Livefan F3C Intel Baytrail-T Z3740D Tablet Running Windows 8.1 or “MS-DOS” Sells for $324 and Up
It’s now pretty difficult to find an Intel Bay Trail Z3740 or Z3770 running anything else than Windows 8.x, and even if you just want to try running a Linux distribution or Android on the device, you’d still have to pay around $60 for the Windows license. There’s now a solution thanks to Geekbuying which sells Live F3C tablet with Windows 8.1 for $382.99, and with “MS-DOS”, probably FreeDOS, for just $323.99.
- SoC – Intel Baytrail-T Z3740D quad core processor @ 1.33 GHz (Turbo freq. : 1.8GHz)
- System Memory – 2GB DDR3
- Storage – 32 GB NAND Flash + microSD card slot
- Display – 10.1″ IPS Capacitive touch screen (1280×800)
- Video Output – mini HDMI
- Audio – Built in stereo speakers and microphone. 3.5 mm earphone jack
- Camera – Dual Camera, 2.0MP+2.0MP
- Connectivity – Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, and Bluetooth 4.0. 3G via USB dongle.
- USB – micro USB OTG port
- Sensors – G-Sensor
- Battery – ~8000mAh Li-ion battery]
- Power Supply – DC 9V 2A (2.5mm jack)
- Dimensions – 256.5 x 172.8 x (6.3 to 9.8) mm
- Weight – 595g
I understand there’s no hardware difference between the Windows 8.1 and “MS-DOS” version. The tablet is sold with a micro USB cable, a 9V/2A power adapter and a user’s manual. If you’d like a keyboard with Livefan F3C tablet, Geekbuying sells one with a leather case for $57.99.
I understand Livefan F3C will work with a standard Windows 8.1, so you could install it on the MS-DOS version provided you have a license, but if you plan to install alternative operating systems such as Android or Ubuntu, some parts are unlikely to work out of the box, e.g. Wi-Fi, touch screen…, if it can boot at all.