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Taiwan's FIC shows Tycoon Windows 7 tablet

11/12, 2:00pm

FIC intros Tycoon tablet with Windows 7

Taiwan-based PC maker First International Computer (FIC) earlier this week showed off its Windows 7 Home Premium tablet. Called Tycoon, the 10-inch tablet follows the design philosophy of a netbook and uses a 1.66GHz Intel Atom CPU and 2GB of DDR3 RAM. Users get 120GB of storage space built-in, which weighs two pounds.

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FIC gets into Pine Trail netbooks with unique SVE00

01/15, 6:15pm

FIC SVE00 has controls accessible while closed

Not normally known as a contender in netbooks, FIC made its presence felt this week with a new entry, the SVE00. Running on the now expected 1.66GHz Atom from Intel's Pine Trail platform, the 10-inch system is mostly unique through its design: the display section is smaller than the base and lets owners toggle power or wireless without entirely opening the lid. Customization is just as important as it can run either Linux or Windows XP and has the option of either a rotating or solid-state drive.

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New FIC netbook appears at FCC

01/02, 1:00pm

FIC CW001 netbook at FCC

First International Computer is preparing a new netbook for the US, documents from the FCC show. Currently known only as the CW001 Mini-note, the computer has a 10.4-inch display, supporting resolutions up to 1024x600. As with a number of netbooks, the machine is powered by a 1.6GHz Atom processor and integrated graphics; it also contains 2GB of DDR2 RAM however, and uses a SATA II hard drive, as opposed to the lower-capacity SSDs found in some rivals.

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