Asus Alternative to iPad The Eee Pad

  • Posted on: 1 June 2010
  • By: Patrick Oliphant

Other electronic suppliers are musling in on Apples Pad market.  This is the Asus Eee Pad an alternative to the Apple’s iPad. Eee Pad will run Microsoft's Windows 7 operating system, and, unlike the iPad, will feature an integrated webcam and support for Flash video technology. It will be available with a 10in or 12in display, and is expected to start at around $399 (£275) when it goes on sale early next year.

Asus Eee Pad

The Eee Pad would provide users with a "real-time cloud computing experience", said Jerry Shen, chief executive of Asus and would double as a personal media player, ebook reader and compact computing device, offering around 10 hours of battery life. He showed off the device at the Computex consumer electronics conference in Taipei.

Dell has also launched the Dell Streak in the UK with the US to follow later in the summer.