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CES 2011 countdown: Lenovo might show off a new 10-inch Win 7 tablet

The Chinese company to extend the Skylight and IdeaPad U1 portfolio

There is buzz around a new 10-inch tablet by Lenovo just before CES. The Chinese computer giant plans to show off this tablet that is powered by Win 7 – and an Intel Oak trail platform with a clock speed of 1.5MHz. In case you are not updated with this platform yet – Intel has made this platform specifically keeping the thin tablets in mind. The fanless solution will provide room for thinner form-factor with a better battery life. Not only that, Intel provided Lincroft and Whitney Point to enable support for Windows 7, so you can be assured of a smooth operation here.

Now, coming to its looks – the first thing that will overwhelm you is the extreme glossiness all around, due to which the gadget literally acts as a perfect reflector! I did not see any hot/home button on the tablet, nor any hardware key provision but that maybe purely due to the fact that this is only a prototype yet. The part surrounding the display is black though the back is soaked with orange – a very bold combination indeed!

One side of the tablet has provision for USB connection which is good thing found in rarest of tablets in the market. There are provisions for micro SD card as well as volume adjustment. You also have a stylus for easy input. Overall, the tablet looks quite holdable though.

There is no availability and pricing available right now, but as the representative told Liliputing – it might get to the $500 mark with 3G option.


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Pallab Jyotee Hazarika, 2011-01- 5 (Update: 2012-05-26)