Windows 7 Tablet Emerges from Down Under
This company from down under just recently announced the upcoming availability of its Windows 7-ready DreamBook ePad L11 HD, an 11.6-inch slate with a capacitive touchscreen and up to 64GB of storage (16GB and 32GB versions will also be available), which is equal to the largest amount offered on Apple's iPad.
Essentially a spunky netbook in tablet form, the L11 will come built around an Intel Atom N450 processor and (optionally) Nvidia's second-gen Ion graphics chipset, providing a one-two combo for basic computing tasks and some light/casual gaming - or in other words, the exact things you'd want a tablet for in the first place.
Other features include a 3-axis G-sensor, ambient light sensor, 1.3MP camera, optional GPS by way of a mini PCI interface, SD/SDHC card slot, 802.11n Wi-Fi, a pair of USB 2.0 ports, HDMI-out, Bluetooth 2.1, optional 3G, and up to 2GB of DDR2 memory.
Battery life is said to check in at around six hours, which again is on par with a current-gen netbook, but probably a good chunk less than tablet enthusiasts would like. Look for the L11 to start shipping in September with a starting price of around $650.