China still seems to be the place to find obscure, interesting and often innovative gadgets and tablet devices, and this latest tablet which was sent to us by our friends at Gizchina really checks all the boxes.
First of all is that name! The Magic Pad sounds more like a personal hygiene product rather than an electronics communication and consumption device, but that’s what was said about the iPad and look how well it was received!
Once you see the Magic Pad there really is no mistaking if for anything else! The whole concept of the device is very much unique from the look of the design, dual boot operating system all the way to the super slender separate keyboard and trackpad.
The tablet unit itself is a 10.1 inch touch screen unit with a resolution of 1024 x 600. the body is made of a sturdy plastic and it measures a chunky 23.6mm in thickness with a weight of 785 grams.
What makes this tablet different from the rest though is the built in fold out stand and included wireless keyboard with trackpad, which essentially means the Magic pad can act as both a media consumption tablet or possibly even a laptop computer replacement.
Specification wise the Magic Pad gets a Intel Atom CPU clocked at 1.66 Ghz, 1Gb RAM (with an option of up to 4Gb!), storage for your media and files is handled an SSD hard drive in either a 16Gb or 32Gb configuration. You also get Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, 2 x USB and a built in web camera.
The maker of the Magic Pad reports that the prototype model shown here is only running Windows 7, but there will be an Android 2.2 option available once on the market with a planned upgrade to Android 3.0 Honeycomb!
There are no details on price but the Magic Pad is meant to ship by the end of this month.
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