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EviGroup welcomes SmartPaddle to tablet family

Following up the Paddle and Paddle Pro tablet computers, EviGroup has debuted the SmartPaddle.

Following up the Paddle and Paddle Pro tablet computers, EviGroup has debuted the SmartPaddle.

The Windows 7-based SmartPaddle has gotten a few upgrades. The most obvious is the larger, 11.6-inch capacitive multi-touch display.

Everything else on this portable machine is rather standard for a higher-end tablet these days, but definitely not worthy of the exorbitant price tag, which you'll see in a second. Before we get there, here's a look at some of the SmartPaddle's specs:

  • Intel Atom N450 1.66Ghz processor
  • 2GB of RAM
  • 64GB SSD
  • Wi-Fi
  • 3G
  • Bluetooth v2.0 + EDR
  • Webcam
  • Mini-HDMI connectivity
  • Five USB 2.0 ports
  • 5-hour battery life
  • Wireless keyboard included

The SmartPaddle will retail for €1,290 ($1,833) - at least in France. No word about a North American release plan just yet.