Windows-based iTablet arrives to mock the Apple iPad

If Apple’s iPad is considering changing its name to something less comical, it’d better hurry up – UK company X2 Computing has just taken one of its o

If Apple’s iPad is considering changing its name to something less comical, it’d better hurry up – UK company X2 Computing has just taken one of its options with the new Windows-based iTablet.    

Coming with a multi-touch 10.2in widescreen TFT or 12.1in widescreen XGA scree, the iTablet will come with Windows 7 as standard. This means plenty of multi-tasking, particularly with a 1.6Ghz processor to do the donkey work.  

Unlike the iPad, it also comes with a 1.3MP USB camera, optional HDMI output and supports Flash. There’s 250GB storage to store all your ebooks too.  

But a closer look at its specs suggests you might be better off waiting for Microsoft’s exciting ‘Courier’ concept. The inclusion of a hard-drive means it’s 35mm thick and weighs spine-snapping 1180g. And we’re not convinced a tablet running a full desktop OS is the way forward.

Still, the iTablet range will be available from April in a host of solid and metallic colours including white, grey, pink, blue, red, yellow and black.