The ASUS Eee Pad Slider that was unveiled back at CES2011 has seen a bit of attention over the past few weeks, and with good reason. Some new information is suggesting we may see the nifty slider tablet as soon as September. We have heard a lot about it over the last month or so and regarding a release date the last comments claimed it was being delayed until Fall.
Just two weeks ago the ASUS Slider cleared the FCC and that was quickly followed with a lengthy video review showing just how impressive the actual design is. It slides extremely smooth and I really like the idea here. According to Notebook Italia we will be seeing this QWERTY’d up tablet this September, and they’ve also laid out some full specs.
While the above picture shows it being a little thicker than most would like, we do know we can expect this to launch with an NVIDIA Tegra 2 dual-core CPU, 1GB of RAM and come in both 16GB ($400) and 32GB ($550) flavors at launch. It also has all the other usual Honeycomb tablet specs with the 10″ display and front/rear facing cameras. They do mention it will ship with Android 3.1 Honeycomb but with the Transformer already being updated to 3.2 there is a possibility the Slider will launch with it too, or at least get updated very quick.
New details also claim ASUS will be throwing in 1 year of free “Unlimited ASUS Web Storage” from the cloud for free with purchase of the ASUS Slider. Hopefully in about a month’s time we will be finding out the rest of the details and see this hit the shelves.
Update: We have also found a full hands-on and unboxing video