Asus Eee Pad Slider officially coming to U.S. this month

The tablet with slide-out keyboard will retail for $475 and $575, depending on model

Asus has finally revealed U.S. launch details of its elusive Eee Pad Slider this week at the Pepcom event in New York City.

First announced way back at CES 2011, the 10.1-inch tablet with slide-out QWERTY keyboard is coming late this September in 16GB and 32GB models.

Rumors last month of the impending launch was spot on with the launch window, but missed the mark on pricing and Android software. According to Engadget, the Asus representative confirmed that the device would ship with Android 3.2 instead of 3.1 and will sell for $475 instead of $400. Meanwhile, the 32GB model will retail for $575, which is still respectable but also noticeably more than the magic $500 price point.

As previously reported, the Eee Pad Slider will use an Nvidia Tegra 2 APU, 1GB RAM, 1280x800 resolution IPS screen with Gorilla Glass and plenty of connectivity features including USB 2.0, mini HDMI, microSD reader, Bluetooth and GPS. An Intel Oak Trail model could be in the works, too. Only a single brown and white color model will be made available, at least initially, when the Slider releases before the end of the month.

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Allen Ngo, 2011-09-15 (Update: 2012-05-26)
Allen Ngo
Allen Ngo - US Editor in Chief
After graduating with a B.S. in environmental hydrodynamics from the University of California, I studied reactor physics to become licensed by the U.S. NRC to operate nuclear reactors. There's a striking level of appreciation you gain for everyday consumer electronics after working with modern nuclear reactivity systems astonishingly powered by computers from the 80s. When I'm not managing day-to-day activities and US review articles on Notebookcheck, you can catch me following the eSports scene and the latest gaming news.