I may have reduced my Eee to the status of secondary computer already, but it doesn’t mean I no longer give a damn about Eee products. On the contrary, I’m pretty still interested in the different products they’re making. Also, I seriously want to see how bad they’re fragmenting the Eee brand. But that’s going to be a post for another day.
What you’re seeing is the much-awaited Eee PC tablet, the one where we talked about it running an NVIDIA Tegra processor. It is running a Tegra – most likely the recently-announced Tegra 2 – and this tablet here is called the Asus Eee PC Touch Series.
But here’s the rub – the Tegra doesn’t run Windows XP. Or Vista. Or 7. That means we’re going to be stuck with whatever OS Asus is going to put on these tablets. Sure the Tegra 2 is fast and all, but Asus better build a great Linux distro to run this thing. The modified Xandros they put on the Eee PCs just isn’t going to cut it. Also, it’s ugly.
On the upside, this means the Asus Eee PC Touch will have an astounding battery life; we can expect it to run for days without the need to recharge on normal usage. If they can put in a great OS with a nice UI, this will be a winner, especially when we know that the Eee branding means it’s a lower-tier product, thus the smaller price tag. Apple Tablet, you better watch out.
By the way, here’s a video:
[picture via Carrypad]