Aquarius M10: First Ever Ubuntu Tablet Now On Sale!
Good news, Ubuntu fans. Your favorite operating system now has its own tablet, and it is now on sale! The first-of-its-kind tablet follows the release of the Ubuntu-powered smartphone, which went out about a year ago. The new tablet is called the Aquarius M10 and is now out for pre-orders for European customers.Advertisement
Aquarius M10 has a 10.1-inch display, reports PC Magazine. It runs on a 1.5 GHz MediaTek quad-core MT8163A processor, has a 16 GB internal storage, 4.8 GB of which is already taken by the OS and a RAM of 2GB. It can be configurable to have a full HD display which will raise its cost by €40 EUR or $45 USD higher.
The M10, which is being billed out as a convergence device, is an on-the-go tablet and a PC when at home. The user has to connect a mouse and a keyboard for a full-featured version of the Ubuntu OS at the convenience of the user.
This concept, while exciting, is not new, as it is the same as that of Microsoft’s Continuum feature for more than a year. But having an Ubuntu alternative might be a welcome relief to those already tired of Windows or those who just want a fresher take on the said feature.
The company, which has already released Ubuntu phones last year and earlier this year, has been talking about the said feature for a long time now, but this is the first time a device came out with it.
Meanwhile, Digital Trends adds that the Aquarius M10 device, which comes on two variants, HD and full HD versions, has the same features except for resolution. For the HD version, it has a 1280 x 800 pixel resolution; full HD has 1920 x 1200. The internal storage is expandable via microSD.
The Aquarius M10 tablet also sports an 8-megapixel rear facing camera and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera, perfect for selfies and video chats. It comes with a LiPo 7280 mAh battery. It supports Bluetooth 4.0, GPS and WiFi in terms of connectivity options.
The HD variant is currently priced at $290 USD while the full HD variant costs $335 USD. According to its product page, the 246 x 171 x 8.2mm tablet’s shipping is expected to start by the second week of April. So far, the release is for Europe only, and no information of other releases in the US or other countries has been mentioned.
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