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Tegatech unveils the TEGA v2 Tablet

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Friend and former GBMer Hugo Ortega is showing off the follow-up to Tegatech’s sold-out TEGA Tablet, the TEGA v2. Like the first one, it’s a slate running Windows 7, and it’s packing some impressive muscle. No surprise given Hugo’s long history with Tablet PCs and UMPCs.

The TEGA v2 is impressively thin. With dimensions of 243(L) x 190(W) x 14(H)mm, it doesn’t look thick enough to support two USB ports stacked on top of each other, but it does include two positioned next to each other. At 870 grams, it’s just shy of 2lbs, more than an iPad but plenty light for its 10.1″ screen.

The display is multi-touch capacitive with accelerometer for automatic screen rotation, so I’d look at the TEGA v2 more as a big UMPC than a small pen-centric Tablet PC. The processor is Intel Atom N455 with support for up to 4GB of memory. SSD options include 16, 32, and  64GB with expansion via SD/SDHC up to 32GB. Wi-Fi and Bluetooth are included with options for 3G, Wimax, and Wibro. Battery life is advertised as more than four hours.

Release is scheduled for September. No pricing yet, but it is described as being “aggressively priced”. The sizing on this thing is really impressive, less than half the weight and volume of my first Tablet PC with the same screen diagonal. Looking forward to seeing what this thing can do with 4GB of ram and SSD.

Alleged Apple fanboi, accused Android apologist, and confirmed Microsoft MVP for touch and tablet Mark Sumimoto a.k.a. Sumocat dabbles in all areas of mobile computing with a focus on Windows-based Tablet PCs and pen input. A mobile computing enthusiast since 2004, he pioneered the field of ink blogging via his personal blog, Sumocat's Scribbles. His current tools include a Fujitsu Lifebook T900, TEGA v2, and iPhone 4. Email: sumocat [at] notebooks.com

7 Comments

  1. Tuur

    08/26/2010 at 2:30 pm

    again no pen?

    • ChrisRS

      08/27/2010 at 10:15 am

      Yes – It needs a pen/active digitizer (Wacom)

      • Tuur

        08/28/2010 at 4:32 am

        does it have that on board?

        • Sln

          08/29/2010 at 5:02 am

          This tablet with no pen thing is getting really old.

  2. JohnCz

    08/26/2010 at 6:46 pm

    Great to see support for up to 4GB. Where will this be sold?

    • Sumocat

      08/27/2010 at 6:08 am

      Sorry. Tegatech is in Australia.

  3. Heated debate

    09/03/2010 at 10:49 am

    Will it get hot?

    I bought a TabletKiosk 440D last year and it is extremely uncomfortable to use as a tablet. So what’s the point? Something thats too hot to hold in your hands is not worth my time or money.

    Ps. My iPad on the other hand (pun) never gets hot.

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