The US computer maker CTL has announced the availability of the first slate PC it has developed that isn’t based on the android operating system. Some critics worry about the use of Windows 7 on slate PCs but the 10-inch CTL 2goPad has been launched this week with this system in place and hailed by its makers as the “most flexible and versatile tablet in its class”. Concerns have also been voiced about the battery life of the new device but Microsoft claims that the new slate can comfortably meet consumers’ professional and personal needs as a high-quality piece of hardware. The 2goPad has an Atom N450 1.66GHz processor built-in, along with two gigabytes of memory and a 250 gigabyte hard drive.
Intel’s North American channel director Eric Thompson said: “This device showcases the comprehensive capabilities and technologies available for Intel Atom processor-based tablet form factors.”
“An Intel ‘channel partner premier member, CTL is a proven leader in mobile computing technology and the 2goPad SL10 is an excellent complement to their full line of laptop computers.”
CTL is convinced that its newest device can offer a greater array of features than any other slate PC on the market and has been aiming to highlight its video playback capacity, which is based on the Adobe Flash media system.
The 2goPad can also support eBook Reader applications, including the market leading option from Amazon and a number of other rival platforms