The ITablet At CES 2011: The Hardest Working Tablet?

Posted: Jan 12 2011, 2:23pm CST | by , in News | CES

The iTablet at CES 2011: The Hardest Working Tablet?
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Nothing new here, but nothing terrible either.

Earlier this week I stopped by the iTablet booth at CES 2011 for a brief demo of "the hardest working tablet" in the world. They had two versions of the slate on display- one running Windows 7 and the other packing Android 2.2. The Windows slate is billed as getting somewhere between 6-8 hours of battery life, while the Android version is said to top ten.

That longevity comes with a price. The processor is only 800 MHz and there's just 512 MB of RAM inside. There's also 16 GB of storage and a 2 MP webcam. The Windows version is a lot more impressive- with a 1.6 GHz Atom Z530 processor and a healthy 2 GB of RAM, plus 32 GB of storage space.

Both devices have responsive 10.1" touchscreens. I wasn't a fan of the Android tablet's design- the demo unit didn't feel solid in my hands, but the Windows slate had a comfortable (but not excessive) weight. It was a little thick compared to the super-slick offerings from Motorola and Toshiba, but it also has enough power inside to multitask like a champ. 2 GB of RAM in a package that small is very nice.

The iTablet seems like a perfectly inoffensive device. I found nothing major to complain about in my cursory examination...but nothing to really recommend it either. The attractiveness of this product will be entirely up to the price it sells for. If iTablet can undercut the iPad by $100-$200 (or more) they'll be a solid compromise between performance and cost.

You can head over to iTablet's website to place a pre-order, but I'd wait until pricing info comes out to make a decision.

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