Breaking our deeply rooted habits,tablets have apparently transformed the way we do personal computing,and rightfully thus, we have been treated to a broad range of models– while, there is however extremely however innovation among themwhen it arrives to form factor. In its bid to create a name foritself in this highly competitive market, Asus was able to captureour care on the Eee Pad Transformer from last year not only for itscheap cost, but for its innovative keyboard dock likeconsiderable.
Luckily for us, the time has arrive to examineit another interesting plan by the company – the Asus Eee PadSlider SL101. On this tablet, the manufacturer has forgone thekeyboard dock and has easily integrated a physical keyboard to cutdown the amount of items you require to lug about. Staring at it headwith, the Eee Pad Slider has a slight similarity to the originalTransformer, but upon closer inspection, they are really extremelydifferent from one another. Including all, the Asus Eee Pad Slider isbasically thicker (0.68”/17.2mm thick), heavier (33.86 oz/960grams), and by golly a whole lot larger in every way imaginable,compared to both the Transformer and the Prime.
Not afraid to conceal its girth, ourhands tire extreme simply later holding the hefty tablet for a littlebit of time, but then again, that is the compromise created to pack akeyboard. It is soundly solid feeling thanks to its hardy plasticbody that is accentuated by its contrasting soft touch surfaces.Rather than boasting an in your face feel, it plays it safe bysticking to a conventional plan that does not take away from itssecret surprise.
Very much acting like a netbook, wedetect an abundance of ports and buttons about its slopes, positioned in places that we would generally detect then with alaptop. These have its power button, volume rocker, manual resetbutton, micro SD card slot, proprietorship charging/data port, miniHDMI port, 3.5mm headset jack, and full-sized USB port. Eventually,its lonesome 5-megapixel auto-focus camera sits squarely in the back,but it is lacking a flash.
The Slider boasts the same displaydetected with the original Transformer, which is none other ascompared to a 10.1” WXGA (1280 x 800) IPS screen. Just as earlier,we are content on its quality thanks to its pleasant seeming details,broad considering angles, high-contrast appearance, and realisticcolor production. Examining it out ahead in outdoor conditions, weare however able to visibly make out items with display on nearly nomatters at all – and it easily goes to display why we are verypleased once again by it.