Top 3 Big Slate Contenders

Posted on 21 March 2010, Last updated on 21 March 2010 by

3. Notion Ink Adam
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The Notion Ink Adam is an Android powered device which has been promising to deliver some fabulous features such as 1080p video decoding with HDMI output and a modified Android interface that will presumably suit the device’s 10.1 inch display. Speaking of the display, the Adam takes the capacitive touchscreen one step further by using a Pixel Qi display which works wonders for viewing in bright sunlight, and can also save power which leads to improved battery life. Android was designed for mobile phones and it remains to be seen how well it will handle on a 10.1 inch screen like the Adam’s. While Notion Ink says that they will be modifying the interface, they risk fragmenting the Android interface. The Adam also seems to have the highest probability of becoming vaporware of any of these three devices as we have yet to be informed of any information regarding release date or pricing.

Price: TBA

Availability: TBA

Official Site: http://www.notionink.in/adamoverview.php

Strengths:

  • Powerful (Nvidia Tegra 2 powered)
  • Ample built-in memory (16/32GB)
  • Pixel Qi display
  • 180 swiveling webcam for front/rear facing video
  • 1080p decoding and HDMI output

Weaknesses:

  • Hints of vaporware (bold claims, despite apparently unfinished hardware/software)
  • Android on a 10.1 inch screen (modifications have potential to fragment experience)
  • Will be the last of these three to market

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