Asus Eee Slate EP121-1A011M

Specifications

Asus Eee Slate EP121-1A011MNotebook: Asus Eee Slate EP121-1A011M (Eee Slate EP121 Series)
Processor: Intel Core i5 470UM
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics
Display: 12.1 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 1.2kg
Price: 800 euro
Average Score: 74.4% - average
Average of 5 scores (from 8 reviews)
price: 62%, performance: 82%, features: 81%, display: - % mobility: 40%, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: 86%, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Asus Eee Slate EP121-1A011M

70% Asus Eee Slate EP121 review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
However, poor battery life and its incredibly high price limits the Slate's appeal to a niche audience of well-heeled, productivity-oriented individuals who don't need to stray too far from a power outlet.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/28/2011
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 60% performance: 90% features: 90% mobility: 40% ergonomy: 80%
70% Asus Eee Slate EP121 review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
Asus' Eee Slate EP121 is a unique Windows tablet that has a lot going for it. A beautiful 12.1in IPS screen offers both capacitive and pen feedback with the included Wacom stylus, making it an intriguing artist's and designer's tool. Powerful internals ensure Windows 7 rarely feels less than smooth, while comprehensive connectivity and surprisingly good speakers are the icing on the cake. However, poor battery life and its incredibly high price limits the Slate's appeal to a niche audience of well-heeled, productivity-oriented individuals who don't need to stray too far from a power outlet.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/28/2011
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 60% performance: 90% features: 90% mobility: 40% ergonomy: 80%
67% Asus Eee Slate EP121 review
Source: PC Pro English
These are weak points, granted, but the Asus’ biggest problem isn’t its design: it’s Windows. In the consumer space, and as a tablet OS, Windows 7 still doesn’t cut the mustard. And, furthermore, the other question is whether graphics professionals wouldn’t be better served by pairing an Apple Macbook Pro 13 with a Wacom graphics tablet. The Eee Slate EP121 remains as desirable as Windows 7 tablets come, but ultimately it’s held back by Windows’ lacklustre touch experience.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/08/2011
Rating: Total score: 67% price: 67% performance: 67% features: 83% ergonomy: 83%
85% Asus Eee Slate EP121
Source: Mobile Tech Review English
This is one of the best Windows 7 tablets we’ve seen in years, and one of the few slate designs that targets not just artists and verticals but consumers. The $999 to $1,099 price tag might sound high relative to consumer notebooks, but it’s much cheaper than 12” Windows slates that target business users in healthcare, real estate and the like. We love the no-compromise Core i5 ULV CPU that can easily handle Photoshop, Alias Sketch Book, Painter, MS Office and coding applications. The display is simply wonderful, and graphic artists should be pleased despite the glossy glass. The tablet runs cool and quiet, but we do wish battery life were better (though we find 3 hours acceptable). Build quality, design, ergonomics and looks are top notch, and Asus includes useful accessories like the portfolio case, Microsoft 6000 Bluetooth keyboard and a microfiber cleaning cloth. If you need the power of Windows and all the applications that go with that OS, but want a tablet form factor with touch and pen, it’s hard to beat the Asus Eee Slate EP121.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/31/2011
Rating: Total score: 85%
First Look: Asus Eee Slate EP121 review
Source: Pocket Lint English
Asus claims that the device has 10-finger multi-touch support, however we weren’t able to get that to work - still on web browsing you can pinch to zoom and while it’s all possible, Windows 7 isn't really built for touch so it does present the usual problems. You’ll also have to get down the gym - the Asus EeeSlate EP121 isn’t light, weighing in at 1.145kg. To give you an idea how heavy that is, the iPad weighs 680 grams. You aren’t going to want to be carrying this around with you without a bag.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/09/2011

Foreign Reviews

80% Die Tablet-Invasion
Source: Connect - 5/11 German
Comparison, , Medium, Date: 04/01/2011
Rating: Total score: 80% features: 60% ergonomy: 100%
Touch-Spezialist
Source: c't - 9/11 German
display with good viewing angles, Wacom-technics
Single Review, , Long, Date: 04/01/2011
Test de la tablette EeeSlate (EP121) de Asus
Source: Mobi France French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/15/2011

Comment

Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics: Onboard graphics card that is built in the new Arrandale CPUs (Core i3 / i5 / i7 Dual Cores). Depending on the model and Turbo Boost, the GMA HD is clocked between 166 and 766 MHz.

Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


470UM:

The Core i5-430UM is a power efficient ultra low voltage processor for laptops. Using Turbo Boost it can be clocked with up to 1.83 GHz. Thanks to Hyperthreading, 4 threads can be processed simultaneously. AES, VT-d and Trusted Execution are deactivated for the 430UM. An integrated graphics card (Intel HD Graphics with 166-500 MHz) and a DDR3-800 memory controller are also included in the package.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


12.1": This is a common display format for subnotebooks. Most netbooks have a tinier display. The advantage is, that the subnotebook can be small dimensioned and can be carried easily. Further the small display needs few energy, which improves the battery runtime and in consequence the mobility. The disadvantage is that the reading of texts is a bit exhausting for the eyes, especially with high resolutions.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


1.2 kg: This subnotebook is one of the most lightweight of all notebooks and can be carried very easily. There exist hardly any models in this extreme class of weight. 7-9 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.


Asus: ASUSTeK Computer Incorporated, a Taiwanese multinational company, produces motherboards, graphics cards, optical drives, PDAs, computer monitors, notebook computers, servers, networking products, mobile phones, computer cases, computer components, and computer cooling systems. The company's 2007 revenues reached US$6.9 billion. ASUS also produces components for other manufacturers. The Eee PC initiated the netbook boom in 2008.

Asus reviews


74.4%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.


» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

Laptops with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

» Samsung Chromebook XE550C22-H01UK
Celeron 867, 1.5 kg
» Asus Eee Slate B121
Core i5 470UM, 1.2 kg
» Fujitsu Lifebook P771-0M0001AT
Core i7 2617M, 1.3 kg
» Panasonic Toughbook CF-C1
Core i5 520M, 1.7 kg
» Getac V200
Core i7 620LM, 3.3 kg
» HP Touchsmart tm2-2107TX
Core i3 380UM, 1.9 kg
» Lenovo ThinkPad X201-3249-NR2
Core i3 380M, 1.6 kg
» Asus UL20FT-2X073V
Core i3 330UM, 1.6 kg
» Fujitsu LifeBook P770A
Core i7 640UM, 1.4 kg
» Lenovo Thinkpad X201-NU7F8GE
Core i7 620LM, 1.8 kg
» HP EliteBook 2540p-WK302EA
Core i7 640LM, 1.5 kg
» HP EliteBook 2540p-WK304EA
Core i7 640LM, 1.5 kg
» Panasonic Toughbook CF-S9
Core i5 520M, 1.3 kg
» HP TouchSmart tm2-2050us
Core i3 330UM, 1.9 kg
» Fujitsu Lifebook T730
Core i3 350M, 1.8 kg
» Asus UL20FT-A1
Core i3 330UM, 1.5 kg
» Fujitsu LifeBook TH700
Core i3 330M, 2.1 kg
» Panasonic Toughbook C1
Core i5 520M, 1.4 kg
» Lenovo Thinkpad X201s 5143-4JG
Core i7 640LM, 1.37 kg
» Toshiba Portégé M780-S7230
Core i5 520M, 2.1 kg
» Motion J3500
Core i5 540UM, 1.4 kg
» Lenovo ThinkPad X201i
Core i3 330M, 1.4 kg
» Fujitsu Lifebook P770
Core i7 640UM, 1.4 kg
» HP EliteBook 2740p
Core i5 540M, 1.8 kg
» Lenovo ThinkPad X201s
Core i7 640LM, 1.6 kg
» HP EliteBook 2540p
Core i7 640LM, 1.833 kg
» Lenovo ThinkPad X201
Core i5 540M, 1.8 kg

Notebooks with the same GPU

» Asus VivoBook S200E-C157H
Pentium 987, 11.6", 1.5 kg
» Asus 1015E
Celeron 847, 10.1", 1.3 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2011-02- 1 (Update: 2012-05-26)