ASUS CES 2011 Press Conference


CES 2011 - ASUS Press Conference

ASUS kicked CES 2011 off with their press conference and wanted to be the first to show off their latest and greatest products so they decided to have their CES 2011 press conference a couple days early.

CES 2011 could probably be dubbed "The Tablet Show" thanks to the amount of tablets that are going to be announced and shown off during this year's show. ASUS is hoping to become one of the major players in the tablet market and focused a good majority of their press conference on their new line of Eee tablets.


ASUS Pre-Press Conference
ASUS 2011- Press Conference
Jonney Shih - ASUS
ASUS 2011- Jonney Shih


ASUS presented 4 new tablet products during their press conference, the Eee Pad Slider, Eee Pad MeMO, Eee Pad Transformer, and the Eee Slate EP121. We've got some pictures and more information below.


Eee Pad Slider:

The first product from ASUS was their Eee Pad Slider. The idea behind the Eee Pad Slider is much like the same as a cell phone where you can have the keyboard but then tuck it away when you want to use it as a tablet. The Slider will feature a 10.1" IPS touch-screen and had a full QWERTY keyboard for easy typing. The Slider will have a MSRP of $499-799 USD and is expected to be released in May 2011.


ASUS 2011- Eee Pad Slider
ASUS 2011- Eee Pad Slider
ASUS Eee Pad Transformer
ASUS 2011- Eee Pad Slider
ASUS 2011- Eee Pad Slider



ASUS Eee Pad MeMO:

The Eee Pad MeMO was also announced and it will be a 7 Inch tablet that can be held in one hand easily (and with an attachment even used as a phone). The MeMO will feature a stylus pen to help take notes and will feature the Android 3.0 operating system. The MeMO will also be featuring a mini-HDMI port for easy video playback of full 1080p video. The MeMO is expected to have an MSRP of $499-699 USD and will be released in June 2011.


ASUS 2011- Eee Pad MeMO
ASUS 2011- Eee Pad MeMO

ASUS 2011 - Eee Pad MeMO


ASUS Eee Slate EP121:

The Asus Eee Slate EP121 is going to be the biggest and most powerful tablet offering from Asus thanks to an included Intel i5 dual-core processor and a 12.1" LED backlit screen at 1280x800 resolution. The Eee Slate EP121 will be running Windows 7 Home Premium, 4 GB of DDR3 memory and a 64GB SSD hard drive. The Eee Slate EP121 is expected to have an MSRP of $999-1099 USD and will be released in January 2011.

ASUS 2011- Eee Slate EP121
ASUS 2011- Eee Slate EP12


ASUS Eee Slate EP121
ASUS 2011 - Eee Slate EP121


ASUS Eee Pad Transformer:

The Asus Eee Pad Transformer was another product shown off today that allows users to have the flexibilty of a tablet but still have the functionality of a netbook/laptop all in one device. The Eee Pad Transformer can easily separate from the docking station and function as a tablet or connect with the tablet for a full QWERTY keyboard and additional battery life (up to 16 hours). The Eee Pad Transformer will be running the NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor and will be running Android 3.0. The expected MSRP of the Eee Pad Transformer is $399-699 USD and has a targeted release date of April 2011.


ASUS 2011- Eee Pad Transformer
ASUS 2011- Eee Pad Transformer
ASUS 2011- Eee Pad Transformer
ASUS Eee Pad Transformed
ASUS 2011- Eee Pad Transformer


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