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CTL gets into tablet arena with 2go Slate

updated 05:25 pm EDT, Thu April 8, 2010

CTL plans multi-touch tablet for June

CTL launched a surprise entry into the tablet world on Thursday by showing a 2go Slate. Like HP's model, it shares some aesthetic similarities to the iPad and uses a customized version of the Windows 7 interface. The CTL version will actually be more advanced as it will use a modern, Pine Trail-era 1.66GHz Atom processor that should give it longer battery life and more performance.

Not all specs were provided in the early video, but a spokesman mentioned netbook-like specifications with a 1024x600 screen, 1GB or 2GB of RAM and a 2-megapixel camera. Expansion should also be more than usually found on a tablet with two USB ports, mini VGA output and Ethernet. A two-megapixel webcam should give it video chat, although there's no mention of the Broadcom video decoder and thus less likelihood of much HD video support.

Unlike HP, CTL plans a relatively quick turnaround from its first preview and expects to ship the 2go Slate in mid-June for $499. The company has typically catered to children and schools as a close partner with Intel on the Classmate PC line, but it's not immediately clear if the Slate will become Intel's official tablet.




by MacNN Staff

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  1. growlf

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +2

    Great.

    Now let's see you *use* that calculator.

  1. iphonerulez

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    An ethernet port?

    And 500 ft. of ethernet cable to roam around the house with. I'm just puzzled over this addition. I swear that these companies add hardware just to say they've got some extra feature over another product. If it doesn't add much space or weight, I suppose it's OK, but it still seems a bit strange.

    It looks pretty much like the HP Slate. I see there's no mention of WiFi, Bluetooth or 3G. At least they upped the ante with a newer Atom processor. It should tack on another hour or two to battery life.

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