The Asus Eee Pad Slider Android Honeycomb tablet was announced in January alongside the Eee Pad Transformer. The Transformer has been available everywhere for many months now, yet the Slider has only gone on sale in the US about a month ago. Better late than never, right?
If you’re in the UK and are wondering when the Asus Eee Pad Slider will finally come your way, wonder no more for we have the answer. The sliding tablet will be out on October 24 – this coming Monday. It will be sold by PC World and Curry’s, both online and in-store. Prices will start at £429.99.
On the inside, the Slider is very similar to its sibling, the Transformer, having a dual-core Nvidia Tegra 2 processor, and a 10.1-inch 1280×800 touchscreen. On the outside there’s a certain resemblance in functionality, in that both tablets let you use a physical QWERTY keyboard for text input, yet they do this in different ways. While the Transformer pops into its keyboard dock, the Slider’s keyboard is built-in, and you simply slide the touchscreen upward to reveal it.
It’s clearly going to be a niche device, yet it’s nice to see different form factors being tested on tablets. Everyone is sick of Android tablets being nothing more than carbon copies of each other.