There’s good news and not-as-good news for anyone who’s been waiting for tablet enthusiast Hugo Ortega‘s company to launch its new Tega v2 Touch Tablet. The good news is that while the official launch was pushed back a few days to October 15th, it looks like the order page is already live.

The less good news is that the tablet isn’t really priced to compete with the iPad, CTL 2goPad, or most other devices with the word Pad in them. The price starts at $988.07 for a model with a 32GB solid state disk and jumps up to $1172.08 for a 64GB model.

Bear in mind, this tablet is aimed at business users. It runs Windows 7 Professional, has 2GB of DDR3 memory, and a built in 3G modem. Those things don’t come cheap.

The Tega v2 also has a 1.66GHz Intel Atom N455 processor, a 10.1 inch multitouch display, a motion sensor, 802.11a/b/g WiFi, and an option to dual boot Google Android along with Windows 7.

It looks like the pricing might not actually be final yet. For instance, the tablet is supposed to be able in 16GB, 32GB, or 64G models, but I don’t see a price for the 16GB model.

via GottaBeMobile

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5 replies on “Tega v2 Windows tablet priced at $988”

  1. corresponds to the price of hp business netbooks …. and win7 pro is cooking up prices certainly

  2. I’m very much looking forward to the lousy reviews that this device will get. I don’t mean to indicate that this is a lousy device. I mean to indicate that people will try to shove this square peg up their round holes and then complain about the painful experience. Most technology reviewers now tend to review themselves in the context of a device rather than a device in the context of its usefulness (another reason why Brad is so different and so good).

    This is not for the youtube/facebook/twitter crowd, although ironically, this can probably do all of those things without requiring stupid “apps”. My guess is that anybody who buys this to do time-wasting, self-distracting, relationship-avoiding, life-effacing elective leisure activities will be sad. This is the tablet that you buy to make money, not waste it. There are countless businesses who are spending a thousand dollars on an enterprise laptop to do jobs for which an enterprise tablet would be better suited. Those people just haven’t had an affordable option (my current primary enterprise slate cost 4 times as much) and may not be educated on how a slate can fit their needs. To that end, I’m glad that Hugo Ortega is a figurehead of this device’s deployment. He knows tablets and slates better than almost anybody.

  3. Like the non-playoff bound baseball teams say, “Wait til next year.”
    Or maybe even the year after.

    Windows 7 is sluggish on single core Atom netbooks, so the experience will be the same on single core Atom slates.

    Intel and its minions have a mountain to climb by offering a
    combination of performance, long battery life (10 hours),
    and reasonable price. It could very well be that nothing
    less than a clean sheet or ground up redesign of Atom,
    akin to the development of Pentium M, will be necessary.

    Alternatively, ARM could scale up, so much so that, with
    a multi-core design (say, quad core), someone could
    dedicate a core or two to simply emulating the x86
    instruction set.

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