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Hanvon Touchpad B10 tablet computer at CES China

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July 12, 2010

Demonstrating the B10's 1024 x 600 resolution 10.1 inch LED backlit capacitive touchscreen...

Demonstrating the B10's 1024 x 600 resolution 10.1 inch LED backlit capacitive touchscreen display

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Gizmag caught up with Hanvon at China's Consumer Electronics Show in Qingdao this last weekend and took a closer look at the company's new tablet computer, the Touchpad B10. Benefiting from Intel's ultra-low-power processor and a couple of gigabytes of system memory, the Windows 7 multi-touch tablet also features a built-in camera and both VGA and HDMI display ports for onward connectivity to either a monitor or television.

CES China has just wrapped up and Hanvon – creators of Chinese handwriting recognition software and makers of e-Readers, graphic tablets and biometric solutions – took the opportunity to show off its new Touchpad B10 tablet computer. The 9.96 x 6.61 x 0.70 inch, 1.98 pound device is powered by a 1.3GHz ULV 743 Celeron processor and GMA X4500 display chip from Intel on a GS45 chipset with 2GB DDR2 memory and a 250GB hard disk drive.

Hanvon Touchpad B10 tablet computer at CES China

Above the 1024 x 600 resolution 10.1 inch LED backlit capacitive touchscreen display sits a built-in 1.3MP camera and LED indicators for such things as battery level, drive status and so on. Underneath and to the right is a useful multi-directional mouse controller and to the right are a couple of USB ports, a multi card reader, VGA output and audio jacks.

The right edge of the B10 showing audio jacks and USB ports

On the left side of the aluminum alloy/carbon fiber/plastic B10 is a jog dial for page up/down functionality and of course command confirmation when pressed. There's also HDMI out and hardware buttons.

The left side of the B10 showing buttons, HDMI port and jog dial

The B10 runs Windows 7 Home Premium (32-bit), has 802.11b/g and Bluetooth 2.1 with EDR wireless connectivity and comes with optional software including Hanvon's handwriting recognition and facial recognition software and TouchBar. Power is supplied by a Li-Polymer 4800 mAh battery.

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