Leave your Carbon Footprint and also carry it with you
If you think you have been inundated with a cacophony of Tablet and Slate PC’s to be announced recently, there is a new kid on the block in the form of the 13.4″ Carbon Fiber HD Windows 7 Tablet.
The one thing this tablet has going for it, is the Windows 7 operating system that many users will enjoy on this offering, as well as multi-touch screen support. It sports an Intel Atom Z530 Processor which comes to around 1.6 GHZ. It comes bundled with 2 GB of RAM and a 40 GB SSD Hard Drive.
Although it is lacking in the 3G department built in, it does feature WI-FI and is compatible with Bluetooth 2.1. It also has 2 USB Ports, MIC Input, Head Phone Jacks, a built in accelerometer and built in speakers. This tablet is big, with a large 13.4 inch screen and weighs around 3.2 pounds.
The Initial Battery that was designed for this Carbon Tablet, did not last very long when you had WI FI enabled and you were doing tasks with it. The Battery went under a redesign very recently and now supports up to 8 to 12 hours of continuous usage.
The Designer of this Carbon Fiber tablet had this to say on choosing the internal components, which offers a rare glimpse into the production pipeline of Slate and Tablet PC Design.
One of the main reasons for building this tablet was that I wanted a touchscreen that could play and stream HD content in an HD resolution. The 13.4″ screen has a resolution of 1366 x 768 and is able to playback 720p content and stream most 720p Flash content. Almost all netbooks and the iPad have screen resolutions less than 720p (1280 x 720) so they cannot truly playback HD video in an HD resolution.
I chose the Atom Z530 with the GMA 500 because of its very low power usage and ability to play HD content if tuned properly. With the correct drivers and applications this chipset can handle HD and Flash. You do not need a power hungry Nvidia Ion to be able to enjoy video on a tablet or netbook.