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Tega v2 Tablet Will Have Dedicated Ctrl+Alt+Del

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.

  • sabot00
    3 hours? Come on, that thing begs for a 6-hour charge at least.
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  • Dual coot? Really?
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  • eaw2539
    It freezes up that often that you need a dedicated ctrl+alt+delete button?
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  • Kelavarus
    I thought it was talking about Tegra at first. Tegra tablet would be thumbs up. This? Meh, whatever.
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  • dallaswits
    Dual coot?
    Thats 2 old crazy guys, right?
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  • dallaswits
    Too bad its an atom, i will never buy another machine with one of those in it......
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  • xnashx
    Why is battery life the only thing companies are not focusing on?
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  • adamboy64
    dallaswitsToo bad its an atom, i will never buy another machine with one of those in it......
    Are they simply too weak for your purposes?
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  • Hupiscratch
    If they decided to use Tegra 2, the marketing team would go nuts!
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  • Shadow703793
    dallaswitsToo bad its an atom, i will never buy another machine with one of those in it......You should have realized that before you even bought it. Atom makes for a pretty damn good NAS/File server/Torrent box or a good HTPC with ION or a dedicated GPU (ie 4550).
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