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Published: Sun, February 21, 2016
Tech | By Dwayne Harmon

Alcatel announces 2-in-1 Windows 10-powered Plus 10 tablet

Alcatel announces 2-in-1 Windows 10-powered Plus 10 tablet

"PLUS 10 is ALCATEL's first 2-in-1 device with Windows 10, and we're very proud of all the functionality we've built into it", said Vittorio Di Mauro, General Manager of Smart Connectivity at ALCATEL. Alcatel PLUS 10 will launch in Europe in June, 2016. The unique, connected 4G LTE cat 4 (150Mbps) keyboard works double-time to serve as a Wi-Fi hotspot for up to 15 users.

Instead of fitting the tablet with a clunky cellular module, Alcatel has put the 4G LTE module in the keyboard and given it tethering capabilities so that it can communicate with the Wi-Fi equipped tablet. This is achieved through the included 4G/Wi-Fi connected keyboard and through the multiple USB, micro USB and micro HDMI ports that the PLUS 10 features, which is rare for devices in the category.

It's no Android or iOS, but Windows 10 is a hell of a lot better as a tablet operating system than Windows 8 ever was. Unfortunately, there are no adjustable angles for the screen, and while the single position is okay for using the Plus 10 as a laptop, it leans a little too far back when in stand mode, meaning it's only really useful when you're positioned above the device. The first mode is the laptop mode, which will have the tablet serving as a mobile office.

As the name suggests, the PLUS 10 has a 10.1-inch IPS panel HD (1280x800) resolution display with 10 point multi-touch capabilities. It is powered by a 1.92 GHz Intel quad-core processor paired with 2GB of RAM. The device runs on Windows 10 and comes bundled with detachable keyboard. The device has 32GB storage that can be expanded by up to 64GB via a microSD card.

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Alcatel announces 2-in-1 Windows 10-powered Plus 10 tablet

Entertainment center: PLUS 10 can be used in dock mode to view videos or movies.

 

This device can work for 8 hours with the combined batteries of the keyboard and the tablet. The tablet also has USB, micro USB, micro HDMI ports, and comes with a 5 megapixel camera as well as a 2 megapixel front-facing camera.

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