IRU is a company I admit I haven’t heard of before, but they seem to have the resources to create an Intel Oak Trail tablet based on an Atom Z670 Oak Trail processor. The result is the iRU Pad Master 10.1 slate, that comes with an aluminum case with a narrow screen frame and a silver back cover with black insert. The appeal here is that the device relies on a CPU that has low power consumption and good performance.
The battery life of the tablet is up to 8 hours and we also get a 1024 x 600 pixel resolution on the 10.1 inch display. The iRU Pad Master can be found in 16/32GB storage versions and it comes with either 1 or 2 GB of RAM, WiFi connectivity, HDMI and Windows 7 Home Premium as the OS of choice. There’s also the option of using the WeTab OS on it, in case you don’t fancy Windows. A microSD card slot, a headphone jack, USB 2.0 and a 14.9mm chassis round up the specs list of this newcomer.
Sadly I have no price or launch date for the device, but I can tell you is that the integrated graphics Intel GMA 600 solution should provide a decent gaming experience on the slate. Too bad that it sounds like a bulky affair, if you compare the 14.9mm waistline to the 8.8 mm of the Xoom 2 and even less for some Galaxy Tab units. I also bet that the price is higher than the one of an Android slate.