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ExoPC to ship slate pre-orders late September

updated 06:20 pm EDT, Fri August 27, 2010

Dual touch 11.6-inch display

ExoPC confirmed today that it will begin taking pre-orders for its anticipated ExoPC Slate in early September, with shipments later the same month. First announced in February and initially expected in March, the delayed iPad challenger will feature a heavily customized version of Windows 7 Home Premium running on a typical 1.6Ghz Atom CPU.

Originally expected ship with an 8.9-inch display, the production version will come with a larger 11.6-inch, capacitive- and pressure-sensitive, 1366x768 display. Also added to the production model is a Broadcom Crystal HD 1080p chipset that accelerates H.264, VC-1, WMV and MPEG-2 video files, and is energy efficient. Storage will now come in 32GB or 64GB options, though memory can also be further extended with the built-in SD/SDHC card reader. The VGA port on the pre-shipping model has now been switched out for a mini-HDMI port. The unit weighs 2.09 pounds, has a claimed battery life of 5 hours, and gets online with 802.11n Wi-Fi.

The slate is expected to start at $599 for the 32GB version.

by MacNN Staff





  1. peter02l

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Let me at it

    Where do I sign up for this iPad killer?

  1. wrenchy

    Joined: Dec 1969


    What the....?

    >> the delayed iPad challenger will feature a heavily customized...

    So does the release of every new tablet classify it as an iPad challenger? Slates/tablets have been around long before the iPad.

    Has it occurred to anyone that many people simply do not find the offerings of the iPad good enough to buy into? No Flash, no mass storage capability, no USB, no camera (for now) (WTF was Apple thinking?), no memory card slot... It is a crippled device that has to be tied to a PC.

    All but the die-hard Apple fans I know are simply not interested in the iPad. I know of two people that bought the iPad, they both sold them - wasn't what they expected. They are waiting for something loaded with Android, Windows 7, or anything that will make the device actually functional.

    iPad challenger this, iPad challenger that. Oh please.

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