In a wash of tablets set to saturate the 2010 holiday season, what's the best way to stand out above the others? Why not create a dedicated button for the Ctrl-Alt-Del function?
That's what Tegatech Australia is implementing in its upcoming touchscreen tablet, the TEGA v2. Those using many modern slate (ultra-mobile) PCs are required to attach an external keyboard in order to gain access to the Task Manager. However this poses a problem while on the go and the keyboard isn't accessible. An obvious, dedicated Ctrl-Alt-Del button would provide easy access to processes and services when needed.
In addition to the button, the upcoming TEGA v2 tablet will also supposedly support dual-booting Microsoft's Windows 7 platform and Google's Android OS, however the former OS will be the tablet's default system. Tegatech's tablet will essentially join VeiwSonic's dual-booting 10-inch tablet, the ViewPad 100, which recently made an appearance at IFA 2010 and also offers both Windows 7 and the Android OS.
On a hardware level, the TEGA v2 will be powered by an Intel Atom N455 1.66 GHz processor and up to 2 GB of DDR3 RAM. Other specs include 64 GB of internal storage, a 10.1-inch capacitive multitouch display, a G-Sensor, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity, optional 3G and 4G connectivity, and a built-in camera. The device will also offer 2 USB ports, an SDHC card slot, and a VGA port.
Disappointingly, the tablet's battery will only hold a 3-hour charge.
To see a hardware-based comparison between the TEGA v2 and iPad, head here. Pricing and availability was not provided.