Kno has already gone on board declaring the availability of their Kno tablet in the US from the 20th December though they had announced it would be in limited quantities. However, the good thing is, the company seems to be well on track in meeting the deadline and as proof of that, there is news of the tablet – both the dual and single screened version – having received the necessary FCC clearance required for it to sell the tablets in the US. This, when tablet manufacturers are more often than not found to be lagging behind on their own declared launch schedules.
Also, the Kno tablet is just not like any other tablet that we are fast getting used to see now that such devices are getting launched almost every other day. So while tablets fail to evoke in us the same levels of excitement that it used to do say even some months ago (unless there is something extremely spectacular about it), however what causes us to sit up and take notice every time an interesting variety of tablet PC gets launched. The Kno tablet is just such a device in that they are big, they have been made for use exclusively by students and as a replacement of physical books, and is dual screened which, thankfully is not as commonplace as the conventional tablet PCs with a single screen. Of course there is a single screened version of the Kno tablet as well though there is also no denying the fact that its the dual screened version of the Kno tablet that is getting the most attention.
Specification wise, both version of the Kno tablet includes rather large 14.1 inch HD LCD screens having a resolution of 1400 x 900 pixels and are built around an Nvidia Tegra T200 processor. They have up to 32GB of internal memory and come loaded with a battery that the company claims is good enough to support 6 hours of ‘normal campus’ usage. These apart, connectivity options with the tablets include WiFi and Bluetooth.
However, the Kno tablets are just as heavy as the big impact it can make on your pockets. The dual screened Kno tablet weighs a quite hefty 5.5 pounds which is considerably heavier than most other tablets though is quite light compared to a backpack full of school or college level textbooks that the tablets are designed to replace. Price wise, the dual screened Kno tablet with 16GB of on board memory has been priced at $899 while the same with twice the internal memory will cost a $100 more at $999. For those who feel the price is too big, there is always the single screened Kno tablet that costs $599 and $699 for 16GB and 32GB versions respectively.
Sovan Mandal is the senior tablet and tech corespondent for goodereader.com. He brings a international approach to news that is not just applicable to the North American market, but also Asia, India, Europe and others. Sovy brings his own writing flavor to the website and is interested in Science Fiction, Technology and Writing. Any questions, send an email