The Notion Ink Adam II has already been launched a few months ago though its only now that the tablet has gone on sale. However, this applies to only India as of now though company sources did mention they intend to reach out other world markets as well with the new Adam. The company didn’t reveal which markets they have on their sight or when it is going to be launched though none of it is likely to happen before 2014.
Coming to the tablet devices, Adam II is available in both Wi-Fi and 3G versions. They are targeted at the mid-range tablet segment and come with matching specifications. Cost wise, the Wi-Fi only version will set one back by ₹16,499 while the 3G version of the same has been priced ₹18,999. Both the prices in US dollar terms come to $265 and $305, which it must be said is a bit on the higher side. The company is offering a ₹500 and ₹ 1000 discount on the Wi-Fi and 3G versions respectively right now.
For that amount of money, the Adam II offers a 1280 X 800 pixel 10 inch display which is rather disappointing. Even 7 inch display that many pixels is considered dismal, something that is further amplified when spread over the larger 10 inch display of the Adam II. Powering the device is a dual core Cortex A9 chip mated to a 1 GB RAM which is another let-down considering the 2012 Nexus 7 costing half as much sports better specs.
Also, Notion Ink isn’t gunning for the lightest and thinnest tablet spot with the Adam II and is shaped more like the Surface tablet range, what with an aspect ratio where the length has higher precedence over the width. However, the one aspect of the Adam II that is unlike any other tablet currently available in the market is the incorporation of a second monochrome display along the side which displays notifications or other information which otherwise would have required the users to fire up the entire device.
However, on the whole,the Adam II can be considered far less impressive than the first gen Adam that had generated a lot of hype and hoopla with the Pixel Qi display and other unique qualities.
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