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    Rui X9 Tablet PC Running Windows 7

    Rui X9 Windows 7 Tablet PCCool Rui might not be a household name just yet, but if these images are any indication, they are producing a very elegant and nicely balanced Tablet PC device that should at least put them on the map. Introducing the Cool Rui X9, a very fetching 10.1-inch number that wears Windows 7 with style, perhaps the first Windows 7 tablet I’ve seen.

    The Cool Rui X9 has a 10.2-inch scratch-resistant touch screen with 1024 x 600 pixel resolution. The Intel Atom N270 paired with it’s ever-present 945GS chipset is a monster for a netbook. The netbook-class specs are completed with 1GB of DDR2, a 160GB hard drive, Ethernet, Card reader and three USB ports. Noteably, the touch screen is also fire-resistant….what?

    Connectivity is augmented with 3G support via a SIM card slot, while the ubiquitous 1.3 mega-pixel camera is also thrown in. Dimensions are 226.3mm x 166.9mm x 24.7mm and weight is just under 1Kg including battery, presumably the smaller version.

    Windows 7-based devices are definitely taking advantage of Win 7’s improved touch capabilities and adding some much needed gloss to a segment that suffered under XP. The Cool Rui X9 is without a doubt a decent attempt at producing a really usable tablet PC. Price will be the main hurdle to see whether the X9 can cross the Pacific and hit North American shelves. Still, the more they make of slab tablet PCs running Windows 7 the higher chance we’ll get a decent one.

    David Novak
    David Novak
    For the last 20 years, David Novak has appeared in newspapers, magazines, radio, and TV around the world, reviewing the latest in consumer technology. His byline has appeared in Popular Science, PC Magazine, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, Electronic House Magazine, GQ, Men’s Journal, National Geographic, Newsweek, Popular Mechanics, Forbes Technology, Readers Digest, Cosmopolitan Magazine, Glamour Magazine, T3 Technology Magazine, Stuff Magazine, Maxim Magazine, Wired Magazine, Laptop Magazine, Indianapolis Monthly, Indiana Business Journal, Better Homes and Garden, CNET, Engadget, InfoWorld, Information Week, Yahoo Technology and Mobile Magazine. He has also made radio appearances on the The Mark Levin Radio Show, The Laura Ingraham Talk Show, Bob & Tom Show, and the Paul Harvey RadioShow. He’s also made TV appearances on The Today Show and The CBS Morning Show. His nationally syndicated newspaper column called the GadgetGUY, appears in over 100 newspapers around the world each week, where Novak enjoys over 3 million in readership. David is also a contributing writer fro Men’s Journal, GQ, Popular Mechanics, T3 Magazine and Electronic House here in the U.S.

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