I’m not even close to catching up on RSS feeds I missed last week. I was about to declare “RSS bankruptcy” and mark ‘em all as read, but then I would have skipped over this press release from Electrovaya. Seems that nobody told them that the slate Tablet PC market is on the outs because they launched their SC4000! Good on them, I say!Is it me or does the device look awfully similar to the Amtek T221 that was caught on video last month? Unlike the T221, this 12.1-inch WGA slate has a little more in the way of power, including:
- Intel Core 2 Duo ULV processor
- 60 GB SATA hard drive upgradable to 160 GB
- 1 GB of 667 MHz RAM, max of 4 GB
- Bluetooth and 802.11 a/b/g
- Integrated 1.3-megapixel camera and fingerprint reader
- Outdoor viewable screen as an option
The SC4000 weighs 3.3 pounds and has a Wacom Digitizer; no touchscreen capabilities. The standard battery is a 45 W/Hr unit, but you can upgrade to a 70 W/Hr battery as well. No official word on price in the Electrovaya online store, as they only show the older SC 3100 models (which are out of stock). If I had to hazard a guess, I’d say the SC4000 will be north of $2,000. That’s just a guess however; more to follow when we get additional info. Bear in mind that the Amtek T221 only offers an Intel Core Duo, but does have a touchscreen in addition to the active digitizer.