Hanvon Touchpad B10 Windows 7 Tablet: Impressions, Unboxing Video

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For those of you not interested in moving over to the new Apple tablet way of life with the iPad, you might be interested in this. The new Hanvon Touchpad B10 which is now available in Europe.

As for the spec’s, the B10 is what you would expect with current modern netbooks. 1.3GHz Celeron ULV processor, 2GB RAM, GMA 4500 graphics, 10.1-inch 1024×600 touchscreen with added multitouch support, mini HDMI port, 250GB hard drive, WiFi b/g, Bluetooth, 1.3-megapixel webcam, a couple of USB 2.0 ports and weighs in at under 1kg.

What was most interesting is the way Hanvon marketed the product. They did this by smashing a huge ice-sculpture modelled on the Apple logo. But why this device is significantly better than the iPad, they failed to deliver.

Hanvon’s touchpad is currently being sold with German retailers Papyrus for €771.24 ($974) including tax, with shipments expected to kick off in six days time.

To see the device in action for yourself, check out the video embedded at the bottom of this article and let us know your thoughts. Would you choose this over the iPad? If so, why?

Source: SlashGear

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  • worms-i-view

    It is better in terms of functionality. A USB port, freedom to install any software you like, ability to let you read pdf files without having to run through a gauntlet, webcam, etc. etc. It's great esp for the elderly to communicate with their loved ones. Thing is, ipad is like this beautiful woman you married who is high maintenance and is simply hard work to live with. It comes to a point when you start wishing you'd married a sensible, loving, faithful woman instead.

  • TravelMaster

    Does it support capacitive pen use similar to the HP TouchSmart tm2 series? One of the most important uses of my Toshiba M400 is the great handwriting integration on Microsoft OneNote.

  • xieqiao

    I have just watched a half-hour video demonstration and review of Hanvon Touchpad B10 in Chinese. It is surprisingly usable in terms of overall user interface, handwriting recognition and multitouch responses, and much better than I expected. Touchpad B10 has completely changed my previous assumptions about Windows 7's touch capabilities. In many respects, Hanvon Touchpad B10 has caught up with iPad. The only serious drawbacks are its disappointing battery life (2.5-3 hours) and low-end wifi (only 802.11b/g)as well as a high price tag.