NEC VersaPro VU-3 is a Gemini Lake Tablet with Optional Keyboard, USB type C Dock, LTE Connectivity

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There aren’t a lot of tablets based in Intel Gemini Lake processor, and so far we only covered Alldocube Knote5 Gemini Lake tablet powered by an Intel Celeron N4100 processor and equipped with a 11.6″ display.

There’s now another option with NEC VersaPro VU-3 & VersaPro J VU-3 tablets with a 10.1″ display, powered by the same Celeron N4100 processor, but running  Windows 10 Enterprise/Education/Pro, and shipping with a USB type C dock, and optional LTE connectivity.

NEC VersaPro VU-3 TabletAll information is in Japanese, so it’s likely the tablet only targets the Japanese market, but let’s go through the specs:

  • SoC – Intel Celeron N4100 quad core processor @ 1.10 / 2.40 GHz (burst) with Intel UHD graphics 600, 4MB L2 cache
  • System Memory – 4GB LPDDR4
  • Storage – 64 or 128GB eMMC flash, 1x microSD (SDHC / SDXC) slot
  • Display – 10.1″ IPS  10-point touchscreen display with  WUXGA resolution (1,920 x 1,200); supports digitizer pen (electrostatic coupling type)
  • Video Output
    • HDMI up to 4K UHD @ 24/30Hz
    • DisplayPort via USB type C up to 4K UHD @ 60 Hz
    • With USB type C dock: VGA + 2x DisplayPort
  • Audio
    • Built-in stereo speaker, Intel High Definition Audio compliant (stereo PCM recording / playback function, software MIDI sound source)
    • Built-in microphone
    • Headphone/microphone audio jack
  • Camera – 2MP front-facing camera, 5MP rear camera
  • Connectivity
    • Dual band 802.11b/g/n/ac WiFi, Bluetooth 4.1
    • With USB type C dock: Gigabit Ethernet
    • Optional LTE + GPS in VersaPro J VU-3 model as I understand it
  • USB
    • 1x USB 3.0 port, 1x USB type C port with USB PD
    • With USB type C dock: 2x USB 2.0 ports, 3x USB 3.0 ports
  • Input device – Keyboard
  • Sensors – Fingerprint sensor, acceleration sensor, proximity sensor, gyro sensor, digital compass
  • Misc – Volume control, TPM (TCG v 2.0) security chip
  • Battery – Lithium Ion battery good for around 13.3 hours (typ.) on a charge
  • Power supply  – AC 100 to 240 V ± 10%, 50/60 Hz (via AC adapter)
  • Dimensions – 262 (W) x 179 (D) x 10.6 (H) mm
  • Weight – 653 grams with battery

The tablet is offered with Windows 10 Enterprise 64-bit, Windows 10 Education 64-bit, Window 10 Pro Education 64 bit, ow Windows 10 Pro 64-bit.

It ships with  a lightweight AC adapter (USB-C), a rechargeable digitizer pen and, a warranty card, etc…

NEC USB Type-C Dock
NEC Tablet USB type C Dock

The tablet also comes with an optional USB-C dock as shown above, although it’s not clear how you are suppose to use both together since going with a USB type C cable does not see overly convenient, unless it’s designed to be used while the tablet is attached to the equally optional detachable keyboard.

NEC-Tablet-Detacheable-Keyboard

Other accessories include two types of mice (light sensor / laser type), as well as an IP54 dust & waterproof protective cover with  a hand handle at the back – as pictured below – which can be convenient for some specific use cases.

Tablet Waterproof CoverNEC VersaPro VU-3 tablet (model KE11/U1-3) with Windows 10 Pro 64 is currently sold for 107,000 Yen ($963) in Japan. More details can be found in the product page in Japanese.

Thanks to “NewsTip” for the info.

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