Teso Lpad L10 dual-boot tablet unveiled

Thursday, September 23, 2010, 11:21 by Tech Correspondent

Remember the Lpad L10 – the iPad lookalike which popped up in March in Shenzhen, China, a month before Apple’s release of the iPad? Well, the wait is over.

Taiwanese technology firm Teso has recently officially unveiled the Lpad L10, a dual-boot tablet,  at the IFA tradeshow in Berlin.

No information, though, is currently available regarding the price or shipping date for the Lpad L10.

Dual-OS device

Teso’s Lpad L10 supports Windows 7 and the open-source operating system MeeGo. MeeGo, you might recall, is based on Linux (jointly developed by Intel and Nokia) and was showcased during the Mobile World Congress earlier this year.

A device similar to the Lpad L10 was recently launched by Lenovo. Lenovo’s IdeaPad U1 Hybrid can be used as a tablet, or netbook. It works on Android when it is in tablet mode and on Windows 7 when it is in netbook mode.

Teso Lpad L10 dual boot Meego Windows 7 tablet photo

Photo: Teso Lpad L10 dual boots Windows 7 and Meego

The IdeaPad Hybrid, a 10-inch netbook-like device from which the screen can be detached and used as a tablet, will reportedly be out in China towards the turn of the new year. It is rumored that Lenovo will release the tablet part of the device in December, and the keyboard dock that converts it into a netbook in January.

Lpad L10 specifications

The Lpad L10 is powered by an Intel Atom N455 processor clocked at 1.66GHz. The device has a 10-inch touchscreen (the iPad, as we know, only has a 9.7-inch touchscreen) that displays a resolution of 1024×600 pixels, and a 1.3-megapixel camera possibly for video conferencing, considering it gives basic resolution.

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The Lpad L10 has 1GB of RAM and a 16GB solid state drive (SSD). The tablet has a microSD card slot that lets you expand the memory. A pair of USB 2.0 data ports are also there for users. The Teso Lpad L10 can also be connected to a television using its HDMI out port, and it has a regular 3.5mm audio output jack.

For network connectivity, the Lpad L10 tablet supports Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. For 3G connections, you are also given a SIM card slot.

The device runs on a 4200 mAh battery.

One musy say Teso has managed to come up with a pretty decent tablet – at least on paper – offering features that include a powerful processor, a handy storage capability, and a large touchscreen.

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