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ASUS Eee Slate EP121-1A010M 12.1-Inch Tablet PC

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  • 12.1" WSVGA (1280x800) Capacitive LED Touchscreen; Pen or Finger Touch; Windows 7 Home Premium (64 bit) Operating System
  • Intel Core i5-470UM CPU; 4GB of DDR3 1333MHz SDRAM, 1x4GB; 1 slot, 4GB Max; Intel HD Graphics
  • 64GB Solid State Drive; Wireless 802.11bgn; Bluetooth 3.0; 2.0MP Webcam; Internal Speaker; Internal Microphone
  • Mini HDMI Port; 2 USB 2.0 ports; 2-in-1 Card Reader (SD & MMC); 4 Cell 34W/h Battery (Up to 3 Hours Battery Life)
  • Includes Digitizer Pen; Folio Case; Bluetooth Keyboard
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Product Description

Size: 64GB

Product Description

The ASUS Eee Slate EP121 keeps you productive, entertained, and connected. Experience crisp, clear high definition entertainment on the 12.1-inch capacitive LED-backlit touchscreen display with finger or pen touch capabilities. Featuring a powerful Intel Core i5 processor and a solid state drive, experience snappy and smooth multitasking performance whether working on a PowerPoint presentation or viewing Flash content. With Windows 7 Home Premium, you can do all the same things as on your laptop or desktop with the added benefit of multi-touch and pen input. If you are at a desk, the included folio allows the EP121 to stand up and act as your display while you type on the included Bluetooth keyboard. You can also connect the EP121 to an external LED monitor via the mini HDMI port.

Entertaining meets enterprising with most powerful tablet

The ASUS Eee Slate EP121 keeps you entertained, productive, and connected—anywhere. Experience crisp, clear high definition entertainment and navigate seamlessly on the 12.1-inch pressure-sensing capacitive LED-backlit HD display with multi-touch. Plus, it has Flash 10.1 support to bring you the full beauty of the Web. And what's more, the Eee Slate has a wide 175-degree viewing angle—making photo, video, and content sharing enjoyable from all sides. Made for your demanding schedule, the display is built with ultra-tough yet ultra-thin Gorilla Glass for robust protection from drops and damage. Along with your touch, it comes with a digitizer pen that works with the pressure-sensing display and Windows 7 pen support for incredibly accurate drawing and note taking. Featuring the powerful Intel Core i5-470UM processor with Intel HD graphics and a 64GB solid state drive, experience snappy and smooth multitasking performance for all your tasks. With familiar Windows 7 Home Premium, it flawlessly works with your favorite applications, PCs, and mobile devices to easily share documents, files, and media content. Using latest Bluetooth v3.0, the Eee Slate completes its premium package with a complimentary Bluetooth keyboard and folio case that lets you stand it up like a monitor for a desktop-ready setup wherever you go. At less than one inch, the Eee Slate is an instrument of productivity—bringing you closer than ever to your mobile world.

Feel the Power. Hear the Power.

Key Features

  • 12.1-inch capacitive pressure-sensing multi touch LED-backlit HD display for brilliant HD entertainment and intuitive navigation (Learn more)
  • Less than one inch thin and made with gorilla glass for easy portability and robust durability (Learn more)
  • Digitizer pen with Windows 7 pen support for accurate writing and drawing accuracy (Learn more)
  • Intel Core i5-470UM processor with Intel HD graphics for energy efficient multitasking performance and 1080p HD playback (Learn more)
  • 64GB solid state drive for quickly storing and accessing you treasured data (Learn more)
  • Flash 10.1 support for video playback support from your favorite Web sites (Learn more)
  • Wireless N and Bluetooth v3.0 for high-speed connectivity to the Internet and Bluetooth-enabled devices (Learn more)
  • Windows 7 Home Premium for a familiar and user-friendly interface that's compatible with all your devices (Learn more)

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Stunning Digital Entertainment

Stunning Digital Entertainment
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From streaming HD video to reading ebooks, the vibrant 12.1-inch LED-backlit HD display—1280 x 800 resolution—brings crisper, more colorful visuals to your entertainment of choice. It works with all eReader programs like Kindle and has full Flash 10.1 playback support to enjoy a fully-supported media experience from virtually any Web site. And thanks to Windows 7 Live, access your media from the cloud and connect to your Xbox Live, PCs, and other compatible devices. Microsoft Touch Pack and the ASUS @Vibe online store provides you with a wealth of fun apps and touch-enabled games to enjoy at your leisure.

ASUS Makes Your Windows 7 Experience Better

ASUS Makes your Windows 7 Experience Better

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Recognized as the #1 reliable Windows-based portable PC maker by four independent sources,1 ASUS gives you peace of mind every time you start your Eee Slate. Accelerate startup speed with FastBoot Technology—a performance boost developed by a unique collaboration between ASUS and Microsoft. With Windows 7 Home Premium, it's easier than ever to create a home network and share your favorite photos, videos, and music. And thanks to the enhanced power management Windows 7 provides, you can enjoy unplugged computing longer.

Productivity with Power

Productivity with Power
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Powered by the Intel Core i5-470UM processor with Intel HD graphics, the Eee Slate delivers standout mobile performance. Combined with a 64GB solid state drive, it delivers smooth multitasking performance and ample storage. Stay on top of your to-do lists with Microsoft Office, edit photos in Photoshop Elements, and master your finances with Quicken. The Eee Slate goes beyond simple tablets to let you do more.

Connect to Your World and Control It With Your Touch

Connect to Your World Control It with Your Touch
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With wireless N and Bluetooth v3.0, enjoy high-speed connectivity to the Internet and Bluetooth-enabled devices. Every Eee Slate comes with a Bluetooth keyboard, digitizer pen, and folio case that acts as a portable monitor stand. The display uses capacitive pressure-sensing multi-touch detection for pin-point precision while writing and drawing. The display panel is made with Gorilla Glass that makes incredibly resilient against scratches, drops, and abrasions. Under one inch thin, effortlessly travel with the Eee Slate at home, on the go, or wherever else you want.


1 Year Warranty

  • 1 year North America warranty2
  • 24/7 tech support

What's in the Box

  • ASUS Eee Slate EP121
  • User manual
  • Recovery DVDs
  • Power adaptor with USB port charging function
  • Warranty card
  • Bluetooth keyboard (batteries included)
  • Folio
  • Wiping cloth
  • Refill nibs (for digitizer)
  • Nib remover
  • Digitizer pen


  • Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit)
  • Display: 12.1-inch multi-touch pressure-sensing capacitive LED-backlit HD display (1280 x 800)
  • Processor:Intel Core i5-470UM processor (1.33 GHz with Turbo Boost up to 1.86 GHz)
  • Graphics: Intel HD graphics
  • Wireless: 802.11 b/g/n (@ 2.4GHz), Bluetooth v3.0
  • Memory: 4GB DDR3 (expandable to 4GB)
  • Storage: 64GB solid state drive
  • Camera: 2.0 megapixel
  • Speakers: Internal speaker
  • Microphone: Internal microphone
  • Card Reader: 2-in-1 Card Reader (SD/MMC)
  • Input / Output: 1 x Mic-in, 1 x 2-in-1 audio jack, 2 x USB 2.0 ports, 1 x mini-HDMI port
  • Battery Pack: 4 cell polymer battery (up to 3 hours)3
  • Dimensions: 12.28 x 8.15 x .66 –inches (W x D x H)
  • Weight: 2.53 lbs
  • Color: White

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium

The Best Entertainment Experience On Your PC

Windows 7 Home Premium makes it easy to create a home network and share all of your favorite photos, videos, and music. You can even watch, pause, and rewind TV or record it to watch whenever and wherever you want. For the best entertainment experience, choose a PC with Windows 7.

Windows 7
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Windows 7: Your PC Simplified

Simplifies everyday tasks, works the way you want, and makes new things possible.

  • Improved desktop navigation features like Snap, Peek, and Shake, make it easier to manage all of your open windows.
  • Creating a home network has never been easier. You can even share files and printers with all the PCs with Windows 7 on the network.
  • Find virtually anything on your PC--from documents to songs to email--just by typing a word or two with Windows Search.
  • Designed to make your PC sleep and resume quicker.
  • Watch, pause, rewind and record TV with Windows Media Center to watch whenever and where ever you want*.
Windows Live

Create, Connect and Share with Windows Live

Windows 7 and Windows Live bring it all together for free. Get the free set of programs that make it simple to create and share amazing photos and movies, organize mail, and stay connected with your closest friends.

  • Get 25 GB of free online storage with Windows Live SkyDrive.
  • Sync files on your PCs automatically with Windows Live Mesh.
  • Share photos during video chats with Windows Live**
  • Easily edit photos and combine the best parts of multiple photos into one perfect photo with Photo Fuse.

Windows Live is available for free at

Complete your PC Experience with Microsoft Office 2010

  • Microsoft Office Starter 2010 includes reduced functionality versions of Microsoft Word and Excel with advertising. (Note that PowerPoint or Outlook are not included.)
  • Purchase Office 2010 today and get the most out of your new PC.

* Additional hardware may be required. Not available in all countries. (See for more information.)
** Requires a compatible microphone, speakers or headset, webcam, and broadband connection.

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1 Rated number 1 Windows-based PC maker in's Service & Reliability Report 2009. Rated number 1 PC brand according to SquareTrade, the leading direct-to-consumer warranty company (for more information visit ). Rated number 1 reliable PC maker in Spring 2009's RESCUECOM report Rated number 1 Windows-based PC brand in survey
2 For notebooks purchased on or after Sept. 10, 2007. The ASUS 360 Notebook Service Program and Accidental Damage Warranty covers "ASUS" brand notebooks only, and does NOT extend to: "Built on ASUS", "ASMobile", "Powered by ASUS", the Eee PC, or some other models. These retailers are currently among the companies that do NOT participate in the ASUS 360 Notebook Service Program and Accidental Damage Warranty: Best Buy, MicroCenter, and The Source by Circuit City in Canada. Limit of one claim per notebook for Accidental Damage Warranty. ASUS reserves the right to discontinue this program and to modify the terms and conditions thereof at any time. ASUS Accidental Damage Warranty Program starts from the date of your ASUS notebook purchase, when all the requirements are met. Check your retailer for specific warranty information. One incident covered per notebook.
3 Operation lifetime subject to product model, normal usage conditions and configurations.

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Product Information

Size: 64GB
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Screen Size12.1 inches
Screen Resolution1280 x 800
Max Screen Resolution1280 x 800 pixels
Processor1.86 GHz Intel Core i5
Hard Drive32 GB SSD
Graphics CoprocessorIntel HD 3000
Chipset BrandIntel
Wireless Type802.11B, 802.11G, 802.11n
Number of USB 2.0 Ports 2
Average Battery Life (in hours) 4.5 hours
Brand NameAsus
SeriesEee Slate
Item model numberEP121-1A010M
Hardware PlatformPC
Operating SystemWindows 7 Home
Item Weight2.6 pounds
Item Dimensions L x W x H12.28 x 8.16 x 0.67 inches
Color White
Rear Webcam Resolution 3 MP
Processor BrandIntel
Processor Count2
Computer Memory TypeDDR3 SDRAM
Flash Memory Size64 GB
Hard Drive InterfaceSerial ATA
Audio-out Ports (#)1
Battery TypeLithium Polymer (LiPo)
Power SourceAC
Voltage19.5 volts
Additional Information
Best Sellers Rank #16,382 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight6.8 pounds
Domestic Shipping Item can be shipped within U.S.
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Date First AvailableJanuary 4, 2011
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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

376 of 382 people found the following review helpful By Pwiffo on January 30, 2011
Size: 64GB
I've had the Asus Slate for about a week now, and I've put it through its paces. Overall, I'm really impressed.


+ It's like it was was made for OneNote - stylus input and handwriting recognition are incredible
+ Screen is very bright and crisp, great viewing angles
+ Touch input experience is good as well, supports pinch zoom, etc
+ Fast, responsive, boots quick, runs Win7 apps well, good experience with office suite
+ Email and Web browsing is surprisingly easy with either touch or stylus input
+ Can handle some higher end games, though not a gaming machine

= Was expecting it to be too heavy but was pleasantly surprised that is was not
= Was expecting the Win7 touch experience to be terrible, but it wasn't bad
= Is expensive but not bad if you compare it to a laptop with a core i5 and active digitizer

- Battery life is dismal
- Password entry is not fun, wish it had a fingerprint reader

Important tip - make sure to install the optional firmware update to the digitizer from Windows Update.


I've been keeping an eye out for a machine like this for years to use at work. I don't like using laptops to take notes. The flipped up screen and noise of typing is distracting to a conversation. This machine offers an experience like using pen and paper with all the advantages of electronic notes.

The combination of a good digitizer, the great handwriting recognition and palm reject of OneNote, and the general design of the tablet itself help make it the best machine I've seen for taking notes. The tablet is relatively heavy but still quite comfortable to hold in the palm of my hand or crook of my arm.
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179 of 186 people found the following review helpful By Quentin Moore TOP 50 REVIEWER on January 30, 2011
Size: 64GB
I think the EP121 is the best windows tablet to date. It's well designed and performs pretty well. I plan to use these devices at work during client meetings and presentations.

What I liked:

- It's Windows 7 so we will be able to use it in a corp environment. Clients want us to use iPads but compatibility, security, and flash support just isn't there yet.
- It already comes with the keyboard and stand. Please factor that in with the price.
- Has bluetooth and many of the ports I expect to use.
- The screen is a nice size so you can demo applications or slide desks on it to a small group.
- The unit isn't heavy so you can hand it around to people.

What I don't like:

- Windows 7 touch interface isn't as good as other touch interfaces. Hopefully this will improve over time
- The cost of the ep121 will probably make it a non-mainstream device.
- If they sold this without the keyboard, I could use one I already have and save money
- Like the other reviewer said, a finger print reader would rock.

Who should buy it:

- Those that want a tablet experience AND the ability to run windows 7 applications.
- Those that want to use a tablet in a corporate environment, as this tablet should meet security requirements.

Who shouldn't buy it:

People that want to mostly surf the web, consume media files, play games, etc., should consider cheaper options available (ipads, android tablets, etc.).

Eee Slate vs iPad:

I wouldn't say that these devices compete with each other. The iPad is great for consuming content while I see the Eee Slate being more of a productivity tool. Coupled with a keyboard, the Eee Slate is basically a laptop. When Asus releases some android tablets, we'll see how well they stack up.
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70 of 72 people found the following review helpful By DoubleE on March 26, 2011
Size: 64GB
The EP121 has definitely exceeded my expectations so far.

It is fast! I have tested Office 2010 and Visual Studio 2010 professional and they have worked without a hiccup.

Inking is excellent and gets better as you use it. This is the tablet to have if you want to do more than surf the web!

BTW, you have to use Onenote with this tablet.
If your into gadgets, you will feel a little tingle the 1st time you use Onenote to jot down some ideas. This is how tablets should be!

As far as video:
Flash, Youtube and Netflix all work flawlessly in HD.
I had no issues using the HDMI to hookup to my Panasonic 50". It looked great and there was no screen clipping.

Battery life:
I am currently getting between 3.5 - 4.5 hours under normal use (Screen at 30%). Not great, but not bad for a tablet with these specs.

The screen is excellent, in fact at full brightness, it will burn your eyes!
Touch input is accurate and the wacom digitizer is spot on. I'm not an artist, but to me the stylus is awesome.
Since using a 12.1" screen, I don't know how anyone could go smaller.

Some final notes, unlike other ipad and ipad like like devices out there, this is a full featured tablet PC with all the capabilities and power of a notebook. If you don't like something, change it. Windows 7 is fully customizable for tablet use (see below for some tips). Don't believe the tech blogs out there panning windows for a poor touch experience. It will do whatever you want it to... And use the stylus! This, by far, is the way to go for tablet input. Trust me, once you do, you will realize that simple finger touch is not the answer for everything.

If your into games, check out Intel AppUp.
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