TAIWANESE HARDWARE MAKER Asus has announced that its Eee Pad Slider tablet will be available in the UK this Autumn.
The Slider is one of Asus' Android Honeycomb tablets that we've all been waiting for, for a long time. The exact date is yet to be confirmed, which Asus said it will reveal, along with pricing, later this month.
Via its Facebook page Asus said, "[The] Eee Pad Slider will be coming to the UK this Autumn. We'll confirm dates and pricing later in July."
Already upon us from Asus is the Eee Pad Transformer, which we gave a 10 out of 10 score because we liked it so much. Initially, the Slider was meant to be launched in April but was then delayed until June, and the wait goes on.
We've been unable to speak with Asus to find out why the Slider isn't coming until later on in the year.
If it's as good as the Transformer, then the Slider will be worth the wait. It too offers a keyboard, but instead of having a detachable one it is built in to the body of the tablet.
As far as we can see, the specifications for the Slider are identical to those of the Transformer. It will have a 10.1in touchscreen with 1280x800 resolution and will be powered by the same Nvidia Tegra 2 dual-core processor.
Its storage options are still 16GB and 32GB, with unlimited Asus Webstorage for a year. Cameras are also the same with 5MP rear facing and 1.2MP front facing lenses.
The major differences are the size and the weight, due to the built in keyboard. The Slider weighs 960g and is 17.3mm thick whereas the Transformer weighs 680g and measures 12.98mm. µ
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