ExoPC

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Developer EXOPC
Manufacturer Pegatron
Type Tablet
Release date October 2010 (2010-10)
Media SD/SDHC card-reader (32GB Max)
Operating system Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, 32-bit Edition
Power 4-hour battery [2]
CPU Intel Atom Pineview-M N450, 1.66 GHz - 64 bit support
Memory 2GB DDR2 SDRAM
Storage 32GB or 64GB SSD Hard Drive
Display 11.6 inch (diagonal), 1366 x 768 Resolution, 16:9 ratio, 135 PPI (pixels per inch)
Graphics Intel GMA 3150 & Broadcom Crystal HD
Input Multi-touch capacitive dual-touch, pressure-sensitive
Camera 1.3 megapixel
Connectivity Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR
Wireless Wifi 802.11 b/g/n
Online services App Store
Dimensions 11.6" x 7.7" x 0.55" (295 x 195 x 14.0 mm)
Weight 2.09 pounds (950 g)

The EXOPC is a Tablet PC, in slate form, that uses Windows 7 Home Premium as its operating system, and is designed by the company of the same name, based in Quebec, Canada.[3] The EXOPC Slate is manufactured by Pegatron.[4] The first EXOPC slate was launched in October 2010[when?] directly from EXOPC Corp. on their website, and in Canada through the company Hypertechnologie Ciara.[5] Hypertechnologie Ciara markets the slate under the name Ciara Vibe.[6] Probitas markets the EXOPC as Mobi-One in Southern Europe and North Africa.[7] RM Education markets the EXOPC in the UK as the RM Slate. Leader Computers markets the EXOPC in Australia. The EXOPC Slate is also currently available in the United States via the Microsoft Store, both online and in stores. Mustek markets it as the Mecer Lucid Slate in South Africa.

Hardware[edit]

The architecture is based on an Intel Atom-M Pineview N450 CPU that is clocked at 1.66 GHz, and includes 2GB of DDR2 SDRAM and 32GB of SSD storage in its basic version, with an alternative model having a larger 64GB SSD.

The EXOPC is also equipped with an accelerometer, which lets the display change from a portrait mode to a landscape mode by turning the slate in either direction. Internally it has four mini-PCIe slots of which 3 provide space for full length cards and 1 half length. 3 of these slots are in use and the 4th is available, but intended for a WWAN card. The unit also provides a SIM card slot.

Display[edit]

The EXOPC has an 11.6 inch diagonal, capacitive multi-touch screen. The screen has a resolution of 1366 × 768 pixels (WXGA), a 16:9 ratio, and has 135 pixels per inch. This screen's firmware currently allows detection of two points of simultaneous touch, but is technically capable of up to 10 points of touch.

A light sensor built into the front of the tablet automatically adjusts the display brightness to ambient condition.

It is also possible to use a capacitive stylus for precision work, such as hand drawn art and graphic works.

Connectivity[edit]

The EXOPC offers connectivity equivalent to that of a standard laptop:

External Power Supply[edit]

Recharging the battery is done through a standard external power supply:

  • Size: 85mm x 33mm x 25mm (3.4" x 1.3" x 1.0")
  • Weight: 950 grams (33.51 ozs)
  • Input: 100-240V
  • Output: 19 V 2.1 Amp

Software Features[edit]

Operating system[edit]

The EXOPC uses Microsoft Windows 7 as its operating system. The company has developed a GUI interface around the standard Windows 7 GUI, nicknamed by the EXOPC community as the Connect Four Interface due to its full screen of interactive circles arranged in a grid pattern.[8] A dedicated button on the touch-screen interface will minimize the EXOPC layer and reveal the Windows 7 desktop, allowing the user to have the EXOPC Slate act as a standard Windows computer when needed.

Applications[edit]

Pre-installed Applications[edit]

The EXOPC comes with the following pre-installed applications.

Store Specific Applications[edit]

An application library, similar to the Apple App Store or the Android Market is available for the device, accessible through the EXOPC UI.

Feedback[edit]

The tablet captured the attention of several blogs and websites in the Summer of 2010, being heralded as a possible alternative to the iPad.[9] However, early reviews criticized the weight and battery life of the final product,[10] as well of a lot of missing features, the interface itself, sluggishness of the internet browser, and difficulties to use the on-screen keyboard.[11]

See also[edit]

  • WeTab - German version with the MeeGo-OS, and similar hardware

References[edit]

  1. ^ "EXOPC Slate". EXOPC. Retrieved 2010-08-18. 
  2. ^ "Exo U - The Unifying Platform". exou.com. Retrieved 2012-08-21. 
  3. ^ "EXO U - The Unifying Platform". exou.com. Retrieved 2012-08-21. 
  4. ^ "EXOPC slate delayed thanks to Pegatron assembly line issue". slipperybrick.com. 2010-10-04. Retrieved 2010-11-13. 
  5. ^ "Ciara Technologies". Ciara-tech.com. Retrieved 2012-08-21. 
  6. ^ "EXOPC Community Forum • Index page". exou.com. Retrieved 2012-08-21. 
  7. ^ "MOBI ONE "Windows 8® Ready" - MOBILAND - Probitas | International Online Computer Store". Probitas.pt. Retrieved 2012-08-21. 
  8. ^ "EXOPC Slate hands-on". Engadget. 2010-05-30. Retrieved 2010-11-13. 
  9. ^ "EXOPC Slate Hands-On: The Windows 7 Tablet We’ve Been Waiting For". laptopmag.com. 2010-06-02. Retrieved 2010-11-13. 
  10. ^ "EXOPC Slate Hands-On: The Windows 7 Tablet We’ve Been Waiting For". netbooknews.com. 2010-11-11. Retrieved 2010-11-13. The biggest draw back of the system so far appears to be battery life and that they are asking you to be patient while they work with their community to built [sic] a tablet everyone will love. 
  11. ^ "EXOPC Slate review". Engadget. 2010-10-57. Retrieved 2010-11-13. Microsoft's lacking consumer touch features, it's not anywhere close to done, and thus requires Windows 7 to fully operate. Yet ultimately, it's Windows 7 -- and the power-hungry parts needed to run it -- that end up crippling the EXOPC the most.(...)With that said, $599 is a lot of money to bet on a platform that isn't ready and a piece of hardware that must be plugged into the wall for the better part of the day  Check date values in: |date= (help)

External links[edit]

  • [1] - Accessories Store
  • [2] - Official company website
  • [3] - Manufacturer website
  • [4] - Website of Hypertechnologie Ciara, Inc.
  • [5] - EXOPC Microsoft Store