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Netbook Navigator Reveals Windows 7-Based NAV7 Slate PC

Netbook Navigator Reveals Windows 7-Based NAV7 Slate PC

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/.
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It's a good start for $649 is a bit cost prohibitive for a 7" tablet in my opinion.

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Their Nav9 tablet gets 2.5 hours of battery life to a charge. I'm betting this one gets about 4. Useless.

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Win 7 seems pretty heavy on most of the tablets I've seen. Also, I can't imagine Win 7 on a 7-inch screen.

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It is kind of like M$ browser test. I bet the way they cook the numbers on it is they shut down all the background programs windows is running, but leave them up when the other browsers are are running. Ok; I am not lost here, and I am talking about tablets. It is much deeper though. I have been having a running e-mail with an evangelist (if you don't know what that is it is a conference speaker for M$). He is trying to tell me M$ does not aim for usability for things the same way as say the Apple/iPad does. I am trying to explain to him that that is what people want. He does not get it, he is so deep in the WORD he was taught in "Seminary", hope you get my joke there. That he nor I do not think M$ can see it for the light of day.

He is telling me there "Tablets" do what there supposed to because they are just extension of the desktop or network for a professional. Apple nor a lot of these others are selling for there "Professional" qualities. If M$ would make a stripped down version (which has been rumored several times, but never seen) of Windows 7 without all that background noise running all the time you would get half of what were talking about here in battery life I bet.

If M$ does not wake up and get there large A77 moving developmentally, and in tune with where everything seems to have been going for the last 2 years now, then they will be loosing more than weight. Windows is a very very large package, and way overweight. The screwed up part is Vista was initially designed to modernize, and initially had a lot of old drivers removed, and a good number of there old background noise as well.

Well that lasted about 3 weeks, and then they reawoke seemingly a side build of it with a lot of that junk still in it, and release updates and then a service package or 3. Then they built 7 on that as a backbone. 7 is much better, but it still has all that crap in it (Just in XP mode alone really), it defaults back to that for drivers or anything it needs.

So when you try to run 7 on one of these devices all that old crap is running in the background murdering the batteries if you will! This Tablet is nice, and they (tablets in general) will move up and up to a degree, but they will never get what they need a stripped down OS without a lot of clutter running.

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Hey rapid1,

Learn the difference between 'loosing' (the firing of a cannon for instance) and 'losing' (missing out or misplacing) before you bang on about anything.

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