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DigitalRise X9: Multi-touch slate at a Tablet PC price



X9At $780, the DigitalRise X9 is hardly a steal compared to a netbook, yet the guys selling it have the audacity to call it “cheap” and also “The First Multi-Touch 3G Tablet PC Out of Asia!” Possibly true if you’re only counting slates, but I know Lenovo offers both in their X200 and they are definitely in Asia.

Aside from being a multitouch slate, the X9 is a standard netbook at its core with 1.6GHz Intel Atom N270 processor, 160 GB hard drive, 2GB memory, and 10.2″ screen at 1024×600 resolution.

via Engadget



  1. Mickey Segal

    01/15/2010 at 4:36 pm

    The price is about a third of what the Motion LS800 was, so I don’t see the price as a problem. If it had a dock, swappable batteries, pen support and I had confidence in the company producing the equipment I’d be very interested. While less expensive, lighter and longer battery life would be great, this seems like a decent deal for a device that doesn’t seem to require a wireless contract. The Google phone, a much lesser device that can be bought without a wireless contract, costs almost as much.

  2. Frank

    01/16/2010 at 5:11 am

    the price is way too high and you can’t compare the LS800 slate tablet PC with this slate netbook.
    The screen probably doesn’t have wide viewing angles and the screen cover won’t be good to use it in a brighter environment.It probably uses some cheap china made capacitive touchscreen which won’t allow you to take notes or do precise things. The LS800 had a Wacom digitizer, that’s something totally different. This netbook also uses cheap hardware, like the really slow single core Atom CPU => useless.
    If it contains a dual core CULV CPU, maybe a N-Trig or Wacom FeelIt technology digitizer or a Stantum resistive touchscreen, then the price of $800 would be ok, but at the moment, you really can only use this device for web browsing

  3. jethro_static

    01/17/2010 at 8:41 pm

    well, If You put Iphone OSX on that slate and $780 will be cheap. Why oh Why?

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