Asus confirms Eee Pad will pack ARM CPU and 3G

By Matthew
Jan 28, 2010
  1. If you're sick of hearing about Apple's iPad, perhaps a dose of Asus' Eee Pad is in order. In a chat with TechRadar, Asus' corporate vice president Eric Chen confirmed the tablet, and even revealed a few details about the device.

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  2. Basher

    Basher TS Rookie Posts: 54

    Hopefully this won't be "magical" and can actually use this Oh-So-New technology we call "Flash".
  3. nbrunt

    nbrunt TS Rookie

    Well if it is actually a proper computer it might have some decent specs. I just think the iPad's 1GHz processor is a joke. No webcam, no multitasking, no point. Just get a netbook or the HP slate.
  4. 9Nails

    9Nails TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,212   +174

    Microsoft doesn't have Windows 7 running on ARM right? So will this be running Android or some custom Asus Express Gate OS? This would be interesting to watch, but I think Apple has the jump on a slick user interface that runs on an ARM CPU.
  5. The hype surrounding the iPad's launch would make the average consumer think Apple is the only manufacturer out there. :( Let's hope a competitor emerges...

    I just hope at least one manufacturer looks beyond the google's android/chromeos choices and gives us geeks a properly spec'd machine. RAM is cheap - give us 4GB so we can run real software. Include a mini HDMI connector so we can output to 1080i HD displays. Include a USB port so we can attach a mouse, keyboard, memory stick etc via a hub. i.e. a desktop replacement we can run linux on, yet that we can undock to read Slashdot on the bus via 3G.

    I wouldn't buy a netbook because a cramped keyboard and Windows 7 on a crippled Atom platform equals a poor user experience. A tablet with specs above for $US400-500, yes please!

    I'm surprised businesses don't get on board with a headless version - these things make for a silent office and consume far less power. a dual-core 1Ghz CPU is plenty fast enough when not shackled to Windows. Plus, nvidia's embedded GPU (Tegra 2) would still spank any integrated Intel graphics.
  6. Where can I get an HP Slate?
  7. Matthew

    Matthew TechSpot Staff Topic Starter Posts: 5,261   +92

    Steal one from a factory in China. Otherwise, nowhere yet. It's supposed to launch in June, I believe.
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