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COMPUTEX 2011 - Evolve III Maestro Convertible Tablet Triple Boots Windows, Android, MeeGo

Tablets have become quite the hot commodity in the last year or two, so it’s becoming increasingly difficult for companies to differentiate their products from the competition. I think Evolve III (Evolve Three) might have accomplished that with the Maestro-C Convertible.

Being shown off at the Intel booth at Computex, this 10.1-inch tablet runs on an Intel Z670 Oak Trail processor (1.5GHz). What makes it interesting is that it is a triple boot device. Want Windows 7 Home Premium? You got it. You can also load Android and Maemo (MeeGo). Battery life varies between the three operating systems with Windows 7 at the low end (10+ hours) and MeeGo at the high end (18 hours).

And then there’s that clever kickstand portion that flips out on the side. Stand it up and watch a video or surf the web. Not unlike the Asus Eee Pad Transformer, you can get an optional keyboard here too, except it’s a detachable magnetic USB RF keyboard. Other key specs include the 2GB of DDR2 RAM, 32GB SSD (64GB option), a couple of USB 2.0 ports, 1.3MP front camera, HDMI, Bluetooth, and 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi.

With the keyboard, you get almost a netbook-like experience. Without, you get the tablet. It’s really like the best of both worlds, but the Maestro-C by Evolve III certainly isn’t cheap with pricing starting at AU$825. As is the norm with tablets these days, you can choose from WiFi-only or WiFi+3G.


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