We've been keeping an eye on CTL's 10-inch 2goPad SL10 since we saw it chilling out at Computex back in June, but as of today it's no longer just another elusive Win 7 slate: the company's finally boxing up and shipping the Atom-powered tablets. Compared to some of the other Win 7 Home Premium slates we've seen lately, the 2goPad has an impressive array of specs for the price -- it packs a Atom N450 processor, 2GB of RAM, an 250GB hard drive, and a front facing VGA camera all for $499 (though, it will go up to $599 on October 20). However, it's the touchscreen experience that'll obviously make or break the SL10, and from what we've seen so far, it may just be one of the better ones out there right now. We just got our review unit yesterday, but we've been finding the capacitive display to be very responsive to finger swipes and light taps. Our major complaint about the screen is actually its distracting glossy coating, but at least it packs an accelerometer, which rotates the orientation at a decent pace. As for software, CTL's preloaded something called QuickBits, which is really just a menu with large shortcut buttons, but it's certainly better than nothing. Our full review of this pad should be ready soon, but in the meantime enjoy the gallery below and the press release after the break.

CTL 2goPad unboxing / hands-on

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CTL Announces The 2goPad

Portland,OR (PRWEB) October 11, 2010 –Today CTL™ introduced the newest product in their mobile computer line, the 2goPad™ SL10, a 10" tablet. The 2goPad™ SL10 features a multi-touch capacitive screen, an Intel® Atom™ N450 1.66GHz processor, a generous 2GB of memory and Microsoft® Windows® 7 OS making it the most flexible and versatile tablet in its class.

"We are pleased to be working with CTL™ on their new device. Since it runs Windows® 7, 2goPad™ users will have access to their everyday business applications and be able to enjoy all their personal content as well that a Windows environment offers." says Eddie O'Brien, Vice President of Microsoft® US OEM.

The 2goPad™ SL10 is an innovative tablet that runs a full Microsoft® Windows® 7 operating system, allowing users to multi-task with ease, something few tablets currently on the market are capable of. The 2goPad™ SL10 also includes B/G/N wireless, 2 USB ports, SD Card Reader and 250 GB hard drive.

"Intel looks forward to the innovative 2goPad™ SL10 from CTL™," said Eric Thompson, director of North America Channel for Intel®. "This device showcases the comprehensive capabilities and technologies available for Intel® Atom™ processor-based tablet form factors. An Intel® Channel Partner Premier member, CTL™ is a proven leader in mobile computing technology and the 2goPad™ SL10 is an excellent complement to their full line of laptop computers."

With Maromedia™ Flash™ video and HTML5 compatibility, the ability to run eReader software, such as Amazon's Kindle™ application, and access to millions Microsoft® Windows® programs, the 2goPad™ offers all the features that consumers demand. Erik Stromquist, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of CTL™ says, "We are very excited to bring this innovative product to market. The 2goPad™ has better features and more horsepower than our competitors while running all the business applications that makes it essential for the professional user."

Bundled with the 2goPad™ SL10 is a VGA adapter for an external monitor as well as a case, valued together at $68. With these accessories the 2goPad™ is easily one of the best values in the tablet market. The 2goPad™ SL10 is currently selling for $499 on CTL's website www.ctlcorp.com/shop and has an MSRP of $599.

With the 2goPad™ CTL™ adds to their line of tablet PCs that includes the popular 2go™ Convertible Classmate PC. For more information about the 2goPad™ SL10 and CTL™ please visit www.ctlcorp.com/shop.

About CTL

Founded in 1989, CTL™ designs and manufactures computer products including desktop and mobile workstations, LED Monitors, and high performance servers. CTL™ also manufacturers specialty devices including ruggedized tablets, slates, and high definition LED televisions. CTL's brands include the popular 2go PC™ and Nexus® Electronics.

Headquartered in Portland, Oregon with offices in Asia, CTL™ and their OEM partners supply North American consumers, government agencies, and many of the most recognized corporate brands. For more information about CTL™, please visit www.ctl.info.

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CTL 2goPad SL10 with Windows 7 starts shipping for $499, arrives looking better than expected