10-Inch DigitalRise Slate Packs Windows 7


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 (s msft) 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 (s aapl) 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 (s intc)
  • 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.

(via engadget)


Lacey Underall

The Snapdragon ARM processor shocked and awed em at CES 2010 and I think a 2Ghz Snapdragon will poo all over this intel crapwagon.

Android running on ARM is intel’s worst nightmare. This combination if marketed properly can be the sledgehammer that break the x86-windoze monopoly that everybody hates with a passion.


Mickey Segal

This would be very interesting if:
* One could also use a pen (no mention of this).
* It were dockable (it does have a VGA port, but not clear what monitor resolution it can drive).
* Batteries were swappable (hard to tell).

It is getting to be time to replace Motion LS800s with something better, and this is a third the cost of the LS800 when it came out.

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