Adesun introduces new AD-708 UMPC tablet


Adesun, a Chinese technology company based in Shenzhen, China, have just launched their new UMPC, the AD-708 Terminator Series. Based on the information from the English version of their website, the AD-708 features a 7" WVGA (800×480) LCD touchscreen in a tablet form factor, is powered by the old 1.2GHz VIA C7M processor, and runs Windows XP while also being compatible with Vista and Linux.

The Adesun AD-708 is available in two configurations; a basic version and a deluxe version. Both measure 7.9 x 4.8 x 1.4 inches (W x H x D) and come with WiFi (802.11 b/g), Ethernet (10/100), Bluetooth 2.0+EDR, a 300K pixel webcam, stereo speakers, microphone, VGA output, two USB 2.0 ports, and Express Card slot and SD card slots. In addition to the touchscreen, the UMPC also has an optical mouse and supports external peripherals through USB. Like other similar devices, an accelerometer adjusts the display based on the orientation of the unit.


In terms of how they differ, the basic version has 512MB of DDR2 RAM, an 8GB SSD for storage, and a 3200mAh li-polymer battery, whereas the deluxe version doubles the RAM, storage, and battery capacity to 1GB, 16GB, and 6400mAh respectively. In addition, the deluxe version aims to appeal to car owners by including a car charger, a dashboard mounting rack, USB receivers for GPS and CMMB TV (China only), and a 2GB SD card. The deluxe version is slightly heavier than the basic version, weighing in at 1.81 pounds compared to 1.56 pounds.


The basic version is available in China for 1999 yuan (~$293) and the deluxe version sells for 2999 yuan (~$440).

There currently isn't any information on availability outside of China, and I haven't yet been able to locate a company that imports it. The Adesun AD-708 is somewhat similar to the Soyea Z5 and Viliv S5 in terms of specs (despite the old VIA chip) but it carries a much more competitive price and has a larger screen! Certainly one to consider for those in the market for a UMPC tablet who don't need a whole lot of processing power.

[ via Cloned In China]
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