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Maybe Japanese engineers have gotten tired with miniaturizing gadgets, because here is the 2nd tablet-like device greater than 20-inches coming from the island. The maker is Frontier, and the product is the 21.5-inch, 11 lb. Frontier FT103. The FT103 runs Android 4.0 ICS, and the resolution is 1920x1080. But the rest of the specs are lackluster - 1 GHz dual-core ARM chip, 8 GB flash storage. And unlike the Sony VAIO Tap 20, there doesn't seem to be a battery. Hmm, maybe it is, as the makers call it, just a "SmartDisplay." The Frontier costs just US$440, which is good, since you'll need that money to pay for your flight to Japan to buy it, and all of the chiropractic work afterwards.
Another high-end Windows 8 tab-laptop, the Iconia Tab W700 has a 11.6-inch screen with a 1920x1080 display, Intel Core i5 1.7 GHz chip, 128 GB SSD, 8 hours of battery life, Dolby Home Theater sound and Micro HDMI and USB 3.0 ports. That configuration will cost $999. A Core i3-based version will be $200 less.
Archos is the French answer to low-cost consumer electronics makers like Coby, focusing on media players and tablets. The coming FamilyPad is a 13.3-inch (1280 x 800) Android Ice Cream Sandwich tablet with a single-core 1 GHz Cortex-A8 chip, 1 GB RAM, 16 GB of storage and front and rear 2 megapixel cameras. Weak specs in this day and age, but expect a sub-$200 price to entice customers at the Walmart.