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ASUS Eee Slate B121

ASUS Eee Slate B121
alaScore 81

58 reviews

Feb, 2019

alaTest has collected and analyzed 58 reviews of ASUS Eee Slate B121. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People really like the touch screen. The portability is also appreciated.

portability, touch screen

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the ASUS Eee Slate B121 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Brian Westover (pcmag.com)

Asus Eee Slate B121

 

Product has not yet been reviewed by PCMag.com editors.

The Asus Eee Slate B121 is equipped with a first-generation Intel Core i5-470UM processor with 2GB of RAM. It's the same 1.33GHz dual-core processor seen in last year's Lenovo IdeaPad U260, and offers a full-fledge 64-bit Windows 7 experience in a slim...

Mar, 2012

Expert review by : PC Magazine (pcmag.com)

Asus Eee Slate B121

 

Product has not yet been reviewed by PCMag.com editors.

Mar, 2012

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Asus Eee Slate B121-1A010F

 

Does everything a Windows laptop does but without the weight and bulk of a keyboard.

Nov, 2012

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Asus Eee Slate B121-1A010F

 

Sensitive and precise touchscreen

no USB 3.0 a bit heavy

Jan, 2012

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Utterly Disappointed

 

One other thought: The battery life initially advertised with this really was optimistic. Fortunately, we have a power convertor to allow us to use this in the car without worrying about battery life.

Windows 7 capability in a slate form. Overall, if this had worked reliably, it would have been a GREAT product. When it worked, it worked as intended, allowing us to get work done while traveling

This device has been unreliable from the start. Initial setup was tedious. It took many hours to get all of the Windows updates installed. But the bigger problem is that for the past couple of weeks (just when we need it most as school is restarting)...

Aug, 2014

Consumer review (tigerdirect.com)

Great idea - but not this version

 

Conceptually - love this. Unfortunately - the stylus was unusable - it wrote from over an inch above the surface and left a trailing line everywhere you didn't write. Had difficulty seeing targets to click on - everything was tiny - in spite of...

Oct, 2012

Consumer review (tigerdirect.com)

The Best Tablet Out There

 

1st The price is a little high. That's my only complaint. Right out of the box I was amazed. I've had other windows tablets and none of them worked like a normal PC except this one. I couldn't believe the processing speed. Anything I plugged into the...

Sep, 2012

Consumer review (newegg.com)

finally a USEFUL tablet

 

I purchased two of these for work over the iPAD and Transformer. You simply cannot beat FULL Windows in tablet form for productivity. No need to find an "app" for anything, this is like your work desktop machine only in your lap. I work with Oracle,...

The screen/glass is beautiful on the Slate ; Full OS, load anything you want on it...no need to find an "app ; Being a full OS, you can use the two USB ports for any USB device you like...drag n drop thumbdrives, ext hard drives, ext cd drives, ext...

NOT really cons ; I cant really say battery life is a "con"...just more of an acceptable trade off. I get around 4 hours of use, 3 if I'm working it hard. Sure battery life could be better and its not the 10+ hours of smaller Android/iPad tablets, but...

Aug, 2012

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Not mad...just disappointed

 

I used to be a HUGE Asus fanboy, but their support has gone in the toilet. I've contacted them 3 times (which could either indicate quality issues or simply a lemon). Once they told me I had to ship back my entire laptop for a power supply that went...

Nice screen, Great i5 processor

One memory slot, Poor quality Power Supply and Keyboard, Horrific support

Jun, 2012

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Perfect Slate

 

I get 4hrs or more use with wifi and bluetooth on just surfing web. 2-2.5hrs working it hard, and watching youtube isn't working it hard. I can use my Motorola Atrix 4G as a mouse. This makes a great "companion" pc to your desktop when you are home. if...

A FULL computer in a Slate form factor. Finally, a digital notepad. Been waiting 10yrs for that. Onenote rocks on this! I can run anything i want on this including virtual machines

I just couldn't remove an egg for battery considering it's size and power

Mar, 2012
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Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:High Definition (HD)
Built-In Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s): Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2

Battery

Battery capacity (Watt hours):34
Battery life (max):4.5
Battery technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo)
Continuous video playback time:2.4

Camera

Built-in Camera: Yes
Main camera resolution (numeric):2
Maximum Video Resolution:1280 x 800 / 1920 x 1080
Second Camera: No
Video recording: Yes

Design

Colour of product:Black / Black, White / Silver / White
Form factor:Slate
Kids tablet: No

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:30.7
Display Resolution:1280 x 800
LED Backlight: Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen: Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Graphics

Graphics adapter family:Intel

Memory

Internal Memory:4
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:4
Memory clock speed:1333

Networking

3G: No
4G: No
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:3.0 / 3.0+HS
Data network: No
Ethernet LAN: No
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11n
Wi-fi Standard:IEEE 802.11n
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Other features

64-bit computing: Yes
Battery charging indication: Yes
Battery low indication: Yes
Connectivity Technology:Wired & Wireless
Depth:1.7
Depth (imperial):1.7
Dimensions (WxDxH):312 x 207.2 x 16.9
Docking connector: No
Full HD: No
Height :20.7
Height (imperial):20.7
Memory slots:1 x SO-DIMM
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
Power requirements:100 - 240V / 100 - 240W
Processor Socket:BGA1288
Solid-state drive capacity:64
Speakers:STEREO
Total Storage Capacity:64
Video Playback: Yes
Weight:1.16
Wi-Fi: Yes
Width:31.2
Width (imperial):31.2

Packaging Content

AC adapter included: Yes
Bag included: Yes
Cables included:AC
Keyboard Included:Y
Keyboard supplied: Yes
Manual: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes

Performance

GPS: No
GPS (satellite): No
Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Position location:N
Trusted Platform Module (TPM): Yes

Phone features

Conference call: Yes
Video call: Yes
Voice call: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Combo headphone/mic port: Yes
DC-in jack: Yes
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone Out:No / Yes
Microphone in:No / Yes
Mini HDMI ports quantity:1
SmartCard slot: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output voltage:19.5
AC adapter power:34 / 60

Processor

Bus type:DMI
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):10
Graphics & IMC lithography:45
Number of Processing Die Transistors:382
PCI Express configurations:1x16
Processing Die size:81
Processor ARK ID:50026
Processor boost frequency:1.86
Processor cache:3
Processor cache type:L3
Processor code:SLBXP
Processor codename:Arrandale
Processor Cores:2
Processor family:Intel Core i5
Processor frequency:1.33
Processor lithography:32
Processor Model:I5-470UM
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor package size:34
Processor threads:4
Stepping:K0
Supported instruction sets:SSE4.1,SSE4.2
System bus rate:2.5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):18
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y
Tjunction:105

Processor special features

Embedded options available:N
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y
Execute Disable Bit:Y
Idle States:Y
Intel 64:Y
Intel Clear Video Technology:Y
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology:Y
Intel Enhanced Halt State:Y
Intel Fast Memory Access:Y
Intel FDI Technology:Y
Intel Flex Memory Access:Y
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:N
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):Y
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):Y
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y
Intel® Smart Cache:Y
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:Y
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Physical Address Extension (PAE):Y

Software

Operating system installed:Windows 7 / Windows 7 Professional
Operating System Version:Home Premium / Professional
Platform:Windows

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:MMC, SD, SDHC, SDXC
Internal storage capacity:64
Storage Media:SSD

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.69 / 20.7
Height :1.69 / 20.7
Weight:1.02 / 1.16
Width:31.2