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Asus Unveils New Android And Windows 7 Tablets

Asustek has unveiled four new tablet devices to take on Apple's iPad in 2011 in a news conference previewing the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

The Asus Eee Pad Slider will come with a 10.1-inch screen and will be powered by Nvidia Tegra dual-core processor that offers state-of-the-art graphics.

As the name suggests, the tablet will come with a sliding QWERTY keyboard and will feature the new Google Android Honeycomb operating system created specifically for tablets.

The tablet is set for release this May, costing $499 to $799.

The Eee Pad MeMO sports a 7-inch multitouch screen, dual cameras, a Qualcomm Snapdragon and will also run on Android. The device will be launched in June and will be priced between $499 and $699.

Asus also unveiled the Eee Pad Transformer, a 10.1-inch tablet that transforms into a laptop with a detachable, full-sized keyboard. The Eee Pad Transformer is set for release this April.

The company will also release the Windows 7-based Eee Slate E121, set to be powered by an Intel Core i5 processor and coming complete with HD media support. The device is expected to go on sale later this month.