COMPUTEX 2010 – Asus Notebooks, Netbooks, and Tablets

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Eee PCs with Style and Touch

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Some people may tell you that the netbook is obsolete, especially with alternative devices like smartphones and the Apple iPad. Asus doesn’t think so, since the Eee PC brand is still alive and kicking.

Take the Asus Eee PC 1008P KR, for instance. Even more style conscious than the Eee PC Seashell line, this collection comes by way of “Plastic Poet” Karim Rashid. The wavy texture on the lid will certainly set you apart from the other folks at the coffee shop. Expect it in pink or brown.

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Do you remember the Gigabyte M912? Asus does that kind of thing too with its Eee PC Touch line. The Eee PC T101MT is a multi-touch tablet netbook PC with a 10.1-inch display, Windows 7, 1GB/2GB DDR2 RAM, optional Bluetooth 2.1, and PenWrite technology for smooth handwriting.

Attacking Apple with Eee Pad?

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Do you want an alternative to the iPad? Asus wants to approach this market too with no fewer than two different offerings. Shown above is the bigger of the two: the Asus Eee Pad EP121. Running on Windows 7 Home Premium, this tablet has a 12-inch display, Core 2 Duo processor, hi-def stereo speakers, Flash support, embedded webcam, and multitasking.

The Eee Pad EP101TC features a 10-inch display and works with Windows Embedded Compact 7. Interestingly, it uses an NVIDIA T20 processor to go with its 512MB DDR2 RAM and 16GB/32GB/64GB solid state drive. It has HDMI-out via the docking port too.

Asus Sight, Sound, and Performance

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I’ve always been a fan of Asus hardware when it comes to notebooks and netbooks. The performance is usually there and the design is typically attractive, but the notebook brand doesn’t really get the same kind of attention in North America as it does in Asia.¬†Offering HD+ displays, multitouch interfaces, Bang & Olufsen audio, and even “Plastic Poet” artistic input, Asus certainly has a lot to offer to the mobile computing market. Be sure to hit up the gallery on the next page to see more good stuff from Asus.

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Michael Kwan is freelance writer and professional gadget geek. He's been reporting on the world of technology for years, playing countless console games along the way too. Be sure to check out his personal blog, Beyond the Rhetoric, for posts on freelance writing, personal development, entertainment, video games, and more. Follow him on Twitter too: @michaelkwan

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