CES 2011: Netbook Navigator shows off tablets at CES

Netbook Navigator takes the wraps off three Windows 7 tablets-the NAV7, NAV9 and NAV10i

Netbook Navigator first put feet in the tablet arena with its Netbook Navigator Nav9. Although not a very good debut attempt, it did a good job of showing what Windows 7-based tablets can be capable of. But this didn’t let the company’s morale go down as it has come up with three new tablets at the CES.

Named the Netbook Navigator NAV7, NAV9 and NAV10i, the tablets are all Windows 7-based. We will now take one of these at a time and brief on them.

NAV7 tablet

Depending on the model, you get the Intel Atom 1.3GHz Z515 or 1.6 GHz Z530 CPU to power the NAV7. Under the hood you also get 2GB of RAM and options of 16GB, 32GB or 64GB SSDs. What you also get is a 7-inch multitouch LCD screen, a touchpad and a pair of mouse buttons sitting on the rear of the device. Additionally, the NAV7 is equipped with 1.3 megapixel front facing webcam, 802.11n WiFi capabilities, Bluetooth 2.1 and optional 3G connectivity through a sim card slot. The latest tablet weighs 1.7lbs and is 0.7-inches thick.

NAV9 tablet

The NAV9 Slate is equipped with an 8.9-inch multitouch low-pressure resistive LCD display. The latest device is powered by a 1.66GHz Intel Atom N450 processor and there are 3 USB ports as standard along with a miniSD card slot for expansion.

NAV10i tablet

The NAV10i is the largest of all the launches with a 10.1-inch capacitive multitouch LCD display. The device is powered by a 1.66GHz Intel Atom N455 processor and has two USB ports and a microSD card slot as standard. Also, the tablet is just 0.6-inches thick, thinner than the smaller NAV7.

The interface of all these tablets was found to be pretty good by Engadget but remember these aren’t final production versions and so we can still expect improvements on some fronts on these tablets.

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Pallab Jyotee Hazarika, 2011-01-10 (Update: 2012-05-26)