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This article was published on May 31, 2010

Good Looking Windows Based ASUS Eee Pads Official

Good Looking Windows Based ASUS Eee Pads Official
Manan Kakkar
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Manan is a Telecommunications engineer who's been following Microsoft and Apple for a couple of years. Fascinated by end user technology he Manan is a Telecommunications engineer who's been following Microsoft and Apple for a couple of years. Fascinated by end user technology he shares his thoughts in more than 140 characters and in 140 or less on twitter (@manan)

At Computex, ASUS has unveiled a 12” Eee Pad running Windows 7 and a 10” Eee Pad running Windows Embedded Compact 7.

The form factor for both tablets looks the same but what differs is the underlying OS and as such the user experience. The 12” Eee Pad EP 121 TC (shown above) is powered by Intel’s Core 2 Duo CULV processor and runs Windows 7 Home Premium.

The device was demoed using a nice looking keyboard dock that pretty makes the device look like a removable monitor of a laptop.

The 10” tablet is what interests me more since it runs an OS that is developed for such devices and isn’t a full blown desktop OS. With a Tegra under it, the home screen of the EP 101 TC looks slick. This might be a tablet I’ll get. Image:

asus-eee-pad-compact

While this isn’t going to erase my memory of Courier and the skeptic in me doesn’t believe that the UX/UI of this will compare with that of the Courier, the 10” tablet does indeed look good. And unlike the iPad, both EP 121 and 101 have front facing cameras.

Engadget has a video of the two tablets:

via Engadget