BenQ’s development a tablet PC has been no secret. Now comes the news that we have been waiting for, the first BenQ tablet has started selling in China. It’s christened BenQ R100 and has been priced quite reasonably at around $470.
Also just like the price, the rest about the tablet are pretty reasonable, too. Like the R100 is based on a 833 MHz Samsung S5PC100 processor mated to a 512 MB DDR2 RAM. On board storage is lightly on the lesser side at just 8 GB though there is a SD Card reader that can help things here. The display area is made up of a 10.1 inch LCD touch screen having a resolution of 1024 × 600 pixels.
Connectivity options with the R100 include Bluetooth and WiFi, while the tablet also includes a HDMI out port. The rest of the spec include a 3 megapixel camera, a 29.4Wh Li-Polymer battery. Operating system seems to be Android 2.2 Froyo, as is evident from the presence of the four distinctive Android buttons along the sides. These apart, the tablet measures 266 x 172 x 14.55 mm and weighs less than 1.6 pounds.
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