A new Windows 7 tablet PC has shown up in Belgium, based on Intel’s 1.67GHz Atom N450 processor and using a 10.2-inch 1024 x 600 resistive multitouch display. The Le.Net (“Le Point Net”) Tablet Dune has specs generally in line with most mainstream netbooks – a 160GB HDD as standard, 1.3-megapixel webcam and Intel GMA graphics – but slotted into a relatively slimline 1kg package. Of course, as with other Atom-based tablets we’ve seen, there are obvious compromises to be made.
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Chief among those is battery life; while the iPad consistently delivers 10+ hours and has become something of a benchmark against which rival slates are compared (even if capabilities are widely different), Le.Net say the Tablet Dune will run for between 2.5 and 4.5 hours on its 3,00mAh Li-ion pack. That’s with Windows 7; the company claims to be working on an optional Android build, though there’s no word on when that might arrive.
Still, for the time the Tablet Dune is running, you are getting a full PC. That includes WiFi a/b/g/n, optional Bluetooth and 3G, three USB 2.0 ports, a multi-format memory card reader, VGA, ethernet and audio in/out ports. Options include a 250GB HDD or a 16/32GB SSD. Le.Net are selling the Tablet Dune now, priced from €500 ($633), though it’s apparently out of stock for the next two weeks.