That big "Concept Design" plastered beside the demo unit is quite a disclaimer
Whether or not the Asus EeePad is on your radar, here are confirmed specs and pictures of the demo unit from COMPUTEX 2010.
And by "confirmed", we're talking about the specs listed right below the Asus EeePad station in the Microsoft booth. The unit was off, and enclosed in a acrylic cube, which kept us from getting our dirty hands on it.
- 12" display
- Intel Core 2 Duo
- Windows 7 Home Premium
- DDR2 SO-DIMM 2GB
- 32 or 64 GB SSD
- 0.3 megapixel webcam
- Stereo speakers
- SIM slot
- "Polymer Battery"
Seems like Asus is keeping its cards close to its chest for this one. The big "Concept Design" sticker beside the device casts even the design of the demo unit (a display that extends near the edges framed by a washed metal case) into doubt. Weight was "TBD", along with what colors the EeePad would be available in.
The minimalist look of the Asus EeePad we saw works for and against the product. On one hand the clean lines and lack of extraneous bells and whistles promises a user-friendly experience. Yet, trapped within its transparent prison with the screen off, the Asus EeePad looked so plain.
We'll try to corner an Asus rep for more details, including more specific... specs, estimated availability and price. So stay tuned!