It’s been a while since we have had any news about the Asus EP121 tablet which was first announced back in Computex in May. But now Asus are looking to generate some hype prior to CES next week. In the past seven days it has let out quite a bit of information regarding the EP121 and a slew of other devices.
Asus chairman, Jonney Shih, has appeared in a video (see below) telling the world there is an “Eee for Everyone” and with reports suggesting the existence of 7in, 9in, 10in and 12in Android and Windows tablets, maybe he’s right. The video doesn’t give us a look at the actual tablet, or slate as it is now called, but gives us some details about its specs.
The EP121 will run an Core i5 processor, operate Windows 7 and give the consumer more flexibility and better performance (naturally). The video also outlines how the device will have a pen-based input system on a multitouch display. We expect to see the EP121 in all its glory next week - but that’s not all.
More pictures have emerged from Asus, and this time they show actual hardware and they throw up some interesting possibilities. The first image (above) shows what could be a tablet PC with a swivel touchscreen. It definitely has a USB 3.0 port and displays some Android-like buttons on the touchscreen.
The other device looks like it could have a slider keyboard attached to the tablet but as always we’re going to have to wait until the official announcement to know more. With Acer, Motorola, RIM and many, many more getting ready to announce tablets at CES 2011, we will have to wait and see if Asus has the ability to stand out from the crowd.
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