Computex 2010: ASUS Announces eReader/digital note taker Eee Tabletby Anand Lal Shimpi on May 31, 2010 9:52 AM EST
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It's Computex time, and what better way to kick off our coverage than with some ASUS info. The Eee Tablet is ASUS' combination eReader and digital note taker, not an iPad alternative (that would be the Eee Pad). The Eee Tablet has a " reflective LCD. The use of a reflective LCD instead of an e-ink display means you get super quick page turns, ASUS claims just 0.1 seconds for a page of text.
For note taking ASUS uses a Wacom based stylus interface. It doesn't appear to have any handwriting recognition but you can tag notes so you can quickly find what you're looking for. There's a micro SD slot and the Eee Tablet is slated to offer up to 10 hours of battery life. That's hardly Kindle/Nook territory but if it's a good note taker it may not matter. There's also a built in 2MP webcam with a focus range from 10mm to about 1 meter.
The platform is ARM based but no word on what SoC is being used. The Eee Tablet will be available in Q4 2010 for $299
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medi01 - Monday, May 31, 2010 - linkSo, Sony Readers aren't even worth mentioning, eh?
numberoneoppa - Monday, May 31, 2010 - linkNo, not really. In any case, this ASUS device is awesome. It could help start to fill that giant hole in my heart left by the cancellation of the courier.
Barack Obama - Tuesday, June 1, 2010 - linkI will definitely buy one of these soon after launch (once initial bugs are corrected).
It will be really useful in lectures as I can scribble on my powerpoint slides and not lose my notes!!
Plus it is a very viable alternative to the WaCom tablets with build in LCD. The pen might not have the same level of accuracy, but should be good enough for basic drawings (hopefully).