Tega v2 Windows tablet to be available from $988 upwards

Tega v2 Windows tablet to be available from $988 upwards
Tega v2 Windows tablet to be available from $988 upwards
The Tega v2 aims to compete with the iPad but there is still a long way to go

Australia-based Tegatech’s Tega v2 Touch Tablet is one of the much awaited mobile computers currently and has been known to aim the Apple iPad as its competition. The official launch of the device was recently postponed to October 15th, although now, we have reports that the order page is already up on the web. The Tega v2 has also known to be priced at $988.07 and upwards according to the specification of the model. The one with a 32GB solid state drive comes at $988.07, while the model with a 64GB SSD costs you $1172.08.

Exterior

The tablet wears a matte black look with the screen glass extending to extreme on all three of the four sides. The fourth side (right side to the logo) has three hot-keys. The left side has your usual I/O ports including two USB ports, card slot, LAN out etc. We can see the speaker on the south side below the logo.

Under the hood

Under the hood, the tablet has a 1.66GHz Intel Atom N455 processor, 2GB of DDR3 RAM, a built in 3G modem and 802.11a/b/g Wi-Fi. A 10.1 inch multi-touch display featuring a motion sensor does duty on the tablet. The Tega v2 comes installed with Windows 7 Professional, which is probably one of the prime reasons that add to the cost.  And yes, you also have an option to dual boot Google Android along with Windows 7.

Talking of the monetary aspect, the Tega v2 as a tablet might sound a tad too overpriced with regards to the competition. But look deeper and you’ll see that a genuine Windows 7 Professional OS copy and a 3G modem are standard and are major culprits in the high pricing. In addition, you get SSDs which don’t come any cheap too. The Tega v2 touch tablet should hence be looked at as a business-centric product and so competing with the iPad is unreasonable, especially with this pricing.

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Author: Pallab Jyotee Hazarika, 2010-10-16 (Update: 2012-05-26)