Japanese manufacturer Onkyo is offering three Windows 7 tablets here in the States thanks to importer Dynamism. The prices are considerably high, costing consumers a meaty $779 for the TW117A4, $979 for the TW217A5, and a surprising $1129 for the TW317A5. At those prices, Windows 7-based notebooks may be a better option.
"A long-time authority on audio equipment, Onkyo is edging their way into the portable PC market with a variety of unique designs, and their latest creations are no different," Dynamism said. "The new TW Series, their first foray into the slate tablet form factor, looks to be a crowd pleaser. With 3 different configurations to fit almost any budget and hardware requirement, there is a tablet to suit almost anyone’s needs."
Despite the price tags, the system specs for all three aren't too shabby. The TW117A4 includes an Intel Atom N450 CPU @ 1.66 GHz, Intel 3150 GMA graphics, 1 GB of RAM, a 160 GB HDD, a 1.3MP webcam, a 10.1-inch capacitive touchscreen @ 1024 x 600, and Windows 7 Home Premium.
For $200 more, consumers can import the Onkyo TW217A5 featuring an Intel Atom Z530 CPU @ 1.6 GHz, Intel 500 GMA graphics, and a 10.1-inch capacitive touchscreen @ 1024 x 600. Other features include 1 GB or RAM, a 32 GB SSD, HDMI output, a front and read-facing 1.3MP webcam, and Windows 7 Home Premium.
As for the $1129 model, Onkyo's TW317A5 has Intel's Atom N450 CPU @ 1.66 GHz, Intel 3150 GMA graphics, 1 GB of RAM, and a 11.6-inch capacitive touchscreen @ 1366 x 768. It also provides a 32 GB SSD, HDMI output, a 1.3MP webcam, and Windows 7 Home Premium.