The ExoPC made a splash at CES when it was shown off at the Microsoft and Intel booths and is available to order now on the Microsoft Store. Canadian users do not despair, the leading Windows Tablet PC is known as the Ciara Vibe.
Lets look at the hardware briefly of the Ciara Vibe, it has a 11.6” touch screen with a resolution of 1366 x 768, it has a 64GB BROADCOM Crystal hard drive present and 2 GB of DDR2 RAM. The tablet also has built in Bluetooth, 2 USB 2.0 ports, a mini HDMI port and a memory card reader; it will be running on Microsoft’s Windows 7.
How this device really shines is the GUI that ExoPC used with Windows 7 in order to make it much more touch screen friendly. The big factor we have seen so far with all of the entry level windows based tablets is that the Microsoft Windows operating system is not indicative to tablets. The icons and interaction is all very small and its really easy to make mistakes, even with the font and icons jacked up. The EXOPC or the Ciara Vibe makes the overall windows experience much more intuitive.
Now, to sum things up, in the US its known as the EXOPC, in Canada the device is known as the Ciara Vibe, in Europe it is known as the Mobi-one and finally in Australia is known as the Leader Slate 12. Many different faces this tablet has but each iteration is basic core unit in terms of hardware though.
You can pick one up in Canada right now for around $699 and is available at the dumoulin website.
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