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Do you Ubuntu?

  • Published at 11:39 am February 17th, 2016
Do you Ubuntu?

The new BQ Aquaris M10 is the first ever Ubuntu powered tablet. This has gone under the radar of many, especially in a time where tablets aren’t getting the same attention they were receiving three quarters ago. Ubuntu is also quite foreign to the mass market. For those who don’t know, it’s a completely different operating system, sitting alongside the Windows and Mac systems of the world. A lot of techies, or computer wizards, are fond of playing around with Ubuntu because of its open-source availability to numerous developers who love customising their personal PCs.

The Spanish company BQ got together with Ubuntu to create this unique 10-inch tablet for a somewhat niche-market. What sets this tablet apart from others is that the tablet can actually turn into a laptop or desktop computer by simply plugging the tablet to the monitor, via HDMI port or Bluetooth. Once plugged in, the tablet interface switches to a desktop interface that provides function for both your keyboard and mouse.

While the tablet is more than capable to act as a desktop operating system, it uses the extra space by expanding the apps. The same space, in the tablet interface, can also be used as a split-screen feature called Side Stage. Even though you can place two apps side by side, you might wonder if buying into a new eco-system would be an issue. This is actually a huge plus side because developers don’t have to create different versions of the same app to be applied on different platforms. The same app on Ubuntu can be used on a smartphone, tablet and PC, getting rid of the head ache developers face with other operating systems like Android or iOS.

The M10 isn’t too bad in the looks department either. The focus, however, isn’t on the design itself. It’s the materials used to create this new gadget. This tablet has a 10.1-inch HD display that is protected by Asahi Dragontrail glass that rivals the toughness in Gorilla Glass displays. The device is 8.2mm thick and weighs 470 grams. As you can imagine, it’s very lightweight and easy to hold. And before checking out the rest of the specs, it should be noted this is a Wi-Fi tablet with no cellular connection.

Specs from the BQ Aquaris M10 Ubuntu Edition:

MediaTek quad-core MT8163A 1.5GHz processor

7,280mAh Li-Po battery

2GB RAM

16GB internal storage

MicroSD slot; up to 64GB

8-megapixel camera with autofocus and dual flash

1080p video

Micro HDMI port

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