The FCC has just published a series of documents regarding the Sheznhen Sinchun Electronic Co’s UMPC891 tablet computer. It’s an 8.9 inch touchscreen tablet with a 1024 x 600 pixel display, a 1.6GHz Intel Atom N270 CPU, and Windows operating system.
The images look awfully familiar, because they are. The picture in the user manual looks an awful lot like those for the Netbook Navigator Nav 9 tablet, which may very well be based on the same design as this Chinese tablet.
The FCC doesn’t say where you’ll be able to buy the UMPC891, but my guess is that the tablet will be rebranded and sold under a different name in the US. In fact, we may be looking at the Nav 9 tablet after all.
The tablet has 802.11b/g WiFi, Bluetooth, Ethernet, a 1.3MP webcam, 3 USb ports, a VGA output, and an SD card slot. It weighs 2.2 pounds and measures 9.8″ x 6.6″ x 0.84″.
The FCC also has some real world photos of the tablet, including a few shots of the computer with its hood off so you can see what the motherboard and other components look like.
Brad you should read this
I have decided not to go for an Ipad. I want to buy a cheap pad and use it like toilet paper. Use it a while then just bin it if it get spoilt and just buy a new one.
Nothing like owning a cheap pad or tablet, you can leave it in the car and not worry about it getting stolen, leave it in the cafe and go to the toilet and not worry.
Who cares? If it get lost, then so it be.
Brad, good you introduce these cheap alternatives. It gives the big manufacturers a run for their money and they will have no choice but to drop their prices a lot.
I hope you highlight more and infact, lets compete to see “how low can it go”
Hopefully one day, we can buy the tablet and treat it as disposable.
I certainly hope they never become disposable. Cheap, yes. But not
Cheaper electronics are available to a wider range of people, which is
great. But if we get to the point where people just throw these things away
it’s going to mean a huge uptick in e-waste, which is awfully problematic
for a lot of reasons.
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