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While the rest of the world's manufacturers were flaunting their wares at the 2011 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) last week, Gigabyte opted to hold its own ceremony for unveiling its newest tablet, the S1080.

The launch event held in Taipei, Taiwan, introduced the 10.1” Windows 7 tablet to the world. Powered by an Intel Atom N550 dual core CPU, the device will also feature 320 GB of storage space (that's a LOT for a tablet), will weigh 0.9 kg and comes with built-in USB 3.0 support for super fast file sharing.
 
“The S1080 is designed to be the ultimate mobile device to fit the demanding needs of consumers who need a high-performing multitasking slate that offers the full productivity of a PC,” said Stephen Lee, sales director at Gigabyte notebooks. “With the S1080, users now have constant access to all their business needs including email, internet and other important application.”
 
The S1080 comes equipped with a 10.1” multi-touch backlit TFT-LCD display with a 1024 x 600 pixel resolution. A built-in VGA port makes an appearance for connecting the tablet to an external monitor, although no high definition (HD) support is available via HDMI.
 
While users can of course utilise the touch-screen on the device, it also comes equipped with a navigator and left and right mouse button for a more traditional, touchpad-like approach.
 
As far as connections go the S1080 features 802.11n wireless support and Bluetooth 3.0, a 1.3 megapixel (MP) webcam also makes an appearance for convenient video chatting options. No pricing or release details have been announced as of yet.

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