Reviews and Problems with Asus Eee Pad Slider SL101
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8 February 2012
Conclusion: Here’s the deal. If you yearn to minimize what you carry along on a daily basis, the Asus Eee Pad Slider is the perfect solution as it already incorporates a physical keyboard – even if it’s on the cramped side. Not to mention, it’s also the only Android tablet on the market to sport this form factor.
Pros: Incorporates a keyboard, Good battery life
Cons: Extremely bulky and heavy, Subpar camera, Inconvenient positioning of its speakers
Summary: Though it prevents a "pure" tablet experience, the Asus Eee Pad Slider's built-in keyboard is a welcome feature for those who break into cold sweats whenever typing on a tablet is mentioned.
Pros: The Asus Eee Pad Slider SL101's keyboard mechanism is well-implemented and useful to those frustrated with typing on a tablet screen. Also, the inclusion of Mini-HDMI, a microSD card slot, USB 2.0, and the latest version of Honeycomb makes this tablet worth its price.
Cons: The Slider is bulky and heavy for a tablet and can't be detached from the keyboard plate. Also, the typing environment feels cramped and the curved design on the keyboard plate blocks the spacebar. No LED flash on the camera means no nighttime picture taking.
Summary: This is one unique tablet - stands out in a crowd like no other. The Slider may just be the perfect solution for someone who wants to replace the laptop/netbook with a tablet. The integrated keypad helps achieve that. Depends on how comfortable you find it though. But is this the first in a new genre of tablets, aimed at the business user.
Pros: Keyboard adds a whole lot in terms of usability, Bright display
Cons: Not very well built, Keyboard not very comfortable
Excerpt: Over the last two years computer makers have flooded the market with tablets. The best of these devices tend to be thinner and lighter than laptops, offer better battery life, and always-on features including the ability to receive incoming email or instant messages even when the display is off.
Summary: Swiss pocketknife. Just like the pocketknife can conjure up a nail file, saw and Allen key, the Slider can transform itself into a kind of all-in-one tablet with a real keyboard. More work efficiency under Android?
Pros: Keyboard always at hand, Standby can be disabled, Screenshot key, Wide viewing angles (IPS), Good contrast, Video out, Full-size USB port, Long battery life, Short battery charge time (2-3h), Stable hinge, non-slip bottom, Timeout can finally be disabled, the Slider is permanently on. The folding mechanism seems well-designed and is stable.
Cons: High weight, Unusual keyboard, Why is there no 3G version of the Slider?
Conclusion: On paper, the ASUS Eee Pad Slider makes sense. All the instant-on flexibility of a tablet, with the convenience of a keyboard. Problem is, the biggest competition comes from under ASUS' own roof, in the shape of the Eee Pad Transformer. That has a better keyboard, the choice over whether or not to use it, and considerably more battery life.
Excerpt: ASUS Eee Pad Slider is a 10.1-inch Android 3.0 Honeycomb tablet with a sliding QWERTY keyboard. In addition, the Slider also comes with a 5-megapixel camera on the back, 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera (for video calls), Wi-Fi connectivity; while NVidia's dual-core Tegra 2 CPU provides all the processing power needed to run things smoothly.
Pros: Verizon 4G LTE network is incredibly fast, 32GB microSD card included, Integrated kickstand works in portrait and landscape
Cons: Battery life is among the worst we�ve ever seen, No 4G LTE power toggle option, Kickstand in landscape orientation blocks microUSB port
Conclusion: For the users who are happy living in the consumption-only world of today's tablets, the Eee Pad Slider is not for you. It's bulkier than the Galaxy Tab and has significantly worse battery life than the iPad 2. If what you're looking for is another tablet, the Eee Pad Transformer is likely a better buy. The Eee Pad Slider on the other hand talks to those users who want a tablet but also want to be able to type out a long email when they have to.
[Review] ASUS Eee Pad Slider: Heap Another Honeycomb Tablet Onto The Pile, Albeit One With A Trick Keyboard
1 October 2011
Summary: Is the ASUS Eee Pad Slider the best tablet on the market? Probably not - "best" is an arbitrary term, and besides, the iPad 2's app catalogue is far more expansive (come at me, fanboys). However, it may well be my favorite Honeycomb tablet (to be fair, I haven't used all of them), and I think it's an incredibly strong candidate for anyone looking for a slate capable of work and play alike - though that's an undeniably niche market.
The Slider's physical keyboard allows it to stand out in a sea of Android tablets, but can you overlook the weight and thickness compromises be overlooked?
30 September 2011
Summary: When it came to writing the conclusion of the Eee Pad Transformer review, I could confidently say that those looking for a tablet with a keyboard didn’t have to look any further. But that’s simply not the case for the Slider. While it may have a more clever and innovative form factor, the fact that the keyboard is always present causes it to be the chunkiest tablet on the market.
Pros: Bright, high-quality IPS display, Sliding mechanism is rigid, Innovative form factor with keyboard, Keyboard is well laid out
Cons: Thick and heavy, Keyboard is overly plasticy, Very thick screen bezel, Angle of the screen can’t be adjusted beyond 45 degrees in keyboard mode