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Asus’s Android and Windows 7 tablet offerings announced

Eee Slate EP121
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Asus have announced a number of tablet offerings ahead of tomorrow’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Jonney Shih, Chairman of Asus, appeared on stage to make the announcement of four new Asus tablet devices – the Eee Pad MeMo, Eee Slate EP121, Eee Pad Transformer, and Eee Pad Slider.

These announcements come after recent tablet device announcements from Vizio and Toshiba, with Asus generally appearing to target those seeking a nice balance between a tablet and a traditional laptop in one device.

Eee Pad MeMo

The first announcement is the 7-inch Eee Pad MeMo. The device is powered by Android Honeycomb, is capable of 1080p video playback, and includes a stylus pen for handwritten input.

Eee Pad Memo

Eee Slate EP121

The 12.1-inch Eee Slate EP121 is described as “the most powerful tablet” and is powered by Windows 7. It has a 64GB solid-state hard-drive, 4GB of RAM, WiFi, a 2 megapixel camera, and a 1280 x 800 pixel IPS screen so viewing from virtually any angle remains uncompromised.

Eee Slate EP121

Eee Pad Transformer

The 10.1-inch Android powered Eee Pad Transformer comes complete with a detachable keyboard. The device has a 1280 x 800 pixel IPS screen, an NVIDIA Tegra 2 dual-core CPU, and enjoys sixteen hours of battery life.

Eee Pad Transformer

Eee Pad Slider

Lastly, the 10.1-inch Eee Pad Slider is Android powered and comes with a sliding keyboard. Inside it has an NVIDIA Tegra 2 CPU, weighs 1.98 pounds and is .66 inches thick, and includes one rear and one front-facing camera.

Eee Pad Slider

The Eee Slate EP121 will go on sale from $1099 this month, the Eee Pad Transformer from $399 in April, the Eee Pad Slider from $499 in May, and the Eee Pad MeMo from $499 in June.

Images courtesy of CrunchGear.

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