Ekoore outs three new tablets sporting Ubuntu, Android or Windows 7 OS
Italy-based company Ekoore is the next manufacturer to add new devices to the plethora of tablets we have so far witnessed emerging in 2011. This particular market cluster is becoming hotter with each passing day and customers now have the ability to choose among so many Tablet PCs that lack physical keyboards.
Ekoore has reportedly introduced not one but three slate tablets shipping with various operating systems including Linux, Google Android and Microsoft’s Windows 7.
The new Pascal slate is powered by a dual-core Cortex central processing unit with a clock frequency of 1.2GHz. In addition, this device is equipped with a 7-inch multi-touch enabled capacitive widescreen display and houses 512MB of internal DDR3 memory. Reportedly, the Ekoore Pascal features a pre-installed Google Android 2.3 Gingerbread operating system and delivers 4GB of storage capacity in form of a solid-state drive (SSD).
Measuring 192mm x 121mm x 12mm, this tablet comes with an accelerometer, Wireless LAN 802.11 b/g/n module that lets you stay connected, built-in microphone and stereo speakers. Furthermore, customers can take advantage of the integrated USB output, HDMI interface and memory card reader slot. A 1.3MP front web camera is also available for video conferencing.
The Ekoore Pascal is supposedly priced at €299.
This unit packs a Pinetrail Intel Atom N455 CPU that has one core clocked at 1.66GHz, 512KB of Level 2 cache and 6.5W max. TDP (Thermal Design Power). This chip is ranked 444 in our CPU Benchmark List. Measuring 16mm at its thickest point and weighing about 0.9kg, the Python sports an integrated Intel GMA X3150 graphics controller, up to 2GB of DDR3 RAM, either a 32GB or a 64GB solid-state drive and a battery life of up to 4 hours (intensive use).
The 10-inch capacitive multi-touch screen reportedly offers “convenient and enjoyable” web browsing. Further features include Wi-Fi, 3G and Bluetooth connectivity, along with three USB ports, an HDMI mini-port, a SIM card slot, the usual array of sensors and a 1.3MP web camera.
Consumers can order this particular Ekoore slate tablet either with Ubuntu or a Windows 7 operating system. According to Notebook Italia, the Python has a starting price of about €539.
The last of the three new Tablet PCs delivers pretty much the same specs as the Ekoore Python with a few exceptions. In this case, the processor of choice is a 1.6GHz Intel Atom N450, which is complemented by an 11.6-inch capacitive touch screen with a maximum supported resolution of 1366-by-768 pixels. The panel is presumably capable of reproducing 720p HD content.
Weighing approximately 1kg and measuring 14mm thick, the Ekoore Pearl reportedly sells for €559.