The First Ubuntu Tablet BQ Aquaris M10 Ubuntu Edition is Now Up for Pre-Orders
The world’s first Ubuntu tablet is coming soon with pre-orders open now for consumers around the globe.
Spanish manufacturer BQ and Ubuntu-creator Canonical have announced that the first Ubuntu tablet BQ Aquaris M10 Ubuntu Edition is now available for pre-order with global shipping prices starting at €259.90 or $291.99.
Running Ubuntu 15.04, Vivid Vervet, BQ Aquaris M10 Ubuntu Edition features PC-tablet convergence feature when attached with an external display, mouse, or keyboard:
Under the hood, the tablet features 1.5GHz MediaTek quad-core MT8163A processor, 2GB of RAM, and 16GB onboard storage – with only 11.2GB being available. In addition to this, it features a microSD card slot offering up to 200GB of storage space, 16:10 aspect ratio, 8-megapixels rear-facing camera, and 5-megapixels front-facing camera.
With these specifications being identical, the Ubuntu tablet come in 2 variants: a full HD variant and an HD variant. The former one features 10.1-inch screen with 1920 x 1200 resolution at 240 ppi and the latter one also features 10.1-inch screen with 1280 x 800 at 160ppi.
- 10.1 inch multi-touch screen
- MediaTek Quad Core MT8163A processor up to 1.5GHz
- High capacity Li-Po battery (7280mAh)
- Full HD (1080p) camera for super-sharp video recording
- 2GB RAM and 16GB internal memory
- MicroSD slot for extra storage (up to 64GB)
- 8 megapixel rear camera with autofocus and 5 megapixel front camera
- Frontal speakers
- Micro HDMI slot
- Dimensions: 246 x 171 x 8.2mm
- Lightweight at only 470g
Coming to pricing details, the full HD one costs $335 and the HD one costs $291 – both the variants are scheduled to start shipping from April 2016. The only downside of the said Ubuntu tablet is that runs on ARM processor while a major chunk of Linux applications is for x86 processors.
With all being said, do you look forward to purchasing the BQ Aquaris M10 Ubuntu Edition anytime soon? Let us know in the comments section below!
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