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ASUS Eee Pad Slider SL101 review

7.3/10 AVG.
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7.3/10
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The ASUS Eee Pad Slider SL101 currently has an Informr score of 7.3 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 21 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.


Operating system
Android
Processor
1 GHz
Screen Size
10.1"
Camera
5+ MP


What the Critics Are Saying...


PhoneArena

Here’s the deal. If you yearn to minimize what you carry along on a daily basis, the Asus Eee Pad Slider is the perfect solution as it already incorporates a physical keyboard – even if it’s on the cramped side. Not to mention, it’s also the only Android tablet on the market...

- John V., PhoneArena
Liliputing

The Asus Eee Pad Slider gets better battery life than a laptop and offers instant-on, and always-connected capabilities. It’s also thinner than most notebooks. But unlike a typical Android tablet, it has a keyboard and full-sized USB and HDMI port. But for $472 and up, I’m not sure why...

- Brad Linder, Liliputing
Fudzilla

The Slider comes with an integrated keyboard and this is its strongest point. The keyboard is somewhat cramped but it beats serious typing on the touchscreen. The only real downside to the slide keyboard is its fixed angle.Its main competitors are other models from Asus’ own stable, the Transformer...

- Fuad Abazovic, Fudzilla
Notebookcheck

Asus take a shot at a tablet all-rounder and almost hits a home run. Apart from the high weight and the mediocre quality of the keyboard, we would consider the main tablet criteria as met. The workmanship is very good and the sliding mechanism works perfectly. Although the screen only has a low maxi...

- Sebastian Jentsch, Notebookcheck
The Register

Though thicker and heavier than the fondleslab-norm the Slider makes a lot of sense if you intend to do any serious typing or are always looking for a way to prop your tablet up while watching a video, making a Skype video call or reading a book. It’s a bit of shame it has taken so long to mak...

- Alun Taylor, The Register


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Screen Size
10.1"

The ASUS Eee Pad Slider SL101's screen size is 10.1 inches with x pixels resolution.

Processor
1 GHz

There is a Nvidia Tegra 2 Dual-core 1 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The tablet runs on proprietary operating system firmware.

Camera
5+ MP
You can take photos or capture video with the tablet's onboard 5+ megapixel camera. There is also a secondary front facing camera with 1+ megapixels resolution.
Storage
16/32 GB

Internal memory is 16/32 GB. An external, MiniSD (up to 32 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
25WHr

The tablet is powered by a Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol), 25 WHr battery. Asus's performance ratings are 8 days standby time, 5 hours Wi-Fi surfing.

ASUS Eee Pad Slider SL101 Specs

Overview
Release date September 15, 2011
Regions available USA, Canada
Networks
No cellular data
SIM card No
Dual SIM No
Operating System

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Secondary OS No
Processor Nvidia Tegra 2 Dual-core 1 GHz
Internal Storage 16/32 GB
RAM 1 GB
ROM No
GPS Type A-GPS
Digital compass Yes
Flightmode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD No
SAR Unknown
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Data Cable, Manual, USB Power Adapter
Power & battery
Type Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol)
Battery Capacity 25 WHr
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Battery Charge Time 3 hours
Video Playback Time Up to: 5 hours
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Up to: 5 hours
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Reading Time No
Standby Time Up to: 8 days
Physical Characteristics
Material Plastic
Colors Brown, White
Dimensions [H x W x D] 18.0 x 27.3 x 17.3 cm (7.1 x 10.8 x 6.8 in)
Weight 960 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (IPS)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution x pixels
Pixel density Unknown
Size 10.1 inches
3D No
Sensors Ambient Light, Motion / Accelerometer, Gyroscope
Graphics Yes
Themes No
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive Touchscreen, Gorilla Glass Display
Input / Navigation
Touchscreen Yes
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key Yes
Mute Key No
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical keyboard Yes
Text-to-Speech No
Screen Reader No
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features -
Messaging No
Connectivity
USB Yes
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 2.1
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
WiFi Encryption No
Mobile Hotspot No
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MiniSD
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out Yes
DLNA Support No
NFC No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Resolution
5+ megapixels
Dual lens
No
Zoom
Yes
Flash
No
Additional Main Camera Info
White balance, Color Effect
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
Front Camera
Resolution
1+ megapixels
Zoom
1x optical
Additional Front Camera Info
White balance, Color Effect
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MIDI, MP3, AAC, AMR-WB, AMR, WAV, OGG
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones No
Vibration Alert No
Apps
To-Do / Task List No
Calendar Yes
World Clock No
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch No
Timer No
Calculator No
Currency Converter No
Document Viewer Yes
Viewable document types DOC, EPUB, JPG, PDF, PPT, TXT, XLS
Weather Yes
Stocks No
Maps Yes
NotePad No
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Yes
Apps Downloadable, Pre-installed
Included Software / Apps -
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Critic Reviews


PhoneArena

Good battery life, extremely bulky and heavy, subpar camera

from PhoneArena

Here’s the deal. If you yearn to minimize what you carry along on a daily basis, the Asus Eee Pad Slider is the perfect solution as it already incorporates a physical keyboard – even if it’s on the cramped side. Not to mention, it’s also the only Android tablet on the market to sport this form factor....

More

Here’s the deal. If you yearn to minimize what you carry along on a daily basis, the Asus Eee Pad Slider is the perfect solution as it already incorporates a physical keyboard – even if it’s on the cramped side. Not to mention, it’s also the only Android tablet on the market to sport this form factor.

Initially, its $479.99 cost seems mightily appealing considering there’s no additional spending required for a keyboard, but eventually its compromises are blatantly sticking out like a sore thumb to justify things. However, we simply ache in knowing that an extra $200 will nab you the killer spec’d Asus Transformer Prime – with its add-on keyboard dock. A slightly more affordable option (than the Prime) is also found with the original Transformer. If purchased with the keyboard dock, it will be just a tad pricier than the Slider.

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Liliputing

Slightly chunky, thinner than most notebooks, pretty good battery life

from Liliputing

The Asus Eee Pad Slider gets better battery life than a laptop and offers instant-on, and always-connected capabilities. It’s also thinner than most notebooks. But unlike a typical Android tablet, it has a keyboard and full-sized USB and HDMI port.

But for $472 and up, I’m not sure why you’d buy one instead of a cheap netbook or an inexpensive Android tablet....

More

The Asus Eee Pad Slider gets better battery life than a laptop and offers instant-on, and always-connected capabilities. It’s also thinner than most notebooks. But unlike a typical Android tablet, it has a keyboard and full-sized USB and HDMI port.

But for $472 and up, I’m not sure why you’d buy one instead of a cheap netbook or an inexpensive Android tablet.

Because the Eee Pad Slider kind of offers the worst of both worlds instead of the best. It’s thicker and heavier than a typical tablet and the keyboard is bad enough that you may find yourself never wanting to use it.

The Slider is certainly an eye-catching device. At a time when most tablets look alike, the guy sitting at the coffee shop table next to me took note of the Slider when I pulled it out of the bag while writing this review to ask me what it was and if he thought it would be good for his grandmother. I told him no.

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Fudzilla

Display looks just fine, somewhat cramped keyboard, decent speakers

from Fudzilla

The Slider comes with an integrated keyboard and this is its strongest point. The keyboard is somewhat cramped but it beats serious typing on the touchscreen. The only real downside to the slide keyboard is its fixed angle.

Its main competitors are other models from Asus’ own stable, the Transformer and Transformer Prime, both of which are available with keyboard docks, but only European customers should consider them as direct competition, as in States the keyboard dock sets you back an additional $150. In Europe you can get the Transformer with keyboard dock for close to €500 or a tad more....

More

The Slider comes with an integrated keyboard and this is its strongest point. The keyboard is somewhat cramped but it beats serious typing on the touchscreen. The only real downside to the slide keyboard is its fixed angle.

Its main competitors are other models from Asus’ own stable, the Transformer and Transformer Prime, both of which are available with keyboard docks, but only European customers should consider them as direct competition, as in States the keyboard dock sets you back an additional $150. In Europe you can get the Transformer with keyboard dock for close to €500 or a tad more.

So, this is a tablet that will let you browse the internet and type emails or IM with ease, but it is not that big on battery life. Still, it beats keyboardless models in terms of productivity. Also, it’s slightly heavier and thicker than plain tablets.

If you do any serious typing and you don’t want to get separated from your tablet keyboard ever, this is might be the right tablet for you. It is one of the better Android tablets we've seen, but it’s not perfect.

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Notebookcheck

Good battery life, well-designed, high weight

from Notebookcheck

Asus take a shot at a tablet all-rounder and almost hits a home run. Apart from the high weight and the mediocre quality of the keyboard, we would consider the main tablet criteria as met. The workmanship is very good and the sliding mechanism works perfectly. Although the screen only has a low maximum brightness (for tablet standards), the viewing angles and colors are on a high level....

More

Asus take a shot at a tablet all-rounder and almost hits a home run. Apart from the high weight and the mediocre quality of the keyboard, we would consider the main tablet criteria as met. The workmanship is very good and the sliding mechanism works perfectly. Although the screen only has a low maximum brightness (for tablet standards), the viewing angles and colors are on a high level.

The battery life of 9:30 hours in the WLAN test shows the competition how the job is done properly. The charge time of two to three hours is reasonable. We liked the quality of the 5 MP webcam a lot. It supplies noise-free, focused pictures in daylight. The optical zoom shouldn't be used though. Asus doesn't make any mistakes in terms of interfaces. Hardly another tablet can present a mini HDMI and, a total of two USB ports with the charging cable (via 40 pin connector).

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The Register

Excellent screen, versatile, superior keyboard

from The Register

Though thicker and heavier than the fondleslab-norm the Slider makes a lot of sense if you intend to do any serious typing or are always looking for a way to prop your tablet up while watching a video, making a Skype video call or reading a book. It’s a bit of shame it has taken so long to...More

Though thicker and heavier than the fondleslab-norm the Slider makes a lot of sense if you intend to do any serious typing or are always looking for a way to prop your tablet up while watching a video, making a Skype video call or reading a book. It’s a bit of shame it has taken so long to make it to the UK market and that it’s rather expensive but it still makes sense for anyone who wants an Android tablet for productivity as much as fun.

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PC Pro

An inventive tablet but a touch too bulky and expensive

from PC Pro

Given those shortcomings, then, and a price higher than most other 10.1in Android tablets, we wouldn’t recommend it as an everyday tablet. But there’s no denying the Eee Pad Slider offers something unique. The keyboard adds a whole new dimension, and its slick sliding mechanism is a wondrous piece of engineering.

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Given those shortcomings, then, and a price higher than most other 10.1in Android tablets, we wouldn’t recommend it as an everyday tablet. But there’s no denying the Eee Pad Slider offers something unique. The keyboard adds a whole new dimension, and its slick sliding mechanism is a wondrous piece of engineering.

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Gizmodo

It's for people who can't decide if they want a tablet or a laptop

from Gizmodo

No—definitely not at this price. It's convenient to have the tablet and keyboard in one piece, but the Eee Pad Transformer just has a much better keyboard than the Slider, and roughly twice the battery life (when the keyboard is connected). Plus, the Eee Pad Transformer Prime is about to co...More

No—definitely not at this price. It's convenient to have the tablet and keyboard in one piece, but the Eee Pad Transformer just has a much better keyboard than the Slider, and roughly twice the battery life (when the keyboard is connected). Plus, the Eee Pad Transformer Prime is about to come out, which has a freakin' quad-core processor, an aluminum body, and is insanely thin.

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TrustedReviews

It's one of the most interesting Android tablets of the year

from TrustedReviews

The Asus Eee Pad Slider's keyboard sets it apart from the handful of Android Honeycomb tablets that can only clearly be separated by a few minor aesthetic differences and connectivity tweaks. It's one of the most interesting Android tablets of the year and it's not just a design gimmick. The adde...More

The Asus Eee Pad Slider's keyboard sets it apart from the handful of Android Honeycomb tablets that can only clearly be separated by a few minor aesthetic differences and connectivity tweaks. It's one of the most interesting Android tablets of the year and it's not just a design gimmick. The added size and weight of the keyboard will severely limit the audience for this device, unlike the more versatile Eee Pad Transformer. But if this kind of home-bound tablet is what you're after, the great screen, smooth performance and good execution of the unusual design makes it worth a round of applause.

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Pocket-lint

A fantastic device. if you can live with the weight

from Pocket-lint

There’s almost nothing wrong with the Asus Eee Pad Slider. Its worst crimes are that it’s heavy and larger than other, keyboardless tablets. If that worries you, get the new Asus Eee Pad Transformer when it comes out. Then you have the advantages of a detachable keyboard, which has an...More

There’s almost nothing wrong with the Asus Eee Pad Slider. Its worst crimes are that it’s heavy and larger than other, keyboardless tablets. If that worries you, get the new Asus Eee Pad Transformer when it comes out. Then you have the advantages of a detachable keyboard, which has an extra battery, and gives you the flexibility of leaving the keyboard at home, if you need a lighter tablet.

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TechRadar

Smooth performance, stunning screen, handy software and more-than-adequate keyboard

from TechRadar

As a tablet, this is a slightly flawed gem with a gimmick that not only makes it stand out, but makes it genuinely useful. But as a laptop replacement, this is nippy, light, versatle and hugely desirable. As tablets increasingly become work tools, we fully expect the Eee Pad Slider to be right at...More

As a tablet, this is a slightly flawed gem with a gimmick that not only makes it stand out, but makes it genuinely useful. But as a laptop replacement, this is nippy, light, versatle and hugely desirable. As tablets increasingly become work tools, we fully expect the Eee Pad Slider to be right at the forefront of the revolution, thanks to its smooth performance, stunning screen, handy software and more-than-adequate keyboard.

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