Published On: Wed, May 13th, 2015

Critical Review of the Asus EEE Pad Slider SL101

The Asus EEE Pad Slider SL101 has an in-built QWERTY keyboard, which is capable of being pulled in and out. It is an interesting feature that points to the modernity of the design. The interface reminds the user of the Android 3.2 devices. There is a full sized USB port for purposes of improving connectivity. On the downside the power button has been placed in a weird section. Moreover the portability question has not yet been answered satisfactorily.

Specifications: It is fair to say that the Asus EEE Pad Slider SL101 is a very businesslike gadget. It is designed to delivery great specifications with limited fuss and the creators have been particularly successful in their mission. You do not have to worry about the need to purchase a separate keyboard for purposes of working with this gadget because the slider is a nice little feature. The pricing strategy is $479 for the 16GB version and $579 for the 32GB version. The prices were quoted on the 27th of September and could change at any point depending on the website which you are using. The keyboard is very sturdy and gives you confidence as you work.

In order to accommodate the new features on the Asus EEE Pad Slider SL101, you will have to contend with a much thicker gadget that is hefty in its dimensions. The 10” screen is great but you will not be able to put it against the other modern gadgets which are concentrating on the ability to compress functionality into the smallest places possible. For example the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 is 50% lighter than this gadget. The upside is that the productivity is very high. The angled display is great for typing and generalized navigation. There are 4 Android keys which are labeled Home, Back, Menu and Search according to the standard conventions.

 Asus EEE Pad Slider SL101

Asus EEE Pad Slider SL101


The space bar is not a particularly effective design on the Asus EEE Pad Slider SL101. It is too low within the recess. This means that users can sometimes injure their hand as they attempt to navigate the keyboard. There are two main colors which are given for buyers. You can select either the metallic brown version or the pearl white one. The back is made of rubber. The resolution on this gadget is an amazing 1280 pixels by 800 pixels. Some users have complained of an occasional glare on the display.

Best Feature: The Asus EEE Pad Slider SL101 has a 1 GHz dual core NVIDIA Tegra 2 processing unit which is capable of producing up to 1 GB of Ram. The memory can range from 16GB to 32GB.

Pros: Without a doubt the modern keyboard is the best feature associated with the Asus EEE Pad Slider SL101. This is a gadget that was made for the busy typists.

Cons: There are a few placement problems but you can usually get round them. This gadget is as good as it gets in the class.

Summary: Are you looking to be dazzled by great design and a modern keyboard? If that is the case then the Asus EEE Pad Slider SL101 fits the bill.

Editor Rating: This gadget deserves 4.5 points out of 5 for the innovation that has been invested in the keyboard design.

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