CTL 2goPad SL10 Windows 7 Slate Packs Attractive $499 Price Tag
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14th of October 2010, 08:09 GMT | By Sorin Nita
Don't know about you, but for me all those Windows 7 running slates seem somewhat of an afterthought since going for such a beefy operating system usually means that we have to give up on portability and battery life while paying more for a device that doesn't actually do anything a normal tablet can't do, although CTL managed to overcome that latter point with the 2goPad SL10 slate that goes for as low as $499.
For this money you will get a 10.1 inch multi-touch capacitive screen, a Intel Atom N450 1.66GHz processor packed together with 2GB of RAM as well as 250GB hard drive, and a front facing VGA camera.
Connectivity wise, we get all the usual features such as 802.11 b/g/n wireless, 2 USB ports, an SD card reader, although a 3G broadband modem is MIA, not being listed among the available optionals.
However, the 2goPad does come with a VGA adapter for an external monitor as well as a case, CTL valuing these at about $68 US.
Moving on to battery life and weight, CTL doesn't provide us with any details in their press release and a quick Google search pretty much reveals why this happens since a review posted online by Laptopmag states this thing can only run on battery power for a bit more then three hours while also describing it as being heavy.
If this doesn't ruin your parade then you should go right ahead and hurry to buy the 2goPad since this will be available at $499 for a limited time, from October 20 its price going up to $599.
Although that still doesn't make it such bad of a deal, I don't really see the point of a Windows 7 tablet, Android being a much better option is you want to go this route.