It seems like the Windows 7 OS is dominating right now at the Computex show as here’s one more slate pc – the Tycoon TVB00 that makers First International Computers or FIC unveiled on Day One of the show and it runs, well no points for guessing, the Windows 7 Ultimate Edition operating system. This also makes the Tycoon TVB00 to join the ranks of the MSI WindPad 100 and the ASUS Eee Pad both of which are Windows 7 based tablets.
The rest of the specifications of the tablet look good too. Like it comes with a LED back-light 10.1 inch capacitive touchscreen with 1024 x 600 pixel resolution. Its ‘out of the box’ connectivity options include 802.11b/g/n WiFi as well as Bluetooth 2.1. There is a mini HDMI port, a micro-SATA type 1.8″ HDD along with a Broadcom BCM 70015 Crystal HD advanced media processor that makes 1080p HD video playback a breeze. At just 9.59 x 6.9 x 0.6 inches, it’s also a compact device, which along with a combined weight of 1.87 pounds makes the Typhoon easy to carry around.
At the nerve center of the Typhoon is the Intel Atom N455 processor with a clock speed of 1.66GHz, which along with a 2GB DDR3 RAM is supposed to make light work of anything that’s thrown at it. Whether it succeeds in that and is actually able to carry out tasks efficiently and in a manner that does not bore its user remains to be seen. And the reason for being skeptical is the combination of the Intel Atom processor along with the Windows 7 OS. While FIC revealed the wide screen will be well suited for interactive media programs or for reading e-Books, e-Newspapers, and e-Magazines, its Polymer batterypack will be able to keep things moving for only 3-hour on a single full charge.
However, the good thing is, the Tycoon TVB00 will be available in various attractive shades and will make it to the market by the end of this year.
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