cregleWhen it comes to the world of tablets, there are the movers and shakers whom I like to call Tier 1 tablets (iPad, Motorola XOOM, HP TouchPad perhaps?), followed by Tier 2 models that are churned out by mid-range manufacturers such as those from Vizio (who are pretty good at budget-friendly TVs, I must say) and Archos. Well, where do we place the Cregle PenBook tablet? I’m not sure myself, although this tablet runs on Windows 7 which goes against the grain of either being on the Android or iOS side.

Well, stripping the Cregle PenBook tablet apart will lead you to an Intel Atom Z530 1.6GHz processor, a maximum of 2GB RAM (it ships with half that amount), a touch bar that lets you manipulate various functions including brightness control and page up/down, a choice between a 16GB or 32GB SSD, and a 10.1″ digitizer surface at 1,024 x 600 resolution. No idea on the kind of digitizer supported, although from the image itself, the pen does seem stylish in its very own way. 

With a battery life of 6 hours, that is kind of sad since tablets ought to have something longer than that, especially for those who multitask on them. At least the battery is replaceable, although I would have preferred to see a longer battery life. There is no word on pricing or availability at press time.

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