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.
I don’t know about your Chinese, but there is definately some movement on:
Even front page news:
Also nice to see the difference between the B10-G01 and the B10 (which is the 250 GB or the 320 GB disk).
Available for order if you know how to do it:
There is also another page where it is up for order, but Google mentions it has no access to translate the page.
But what would one need support for? I think only in case of a broken device, right?
I’m really curious to know when the device can be ordered!
I found hanvon products are quite good, but the support is crap, especially this guy Frank that must be the most arrogant support person I ever encountered
Great call going with a CULV Processor. I have the dual core version (su2300) of that Celeron and it’s the minimum you need for a smooth multimedia experience. Chokes on some Hulu videos though, cross your fingers for Flash 10.1.
The bad battery life is disappointing…also it doesn’t help that every usage case he shows in the review is better accomplished by an iPad. Like Jkk mentions, the device is best at web surfing on your couch, don’t need a full on OS for that. Too bad the iPad comes with it’s own set of shackles.
I’m really impressed with the smoothness that I see in the video!
Now I’m really in doubt again: go for the Asus T101MT or this Hanvon device! Let’s see which one is available first.
What I like about this one is that it is way more “sleek”!
For devices like this a case containing a (wireless) keyboard should be invented. That way you have an easy way to transport the device without it to be damaged. And if you need it you have a keyboard without having to carry a separate one. On the other hand the keyboard isn’t really attached so you got rid of the hideous swivel!
” 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.”
Why not? The best is the scale, 3.5h or 10h is a lot.
If you say “relatively speedy processor” then you also compare.
Because you can’t run Windows 7 on the iPad, and you can’t run iPhone or
Android apps on the Hanvon BC10C. They’re different devices that just happen
to have a similar form factor.
It’d sort of be like comparing a scientific calculator with a smartphone.
I will remind you when you’re comparing ARM-CPUs with x86-CPUs 😉
What, you expect me to be consistent? 🙂
There are certainly areas that should be compared. For instance, I’m very
interested in knowing what the web browsing experience is like on the iPad
v. the iPhone v. an Android smartphone v. an Android smartbook/tablet v. a
Windows 7 tablet like the Hanvon BC10C.
But in terms of overall performance — while there’s certainly some
overlapping functionality, x86-based systems with desktop OSes are quite
different from ARM-based systems with mobile OSes.
“There are certainly areas that should be compared.”
Yes. “web browsing experience”, but also battery time 🙂
3.5h or 10h …
Hanvon BC10C and BA10E run Windows 7, the BC10C with a 1.3GHz Celeron CPU and the BA10E runs a 1.6GHz Atom Z-series CPU. The Hanvon BA10E will have both a capacitive multitouch display option and an active digitizer option for improved handwriting recognition.
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