A Tablet That Can Run 3 OS’s Android, Windows and Maemo (MeeGo)

Posted on 18. Apr, 2011 by in Tablets

consumer choice tablet editionIf you are even the least bit interested in technology you know that having lots of choice is good. In a new market choice leads to competition among makers, which leads into new advancements in that given market.

Choice affects any given tech market as a whole but little choices or options as they are often called have their own effects that are important in their own right. For example the choice or option to have a varying group of operating systems being compatible with your computing device is a meaningful feature for a growing number of buyers.

Android Maemo MeeGo WindowsEvolve Three of Australia is gearing up to launch a new tablet computer that offers buyers the option of running the device on either Android, Windows (Windows 7 comes pre-installed) operating systems. The Evolve Three Maestro C is the name of the tablet.

For the Maestro C the folks at Evolve Three have gone with the new versatile Intel Atom Z670 1.5GHz processor. The Z670 is from the new Atom Z6xx series of Intel Atom Oak Trail range of embedded systems processors. Intel has already outlined the features for the Z670 and one feature the CPU offers is the ability to run a multitude of operating systems (Android, Chrome OS, Windows and Maemo).

Other than the Intel Atom Z670 processor the Maestro C also offers a unique design. You see the tablet has an optional wireless Bluetooth keyboard (specific to the tablet) and the left side of the tablet can be adjusted for use as a stand. See the image below.

Evolve Three Maestro CNow that is a different look isn’t’ it?

The wireless keyboard itself is quite thin and portable, but it still offers full QWERTY key support and a touchpad (godsend for those looking to use Windows 7 heavily). And the really cool part about the keyboard using magnets can double as the screen cover. FYI the keyboard/cover when situated on the tablet puts it in hibernation/sleep mode. You will see what I mean in the demo video just below.

Some other major features being included with the Maestro C that you need to know about follow. The tablet has a 10.1-inch WSVGA (1024×600) capacitive touch widescreen (16:9) LCD, 2GB of DDR2 RAM, 32GB 1.8″ SSD (Optional 64GB), Bluetooth 2.1, Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n, optional 3G (GPS and A-GPS include.), 1.3MP webcam, 2x USB 2.0, 1x HDMI, Micro SD Slot (support up to 32GB) and 10+ Hours Running Time (Windows 7) or 16+ Hours Running Time (Android) from the 6 Cell Li-polymer battery.

Evolve Three Maestro C 02According to Evolve Three the 10.1-inch Maestro C will come to the US in June with a starting price of $729. The tablet for Australian residents will start at $825 AUD. That’s a lot of money to ask, I know, but is the potential experience available with the device actually worth the price tag?

[Evolve Three] video via [Netbook News]

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3 Responses to “A Tablet That Can Run 3 OS’s Android, Windows and Maemo (MeeGo)”

  1. Mitch

    18. Apr, 2011

    Its like a PC meets a tablet this has got me interested also the Motorola Tables has as well Im gonna compare or wait till the next versions of them come out and also in that time if there are better tablets out there

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  2. Joel B

    18. Apr, 2011

    FYI, Maemo is not the same as MeeGo. Maemo is based on Debian Linux and was developed internally by Nokia. MeeGo is not based on Debian and is being jointly developed by Intel and Nokia and potentially others. MeeGo is kind of a merger between Nokia’s Maemo and Intel’s Moblin, but it goes far beyond that.

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  3. talonz

    20. Apr, 2011

    729usd = 684 aud + 40dollars shipping = 724aud

    to buy in australia 825aud … 101 dollars more then to buy an australian product from the usa. this is why australians with half a clue do not buy locally any more and tis a damn shame.

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