Besides launching the Idol 4S smartphone, Alcatel also unveiled the Alcatel Plus 10 Windows Tablet. The 10-inch tablet has an interesting accessory — it comes with a detachable keyboard that doubles as an LTE Wi-Fi hotspot.
Alcatel Plus 10 Tablet + LTE Keyboard
The Alcatel Plus 10 is powered by a quad-core Intel Atom x5 Z8350 processor and 2GB of RAM. Storage is a little tight at 32GB, but it has an option to expand via microSD up to 64GB. The 10-inch display makes the device very compact and roughly 40 percent lighter than your the average laptop.
The keyboard attachment has a double purpose. It not only allows the Plus 10 tablet to be used in laptop mode, but it also doubles as a LTE Wi-Fi hotspot that allows connection for up to 15 users. You can also rest the tablet on the dock (ala clam case) to protect the screen when not in use. Both the tablet and the keyboard combine for a total battery capacity of 8,410 mAh, which lasts up to 8 hours.
The concept of a 2-in-1 device isn’t new, but Alcatel looks to be on the right track with the Plus 10. The tablet looks good with a clean and minimalist design. The keyboard dock seems well-built and functional as well. I like the chicklet keys, but the trackpad is a bit small (not that you need it because of the touchscreen).
The Alcatel Plus 10 tablet and LTE Keyboard will be available in the market in June 2016. No information about the price has been released, but they did mention it will be below P20,000.
Alcatel Plus 10 key specs:
- 10-inch IPS display (1280 x 800)
- 1.92GHz Quad-core Intel Atom x5 Z8350 processor
- 2GB RAM / 32GB storage +microSD up to 64GB
- 5MP Main Camera
- 2MP Front Camera
- Front Facing Stereo Speakers
- Windows 10
- Wi-Fi b/g/n
- Bluetooth 4.0.
- LTE Hotspot Keyboard
- USB port
- Battery: 5,830mAh in tablet, 2,580mAh in keyboard