The lack of an efficient method of input is often touted as a shortcoming of the tablet devices though these have come a long way and can accomplish a lot of things that could otherwise have been done only by way of a PC. But in spite of all the advances that tablet PCs have come to enthrall us with, it is the lack of a good method of input that can mar your otherwise excellent experience with a tablet device. Then there also are many who feel more comfortable working with a conventional keyboard rather than a virtual keyboard that pops up on the touch sensitive screen.
But not anymore going by what Taiji Electronics is claiming with the new Tablet PC that its makers say also includes a fully functional keyboard. The keyboard, Taiji claims, is detachable and Bluetooth enabled so that there are no wires to mess around with. The keyboard slots in much like a removable battery with a latch and the kick-stand that forms part of the entire set up ensuring the keyboard remains in place. All this make it a nice tablet to carry around and you can always pop out the keyboard when you require. But then, it won’t be as easy as carrying around an iPad, with the additional along with the x68 platform contributing to the size. And weight too.
Unfortunately not much details of the Tablet have entered the public domain though we know it’s going to use x86 architecture and will have Windows 7 as the default operating system. Powering the tablet will be a VIA C7 M 1.2GHz processor coupled to a 1GB of RAM. The tablet seems to pack a 10 inch screen and may also include a few USB and SSD slots.
The whole thing is still in the prototype stage and will be officially showcased at next week’s show, which is when there will be a lot of the new concept to be picked up. All of it will make its way here so keep watching. Meanwhile, you will continue to have all the latest Tablet/Slate PC or E-Reader News.
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