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ASUS Eee PC Touch Series tablet quietly shown at CES 2010

ASUS Eee PC Touch Series tablet quietly shown at CES 2010

ASUS managed to put together one of the more interesting CES 2010 press conferences, thanks to their Bang & Olufsen laptop collaboration and Waveface concept, but curiously they didn't make mention of the much-rumored Eee Tablet.  However that's not to say the touchscreen device wasn't on show; both Carrypad and jkkmobile discovered a Tegra 2 based slate described as the ASUS Eee PC Touch Series at NVIDIA's stand.

Video demo after the cut

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ASUS Eee Stick and LCD teams facing axe?

ASUS Eee Stick and LCD teams facing axe?

ASUS' approach with their entry-level Eee-brand devices has always been to throw as much as possible at the market and see what sticks, and ironically the Eee Stick is one of those devices that has proved less than compelling.  According to a DigiTimes report - denied by ASUS, incidentally - industry insiders are saying the company is preparing to axe its Eee Stick team, as well as the projects responsible for its LCD TV and monitor ranges.

ASUS EeeBot Android-based educational robot in development

ASUS EeeBot Android-based educational robot in development

ASUS' Eee range continues to proliferate, and the next addition to the line-up could be robotics.  The company is involved in a scheme partly funded by the Taiwanese government that aims to promote Android, and will produce a so-called EeeBot affordable robot intended for children and families.  ASUS will develop "content and services" surrounding the robot, which will apparently subsidize the initial hardware costs; that presumably means advertizing or a monthly subscription fee.

ASUS Eee PC 1201N gets twin reviews: capable crossover ultraportable

ASUS Eee PC 1201N gets twin reviews: capable crossover ultraportable

You wait for one ASUS Eee PC 1201N review and along come two at once.  After delivering some reasonable graphics benchmarks last week, the Ion-toting 12.1-inch netbook has been put through its paces at both Noti and Blogeee and the overall impression is of a segment-bridging machine.  Not quite a netbook and not quite a "proper" ultraportable, the 1201N delivers much of the usability you'd hope for together with strong HD performance, with only a few build quality issues leaving cause for concern.

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