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Old 06-25-2010, 05:27 PM   #1
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Asus Eee Tablet prototype photos


Some guy managed to get hold of ASUS' CEO, Jerry Shen at Computex and take some photos of the Eee Tablet prototype. Full article here (in Russian), but here's some highlights:
  • design is supposed to be very close to final
  • 8'', 1024x768 2540dpi screen
  • has a camera ("to take photos of your notes")
  • touch screen operable with stylus only (Wacom?) but there's a touch-sensitive control strip under the screen
  • voice recorder
  • 0.1s screen update (icon change animation)
  • expected to be released before the start of school year, priced $190 to $299
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Old 06-25-2010, 06:19 PM   #2
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Some guy managed to get hold of ASUS' CEO, Jerry Shen at Computex and take some photos of the Eee Tablet prototype. Full article here (in Russian), but here's some highlights:
  • design is supposed to be very close to final
  • 8'', 1024x768 2540dpi screen
  • has a camera ("to take photos of your notes")
  • touch screen operable with stylus only (Wacom?) but there's a touch-sensitive control strip under the screen
  • voice recorder
  • 0.1s screen update (icon change animation)
  • expected to be released before the start of school year, priced $190 to $299
A search would have showed posts of this the better part of a month ago, with videos demonstrating it to boot.
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Old 06-25-2010, 11:40 PM   #3
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The pictures from that site are good -- best closeups I've seen. Really looking forward to the device. Thanks igorsk!

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Old 06-26-2010, 12:25 AM   #4
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This actually looks kind of bland to me, though we'll have to wait to see how it performs.
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Old 06-26-2010, 12:35 AM   #5
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It's looking like something that would suit -- if they get the software right.

Notepad, Calendar, Contacts, eBooks. Like a super-Palm.

Plus, bonus, it's Linux. So even if it's wrong, it can be fixed.

Want.

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  • 8'', 1024x768 2540dpi screen
An 8" screen at 1024x768 is 160dpi. Respectable for anything over 4", but not ground-breaking.
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Doesn't need to be groundbreaking. Needs to show some good design and function. If you're focused on meeting a functional niche instead of showing off, maybe, maybe it'll actually work.

I'm just hoping they spend some time on the firmware. And if not, that someone else will. It's a big enough company, maybe a decent fan-base will pop up.

I'm not a fan of e-ink, and I love touchscreens. For organizing and ebook purposes, there aren't a lot of choices given those restrictions.

I'm really hoping it ends up being responsive and that it works.

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