Here’s one way to address the ol’ Windows 7 tablet lag. Asus throws a low-voltage Core i5 processor at Microsoft’s resource-hungry OS with its new Eee Slate EP121, which will make this 12-inch tablet one of the fastest around. Business users should appreciate the 32GB or a 64GB solid-state drive, bundled wireless keyboard, and Wacom digitizer stylus for jotting down notes.
The EP121 also packs Bluetooth 3.0, a 2MP camera with LED flash, mini-HDMI out, Wi-Fi, and a capacitive display with 1280X80-resolution and IPS technology. The Eee Slate EP121 most certainly beats most existing Windows 7 tablets on paper, but we don’t know anything about battery life (we suspect it will be short) or if Asus has done anything to address the Windows 7’s touch-unfriendliness.
More pics and full specs below.
OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
CPU: Intel Core i5-470UM
Memory Options: 2GB/4GB DDR3
Storage Options: 32GB/64GB SSD
Connectivity: Bluetooth 3.0, WLAN 802.11 b/g/n, USB 2.0
Display: 12.1 WSVGA 1280×800 with capacitive touch
Camera: 2MP with Flash LED
Ports: Headphone, Mic-in, mini-HDMI, card reader (MMC/SD, SDHC,SDXC), USB 2.0, internal mix, stereo speaker