Showing the device sitting inside an official Eee Pad protective casing, sliding it out with ease, YouTube user Boux2003 shows off the brand new Asus Eee Pad Slider, the close relative of the Asus Eee Pad Transformer, a device that we’ve had some extensive hands-on and review time with in the past and everyone knows to be one of the top tablets in the market. Our main main in England, mister Chris Davies also had some hands-on time with the Slider as it stood in January of 2011 as well. Now it appears that the device is closer than ever to release as a single review video has popped up.

This newest video shows the current iteration of the tablet to be relatively sleek, certainly small for having a slide-out keyboard, able to slide out with a simple gesture, but requiring two hands to make it happen. You’ll notice as the presenter takes a tour through the device that the same awesome gesture-based features are present in the Slider that were up and running on the Transformer, and that this presenter has a really easy time running through the switches.

The keyboard seems compact but efficient to use, neither having too much in the way of keys or having too small a keyboard and making the whole situation awkward. This video very much shows the Eee Pad Slider to be the Transformer with a keyboard, aka a really sweet combination of elements for a top-tier tablet. The Slider is said to be running Android 3.1 out of the box, has an on-screen keyboard for if you’re in a position where sliding out the physical keyboard doesn’t make sense, and is now part of our Device Directory that you can see at the bottom of this post and over in the Asus Eee Pad Slider listing at It’s fun for all specs seekers! — Thanks for the tip, lau!

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[via NotebookItalia]