Asus innovative slider technology hides the Eee pad SL101 keyboard behind the screen when not in use; despite the manufacturer showing off its innovative technology, the device has not been available in electronic retail stores at least until now. The introduction of Asus Eee Pad SL101 to the American and Canadian markets is anticipated to be the beginning of a global rollout; users will be able to exploit its solid slider mechanism while taking advantage of on-screen keyboard for short typing. As earlier indicated, Asus Eee Pad SL101 slider tablet is already available to the American population from major electronic retail outlets and online market places such as Amazon. In addition, the inbuilt QWERTY keyboard simulates a laptop like experience of which Asus consider majority of consumers are accustomed to.
As much as Asus wanted to incorporate a laptops experience on Eee Pad SL101, the keyboard lacks basic features such as a trackpad eliminating the much needed laptop’s glory in a tablet; however, SL101 brings out more experience compared to standard tablets in the industry. If you wanted to tap or scroll, you’ll probably be forced to reach your hand up on the screen, this is relatively slower compared to just moving your hand literally on the touch pad; however, we need to keep in mind Asus Eee Pad SL101 slider is a tablet not a laptop. For those who are tech savvy, there are keyboard shortcuts if implemented users can achieve basic functions with a lot of ease, the keyboard will however continue to be SL101’s strong point when competing with other devices in its genre. It has a 10.1 inch (1280×800 pixels) IPS capacitive multitouch display panel featuring a scratch resistant gorilla glass. In addition, you’ll also enjoy the power of 1GB DDR2 RAM coupled by an efficient 1GHz NVIDIA Tegra 2 dual core processor, its one of the best tablet processors in the industry capable of excellent multitasking and HD video playback.
Asus Eee Pad SL101 slider Android tablet boasts of two digital cameras; a 5.0-Megapixel rear camera and a front facing 1.2-Megapixel camera to cater for video chatting needs. It’s also powered by Android v3.1 Honeycomb operating system which can be upgraded to v3.2. Apart from a corning gorilla glass, Asus Eee Pad SL101 features a superb design and a wider 178 viewing angle, you’ll also find a MicroSD card slot necessary for additional storage needs. In addition, the SL101 slider tablet comes preloaded with Polaris office documents such as .docs, .xls and .ppt formats. Users are also able to subscribe to newspaper from press reader, magazine from Zinio, Music and videos from MyCloud as well as books from Amazon Kindle.
- Android v3.1 Honeycomb operating systems, upgradeable to v3.2
- 10.1 inch LED WXGA Multitouch screen with a scratch resistant gorilla glass.
- 1GHz NVIDIA Tegra 2 dual core processor,
- 1GB DDR2 RAM, 16/32GB storage capacity options
- 5.0-Megapixel rear camera and 1.2-Megapixel front facing camera
- 1x USB 2.0 Port, 1x Mini HDMI, 1x MicroSD card reader
- Slider Keyboard, WiFi 802.11b/g/n at 2.4 GHz, Bluetooth v2.1 +EDR