Notion Ink Able 10: An Affordable Lap-Tab
The Notion Ink Able 10 is a laptop cum tablet that was recently launched by Bangalore based company Notion Ink. While the brand did not get off to a roaring start, the firm has grown steadily since the release of their more budget-friendly products.
The new Able 10 lap-tab has a solid aluminium keyboard that is attached to the main screen by a magnetic hinge. The entire build has now become bulkier than its predecessors which used a soft shell hinge to attach the two parts.
The tablet, which has a glass screen encased in a metal frame, weighs 0.65 grams and thus attaching it to the keyboard makes it quite heavy at 1.41 kilograms. There are a number of ports built into the side of the tablet screen including 2.0 and 3.0 USB ports, a headphone cum microphone jack, a port for micro-USB charging, a microSD card input, a slot for 3G SIM cards and a micro-HDMI port. The volume and power buttons can be found at the top edge of the screen. There are two cameras of 2 megapixels each, fitted into the front and back of the screen.
The touchscreen display is of 10.1 inches and has an IPS LCD screen that has a resolution of 1280 pixels by 800 pixels. The problem with the display is that the sharpness is lacking and there tends to be a glare when you view it from different angles. Since the screen is quite glossy, using the touchscreen leaves smudges and fingerprints behind.
With a quad-core Intel X5-Z8300 processor and 4GB of RAM, the lap-tab runs fairly smoothly when using standard applications. A built in Cherry-Trail chipset has speeds up to 1.8GHz, with a minimum of 1.32GHz. The included GPU (graphics processing unit) is from Intel HD and offers a frequency of up to 500MHz.
The storage capacity of the lap-tab is 64GB and can be expanded with a microSD card of maximum 128GB. The Notion Ink Able 10 has a battery life of approximately 7 hours, with a back pack of 8100mAh.
Running on a 64-bit Windows 10 OS, the lap-tab is good for internet browsing, using photo editing software and other day-to-day tasks. Available at a price of Rs. 24,990, the Notion Ink Able 10 may not be the best convertible laptop-tablet, but it is a value for money product.
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by techtalks @TechTalks October 4, 2016 4:58 AM UTC