$289 Ubuntu-Powered Tablet Coming Soon

$289 Ubuntu-Powered Tablet Coming Soon

BQ has officially started accepting pre-orders for the Aquarius M10 line of tablets. There are two versions of the device, a $289 HD model and a $335 Full HD model. Both have 10″ touchscreens, but former has a resolution of 1280 x 800 while the latter sports 1920 x 1200 pixels. The tablets will have 1.3 and 1.5 GHz quad-core MediaTek processors respectively and both will have a detachable keyboard. What makes these tablets unique is thy will ship with Ubuntu Linux pre-installed. These are the first tablets to come this way. Needless to say, open source fans are excited. The first production units are expected to arrive next month.

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