Gigabyte S1080 Windows 7 Slate Unveiled in Taiwan

January 10, 2011, By Leo Xavier

As you already know, all the big guns around the world chose the CES as the event to show off their latest products. But Gigabyte decided to unveil its latest device very quietly and far away from the CES venue. The company has unveiled its S1080 Windows 7 slate in Taiwan.

The Gigabyte S1080, which runs Windows 7 on a dual core Atom N550 processor, comes equipped with a 10.1-inch capacitive touchscreen with a resolution of 1024 x 600.

The multi-touch display features the Windows 7 on-screen keyboard and handwriting recognition software. But if you are looking for a more traditional PC feeling, there are a couple of tactile mouse buttons on one edge and an optical mouse on the opposite side for thumbs-only operation.

The device, which weighs under 0.90kg, is sleek and light, and it comes with 320GB of built-in storage. The S1080 also has USB 3.0. Instead of an HDMI connection, the company has given the device a VGA port which allows users to hook up an external monitor.

You will also get a 1.3 megapixel webcam, 802.11b/g/n WiFi, Bluetooth 3.0, SD card reader and ethernet port.

It is expected that the device will cost less than $300 when it goes on sale next month.

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