Creative Labs is not the first name that comes to mind when you think about quad core tablets, actually Acer or ASUS come to mind first. However, this company is now responsible with making a slate with a four core CPU, the HanZpad unit, that has just reached the FCC.
This is a pretty standard WiFi tablet, that comes with surprisingly high end specs, including an ARM 4 core CPU. Also a surprise is the thickness of this model: merely 7.95mm, dangerously close to the slimmest tablets ever, that are 7.7 mm thick. Creative HanZpad uses the ZiiLABs platform, that is somehow associated to gaming, if I remember well from the CES and MWC events over the past years.
The ZiiLABs platform is a system on a chip from a Chinese manufacturer that’s made ideal to run Android 4.0. Creative will add its own software on top of the OS and for now HanZpad is only headed to china, before being released internationally. Specs of this device include a 1.5 GHz processor, 1GB RAM, microSD card slot and a 10 inch 1280 x 800 pixel display, with an IPS panel.