The Gigabyte S1081 is a tablet with an Intel Atom Cedar Trail processor and a 10.1 inch, 1024 x 600 pixel display. It’s designed to run Windows 7 and features a 2.5 inch bay for a hard drive or solid state disk and supports up to 4GB of memory.

Gigabyte unveiled the new slate at CES in January, and now it looks like it may be ready to ship soon. The Gigabyte S1081 showed up this week at the FCC website.

Gigabyte S1081

The 10 inch tablet features 1 USB 3.0 port, 1 USB 2.0 port, VGA, HDMI, D-Sub, Ethernet, mic, and audio jacks. 802.11b/g/n WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, and Gigabit Ethernet come standard. There’s also an optional 3.5G mobile broadband module.

Gigabyte will offer a 29.6Whr battery and an optional 20.25Whr extended battery.

The company hasn’t announced a release date or price yet — but don’t let the Intel Atom processor fool you. Gigabyte notebooks and tablets don’t tend to be cheap.

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9 replies on “Gigabyte S1081 Windows Slate hits the FCC”

  1. Atom, 1024 x 600 display, Windows 7.
    Thanks but no thanks.
    And, no, I dont wanna know the weight of this thing.
    Is that an Inhon design also (the Inhon ultrabook looks really good btw)?
    Does Gigabyte even bother to make their own?
    Maybe this one as it clearly lacks imagination.

    1. Except for the size, it could almost pass for a UMPC given the build in optical mouse and right/left click buttons.

      It may not appeal to those looking to wait for the next gen tablet offerings but not everyone is quite on the get Windows 8 band wagon yet. So this will likely still have a market for the next year or so that it’ll take for Windows 8 to get wider acceptance.

      While the extended battery option could give it a edge on even the otherwise longer running tablets coming out as they’ll be mainly limited to sealed internal batteries and this’ll likely mainly be used by businesses, which mostly will be resisting change from happening any time soon.

      1. It’s not that I’m extatic and impatient to seeing W8. Or that I don’t like W7. It’s just for a tactile device, I guess/hope W8 will do a better job than W7 which were not created for it.
        I simply think that W7 shouldn’t run on a tablet. But I could be wrong and the user experience smooth.
        And the res… I cant stand netbook because of it, so I’d have a hard time paying double the price for this.

        1. You’re not wrong but W7 is not so bad that it can’t still be used on a tablet, especially for those who often have to for business uses and such.

          PC Tablets in general have been used by business and industrial related applications for years. It’s just they never really worked well enough for general consumers.

          So don’t worry that it doesn’t appeal to you, at least the devices coming out later will finally address the general consumers who have been waiting for options like Windows 8 to finally address their needs and systems powerful enough to run a proper desktop OS but still thin and light for easy usage and long enough run times.

    1. Yes, don’t confuse it with the previous release model S1080. This one ends with a “1” for S1081 and just came out.

  2. With all the upcoming Windows 8 devices this really seems old fashioned and out dated! Too bad for Gigabyte

    1. Business and such that are the traditional users of these types of tablets aren’t likely to immediately jump onto the Windows 8 band wagon, especially those who resisted upgrading to Windows 7 and are still using XP.

      So being old fashioned really doesn’t matter too much at this time for their main target consumers or those who presently are of the opinion that they hate Windows 8 and have convinced themselves not to use it.

      While they could always update it with a better screen and next gen ATOM processor later to keep it relevant. Mind that legacy apps may work better with the optical mouse and left/right click buttons than the touch screen and full size ports will likely continue to be useful to business and industrial usages.

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