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Asus EEE Slate EP121

alaTest has collected and analyzed 445 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the design and usability. The portability and responsiveness are also mentioned favorably, whereas the features and reliability get less positive opinions.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Tablets the Asus EEE Slate EP121 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Review Asus Eee Slate EP121 Tablet/MID

 

High performance tablet. The Eee PC creator's answer to iPad & co

Display: bright, high contrast, viewing angle stable; High resolution; USB 2.0; System performance; Compatibility; Viable supplies; Finger and stylus inputting; Stable case

High weight for a tablet; Relatively short battery life; Very stiff USB ports; Reflective display

It usually is at an advantage in view of mobility. The combination of display size, display quality and system performance can't yet be supplied by any other manufacturer.

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Asus Eee Slate EP121 (64GB)

 

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.

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Asus Eee Slate EP121 – Latest Take On Oft-Maligned Windows Tablet

 

There hasn't been many of the Windows touch-screen laptop that hasn't made us run back to the more conventional clamshell laptop, but thankfully, that is not the case with the Asus Eee Slate EP121. This all new Windows touch-screen tablet stretches its...

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Asus Slate more of a laptop masquerading as a tablet

 

At a glance, the Eee Slate EP121 is a big iPad that runs Windows 7. That's about where the similarities end, though.

I’m going to expand on that, but this little summary does a good job of succinctly telling the story of Asus’ new tablet. It’s all most people need to know in order to understand that this portable PC probably isn't for them. For the minority...

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ASUS Eee Slate EP121

 

The ASUS Eee Slate EP121 has some inconvenient design flaws that will be most apparent to those who prefer to use a physical keyboard with their tablet PCs. However, if you plan to use the device mainly in tablet mode, you'll enjoy the speed and...

This tablet PC has a powerful and fast Intel Core CPU and a solid-state hard drive

The Bluetooth keyboard doesn't have a trackpad or mouse

It's a good option for on-the-go users who plan to use it primarily in tablet mode.

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Asus' Eee Slate EP121: A Windows 7-Based Tablet PC

 

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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...

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"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.

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"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

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"Slick but buggy, forget about Asus customer support!"

 

The product just came with too many defects for me to be comfortable with a $1200 purchase price. When I tried Asus customer service, they were not helpful, frankly, they were non-existent! (Go and try their tablet support chat function for yourself,...

1) Full windows functionality in a portable, easy to see tablet, 2) Fast enough 3)Seamless wifi and bluetooth, 4)The display is top-shelf,5) Built in gyro and lock for portrait and landscape views. 6) great screen!

1)defective analogue sound output jack or the software 2)defective stylus bin 3) Screen odd dimension-carried hidden user interface issues(frustratingly, when adjusting Flash settings)4)Battery life only about 3 hrs.5)Asus product support very poor.

Product Specifications

Configuration

DVD Writer: No
Embedded 3G/4G: No
Embedded UMTS: No
Fingerprint Reader: No
Hard Drive Type:Flash Hard Drive
Remote Control: No
TV Card: No
Video Editing Card: No
Web Cam: Yes

Connectivity

Bluetooth: Yes
Card Reader:2 in 1 Card Reader
Firewire: No
TV Output: Yes
Wireless LAN: Yes

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:10
LED Backlight:Edge LED
True Resolution:WXGA

General Features

Intel ® Centrino Technology: No
Intel Centrino Technology: No
Media Centre Edition: No
Netbook: No
RAM Type:DDR3 SDRAM
Type:Tablet

Graphic

Brand of Graphic Chip:Intel
GPU Model (Graphic Card):INTEL HD GPU

Processor

Chipset Brand:Intel
Chipset Type:HM55
Processor:CORE I5
Processor Brand:Intel
Processor Number:I5-470UM
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