So what's the difference between a slate and a tablet, you ask? A slate PC is thicker to accommodate full-size ports. Slates are smaller, flatter versions of all-in-one PCs, unlike tablets that sport "mini" ports and are designed to be thinner and lighter. Gigabyte dips into both markets, but this latest gadget is most definitely a slate, providing full-sized Ethernet and HDMI outputs in a 14.94 mm thick form factor.
Techpowerup points to the new slate offered by Gigabyte, the S10M 10-inch Windows 8.1 slate. The device arrives with a number of optional features such as all-day computing with an extended battery, an optical disk drive by way of a docking station, and a keyboard kit. There are also a number of storage options and two memory options.
According to the specs, the slate has a 10.1 capacitive multi-touch LCD screen with a 1366 x 768 resolution. This panel is backed by a dual-core Celeron N2805 "Bay Trail" processor clocked at 1.46 GHz, Intel HD Graphics 4000, 2 or 4 GB of DDR3L RAM (1 slot up to 4 GB), and a 1.3MP webcam. All of this is powered by the slate's 29.6 Wh Li-polymer battery.
This slate also provides several internal storage options: a 2.5-inch mSATA SSD in 64 GB, 128 GB, or 256 GB capacities, or a 2.5-inch 7 mm 5400 RPM hard drive in 320 GB, 500 GB or 1 TB capacities. As previously stated, the optional docking station provides an optical drive.
As for I/O ports, the slate has one USB 3.0 port, one USB 2.0 port, HDMI output, a D-sub port, an SD card reader, a SIM card slot and more. Connectivity options include Gigabit Ethernet, Wireless N, Bluetooth 4.0 and WWAN.
To find out where the new Gigabyte S10M slate is sold, head here. Pricing was not provided.