The good: The Asus Eee Pad Slider SL101‘s keyboard mechanism is well-implemented and useful to those frustrated with typing on a tablet screen. Also, the inclusion of Mini-HDMI, a microSD card slot, USB 2.0, and the latest version of Honeycomb makes this tablet worth its price.
The bad: The Slider is bulky and heavy for a tablet and can’t be detached from the keyboard plate. Also, the typing environment feels cramped and the curved design on the keyboard plate blocks the spacebar. No LED flash on the camera means no nighttime picture taking.
The bottom line: Though it prevents a “pure” tablet experience, the Asus Eee Pad Slider’s built-in keyboard is a welcome feature for those who break into cold sweats whenever typing on a tablet is mentioned.