Jun 1 2010

Asus Unveils iPad Competitor

Will it be the next “iPad killer”? I doubt it, but it still seems like a decent tablet.

The device in question is the Asus Eee Pad EP121, a tablet computer that, according to the company, is “a full-featured slate computer that serves as a multimedia player, e-reader, compact PC and Internet device.” It was unveiled at Computex 2010 in Taipei and has a 12-inch touchscreen, Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, and an Intel Core 2 Duo processor. Asus has said that the device is able to run many applications at once, which the iPad cannot do.

Asus also revealed another new device, the Asus Eee 101TC, which is a thinner and lighter device that runs Windows 7 Embedded. Asus’ decision to use Windows on its tablets is probably going to help Microsoft maintain a presence in the still-young tablet market. HP was also going to use Windows in its tablet until its acquisition of Palm.

Via InformationWeek, image via CNET.

4 Comments on this post


  1. Komodo Dragon said:

    I knew competition would eventually come out for Apple, and this is a great thing as it makes Apple step up their game 😀 and make their iPad even better! Win-win for us all.

    June 1st, 2010 at 9:42 pm
  2. sell college textbooks said:

    I never thought a competitor would come out with their own “pad” this quickly. Hmmmmm much to think about now!

    June 2nd, 2010 at 12:17 pm
  3. Paintball Masks said:

    This might be an attempt at getting some of the market share but I doubt it. I think the strength of the Ipad comes from the applications more than the product itself.

    June 2nd, 2010 at 9:54 pm
  4. sjc1963 said:

    All of the competitors have something that Apple can’t (or won’t) compete with. A much lower price for more features.

    June 3rd, 2010 at 6:33 pm


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