Asus tablets to land in April in the UK

Darren Allan

March 1, 2011

Three new Asus tablets will be on sale at Currys and PC World as soon as next month.

According to a report on the Inquirer, the Windows 7 powered Eee Slate EP121 is due to go on sale, as well as a pair of Android tablets, the Eee Pad Transformer and Slider.

The EP121 has a 12 inch display and an Intel Core i5 processor, with an attachable keyboard to turn it into more of a laptop. Asus says it’s “designed for users who require a highly portable handheld device that can also run standard office software while multitasking with other applications.”

The Android models are more traditional 10 inch slates which come with a keyboard, the Transformer featuring a removable one, and the Slider, unsurprisingly enough, a sliding keyboard.

Both of these are powered by the Tegra 2 chipset, and come with twin cameras (5 megapixel and 1.2 megapixel) on board.

It was previously thought that these slates had slipped to the third quarter, although it seems that’s only the case for the 3G versions now. The models released in April will be wi-fi only.

Asus has also announced the Android tablets will be running Honeycomb, although this was the company’s line after CES, and it then retracted that statement saying they would initially ship with Gingerbread.

It’s still not clear whether Honeycomb will be ready to roll in time, but we’ll find out next month.


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