So, let's break it down clearly. Asus plans to start selling two Eee Pad models, the 12" EP121 and 10" EP101TC—by the "first quarter of next year". The estimated price will be $399 and $499 respectively, with the EP121 running on Windows 7 Home Premium, and the EP101TC using "Windows Embedded Compact 7".
Some more comparisons between the two:
- Storage options for the EP101TC are 16, 32, and 64 GB SSDs, while the EP121 will store data on a 32, 64, or 128 GB SSD.
- The webcam for the EP101TC will be 0.3 megapixels, compared to the 1.3 megapixel webcam of the EP121.
- Both tablets will support 802.11b/g/n connectivity
- The EP101TC and EP121 will feature stereo speakers embedded on either side of their respective touch-sensitive displays.
- While the EP121 has HDMI-out, the EP101TC will have to plug into a dock to output an HDMI signal.
- Last but not least: The EP101TC will use 512MB DDR2 RAM, while its larger counterpart will tap on 2GB of DDR2 memory. Both tablets will use SO-DIMM slots, so does this mean end-users can add memory?
Some pictures of the EP101TC (our first series of Eee Pad pics were of the EP121):
And yes, that's an iPad in the last picture.