LaVie Touch: NEC’s Windows Tablet Comes With DVD-Drive, Other Add-Ons

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NEC announced [JP] the so-called LaVie Touch for the Japanese market today, a tablet with two rather special features: it’s powered by Windows 7 Home Premium, and it comes with a total of three hardware add-ons out of the box: a mix between stand and DVD-drive (dubbed “Multistation”), a wireless mouse, and a wireless keyboard.

In other words, it won’t be possible to purchase the tablet by itself.

Here are its main specs:

  • 10.1-inch IPS LCD panel with 1,280×800 resolution
  • Windows 7 Home Premium OS (SP1, 32bit)
  • Office Home and Business 2010
  • ExTouch UI
  • Atom Z670 (1.50GHz) CPU
  • Intel SM35 Express chip set
  • 2GB memory
  • 64GB SSD
  • IEEE 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi
  • Bluetooth 2.1+EDR
  • 1.3MP camera
  • ports: 2xUSB, HDMI, SDHC
  • 10.6 hours battery life
  • size: 263×183×15.8mm, weight: 729g

NEC plans to roll out the LaVie Touch in Japan next month (price including the add-ons: US$1,230).