Formerly the tech show of CPUs, LCD displays, and touch screens, Computex is evolving. Its becoming a more well-rounded showcase of gadgets. More and more each year, the tech makers and device designers that keep the hard drive of the industry spinning are jetting to Taipei to present devices in their completed form (Intel offered a prominent presence this year), making Computex a sort of soapbox, an opportunity for some lesser known companies to showcase their wares away from the clutter of companies with more mindshare. Those smaller companies stood up tall this year, but these are the products we feel spoke for themselves.
Plenty of eReader users kvetch about the inability to take sufficient notes on their digital readers. That complaint is what makes the ASUS Eee Tablet a clever - and unexpected - product. An eReader-cum-stylus with excellent WACOM touch input technology built into the LCD display, the Eee Pad packs in a powerful selection of features.
For instance, beneath that drab-colored display is a quick-footed ARM processor that delivered page-turning speeds unmatched by any other eReader. It also facilitated smooth text input - both by hand and stylus.
Priced at a reasonable $199, the Eee Pad will be low-hanging fruit of a delicious variety for mobile professionals and students alike. Plus a 2MP camera, sound recorder, microSD card storage, Wi-Fi radio, PC-via-USB port, and 10-hour battery make the Eee Pad a seriously compelling product.
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ASUS Introduces Three New Tablets: The Eee Pad EP121, Eee Pad EP101TC, and Eee Tablets