Tuesday, January 11th 2011

Gigabyte Launches an Exciting New Slate PC

GIGABYTE, a longtime leader in computer technology and innovation, today announced an exciting new 10.1-inch slate PC, the S1080. The S1080 features a Windows 7 operating system and is powered by an Intel Atom N550 dual core processor.

“The S1080 is designed to be the ultimate mobile device to fit the demanding needs of consumers who need a high-performing multitasking slate that offers the full productivity of a PC,” said Stephen Lee, Sales Director at GIGABYTE Notebooks. “With the S1080, users now have constant access to all their business needs including email, internet and other important applications.”

Weighing under 0.90kg (1.98lb), the S1080 is both sleek and light, making it the premier choice in mobile computing. With a massive 320GB of built-in storage, users can add all their important applications and files without worrying about whether there is enough space. The large hard drive also makes it the perfect device to load custom business and enterprise applications. The S1080 also comes with USB 3.0, which provides incredibly fast transfer speeds making it very useful for a mobile device.

Featuring a striking 10.1” multi-touch backlight TFT-LCD 1024x600 display, the S1080 produces bright and clear images. With its stunning display, the slate can be used as a captivating tool during business meetings and presentations. The S1080 also comes equipped with a built-in VGA port, which allows users to hook up an external monitor or projector whenever a larger display is needed.

For onscreen navigation, the S1080 features the best of both worlds to maximize effectiveness. The 10.1” capacitive multi-touch display featuring the Windows 7 on-screen keyboard and handwriting recognition software makes navigating the display by fingertips both fun and a breeze. Or, for a more traditional PC approach, users can navigate the display using the navigator button and left and right mouse buttons to easily move the cursor around the screen to conveniently access applications and edit documents.

The S1080 is the perfect mobile device to stay connected while on the go. The slate comes with wireless 802.11b/g/n and Bluetooth 3.0, which makes it incredibly easy to access email and the internet whenever the slate is in range of wifi or a mobile hotspot. The built-in 1.3mp webcam is also an excellent feature to give users convenient mobile videoconferencing options.
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31 Comments on Gigabyte Launches an Exciting New Slate PC

#1
f22a4bandit
Talk about a :nutkick: to Apple. Then again, people who buy the iPad don't mind spending that kind of money in the first place for an oversized iPod Touch.
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Mussels
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it needs HDMI output as well.
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f22a4bandit
by: Mussels
it needs HDMI output as well.
I definitely agree, but at least it has a VGA connection instead of none at all.
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Mussels
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by: f22a4bandit
I definitely agree, but at least it has a VGA connection instead of none at all.
yeah but VGA is pretty meh when it comes to HDTV's



an all in one slate that also works as a portable HTPC/media PC would be fantastic. it'd fit multiple roles.

knowing me, i'd set up a small table and my own dock next to the couch with cabling under the carpet, so i'd use the slate and its touchscreen controls to control the HDTV (on monitor 2)
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#5
RejZoR
Makes me wonder why no one has done this during the rise of netbooks. All you have to do is make battery a bit more flat, ditch the keyboard/trackpad and replace the regular screen with touch screen. Because that's what these things are, keyboardless netbook.
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Fitseries3
Eleet Hardware Junkie
its funny bta posted this one but not the asus eee slate that kills all tablets to date
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#7
Over_Lord
News Editor
now zat looks good
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#8
csendesmark
I would like to see one of this with AMD Fusion E-350 dual-core processor :)
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Frick
Fishfaced Nincompoop
by: Mussels

an all in one slate that also works as a portable HTPC/media PC would be fantastic. it'd fit multiple roles.
This. USB3 + HDMI (not that I'm a fan of HDMI, I still think they should've run with DVI instead) would be awesomesauce.

No price btw? :(
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#10
erixx
I own the Archos 9 Tablet (windows 7) and it is a killer for all except AAA gaming and writing a lot (well, could hook a regular keyboard up). Use it in bed, kitchen, bath, travelling... And it runs Unreal, Return to Wolfenstein etc :)
But miss the HDMI for easy hock up, yes! (but for that there's a Nokia N8, :cool:)
Also be advised that W7 is not extremely touchscreen friendly, but making the vertical scroll bar a lot bigger you get nearly there. And with Windows you have the REAL "apps" and not the mobile phone rubbish, be it iOS or Android, yes i returned an Androoid powered tablet before getting this one ...)
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Frick
Fishfaced Nincompoop
by: Fitseries3
its funny bta posted this one but not the asus eee slate that kills all tablets to date
Aye, other tablets are getting more attention imo.

by: Mussels

an all in one slate that also works as a portable HTPC/media PC would be fantastic. it'd fit multiple roles.
This. USB3 + HDMI (not that I'm a fan of HDMI, I still think they should've run with DVI instead) would be awesomesauce.
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csendesmark
by: Frick
This. USB3 + HDMI (not that I'm a fan of HDMI, I still think they should've run with DVI instead) would be awesomesauce.
...or maybe DisplayPort? :toast:

You can easily convert to HDMI or DVI!
and it's free
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pantherx12
by: erixx
I own the Archos 9 Tablet (windows 7) and it is a killer for all except AAA gaming and writing a lot (well, could hook a regular keyboard up). Use it in bed, kitchen, bath, travelling... And it runs Unreal, Return to Wolfenstein etc :)
But miss the HDMI for easy hock up, yes! (but for that there's a Nokia N8, :cool:)
Also be advised that W7 is not extremely touchscreen friendly, but making the vertical scroll bar a lot bigger you get nearly there. And with Windows you have the REAL "apps" and not the mobile phone rubbish, be it iOS or Android, yes i returned an Androoid powered tablet before getting this one ...)
May sound stupid, but have you got the OS running in touchscreen mode?

Because there is a touchscreen mode and it makes everything annoyingly big, you should try it if your not at the moment.
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Mussels
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by: Frick
Aye, other tablets are getting more attention imo.



This. USB3 + HDMI (not that I'm a fan of HDMI, I still think they should've run with DVI instead) would be awesomesauce.
HDMI is better due to the audio. its also the smaller port of the two. DVI takes up too much space on such small machines. also, if you need DVI you can always use an adaptor/cable.
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Frick
Fishfaced Nincompoop
by: Mussels
HDMI is better due to the audio. its also the smaller port of the two. DVI takes up too much space on such small machines. also, if you need DVI you can always use an adaptor/cable.
You can run audio through DVI too. Nobody does it though, but you can. HDMI is smaller but they also break easily. That is really the peoples fault, but still. It's no point in whining now though, the battle is over and won, but I still wished they pushed DVI with sound as a standard. :p
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erixx
by: pantherx12
May sound stupid, but have you got the OS running in touchscreen mode?

Because there is a touchscreen mode and it makes everything annoyingly big, you should try it if your not at the moment.
Thanks of course, but did you try it by yourself? I have all the touch settings and add-ons, but miss that 'everything big' mode (start menu icons would suffice). Would appreciate more info!

by: Mussels
HDMI is better due to the audio. its also the smaller port of the two. DVI takes up too much space on such small machines. also, if you need DVI you can always use an adaptor/cable.
I agree, having audio in it makes it so easy. And there's mini-HDMI.
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#17
Frick
Fishfaced Nincompoop
BTW, I don't think Windows 7 will ever be well suited for fingers. Windows 8 will probably be better that way.

EDIT: Not that I have anything against it, but still. I'd pick a semi powerful Win7 tablet over Android and iOS any day of the week.
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#18
Fitseries3
Eleet Hardware Junkie
hence why the eee slate is so killer, comes with a wacom digitizer pen that works as the mouse and provides handwritting recognition but also the display is multi-touch for fingers. yeah its a bit more costly than most tablets but the extra money is justified by the hardware and its abilities.
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Frick
Fishfaced Nincompoop
by: Fitseries3
hence why the eee slate is so killer, comes with a wacom digitizer pen that works as the mouse and provides handwritting recognition but also the display is multi-touch for fingers. yeah its a bit more costly than most tablets but the extra money is justified by the hardware and its abilities.
Totally agree here. At least in sweden it looks like it will be priced almost the same as the better iPad. If that happens, it will kill. :D
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#20
pantherx12
I imagine you may of found this setting but just search for touch in the start menu search and you should "make text etc etc etc" go there and change the setting to what you need.

Has +25% or +50%

I tend to find +50 is a bit to much and can cause UI problems in certain programs though.
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Mussels
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by: Frick
You can run audio through DVI too. Nobody does it though, but you can. HDMI is smaller but they also break easily. That is really the peoples fault, but still. It's no point in whining now though, the battle is over and won, but I still wished they pushed DVI with sound as a standard. :p
not by following DVI standards you cant. the only way to get the audio is from a DVI to HDMI adaptor anyway - so why bother with DVI in the first place?
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Frick
Fishfaced Nincompoop
by: Mussels
not by following DVI standards you cant. the only way to get the audio is from a DVI to HDMI adaptor anyway - so why bother with DVI in the first place?
That's pretty much what I meant. It would've been cool if they had pushed the standards for DVI to include sound as well.
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Mussels
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by: Frick
That's pretty much what I meant. It would've been cool if they had pushed the standards for DVI to include sound as well.
then it wouldnt have been DVI, it would have been the replacement to DVI. which is HDMI. or maybe displayport.
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Frick
Fishfaced Nincompoop
by: Mussels
then it wouldnt have been DVI, it would have been the replacement to DVI. which is HDMI. or maybe displayport.
Erm what? Sure it would've been. If whoever defines those standards would have included sound in the DVI standard it would still be DVI right? And if the entire industry followed suit and designed the components to use DVI everywhere, kinda like what HDMI is now? I wanted the entire industry to push for DVI.

It doesn't matter now anyway, so lets just drop it. :)
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#25
Cold Storm
Battosai
by: Fitseries3
hence why the eee slate is so killer, comes with a wacom digitizer pen that works as the mouse and provides handwritting recognition but also the display is multi-touch for fingers. yeah its a bit more costly than most tablets but the extra money is justified by the hardware and its abilities.
HP's Touchsmart Tm2 has that. I love it. It was the deal breaker for me to grab that over any other Tablet style.

Gigabyte's working hard. That's for sure.
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