Gigabyte hasn’t been the company with the flashiest new devices at CES 2013, but we’ve still spotted a couple of rather decent Windows 8 tablets in Vegas. The 11.6-inch S1185 has caught our attention the most, even if there were a number of blanks unfilled.
But now the blanks are no more, so it’s time for the verdict – does the slate have what it takes to become popular? Not everything, but there is an outside chance people that aren’t quite budget-careful could be drawn in.
Expected to land in the US in April starting at $1,000, the S1185 will sport a 1,920 x 1,080 pix res IPS display. Impressive, but that’s not all that’s awesome here. The Intel Core i5 Ivy Bridge CPU is also state of the art, as is the up to 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB of SSD storage support.
The colossal 5,270 mAh, 39 Whr battery should be another major selling point for Gigabyte, as should the full-sized VGA, HDMI and USB ports. And there’ll even be a keyboard dock sold separately, so you’ll be able to turn the tab into a laptop in no time. So, what’s off in this picture? Only the pricing, but that’s critical enough to make most of you ignore the 11-incher without any kind of remorse. Isn’t it?