A new tablet PC has popped up in the Japanese tech scene and it’s not running Android. Instead, the tablet that Onkyo has announced for sale in the Japanese market runs Windows 7 operating system. The Onkyo TW317A7 will be ready to enter the retail scene next week. It is one device that can boast a KDDI 3G connectivity, which means the Onkyo tablet can be connected anytime and anywhere you please, provided there is a signal available.
Also, with Windows 7 on board, the TW317A7 tablet’s internal workings has to be pretty powerful. At its core, the Onkyo tablet has got an Intel Atom N450 processor having a clock speed of 1.66 GHz along with the Intel 82801HBM Chipset. There is 2 GB of DDR2 SDRAM while onboard storage is made up of 32GB of SSD. Connectivity options available with the TW317A7 tablet include 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Ver.2.1 + EDR.
As for the rest of the spec story, the TW317A7 tablet includes an integrated 1.3 megapixel webcam, built-in stereo speakers, a card reader slot and two USB 2.0 ports. There is also an HDMI out port for connecting to an external HD display and a built-in microphone. The tablet measures 295 x 195 x 14 mm while tipping the scales at around a kilo. As for its battery performance, the TW317A7 tablet will have a life of around 4.5 hours after a full charge.
Coming to the tablet’s visual area, the Onkyo TW317A7 will have a 11.6 inch multi-touch TFT LCD display having a resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, with the built-in Intel GMA 3150 graphics card coming into play in delivering superior image quality. The resolution is also far better than what most others in the category can boast of.
Another interesting feature of the Onkyo TW317A7 is the special ExTOUCH software that comes with the tablet, which aims to improve on the tablet’s touch sensitivity. The ExTOUCH software also adds a dedicated app launcher which will make it easy to launch apps.
However, there is no word as yet on the tablet’s price.
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