Asus Honeycomb Android tablets

Asus is following the Ipad tablet hype by releasing three Android based tablet and one Windows tablet this year. The Android tablets will run Google’s latest Android version, Honeycomb 3.0 designed more specifically for tablets usage.

Asus Eee pad SliderSlider

The slider is a 10 inch touch screen pad with a slide out keyboard running on Nvidia Tegra 2 processor. The Eee pad Slider will run Flash applications, fast browsing, gaming and even HD video conferencing thanks to its 5-megapixel rear-facing cameras and 1.2-megapixel front-facing cameras.
The Slider is set to retail at $699 with the 3G as an option.


Asus Eee pad Transformer

The Eee pad Transformer shares the exact same specifications as the Slider except it doesn’t have a slide out keyboard. Instead it will have an optional docking station turning it into a netbook with a keyboard and at the same time extending battery life up to 16 hours.
Price range for this pad will range from $399 to $699, with the docking station probably available as an extra option.


Asus Eee pad MeMO

The Eee pad MeMO is the smaller pad of the three with a 7 inch capacitive touchscreen display. It will also run on Android 3.0 Honeycomb but on a dual core 1.2GHz Qualcomm processor. Video calling will be possible thanks to its dual cameras, a 1.2 megapixel front camera and a 5 megapixel back camera with LED flash.
The major difference between the MeMO and the rest of the tablets comes from its capacitive stylus designed specifically for note taking using Asus application Media Note. The other one comes from another Asus application, Painter, which lets you use the stylus to a whole new level as it will become much more sensitive to pressure and lets you draw/paint on your pad.
Lastly, MeMO will come with a Bluetooth headset for making and receiving phone calls via MeMic.
The MeMO is set to retail at a starting price of $499.


SlateAsus Eee Slate

This last pad will be running Windows 7 and is the biggest one of these pads with a 12.1 inch screen and running on Intel Core I5. It will have an on board SSD of 32 or 64 GB and up to 4GB of DDR3 RAM; with these specs, the Slate is more like a pad desktop.
It is set to retail at a starting price of $999.
With this new line up of pads, we’ll have to see what Apple has in store with the coming of its Ipad 2 this spring. As a consumer its sure going to be fun to play.

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