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Aquaris M10 Ubuntu Edition now up for pre-order

BQ Aquaris M10 Ubuntu tablet coming soon with MediaTek MT8163M SoC
BQ Aquaris M10
The tablet comes in two versions, one with HD display, and the other with full HD display, both loaded with Ubuntu 15.04.

Canonical seems to be on the right path with the BQ Aquaris M10 tablet. They unveiled this Ubuntu-powered slate back at MWC 2016 and promised to make it available this spring. Earlier today, they opened the pre-order period for the Aquaris M10, which is available in two versions. The main difference between them is the resolution offered by the 10.1-inch display, the rest of the specs being the same.

BQ Aquaris M10 HD/FHD have the following specs and features:

  • Processor: MediaTek MT8163A with Mali-T720 MP2 graphics
  • Memory/Storage: 2 GB RAM; 16 GB internal storage and microSD support up to 64 GB
  • Display: 10.1-inch full HD/HD multitouch with 1,920X1,200/1,280X800 pixels
  • Cameras: 5 MP front, 8 MP back
  • Connectivity: WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, micro HDMI, GPS
  • Operating system: Ubuntu 15.04
  • Battery: 7280 mAh lithium-polymer, embedded
  • Color: black

For the time being, those interested can take advantage of the special launch offer which includes the tablet, a cover, and a protector. Deliveries are expected to begin in mid-April, while prices are about $335 USD for the FHD model and $290 USD for the HD variant. It might not be cheap considering the specs, but this is the first tablet in the world to use Ubuntu after all, as well as the first device to deliver PC convergence.

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Codrut Nistor, 2016-03-28 (Update: 2016-03-28)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.