At first glance, Asus Eee Pad Slider looks just like any other tablet out in the market right now.
However, sliding the screen reveals that one hardware feature that makes it totally attractive to users who've always wanted to be more productive on a slate -- a built-in keyboard.
This tablet-netbook hybrid runs Android 3.0 Honeycomb operating system with its NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor and 512 MB or 1GB of RAM. The device sports a 10.1-inch WSVGA 1280 x 800 pixels resolution capacitive display, and comes with miniUSB and miniHDMI ports as well as a microSD card slot. Weighing only 2.2 lbs and measuring just .5-inch thick, Asus Eee Pad Slide features a 1.2 megapixel front-facing camera and a 5 megapixel one with an LED flash on the back.
I'm amazed at how Asus was able to limit the depth of the tablet to just half an inch and still manage to tuck in a full keyboard under the hood. I'll definitely check this one out if and when it arrives here.
Price range is $500-800. No word on official release date yet.