BQ Aquaris M10
Average of 7 scores (from 14 reviews)
Reviews for the BQ Aquaris M10
Source: IT Pro Portal
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%
Source: Laptop Mag
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%
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
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
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%
Source: Trusted Reviews
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
Source: Android Magazin - Heft 4/2016
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 07/01/2016
Rating: Total score: 86%
Source: Connect - Heft 7/2016
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 06/01/2016
Rating: Total score: 72%
Source: Areamobile DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/08/2016
Rating: Total score: 63% performance: 71% mobility: 85% workmanship: 83% ergonomy: 82%
Source: Areamobile - Heft 6/2016
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 05/01/2016
Rating: Total score: 63%
Source: Notebooksbilliger Blog DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/13/2016
Source: Ofertaman ES→EN
Positive: Elegant design; high autonomy; nice display. Negative: Weak processor; plastic case.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/31/2017
Source: Consumentenbond NL→EN
Positive: Good price. Negative: Mediocre speakers; weak ergonomy.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/07/2016
Source: Ixbt RU→EN
Positive: Very good price; quality workmanship; Negative: Poor performance.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/14/2016
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.
unknown: » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
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.
This is pretty heavy for a smartphone. Usually, small tablets weigh as much.
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.