ExoPC Win7 tablet due Sept 7th with Broadcom Crystal HD

Chris Davies - May 6, 2010, 8:51 am CDT
ExoPC Win7 tablet due Sept 7th with Broadcom Crystal HD

You might not remember the ExoPC what with the fire-hose of tablets we’ve seen in the aftermath of the iPad launch, but the French slate promises to deliver Windows 7 on an 8.9-inch touchscreen display.  Now, according to Blogue du Geek’s anonymous source, we also know that the ExoPC will have Broadcom’s Crystal HD BCM70012 chipset, meaning it should be capable of outputting 1080p HD video.

In actual fact, the Broadcom BCM70012 can manage 1980 x 1088 resolutions, opening up the possibility of a seriously large desktop display when you dock the ExoPC at home or at the office.  The graphics chipset is paired with 2GB of RAM and a 32GB SSD drive, along with Intel’s Atom N270 processor, WiFi, Bluetooth and a 10/100 ethernet port.

According to the source, the ExoPC will drop on September 7th, in the US, Canada and France.  They also say it’s “very, very fast”, which is likely a side-effect of the graphics being offset from the 1.6GHz Atom chip to the Broadcom Crystal HD chip.  Still no word on pricing or battery life, which seems to be what HP are struggling with in their own Windows 7 slate.

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