Gigabyte introduced a new Windows slate PC called the S1080 in January, sporting a shiny new Intel Atom N570 processor, capacitive touchscreen, and a suite of touch-friendly applications. But it looks like Gigabyte’s not pinning all its hopes on Windows tablets with x86 chips. ARMdevices spotted a new Android tablet from Gigabyte at CeBIT this week.

The Gigabyte GN-TB100 has a 10.1 inch, 1280 x 800 capacitive touchscreen display and a dual core NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor. It’s not due out until July, and the company expects to refine the design. The prototype has a rather large screen bezel which I suspect will shrink by the time the tablet goes on sale.

The prototype has up to 1GB of RAM, up to 32GB of storage, and 802.11b/g/n WiFi, Bluetooth 2.1, and 3G connectivity. It has a 5MP rear-facing camera and a 1.3MP camera on the front. And the display is an IPS screen which should offer decent viewing angles.

For now the tablet is running Android 2.2, but it will likely run Google Android 3.0 Honeycomb by the time it hits the streets this summer. There’s also a good chance that Gigabyte will only be the OEM for this particular tablet, meaning you’ll see it repackaged with a different brand name by the time it’s available in stores.

You can check out a hands-on video after the break.

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4 replies on “Gigabyte introduces GN-TB100 Android tablet with Tegra 2 chip”

  1. @crenca : Sorry. I have to strenuously disagree. Just because the iPad is priced what it’s priced at, doesn’t mean that that price couldn’t/shouldn’t be more competitive. At this moment, they have no incentive to do so. But I’ve said it before, and in this case, I suppose I have to repeat myself just to educate someone on how the little guy gets in, takes advantage of a weakness and can grow outrageously.

    The price point for these tablets should $299 for a WELL equipped unit as follows:

    512Mb RAM, Min ( 1Gb RAM recommended )
    1+ Ghz Dual Core processor
    10″ – 1024×768 140o viewable ( IPS or not ) angle Capactive LCD
    Forward Facing Camera ( 1.3Mpxl , or better )
    Rear Facing Camera ( 3.2 Mpxl, or better )
    WiFi
    Bluetooth 2.x
    GPS
    Accelerometer/Gyroscope

    Entry-Level Model: $199
    1Ghz Single Core ARM A8 ( or A9, as several alternatives exists already )
    512Mb RAM
    7″ Capacitive 800×480 pxl LCD
    VGA ( or better ) Forward Facing Camera
    WiFi
    Bluetooth
    3 Axis – Accelerometer

    Both of these configurations at these price points will BUST OPEN the market for tablets. These are the targets a company who really wants to dominate will be shooting for.

    The addition of a 3G module is something < 2% of the overall tablet
    market will even need.

    1. I still think you are coming in too low. I bet you have a well equipped phone in your pocket that retailed for well above $299. Still, I do like your premise of “busting open the market”

  2. More good news. Unlike most who responded to the poll I believe the price of these products supports a robust market (the Ipad’s success proves that). Still, the more choices the more pressure to keep prices down.

    1. I wouldn’t say I used a “well equipped” phone….I’m currently using a Nexus One I purchased 2nd hand when the price on the street got down to what I felt was a reasonable level. I wouldn’t have purchased the phone for $529. And if they’d done the smart thing and offered it on contract renewal for $179 to current customers, then I would’ve definitely jumped on it at the time.

      I personally think that the “sweet spot” for these phones is $199. Anything above that, and people WILL balk. It’s why the Epic sold NOWHERE near as well as the EVO, despite a bump in HW specs ( lack of upgrade to Froyo notwithstanding ). It’s why the HTC Thunderbolt will NOT ( you heard it here first ) turn out to be the gang-busters of a phone some pundits have ( and Big Red ) believe it to be. There will be those folks who “have to have” the fastest, hottest, newest out there.

      I understand that a “premium” line of anything helps bolster market progress, but reasonably priced products that the majority of people find useful is the fuel that will make it happen.

      I notice you made no mention of the specifications for an entry-level device. I’d say that’s where most of the opportunity really lies for the manufacturers. If they REALLY want to build up a market, they have to start with entry-level offerings that MAKE SENSE. Period.

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