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Gigabyte unveils the S1082 Windows 8 tablet

The new slate PC comes with a 10-inch screen, dual-core Intel processor and up to 500GB of storage space

The Taiwanese manufacturer Gigabyte has introduced a new tablet, dubbed S1082. The successor to the S1081 model, which the company launched at the CES back in January of this year, is based on a Windows 8 (or Windows 8 Pro) operating system and will reportedly be available to customers for purchase after the release of Microsoft’s OS. According to a report form CNET Asia, the mobile device will be priced at between $599 and $799.

Measuring 1.49cm (about 0.59 inches) at its thickest point, Gigabyte’s upcoming tablet is equipped with a 10.1-inch LED-backlit capacitive multi-touch display of 1366-by-768 pixels native resolution. In addition, unlike its Atom-based predecessor, the S1082 is powered by a second generation (Sandy Bridge) Intel Celeron 847 central processing unit that houses two cores running at 1.1GHz and the integrated Intel HD graphics card.

Built around an NM70 Express Chipset, the slate computer offers up to 8GB of internal DDR3 RAM and a docking station (sold separately) that sports a built-in DVD Burner. Furthermore, users can choose between a mechanical hard drive with a storage capacity of 320GB/500GB and up to a 256GB Solid-State Drive.

Gigabyte’s new tablet comes with two USB 2.0 ports; D-Sub, an HDMI interface, SIM card and media card reader slots. Connectivity-wise, the S1082 also packs an integrated 3.5G antenna, Wireless LAN 802.11 b/g/n and Bluetooth 4.0+LE modules. Moreover, the manufacturer claims that the portable device weighs 790g (SSD) to 850g (HDD) with the built-in 2700mAh battery.

Other specs apparently include two stereo speakers, a Gigabit Ethernet port and a 1.3MP front-facing web camera for video calls.


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Ivan Zhekov, 2012-10-23 (Update: 2012-10-23)