Desktop Power In Tablet Form Factor, Meet The S1080
The computer show, Computex, has already demonstrated some awesome new gadgets in the world of tech. Gigabyte is a computer component manufacturer, well known for their motherboards. It looks like the company is taking the tablet road in releasing its new tablet device called the S1080.
The device is powered by Windows 7, runs an Intel Atom N550 1.66GHz dual-core processor and has enough RAM to satisfy your basic computing needs. By ‘enough’, of course we are talking about 2GB of RAM. If you’re one of those types who loves to download, you’ll be happy to know that this baby comes packed with a 320GB hard drive. Its graphics are powered by Intel GMA 3150 graphics with VGA output and comes with you standard b/g/n connectivity and Bluetooth 3.0 support.
Video calls can be made through the 1.3MP (yuck!) front-facing camera, and users can hard-wire the tablet directly by using the built-in Ethernet port.
Now, the key take away from this tablet is definitely the storage space, and perhaps the USB 3.0 ports. Besides that, the other specs are a bit unimpressive. I am one of those guys who believes that no modern front-facing camera should be under 2MP, but what’s a fella to do? I will say that the RAM should be adequate to handle Windows 7, but I would have been thrilled to see an extra gigabyte (no pun intended) tacked on there.