ASUS and LG Tablets Confirmed
ASUS Eee Pad,
Surprise, surprise: More tablets are becoming official with every passing day. This time, the rumored ASUS Eee Pad is confirmed while the LG tablet comes out of nowhere.
ASUS has been hinting that an Eee Pad would be joining its well known lineup of Eee netbooks. Today, ASUS made the Eee Pad official at the Computex convention in Taiwan. The Eee Pad will be on the large side compared to most of the other tablets slated for production . It will have a 12-inch screen, an integrated webcam and Intel's Core 2 Duo CULV processor. The processor will give the device excellent battery life, and ASUS is saying the Eee Pad will get up to 10 hours of use on a single charge.
The Eee Pad will run Windows 7 , which combined with the CULV processor makes the Eee Pad sound more like a laptop. That’s why ASUS is calling it a "hybrid," and will have a keyboard dock for the device. A second version of the Eee Pad will also be sold. It will have a 10-inch screen and run Windows Embedded Compact 7, a lighter version of Windows.
ASUS has said the Eee Pads will be in the range of $399 to $499 and will be out sometime in early 2011.
The LG tablet was also spotted at Computex, although it is much less official than the Eee Pad. It made an appearance at the Microsoft booth, and Microsoft representatives confirmed that it would indeed be coming to market even though details on a price and release date are nonexistent.
LG's tablet has a 10-inch screen, an Intel Atom Z530 processor, 1GB of RAM, a 1.3 megapixel front-facing webcam, an SD card slot, Wi-Fi and a micro-HDMI output. Like the Eee Pad, it will also run the full version of Windows 7 Home Premium.