Joining the tablet que awaiting release in the month of September is the TEGA v2 from the Australian company Tegatech and it’s not another tablet device running the Google’s Android operating system. Instead the Tega V2 continues to have the Windows 7 OS just as the company’s earlier sold out tablet device, the Tega Tablet had. The Tega V2 might be referred to as a tablet, though it comes with some pretty impressive specifications that makes it drift closer to netbook territory.
To begin with, the tablet looks sleek and well built with a sort of “don’t mess with me” sort of look. It’s impressively thin though comes feature packed. Behind the 10.1 inch of multi-touch capacitive display is an Intel Atom N455 processor running at 1.66GHz. The processor can support up to 4GB of DDR3 RAM, though the tablet seems to come equipped with 1 GB of memory for now. There is also an Intel GMA 3150 chip to render high quality graphics. On board memory comes in 3 size options – 16GB, 32GB and 64GB SSD while there is also an SD/SDHC memory card slot that will let you add 32 GB more.
An in-built accelerometer will ensure the screen rotates on its own, while for connecting to the outside world the Tega V2 includes Wi-Fi and Bluetooth along with 3G, Wimax, and Wibro as optional extras. The Tega V2 also includes a 1.3-megapixel camera and two standard USB 2.0 ports stacked on top of each other along with a host of other ports within its 243 x 190 x 14 mm frame, while still weighing a quite handy 870 grams. As for its battery, Tegatech claims the tablet can have a free run for up to 4 hours before requiring a recharge.
And lastly, TegaTech revealed they have “aggressively priced” the tablet. However, we will have to wait for the planned September release to know what is the numeric equivalent of the aggressive price.
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