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Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Asus Slate EP121 A Tablet For Artists

Hey guys! I saw this a week ago and it got me really excited. It's the Asus Slate EP121. It's a tablet with a Wacom digitizer! The specs seem pretty decent for such a slim form factor: Intel i5, 4GB DDR3 RAM, 64GB solid state drive. Well, I guess the drive is the weak spot, but then I thought I wouldn't be storing gigantic PSD files in there anyway so maybe it'll work out just fine. The only thing that would take getting used to is working with Photoshop and Painter without keyboard shortcuts, I guess. Is it the perfect tablet that we artists have been waiting for? Probably not (based on some reviews), but it's definitely a huge step in the right direction. Maybe the next iteration will see an i7, 6GB ddr3, and at least 128 SSD.

13 comments:

  1. Oh man I would die for this!
    Probably a little too pricey for me.

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  2. you can do this on a ipad already or the samsung galaxy tab
    who wants windows on a tab? totally pointless

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  3. Wow that is sweet looking!

    Followed.
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  4. Nice, I have Bamboo. It came with Corel and Photoshop, still learning the basics though.

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  5. @mac-and-me: I want it BECAUSE it has Windows and a Wacom digitizer (Pressure sensitivity). That means I can install Photoshop and other production software in there. iPads and Android pads are for media consumption, not productivity.

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  6. Wow, that's a really cool tablet.

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  7. These tablets are getting more and more powerful everyday.

    I can't wait until there is a tablet that will compete with apple's.

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  8. both probably expensive as hell.. and still a bit slow. Yeah wait for one with SSD and i7

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  9. surprisingly snappy for a tablet. would love to have one of those but yeah maybe just a bit higher specs to be good for digital media.

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  10. Very cool. I haven't seen anything used like this before. Very neat.

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