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Cybernet promotes $999 medical tablet, says slate will upgrade to Windows 8

by Doug Drinkwater

April 20 2012

Intel recently partnered with California-based vendor Cybernet to create a Windows-based medical tablet, which is currently on show at the China Medical Equipment Fair (CMEF) in Shenzhen, China.

Cybernet, a self-proclaimed pioneer in all-in-one (AIO) PC technology, begun talking with Intel Asia about using the chipmaker’s Cedarview chipset on a medical tablet, and has since used the 1.6GHz Cedarview processor in the CyberMed T10 tablet, a medical-grade Windows tablet which debuted in February at the HIMMS show in Las Vegas.

The tablet offers a 9.7-inch multi-touch capacitive 1024 x 768 resolution display, runs Windows 7 (Cybernet says it will support Windows 8), and features 4G of DDR3 RAM, a HDMI port, dual-facing cameras and an IP65 rated bezel on the front and a IPX1-rated cover on the back, which means that the tablet can be cleaned by liquids.

The T10 tablet is WiFi-connected and also carries FCC, CE and EN60601-1 (third-edition) certifications. The tablet is now available for a price of $999, although we get the impression from the quote section of the website that this may be negotiable depending on quantity.

This is the latest in a line of industry-specific tablets to come to the fore of late. Towards the end of last year, Motorola Solutions launched the retail-friendly ET1 tablet, while UK-maker Avantis launched the education-primed LearnPad at the BETT show in February.

TabTimes has since seen the emergence of the customizable Android tablet from Liquidware, the healthcare tablet being developed by India’s former president, and also notes the presence of industry-specific tablet makers like Barco, which offers tablets for everyone from construction workers to healthcare assistants.

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