Everyone has been obsessed about slates lately, don’t ask me why. OK, I know why, but you have to admit it’s getting a bit long in the tooth. Some folks are anxious for a big slate running an ARM processor, although there are many who insist on having Windows on board so the slate will be a full, familiar computer. The DigitalRise X9 is clearly aimed at the latter group, and it looks to be a pretty decent Windows slate computer.
The X9 seems to be a real product, although it was strangely not present at the CES this year. It’s also produced by DigitalRise, a company famous for iPhone clones. In any event. the X9 has all of the right specs to produce a decent slate, including multitouch.
- CPU: Intel Atom N270 1.6GHz
- Memory: 2GB DDR2
- HDD: 160G SATA2.5
- Monitor: 10.2” TFT Multitouch screen, 1024 x 600
- Battery: Li-ion 3000mAh
- Webcam: 1.3 megapixels
- Wireless network: 802.11a/b/g Wi-Fi, WCDMA-SCDMA, CDMA2000
- Video card: Intel 950 integrated graphics
The DigitalRise X9 is listed for $780, but there is a “two week waiting list”. I guess it’s real.