Against the background of the flagships of the modern industry, the very weight loss over the past couple of years, Eee Pad Slider SL101 looks pretty thick and weighty. Judge for yourself: with the weight of nearly pounds (960 grams), shell thickness when folded – 17.3 mm. That is, more than two times higher when compared with the best at the moment the tablet Eee Pad Transformer TF201 Prime . The form also differs from rectangle with rounded edges.
Boca in landscape orientation of the device resemble the edge of the ellipse. Because of this, gets the thumbs up more space for clutching, the result – fewer false positives. Optimal size of the frame for any size hand. Pay attention to it because, for example, plates of smaller caliber, we faced the problem of insufficient width of the frame. The screen is coated with a special glass, made by technology Corning Gorilla Glass, highly resistant to damage and scratches. Oleophobic coating does not.
As is clear from the illustrations and the model name, the word “slider” there is not too much. The device consists of two parts, a very closely fitted to each other. There is no backlash in either direction is not observed, collected a solid composition. As we have said, suspected cause the size, but rather thick. Slight movement, the halves will not be able to move. In order to bring the tablet to “the notebooks’ state, it is necessary to draw up – in the center of the upper edge of the display. Where exactly to make this step – marked by an arrow, but in the dark can not see it. There is little grip for the fingers and seizure on the keyboard part. In any case, we must get used to.
Further, under the action of the spring, the screen is the only possible position being fixed firmly large iron plate, and spring-loaded clamp. Adjust the screen angle is impossible. Enthusiasts can also be seen cable that connects the two halves. How will it work on the term of the device – the big question.
On / off button is located at the end of the left, above the rocker volume control, then (in landscape layout) are a slot for a memory card format MicroSD. At the back end is a connector and a proprietary micro HDMI 40-pin power and data transmission. When connected to a computer tablet is not charging. On the right – under the headset jack, standard 3.5 mm, as well as a full-sized USB.The set comes an external adapter and the wire is quite modest length.
The display part is made of black plastic with silver trim, built into the frame front camera. ”The back” plate is made of two parts, separated by a stylish silver stripe: from a light, almost white plastic, pleasant to the touch, silver and beige.
At the front end of decorative grilles removed, but the speaker is not there, but it is there we would expect to see them. As it turned out, “speakers” are built into the upper halves of the keyboard, which is folded under the display. Therefore, a more pleasant sound we have to use your device in the “notebook” position. In this situation, the tablet allows you to sound very noisy room. The assembled device is able to cope with the transmission system audio messages or voice in the video call.
Decorative legs on the back of the tablet to give stability when working with print and screen, as well as protect the module cover the back of the camera from damage.
Screen ASUS Eee Pad Slider SL101 is made ??of technology IPS. We can not repeat too often that in our opinion, this is the best solution, especially for tablets. Still, because we keep the screen is much closer to the face, the picture quality becomes even more critical. We are more visible color flaws and problems with viewing angles. How times have IPS screens, these trade-offs of technology are minimized.Moreover, the screen we are at a certain angle in the unfolded state, which means that twirl device to get the optimum picture settings, we did not succeed. A bow to gadgets – not in our rules! So, for Tablets ASUS screen once again have a solid top five. Ten-resolution monitor is already familiar to the latest generation of tablet-1280×800 pixels, which is convenient and comfortable when viewing the video, looking for information on the Internet and work with office documents, or by mail.
Cameras, as usual, two. The front – for video, 1.2 megapixel resolution. About her we can only say that it is. In fact, it does not matter, because when talking on Skype or other VoIP program, no one had any problems with the identification of you as a companion.
Camera to capture – 5 megapixels. It is, unfortunately, does not shine, and again, is there a tablet to be. The idea to shoot it serious videos or photos to anyone in their right mind would ever think of. For video calls, it also is not particularly useful. In the expanded state of the tablet, it is generally not available, and rests on the surface of your desktop.
And the weight of the device is unlikely to cause someone to burst photo-enthusiasm. Moreover, as the backlight module with high camera is also not observed. Hoping for high-quality photos or movies (and that with the fact that in HD?), Is not necessary.
We can safely say that do not believe the lack of 3G modem is crucial, because almost all modern smartphones have the ability to distribute the Internet from the GSM network via Wi-Fi or Bluetooth. Also, all operators of the Big Three, there are separate devices, 3G/Wi-Fi routers, which we have already mentioned earlier. At a cost of less than 3,391.66 INR, they cope well with the function for which the manufacturers of tablets required to have 5,088.17 INR to 10,176.35 INR. On the one hand, in our “zoo” gadget adds another device and charging for it. On the other hand, the tablet increases fault tolerance. So, the problems with lack of options for access to the network, in terms of civilization, is not expected.
The tablet comes with a power adapter and cord «USB – a proprietary connector ASUS». Since such a wire is not very common at the beginning, you will need to synchronize continually pull the cable out of the housing adapter. This is inconvenient and may affect the duration of work, both the adapter and the wire itself. The extra load on the contacts by pushing and pulling yet no one went to benefit. So perhaps, when purchasing a tablet if you plan to upload a lot of content is not “on air”, it is worth considering the simultaneous acquisition of additional data-cable.
Due to the fact that the device’s screen is completely defenseless, the package includes a carrying case made of synthetics “by Suede.” Made it very solidly, but adds an additional 150 – 180 grams of the resulting solution, and finally looks more massive. But to refuse such protection, we would not have.
ASUS Eee Pad Slider SL101 runs on Android 3.1. About to upgrade to the fourth version of anything is not yet known.
Being built on a platform Tegra 2 tablet to cope with three-dimensional games. Recently, for example, on the Android platform appeared the famous title “Grand Thief Auto”, a complete remake of the game. Although management of the controversial, but thanks to developments nVidia everything works, not “slow.”
Android Market itself is also evolving. There is more decent programs. Many of them are free or shareware. So, to arrange working ecosphere on its plate becomes easier. We believe that a qualitative leap will happen when the market will come recognized luminaries “casual” games, as well as Google itself puzzled the original creation of the office suite, like its main competitor, Apple’s software Keynote, Pages and Numbers.
It should be noted immediately that, in terms of work, the ASUS Tablet is a significant advantage. On the Tablet PC preinstalled Eee Pad Kit Polaris Office applications to work with documents. You can, of course, and put another application, but it gets us free, so you can focus on its use. On the other hand, do not have to scour the Android Market and to experiment on your documents, take the time and nerve cells.
Of course, to compare Slider with other klaviaturnikom from ASUS - Prime Transformer TF201 is not quite correct, because This model produced a couple more in the first “convertible” TF101. And if the focus is on the first generation of transformer, the Slider is really in some cases it may seem more convenient. However, the situation on the market right now is that Slider is adjacent and to the first and the second, so our conclusion is unchanged: for today TF201 is the best solution in this and Slider it loses. After a button unit Slider seems slightly kutsym and circumcised. First, the buttons are smaller in width, they are the same, but the height reduced by 2.7 mm. Moreover, missing a number of function keys. And they were very comfortable, especially key for instant screenshots.Also, of course, there was not a space for the touchpad. But this is not so critical, because as we now reach the screen easier, because the display is closer to the fingers.
Competitors ASUS Eee Pad Slider SL101
|Model||ASUS Eee Pad Slider SL101||ASUS Eee Pad Transformer TF101||Apple iPad 2|
|System||Android 3.2||Android 3.2||iOS|
|Processor||nVidia Tegra 2 1 GHz||nVidia Tegra 2 1 GHz||Apple A5; 1 GHz|
|Memory||1024 MB RAM, 32 GB microSD||1024 MB RAM, 32 GB microSD||512 MB RAM, 32 GB|
|Screen||10.1 “1280 x 800 WXGA 16:10||10.1 “1280 x 800 WXGA 16:10||9.7 “1024 x 768 XGA 4:3|
|Cameras||The front 1.2 megapixel; Rear 5 megapixel||The front 1.2 megapixel; Rear 5 megapixel||The front 1.3 MP, 5 MP Rear|
|Link||Wi-Fi; Bluetooth V2.1 + EDR||Wi-Fi; Bluetooth V2.1 + EDR||Wi-Fi; Bluetooth V2.1 + EDR|
|Dimensions||ShhVhG27.3h18h1.7 cm, weight 960 gr.||27h17h1.3 WxHxD cm, weight 680 gr.||18.5h24.1H0.9 WxHxD cm, weight 600 gr.|
|Price||34,586.07 INR||32,210.88 INR||40,687.43 INR|
The course of the buttons a nice, albeit very shallow. Great relief when working with text and tables was the presence of the arrow keys.
The device has turned controversial. On the one hand, the keyboard can be an advantage, especially if you are the enemy of netbooks, and work with text and tables have a lot. On the other hand, the increased weight and size figures do not give the full advantage of the Tablet (compact) solutions. It also raises questions reliability, given the plume undergoing physical effects of each disclosure. One can only hope that the engineers have also taken this into account when developing the model and the choice of materials of the connecting loop.