Notion Ink Adam II Tablet With 10″ Screen Launched In India!
Do you remember Notion Ink – Yeah, the same company that launched the Adam tablet was touted world over as the next iPad killer. Forget about being a killer, the tablet went in the opposite direction. People who bought the first version of Adam had so many problems, that they literally gave up on it as soon as it came to their hands.
Now, after more than 2 years of their first Adam debacle, Notion Ink has launched it’s successor, The Adam II tablet. And unlike the first version which was not released in India at all, this version is available for Indians only.
Few months back we had reported about Adam II tablet and interestingly, according to a leaflet that was published, the Adam II project came about with funding from a government body – Technology Development Board, Department of Science and Technology. We tried to find this reference on Notion Ink website, unfortunately nothing has been mentioned.
However, there is a hint – Adam II is sold only in India and in most cases, when a particular project is funded (or given grants) by the Government, the IP (intellectual property) of the project remains with the Government and it is mandatory to be sold in India only.
Another interesting point is that earlier, the price mentioned for Adam II was Rs. 12,000, but the one listed on their website is much higher.
The Adam II tablet is currently on sale on Notion Ink website and is available in 2 versions WiFi and 3G versions. The wifi version is available for Rs. 16,499/- and Wifi+3G version is available for Rs. 18,999/-.
Adam II Specifications
Unfortunately, apart from dual screen which includes a 10.1” front IPS screen, the specifications of this tablet are just about average.
|CPU||1.5Ghz dual-core Cortex A9|
|GPU||Quad-core Mali 400|
|Display||10.1″, 1280×800 IPS LCD|
|Secondary Display||STN, resolution 100×5|
|Touch Panel||Capacitive, Multi-touch, Asahi scratch resistant glass|
|External Memory||Micro-SD card slot, supports up to 32GB|
|Camera||3.15MP, back and front, 720p video recording|
|Sound system||1.0W dual front facing speakers|
|USB||High speed micro USB 2.0(OTG)|
|Battery||6000mAh Lithium Polymer ion|
|Operating System||Android 4.2.2|
The only standout feature is it’s innovative secondary screen and probably the large 6000 mAh battery. But at that price point, you can grab a Nexus 7 tablet, which has much more powerful CPU and double the RAM.
With Tablet prices falling drastically over past 2 years and most (even high end ones) coming for less than Rs. 15,000, this Notion Ink Adam II tablet has a tough road ahead!
What are your thoughts?