Novatech nTablet dual boots Windows 7, Android

If the Novatech nTablet looks familiar, there’s a good reason for that. It has the same design as the ViewSonic Viewpad 100 and the Tegatech Tega v2 tablet. And like those tablets, this one’s claim to fame is the ability to dual boot Windows 7 and Google Android.

That said, the nTablet has one thing going for it: It starts £349.99 in the UK, which is about $552 US. While that’s certainly not cheap, it makes the nTablet a lot less expensive than the Tega v2, which starts at $799. On the other hand, the base price for the nTablet doesn’t include an operating system. The price jumps to £439 or about $693 when you add Windows 7 Home Premium. A Windows 7 Pro version runs £469 ($740).

The nTablet has a 1.66GHz Intel Atom N455 processor, 1GB of DDR3 memory, a 32G SSD, and a 10.1 inch, 1024 x 600 pixel capacitive multitouch display. It has a 4200mAh battery, 2 USB ports, a 1.3MP camera, 802.11b/g/n WiFi, and weighs about 1.6 pounds.

PC Pro got a chance to spend some time with the tablet and reports that the computer felt a bit sluggish when multitasking in Windows 7.