Asus prepping second Eee Pad with Atom and Windows 7

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In addition to its ARM and Google Android/Chrome OS-based tablet PC, Asus is also whipping up a run-of-the-mill Wintel device, according to CEO and President Jerry Shen. The 10-inch slate boasts a "no-fan, ultra-thin and light design" and will be powered by an Intel Atom along with Windows 7.

Very few details were provided about the Windows slate, and although the Google device is supposedly three inches smaller, it seems likely that many of its features will carry over. Between statements and leaks, it's believed the Android/Chrome OS tablet features an Nvidia Tegra SoC with enough muscle for 1080p playback, Adobe Flash support, a front-mounted camera, standard USB connectivity, and 3G.

Both versions of the Eee Pad are expected to debut at Computex in early June and retail availability should follow shortly thereafter. Speculation prices the 7-inch model at around $480 to $510 after carrier subsidies.

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