Elitegroup Computer Systems or just ECS is making a splash at the CeBIT in Germany with quite a few tablet PCs. The tablet from ECS can be classified into two broad categories – 7 and 10 inch displays with both Android and Windows coming in as the operating system of choice. Further, when it is about the core of the tablet PCs, it’s both the Intel Atom Oak Trail as well as ARM-based chips from Marvell that comes into the picture.
Coming to the larger tablets with 10.1 inch display, the tablets comes with either 1366 x 768 or 1024 x 600 pixel resolution. With an Intel Atom Z670 Lincroft heart, the tablets run Windows 7 Home Premium and are able to support up to 2 GB of RAM and solid disk drives or 1.8 inch hard drives. The tablet will have WiFi, Bluetooth, as well as 3G as an optional extra and are expected to weigh around 1.8 pounds.
Then there is also a 10.1 inch Marvell powered tablet. With a Marvell 88AP510 system on a chip, the tablet runs Android 2.2 Froyo and offers a screen resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels. The rest of the spec story is by and large the same with SSD or hard drive, WiFi, Bluetooth along with optional 3G.
Among the smaller tablets with a 7 inch multi-touch display, these too come with the Atom Z670 processors and has a resolution of up to 1024 x 600 pixels. However, communication specs remain the same with WiFi, Bluetooth and 3G as options. Interestingly, there is some choice where operating system of the 7 inch tablet is concerned. For the tablet has been designed to be compatible with Google Android, the MeeGo Linux as well as Windows 7 Home Premium.
Lastly, the Taiwan based ECS is an original device manufacturer. What this means is we might never get to see these tablets with the ECS label stamped on them Instead, what seems more probable is that the tablet will be sold under a different brand name but will remain largely the same inside and out.
No word on either pricing or availability details as yet.
via umpc portal
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