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Asus Eee Pad tablet with a slide out keyboard goes on sale next week

Taiwanese based computer company Asus has announced its much awaited Asus Eee Pad Slider tablet is finally hitting the shops on October 24th, with its ability to become a physical keyboard based device by sliding out its keyboard from behind the screen.

The Asus Eee pad slider was launched at Las Vegas’ Computer Electronics Show in January, along with the company’s Eee Transformer tablet which could become a laptop by the addition of a sturdy keyboard.

Asus’ slider runs from the Google ‘Honeycomb’ tablet operating system, with a 10.1-inch 1280x800 WXGA Display, with NVIDIA Tegra 2 dual core processor, 16GB of internal storage with 1GB of RAM, a 5 megapixel camera and a 1.2MP front-facing variant.

The IPS panel provides a 178-degree viewing angle with ten finger mulit-touch support, which includes a mini HDMI output, Adobe flash support and an eight hour battery life.

The slider gets its name by offering a full qwerty keyboard that slides out, which when opened up sits at a fixed angle, in much the same way as the Nokia E7.

Asus Eee Pad will be available at from PC World and Currys, with a cost attached of £429.99 from Monday October 24th.

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Rob has worked in the affiliate industry for many years with large publishers, and previously worked as a journalist on titles such as Wired, PC Magazine, ITProPortal, The Register, The Inquirer, Pocket-Lint, Mobile Industry Review, Know Your Mobile and The Gadget Show.