Chinese MID specialist Aigo has been on a new product drive throughout 2010, with the unveiling and release of a whole range of tablet devices in all shapes and sizes in the AigoPad family. But while the company has launched many respectable products, only one has really set the pulses racing for tech enthusiasts, the flagship Aigo N700 MID. After it was unveiled way back in May when it surfaced as what appeared to be a sister product to the Compal NAZ-10, with a nearly identical design and very impressive specs including the nVidia Tegra 250 chipset, the news stream fell silent as the other products in the AigoPad line-up took the limelight. All we could do was sit and wait.
Fortunately, our patience has finally been rewarded with the N700 being officially revealed with a stunning new original design.
Taking some design cues from its AigoPad siblings, the N700's new look is attractive, stylish, and pretty original. As we had previously hoped, Aigo has given its latest tablet hardware worthy of a flagship product with a 7-inch WVGA capacitive touch screen supporting multi-touch, the Tegra 250 under the hood with its 1GHz ARM Cortex-A9 CPU, 512MB RAM, 3G, WiFi and Bluetooth 2.1+EDR connectivity, 3G voice calling, 4/16/32GB local storage, a 1.3MP webcam, HDMI-out, G-sensor, accelerometer, Android 2.1 OS, and the usual range of USB, audio, video, and dock connections. The N700 also features Aigo's new Freedom River UI, a customized interface running on top of Android.
With a decent weight of 13.4 ounces, the ability to playback 1080p full HD video, and support for Adobe Flash 10.1, it's likely that the N700 will command a premium price although the exact figure has not been confirmed yet. With Aigo being behind the device, the chances of seeing it outside China are also more favourable.
Overall, I like the new design of the Aigo N700. The hardware is as exciting as ever but there is still no confirmation on when the flagship tablet will be setting sail for retail. Hopefully with the design finalized and the official unveiling, we won't have to wait too much longer to get our hands on it. Are you looking forward to the N700?IT168 via Chinitech]