Ramos W15 Android tablet packs Rockchip RK2918 Cortex-A8 SoC

Chris Davies - Dec 31, 2010
Ramos W15 Android tablet packs Rockchip RK2918 Cortex-A8 SoC

Ramos is teasing a new tablet range for CES 2011, and while fresh slates won’t be in short supply at the show next week, the Ramos W15 does have something to help differentiate it. Fronted by an 8-inch, 16:9-aspect touchscreen, the W15 uses Rockchip’s new RK2918 ARM Cortex-A8 SoC which, benchmarking earlier this week showed, promises to deliver both high performance and bargain pricing.

In fact, Rockchip believe that RK29xx-based devices could retail for as little as $149, despite being able to best Snapdragon-based Android smartphones when it comes to crunching abilities, and able to do 1080p HD encoding/decoding. Rockchip’s SoCs have been found at the heart of many low-cost tablets, PMPs and smartphones, and it seems with the RK29xx series the performance will finally match the affordability.

The W15 is one of three new Ramos slates due next week, though the other two only run older Cortex-A9 based SoCs and so won’t have quite the processing grunt. More on the Ramos W10 and W12 at Android Community.

[via MP4 Nation]

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