Porient H12 Tablet. Guess the price.

Updated on 22 September 2008 by

Pocketables have some new information on the latest Porient tablet, the H12. Compared to the earlier H9 model its smaller (4.8″ compared to 7″) and has no hard disk but it looks like its still running their Linux OS. With the relatively old Xscale processor (as seen on the original Pepper Pad a few years ago – a rather slow browsing device if I may say so) it doesn’t appear to be able to compete with devices like new $500-range, Viliv X5 which will be running XP on an Atom processor so in terms of pricing, it just has to be sub $400 to be able to compete. Even at that price, the Nokia N800 which you can get for under $300, seems like a better option. This one really has to be $299 or less if it’s going to have a chance.

How about $199? would you buy it at that price? $199 is the price that Techcrunch want to offer their tablet and the device matches many of their core criteria apart from screen size (although you wouldn’t guess it from the renderings!)

h12 tctablet
Porient H12 and TC Tablet renderings.

Pocketables are in touch with Porient and are hoping to receive pricing soon. It’s going to be very interesting to see exactly what price Porient think the market will stand for this device.  Keep an eye on Pockatables.com for more info. In the meantime, I’ve put the details into our database so you can see which devices are similar. The BenQ S6 is one to watch out for if 4.8″ tablets are your thing.

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7 Comments For This Post

  1. Vakeros says:

    Hi Chippy,
    Link doesn’t point to the Porient but to the Viliv.

  2. chippy says:

    Thanks. I fixed the link.

  3. fraggo says:

    There is already a $200 tablet in the Archos 605 4GB. It’s got almost full web browsing experience and great video playback.

  4. fraggo says:

    Also what about the $230 iPod Touch? I would rather get that since you can carry it in your pocket and the web browsing seems very easy on it despite being so small.

  5. Vakeros says:

    Without any Wireless, how are you meant to browse on it?

  6. Umpc User says:

    I wonder if the H12 will be ridiculously, amazingly, unnecessarily thick, like the H9 is ?

    All it is is a screen to look at web pages. It does not need to be 19mm thick. It is incredible how thick all of these devices are.

    I predict 15-19mm thick. Which means the H9 will be worthless and irrelevant. Wake me up when they go sub-10mm, then we can talk.

  7. Archos 704 says:

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