SanDisk modular SSD chosen for ASUS tablet
Dubai, January 9, 2011
SanDisk, the global leader in flash memory cards, announced that its 32 gigabyte (GB) and 64GB SanDisk P4 modular solid state drives (pSSD) have been selected by ASUS for its new Eee Slate EP121 tablet computers.
The SanDisk P4 SSD fits ASUS’ thin design and low power consumption requirements for its newest tablet. SSDs use flash memory technology and have no moving parts, offering improved durability that helps prevent data loss resulting from drive failure. SSD-equipped devices can run quieter, cooler and come in smaller form factors than are possible with conventional hard disk drives (HDD).
The new ASUS Eee Slate EP121 tablet offers a broad array of features that combine to create a versatile tablet that enables a productive and enjoyable consumer experience.
• Runs on Microsoft Windows 7 home premium edition OS with an Intel Core i5 processor
• Comes with 12-inch high-resolution touch screen, wide-view angle, thin size (312 x 207.2 x 16.95mm) and total weight of 1.16Kg
• With no moving parts, the SanDisk P4 SSD contributes to the 10-hour battery life of the tablet
'The ASUS Eee Slate tablet is a prime example of the latest high-performance tablets that take full advantage of solid state drives,” said Doreet Oren, director, product marketing, SSD, SanDisk.
'Thin, highly mobile designs, strong performance, long battery life and exceptional durability are key requirements that the SanDisk P4 SSD meets and exceeds. As we continue to design and supply SSDs for the PC OEM industry, SanDisk has developed expertise in building storage components that allow manufacturers to create smaller, lighter and faster tablets.”
'The large storage capacity and small form factor of SanDisk’s P4 SSD contribute to the highly functional design and ease of mobility that the Eee Slate EP121 tablet offers,' added Zing Chen, Eee Slate EP121 product manager, ASUSTeK Computer Inc.
'Consumers can now enjoy the functionality of a laptop in the versatile form of a tablet.”
SanDisk P4 SSDs come in a variety of form factors including mSATA mini and a BGA iSSD. The drives are available to OEMs in capacities ranging from 4GB to 128GB.-TradeArabia News Service