More Hands On With the Asus Eee Tablets

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.

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  • bv90andy
    Windows Embedded 7 is locked, right? I don't M$ affords to have a locked system. Only Apple has enough apps to support such a device.