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.
Notebook Italia noticed that the new business version of the tablet is on sale in Switzerland, but it doesn’t appear to be available in the US or other parts of the globe yet.
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.