As previously reported, ASUS is spreading its bets on two types of tablets. One will run Google‘s Android OS and the other will be the Eee Pad running Windows 7. ASUS chooses to first deliver the Windows 7 device and see the response it gets. The Android tablet is not expected anytime soon. The latter tablet is most certainly meant as a competitor to the iPad as it’s so lightweight (as in software and hardware).

The response to the Windows 7 tablet will most probably be negative, as it has been with most of the Windows 7 tablets to date. The operating system’s interface is not as smooth and easy for finger usage as the iPhone OS (on the iPad) or the open-source Android (on many smartphones). Why then is ASUS doing this? Well maybe to maintain its close relationships with Microsoft in regard to their production of Windows 7 phones. But we’re not too sure.

We have collected all of the information available to show you some imagery and a possible spec list.

ASUS Eee Pad specifications for Windows 7 and Android
Display: 10.1-inch resistive multi-touch touchscreen
Graphics: NVidia Tegra graphics accelerator (with 1080p HD video playing)
Resolution: 1024 x 786
Battery: Li-polymer, 8 hours runtime
Processor: ARM CPU
Storage: 64 Gb on integrated flash
Audio: Digital Array Mic
Camera: Integrated 0.3 megapixel webcam
GPS: Integrated A-GPS unit
WiFi: Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n)
3G: Integrated 3G connectivity with UMTS/HSDPA (850, 1900, 2100 MHz)
Interface: 2x USB ports
Price: Around $499
Release date: July (Q3) 2010

ASUS Eee Pad specifications for Windows 7 and Android

Display: 7-inch capacitive multi-touch touchscreen
Graphics: NVidia Tegra graphics accelerator (with 1080p HD video playing)
Resolution: 1024 x 786
Battery: Li-polymer, 8 hours runtime
Processor: ARM CPU
Storage: 64 Gb on integrated flash
Audio: Digital Array Mic
Camera: Integrated 0.3 megapixel webcam
GPS: Integrated A-GPS unit
WiFi: Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n)
3G: Integrated 3G connectivity with UMTS/HSDPA (850, 1900, 2100 MHz)
Interface: 2x USB ports
Price: Around $499
Release date: Q1 2011