Augen’s Espresso series tablets, one includes dual boot Ubuntu

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12 Jan, 2011 12:43 pm

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Augen’s debut tablet, the Gentouch 78 didn’t make that first good impression every company hopes for when it came out last year in the US but hopefully they’ve learnt from mistakes and their next-gen “Espresso” tablets that they showed off at CES last week will be better. Their new lineup includes four new tablets, all pretty much still towards the budget end as the most expensive comes in at $369. Some of the tablets include keyboard docks and one dual boots Ubuntu and Android!

Here’s the lineup:

Gentouch Latte – identical to the original 7-inch Gentouch 78 except adds an accelerometer, Android 2.2 and moves the buttons from the back to the front. Still has a resistive touch screen, 800MHZ processor, 2GB of storage and no Android Market. Price will stay at $150.

Gentouch Latte Grande – Basically, a Gentouch Latte with a capacitive multi-touch screen. Price jumps to $269.

Gentouch Espresso – (pictured above) the highest end 7-inch tablet of the three. Includes a capacitive touch screen, 1GHz Cortex-A9 processor, front-facing camera, 8GB of storage and accelerometer. Will have a slightly better build. It’ll go for $270. Will have an optional keyboard dock.

Gentouch Dolce / Doppio – (pictured above) 10-inch tablet that’ll dual boot Android 2.2 and Ubuntu (not sure what version). Will have a 10.2″ 4:3 ratio 1024 x 768 capacitive multi-touch display and a 1GHz Cortex-A9 processor. Will have an optional keyboard dock that has a 160GB HDD, and a 6000 mAh battery good for up to 15 hours. Price for both parts will be $569, or $369 for just the tablet.

I didn’t see a release date for most of these but the last 10-incher, at least, is heading to stores in April.

Source: EngadgetLaptopMag


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