There is no denying that 2009 was all about the netbook and Asus have been key to that success with its Eee PC range. We now know that 2010 will be the year of the tablet device and is currently dominated by the Apple iPad — but Asus aims to put a stop to that with the launch of its Eee Pad 121.
The two devices could not be more different and do not think that Apple will be able to scare of this latest contender in a hurry. There will be two versions of the Eee Pad 121, a 10-inch and 12-inch and both will run Windows 7 and fully support Adobe’s Flash Player — something that the iPad does not.
This latest tablet will pit two operating systems together, a full version of Windows 7 and iPhone OS, which we know is a mobile version. The Eee Pad 121 has a few tricks up its sleeve, Flash that we mentioned above and a front facing camera for video conferencing — this will be of great benefit to those with Facebook accounts as well.
The Asus Eee Pad will cost $399 for the 10-inch version and $449 for the 12-inch — that’s a considerable saving on the iPad, which starts at $499. For more details on this read the article on Metro by Tom Phillips.