After BQ Aquaris and Meizu MX4, a new manufacturer is getting ready to launch their first ever Ubuntu hardware. This time, its a Tablet with top of the line specs. And the startup in question is MJ Technology LLC.
First ever Ubuntu powered Tablet brought to you by MJ Technology
The brand new Ubuntu Tablet will come in two sizes. The 8.9" model will retail for $349.00 while the 10.1" model will come with a price tag of $399.00. The specifications are as follows:
- 2.4Ghz Intel Quad Core
- 4GB DDR3 Ram
- 64GB internal storage by default and optional 128GB internal storage
- MicroSD Slot for external storage (Currently takes 128GB MicroSd TF Cards)
- Mini PCI-Express Slot Internal with External access
- One USB 2.0 Port and one USB 3.0 Port
- One Micro USB Port
- G Sensor, Compass, Gyroscope
- 8.9" and 10.1" HD IPS Display with Resolution of 1920x1200 with 10 point multi-touch
- 2.4/5GHZ Wi-Fi with Bluetooth 4.0
- Micro HDMI Out
- Speakers 2W x 2
- Camera: 8MP Front Facing and 13MP Rear Facing
- 8.9" battery: 7500mAh, 10.1" battery: 8500mAh
No specific details about which Intel chip exactly they are going to use. There were speculations that it could be the new Intel Core M. But no official word on that yet. Also, the fact these Tablets will be released with the latest version of Ubuntu desktop with Unity on it instead of Ubuntu Touch pretty much removes any chances of this getting processors intended for mobile platforms, like Intel Core M. Ubuntu Touch will find its way in October when Canonical releases a stable version of the same.
You could have a maximum 256 GB of storage capacity (internal + external). Mini PCI-Express slot is unheard of in the world the Tablets. Even most laptop these days don't have a provision for it. And the addition of 1920 x 1200 resolution 10 point multi-touch IPS display makes it a worthy contender.
Pre-order will start soon. Their website, www.MJ-Technology.com, was supposed to go live on Sept 7th. But there seems to be some delay of sorts. Meanwhile, you can follow MJ Technology's facebook page for release updates. The first ever Ubuntu Tablet is expected to have full retail availability from January 2016.