Perhaps the best thing with the ExoPC Slate is its unique user interface that has been designed to deliver the best of touchscreen experience under a Windows environment. The Windows 7 is one operating system that has always been known to invoke more grumps than smiles among its users in a touchscreen device. This in spite of the fact that the same OS delivers exceptional performance in more conventional forms of computing. In any case, the ExoPC is one tablet PC where the Windows 7 has been found to excel thanks to the innovative user interface. However, on the other hand, the ExoPC Slate is also known for something that every tech enthusiast perhaps dread the most – its tendency to miss its deadline with an alarming regularity. And its for the latter that the 11.6-inch slate device has been the news just a couple of days back.
However, this time its back with a different story. The tablet will get to see the light of day in different parts of the world under a different name. Like what we know as the ExoPC Slate will be called the ‘Mobi One’ in Portugal or the ‘Ciara Vibe’ when it surfaces in the Canadian markets.
Also, in Portugal, the European retailer Probitas will be carrying the EcoPC alias Mobi One where its price has been fixed at € 692. If you aren’t too used to the Euro bit, here its is – the price in equivalent US dollar terms comes out to a rather steep $965. The same for Canada, that is the Ciara Vibe will come with a sticker price of U.S. $599 or $649 in local currency. Sure, Portuguese does have a reason here to envy their Canadian counterparts. However the best thing is, pre-orders for the tablet is slated to begin very soon, maybe even a few days itself.
And as for the tablet, the hype surrounding it seems to climb higher with each passing day and a peek at it spec sheet will perhaps explain why. The ExoPC has an Intel Atom N450 processor clocking in at 1.66GHz at its core along with 2GB of DDR2 RAM. Storage options with the slate include either a 32GB or 64GB of solid state disk though there’s also an SD card slot that will let you expand your storage options still more.
The tablet’s user interface is made up of a 11.6 inch 1366 x 768 pixel multitouch capacitive screen. The ExoPC also comes loaded with some cool features like HDMI, USB, mic and headphone jacks, stereo speakers along with a built in mic. The tablet also includes an integrated accelerometer, a 3-axis sensor, ambient light sensor, as well as a 1.3 MP web cam. Bluetooth 2.1 and 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi along with the optional 3G feature allows for a seamless Internet browsing experience with the tablet. And as for its dimensions, the ExoPC measures 11.6 x 7.7 x 0.55 inches though with a weight of around 2.3 pounds, its a bit on the higher side. However, that might be a small price to pay to enjoy the full flexibility of a Windows OS.
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Sovan Mandal is the senior tablet and tech corespondent for goodereader.com. He brings a international approach to news that is not just applicable to the North American market, but also Asia, India, Europe and others. Sovy brings his own writing flavor to the website and is interested in Science Fiction, Technology and Writing. Any questions, send an email