It was last August that I wrote about the Kupa X11 tablet. I highlighted the battery capacity as the key feature because it’s not often you see such a high capacity battery in an X86-based device under 1KG. What I didn’t know then was that Windows 8 would require 1366×768 to run the full range of Metro apps and features so the Kupa is now one of only a handful of tablets you can buy today that are Windows 8 ready. At the top-end you have the Samsung XE700 based on Core i5 technology. Fighting it out in the lower-end are the ExoPC (and variants) and the Kupa . There’s the Motion Computing CL900 to consider too. What’s interesting about the Kupa though is that it runs Oaktrail, which is going to give it a a very long runtime, coupled with a fast SSD, 2GB of RAM and 3G, this could be just what some people have been looking for.
- 10.1” 1366×768 hi-resolution screen
- 2GB RAM
- Dual-layer touch (finger / digitizer pen)
- 2GB RAM
- 64GB SSD
- 3G (HSDPA including telephony)
- 52Wh battery (equivalent to a 6-cell netbook battery)
- Fingerprint Reader
- Dual cameras (2.0 / 3.0MP)
- Mini HDMI
- Windows 7 Pro
The Kupa X11 was available in Q4 2011 so there may be some of you out there that own it already but as Windows 8 gets nearer, it’s an imprtant device to be testing. Expect an unboxing and first impressions video very soon.