There’s more than one way to support HD video on a tablet computer. Apple’s approach is to skip Adobe Flash playback altogether for the iPad. Other companies are throwing extra hardware in their tablets to support HD video playback. That’s what Fusion Garage is doing with the JooJoo tablet which runs Linux and has an NVIDIA ION graphics processor. And apparently the ExoPC Slate we first covered in February is using the Broadcom Crystal HD video accelerator with Windows 7.

Blogue de Geek reports that the video accelerator in the ExoPC will support hardware decoding of H.264, VC-1, WMV, and MPEG-2 video. That should include HD Flash video, with support for external resolutions up to 1980 x 1088, even though the ExoPC slate only has an 8.9 inch 1024 x 600 pixel display. The tablet also has a 1.6GHz Intel atom N270 processor.

The tipster who sent in that news was using a prototype with 2GB of RAM and a solid state disk. He says the tablet will be released in the US, Canada, and France on September 7th.

via SlashGear

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2 replies on “ExoPC tablet to ship with Broadcom Crystal HD video accelerator”

  1. September? Awh, come on ExoPC why not put it out before you lose any chance you might have had of even attempting to get into this market niche.

    I know they WANTED to put this out in memory of American Hip-Hop star Tupac Shakur being fatally shot four times on the Las Vegas strip after leaving the Tyson-Seldon boxing match in Sept 7th, 1996…but there are better memorials then figuratively putting a gun to their own head.

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