ASUS Eee Pad Is a Windows 7-Running Tablet

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They weren't joking when ASUS said they had some tablets in store for us this year. The Eee Pad runs Windows 7, and comes in two sizes: 10 and 12-inches.


While full specs haven't yet been announced, we do know there's a webcam "for video conferencing capabilities," and it recognizes handwriting (along with a virtual keyboard just in case your handwriting isn't quite up to scratch). It comes with a "docking station-cum keyboard," to turn it into a faux-desktop.

Powered by Intel's Core 2 Duo CULV chips, there's supposedly enough battery power in each of the two Eee Pads for 10 hours' use. The 10-inch EP101TC weighs 675g, and is just 12.2mm thick (running Windows Embedded Compact 7), whereas ASUS hasn't yet revealed the BMI of the chubbier EP121. [TechInStyle]



Unfortunately, like the iPad, I can see no justice in lugging around a device, the size of a laptop with the functionality of a kid's toy. In addition, I need to lug around an additional toy box of cool accessories, like a keyboard, a stand, a bluetooth mouse, and some extra batteries for the keyboard and mouse.

This is the coolest thing ever.