Computex 2011 | FIC launches new Android and Windows 7 Tablet PCs
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The Tablet PC market is growing steadily with new devices lacking a physical keyboard emerging almost every day. Customers are now able to choose among a plethora of exciting models sporting various processors, chassis and colors. Nevertheless, users reportedly make their final choice based on the operating system employed by a specific tablet. The Taiwanese PC manufacturer First International Computer (FIC) has apparently already thought of that and has debuted two new Tablet PCs – one is Android-based, whereas the other one runs a copy of Microsoft’s Windows 7 OS.
The Elija, which is pre-loaded with Android 2.3, is one of the company’s new 9.7-inch slate tablets. It is equipped with an IPS capacitive LED-backlit multi-touch screen display of 1024-by-768 pixels native resolution. In addition, the Elija is powered by an i.MX53 central processing unit clocked at 1.0GHz, which is supposedly “Freescale’s latest implementation of ARM Cortex-A8 core architecture”.
FIC also revealed at the second largest computer and consumer electronics show in the world the Tycoon+ Windows 7 Tablet PC, which is reportedly targeted towards mobile professionals and multimedia enthusiasts. An interesting fact about this particular device is that it will come with a Dual-Core Intel Atom N550 CPU. The processor in question has a core frequency of 1.5GHz and 8.5W max. TDP. Furthermore, the Tycoon+ sports a 10.1-inch LED-backlit capacitive multi-touch panel with a native resolution of 1024-by-600 pixels. This tablet weighs approximately 850g and houses a 120GB micro SATA HDD (or 32GB SSD), along with 1GB (up to 2GB) of internal DDR3 memory.
Both of FIC’s latest slates provide customers with a choice of Wireless LAN b/g/n, Bluetooth 3.0+HS, 3G/WCDMA, 3.5G/WiMAX and GPS modules. The Tycoon+ sports an HDMI port, while the Elija offers AMIMON’s WHDI (Wireless Home Digital Interface) technology that will supposedly enable users to wirelessly view HD content on an external HD monitor or an HDTV.
Further features include a duo of USB ports, integrated web cameras, G-sensor as well as jacks for microphone/headphones and long battery life (up to 8 hours for the Elija).
The company claims it will start shipping these new Tablet PCs at some point this year. No word on pricing yet.