Alldocube is a Chinese company known for its Cube Android tablets, and more recently, it has launched some Windows 8.1 tablets. The company has now announced its first Ubuntu tablet with Cube i7-CM featuring a recent low power Broadwell-Y Core M-5Y10 processor.
- SoC – Intel Core M-5Y10 dual core / four threads processor @ 800 MHz (Burst freq: 2.0 GHz) with 4MB cache, and Intel HD graphics 5300 (4.5W TDP)
- System Memory – 4GB RAM
- Storage – 64GB eMMC + micro SD card slot (up to 32GB)
- Display – 11.6″ capacitive touchscreen; resolution: 1920×1080; 10-point touch.
- Video Output – micro HDMI
- Audio – 3.5mm headphone jack, dual speaker, microphone, and HDMI
- Connectivity – Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n + Bluetooth 4.0
- Cellular (Data only, single SIM card slot)
- 4G – FDD-LTE Band 1/3/7 & TDD-LTE 38/39/40/41
- 3G – WCDMA:900/2100MHz
- 2G – GSM:850/900/1800/1900MHz
- Camera – 5MP Rear camera, 2MP front-facing camera
- USB – micro USB OTG 3.0 port
- Misc – Power, Vol +/- and home button
- Battery – 5,000 mAh battery (not removable)
- Dimensions – 299 x 180 x 9.5mm
- Weight – 840 grams
The tablet is sold with a charger and a USB cable, but an optional Bluetooth keyboard can be purchased separately to transform it into an Ubuntu laptop. It’s not quite sure which version of Ubuntu is pre-installed, either the Chinese version (Kylin) as shown above, or the standard one as shown below.
Core M-5Y10 is a relatively new processor, and although it’s quite faster than other low power Intel Celeron / Pentium processor, it’s also significantly more expensive. Liliputing recently reviewed a Core-M laptop, and compared performance to other Intel machines, with in some cases results not much better than Pentium N3530 Bay Trail-M processor, but others matching, or even outperforming Core-i3-4012y performance.
Alldocube will sell 100 pieces of the Ubuntu tablet for $399 on Aliexpress starting on April 5, after which the price is likely to move up to its current $532, and $620 with the Bluetooth keyboard / dock. Please note that the 64GB version is running Ubuntu, while the 128GB version is allegedly running an unlicensed version of Windows 8.1.
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