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The Cregle PenBook Windows 7 tablet PC gets detailed

This device lacks a physical keyboard but will ship with an active digitizer and multi-touch capabilities

You probably haven’t heard of the Cregle PenBook before but like many other companies, Cregle decided to join the hot Tablet PC market. According to the manufacturer, the PenBook is a handwriting social platform and will provide its future owners with a stylish design along with a digitizer pen, which can be used for drawing or writing.


The multi-touch enabled 200 nits widescreen measures 10.1 inches in diagonal and has a maximum supported resolution of 1024-by-768 pixels. In addition, the PenBook is powered by a Silverthorne Intel Atom Z530 central processing unit with a clock frequency of 1.6GHz. This low-end chip is ranked 453 in our CPU Benchmark List and delivers 512KB of Level 2 cache as well as 2W max. Thermal Design Power (TDP).

Built-around an Intel US15WP chipset, this Tablet PC houses up to 2GB of internal RAM and will keep you connected via built-in Wireless LAN 802.11 b/g/n and Bluetooth 2.1+EDR adapters. Furthermore, customers can take advantage of two USB ports, a microphone, two integrated stereo speakers and a 5000mAh battery.

Other specs, pricing and availability

Cregle claims the PenBook will come with a pre-installed copy of Microsoft’s Windows 7 operating system and will weigh 2.3 lbs. Other features include customizable touch bars that are reportedly capable of executing keyboard combinations like Ctrl+Alt+Del or Page Up/Down, 6 hours of battery life and up to a 32GB solid-state drive (SSD).

Pricing and availability information is yet to be released.


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Ivan Zhekov, 2011-07- 8 (Update: 2012-05-26)