Asus Eee Note EA800 sketch tablet detailed

It's a while since Pocket-lint brought you news of Asus' pad; back in May, in fact, when we reported on the, then unnamed, tablet live from Computex in Taiwan when it was first announced.

But now it's been publicly revealed, in web form at least, as the Asus Eee Note EA800. And a stack of specifications have been listed too.

Although it is unlikely that we'll see the Eee Note this year - rumours currently have its next public unveiling scheduled for CES 2011 in Las Vegas, January - we now have confirmation that the bizarre hybrid device allows you to draw, make voice recordings, has a camera and works as an eBook reader.

It sports a Linux operating system, an 8 3/4-inch mono, antiglare screen (with a 1024 x 768 resolution ), and comes with a touch pen that allows 256 levels of pressure to add different line weights.

There's 4GB of in-built storage, plus a MicroSD card slot can allow the device to be upgraded to 16GB.

The camera is a 2-megapixel one, and the Eee Note can support a variety of music, picture and digital book files, such as PDF, EPUB, MP3 , JPEG, BMP, GIF, and PNG.

Pricing hasn't been announced yet, or actual street date in UK or globally, but gossip has it that it will come in at around $400 in the US (£251).

Could such a strange hybrid make it big? Let us know in the comments below...

Asus Eee tablet debuts at Computex