The Asus Eee Slate B121 tablet computer is now available for purchase in the US. The B121 is basically a business/professional version of the Eee Slate EP121 which has been available since January for $1000 and up. But as with most products with a business label, the Eee Slate B121 is more expensive.
The tablet has a 12.1 inch, 1280 x 800 pixel display with support for multitouch finger input as well as digital pen input for drawing and writing. The computer has a 1.33 GHz Intel Core i5-470UM processor, 4GB of DDR3 memory, and a 64GB solid state drive.
While the consumer version of this slate runs Windows 7 Home Premium, the B121 ships with Windows 7 Professional 64-bit. It’s probably cheaper to buy a 64GB EP121 model and upgrade to Windows 7 Pro yourself though.
The tablet has 802.11b/g/n WiFi, Bluetooth 3.0, and a 34Whr battery which the company says is good for up to 4.5 hours of run time. It measures 12.13″ x 8.1″ x 0.67″ and weighs about 2.6 pounds. You also get 2 USB ports, an SD card slot, and an HDMI port. The Asus Eee Slate B121 has been available in some regions since earlier this summer.