updated 06:20 pm EDT, Fri August 27, 2010
Dual touch 11.6-inch display
ExoPC confirmed today that it will begin taking pre-orders for its anticipated ExoPC Slate in early September, with shipments later the same month. First announced in February and initially expected in March, the delayed iPad challenger will feature a heavily customized version of Windows 7 Home Premium running on a typical 1.6Ghz Atom CPU.
Originally expected ship with an 8.9-inch display, the production version will come with a larger 11.6-inch, capacitive- and pressure-sensitive, 1366x768 display. Also added to the production model is a Broadcom Crystal HD 1080p chipset that accelerates H.264, VC-1, WMV and MPEG-2 video files, and is energy efficient. Storage will now come in 32GB or 64GB options, though memory can also be further extended with the built-in SD/SDHC card reader. The VGA port on the pre-shipping model has now been switched out for a mini-HDMI port. The unit weighs 2.09 pounds, has a claimed battery life of 5 hours, and gets online with 802.11n Wi-Fi.
The slate is expected to start at $599 for the 32GB version.