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Well this is interesting. Riccardo at Eee PC.it spotted the Asus Eee Slate EP121 user manual online, and it holds a few surprises. For instance, the tablet comes with a Bluetooth keyboard. When demo models of the 12 inch tablet popped up earlier this year, it had a design that looked a lot like the 10 inch Eee Pad Tranformer, with a detachable keyboard. But now that Asus is getting ready to ship the EP121 this month, the company is positioning it as a standalone Windows tablet… that just happens to come with a wireless keyboard. It’s not a docking station-style keyboard and it won’t turn the tablet into a laptop. But it will make typing a heck of a lot easier.
According to the user manual, you also get a folio/case, power adapter, wiping cloth, recovery DVD, and spare parts for the Wacom stylus in the package.
The manual also has detailed information on how to actually use the tablet, including a 12-point diagram showing how to use the buttons and ports on the left side of the device alone. You can download the whole PDF of the English version of the user manual, or hit up the FTP site for alternate languages.
You can also find more in my hands-on with the EP121 from CES. The Asus Eee Slate EP121 is available from Amazon for $999 and up. The tablet features a 12.1 inch, 1280 x 800 pixel capacitive touchscreen display, a Wacom active digitizer, and an Intel Core i5 processor. It runs Windows 7 Home Premium.