They unveiled the Asus Eee Pad on stage at Computex, the crowd of journalists almost rushed the stage with excitement.
Unlike the Asus Eee Tablet, which is designed to compete with e-Readers like the Nook and the Kindle, the Eee Pad is designed to compete with the iPad from Apple.
The Eee Pad runs Windows 7 with an Intel CULV Core 2 Duo processor and a touchscreen. It can be used as a multimedia player, Ereader, Internet Browser, or full PC using optional keyboard docking station. Asus will be releasing two versions of the Eee Pad. The EP101TC will come with a 10-inch screen and the EP121 will ship with a 12-inch screen. Asus claims both systems will deliver at least 10 hours of battery life.
The product is still months away from shipping so expect the interface to change a lot. And of course, the all-important question of battery life (10-hours!) is still untested.