Apple may have eschewed the obvious moniker for its new tablet PC and chosen instead to call it the iPad, but laptop maker X2 has been keen to seize the opportunity and brand its new touchscreen devices the iTablet range.
The Windows 7– and Linux-based portable devices will be offered in 10.2in and 12.1in widescreen versions with up to 250GB hard disks and 1.6GHz Intel processors. They will have multi-touch screens, 3 USB ports and a 1.3Mp webcam. HDMI output is offered as an option, while 802.11 b and g Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and stereo speakers are part of the standard specification list. A 3G module will be a further option.
“iTablet will empower users with unlimited technology and advanced multimedia access across multiple platforms without being restricted to exclusive content providers,” added Jonathan Wharrad, R&D Director of X2 Computing. “This new breed of Windows-based computer takes design, functionality and solution fit to new and higher levels.”
X2 is an industrial product design company whose technical director, Robin Daunter, was formerly the head of R&D at Evesham Technology.