<![CDATA[Windows 7 is a versatile and all around excellent operating system. It is not a great touch-based operating system though. Luckily a few companies such as Tegatech and Viewsonic have set out to make a Windows tablet for productivity that also runs a side of “Android” for when you just want a great touch experience. This solution is certainly no Windows 8, but does it at least have temporary potential? At least as a short-term fix, the idea of a tablet running Windows 7 and Android certainly sounds like at least a somewhat decent plan. On the flipside of things, Windows 7 is meant for an x86 processor and Android is meant for ARM. This makes you wonder how well they really can play together.Tega 2 tablet computer. The Tega 2 features an Atom N455 1.66GHz processor, 1GB of Memory, and a SDD drive with options of 16,32, and 64GB. The unit also has a gorgeous 10.1-inch multi-touch display, and overall is fairly close to the size of an iPad. The Tega V2 dual-boots into the older Android version 1.6. Tegatech is also working to get version 2.1 to its hardware soon. So how does Windows 7 work on the Tegatech V2? A lot like you would expect. Windows 7 just isn’t touch optimized and so hitting buttons, browsing, and working with touch alone isn’t a whole lot of fun. Generally if you are getting a Windows 7 tablet you plan on getting a stand and a wireless keyboard/mouse set for productivity uses. On the Android front, the Tega V2 actually handles Android 1.6 fairly reasonably. There are a limit to the apps supported (no real app store) and it’s an older version but it still handles things like YouTube with relative ease. Overall not a bad machine if you are dying for a Windows tablet that also has a touch experience, this might be as close as you will get until Windows 8. At the same time with a price tag of roughly $1000 for the base model, you could get a basic netbook and tablet for about the same price.
Windows/Android Tablet Hybrids
November 9, 2011 Windows 8 Tablets No Comments