Asus has been working on a Google Android tablet since at least the turn of the year. But the prototype that was on display at CES in January was a non-functioning unit, so we haven’t really seen what the Asus iPad killer competitor can do. Now DigiTimes is reporting that the tablet will be on display at the Computex trade show in June, with a possible launch date as soon as late July.
The Asus Eee Pad is expected to be powered by NVIDIA’s Tegra chipset, which features a low power ARM-based processor and a graphics core capable of handling HD video and 3D graphics as well as Adobe Flash.
Unlike the Apple iPad, the Eee Pad will have a USB port for connecting peripherals and an integrated webcam.
According to DigiTimes, the tablet could run about $480 to $510. And that’s including a subsidy from mobile broadband providers, although it’s not entirely clear if that’s the global price or just the price the Eee Pad is expected to sell for in Taiwan.
MSI is also expected to launch a tablet in the third quarter of the year. Like Asus, MSI was showing off an early prototype at CES in January.