Intel tips Atom Z670 ASUS Eee Pad Slider version

Apr 18, 2011
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Of ASUS' recent tablet announcements, it's the Eee Pad Transformer that has caught most attention here at SlashGear; still, there's the Eee Pad Slider waiting in the wings as well. According to an Intel spec sheet - since pulled - spotted by Liliputing, however, the Slider may be coming in two forms: the Tegra 2 version we've already seen, and a model using Intel's Atom Oak Trail CPUs.

According to the press page Intel published last week at the launch of the new Atom Z670 processor, the Eee Pad Slider is among the various tablets to use the Oak Trail chip. Intel yanked the page, but neither it nor ASUS has given any official comment as to whether the Slider's inclusion was a mistake or a premature confirmation.

Whether a Z670 Slider would keep the Android 3.0 Honeycomb OS already shown on the Eee Pad, or be intended to allow ASUS to switch to Windows 7, remains to be seen. A Windows-based Slider would be better positioned to take on Samsung's Sliding PC 7 at potentially a lower price.


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