The Eee Pad Transformer was a revolution in the tablet industry when it came out. It was only because it did something which was significantly different from the iPad. Now, with the arrival of the Asus Eee Pad Slider, the company has managed to stand out once more in exact the same way.
Asus EEE Pad Slider SL101 Specifications
Asus uses plastic and a hard magnesium alloy for the manufacture of its 10.1 inch tablet. Weighing around 976 grams, the tablet is relatively over weight, but this was expected in the view of it having a built-in keyboard. The Slider’s top surface includes its revolutionary glossy touch screen and a thick black bezel with some curved gray sides. The bezel measures an incredible 0.9 inches on the top and bottom and 1 inch on each side of the screen. The extra space around the bezel allows for a wider keyboard. The back surface of the Slider is coated in a highly grip able, soft-touch plastic. It also has a gray plastic accent stripe which gives the tablet an attractive two-tone look.
Asus EEE Pad Slider SL101 Processor, RAM
Available in 16GB and 32GB versions, the Asus Slider is power packed by a dual-core Nvidia Tegra 2 processor. It also houses 1GB of DDR2 SD RAM, and also boasts 802.11n Wi-Fi, a gyroscope, an ambient light sensor, support for Bluetooth 2.1, GPS, a digital compass, and memory expansion with the help of micro SD card. The speakers are located on top side of the keyboard plate. They can provide amount of volume threshold and extra bass.
Asus EEE Pad Slider SL101 Features
Asus Slider comes with an IPS screen with a screen resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels. The surface of the screen is made of scratch-resistant gorilla glass. The Pad Slider also houses a 5 MP rear-facing camera and a 1.2 MP front-facing lens for video chats. The rear-facing camera is decent enough for daily usage but does provide some hazy clicks on a rainy day. The front-facing camera captured good, sharp and clear photos but the image was very noisy in low light.
The Pad Slider is an excellent web browsing tool. Its browser is good enough while the tablet also supports full Adobe Flash. The capacitive touch screen is responsive and the keyboard is very useful while typing emails and web addresses.
The Slider is equipped with all interfaces required for a tablet. The 40 pin charging cable, can also act as a USB cable for data transfer. A mini HDMI and a big USB port are also present. The Slider is also equipped with WLAN and Bluetooth 2.1 +EDR.
Asus EEE Pad Slider SL101 Battery Life
The ASUS gives a battery life of 9:30 hours in the WLAN test. The charge time of 2-3 hours is reasonable. The webcam also supplies good, noise-free, focused pictures in daylight. The Asus Pad Slider’s keyboard makes it different from a handful of Android Honeycomb tablets. It simply has to be one of the most interesting Android tablets launched. You can give it a try at once, and you will be definitely going to like it.