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Jan

Hands on with the Motorola Xoom tablet for Verizon


There’s been a ton of buzz around CES over Motorola’s newly-announced Xoom tablet, running Honeycomb and coming to Verizon’s network. We stopped by the Motorola booth, and were able to get a brief walk-through of Motorola’s new baby, and we must say, it looks incredible. The Xoom includes:

  • Nvidia Tegra2 1GHz dual core processor
  • 1GB DDR2 RAM
  • 10.1inch capacitive gorilla glass touch screen display
  • 1280 x 800 resolution
  • 802.11n WiFi
  • Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR
  • 5 mega pixel camera with limited auto focus
  • 32GB storage capacity
  • 720p Video Recording
  • Adobe 10.1 flash
  • HDMI port connectivity

We’ve got a video rundown and full photo gallery of this new device, and we want to know your thoughts on the Xoom. So, be sure to hit the break to check out the video and photo gallery, and leave your thoughts in the comments.

10
Jan

Gigabyte shows off its new S1080 Windows 7 slate in Taiwan to little fanfare and even less excietment


So, while all the cool kids were showing off their wares at CES, the good people at Gigabyte decided to throw their own tablet party across the Pacific. The S1080 is the slate you never asked for, in that it runs Windows 7 on a dual core Atom N550 processor underneath a 10.1-inch capacitive touchscreen with 1024 x 600 resolution. If multitouch navigation isn’t your thing (an odd preference for those buying tablets), there are a couple of tactile mouse buttons on one edge and an optical mouse on the opposite side for thumbs-only operation. The device has a massive (for a tablet) 320GB hard drive, SD card reader, ethernet port, and USB 3.0 connectivity to sate your computing needs. Also included is a 1.3 megapixel webcam, 802.11b/g/n WiFi, and Bluetooth 3.0. Lastly, in what can only be considered an odd design choice, our Taiwanese friends elected to give the S1080 a VGA port instead of an HDMI connection. Word on the street is that the device will be less than $300 when it goes on sale next month, so if you are a member of the (presumably small) group of people who aren’t interested in an Android, Apple, Blackberry, or HP slate, the S1080 may be the tablet for you.

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