A picture apparently exhibiting ASUS‘ 7-inch Eee Pad tablet, allegedly set to launch at CES 2012 in a few days, has appeared, together with ideas that the scaled-down slate can borrow the removable battery-keyboard form-factor from the Transformer Prime. The picture, captured by NotebookItalia, reveals a machine quite definitely in step with the Prime’s aesthetic, and much different from what we have witnessed from the Eee Pad MeMo also anticipated within this month.
Nonetheless, it is uncertain whether ASUS promises to bring 2 units [the 7-inch tablet and 7-inch MeMo] to CES, or whether or not one of the designs have been cancelled completely. The Eee Pad MeMo was initially introduced as a glasses-free 3D slate, and then seemingly faced the axe right after setbacks, and lately was reported to be showing up, sans-3D, in the first quarter of 2012 handling Ice Cream Sandwich.
Whether or not this picture could be the final style and design, an imitation throughout the creative procedure is uncertain. The docking port at the base could possibly suggest that a netbook-style keyboard-dock may be out of the question – though ASUS could possibly have an even more standard dock just like Samsung offers, without having the folding joint and into which the 7-inch Eee Pad tablet docks vertically.