Can Asus’ Eee Pad take on Apple’s iPad?

invisibleSHIELD case for iPad“News that Apple has sold more than 2 million iPads in two months has some Asian computer makers scrambling to launch iPad wannabes,” Charmian Kok reports for The Wall Street Journal.

“The latest: Asustek Computer’s Eee Pad, which the company unveiled at a press conference on Monday ahead of the Computex trade show in Taiwan,” Kok reports. “The Eee Pad is a touchscreen device that will run on Microsoft’s Windows 7 operating system and will sell for between $399 and $449.”

“It will be available in a 10-inch and a 12-inch model and has some interesting differences with other tablet PCs launched by others,” Kok reports. “Unlike Apple’s iPad, it will support Adobe Flash, which is seen as an important feature for tablets, as many websites require Flash to view them.”

MacDailyNews Take: Who sees Adobe Flash as “an important feature for tablets?” Adobe, makers of portable batteries and chargers, also-rans trying to pimp fake iPads, and gullible reporters that’s who.

Kok continues, “The 12-inch Eee Pad model, which will also feature the full Windows 7 Home Premium software, is geared more towards users who still want to create content on their tablets, Asustek Chairman Jonney Shih said at a press conference Monday.”

MacDailyNews Take: Why not just proclaim “I don’t get it,” Johnny? It’d be a lot easier and cheaper for your company.

Kok continues, “Asustek says it also plans to launch its own app store, which it is developing with Intel. But details about this remain scant so far, and it hasn’t announced any agreements with other firms to offer e-books or other multimedia on its app store.”

Full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: The answer to the headline is: “What are you, crazy?!”


  1. If it’s going to be full blown windows on the pad why is there a need for an app store to be developed for their tablet? Wouldn’t the software library for windows already be enough? Or are they just going to try and use every buzz word associated with the iPad?

  2. Check out the comments on the WSJ article and you’ll see a bunch of scared little girls (MS fanbois) declaring that Apple’s success is all due to marketing and Win 7 is the answer. Funny stufff.

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