Say what you may about Apple, but there's no denying the company's influence on tech developments. It was inevitable that Apple's iPad (2 million units sold and counting) would inspire copycats and competitors alike. Two of these would-be competitors have just played their cards today at two press events in Taiwan before the big IT show of the year, Computex 2010 kicks off.
First on our list is ASUS. If there's anyone who can replicate Apple's success with the tablet form factor, it's the Taiwanese giant which sparked the netbook craze with its Eee PC. Predictably, it's called the Eee Pad, though besides this obvious rival to the Apple iPad, ASUS has another tablet up its sleeves, the Eee Tablet.
The other configuration, the EP101TC is rather lacking in terms of its technical specs at the moment. What we do know is that it measures 10 inches, and is a mere 675g in weight and is based on Windows Embedded Compact 7. It does give us the vibe that it won't be as powerful as its larger sibling but hopefully, we'll know more soon.