We knew that the guys over at ASUS had some pretty cool surprises in store for us this year, and sure enough, the company delivered on its promises, revealing a host of new tablets at CES 2011, including here the device you'll read about as follows, namely the Eee Slate EP121, touted as being the world's most powerful tablet to date.
According to Asus, the Eee Slate EP121 is designed for users who require a highly portable handheld device that can also run standard office software while multitasking with other applications.
For this reason, it is powered by an Intel Core i5 dual-core processor, while also featuring a 12.1-inch LED-backlit display with a 1280 x 800 resolution and a wide 178° viewing angle, making it perfectly suited for both productivity applications and multimedia entertainment.
The Eee Slate also comes with 32GB or 64GB of SSD storage (expandable via SDXC), and up to 4GB of DDR3 RAM.
Additionally, Windows 7 Home Premium ensures full compatibility with a wide range of popular applications controlled by flexible input options.
The capacitive touch-screen responds fast and easy to fingertip control for day-to-day use, while the capacitive stylus offers fine precision input and control.
Plus, an on-screen keyboard is also complimented by support for an external Bluetooth keyboard for traditional desktop use.
All models have 802.11n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 3.0, a 2-megapixel camera, plus two USB 2.0 ports that provide full support for a wide range of standard PC peripherals, along with a mini-HDMI port that is ideal for connecting to external displays.
Of course, the fact that we're talking about the world's most powerful tablet does come at a price, as the Eee Slate EP121 will apparently sell for somewhere in the vicinity of 1,000 US dollars, with a more advanced model yet to be released going at around US $1,100.
Availability is slated for January 2011, but no specific details on this topic have been yet provided.