updated 08:35 am EST, Wed January 20, 2010
ASUS Tegra-based tablet to see Computex
An apparent leak ASUS has narrowed down the launch of its rumored tablet, the Eee Pad, down to June. Industry contacts now claim the company hopes to launch the device at Taiwan's Computex, which this year starts June 1st. It would also be aimed at netbook pricing and would cost somewhere below $500 after being made by ASUS' manufacturing side, Pegatron.
The sources for DigiTimes reiterate that the Eee Pad will use an NVIDIA Tegra, likely the Tegra 2, and so will use a platform other than Windows. It's not yet known if it would use Linux, which early Eee PC netbooks used, or else a mobile OS like Android. Most tablets shown at CES were running some form of Android.
Many expect the Eee Pad, if completed, to invariably compete against Apple's rumored project. However, one of the earliest rumors has it using a screen between 4 and 7 inches, or well below the larger and likely more expensive American challenger.