BQ Ubuntu tablet with convergence is on sale

The Spanish manufacturer BQ has released the tablet Aquaris M10 with Ubuntu. The tablet is the first device on the market to run the mobile version of Ubuntu that is capable of convergence, using the tablet as a ‘normal’ Ubuntu desktop.

Together with a mouse and keyboard that work via bluetooth, the Aquaris M10 Ubuntu Edition can be transformed into a full Ubuntu 15.04 laptop. The device is available in two versions with different screen resolutions. The tablet is available almost worldwide, except in Russia.

The full-HD version costs 279.90 euros and has a 10.1″ screen with a ppi of 224 and a resolution of 1920×1200, which corresponds to an aspect ratio of 16:10. The HD version costs 229.90 euros and has a screen of 1280×800 with a ppi of 149. Besides the difference in screen, there is also a difference in color.The full hd version is only available in black, the hd version only in white.

The other specifications are, except for the processor, identical. The tablet has 2GB of RAM and 16GB of emmc flash storage, of which 11.2GB is still available for your own use. The storage memory is expandable with a microSD card of up to 64GB. All this is controlled by an MT8163A-soc for the full-HD version and MT8163B for the HD version with 1.5GHz and 1.3GHz respectively. The battery has a capacity of 7280mAh, so that everything together weighs 470 grams. The tablet measures 246x171x8.2mm.

For external connections, the tablet uses a minijack, micro-hdmi, micro-usb-otg, bluetooth 4.0, wifi and gps. The tablet also has an eight-megapixel rear camera and a five-megapixel front camera.