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Onkyo to launch a new Windows 7 business tablet

The TW2B slate comes with a dual-core AMD CPU, Radeon graphics, an IPS display and an optional docking station

The Japanese consumer electronics manufacturer Onkyo is reportedly about to release its latest Windows-based tablet PC, dubbed TW2B-A31B7PH. The device is aimed at business professionals and will become available at the end of this month for 64,800 JPY, which amounts to approximately $773.

According to a press release issued by the Osaka-headquartered company, the TW2B model will be powered by an AMD Z01 accelerated processing unit (the APU is codenamed Desna), which offers two physical cores with a clock frequency of 1GHz and the integrated Radeon HD 6250 video card for accelerating 3D graphics. In addition, this new slate will pack a capacitive multitouch-enabled In-Plane Switching (IPS) display that measures 10.1-inch in diagonal and delivers a native resolution of 1280-by-800 pixels.             

The device is supposedly built around an AMD FCH chipset, weighs 875g (1.93lbs) and has a thickness of 15.5mm (0.61-inch). Moreover, the product’s specifications sheet indicates that the TW2B will house 2GB of internal RAM and an SSD with a storage capacity of 32GB.

Users will be further provided with one USB 2.0 port, a mini-HDMI interface, an SD/SDHC card reader slot, a 1.3MP front-facing web camera for video conferencing and a Windows 7 Professional (SP1) operating system. Connectivity-wise, Onkyo’s latest business tablet also comes with Wireless LAN 802.11 b/g/n and Bluetooth 3.0+HS radios for staying in touch with family/friends and colleagues.

The maker claims that the TW2B slate can be purchased with an optional dedicated docking station, which is expected to hit the stores later this year (between April and June). Reportedly, it features another USB 2.0 port, a full size HDMI output and a LAN port.


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Ivan Zhekov, 2012-03-16 (Update: 2012-05-26)