[CES 2012] Gigabyte has just announced the launch of its new high-performance Windows 7 tablet. Called the S1081, it features a 10.1″ display and is powered by the new Intel Atom Cedar Trail platform which is touted to be powerful and energy efficient at the same time. The tablet will be available in two variants – one with a 500GB HDD for users who need the extra storage space, and a SSD version for those who want even better performance from the tablet.In addition to the multi-touch capacitive display, the tablet will feature an optical trackpad to give a hand when precision is needed. The tablet also packs an HDMI and VGA port for you to output to a larger screen, USB 3.0 port, Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity and a 1.3-megapixel webcam. It also houses an Ethernet port for those occasions when there are no WiFi routers available.
The S1081 is also compatible with a multimedia docking station that comes with a DVD drive and a powerful audio system comprised of two stereo and two woofer speakers: great for those times when you’re using the tablet as a movie-playing device. The dock also comes with extra ports for increased connectivity options.
No word on pricing or availability, but we should find out in due time.