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Asus Eee Slate EP121

alaTest has collected and analyzed 453 reviews of Asus Eee Slate EP121. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers really like the design and durability. The screen and usability also get good feedback, whereas the price and reliability get less positive views.

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Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Asus Eee Slate EP121

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 257 user reviews of Asus Eee Slate EP121 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the performance.

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77% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: ASUS Eee Slate EP121-1A011M 12.1-Inch Tablet PCASUS Eee Slate EP121-1A011M 12.1-Inch Tablet PC

Oct, 2018

Expert review by : Dan Ackerman (cnet.com)

Asus Eee Slate EP121 review:

 

It may be like a sighting of the Loch Ness Monster (or at least the Jersey Devil), but we might have finally found that elusive Windows touch-screen tablet that doesn't make us want to run screaming back to a traditional clamshell laptop. The Asus Eee...

With a sharp design and a powerful Intel Core i5 CPU, the Asus Eee Slate EP121 is a Windows tablet that doesn't feel like a toy.

Starting at about $1,000, this is a lot more expensive than some other popular tablets, and no matter how good the hardware, Window 7 just isn't made for fingertip input.

Asus has a fresh take on the oft-maligned Windows tablet in the fast-running Eee Slate EP121, a touch-screen slate coupled with its own Bluetooth keyboard.

May, 2011

Expert review by (notebookcheck.net)

Review Asus Eee Slate EP121 Tablet/MID

 

High performance tablet. The Eee PC creator's answer to iPad & co. is a tablet with the performance of a subnotebook. In any case, an Intel Core i5 CPU, a 4 GB RAM, a 12" display and Windows 7 rouse interest. We've tested the other things that Asus has...

Display: bright, high contrast, viewing angle stable, High resolution, USB 2.0, System performance, Compatibility, Viable supplies, Finger and stylus inputting, Stable case, The vast functionality with relatively high system performance and the very...

High weight for a tablet, Relatively short battery life, Very stiff USB ports, Reflective display, An AR coated display surface, smoother USB ports and UMTS

Mar, 2011

Expert review by : MobileTechReview.com (mobiletechreview.com)

ASUS Eee Slate EP121

 

Superb display with touch and pen, fast Intel Core i5, runs cool., Excellent AFFS display with capacitive multi-touch and Wacom active digitizer and pen. Fast for a tablet with enough horsepower to handle business and art applications. Runs cool and...

3 hour battery life isn't impressive., Battery life isn't stellar

This is one of the best Windows 7 tablets we’ve seen in years, and one of the few slate designs that targets not just artists and verticals but consumers. The $999 to $1,099 price tag might sound high relative to consumer notebooks, but it’s much...

Mar, 2011

Expert review by (best-ereaders.com)

Eee Pad ep121

 

The Asus EEE Pad EP's 12.1-inch frame houses two docking stations – one consists of a Bluetooth keyboard, and the other includes a 500GB hard disk inside and also an additional battery. The second dock gives you the option to turn the tablet into a...

Intel’s CULV processor is known to perform better than the quite lethargic ATOM. As such, we can expect a multi-tasking tablet that allows full use of Windows’ productivity and office suites. - Despite the 12-inch frame, the EP 121 is lighter and...

There was no way of testing the battery life or the features of the device, as the prototype displayed at Computex 2010 didn’t even power up. Thus, we have no way of knowing yet whether the device gets hot after a certain period of use. If it does,...

For those who are tired of toting heavy laptop anywhere, this lightweight, aluminum-shelled $399 entry from Asus may hit the streets in Q1 2011. With or without a keyboard, the Asus EEE Pad EP121 offers solid computing experience. Plug in the keyboard...

Expert review by : Alan Dexter (techradar.com)

Asus Eee Slate EP121 review

 

Can this Windows tablet get Microsoft back in the touchscreen game?

Incredible specification ; Windows 7 compatibility ; Excellent 12.1-inch screen ; Wacom digitizer

Woeful battery life ; Weighty companion ; Windows 7 isn't great on tablets ; Not the cheapest option

There are two kinds of tablet in the world.

Apr, 2011

Expert review by : Craig Simms (cnet.com.au)

Asus Eee Slate EP121

 

All the flexibility of Windows in a Tablet ; Includes Art Rage 3 ; Pressure sensitive stylus ; Sound is surprisingly good ; Well-built ; Included case is quite useful

The same old Windows-touch frustrations ; Definite lag between pen stroke and on-screen result ; Rotation is horrifically laggy ; 125% default DPI causes undesirable scaling with some programs

We've had reservations about Windows 7 as a touch OS ever since Microsoft announced it; however, the Eee Slate EP121 goes some way to alleviating those. It'll likely take Windows 8 to go all the way, and by then, it may be too late. Until then, the Eee...

Apr, 2011

Expert review by : Rob Coppinger (theinquirer.net)

Asus Eee Slate EP121 first impressions

 

Feels like a Windows 7 desktop

the cachet of being one of a few, but when that unique club is tablets using Windows 7 many will question its viability as a product unless the target buyers are business people.

Jan, 2011

Consumer review (cnet.com)

"Best windows tablet to date."

 

Great computer. Is the same thing as the new B121 model. I recommend it to anyone & everyone.

Includes Bluetooth keyboard, pen, case. Hard screen is easy to write on. Recognizes pen and finger input automatically, scroll with finger automatically.

Sharp movements loosen the battery cable and it won't turn on or charge. You can either send it back and they will fix it, send it back or pop the back off and just unplug/replug the battery. I suggest the second option.

Apr, 2012

Consumer review (cnet.com)

Best windows tablet to date.

 

Great computer. Is the same thing as the new B121 model. I recommend it to anyone & everyone.

Includes Bluetooth keyboard, pen, case. Hard screen is easy to write on. Recognizes pen and finger input automatically, scroll with finger automatically.

Sharp movements loosen the battery cable and it won't turn on or charge. You can either send it back and they will fix it, send it back or pop the back off and just unplug/replug the battery. I suggest the second option.

Apr, 2012

Consumer review (cnet.com)

looks slick, but not recommend

 

more portable than laptop, good for note taking at a meeting, good for ebooks

relatively heavy, often freeze screens, too short battery life

Apr, 2012

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:High Definition (HD)
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2

Battery

Battery Capacity:34
Battery capacity (Watt hours):34
Battery life (max):4.5
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo)
Continuous video playback time:2.4
Number of battery cells:4

Camera

Built-in camera: Yes
Main camera resolution (numeric):2
Maximum video resolution:1920 x 1080
Second camera: No
Video recording: Yes

Design

Color of product:Black, White / Silver
Form Factor:Slate

Display

Display Diagonal:12.1
Display Resolution:1280 x 800
LED backlight: Yes
Touch screen: Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touchscreen:Y
Touchscreen type:Capacitive

Energy Management

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output voltage:19.5
AC adapter power:60

Graphics

Graphics:HD Graphics
Graphics adapter:HD Graphics
Graphics adapter family:Intel

Memory

Internal memory:2 / 4
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:4

Networking

3G: No
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:3.0 / 3.0+HS
Data network: No
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11n
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Other Features

64-bit computing: Yes
Docking connector: No
Keyboard type:Bluetooth
Maximum internal memory:4096
Maximum memory:4096
Memory slots:1x SO-DIMM
Processor socket:BGA1288
Solid-state drive capacity:32 / 64
Speakers:Stereo
Video playback: Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes

Packaging Content

Keyboard supplied: Yes
Manual: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes

Performance

GPS: No
GPS (satellite):N
Image formats supported:JPG
Operating system architecture:32-bit / 64-bit
Position location:N

Ports & interfaces

Combo headphone/mic port: Yes
DC-in jack: Yes
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone Out:N / Y
Microphone in:No / Yes
Mini HDMI ports quantity:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output voltage:19.5
AC adapter power:60

Processor

Bus type:DMI
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):10
Graphics & IMC lithography:45
Number of Processing Die Transistors:382
PCI Express configurations:1x16
Processing die size:81
Processor:i5-470UM
Processor ARK ID:50026
Processor boost frequency:1.86
Processor cache:3
Processor cache type:L3
Processor code:SLBXP
Processor codename:Arrandale
Processor cores:2
Processor family:Intel Core i5
Processor frequency:1.33
Processor lithography:32
Processor model:i5-470UM
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor package size:34
Processor threads:4
Stepping:K0
Supported instruction sets:SSE4.1,SSE4.2
System bus rate:2.5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):18
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y
Tjunction:105

Processor special features

Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel Clear Video Technology:Y
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: Yes
Intel FDI Technology: Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access: Yes
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):Y
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y
Intel® Smart Cache:Y
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:Y
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Physical Address Extension (PAE):Y

Software

Operating system installed:Windows 7 / Windows 7 Professional
Operating system version:Home Premium / Professional
Platform:Windows

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:MMC, SD, SDHC, SDXC
Internal storage capacity:32 / 64
Storage media:SSD

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.665 / 8.15
Height:0.665 / 8.15
Weight:2.56
Width:12.3