CMS may be known for its data storage that mainly serves the corporate sector. However, the lure of tablet PCs was too much to resist and it’s one more company that has also decided to test the waters in the tablet segment, which for now seems to be the hottest. And it’s via its Disgo subsidiary that CMS Peripherals is planning to introduce the new tablet in the UK.
“Tablets have been one of the big consumer technology stories of 2010, and we’re delighted to get our offering onto the shelves before most other companies,” stated Luke Noonan, the purchasing director at Disgo.
The device that CMS has come up with is in the 7 inch category of tablets (the segment that is witnessing the maximum activity right now). Apart from the seven inch 800 x 480 touch screen upfront, the Disgo Tablet 6000 includes a 1GHz iMAPx200 processor coupled to a rather low 256 MB of RAM. The tablet runs Android 2.1 and has 2 GB of onboard storage, though via SD cards. While that is dismal, it can thankfully be stretched further to all the way up to a respectable 32 GB.
About its ports, the Disgo Tablet 6000 includes a microSD slot, 2 mini USB ports, a mini HDMI port, a DC jack and a 2.5mm headphone jack. The device on a whole is quite compact, measuring just 14.6mm thick while weighing just about 350g. It’s a nice handy device, though a bit plastic looking. Battery life though is a pathetic 2 to 3 hours, something that can seriously restrict its mobility.
The tablet will come pre-loaded with a several apps such as YouTube, the SlideMe Market apps downloader, wowBook e-reader as well as the Skyfire Internet browser. The tablet also comes loaded with several essential apps like a calendar and weather widgets, Google Maps, and an email client.
The Disco Tablet 6000 comes with a price tag of £180 or €212 and can be picked up from HMV stores or ordered online at Amazon’s UK site. The sub-200 price tag is in accordance to what Luke Noonan had set out to achieve with the tablet, “offering fun and affordability, without compromising on performance”.