Jan, 04 2011

To round out today’s Android-based announcements from ASUS, the Eee Pad Transformer and Eee Pad Slider have been flaunted on stage. Both of these devices are very similar: they both run Android 3.0, they both boast 10 inch multi-touch IPS displays with a resolution of 1280×800, and they’re both powered by Tegra 2 dual-core processors. Other features include Bluetooth 2.1, Wi-Fi, front-facing and rear-facing cameras (VGA and 5 megapixels, respectively).

The main differences between the two will be their physical options. Starting with the Slider, it’s exactly what its name makes it out to be: it’s a tablet slate that can slide up to transform into a netbook as a full QWERTY keyboard sits beneath it. The Transformer is of similar taste, but the keyboard is actually detachable.

These fit in nicely with ASUS’ choice + innovation model. I’ve never been more excited for an Android netbook, if I might share my own thoughts. It looks like Android 3.0 is making the prospect of portable PCs just as much of a reality as tablets and handsets are now. We’ve seen Android netbooks before, but they didn’t look nearly as nice and didn’t have nearly as many features.

Just as with the Eee Pad MeMo, we’ll be dying to get our hands on these products at CES and we’ll be bringing full coverage right to your screen. Stay tuned.