ExoPC -or- WeTab multi-touch tablets

Current Issues

System Info

Name

EXOPC Slate - also sold as Ciara Vibe, Companion ePad, Probitas Mobi-One, and Leader Slate 12

Company

ExoPC (Canada)

Name

WeTab

Company

WeTab (Germany)

Type

Slate

Release Date

2010

ExoPC default Operating System

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit Edition

WeTab default Operating System

WeTabOS - enhanced MeeGO

Battery

4Hrs Avg - 6Hrs Max.

CPU / Processor

Intel Atom Pineview-M N450, 1.66 GHz (supports 64-bit)

Storage Capacity - ExoPC

32 GB or 64 GB Solid State Drive (SSD)

Storage Capacity - WeTab

16 GB or 32 GB Solid State Drive (SSD)

Memory - ExoPC

2 GB DDR2 SDRAM

Memory - WeTab

1 GB DDR2 SDRAM in 16GB SSD version, 2 GB DDR2 SDRAM in 32GB SSD version

Display

11.6 inch (diagonal)

1366 x 768 Resolution

16:9 Wide-screen Ratio

135 PPI (Pixels per inch)

Graphics

Intel GMA 3150

Graphics

Both ExoPC ver. and WeTab 32GB ver

Broadcom Crystal HD 1080p (supports up to 1080p high-definition video)

Audio

Realtek High Definition (Stereo and Virtual Surround Sound supported), Stereo Speakers, Mic, Audio In/Out Jack

Input Methods

Multi-touch Capacitive (use your fingers or a capacitive stylus), Pressure Sensitive

Camera

Front Facing 1.3 Mega Pixel

Card Reader

SD and SDHC (32 GB max, Class 4,6,10)

Connectivity

Two USB 2.0 Ports

One Mini-HDMI Out

Power Jack

Dock Connector (dock sold separately)

Bluetooth

version 2.1 + EDR

Wireless

Integrated WiFi 802.11 b/g/n

Dimensions

11.6" x 7.7" x 0.55" (295mm x 195mm x 14.0mm)

Weight

2.09 Pounds (950 Grams)

Hardware details

Screen & Monitors

Device

Works?

Bug #

in Ubuntu 11.04 LTS

Screen

GOOD

GOOD

Correct resolution?

YES

YES

Power Management

Battery detected?

YES

YES

Hibernates?

YES

YES

Suspend

YES

YES

Dim monitor on battery

YES

YES

Blank monitor on inactivity

YES

YES

Sound

Sound works?

YES

YES

Correct volume?

YES

YES

Headphone jack

YES

YES

Networking

Wireless NIC

YES

YES

Bluetooth

YES

YES

Multi-Touch

Left Click - single touch

YES

YES

Right Click - two finger touch

Untested

Untested

Doubletap = double click

Untested

Untested

Scroll down side

Untested

Untested

External mouse - USB

YES

YES

Docking Station/Port Replicator

AC through replicator

YES

YES

USB

YES

YES

Additional Hardware

Card Reader

YES

YES

CD/DVD drive via USB

YES

YES

Function and other keys

Fn key

Operation

Keycode

Works?

Bug #

in Ubuntu 11.04

+ Space

Untested

Untested

+ Esc

Untested

Untested

+ F1

Untested

Untested

+ F2

Untested

Untested

+ F3

Untested

Untested

+ F4

Hibernate

Untested

Untested

+ F5

Untested

Untested

+ F6

Untested

Untested

+ F7

Untested

Untested

+ F8

MUTE

Untested

Untested

+ F9

Untested

Untested

+ F10

Untested

Untested

+ F11

Untested

Untested

+ F12

Untested

Untested

Other special keys

Key

Operation

Keycode

Works?

Bug #

in Ubuntu 11.04

Miscellaneous Notes

On initial installation use a USB keyboard & mouse.

After Ubuntu is installed & rebooted, goto System Settings then Assistive Technologies then Preferred Applications then Mobility select onBoard and check the box for Run at Start

This will enable the on-screen virtual keyboard on system boot so you can enter initial login/password information.

For 2 finger Multi-touch refer to the following resources

There is a Blog by a WeTab user (etheros) that contains a lot of good Ubuntu & WeTab/ExoPC configuration information:

http://wetabz.blogspot.com/search?updated-max=2011-06-07T09%3A12%3A00-07%3A00&max-results=4

The above Blog also refers to the following Ubuntu pages:

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/T101MT

Support forums

German:

http://www.wetab-community.com/

English:

http://www.wetab-community.com/index.php?/forum/363-international-users-english-language-section/

http://exocommunity.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=77&sid=277dceb71f3f696a9302ca6101b2008c

French:

http://exocommunity.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=78

How to setup Multi-Boot - with MeeGo, Ubuntu, Windows - from Intel AppUp Developer Website

http://appdeveloper.intel.com/en-us/blog/2011/07/07/creating-multi-boot-exopc-tablet

Upgrading the SSD drive - YouTube video

Note:

Both the ExoPC and WeTab use the mini pci-e SSD format. These come in two "carrier" formats. One is a longer card and one is a 1/2 length card. If you buy a 1/2 length card you will need to also buy a $20 card extender so the 1/2 length card can be attached to it, then inserted into the Tablet and screwed down using the tablet's mounting screws.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7TljL6plbWQ

Upgrading the WeTab 1GB RAM to 2GB RAM -- YouTube video (in German but video is easy to follow and process can be done in less than 5 minutes)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z0gL1c39uHs

WeTab 16GB SSD version tablet does NOT come with the Crystal HD Codec

It is relatively easy to install after viewing the above video's concerning opening the case for RAM or SSD upgrades.

A source for the card is the HB-VD920 Broadcom Crystal HD PCI express Mini Card AVC/VC-1/H.264 Enhanced Hardware Decoder/Accelerator by Habey USA

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0050QJUP0/ref=olp_product_details?ie=UTF8&me=&seller=

Useful Accessories

From ExoPC (for either WeTab or ExoPC):

http://www.exopc.com/exomart/accessories/

From M&A (for either WeTab or ExoPC):

http://www.macomp.com/pad-accessories.asp


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ExoPC -or- WeTab multi-touch tablets (last edited 2011-08-20 19:22:35 by bmullan)