While there isn’t a lack of iPad clones doing the rounds and will remain so as long as the original Apple version continues to find buyers, there isn’t many out there that runs the Windows 7 operating system. Instead, its the Android that seems to find more favor with those engaged in the cloning. However, for a change, and a welcome one at that, here is a tablet that can be considered to be an iPad look alike in the truest sense of the word and yet runs the Windows 7 Home Premium OS. The Haleron H97 tablet though won’t keep you tied to only the Windows OS as the company has also revealed the tablet is just as compatible to run other popular operating systems like Android, Linux and even the Chromium OS.
Apart from the tablet’s compatibility to various operating systems, the Haleron H97 also impresses with its under the hood characteristics. On the other side of the 9.7 inch 1024 x 768 pixel capacitive multitouch display lies 2 GHz Intel Atom Z550 CPU along with 1 GB of DDR2 RAM and 16 GB SSD. What is even more interesting is the inclusion of the Intel US15W chipset which, as per its manufacturer will only enhance the tablet’s 2D, 3D & High Definition video acceleration capabilities.
Among the highlights of the rest of the spec story are VGA, DVI, and HDMI out ports, as many as 4 USB 2.0 ports, mic and headphone jacks, a G-Sensor as well as a VGA webcam. Connectivity options with the H97 tablet include WiFi, Bluetooth 2.0 while 3G comes as an optional extra. The H97 will also allow one to make video calls via the integrated 0.3 megapixel camera.
Dimension wise, the H97 measures 242mm x189mm x 14.8mm which though makes the tablet a bit thicker than the one it has set out to mimic. The H97 has a thickness of 0.6 inches against the iPad’s 0.5 inch though everything else remains the same. Like the H97 also features a home button on the bezel at the bottom of the display, rear marked by a curved design and an overall minimalistic design theme. Powering the H97 will be a 4,500mAh battery though its not known how long it will be good for on a single full charge.
The H97 is expected to enter markets in the month of December though it won’t be made available to consumer’s right away. The company has announced it would sell the H97 only in batches comprising of 10 H97s.
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