Highton 10" Tablet PC Might Be A Competitor (If It Ships)

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It's a Tablet PC kind of year in 2010, and as if the iPad's launchwasn't any indication that these things are gaining steam, theonslaught of alternatives from relative no-names should cement the factin your brain. Just about everyone seems to be coming out with theirown tablet these days, and even a company called Highton is getting inon the action.

Surfacing over at eCrater, this 10" tablet PC is slightly larger thanthe iPad yet slightly smaller than the JooJoo, and it boasts somerather unusual specifications. In fact, this feels more like a netbookthan many other tablets out there, but of course, without a keyboardand with a touch panel to navigate. Specifications include a 1.6GHzAtom N270 CPU, support for Windows XP or Linux, a 1024x600 resolution,1GB of DDR2 memory (up to 2GB can fit), and a 2.5" hard drive with 160,250 or 320GB of capacity.



There's also Wi-Fi, three USB 2.0 ports, a VGA output, audio in/out andeven a card reader. It's pretty well appointed, but it's thicker thanmany other tablets. It's also coming from a company that most everyonehas no impressions on, and the $359 price tag almost feels too good tobe true. But then again, these specs feel a lot like those on the HP Slate, which is going to sell for around $100 or so more whenever itships. Something tells us these prices will only be getting lower ascompetition increases.
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3vi1 replied on Sun, Apr 11 2010 7:48 PM

I don't know about you guys, but 'm not crazy about the thought of paying a Chinese seller for a tablet when the name of the company on the actual device differs from what is in their ads.  Then again, maybe I could hook this up to my Shony television.

 

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Inspector replied on Sun, Apr 11 2010 9:44 PM

LOL just saw that :P, maybe its a shorter way of spelling it? :D

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Must be the Chinese translation:)

At that price it might be good for a backseat entertainment system for the kids, in the minivan.

it does look kinda cheap to me. By the time it comes out, I suspect it will price drop when people realize how outdated the tech is, even though its in a IPad clone shell.

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JoelB replied on Mon, Apr 12 2010 10:33 AM

Windows XP? I can't see this being a serious competitor, running an 8 year old OS.

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RyuGTX replied on Mon, Apr 12 2010 5:48 PM

Why would you put Windows 7 on it? Even though it is more optimized for touch screens, it takes up way too much hard drive space.

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