ASUS EEE Pad EP121
ASUS’s 12-inch tablet ready for pre-order!
ASUS’s has announced that its flagship EEE pad, the 12 inch EP 121 slate, will go on sale later this month.
Teased earlier this year, ASUS claim that the EP121 is ‘the most powerful tablet in the world’, and taking a quick look under the hood, they could be right – at least for now.
ASUS EP 121
At the heart of this 12 inch tablet is an Intel Core i5-470UM CPU with 2GB or 4GB DDR3 RAM and 32GB or 64GB SSD options.
As you would expect the device incorporates Bluetooth 3.0 and 802.11 b/g/n wireless for Internet connectivity, there is also a 2MP front-facing camera with an LED flash.
ASUS Eee Pad EP 121
Boasting an Intel i5 at its core, the EP121 not only runs Windows 7 smoothly, it does so quite impressively – at the CES demo the tablet was shown playing 1080p video whilst running photo editing software.
The the EP 121 features a large 12.1″ multitouch display with a 1200 x 800 capacitive Gorilla Glass touchscreen. ASUS has also include the Wacom Digitizer intelligent-stylus for handwriting and note taking – you can see the handwriting/sketching mode better in this video clip…
To support its High Def capabilities, ASUS has added a mini HDMI. You’ll also find a 2-n-1 headphone/mic input and USB 2.0.
The ASUS EP 121 is now available for Pre-Order as of Jan, 9th, 2011.
ASUS EP 121 Tablet PC
- Joanna Stern: ASUS Eee Slate EP121 officially unveiled, IPS display, Core i5, and stylus in tow. Engadget, 01/04/2010.
- Kyle VanHemert: Asus: "This Is the Most Powerful Tablet in the World". Gizmodo, 01/04/2011.
- Ben Rudolph: Hands-on with the ASUS EP121 Slate PC. Window Steam Blog, 01/04/2011.
- Video Source 1: ASUS EP121 at CES, Shosmaster, Via YouTube, 02/07/2011.
- Video Source 2: ASUS CES 2011 UNVEILING Eee Slate EP121 DEMO. CES Channel, Via YouTube, 01/04/2011.