Gigabyte S1080 Windows 7 tablet hits pre-order

Back in late May, we talked about the interesting looking

Gigabyte S1080 Windows 7 tablet

that sports a USB 3.0 port. The tablet is interesting with Windows 7 allowing it to turn much of the software that you are used to on your notebook or desktop. The tablet packs in a 1.66GHz Atom N550 processor, has a 10.1-inch 1024 x 600 multitouch display, 2GB of RAM, and weighs in at 0.9kg. The machine sounds a lot like a netbook in specifications.

It has a 320GB HDD, GMA 3150 graphics, 802.11b/g/n WiFi and Bluetooth 3.0. The tablet has an option for 3.5G wireless broadband connectivity as well. Power comes from a 4,000 mAh battery good for about four hours of use per charge and an optional extended battery brings the run time to an extra three hours. We also mentioned at the time that there is an optional docking station with an optical drive, stereo speakers, and a keyboard.

We noted that the price for the tablet was surfacing online at $625. If you are in the US and like the idea of the tablet, it is now officially up for pre-order for $649 to $679. The estimated ship time is July 1 and July 6 at ExcaliberPC and Dynamism respectively. Those prices are right in line with what we saw back in May when the tablet first surfaced.