At the start of Computex ASUS unveiled its two tiered approach to an iPad competitor: the 12" Eee Pad running Windows 7 Home Premium on an Intel CULV Core 2 Duo, and the 10" model running Windows Embedded Compact 7 on NVIDIA's Tegra 2. Yesterday ASUS answered some additional questions we had about the models:

- Both Eee Pads have a 1366 x 768 resolution

- Both support 802.11 b/g/n with optional 3G

- 1080p H.264 decode acceleration is supported on both platforms.

- The 10" Eee Pad will not support MKVs at this time

I also got clarification on the minimum focus distance for the camera on the Eee Pad. It's 10cm, not 10mm as ASUS originally told us.

There's nothing terribly surprising about these details, but the lack of MKV support out of the box for the 10" Eee Pad is disappointing. There's enough ambiguity in ASUS' statement to not give up all hope, but I'm not sure this will be the play anything iPad alternative that many were hoping for from the first Tegra 2 tablets.

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  • av.kumar85 - Monday, June 7, 2010 - link

    I'm sorry, I don't know of the support features.. but why would you go for this? None of the posts i read featured the Notion Ink Adam. Now thats the device you should be looking at.
  • fancarolina - Wednesday, June 16, 2010 - link

    Many of you seem to be upset with the lack of MKV support. Windows Embedded Compact isn't some strange far out operating system it's Windows 7 with more control over the components you install initially. There will be nothing to stop you from installing VLC Player and playing movies just fine.

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