Since its debut at CES, ASUS' Eee Pad Slider has been a hotly anticipated device, blurring the line between tablets, netbooks, and webtops. After months of waiting, it seems the Slider is almost upon us - Engadget reported today that based on the information received at an event in New York, ASUS' latest entry into the tablet market will be available by the end of this month.

The Slider's 16GB model will be coming in at $475, with a 32GB model available for $575. For those who need a reminder, here are some of the Slider's specs again:

  • Android 3.2
  • Dual Core Tegra 2 Processor
  • 10" IPS Display (1280x800)
  • 1.2MP Front Shooter and 5MP Rear Shooter (with flash)
  • Mini-HDMI, Mini-USB, and MicroSD slots
  • Bluetooth 2.1+EDR, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
  • 2.2 lb
  • 1/2" thick

Engadget goes on to break down their hands-on experience, explaining that the Slider looks quite elegant in person, and while the keyboard's sliding mechanism eats up a fair amount of space, it's still a relatively comfortable typing experience when processing words in "short bursts." This is aided however by the seemingly strong build quality.

Head over to Engadget for the original story.

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  • LingK

    Wonder if it will support a mouse. This would be the best of 3 worlds. Laptop, Tablet, and Android.

  • Carlos

    @LingK, it should at least support a bluetooth mouse. I saw one running natively on a geekbeat video. Just pair it and it ran. This was using a Samsung Galaxy Tab right out of the box.

  • http://seanslater.com Sean

    Wish it had 3G - then it would have been perfect!

    • Brian

      At least as an option. I personally would rather just tether to my phone since I already pay for that data, and it is LTE, but I can see the attraction of a completely independent device, especially for business use.

  • http://www.matterhorncommunications.com Matt

    for the love of god Asus, hurry up with the 3G stuff....