Asus CEO Jerry Shen released details about the much anticipated line of Asus EEE Pads including some key points on features and pricing.
The company intends to offer the device in a few different flavours, including the 10-inch ASUS Eee Pad EP101TC which dumped Windows 7 Embedded Compact for Android 3.0; expected in March 2011 priced under $399. However, mention was made that W7 EC will be featured on a new model sometime in January 2011 for between $399 and $499.
The company’s flagship tablet will be the ASUS Eee Pad EP121, a 12-inch computing beast featuring the Intel Core 2 Duo ULV and running Windows 7 Home Premium. It also includes a docking station allowing the device to better equipped for typing when necessary. The release is scheduled tentatively for December 2010 and is expected under $1000. You don’t need a degree in marketing to know that means $999.
Lastly, details also emerged about the EEE Tablet which is a grayscale LCD slate device intended for reading and note taking, a competitor to devices such as the Amazon Kindle. The tablet will debut in October around $300 and features yet another OS; a custom variation of Linux.