The world's getting more and more crowded when it comes to tablets, but one sector that's still lacking is that containing Windows 7 tablets. Microsoft's desktop OS just hasn't integrated well into the tablet side, and many non-Apple companies are siding with Android, particularly Honeycomb, which scales to tablets in a far superior way. But that doesn't mean it's a dead market. Netbook
Navigator has just produced their newest device, and sure enough, it's a Win7-based slate PC.
The NAV7 Slate
PC is powered by Windows 7, and ships with a 1.6GHz Intel CPU, 2GB of RAM, a 1.8" SSD (up to 64GB), two USB ports, a front-side webcam, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, an optional embedded 3G broadband module and a chassis that weighs 1.25lbs. It also relies on a 7" panel, like the Samsung Galaxy Tab, and there's even a rear-side touchpanel, 1024x600 capacitive LCD screen, and an accelerometer.
It's available starting today for $649, and orders placed this month should ship by May.
Netbook Navigator Announces NAV7 Slate PC Tablet Running Windows® 7 Now Available
NewswireToday - /newswire/ - Hoboken, NJ, United States, 03/30/2011 - Versatile new mobile device features an ergonomic, ultra-compact 7-inch form factor and offers unlimited multi-tasking with the world’s most powerful Operating System.
Netbook Navigator, a leading provider of mobile devices, today announced the launch of the NAV7 Slate PC. Powered by Windows® 7 and loaded with innovative best-in-class features, this cutting-edge new tablet redefines the concept of wireless PC mobility. Weighing just 1.25 lbs and equipped with a 1.6GHz Intel processor, up to 2GB RAM, 1.8” Solid State hard drive with up to 64GB of storage, 2 USB ports, front-side webcam, WIFI, Bluetooth and optional embedded 3G broadband, the NAV7 is essentially a full computer that can be carried with you practically anywhere.
“We are really excited about the launch of our NAV7 tablet,” said Matthew Gross, CEO and Founder of Netbook Navigator. “Unlike most other tablets on the market, the NAV7 offers the ability to run multiple applications simultaneously on a single screen without any limitations whatsoever. With millions of PC applications to choose from, the possibilities are endless.”
The product is also loaded with a unique combination of features not seen before on a 7-inch tablet, including a back-side touchpad with mouse buttons, a swappable battery good for at least 4 hours per charge, and integrated accelerometer. In addition to the NAV7’s ultra-responsive 1024x600 capacitive LCD screen, the touchpad lets users experience the full Windows environment with the accurate precision and control of a mouse click, greatly enhancing productivity and providing an alternative method for PC application management and desktop navigation.
The NAV7 is now available for pre-order in limited quantities on first come, first serve basis with over 30 different configuration options starting from $649. Orders placed in March are expected to ship in May 2011.
More information, including launch video from CES 2011 can be found at NetbookNavigator.com/.