Earlier in the year Asus announced that they would be bringing multiple Android tablets to market. The first was the eee pad Transformer which has been doing very well in Best Buy’s and other retail outlets along side the Acer Iconia 500, The Toshiba Thrive and even the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1. There is just something about the crispness and clarity in the display….
The follow up to the Transformer was said to be the Asus Eee Pad Slider tablet. The Slider tablet features a unique 10″ tablet form factor with a slide out keyboard, hence the name slider. If the basis for the tablet part above the slide out keyboard is the Eee Pad Transformer, this is probably going to be a must have tablet (at least for us).
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The Screen is protected by Corning’s Gorilla Glass. Asus also boasts that it supports 10 simultaneous inputs via a 16/32gb eMMC slot, USB port, Micro SD, and mini HDMI. Asus’ proprietary add-ons include MyNet, MyCloud and MyLibrary,
Some industry folks feel that Asus came out of left field and wowed everyone with the hardware that was found in the original EeePad Transformer. Asus is becoming a tablet machine. They have the 12″ Windows Powered Eee Slate on the market now. The Slider is now officially announced and the 7-inch 3D enabled Eee Pad MeMo should hit before the end of the year.
In addition, Asus Chairman Jonney Shih told Forbes magazine that the company is working on a follow up to the Eee Pad Transformer. This new version is expected to be announced in 5 months at CES and it should include a quad core Nvidia Kal-El processor.
The Asus Eee Pad transformer has reportedly been the top selling tablet on Amazon.com for the past two weeks. According to Shih Asus shipped 300,000 units in June and 400,000 in July. If these numbers are correct the Asus Eee Pad Transformer has outsold the Motorola Xoom, and possibly by a wide margin.