ASUS Eee Slate EP121 Gets Official Release Date

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The ASUS Eee Slate EP121 has gone up for sale in the UK, priced at £999.99 ($1,627) and with shipping expected on April 20 2011. Your money gets you a 12.1-inch 1280 x 800 capacitive touchscreen, 1.86GHz Intel Core i5-470UM processor, 64GB of SSD storage and Intel HD graphics, but rather than running Android or some other smartphone platform, it gets a full copy of Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit.

The Windows 7 tablet is already up for pre-order in the US, priced from $969, but it's still out of stock and with no delivery estimates in sight. In fact, this is the first time a solid date has been attached to the EP121; previously all ASUS would say is that it was due near the start of April.

While not appealing to everybody, the ASUS tablet does have plenty of promise for enterprise users and digital artists, who will appreciate the more precise active digitizer. More on the Eee Slate EP121 in our hands-on coverage of the tablet.