CTL Releases $499 10" 2goPad SL10 Tablet PC With Windows 7

CTL has been a name thrown around from time to time in the tablet universe, but the rumors are giving way to an official announcement this week on the 2goPad. The new 2goPad SL10 is a 10" device with a multi-touch display, Intel Atom N450 CPU (1.66GHz), 2GB of memory, Windows 7 and a rather sleek design.


It's one of the first Windows tablet PCs to come to market, and it includes 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, two USB ports, a 250GB hard drive, and an SD card reader. Since it runs a full version of Windows 7, it can handle Flash, HTML5 and any other format that Windows 7 can handle. The company also bundles in a VGA adapter for an external monitor as well as a case, with a grand total listing of $499.

Is this just the beginning of a flood of Windows 7 tablets that we'll see prior to Christmas? We're guessing so.


CTL Announces The 2goPad

Portland,OR (PRWEB) October 11, 2010 –Today CTL™ introduced the newest product in their mobile computer line, the 2goPad™ SL10, a 10" tablet. The 2goPad™ SL10 features a multi-touch capacitive screen, an Intel® Atom™ N450 1.66GHz processor, a generous 2GB of memory and Microsoft® Windows® 7 OS making it the most flexible and versatile tablet in its class.

"We are pleased to be working with CTL™ on their new device. Since it runs Windows® 7, 2goPad™ users will have access to their everyday business applications and be able to enjoy all their personal content as well that a Windows environment offers." says Eddie O'Brien, Vice President of Microsoft® US OEM.

The 2goPad™ SL10 is an innovative tablet that runs a full Microsoft® Windows® 7 operating system, allowing users to multi-task with ease, something few tablets currently on the market are capable of. The 2goPad™ SL10 also includes B/G/N wireless, 2 USB ports, SD Card Reader and 250 GB hard drive.

"Intel looks forward to the innovative 2goPad™ SL10 from CTL™," said Eric Thompson, director of North America Channel for Intel®. "This device showcases the comprehensive capabilities and technologies available for Intel® Atom™ processor-based tablet form factors. An Intel® Channel Partner Premier member, CTL™ is a proven leader in mobile computing technology and the 2goPad™ SL10 is an excellent complement to their full line of laptop computers."

With Maromedia™ Flash™ video and HTML5 compatibility, the ability to run eReader software, such as Amazon's Kindle™ application, and access to millions Microsoft® Windows® programs, the 2goPad™ offers all the features that consumers demand. Erik Stromquist, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of CTL™ says, "We are very excited to bring this innovative product to market. The 2goPad™ has better features and more horsepower than our competitors while running all the business applications that makes it essential for the professional user."

Bundled with the 2goPad™ SL10 is a VGA adapter for an external monitor as well as a case, valued together at $68. With these accessories the 2goPad™ is easily one of the best values in the tablet market. The 2goPad™ SL10 is currently selling for $499 on CTL's website www.ctlcorp.com/shop and has an MSRP of $599.

With the 2goPad™ CTL™ adds to their line of tablet PCs that includes the popular 2go™ Convertible Classmate PC. For more information about the 2goPad™ SL10 and CTL™ please visit www.ctlcorp.com/shop.

About CTL

Founded in 1989, CTL™ designs and manufactures computer products including desktop and mobile workstations, LED Monitors, and high performance servers. CTL™ also manufacturers specialty devices including ruggedized tablets, slates, and high definition LED televisions. CTL's brands include the popular 2go PC™ and Nexus® Electronics.

Headquartered in Portland, Oregon with offices in Asia, CTL™ and their OEM partners supply North American consumers, government agencies, and many of the most recognized corporate brands. For more information about CTL™, please visit www.ctl.info.
Via:  PR Web
Tags:  Windows 7, tablet, slate, ctl
Comments
realneil 4 years ago

I like this thing,....and of course the price is nice too.

3vi1 4 years ago

It runs Windows, hence its Intel based, hence its battery life is abysmal compared to any Apple or Linux ARM-based tablet.

The battery life is 3 hours and 15 minutes, according to one review.  Non-Windows tablets can get 15+ hours.

This thing is reportedly sluggish just to open the Windows start menu.  It's entirely possible that in the video the tablet actually registered that guy's first touch, but that he feigned touching again to detract from the lag.

Probably most important to the guys here:  The Intel GMA 3150 graphics chipset isnt' going to be doing a lot of high-end gaming even at the 1024x600 (sub-iPad) screen resolution.  Even with the settings turned down, I fully expect single-digit frames-per-second from games like Left 4 Dead and WoW given the 3150's performance in past reviews

Win7 just provides no real benefit in this form factor.  The one thing that would actually be cool to have it for (games) performs too poorly for practical use.  I think CTL's banking on the fact that a lot of first-time buyers will think they need it just because they don't realize the other platforms can already do everything Windows does (or think you need Windows for Farmville).  The benefits the gentleman cites in the video, "Flash and multitasking", have already been available on the Linux tablets.

RJones1 4 years ago

first off... WHY would you buy a tablet then try to run games designed for the latest gaming hardware? of course it won't run on there. but as for the rest of what you said... I own this tablet and it is indeed slow. the primary cause of this is of course the full win7. I have been looking into running linux on here with little success (can't find touch-driver support). even streaming flash video doesn't work well at the lowest resolutions. netflix streaming uses MS Silverlight and actually runs pretty well though. even though the implementation is atrocious I can do a lot of things for my work that iOS/android tablets can't. Worst of all in my opinion is window's horrible touch implementation. MS really only adds a few extremely cheap touch-friendly programs and did nothing for improving overall usability (no wonder tablets didn't catch on sooner, they were all using windows in the beginning)

bottom line: once I get linux working on this tablet I will be satisfied with the hardware, but running windows damn-near requires you to plug in a mouse and keyboard anyway, and don't get me started on windows and bluetooth and how poorly that works.

dodgers2213 4 years ago

how terribad for a tablet

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