TabletKiosk officially announces the Sahara i400 series Tablet PC

TabletKiosk has officially announced the launch of their new Sahara i400 line of slate Tablet PCs that we got a sneak peek at during CES. They are available right now for pre-ordering with prices starting at $1795. Shipping varies on configuration, with the i412T shipping in early March. We are really looking forward to doing an InkShow on this new Core Duo slate that will support both touch and pen. What I really like about their new slate, besides the dual input and Core Duo options, are the added pc card and fire-wire support. In addition, I think that TabletKiosk was very smart in implementing the dual input ( touch / pen ) by allowing the user to turn touch on / off with the press of a button.

Here are the specs, followed the official press release:

Memory:
Customizable up to 4GB DDR2 SDRAM

Hard Drive:
60-160 GB SATA HDD @ 5400

Display:
12.1″ XGA TFT LCD (1024 x 768) with wide viewing angles up to 179

Chipsets:
Intel ® 945 GM Express Northbridge / Intel ® ICH7-M South Bridge

Wireless:
Intel ® Pro 3945 802.11 a/b/g networking
Bluetooth v2.0+EDR

Security:
Biometric Fingerprint Reader
Trusted Platform Module
Kensington Security Slot

I/O:
1x Headphone / 1x Stereo Microphone
2x USB 2.0
1x IEEE 1394a
1x eSATA
1x 10/100/1000 Mbps Full Duplex (2.5Gbps single-lane channel) Ethernet (RG-45)
1x 56Kbps v.90 Fax/Modem (RG-11)
1x PCMCIA 2.1 compliant, supports one (1) Type II 32-bit PC Card Bus 1.0 architecture
1x Cradle Connector

Dimensions:   
300 x 240 x 25 mm (11.81″ x 9.45″ x .98″)

Weight:
3.3 lbs (with standard battery installed)

Power:
Primary 6-cell lithium-ion battery with AC Adapter

Other:
Four (4) User programmable buttons
Two (2) integrated stereo speakers and dual microphone array
Wacom Pen enabled Digitizer
Available in White or Black

Pricing and availability info:

Sahara Slate PC i412T — Configurations start at $1,795 MSRP with an Intel ® Celeron ® M ULV 423 processor, 512 MB memory, 60 GB HDD and Windows XP Professional SP2. Shipping begins early March, 2007.

Sahara Slate PC i440T — Configurations start at $2,195 MSRP with an Intel ® Coreâ„¢ Duo L2500 processor, 1.0 GB memory, 80 GB HDD and Windows XP Professional SP2. Shipping begins late March, 2007.

Sahara Slate PC i440D — Configurations start at $2,295 MSRP with an Intel ® Coreâ„¢ Duo L2500 processor, 1.0 GB memory, 80 GB HDD and Windows Vista Business. Shipping begins late March, 2007.

Press Release:

TabletKioskâ„¢, a leader in mobile computing solutions, today announced the launch of the Sahara Slate PC ® i400 series, the company’s newest generation of Tablet PCs featuring both Active Digitizer (Pen) and Touch Screen input. Completely redesigned for 2007, the new Sahara series includes three models which share the same sleek exterior styling, technology platform, I/O feature set and full range of optional accessories.

Sahara Slate PC i412T is the entry level touch screen model featuring a lower power, lower cost Intel ® Celeron ® M ULV 423 processor. The Sahara Slate PC i412T sports a wide-angle view passive resistive touch screen, perfect for accessing menu driven software such as Point of Sale applications and kiosk-based systems, and comes pre-loaded with Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Microsoft Windows Vista Business or Linux.

For a more powerful touch screen solution, the Sahara Slate PC i440T features Intel ® Centrinoâ„¢ Duo Mobile Technology with an Intel ® Coreâ„¢ Duo LV L2500 processor, the same wide-angle view touch screen and also pre-loaded with Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Microsoft Windows Vista Business or Linux. For maximum productivity, the Sahara Slate PC i440T is the most powerful slate style touch screen Tablet PC currently available.

For the ultimate Tablet PC experience, the Sahara Slate PC i440D, powered by Intel ® Centrinoâ„¢ Duo Mobile Technology with an Intel ® Coreâ„¢ Duo LV L2500 processor, features a revolutionary new input screen that converts from a pressure-sensitive active digitizer to a resistive touch screen at the push of a button. The Sahara Slate PC i440D will be available with Microsoft Windows XP Tablet Edition 2005, Linux or the new Windows Vista Business OS which elevates the existing Sahara Slate PC brand into new performance territory.

“We are thrilled with the tremendous support and excitement we are seeing from our partners around the world in support of Windows Vista,” said Brad Goldberg, general manager for Windows at Microsoft. “Our partners play a vital role in the early adoption, development and delivery of Microsoft technologies. By working closely with partners like TabletKiosk, we are helping to provide our mutual customers with a high quality product, seamless technology integration, and improved user experiences.”

Standout features of the Sahara Slate PC i400 series include both touch screen and dual mode screen support, a PCMCIA Type II slot for expansion; eSATA, USB 2.0 and 1394a connectivity; a biometric fingerprint reader and TPM module for added security; four (4) user programmable buttons; build to order (BTO) configurations with up to 4 GB DDR2 RAM and a 160 GB SATA HDD, and the speed and power of the Intel ® Coreâ„¢ Duo LV processor.

“We are pleased that TabletKiosk has incorporated the Intel ® Centrinoâ„¢ Duo mobile technology platform as part of its redesign of the Sahara brand,” said Erik Reid, Director of Mobile Marketing at Intel Corporation. “At the heart of the platform, the Intel ® Coreâ„¢ Duo processor will deliver greater performance and power saving capabilities to enhance the mobile computing experience.”

 

For additional details and to pre-order, please visit www.tabletkiosk.com.