At today’s AT&T Foundry event, the Microsoft booth caught my wandering eye. Certainly the display of Windows Phone 7 devices were neat, as was the Microsoft Kinect setup, but no, there was something else which I gravitated to.
That item? A tablet. More specifically, come to find out, a Windows 7 Slate PC prototype, the Pegatron.
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Let me be clear, the Pegatron isn’t the official name of the tablet, but as the Microsoft representative indicated, that’s what it was known as around Redmond.
After some hands-on interaction time, and speaking with Microsoft at the event, I learned the following about the device:
- The Pegatron is powered by an Intel Atom processor
- Runs Windows 7 Home Premium
- 1GB of RAM
- 32GB HDD drive
- A front-facing web cam
- HDMI port
- A capacitive touch screen
- Possible third quarter release date
- Price unknown
Some quick research after toying with the device reveals Pegatron is a Taiwan-based company, with a design and engineering division having a great deal of experience creating notebooks and tablets, i.e. the PEGA R2.
While the device in the video below is completely void of any logos and was not web-connected, I found the device to be fast, feature a responsive, crisp, screen, and larger than my beloved iPad.
What do you think of Pegatron? Is a Windows 7 tablet, slate, whatever they call it, something you’d consider purchasing over the likes of an iPad, Galaxy Tab or Playbook?
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