Gigabyte introduces S1082 Windows 8 slate with SSD and hard disk

Gigabyte’s latest Windows slate PC is aimed at business users, featuring something you don’t often see on tablets these days: a large 500GB hard disk for storing all of your important files and data.

The Gigabyte S1082 also features a smaller solid state disk, which offers faster performance than an HDD alone.

Gigabyte S1082

The tablet is powered by an energy efficient Intel dual core processor and features a capacitive multitouch display. Windows 8 software, HDMI, Ethernet, and VGA ports.

There’s also an optical finger navigation button on the side of the screen which you can use sort of like a mouse, which could make navigating desktop-style apps a little easier than it would be on a touchscreen-only device.

Gigabyte offers a built-in 3.5G modem and a USB keyboard and carrying case for the Gigabyte S1082.

  • buzz86us

    I prefer a good external hdd myself unless there was a solid off switch for the hdd be it HW or SW windoze would be accessing this thing randomly all the time wouldn’t really improve battery life.

  • admin 1

    This is better than the slow Atom powered Windows 8 tablets selling for around $499-$599.

    However the hardware is identical to the $199 Acer C7 Chromebook, but costs $649. You haver the same 1.1GHz Celeron CPU, the same HD2000 GPU, the same 2GB RAM, the same 320GB HDD, the same 1366×764 resolution screen (although 10.1″ instead of the 11.6″ of the Chromebook), and 5hr battery life instead of the Acer C7 Chromebook’s 4hrs. Even the chipset is the same.

    It it really worth paying the extra $450 just to get a touchscreen instead of the keyboard and 25% more battery life?