Sure, Apple may have decided to name its upcoming tablet the iPad, rather than the iSlate, iTablet, or any of the other rumored names that were floating around. But it takes some guts to name your rival tablet PC the iTablet. Apparently UK company X2 doesn’t lack anything in the guts department, because that’s exactly what they did.
The iTablet sports a 1.6GHz Intel processor (I’m guessing Atom), a 250GB hard drive, Bluetooth, and 3G. It has 3 USB ports, a 1.3MP webcam, and HDMI output, which either means I’m wrong about the Atom CPU or this device uses an Atom Z5xx series processor, NVIDIA IOn graphics, or a Broadcom Crystal HD video accelerator.The device will reportedly run Windows 7, but the image clearly shows a prototype running Windows XP.
The tablet will come in two sizes. One will have a 10.2 inch display, while the other has a 12.1 inch screen. Both models will measure about 1.4 inches thick, which makes the iTablet almost 3 times fatter than the iPad.
No word on pricing yet, but the iTablet is due out in April.
via Gizmodo and Electric Pig
I think it would take more courage if they named it iTab instead of iTablet. 🙂 If it is a lot lower in price to Apple’s iPad, it should do well; IMO. 🙂
This year is going to be fun. With so much of competition, we consumers will be the real winners.
Gone are the days where you buy a Toshiba or Sony super light notebook for $5000.
Now, even the poor man on the street can have the best. Technology and sexy gadgets would not just be exclusively for the rich.
This device isn’t that great but it’s still better than the tablet that Apple is releasing.
The HDMI can be on the Pinetrail too (see the Zotac’s new mITX board from CES), but it’s resolution is limited to 720p. The Broadcom Crystal HD is just a PCIe mini card decoder chip, without any display connector (new test about it on the silentpcreview.com)
Bad bad bad idea. Leave the desktop OS on the Tops (lap/desk). Well for all the people who bitched about not having windows on he iPad… Here’s your opportunity to find out WHY it sucks.
Thicker tablet >>> Locked down, feature lacking tablet
Kind of a large netbook without the keyboard.
A desktop-gui, small buttons and menu – how to use this with a finger?
And: how to hold a 12.1 with one hand? It is “3 times fatter than the iPad”…
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