Asus CES 2011: Eee Slate, Pad MeMo, Transformer and Slider

CES 2011 has already seen a huge influx of tablet PCs along with other devices. Asus showed what to expect at the CES preview yesterday. They came out with 4 tablet PCs. They were running on Android systems with Windows 7. The main selling points that is being pushed by Asus, is the overall battery life, 16 hours the company say.

The price range and release dates are a little bit all over the place so let’s make them simple by going through each device one-by-one. First up is the Eee Pad Slider tablet. This is possibly the most innovative device that Asus are launching; it has a unique design which you can see below. The device has a 10” multi-touch screen boasts an NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor running on the Android Honeycomb 3.0 OS. It also has front and rear facing cameras. The price range for this device is $499 – $799 and it will be available in June.

The next device on our list is the Eee Slate, this device was described at the preview as being like a PC, but it’s not really a PC by the chairman of Asus J.Shih. The device has 64 GB SSD and 4GB or RAM, it has an Intel Core i5 processor and a 12.1” multi-mode touch screen and is capable of 1080p video. We wanted to expand a little on the term ‘multi-mode’ just in case any of you were wondering, all it means is the screen can support being touched with your fingers or with the Wacom Pen, and it also has multi-touch. At $999 to $1,099, this is going to be the most expensive of Asus’ new range and it will be available in January.

Now we are going to have a look at the Eee Pad Transformer. This device runs on an Android OS with the NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor, it has front and back facing cameras and its slimmer than the Apple iPad. It has front and rear facing cameras. The device can be docked into a keyboard and again, has up to 16 hours battery life. The price of this device is $399 to $699 and it will be available in April.

Lastly we have the Eee Pad Memo. This one of the smaller devices being offered by Asus, it has a 7.1” screen which has multi-mode with handwriting recognition and touch screen capabilities. It has been built around the Qualcomm Snapdragon ARM processor and offers 2080p HD playback through the micro HDMI port present on the device. The pricing will be $499 to $699 and the device will be available in June.

Something that we picked up on from the preview was said by the Chairman of Asus, j.Shih. He has what we would describe as a great view he mentioned that Asus admire Apple and that Apple offers great innovation however they offer limited choices. The best way to serve customers is innovation and choice.

You can read more about the Asus conference and these new tablet PCs by heading over to The Seattle Times by clicking here. You can also read some more about the opinions of the machines over at ZD.net by clicking here.

What do you think of the new range of tablets from Asus? Can they compete in the new tablet market? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.