ eyes even after prolonged periods of reading.
The Eee Tablet features a built-in 2 megapixel camera that captures detailed images, letting the user grab screenshots of lecture slides and write notes on them instantly.
It easily syncs up with a PC or notebook via USB or Micro SD to ensure that all notes, content, and calendars are constantly up-to-date.
With a 10-hour battery life, the Eee Tablet has enough juice for all tasks. At the end of the day, users not only have an electronic notepad, but a media player and e-reader as well.
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