If you're attending Computex Taipei, you'll know that ASUS announced the Eee Pad EP121, a slate tablet PC running Windows 7. Unlike the Apple iPad, this slate device is a full PC and it reminds me of the HP Slate. However, the ASUS Eee Pad also docks into a keyboard and it becomes a fully functional notebook. That reminds me of the Lenovo IdeaPad U1 hybrid notebook.
Is the hybrid form factor the way of the future? Will all slates include a detachable keyboard docking station that doubles as a notebook base? Will future slates be designed to function more like a full PC vs. a mobile multimedia/reader device?
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