The Asus Eee Slate B121 is a new tablet aimed at business users. It’s nearly identical to the Eee Slate EP121 which has been shipping in the US since February, but there’s one key difference: the B121 ships with Windows 7 Professional instead of Windows 7 Home Premium.
The slate features a 12.1 inch, 1280 x 800 pixel capacitive touchscreen display and a digital pen for writing notes, drawing pictures, or performing other tasks that require precise, pressure-sensitive input.
While many of the tablets hitting the streets this year feature ARM-based chips, and mobile operating systems, the Eee Slate B121, like the EP121, has a 1.33 GHz Intel Core i5-470UM dual core processor and Windows operating system. It comes with 4GB of RAM and a 64GB solid state disk, 2 USB ports, an HDMI port, an SDHC card slot, and 802.11b/g/n WiFi and Bluetooth 3.0.
The tablet measures 12.3″ x 8.1″ 0.67″ and weighs 2.6 pounds. It’s selling for about 1300 Swiss Frances, which is roughly $1650 US. It’s likely that the Eee Slate B121 would be less expensive if it were sold in the US… but not exactly cheap. The consumer model sells for around $1000 in the States.