Reviews and Problems with Asus Eee Pad Slider SL101
Showing 1-10 of 15
Asus Eee Pad Slider Review
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: 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
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?
Summary: If you plan to do a lot of text entry on your tablet, you have two choices: buy and carry a separate keyboard dock or get the Eee Pad Slider and keep the QWERTY with you at all times. If you don't mind carrying a bulkier set of gear, the Eee Pad Transformer's ($399 plus $120 for dock) detachable keyboard dock has much larger keys and a built-in touchpad.
Pros: Keyboard built in, Full-size USB port, Good performance, IPS display with wide viewing angles
Cons: Keyboard a bit cramped, Volume gets muffled in slate mode, Heavier than most tablets, No pointing device on keyboard
Summary: Having a mouse, keyboard and proper file management functionality set the Slider apart from other tablets. At least in terms of mobile productivity, this puts it head and shoulders above any combination of iPad apps and accessories, at a fairly competitive price. With a price tag of Rs. 39,000 (for the 16GB edition) however, you end up with a device that’s still way more expensive than virtually any netbooks out there and could be considered just as heavy and bulky.
Conclusion: Asus has produced a clever little tablet here. The specifications and software extras impress, and the idea of incorporating a keyboard does too, but we’re not totally sold on the overall implementation. The keyboard itself leaves a little to be desired, and we wouldn’t want to use it for prolonged periods.
Asus Eee Pad Slider SL101: Android-Tablet mit Schiebetastatur im Test
23 December 2011
Summary: Aufgrund der intuitiven Fingerbedienung sind Tablets bei vielen Anwendern beliebt – insbesondere das iPad hat hier Maßstäbe gesetzt. Allerdings eignen Touchscreens eher fürs Vergnügen als für die Arbeit. Beim Verfassen längere Texte vermisst man schnell eine vernünftige Hardware-Tastatur. Das Eee Pad Slider von Asus soll das beste aus beiden Welten bieten. Ob das gelingt, verrät der Test.