A Windows 7 tablet stuffed into an oversized iPhone case is not an iPad clone

The Apple iPad is expected to begin shipping in the next month or two, and while it remains to be seen whether it will truly revolutionize the slate PC space, there’s one thing the iPad has already done: spark a ton of competition in the tablet space. For much of 2010, the iPad was nothing but a rumor, but PC makers were bending over backward trying to create products that would compete with the as-yet-unannounced tablet.

Now that we know the iPad is basically an oversized iPod Touch with a faster processor and larger display, perhaps we shouldn’t be surprised that one company has decided the best way to compete is to launch a tablet that looks like… an oversized iPod Touch.

Shenzhen, China-based manufacturer TESO’s new tablet looks pretty much exactly like an iPod Touch or iPhone — if those devices had 10 inch displays and ran Windows 7 instead of the iPhone OS.

On the inside, the tablet is pretty much a standard netbook with a few extra features thrown in for good measure. It has a 1.66GHz Intel Atom N450 processor, 1GB of RAM, and hard drive instead of the iPad’s solid state storage. The tablet also has a 10.1 inch, 1024 x 600 pixel touchscreen display, a 3G modem, and GPS. It has a 3000mAh battery

The tablet weighs 2.6 pounds and measures 11.4″ x 5.9″ x 0.8″. Overall it’s rather large and heavy for a tablet. And you know, it runs Windows 7 and won’t be able to handle iPhone apps.

via Cloned in China and M.I.C. Gadgets

  • mlabrow

    Ok, this. This is what most of the people I talk to think of when they think tablet. They think of a netbook without a keyboard running a windows OS, and ask how can I use this without a keyboard, and boy wouldn't a keyboard be great… And they're right. This is a bad fit. I've increasingly come to agree with the school that says if you're going to have a lightweight device, you need a complimentary light weight OS to go with it. Windows 7 Premium and it's touch features are nice and all, but they still leave you with a UI that's not truly optimized for touch, or the less powerful hardware it's running on. The only upside I can really see is that you could always reformat it and load something else…

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  • guest

    i think you are wrong. for majority of things these tablets will be used for (web browsing, reading news, books, movies…) you dont need a keyboard. in fact it would ruin it. for that you can use a on screen keyboard and thats it. its quick and dirty. if you want to write an email or something then you connect it to your bluetooth one or usb and you are good to go

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  • guest

    i think you are wrong. for majority of things these tablets will be used for (web browsing, reading news, books, movies…) you dont need a keyboard. in fact it would ruin it. for that you can use a on screen keyboard and thats it. its quick and dirty. if you want to write an email or something then you connect it to your bluetooth one or usb and you are good to go

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