CTL. Ever heard of 'em. Probably not, but these days, it's not
surprising to hear that a company you've never known existed is making a
tablet to compete with the iPad
. Everyone's trying it at this point,
and it looks as if Samsung
's Galaxy Tab has been dubbed the main
competition thanks to deals with four U.S. carriers. But not everyone
wants a tablet tied to a data contract, and the 2go Pad is definitely
aiming for the market that doesn't.
This slick new device is available to pre-order now, and it features an
Intel Atom N450 CPU, 250GB hard drive, 2GB of DDR2 memory, Flash video
support (YouTube, Netflix, Hulu, etc.), and a full touch pane. There's a
10.1" LED capacitive screen with a 1024x600 resolution, integrated
Intel graphics, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, two USB 2.0 ports and even a microSD
card reader. Windows 7 (32-bit) is loaded on, going head-to-head with
tons of other Android 2.2 tablets hitting the market.
The company also throws in a 1.3MP webcam for video calling, a custom
case and a battery that can last up to 5-hours. But at $499, it will
probably have a tough time competing with Apple's $499 iPad. At least,
everyone else has...