X2 iTablet to be out soon

 Relative newcomer X2 Computing today decided to seize on the frenzy surrounding the iPad by launching its own tablet. The conspicuously named iTablet follows "hot on the heels of Apple" and carries a 10- or 12-inch touchscreen; multi-touch will be optional. Rather than use tablet-optimized software, however, the device will use Windows 7 (Windows XP shown for reference) or Linux and should get Flash support as a result.

The hardware is equally unremarkable and uses typical netbook parts, including a 1.6GHz Atom, rotating hard drives up to 250GB, a 1.3-megapixel webcam and expansion that includes three USB ports as well as options for HDMI output and a 3G modem. X2’s choices consequently make the system nearly 1.4 inches thick, or almost three times deeper than its Apple competitor.

Prices aren’t mentioned, but the iTablet isn’t expected to ship to the UK until April, or in time to catch the 3G version of the iPad.

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