ASUS TABLETS DEBUT AT CES 2011

ASUS Slider photo courtesy of Engadget.com

ASUS just announced a slew of new tablets at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The most interesting one, the Eee Pad Slider, has a slide-out keyboard. It has a 10.1 inch screen and cameras on the front and rear for easy video chatting. It comes with the Android 3.0 operating system and an optional 3G cellular connection.

Another ASUS tablet, the “Transformer,” has a separate keyboard with docking station and a 16 hour battery life.

A smaller tablet, the 7.1 inch “MeMo,” is small enough to slip into a jacket pocket, yet still good for taking notes using the supplied stylus. Like the Transformer, it has a Micro HDMI port to connect it to an HD TV.

The ASUS “Eee Slate” is the only one of the four to include Windows 7, for users who need standard office software on their tablets. The Slate is available with 32GB or 64GB of solid state storage (which is expandable), and up to 4GB of DDR3 RAM. All models have 802.11n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, a 2-megapixel camera, plus two USB 2.0 ports , along with a mini-HDMI port for connecting to external displays.

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