Yesterday I talked a bit about the details that had surface to the new Acer ZGB netbook that runs Chrome OS. The detail that we learned yesterday came by way of a bug report that showed some of the features of that notebook. We learned that it has a 1366 x 768 screen resolution and would be running an Atom processor for instance. Another bug report has pointed to the ZGB again along with a previously unknown tablet.
Both the ZGB and the tablet called Seaboard are believed to run Chrome OS. The Seaboard bug report surfaced from Chromium bug logs. The hardware in the machine apparently includes a Tegra 2 processor, Atmel MXT touchscreen, and the rig has a pair of USB ports too. The report also pointed to 1GB of RAM and HDMI output, which are all standard tablet fair today. However, some other tidbits confuse the matter a bit.
Apparently, there are some details that indicate the Seaboard has a “lid switch” and other details pointing to a physical keyboard. I think the easy guess, here may be that the machine is a convertible netbook. With Android doing such a good job on tablets today, I wonder about the viability of Chrome on a tablet. We will have to wait for more details to surface to get the full picture of what the Seaboard may be.
Asus created a lot of buzz with its cool Android tablet called the Eee Pad Transformer when the tablet was unveiled a few months back. Asus had previously warned that the tablet would have low supply at launch and that it would be prioritizing the UK for the launch. The launch day was reported to be April 26 a few days ago and that day is here. Asus has the official launch page up on its website with links to all of the sellers that are carrying the Transformer at launch.
If you are looking for the Transformer on launch day, you need to start looking early. Apparently, many of the sellers of the tablet are already out of stock. The good news is that there are 24 different companies offering the tablet with some of them being big names and some being smaller firms. Among the big names are Walmart.com, Target.com, Amazon, buy.com, Fry’s, Newegg, Sears, Staples, and a lot more.
If you find a site with stock let us know in the comments. The transformer is an Android 3.0 tablet that has an optional docking station with a keyboard and extended battery. When docked the keyboard turns the Transformer into a little netbook. With the keyboard attached, the tablet is good for 16 hours of run time and the tablet alone is good for 9.5 hours. The Transformer runs a Tegra 2 processor.
[via Android Community]