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ASUS Eee Pad said to be multi-touch with NVIDIA Tegra

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EeePadKneePadWord out of NetbookNews is the whispered ASUS slate tablet, the so-called Eee Pad, will feature multi-touch input. Yay! However, they’re also claiming it will run the NVIDIA Tegra system-on-a-chip. Boo! Hiss!

Sorry, nothing against Tegra, which I’m rather excited to see hit the market (as are others), but it’s an ARM-based system, so unlike their new netbooks, we’re not looking at a Windows 7-based tablet. It does leave open the question of what OS it will run. Chrome OS is a good possibility given they’re on Google’s list of hardware partners, but Android or their own flavor of Linux are options, though I’d call them slim ones.

Via Engadget and Electronista

Alleged Apple fanboi, accused Android apologist, and confirmed Microsoft MVP for touch and tablet Mark Sumimoto a.k.a. Sumocat dabbles in all areas of mobile computing with a focus on Windows-based Tablet PCs and pen input. A mobile computing enthusiast since 2004, he pioneered the field of ink blogging via his personal blog, Sumocat's Scribbles. His current tools include a Fujitsu Lifebook T900, TEGA v2, and iPhone 4. Email: sumocat [at] notebooks.com

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