ASUS Eee Tablet – your graphics tablet mated with your eReader
The ASUS Eee Tablet is one of those tablet products that you never quite thought of, but now that you know about it you really, really want it. Half graphics tablet — with an amazing 2450 dpi input sensitivity which puts it on par with a Wacom Bamboo Pen & Touch graphics tablet — and half monochromatic eReader, the ASUS Eee Tablet features a 8-inch screen with a 1024 x 768 resistive touchscreen panel and 64 levels of gray.
The ASUS Eee Tablet sports a fairly amazing refresh rate of one tenth of a second plus a 2MP camera for snapping shots. Couple that with a 10 hour battery life and a price between $199 to $299 when it launches in September and you have a very interesting tablet product. The main focus of the ASUS Eee Tablet is the notepad ability. Similar in concept to the super-affordable Boogie Board LCD Writing Tablet, the Eee Tablet provides a far better execution and allows you to save drawings, notes and doodles to the included MicroSD card slot. You can then import that information to your computer over USB.
Certainly the applications for the Eee Tablet are plentiful but we can really see this being used in the business world. It’d be perfect for note taking, snapping pictures of important presentation data and jotting down meeting notes or tasks. The eReader functionality would also lend itself to viewing work documents and PDFs (that is if it supports PDFs — information on the Eee Tablet’s eReading capabilities are lacking). Still, this certainly has the potential to be everything the Plastic Logic QUE ProReader was supposed to — at possibly under 1/3rd of the cost.
View the Engadget hands-on of the device below and get your money ready in hand for September.