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Gigabyte Offers New Windows 7 Atom-Based Slate

Tuesday prior to CES 2011, GIGABYTE announced the S1080, a 10.1-inch slate (not tablet) powered by Intel's Atom N550 dual-core processor and Windows 7. Although the company didn't specify a pricetag or release timeframe, the slate will be one of the many products GIGABYTE will display at the show this week.

The company said that the new slate weighs just under two pounds and comes packed with a 10.1-inch capacitive multi-touch TFT-LCD screen sporting a 1024 x 600 resolution. Other features include a 320 GB HDD, USB 3.0, a built-in VGA port for hooking up an external monitor or projector, 802.11 b/g/n connectivity, Bluetooth 3.0, a 1.3MP webcam and more.

GIGABYTE also said that the slate offers the best of both worlds. The combination of Windows 7 and the capacitive multi-touch display makes finger-based navigation both fun and a breeze thanks to the on-screen keyboard and handwriting recognition software. However those who want to take the traditional approach can skip the touchy-feely aspect and use the tablet's navigator button and left and right mouse buttons to navigate through the OS.

"The S1080 is designed to be the ultimate mobile device to fit the demanding needs of consumers who need a high-performing multitasking slate that offers the full productivity of a PC," said Stephen Lee, Sales Director at GIGABYTE Notebooks. "With the S1080, users now have constant access to all their business needs including email, internet and other important applications."

Stay tuned for pricing and availability.

  • Bolbi
    It includes a VGA output but not an HDMI connector? Wasn't there an article recently about VGA being phased out in a few years?!?
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  • pacioli
    greghomeLemme guess, Windows 7 Home Basic..... ?and not UltimateWhy on earth would you put Windows 7 Ultimate on a tablet?
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  • mtyermom
    It's a slate!
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  • jimsocks
    put hdmi port, add more usb ports, upgrade to higher res screen. these people need to hire me
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  • joytech22
    Instead of Atom, couldn't they have used the AMD APU instead? more bang for your buck compared to any atom solution with comparable power usage with it's GPU and all..
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  • chickenhoagie
    BolbiIt includes a VGA output but not an HDMI connector? Wasn't there an article recently about VGA being phased out in a few years?!?yeah why VGA? I do like the USB ports, especially with the ability to plug in and use an actual keyboard if need be..Other than that it seems like it'd be a cool slate.

    jimsocksput hdmi port, add more usb ports, upgrade to higher res screen. these people need to hire mehigher resolution may not always be the solution for slates..tapping things with your finger could become more difficult in that case
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  • christop
    Like the stats whats the price???
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  • razor512
    Atom CPU's also have a GPU (but they really suck just like the built in AMD ones)

    Most of these tablets will suck, all of them seem to but in the laptop price range. Why would you spend a laptop price for a device that has lower specs in all aspects?

    I personally would not go over $200 for a atom based tablet pc.
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  • rwpritchett
    ...a 10.1-inch slate (not tablet)...
    What's the difference???
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  • Camikazi
    rwpritchettWhat's the difference???guessing Tablets are thin like ultra portables and Slates are thicker with more powerful HW and more ports and stuff?
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