Friday, April 2, 2010

Asus Eee Pad Ready to Challenge iPad

Asus Eee PadAsus is ready to challenge iPad with their product called Eee Pad. Apple seems need to be alert. Asus is reportedly going to bring along Google Chrome, Android and Windows fro this project. Not only that, Asus also asked Nvidia, with its chip Tegra 2.

As quoted from Forbes, Jonney Shih, Chairman of Asus, the Asus tablet will most probably run with OS Chrome, Android and Windows. So it is an option for users.

"Apple did have their own operating system camp, but Asus always open their arms to Google and Microsoft," he explained. With this Asus is actually more confident, because the price of the Eee Pad is said to worth a lot cheaper than iPad, despite carrying the OS from a third party.

Well, the most important Eee Pad is going to focus on multimedia content. "Content is key in a tablet. With Google, the Eee Pad would have a lot of content," he added. Rumors said that this Tegra Chip 2 product will be launched in June.

Tegra Nvidia chip is a line of System-On-Chip (SoC) type that could provide a better three-dimensional capability. This chip is equipped with Dual-Core ARM Cortex A9 microprocessor (1 GHz).

Tegra 2 can also run Unreal Engine 3 and 140 hours of music playback, and 16 hours of HD video with a single battery charge.