ASUS Press Conference Live Blog – Update : 4 new tablets.

Posted on 04 January 2011 by

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We’re in and waiting. I’ll try and update as we go along…

1341hrs now. It starts at 1400. Lets see how the Wifi holds up!

MeetMobility co-podcasters next to me…

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Nicole Scooter (Netbooknews.com)  and me….

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Joanna Stern of Engadget next to me. I’m honoured!

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View from outside. This is what we can expect today. Will be interesting to hear if Windows 7 Compat is to be used or if they went Android.

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1353…still waiting. Journos at back of hall are scoffing all the sandwiches. Typical!

1400 and just as expected. the WIfI quality has dropped to a snails pace. Updates will be slow! (Update: They were – we didn’t get a single live update in!)

1408 – Now starting…

Jonney Shih starts with green themes and awards…3398 in 2010!

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Jonney promotes ASUS intention to combine innovation and choice. “Choice of Champions” – Jonney talks about gaming. We’re on standby now mobile news…which starts now. 4 new products. 3 Androids. 1 Windows Tablet.

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Epad Memo. Snapdragon Android device. IPS touchscreen.

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Eee Slate EP121. 12” Core i5-470UM Windows 7. 64GB SSD

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“Most powerful tablet in the world”

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Now we’re getting a demo of the EP121 capabilities. 1080p, Photoshop editing etc.. Video later.

 

EeePad Transformer.. Android device with detachable keyboard. Built-in battery.Full size qwerty. Card reader and additional USB ports.

Transformer specs: 1280×800 12” IPS, Capacitive Touch. Thickness: 12.98mm, Dual cameras. 1080p playback. Nvidia Tegra2. We see a phone signal on the screen. No word on Android OS version.

Extra ASUS widgets. . .Wave share (DLNA) included.

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DLNA demo failed due to poor WiFi here!

Now getting a demo of the keyboard. Reminds me of a Toshiba AC100. Hoping its better!

 

Finally. Eee Pad Slider.

10.1 IPS. Dual Cams. Wireless N.

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Demo. Looks like the HTC Shift is back…and bigger. Too big for thumbing that’s for sure.

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Summary prices and schedule. Could indicate Android versions…

Eee Slate $999-$1099

Eee Pad Transformer $399-$699

Eee Pad Slider $499 – $799

Eee Pad Memo $499 – $699

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Now we’re seeing a quick overview of Waveface and ‘Triple-Pay Digit-Net’ – cloud services and user interface concept.

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This is something I don’t quite understand. A bunch of trendy keywords for the time being. Jonney keeps talking about a silicon brain! Relates to Waveface, the user interface work that ASUS is doing. More research needed on that methinks!

We’re closing with another demo – I.R.I.S – Concept research program. Again, a lot of marketing here. No real products.

That’s it for now. Videos later.

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5 Comments For This Post

  1. Leon says:

    Interesting first introductions for a brand like Asus!

    Hope these fast & quality tablets set the trend. Allthough it might be a bit too big for a tablet.

  2. Leon says:

    Are you sure btw that the Transformer is 12 inch?

  3. Slate Is A Form Factor says:

    Steve, are you doing OK? It looks like only one of these slates is a tablet, and it’s a PC. Why are you covering it here? This website is all about crappy slates loaded up with the world’s worst idea for a consumer operating system: Android. I like that you’re covering Asus’s new slates, but please get that icky PC out of here. Even though it’s the only one that’s a tablet, it’s just pissing me off to have to look at what clearly isn’t a carrypad candidate.

  4. Wesley says:

    @ Slate Is A Form Factor

    You don’t seem to know what you are talking about. Troll somewhere else.

  5. Elgin Joshua says:

    Thanks for the hard work. How you mix personal interest and work is amazing. I’d be lapping it up and forgetting to note down anything.

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