Asus' Eee Slate EP121/B121: A Windows 7-Based Tablet PC

CPU Performance: Core i5-470UM

Geekbench is a synthetic metric similar to SiSoftware's Sandra. We're using Geekbench because it runs on multiple platforms. That means we can use it to make apples to apples comparisons against other x86-based devices. If you want to go into more depth with our results than what we're providing here, the detailed breakdown is posted to Google Docs.

Even though the Eee Slate centers on an older platform, this benchmark epitomizes the difference between the x86 architecture and ARM's RISC ISA. We already know that the ARM-based designed are very power-friendly, but it's interesting to note how it sizes up to Atom and gets blown away by the desktop-derived, but ultra-low voltage Arrandale-based Core i5.

Granted, while the Eee Slate's CPU is much faster, it needs that performance in order to cope with running a full-blown desktop operating system.

The memory tests in Geekbench demonstrate the gap that separates the Cortex-A9-based iPads and Intel's Core i5-470UM in memory performance. Of course, remember that the Core i5's memory controller is on-package, but not on the same die as the processing cores. Moreover, the Eee Slate achieves less than half of the score as the Sandy Bridge-based Core i5-2520M, which does, in fact, boast an on-die dual-channel memory controller.

  • Maziar
    Looks good but IMO,Win7 isn't designed for touch screens.Hopefully Win8 will add a decent touch UI to the OS which makes the Windows tablets more useful
  • hardcore_gamer
    Intel HD graphics..that ruined everything
  • I think thats the worst idea in tablet world; putting windows 7 on a tablet... dealing with sidebars even makes me sick on 24" screen with a hi-res mouse... I cant think of it on 12" screen with fingers... and thats already tried and failed a few years ago; tablet PC's... Will somebody take any lesson from failed ideas? or even from Ipad's success? Grow-up and see what's happening... or leave it all to Apple...
  • back_by_demand
    All this tells me is that the inevitable rise of Fusion or Sandybridge with integrated graphics, or ION based tablets, Windows 8 will steal the show.

    When the hardware gets to a good enough standard then the peoiple will flock to a REAL operating system.

  • DjEaZy
    ... whardcore_gamerIntel HD graphics..that ruined everything... AMD's Fusion would be a better choice...
  • boiler1990
    I'd like a W8 tablet that could simply change interfaces between the WP7-esque look in tablet mode and a W7-like interface with the addition of a keyboard dock (basically a W8 Transformer).
  • I current own a ASUS slate. For those who are interested in this tablet. Here is my suggestion. Get the 2G ram/32G SDD one. and upgrade the ram to 4G and intel X310 series 80G. the final price will be abour $50 more than 4G/64G one; however, u gain better SSD performace as well as more storage. I have been using this one for 3 monthes now, I would say, compare to wacom's other drawing table, this one still a little beyond, however, when u compare with Wacom's Cintiq12WX, Slate does provide the same function, without an extra computer. I would say 256 level vs 1024 level is a little trade off for convenience and price. As a graphic designer (not illustrator), i dont really find the 256 level is a huge issue. Tho if ASUS intend to relseae 2nd Gen of this product' i will be really interested in seeing them switch to AMD fusion. intel's HD chip is simply a joke. I would trade off some CPU power for more powerful graphic. Anyway, final thought.. this is the only table with pen function that can run Adobe CS5. I only hope it wont be hard to find the replacement battery...
  • Phu5ion
    A tablet with Intel graphics and Windows OS? What a waste.
  • spsfinest
    Why is there no page for battery life? Was this thing such a poor performer you were to embarrassed for it to post the info Tom?
  • acku
    @spsfinest -> Page 9