CES 2012 Tablet News
By Will765 On 9 Jan, 2012 At 12:03 PM | Categorized As News | With 0 Comments

Toshiba has announced a new tablet at CES 2012, which is pretty much the opposite of it’s Thrive tablet. The Thrive is a fairly chunky device, with full-sized ports as one of it’s selling points. The new Excite X10 is now the thinnest tablet around, at just 7.7mm.  The other specifications for the tablet are nothing exceptional.  10.1 inch screen, 1280 x 800 resolution(although it is IPS), 1 GB ram, and dual cameras.  A 1.2GHz dual core processor is also nothing new, and the only other surprising specification is the price.  Apparently Toshiba didn’t get the memo that pricey tablets don’t sell, because the 16GB version is expected to cost $529.  Expect to see this go on sale in the first quarter of the year.

OLPC is a non-profit organization, One Laptop Per Child.  The company’s goal was to provide laptops priced under $100 to children in poverty-stricken countries.  Now, they have designed a tablet as a more efficient way to reach their goal.  The XO 3.0 can be powered by it’s rechargeable batteries, solar panels, or a detachable hand crank.

The green cover has the solar panels on one side, and a thin battery pack on the other.  The 8 inch tablet can run for two hours on a one-hour solar charge, with help from it’s Marvell ARMADA PXA618 processor, which uses half the power of the previous generation chip.  Pixel Qi screens are available, and the device can either have Google android or OLPC’s Sugar OS installed.  Expected to ship in March, the company says 75,000 units are already ordered for Uruguay and Nicaragua.

 

About - Bill Anderson posts under the clever alias will765. Gets to work from a home office for a piano moving company, in glorious Lake Hopatcong, NJ. Pretty new to android, but love technology and have been building my own(and friends)pc's for about 15 years

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