Way back at Computex
last year, Microsoft
let the world know that they were serious when it came to tablets. Apple had the iPad
, and there were already a bunch of Android tablets heading to market. The question was simple: "Does Microsoft plan to compete in this space?" The answer was "yes" but no one really knew how Windows 7 would react on a tablet form factor. And even today, only a couple of Win7-based tablets have found it to market, and none of them have put a dent in the sales of the iPad, Galaxy Tab and the other high-brow tablets that have been released.
AHX Global certainly isn't a major name in the industry, but given just how few Windows 7-based tablets that there are, it's good to have one more to consider. The 10" iTablet W10 has just been given a formal price and release date, after debuting officially earlier this month at CES 2011. The First model, which is the higher-end of the two, will ship with a 1.6GHz Atom Z530 processor, 2GB of DDR2 SDRAM, an integrated card reader (SD), a 2MP webcam and an HDMI output. There will also be two USB 2.0 ports for connecting peripherals. Not too shabby!
The Second model will use a slower 1.1GHz Atom Z510 processor, only 1GB of DDR2 memory and Windows 7 Starter Edition. It shared the card reader and two USB 2.0 ports, though.
The company plans to announce major retail relationships in the coming weeks, with the two priced at $849.99 and $749.99, respectively.
AHX GLOBAL ANNOUNCES PRICING FOR NEW WINDOWS-BASED itablet
AHX Global has announced pricing for the new Windows-based itablet. Launched at CES in Las Vegas on 6th January 2011, British-designed itablet is one of the first of the new breed of tablet computers designed for the prosumer market and meets the needs of users to gather, create, process, share and act on data around the clock regardless of location.
itablet W10¹ - $849.99 / £749.99 (inc VAT) / €899.99 (inc VAT)
Powered by an Intel Atom Z530 1.6GHz processor with 2GB DDR2 SDRAM, itablet W10¹ is supplied with Windows 7 Home Premium. It has an integrated SD card reader, 2MP webcam and an HDMI output for high quality playback of video and pictures through larger TV screens. Two USB 2.0 ports can be used to connect a wide range of peripheral devices including external hard drives, keyboards, printers, scanners, cameras, mice, etc.
itablet W10² - $749.99 / £699.99 (inc VAT) / €849.99 (inc VAT)
Powered by an Intel Atom Z510 1.1GHz processor with 1GB DDR2 SDRAM, itablet W10² is supplied with Windows 7 Starter Edition. It has an integrated SD card reader and two USB 2.0 ports.
According to Francis Davis, CEO, AHX Global: “itablet is far more than just a media player and is a genuine, hard working tablet computer that is both familiar and intuitive to use with existing Windows applications.”
AHX Global expects to announce tie ups with major retailers over the next few weeks and both models are now available for UK customers to purchase at www.itablet.com.
About AHX Global
Formed in 2010, AHX Global comprises three international companies, AHX Global (Americas), AHX Global (EMEA) and AHX Global (APAC), and is committed to becoming one of the world’s leading suppliers of tablet computers. AHX Global is a partnership between X2 Computing, one of the UK’s leading suppliers of mobile computing solutions, and AMtek Systems, the leading Taiwanese designer of tablet computers which first registered the itablet trademark in 2004 before previewing early development models in 2007.