Most of the slate PCs I’ve seen over the past few months have sported either low power ARM processors or Intel Atom chips. The Hanvon BC10C is something different. It doesn’t have the guts of a smartphone or a netbook. Instead, it has the guts of a thin and light computer with an Intel Consumer Ultra Low Voltage processor.
Jkkmobile got a chance to spend some time with a Hanvon BC10C table, with a 1.3GHz Intel Celeron ULV743 processor, and Intel GMA 4500MHD graphics and Windows 7 Home Premium. On the bright side, the processor and graphics gives the BC10C much more oomph than a typical tablet. It has an HDMI port for pumping out HD video to an external display.
Hanvon also didn’t skimp on the buttons and ports. There are 5 buttons on the side of the device for launching applications. You get a wireless switch, a rocker dial, 2 USB ports, mic, headphone, SD card slot, and a VGA port (which requires a dongle). There’s also a built in optical mouse on the front of the tablet. And of course, you can use the 10 inch, 1024 x 600 pixel touchscreen display to interact with Windows 7.
The tablet got about 3.5 hours of run time, which several other sites are complaining about. But that’s not bad for a tablet, especially one with a relatively speedy processor and full blown desktop operating system. It’s not really fair to compare a tablet like the Hanvon BC10c with an ARM-based system running Google Android or the iPhone/iPad OS.
You can check out jkkmobile’s video review after the break.