Shuttle tablets at Computex 2011 (hands-on)

Computex 2011 is fast approaching here in Taipei, and today Shuttle introduced a trio of Android-based tablets to complement its fleet of small form factor computers. The 10-inch (WXGA) N10CN12 and 9-inch (XGA) N09CN01 models are both based on NVIDIA's Tegra 2 CPU paired with 1GB RAM, and target the consumer market. The 8-inch (SVGA) V08CT01 -- a ruggedized tablet for education -- features an 800 MHz Texas Instruments Cortex A8 processor and 512MB of memory. Pricing and availability are still up in the air -- no surprise considering the Froyo-running devices we handled still felt very much like prototypes. Take a look at our hands-on gallery below and hit the break for the full press release.

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Shuttle to Showcase a Wide Range of ARM® Based Products, Consumer/Commercial Tablet, Chrome® Based Thin Client and Educational Solution at COMPUTEX 2011

OEM Tablet Highlights: Slim, Digital Printing, Seamless 3G Connectivity, Built To customer requested commercial Tablet Shuttle Brand Desktop Highlights: 1.5-Liter Slim PC and Vertical Market Solutions

(Taipei, Taiwan - 30 May, 2011) Shuttle Inc., the world's leading designer and manufacturer of small form factor (SFF) computers, innovator of the new notebook ecosystem and solution providers, showcases its latest lineup during the 2011 Computex Taipei from 31st May to 4th June, 2011. Shuttle will be introducing its highly-anticipated new product line-up and its new product solutions in vertical market. For ODM business, succeeding with its BTR(Build-to-Request) solution that launched early this year, Shuttle further launches an array of ARM based tablet PCs for consumer, commercial and education market. The latest technology and software integration for tablet PCs will also be unveiled at the show. The arm-based solutions will expand to notebook and All-in-One PC product lines in the near future.

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Shuttle branded desktop – XPCs, 1.5-liter and 3-liter slim PCs and All-in-One PCs.
ODM business – An array of notebooks that features Intel and AMD platform based on Shuttle New Ecosystem. The complete product line of tablet PCs, including 7 inch, 8 inch, 9 inch and 10 inch arm-based entertainment and business Tablet PCs. Android Tablet PCs designed for education segment will be launched with solutions of hardware-software integration.

For ODM Business Unit, Shuttle's New Notebook Ecosystem which allows a horizontal integration among its supply chain, will showcase new designs of notebooks as well as tablet PCs this year. The technology of seamless hardware-software integration of multimedia and wireless network in consumer and commercial market is one of the highlights at the booth. The complete product line-up of ARM based tablet PCs from 7 inch, 8 inch, 9 inch to 10 inch deliver lightweight and slim compact design. Targeting both consumer and commercial(industrial) segments, Shuttle launches a rounded solution that includes hardware, software and peripherals that provides greater flexibility to LOEMs and customers in vertical markets.

The N9 and N10, 9 inch and 10 inch Tablet PCs, are designed for consumer market, while the 8 inch Tablet PC, V08 series is targeting education market. 3 models will be showcased at the COMPUTEX pre-show press conference. Shuttle will showcase digital printing for tablet PC case skin cover on the N09 which is Shuttle's customized service that tends to satisfy personalized needs. The N10 supports Bluetooth tethering that provides a simple way for users to get connected while enjoys the benefit of low power consumption. The V08 series features anti-shock and anti-vibration properties that meet the demand of pre-school education market.