The tablet market is certainly one that is maturing, although at the moment it seems that the Apple iPad (with its sequel) and Android-powered ones are the ones to rule the roost, while those which are powered by Windows 7 tend to be rather slow in rolling out. The Eee Slate from Asus has yet to arrive Stateside, while the HP Slate remains the target of the enterprise market. It is therefore quite interesting to note that the Gigabyte Slate PC (also known by its model number S1080) has arrived at the FCC for approval.


With a 10.1″ LED display at 1,024 x 600 resolution, this Gigabyte offering will be powered by an Intel Atom processor, carrying up to 2GB RAM, a 320GB hard drive, a 1.3-megapixel camera, Bluetooth 3.0 and 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi connectivity, a VGA port, two USB 2.0 ports, an Ethernet port, an SD memory card reader as well as a SIM card slot which clearly points toward optional 3G connectivity. No HDMI out here though, so that might just be something that drives people away instead.

Depending on the kind of specifications that you would opt inside, this Gigabyte tablet is slated (pun not intended) for a $300 to $600 price range as it is tipped to arrive in the market sometime this quarter – albeit not coming with a concrete launch date Stateside yet.

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