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Asus EEE Pad Slider Review – Is it a Laptop or Tablet?

Looking for a tablet with keyboard, but don’t want to carry around an extra keyboard or dock? If you wish to have a full sized QWERTY keyboard with your tablet but don’t want to carry an extra weight, then choose Asus EEE Pad Slider. This tablet looks like its keyboard less version – EEE Pad Transformer, but with a slider keyboard.

Because this tablet comes with a full size QWERTY keyboard slid under the screen. When you don’t need it, slide it inside. And when you need it, slide it out and get a nice laptop like orientation. Since Asus started putting their efforts into tablets, they’ve been making incomparable gadgets. This is another one from their EEE Pad lineup. The tablet has brought changes to the tablet ideas, because of its genuinely useful keyboard.

The system specifications are good. If you are looking for a tablet for class works, taking notes, writing down stuffs then this you’ll not face any trouble. You can experience flawless gaming Nvidia Tegra 2 processor. And like many other tablets in the market, this tablet also has a 1.2 GHz Dual Core Cortex A9 processor on board. 1 GB RAM will make every operations done in blink of eyes, and the 16/32 GB memory options with expandable memory card slot up to 32 GB gives you more freedom to put your entertainment. And Android 3.1 (upgradable to 3.2 and 4.0) gives you enough to do more. Asus Waveshare UI is integrated.

The capacitive touchscreen display is IPS LCD, providing a resolution of 1280×800 pixels and a pixel density of 149 ppi. Not the best display out there, but still serves your purpose fine. It has multi-touch that enhances your gaming experiences, and the scratch resistant glass will prevent the display from prominent scratches. But still, definitely you should not scratch the display intentionally! Use a good cover to protect it from dust and scratches. The keyboard and the display is connected by a ribbon supported by a plastic hinge, and these ribbons are very sensitive. This minus point made the device fragile, if you drop it then the device might get damaged badly. Try not to drop it.

The build is very good, although it’s very thick. Having a keyboard and a display joined together, you can’t expect it to be thinnest tablet in the market. It’s around twice an iPad. The various slots and buttons are around the sides, making it convenient to operate. But it’s a bit heavy, holding it in one hand for a long time will cause you a palm ache.

The 5MP rear camera is not outstanding. The bad sides are – poor lighting & contrast ratio, not vivid colors and lack of details. Still it serves as a social networking grade camera. There’s no flash and the 1.2 MP front camera does its job pretty well. With the built in mini HDMI port, you can take your gaming or web surfing right into a bigger screen.

The battery life should have been better. Not bad, but you may have to worry about running out of battery. Better to keep the charger with you.

In overall consideration, this laptop is ideal for those who are looking for a lightweight tablet device with convenient typing facility.


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