eviGroup Pad 10.2-inch Win7 slate with Seline AI

Oct 21, 2009
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eviGroup Pad 10.2-inch Win7 slate with Seline AI

French tablet company eviGroup have unveiled their large-display device - the eviGroup Pad - and like the rumors suggested it's an Atom-based 10.2-inch touchscreen slate.  The Pad has a 1024 x 600 display, integrated WiFi a/b/g and 3G, and runs Windows 7; it also works with French software project Seline, a so-called "artificial intelligence" interface that supports spoken, text and handwriting control over various aspects of a computer system.

The eviGroup Pad runs an unspecified Atom 1.6GHz processor, with 1GB of RAM and a 160GB hard-drive.  Connectivity includes three USB 2.0 ports, ethernet, audio in/out and a multiformat memory card reader, while there's also a 1.3-megapixel webcam and integrated microphone.  The whole thing weighs under a kilogram.

Seline, meanwhile, is slightly harder to explain.  It seems - from the translation, at least - to be a chat-based interface which intelligently recognizes spoken and written plain-language instructions.  So, you could load an app by requesting it be opened, or you could do more complex tasks such as ask the AI to create a new appointment for a certain time, and it would be clever enough to know to do that in the calendar application.

eviGroup are promising more details - together with videos and live photos of the Pad and Seline in action - over the coming days, so we'll be keeping an eye on what they have to offer.  Early pricing suggestions for the Pad tip it as under €500 ($745) with Windows 7 and Seline.


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