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ASUS Eee Pad Ditching Tegra 2 for Atom Z670

Written on April 18, 2011 by Kristoff Jones

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From Tegra to Atom. The ASUS Eee Pad Slider abandons NVIDIA for Intel according to an Intel.com post.

The last time Gadg checked, the ASUS was going to sport ’s 1GHz Tegra dual core processor. But it seems the tides have changed, as a recent post over at .com (it’s been removed now, thank you very much) reveals that the is now equipped with Intel’s new Atom Oak Trail chip, the , instead.

Could it be just a huge mistake or has ASUS abandoned NVIDIA for its Eee Pad?

The ASUS Eee Pad Slider is one of the four revealed by ASUS last CES 2011. It’s equipped a 10.1 inch IPS display and a 1280x800p resolution screen. The tablet is run by no less than a Android 3.0 Honeycomb and has a slide-out keyboard underneath the display when not in use.

The Intel Atom Oak Trail chipset provides the juice low-power tablets, smartphones, netbooks and other mobile devices need. Intel has promised that 35 products will carry the Atom Z670 chips this year, and it looks like it has just welcomed the ASUS Eee Pad into the family.

ASUS and Intel has yet to share their thoughts on the matter. But count on GADG to give you the latest updates when they finally spill the beans.

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