Asus has announced the launch of Asus Eee Pad, a iPad like device that is claimed to be powered by Microsoft Windows 7 operating system and would feature Intel CULV processor.
The ASUS Eee Pad, is an ultra-slim and light yet high-performance slate device designed to provide users with a real time cloud computing experience.
The new Eee Pad is claimed to deliver 10 hours of battery backup and is developed by Taiwan’s Asustek Computer Inc, as announced by Asus during a press conference in Taipei yesterday.
The Asus Eee Pad is powered by Intel CULV Core 2 Duo Processor and runs Microsoft Windows 7. The device features a large capacitive touch-sensitive display with some custom keys for easier navigation.
Like Apple iPad, the Asus Eee Pad is a multi-purpose device which can be used as a multimedia player, eBook reader, Web-browser, and even function as full features netbook using a custom keyboard docking station.
The Asus Pad would come in two configurations: a model named EP101TC will come with a 10-inch touchscreen display and another model called EP121 will sport a larger 12-inch screen making it little bigger than a standard netbook today.
The Asus Eee Pad model EP121 is a full-featured slate computer that can be used as a multimedia player, eBook Reader, and Web Browser and even function as full featured compact computing device using a custom keyboard docking station.
The Asus Eee Pad model EP121 features 12-inch capacitive touch screen display and is powered by a CULV Intel Core 2 Duo processor and runs on Windows 7 Home Premium operating system allowing effortlessly handles multitasking tasks whether enabling users to check their email and calendars, besides allowing video conferences, or manage Microsoft Word and Excel documents simultaneously.
The ASUS Eee Pad Model EP121 also offers two convenient modes of data input. There is an embedded virtual keyboard like in Apple iPad in addition to an innovative hybrid keyboard-cum-docking station design transforming the 12-inch Eee Pad EP121 into a full featured personal computing device that delivers up to 10 hours of usage
The Asus Eee Pad model EP101TC sports smaller 10-inch touchscreen display and is also powered by a CULV Intel Core 2 Duo processor but runs Microsoft Embedded Compact 7 OS which provides an engaging user experience and delivers instant connectivity to the Windows world.
The Eee Pad is scheduled to hit the market in the first quarter of 2011. The two Eee Pads are claimed to priced in range of around $399 to $499.