We have good news now for those of you that are waiting to hear about a UK release date for the upcoming Asus Eee Slate EP121 Windows 7 tablet (which was shown off at the CES 2011 event), as we’ve just received word that both PC World and Currys will be selling the device from April.
According to a recent article by Rob Coppinger over at theinquirer.net, the Eee Slate EP121 won’t be the only Asus tablet PC that goes on sale in April, as the company is also launching another two tablets in the UK that month – the 10-inch Eee Pad Transformer and the 10-inch Eee Pad Slider.
Asus has recently announced that both the Eee Pad Slider and the Eee Pad Transformer will come with Android 3.0 Honeycomb operating system, which as Peter Chubb previously mentioned (see the article here) is what the company already claimed at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show.
The Asus Eee Slate EP121 Windows 7 tablet features a 12.1-inch touchscreen LED display with a resolution of 1280 x 800, an Intel Core i5 CPU, 802.11n wireless support, 2 USB ports, Bluetooth, a 2-megapixel dual webcam, a card reader, a mini-HDMI port and 32GB/64GB of SSD storage.
As for the Eee Pad Slider, this device features a slide-out QWERTY keyboard, a 1.2-megapixel front facing camera, a 5-megapixel rear facing camera, an NVIDIA Tegra 2 Chip and an NVIDIA GPU. The Transformer also uses the NVIDIA CPU and GPU, and features a detachable keyboard.
Unfortunately there is no word on UK pricing for the said tablets at this stage. You can view a video of the Asus Eee Slate EP121 being introduced during the CES 2011 event below this post. Do any of the Asus tablets sound interesting to you?