Asus has quietly added a new Windows tablet PC model, for Europe at least. The Asus Eee Slate B121 is what we can consider a business edition of the original Asus Eee Slate EP121 that’s already available.
We can consider it the business edition because the B121 is pre-loaded with either Windows 7 Professional or Ultimate in 64-bit editions, while the EP121 currently ships with the consumer friendly Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit operating system only.
However other than the differing operating systems the new Asus Eee Slate B121 isn’t that much different from the EP121. The two tablet PCs both come with 12.1-inch WXGA (1280×800) capacitive multi-touch displays with active digitizers for stylus input, 1.33 GHz Intel Core i5-470UM dual-core processors, 4GB of DDR3 RAM, a 64GB SSD (the EP121 has the option for a 32GB SSD), a stylus pen, and a Bluetooth keyboard.
According to Swiss online store search engine finder.ch the B121 is offered for as low as CHF 1’298 .60 (Swiss Francs) for a Windows 7 Professional model and a B121 with Windows 7 Ultimate for CHF 1’316 .55.
The full model name for the B121 is ASUS Eee Slate B121-1A007F but if you search for that name all you’ll find are listings for Europe. Asus has announced the new B121 tablet PC for European countries only at this time. If you’re in the United States you’ll have to settle for the Windows 7 Home Premium inclusive Asus Eee Slate EP121 tablet PC, the EP121 is available online for as low as $1,041 online.
Here are the main specifications for the ASUS Eee Slate B121-1A007F:
|Operating system:||Microsoft Windows 7 Professional/Ultimate 64-bit Edition|
|Dimensions:||31.2 cm x 1.7 cm x 20.7 cm (width x depth x height)|
|Display:||30.7 cm (12.1-inch) TFT AFFS – LED backlight – 1280 x 800|
|Processor:||Intel Core i5 470UM / 1.33 GHz (Dual-Core)|
|Ports:||(2) USB 2.0, mini HDMI, Mic-in, Headphone-out|
|Supported Memory Cards:||SD Memory Card, MultiMediaCard, SD Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card|
|Wireless Connectivity:||802.11 Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth 3.0|
|Digital camera:||2-megapixel front|
|Battery:||2330 mAh Lithium-polymer|
|Warranty:||2 year warranty|