Review: CTL 2goPad SL10 Windows 7 Tablet PC

Engadget: Review – CTL 2goPad SL10 Windows 7 Tablet PC

This 10-inch-screen tablet computer from little-known CTL is better than the other early Win7 tablets released but poor battery life and chunky size mean it’s not much threat to iPad.

“Last time we left off in the tale of Windows 7 tablets, we’d taken a look at Netbook Navigator’s Nav 9 slate, which by review’s end had us not only wanting to send it back as soon as humanly possible, but concluding that something better just had to be on the horizon. Well, as luck would have it, just a few days later CTL’s 10-inch 2goPad SL10 showed up on our doorstep with some very promising ingredients — a capacitive touchscreen, accelerometer, front facing camera, and a Win 7 software layer. As we said in our early hands-on, we’ve been more impressed with the $499 (it will go up to $599 in late October) 2goPad than we ever thought we would be, but ultimately its Atom N450 processor and its software stand in its way of being the Win 7 tablet to kill ’em all. You’ll want to hit the break to read all about it in our full review.

If you can get past the chrome and rather bling-like ‘2goPC’ logo on its screen bezel, the SL10 isn’t a bad looking piece of hardware. The edge-to-edge glass screen is reminiscent of the iPad and gives it a higher end look, but instead of an aluminum back, its edges and rear are coated in a rubber-feeling plastic. That happens to make the tablet comfortable to hold in hand, but the soft material can’t make up for the fact that the size and weight of the device are still cumbersome.”

Small Business Computing Staff
Small Business Computing Staff
Small Business Computing addresses the technology needs of small businesses, which are defined as businesses with fewer than 500 employees and/or less than $7 million in annual sales.

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