ViewSonic has officially launched the ViewPad 7x, the company's 7-inch Android Honeycomb tablet leaked earlier this month, along with bringing its new dual-booting 10-inch slate, the ViewPad 10Pro. The ViewPad 7x packs NVIDIA's Tegra 2 processor along with HSPA+, HDMI and a 1024 x 600 display, while the ViewPad 10Pro gets a 1.5GHz Intel Oak Trail Z670 processor running either Windows 7 Pro or Android 2.2.
Samsung's Sliding PC 7 tablet, announced back at CES 2011 in January, has gone up for pre-order at Amazon, priced at at $649. The Windows 7 based TX100 - listed as the "Series 7 XE700Z0A-A01US Tablet PC" - has a 10.1-inch 1366 x 768 capacitive touchscreen and, in this particular SKU, a 1.5GHz Intel Atom Z670 Oak Trail processor paired with 2GB of DDR2 memory and a 32GB SSD.
The Chrome OS leaks keep coming, with the Acer ZGB netbook and Seaboard tablet being followed by details of Samsung's offering with Google's new platform. The Samsung "Alex" is a 1280 x 800 netbook powered by Intel's dual-core Atom N550 1.5GHz processor, along with a SanDisk SSD P4 and Qualcomm Gobi 2000 3G WWAN connectivity.
Shuttle's X50V2 barebones all-in-one PC has had another refresh, with a new Atom processor to replace the previous model's D510. The updated Shuttle X50V2 Plus now packs Intel's 1.8GHz dual-core Atom D525, paired with GMA 3150 graphics and support for up to 4GB of DDR3 memory. Up front there's still the same 15.6-inch touchscreen running at 1366 x 768.
Intel has confirmed that it has received the Android 3.0 Honeycomb code from Google, and that it is "actively" working on porting the tablet-centric platform to run on x86 chips like its Atom processors. Revealed during Intel's glowing Q1 financial results call, president and CEO Paul Otellini said that the company was working with "first-tier notebook vendors" on Android tablets using Intel processors. Leaks back in March suggested Intel was readying as many as eight Android-on-x86 devices for demonstration at IDF Beijing this month.
Of ASUS' recent tablet announcements, it's the Eee Pad Transformer that has caught most attention here at SlashGear; still, there's the Eee Pad Slider waiting in the wings as well. According to an Intel spec sheet - since pulled - spotted by Liliputing, however, the Slider may be coming in two forms: the Tegra 2 version we've already seen, and a model using Intel's Atom Oak Trail CPUs.
It may look a little like a PSP, but EraThink's EraPalm5 is actually another tiny Windows PC hoping to find its way into your jacket pocket. Spotted by Newpad at the China Consumer Electronics Fair, the slider has a 5-inch 800 x 480 capacitive touchscreen which pops up to reveal a tiny QWERTY keyboard, a D-pad and gaming-style face buttons, along with an HDMI output for up to 1080p HD video.
In the robotics world, silicone rubber can be either used for disturbing evil, such as the slug-like Elphoid P1 humanoid cellphone, or for bug-eyed good, like French firm Robopec's endearing REETI. The desktop companion is both a PC, a webcam and a telepresence 'bot, capable of streaming live video from his webcam eyes, responding to touch thanks to various embedded sensors, and making facial expressions.
Video demo after the cut
If ARM and AMD thought they could sneak up on Intel and snatch the burgeoning micro-server market out from under the chip giant, they'll be sorely disappointed. Intel has detailed its roadmap [pdf link] for low-power processors, with two new sub-45W TDP Xeon chips already in production and the promise an even more frugal Sandy Bridge based CPU later this year and a new Atom for servers in 2012.