Aquarius M10: Ubuntu’s First Tablet-cum-Desktop PC

Aquarius M10: Ubuntu’s First Tablet-cum-Desktop PC

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As the Operating Systems for the future of computing change, we are ready for interchangeability between a tablet and a computer.  This has been an issue and only Windows can really handle it as yet.  Ubuntu is one OS that solves the issue of having multiple devices.  Ubuntu has been expanded by the company Canonical to work with every device from smartphones to even drones!

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The M10 Ubuntu Tablet-cum-Computer

The Spanish company BQ has come out with Aquaris M10 tablet with Ubuntu.  There have been smartphones built using Ubuntu out in the market – Aquaris E4.5,  E5 HD and MX4.

The Aquarius M10 can simply change to a computer from a touch-based device by plugging it into a monitor using an HDMI port or simply connecting it to a keyboard and mouse using Bluetooth.  The device will go on sale in March around the world and its expected price is around €229.

BQ Ubuntu Aquaris M10 tablet-cum-Computer

BQ Ubuntu Aquaris M10 tablet-cum-Computer

Technical Specifications

It is a 10.1-inch IPS touch display (measures 246mm x 171mm x 8.2mm, and weighs just 470 grams) with an HD 1920×1200 pixel resolution at 240 ppi and a 64-bit MediaTek MT8163A 1.5GHz quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM, and 16GB of internal memory.  It comes with a micro-SD card slot for expanding the storage to 64 GB.  It also comes with a 8-megapixel rear camera with autofocus and dual LED flash and a front facing 3 MP camera.  For music it has front facing Dolby Atmos speakers.  The tablet will come with pre-installed apps like LibreOffice, Mozilla Firefox, The GIMP and Gedit.  One can install any of the ARM compatible app using the common ‘apt-get‘ command.

Comparison (Courtesy: omgubuntu.co.uk)

Technical Specs (Courtesy: omgubuntu.co.uk)

I am eagerly awaiting the maturing of this market and how and if the Open Source OS like Ubuntu takes firmer root. Will you buy this tablet-cum-desktop?

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