Friday, 06 May 2016 13:01

Kogan’s sub $300 ‘flagship’ 2-in-1 Windows 10 hybrid tablet

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Promising ‘affordable productivity and mobility’ at a price of $259 plus $19 deliver to most metro postcodes, Kogan’s 2-in-1 Windows 10 hybrid might be the one for you!

Need the ‘flexibility of a tablet and the power of a laptop, in one compact and affordable device?’

Then Kogan’s Atlas 2-in-1 device is likely to be shrugging off the competition at a highly competitive $259 price, with stock leaving Kogan’s warehouse 2 to 4 days after being ordered - and a $19 delivery fee in metro postal areas.

At just 600g (plus 300g for the keyboard) Kogan’s Atlas isn’t carrying the world on its shoulders, but who needs to in 2016, when lightweight hybrids are designed to be carried throughout the day?

Obviously billed as ‘perfect for users who are on the go,’ Kogan boasts its Atlas offers ‘a full-sized keyboard and the Windows 10 operating system which gives full PC functionality, increasing flexibility for those looking for a device that can function as both a tablet and laptop.‘

Promising powerful performance from ‘the latest generation Intel Atom x5 processor and long-lasting battery’, Kogan boasts this is all achieved ‘without compromising on portability.’

To further enhance productivity and connectivity, the Kogan Atlas 2-in-1 also includes an SD card slot, micro USB2.0, full size USB 3.0 and mini HDMI Type C ports.

There’s also a 10.1" HD Touch Screen promising ‘clarity and colour accuracy whether it’s for work or play’, and there’s a ‘Pogo pin on the keyboard eliminates the need for pairing or charging the devices separately.’

Russell Proud, Product Manager at Kogan.com said the new Kogan Atlas 2-in-1 sets the value benchmark in Australia for a hybrid device.

Proud’s comments below, please read on!

Proudly proudly preferred that: “When designing the Kogan Atlas 2-in-1, we evaluated the most sought after features in both laptops and tablets. We then took it a step further by looking at how we could incorporate the latest in-demand tech and features at a price point that was still affordable.

“The result is our 10-inch compact hybrid that packs a tonne of features, a beautiful HD screen, and a big battery to get you through a whole day on a single charge.

“There is a booming market of people wanting a hybrid device for all their computing needs, and we’re here to satisfy that demand with a better value option.”

OPINION/COMMENT:

With 2GB of RAM and a 32GB SSD, this is an clearly an ‘everyday’ flagship tablet and not one that will set new performance benchmarks.

However, at $259 it’s clearly designed to be an everyday computer for home, for the kids, to surf the Web, do email, play with social networking, play tablet-style games, do light productivity work and be an all-round general purpose computer and tablet.

It could even be used by kids for their school work, for it is easily expandable via SD card, and there are plenty on cloud storage services these days.

Whether it is the right hybrid tablet or not is for you to decide, but at the price, it is a highly competitive device that will make some rethink whether to buy an iPad, Android tablet or a Windows tablet, and that’s what competition is all about!

More information here, specs are below.

Specifications

Audio
Speakers: Built-in 8Ω/0.8W speaker x 2

Camera
Front 2.0MP, Rear 2.0MP

Connectivity
Bluetooth: 4.0
USB: 1 x Micro USB2.0
USB Ports: 1 x USB3.0
Wi-Fi: WIFI 802.11/b/g/n/ac

Dimensions
257.9 x 173 x 10.5mm

Weight
600g (Tablet)
300g (Keyboard)

Display
Resolution: 1280 x 800
Size: 10.1"
Type: IPS

Outputs
HDMI: 1 x Mini HDMI Type C 1.4a
Headphone: 1 x 3.5mm

Performance
Battery: 5800mAh Lithium-ion polymer battery
CPU: Intel Atom x5-Z8300 Processor
CPU Speed: 1.84 GHz
GPU: Gen8-LP 10/12EU up to 600MHz
OS: Windows
OS Version: 10
RAM: 2GB

Storage
Card Slots: 1 x SDHC/SDXC
Internal Storage: 32GB


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