BQ Aquaris M10 Ubuntu Edition tablets were unveiled at Mobile World Congress last month. The BQ Aquaris M10 Ubuntu Edition is a tablet with a 10.1 inch display, a 64-bit MediaTek quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM, and Ubuntu software. Also is the first Ubuntu devices supporting convergence. What it means ? the device features a dynamically adaptive user experience, capable of providing both a true tablet experience and the full Ubuntu desktop experience.
Canonical and BQ unveiled the tablet in February, and now it’s available for pre-order for about 250 Euros ($280) and up. There are two versions of the tablet: a cheaper model with a 1280 x 800 pixel display and a €290 version ($324) with a 1920 x 1200 pixel screen.
BQ Aquaris M10 HD and M10 FHD Ubuntu Edition specifications:
- SoC – MediaTek MT8163A ARM Cortex-A53 quad-core processor @ 1.5 GHz with ARM Mali-T720MP2 GPU @ 600 MHz
- System Memory – 2GB RAM
- Storage – 16GB storage + microSD card slot
- M10 HD – 10.1″ 10-point mulitouch screen; 1280×800 resolution
- M10 FHD – 10.1″ 10-point multitouch screen; 1920×1200 resolution
- Video Output – micro HDMI output
- Audio – Frontal speakers, 3.5mm audio jack, FM radio
- Connectivity – WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, and GPS
- Camera – 8MP rear camera with auto-focus and dual flash, and 5MP front-facing camera
- USB – micro USB OTG port
- Sensors – Light, accelerometer, eCompass
- Battery – 7,280 mAh Li-Po battery
- Dimensions – 246 x 171 x 8.2mm
- Weight – 470 grams
The Ubuntu tablets will ship the second week of April with Ubuntu 15.04, but they should soon get Ubuntu 16.04 update once the Xerus Xenial is released at the end of April.