ASUS Lifts the Curtain on its Eee Pad Tablet

Pulkit Chandna

Rumors of an ASUS tablet first surfaced during December last year and the Taiwan-based company wasted little time in confirming them. But the internal organs of the Eee Pad still remained a subject of speculation. Today, ASUS put all that speculation to rest when it unveiled the Eee Pad at Computex 2010.

Two variants of the Eee Pad  have been announced: the 12-inch Eee Pad EP121 and the 10-inch Eee Pad EP101TC . Powered by Wintel, the EP121 boasts the Intel Core 2 Duo CULV processor and  runs Windows 7 Home Premium. It is claimed to have a 10-hour battery life.

“The ASUS Eee Pad EP121 offers two convenient modes of character input-an embedded virtual keyboard or an innovative hybrid keyboard/docking station design. All of this power is available in a personal computing device that delivers up to 10 hours of usage,” the company announced in a press release.

As for the 10-inch EP101TC, ASUS has opted for Windows Embedded Compact 7 and the Nvidia Tegra 2 platform. Not a lot is known about the EP101TC at this point in time. According to Engadget, ASUS expects the Eee Pad tablets to fit into the $399 to $499 price band. The company also told the popular tech blog that it will only begin shipping the tablet during the first quarter of 2011.

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