Epson Endeavor S 11.6 inch slider-style Windows 8 tablet hits Japan

Epson may be better known for making printers than computers in the US. But if you happen to live in Japan, you can pick up the company’s latest Windows 8 portable. It’s called the Epson Endeavor S NY10S, and it’s an 11.6 inch slider-style tablet with a pull-out keyboard that hides behind the display when you don’t need it.

Epson Endeavor NY10S

The tablet features a 1920 x 1080 pixel multitouch display, an Intel Core i7 processor, 8GB of RAM, and a 128GB solid state disk.

It weighs 2.6 pounds, which makes it a bit heavier than a tablet without a keyboard, but still reasonably light by notebook standards. And when you pull the keyboard out from under the screen, you can basically use this device like a notebook — albeit one with a keyboard, but no touchpad.

The Epson Endeavor S NY10S also has room for a few more ports than you might find on other tablets, including an Ethernet jack, 2 USB 3.0 ports, an HDMI port, and an SD card slot. It also supports WiFi and Bluetooth.

Epson says the tablet should get up to 6 hours of battery life.

Like most Epson computers, it’s unlikely that this model will be available outside of Japan. In that country it sells for about $1200.

via Ultrabook News and Mobile Geeks