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BQ Aquaris M10

Specifications

BQ Aquaris M10
BQ Aquaris M10 (Aquaris Series)
Processor
unknown
Graphics adapter
Display
10.1 inch 16:10, 1280 x 800 pixel, glossy: yes
Weight
470 g ( = 16.58 oz / 1.04 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
300 Euro

 

Pricecompare

Average Score: 59.14% - poor
Average of 7 scores (from 14 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 71%, features: - %, display: - % mobility: 85%, workmanship: 83%, ergonomy: 82%, emissions: - %

Reviews for the BQ Aquaris M10

60% Tablet review: BQ Aquaris M10 Ubuntu Edition
Source: IT Pro Portal English
The Aquaris M10 is very much a first attempt for BQ and you would expect future iterations to have some significant improvements. It’s also hard to find compelling reasons why iOS or Android fans would want to switch over to an Ubuntu tablet, but those familiar with the operating system should be excited to finally have their needs met in the tablet market.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/29/2016
Rating: Total score: 60%
30% BQ Aquaris M10
Source: Laptop Mag English
The only good reason to buy the BQ Aquaris M10 Ubuntu Edition is if you've been dying for an Ubuntu tablet and don't want to install the operating system yourself. For $312, you're getting an underpowered tablet with an operating system that you can install on a plethora of other devices for free.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/08/2016
Rating: Total score: 30%
Ubuntu bq Aquaris M10 Review Part 2: Software
Source: Slashgear English
Sadly, it is still seemingly at a beta level, despite being marketed in a commercial product. It is a productivity-oriented device that is nigh impossible to use productively because of its sandbox implementation. And the device might initially turn off Linux enthusiasts because of its locked down file system, which also prevents the kind of ingenuity and creativity that has made a hundred or so different Linux apps proliferate.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/30/2016
Ubuntu BQ Aquaris M10 Review – Part 1: Hardware
Source: Slashgear English
When it comes to hardware, the bq Aquaris M10 can perhaps be best described as something that "Just Works". That can be taken both ways. On the one hand, it has a no fuss approach to features, with hardware that performs decently for the price you are paying for it. On the other hand, it also means that, as far as hardware and design is concerned, the tablet is unexciting and unassuming. Depending on your particular inclination, that might very well be your cup of tea.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/26/2016
40% BQ Aquaris M10 Ubuntu Edition review
Source: V3.co.uk English
The BQ Aquaris M10 is very a much work in progress. Sure, it might find a place in the hearts of Ubuntu diehards, but the buggy and seemingly unfinished software means it's nowhere near consumer ready just yet. Saying that, it's certainly an intriguing piece of kit, and the software could prove a viable alternative to Windows 10 once Canonical gets convergence nailed.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/26/2016
Rating: Total score: 40%
BQ Aquaris M10 Ubuntu Edition
Source: Trusted Reviews English
The above may make it sound like it’s all doom and gloom for the Aquaris M10 Ubuntu Edition, but this isn’t the case. Sure, the tablet isn’t ready for consumers, but that’s because it’s a work-in-progress. In the world of open source, early releases are often buggy and finicky. In fact, even the early versions of Android, which had Google bucks behind it, were pretty terrible.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/05/2016

Foreign Reviews

86% BQ Aquaris M10 Ubuntu Edition Full HD
Source: Android Magazin - Heft 4/2016 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 07/01/2016
Rating: Total score: 86%
72% BQ Aquaris M10 Ubuntu Edition Full HD
Source: Connect - Heft 7/2016 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 06/01/2016
Rating: Total score: 72%
63% BQ Aquaris M10 Ubuntu Edition
Source: Areamobile German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/08/2016
Rating: Total score: 63% performance: 71% mobility: 85% workmanship: 83% ergonomy: 82%
63% BQ Aquaris M10 Ubuntu Edition Full HD
Source: Areamobile - Heft 6/2016 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 05/01/2016
Rating: Total score: 63%
10,1 Zoll Tablet mit Full-HD-Display und Dolby Atmos Sound
Source: Notebooksbilliger Blog German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/13/2016
bq Aquaris M10 HD. Pros y contras (160 €)
Source: Ofertaman Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Elegant design; high autonomy; nice display. Negative: Weak processor; plastic case.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/31/2017
BQ Aquarius M10 Ubuntu tablet
Source: Consumentenbond Dutch NL→EN
Positive: Good price. Negative: Mediocre speakers; weak ergonomy.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/07/2016
10-дюймовый планшет BQ Aquaris M10 Ubuntu Edition
Source: Ixbt RU→EN
Positive: Very good price; quality workmanship; Negative: Poor performance.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/14/2016

Comment

Model: The BQ Aquaris M10 runs Android 5.1 Lollipop, but there is also an Aquaris M10 Ubuntu Edition, which comes pre-installed with the Ubuntu 15.04 operating system. The tablet has either a 1.3 GHz MediaTek MT8163B quad core processor or 1.5 Ghz MediaTek MT8163A quad core processor, a MediaTek Mali-T720 MP2 graphic card, 2 GB RAM and 16 GB of internal memory. Its 10.1 inch display either features HD resolution (1280 x 800 pixels) or Full HD resolution (1920 x 1200 pixels) and is protected by Asahi Dragontail X toughened glass with finger resistant coating.

The tablet does not come with a keyboard. Thus, users will have to connect their own keyboard and mouse. The connectivity includes a micro USB OTG slot, a micro HDMI port, and an audio/headphone combo jack. The storage capacity can be expanded by up to 64 GB thanks to a micro SD card reader. The Full HD model features a 8 MP rear camera and a 5 MP front camera, while the HD variant comes with a 5 MP rear camera and a 2 MP front camera. Regardless of the variant, the primary camera is capable of recording videos in Full HD resolution. With 470 g, the tablet is light and a 7280 mAh Lithium Polymer battery powers it for a few hours.

ARM Mali-T720 MP2: Integrated graphics card in ARM based SoCs. Can be configured with up to 8 cores (T720 MP8) and 650 MHz core clock (at 28nm). Supports OpenGL ES 3.1, OpenCL 1.1, DirectX 11 FL9_3, and Renderscript. These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
unknown: » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
10.1":

This is a typical display size for tablets and small convertibles.

Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
0.47 kg:

This is pretty heavy for a smartphone. Usually, small tablets weigh as much.


BQ:

BQ is a Spanish company of the Mundo Reader S.L Group, which develops smartphones, tablets, 3D printers and robots.

The market shares are low and mainly concentrate on Europe. The number of reviews is quite low and the achieved ratings are average (as of 2016).

A Russian company with the same name sells smartphones. This BQ is independant from the Spanish brand.


59.14%: Such a bad rating is rare. There exist hardly any notebooks, which are rated worse.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

Devices from a different Manufacturer and/or with a different CPU

Trekstor Surftab B10
Mali-T720 MP2, MT8163 V/A 1.5 GHz
Asus ZenPad 10 Z301M
Mali-T720 MP2, MT8163 V/B 1.3 GHz
Medion Lifetab E10412
Mali-T720 MP2, MT8163 V/B 1.3 GHz
Trekstor Primetab P10-99361
Mali-T720 MP2, MT8163 V/A 1.5 GHz
Cube iPlay 10
Mali-T720 MP2, MT8163 V/B 1.3 GHz
Asus ZenPad 10 (Z301ML)
Mali-T720 MP2, Mediatek MT8735
Lenovo Tab 3 Business TB3-X70F
Mali-T720 MP2, MT8161
Archos 101 Saphir
Mali-T720 MP2, MT8163 V/B 1.3 GHz
Acer Iconia One 10 B3-A32-K1UF
Mali-T720 MP2, Mediatek MT8735
Archos 101b Oxygen
Mali-T720 MP2, MT8163 V/A 1.5 GHz
Acer Iconia One 10 B3-A30
Mali-T720 MP2, MT8163 V/B 1.3 GHz
Acer Iconia Tab 10 A3-A40-N96X
Mali-T720 MP2, MT8163 V/A 1.5 GHz
Asus ZenPad 10 Z300M-6B040A
Mali-T720 MP2, MT8163 V/B 1.3 GHz
Acer Iconia Tab 10 A3-A40-N68R
Mali-T720 MP2, MT8163 V/A 1.5 GHz
Asus ZenPad 10.0 Z300M-6A039A
Mali-T720 MP2, MT8163 V/B 1.3 GHz
Medion LifeTab S10351-MD 99666
Mali-T720 MP2, unknown

Devices with the same GPU

Amazon Fire 7 2019
Mali-T720 MP2, MT8163 V/B 1.3 GHz, 7", 0.286 kg
Trekstor Surftab Theatre L15
Mali-T720 MP2, MT8163 V/A 1.5 GHz, 15.6", 1.605 kg
Amazon Fire HD 8 Kids Edition 2018
Mali-T720 MP2, MT8163 V/B 1.3 GHz, 8", 0.483 kg
Trekstor Surftab Theatre K13
Mali-T720 MP2, MT8163 V/A 1.5 GHz, 13.3", 0.972 kg
Lenovo Tab 4 7 TB-7504F
Mali-T720 MP2, MT8161, 7", 0.26 kg
Lenovo Tab 3 730F
Mali-T720 MP2, MT8161, 7", 0.26 kg
Amazon Fire HD 8 Kids Edition 2017
Mali-T720 MP2, MT8163 V/B 1.3 GHz, 8", 0.483 kg
Acer Iconia One 7 B1-780-K610
Mali-T720 MP2, MT8163 V/B 1.3 GHz, 7", 0.25 kg
Amazon Fire 7 Kids Edition 2017
Mali-T720 MP2, MT8163 V/B 1.3 GHz, 7", 0.39 kg
Lenovo Tab3 8 TB3-850F
Mali-T720 MP2, MT8161, 8", 0.33 kg
Archos 97c Platinum
Mali-T720 MP2, MT8163 V/B 1.3 GHz, 7.7", 0.47 kg
ODYS TigerTab 8
Mali-T720 MP2, unknown, 8", 0.35 kg
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Stefan Hinum (Update: 2016-05-18)