The S1080 from Gigabyte is perhaps the company’s maiden tablet attempt, seeing as all it had to offer in the past were convertible Windows tablets based on the Intel Atom processor. In contrast, what the company unveiled at the ongoing CES is a pure tablet PC without any keypad unit.
The Gigabyte S1080 spec story reads like this: a 10.1 inch capacitive multi touch display up front, having a resolution of 1024 x 600 pixels with the Windows 7 operating system running the show. At its core, Gigabyte S1080 carries an Intel Atom N550 dual core processor, DDR3 along with a quite generous 320 GB of on-board storage. The tablet also includes VGA output, USB 3.0, and a 1.3 MP webcam that’s ideal for mobile video conferencing. For connectivity, the S1080 includes Bluetooth 3.0 and 802.11b/g/n WiFi though there is no mention of 3G. The tablet weighs 2 pounds (under 0.9kg), with a battery backup time of around 4 hours.
As for its price, it’s likely to be around $300 with a market debut expected to take place around February of this year.
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