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Gigabyte Announces Two Windows 8 Tablets

Gigabyte revealed a pair of Windows 8 tablets during CES: the 11.6-inch S1185 and the 10.1-inch S1082.

The Taiwan-based computer hardware manufacturer's S1185 tablet sports an HD IPS display supporting 1080p, with the device being powered by a third generation Intel Ivy Bridge processor, as well as supporting up to 256 GB of solid state drive.

Also included is a 5-megapixel rear camera and a front-facing 1.3-megapixel camera. Ports consists of support for VGA and HDMI, which is accompanied by USB 2.0 and 3.0 ports, an SD card slot, as well as a Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0 and a 3.5G WWAN antenna.

The S1185 will launch with a kickstand, with the tablet able to connect to an optional keyboard dock in order to fully utilize Windows 8 Pro's desktop mode. An "optical finger navigation" sensor has also been incorporated: the sensor is a small circle situated on the right side of the tablet, which, when held in landscape position, delivers the ability for mouse control.

The S1082 is powered by a Windows 8 Pro on a 1.1GHz Intel dual-core processor, joined by a 500 GB hard drive. A smaller solid state drive will also be available. The same optical finger navigation sensor found in the S1185 has been integrated, along with both right and left mouse buttons.

As for connectivity, it includes VGA, HDMI and ethernet ports, in addition to slots and support for USB 2.0, SD card, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0 and a 3.5G WWAN antenna.

While pricing details has yet to be unveiled, Gigabyte confirmed a February release for the S1082, while the S1185 is scheduled for a late March launch.

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  • g00fysmiley
    very nice specs, here's hoping the price isn't to ou tthere, would be nice to have a tablet with thosw specs, here's hopign it isn't priced out of the stratosphere
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  • I stopped reading at Windows 8..
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  • redyellowblueblast
    Will they release Android versions of these tablets? Id be much more interested in those.
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  • apache_lives
    soldier2013I stopped reading at Windows 8..
    Shush, its more accepted now
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  • hate machine
    soldier2013I stopped reading at Windows 8..
    A new OS Hipster is born.
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  • g00fysmiley
    redyellowblueblastWill they release Android versions of these tablets? Id be much more interested in those.
    powered by ivy bridge so no, they are actual x86 systems not arm processor so no anrdoid wouldn't function our of the box on it, though there are some projdect ou tthere for ports to android on x86
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  • samwelaye
    g00fysmileypowered by ivy bridge so no, they are actual x86 systems not arm processor so no anrdoid wouldn't function our of the box on it, though there are some projdect ou tthere for ports to android on x86
    Intel has android on x86 and has for a while now. few smartphones out there with atom cores in them
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  • redyellowblueblast
    I just like the Android environment much more then Windows 8.
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  • d1rtyd1z619
    Are those even getting released in North America?
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  • alextheblue
    hate machineA new OS Hipster is born.New? Trolldier has been trollin' for some time. He's really predictable though.redyellowblueblastI just like the Android environment much more then Windows 8.There are tons of Android tablets out there. You could totally go buy one, and use it to not post in articles about Win8 tablets asking if there's an Android version.
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