‘eee pad slider’ tablet with slide-out keyboard, by asus

the ‘eee pad slider‘ by asus features a keyboard that slides out from below a wide IPS (in-plane switching) LCD screen, offering the benefits of laptop functionality with the form of a touchscreen tablet.

running the tablet-optimized android 3.1 and powered by a NVIDIA dual core tegra processor, the ‘eee pad slider’ features a 10 finger multitouch screen with a 178-degree viewing angle. the slide-out keyboard includes a built-in USB port, micro SD card reader, and mini-HDMI port, and the device also features a 1.2-megapixel front camera and 5-megapixel rear camera. the ‘slider’ also supports HD video and surround sound system connectivity.

proprietary asus applications include ‘mynet’, which streams digital media wirelessly to home video and music players; and ‘mylibrary’, which consolidates e-books, magazines, and newspapers; the device is also preloaded with polaris office 3.0, which offers tablet support for microsoft office documents.

available in white or metallic brown, the tablet is scheduled to be released in september in a 16 GB and 32 GB model, first in europe for 479 and 599 euro and then in the US for 400 and 550 USD respectively. a year of unlimited cloud storage via asus webstorage is included.

asus eee pad slider tablet configuration

asus eee pad slider view from above in expanded mode

asus eee pad slider 3/4 rear view

asus eee pad slider the screen can be set at a range of angles

asus eee pad slider the device in use

asus eee pad slider

design-aerobics 2011: TECH GADGETS course september 15 – november 15, 2011 as more and more technological objects find their way into everyday life

designboom will hold an online design course on the theme of ‘tech-gadgets’. we’ll look at the most significant designs yet and ponder what might be around the corner. to see a lesson sample and information on how to enroll click here.