With all the hype surrounding the tablet market, makers of PCs and consumer electronics are doing their best to make their respective inventions stand out, and it seems that eviGroup is ready to try its luck with the Paddle Pro.Even though makers of slates seem to be gravitating towards the ARM architecture, along with the Android OS, there are still those that are willing to deal in Windows 7 tablets.
The new slate from eviGroup, a company based in France, fits into this category, being built on the Intel Pine Trail platform.
Essentially, it is a 10.2-inch tablet with an Intel Atom N450 central processing unit (1.66 GHz frequency) at its heart and the GMA (graphics media accelerator) 3150 integrated graphics.
Said graphics solution has full reign over the 10.2-inch panel whose native resolution is of 1,024 x 600 pixels.
It should be noted that said panel comes with capacitive touchscreen technology while also being services by head-tracking software.
The CPU is also backed up by 1 GB of RAM while storage space is brought to the equation by a hard disk drive whose internal capacity is of 160 GB.
There is also the necessary collection of connectivity and I/O capabilities, such as 10/100 Ethernet, 802.11 b/g/n WiFi, an SD/MMC card reader, plus 3G.
Furthermore, eviGroup threw in wireless TV connectivity, a webcam and the option of upgrading to 2 GB of RAM and 320 GB of storage, in exchange for a price premium.
The regular model can be purchased for as 'little' as 890 Euro, though it comes without a pre-loaded operating system.
For those that want Windows 7 Home Premium pre-installed, the price will be of 990 Euro instead.
As for the more powerful model (2 GB RAM, 320 GB storage), it sells for an extra 79 Euro.