Novatech nTablet - Intel Atom N455 Processor - 1GB 1333Mhz memory - 32GB SSD Hard Drive - 10.1" Multi-Touch Capacitive Screen £349 - HotUKDeals
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Just seen this on the Novatech website & if OOS they will order in more, so please don't expire if they suddenly have no more stock.

This is for a decent PC but in Tablet form. Its the lowest price I've seen it! Its a fully working PC where you can install your own OS, either Linux (for free) or Windows 7 from £439 (pre-installed). But if you buy from:

http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/microsoft-windows-7-professional-32/731765

Then Windows 7 would be only £39. So for £388 you have a device that could easily beat the iPad (in my view of-course).

Specs are as follows:

The Intel Atom processor continues to provide home users with a low power, low cost computer - allowing all the family enjoy multimedia content as well as browsing the internet.

Featuring a 10.1" display, making this the perfect screen size for those on the move or who want a compact solution with stunning clarity.

3G - Just like your mobile phone, mobile broadband uses a SIM card to connect. The nTablet has its own SIM card port so there are no cables or USB external modems to carry around with you. Simply insert your mobile broadband SIM into the SIM slot on the laptop and enjoy instant wire free internet access on the move.

SSD Hard Drive - Enjoy faster, more reliable performance. Experience efficiency in a wide range of tasks, from booting up to running the most demanding operating systems and applications. SSDs are also Silent in operation and the lack of moving parts almost eliminates the risk of "mechanical" failure.

802.11n - Wireless connectivity has never been faster than it is today and the nTablet comes with the latest "N" standard of wireless networking a standard normally seen on much more expensive products.

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Technical Specification
Processor
Description Intel Atom N455 1.6Ghz CPU
Architecture Features 45nm
Cache 512K
Clockspeed 1.6GHz
Manufacturer Intel
Supports Virtualisation No
No. of Cores 1
Memory
Description 1GB 1333Mhz DDR3 Memory
Speed 1333Mhz
Harddrive
Description 32GB SSD Hard Drive
Interface SATA
Technology SSD
Chassis
Description Aluminium Chassis
Audio In
Audio Out HD Audio
Bluetooth Yes V2.1
Dimensions 275 x 170 x 14mm
Optical No
Graphics Intel NM10 Chipset
Battery 4200 Amh - Up To 5 Hours
Memory Slots 1
Sound HD Audio
Speakers 2
USB 2
Webcam 1.3 Mega Pixel
Weight 725g
Screen 10.1" Capacitive Multi-touch
Card Reader Micro SD Card Reader
Wireless 801.2 b/g/n
Chipset Intel NM10
Screen
Size 10.1" Multi-touch Capacitive Screen
Resolution 1024 x 600

I know all the iPad users will vote cold purely as their device they feel is the best available (shame Apple still won't allow full internet use, bluetooth, proper multi-tasking etc...). Please don't feel I am an Apple hater as I love my iPhone (as other members should know from my iTunes posts)

This is probably going to get COLD ...
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#1
Please before voting cold purely as it's not an iPad please read the specs for the price this can't be beat!

http://images.novatech.co.uk/ev-nnb-8521.jpg

http://images.novatech.co.uk/ev-nnb-8522.jpg

http://images.novatech.co.uk/ev-nnb-8524.jpg

http://images.novatech.co.uk/ev-nnb-8523.jpg
1 Like #2
Come to think of it - the novatech badge doesn't look nice - wonder if you could remove it? Apart from that its a very nice looking iPad alternative for a low price!
#3
Love it....

voted RED HOT

the only question is.... how heavy is it? it looks much heavier than the IPAD

Edited By: birkenhead on Nov 27, 2010 19:37
#4
most people paying this would opt for an ipad and they are using clueless

at least this has usb ports and i suspect can play flash stuff (which is used by i guess minimum of 60% of websites)

apple are stupid....id buy one if it was a sensible price, could play flash, could multitask, had a usb port....oh
#5
royals
most people paying this would opt for an ipad and they are using clueless

at least this has usb ports and i suspect can play flash stuff (which is used by i guess minimum of 60% of websites)

apple are stupid....id buy one if it was a sensible price, could play flash, could multitask, had a usb port....oh


Yes can play flash as it's a PC, multi-task properly etc... I haven't got a clue why Apple are so biased against Adobe. I'd love to be able to access the internet in full on my iPhone or even Bluetooth properly but due to Mr Jobs I don't think his ego would allow that

£349 doesn't seem expensive to me considering the spec & what it can do! With Win 7 it works out at less than £390. A low specced laptop wouldn't be far different in price. I'd rather have this than that!
#6
Non pretentious and pretty good value for money, everything the iPad isnt. I like this.

HOT!
#7
i think its a little overpriced. considering its just a bog standard netbook in a tablet form factor.

however still cheaper than the crapPad.

however im looking to get the advent vega, its £250 and should be able to put a full ubuntu install.
#8
Does it have HDMI out? Doesn't say in the spec and can't really see from the pics. If it does and can support full HD this looks very good IMO. Nice to be able to choose the OS.

Devices without USB, SD, HDMI and multi tasking are pointless.

Waiting for this to come out: http://www.notionink.com/
#9
Advent Vega to be sold exclusively with the dixons group of companies, review here:

http://www.pcpro.co.uk/reviews/smartphones/363172/advent-vega/2

Not a great review but at £250 it still managed a 4/6 rating! But I wanted a PC in an tablet form factor for sub £400 & this Novatech model seems to fit the bill!
#10
rash
i think its a little overpriced. considering its just a bog standard netbook in a tablet form factor.

however still cheaper than the crapPad.

however im looking to get the advent vega, its £250 and should be able to put a full ubuntu install.


Nice bit of kit .. hot in my opinion, but i'm also most likely gonna end up getting a vega as its £100 cheaper!

I wonder how well a real linux distro will run on a tegra 2 though?
#11
edgeone
Does it have HDMI out? Doesn't say in the spec and can't really see from the pics. If it does and can support full HD this looks very good IMO. Nice to be able to choose the OS.

Devices without USB, SD, HDMI and multi tasking are pointless.

Waiting for this to come out: http://www.notionink.com/


On the 2nd or 3rd pics aren't the outputs HDMI? Or am I missing something?

The NotionInk looks great but at what price? What OS does it run, android?
#12
Review here:

http://www.hardwareheaven.com/reviews/1056/pg1/novatech-ntablet-review-introduction.html

Their conclusion:

Summary
For those who want something far more stylish and unique than a standard netbook the Novatech nTablet offers a very desirable alternative. With good build quality, compact chassis and crisp clear screen the system offers great value and every connectivity option that the average user will require.
Rating 9/10

Edited By: theonlytazman on Nov 27, 2010 20:09
#13
In one of the pics, there does *look* to be an HDMI connection.
#14
The link says 'this range is no longer available', been pulled?
#15
EDIT: Review seems to say (by not mentioning it) that there ISNT HDMI.....
#16
stu83
The link says 'this range is no longer available', been pulled?


No I get the same prob but it is still available

http://www.novatech.co.uk/novatech/laptop/range/ntablet.html

Try the link above
#17
theonlytazman


On the 2nd or 3rd pics aren't the outputs HDMI? Or am I missing something?

The NotionInk looks great but at what price? What OS does it run, android?


OS is Android. Expected price is around $400 for the Wi-Fi only + standard LCD going up to about $500 for the 3G with Pixel Qi display. Supposed to be launched in US at the end of next month.
#18
If it had hdmi it would be an amazing deal.
If you buy without OS, how can you put win 7 on it if i have a copy of it already?
#19
that review says mini VGA out
#20
It 'LOOKS' much heavier than the ipad -how????

It is 5g lighter - virtually the same weight.

birkenhead
Love it....

voted RED HOT

the only question is.... how heavy is it? it looks much heavier than the IPAD
#21
No HDMI as neither the processor nor chipset support it, but the icon shown may well be for a display port(?)
1 Like #22
No GPS?

Not a bad tablet. Win7 is a blessing and a curse really. Familiar but its not a tablet orientated OS.
2 Likes #23
Can't believe this isn't hotter as its like an ipad except:
PROS
1. Faster processor
2. Can view websites that use flash
3. Can multitask as it has 1GB of RAM
4. Can use USB flash drives etc in it
5. Has more disk space than the 16GB ipad which is more expensive than this
6. Can install whatever operating system you want
7. Can get tons of free programs if you install windows you can install anything you want without being limited to a small market of programs
8.Slightly larger screen than IPAD (9.7" vs 10.1")
9.It has a webcam
10. ITS CHEAPER


CONS:
1. It doesn't have an apple logo


Edited By: k4021 on Nov 27, 2010 20:46
#24
You don't just look at the spec though.
£350 (more for Win7) for a bit of kit by Novatech seems expensive to me.
The touchscreen is a big unknown, I know similar bits of kit that are awful to use.
The screen quality is an unknown, watching movies might be blurry.

The thing you get with an iPad is that it does a lot of things very well. It costs, but it's successful because it's quality - and despite it's many faults!
#25
birkenhead
Love it....

voted RED HOT

the only question is.... how heavy is it? it looks much heavier than the IPAD


725g

ipad about 730g
#27
ourdave - The thing you get with an iPad is that it does a lot of things very well. It costs, but it's successful because it's quality - and despite it's many faults!


But it just has SO many flaws (too many to list) & more importantly it's NOT a computer

Plus it looks ugly with that thick bevel around the sides. I don't like the look of the iPad as it seems to be a big iPod Touch with a thick bevel. Would've been nicer if they'd made it a lot thinner (the bevel that is!)
1 Like #28
k4021

CONS:
1. It doesn't have an apple logo


That's a PRO not a CON.
1 Like #29
The Guardian's view -

There's worse: Novatech is hoping to aim the Windows version at "educational customers" - in other words, teachers and children (and particularly the people who buy kit for them to use). To which all I can say is: NOOOOO! Unless, of course, you want to persuade children that computers are frustrating as well as boring, in which case go right ahead.

Pros: the first Windows 7 tablet we've seen; larger screen than the iPad; cheaper than rivals; dual boot to Android 2.2

Cons: finger control incredibly difficult.


here
#30
Running windows 7 on a netbook is a pretty horrendous experience in itself. Remove the keyboard, and you run an os that doesn't lend itself to touch input, really really slowly.
#31
Yeah the video review is quite damning but I have to admit, I'm still tempted. Dual boot Windows 7 and Android 2.2 plus a pretty decent spec make this a worthy contender to me. Just my 2c.

http://www.pathikshah.com/blog/how-to-install-android-on-pc-laptop/
Voted hot - nice find.
#32
Lot's of 'iPad envy' in here today!

Edited By: mattress on Nov 27, 2010 21:24
#33
Other reviews:

http://www.seek4media.com/tech/10737-review_of_the_novatech_ntablet_computer.html

What you loose in slick operation you gain in the ability to run full-fat apps.

Think photo editing, MS Office and mid-range music makers. You can add a hardware keyboard but the multi-touch virtual Qwerty is fine and many apps are unfazed by touch input. However, the specs aren’t good enough to run anything really demanding.

We got a respectable three hours of intensive use from one charge here, and we suspect the Android 2.2 variant (£350, due imminently) to extend that. It’s a smart tablet computer, well built and backed with brush aluminium.


http://www.pcpro.co.uk/blogs/2010/10/27/novatech-ntablet-review-first-look/

Novatech’s got an answer for that, too, although you’ll have to wait until the new year. The firm plans to upgrade the hardware inside the nTablet to take advantage of Oak Trail, Intel’s new range of tablet processors. They’re allegedly capable of handling 1080p content with ease, and their reduced TDP of 1W – down from around 6W with the current hardware – should improve battery life, too: at the moment Novatech claims up to five hours, but promises around twenty-four hours away from the mains with upgraded hardware.


Looking at that may be better to hold off for revision 2 maybe? But if you can't wait till sometime in 2011 ...

This is the comments from Novatech about the Guardian review:

Hello - I'm the Marketing manager for our business team, and I took the nTablet up to the Guardian - but don't worry. Unfortunately this is a case of the reviewer not configuring the screen properly to his own 'touch'. There is a 16 point set-up that specifically trains the screen to react at the edges - where he seemed to have most trouble. If you read the review in the Sunday Times InGear or on Hardware Heaven you'll be re-assured.
http://www.hardwareheaven.com/review...roduction.html

Yes we do concede that Windows7 isn't perfect on a capacitative touch-screen (it was designed for PCs and Microsoft have promised touchscreen updates), but if you take the time to set it up correctly it will not only give you a great experience, but also allow you to use all the Windows based software that is un-available to other tablets.

If you have any problems setting up your nTablet, give our customer service team a call and they can talk you through it.


Edited By: theonlytazman on Nov 27, 2010 21:31
#34
If you HAVE to have a tablet save yourself the heartache and buy the iPad especially at this price you're only going to regret it.
#35
Seems a nice little add-on for £17 exc vat

http://www.pcpro.co.uk/blogs/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/novatech1.jpg

Novatech nTablet seemed instantly familiar – and a few minutes with the device revealed why. While it has a shiny Novatech logo along the bottom bezel, it’s actually the same device as the ViewSonic ViewPad


Its not going to be to everyone's tastes but at this price point & the availability NOW rather than next year. I feel for those who need a decent iPad beater this is it - especially if you're looking for a full blown PC in the tablet form!

From other forum posts seem a number of the reviews done earlier were on the pre-release version. So not all functions/features had been enabled or were available.
#36
"guv" agree with you completely

I've got the iPhone - so I know the major flaws it has but I still find it an indispensable tool! It may be that iPad users feel the same way? Or are they another form of human that hasn't yet been categorised yet?

The iPad cannot compete as an e-book reader with the Kindle - a number of reviews find it flawed for reading books (i thought that was one of the main reasons the iPad was released?). Thats flaw no 1
#37
Oops, doesn't look like this will run Android 2.2 due to the Atom.
#38
bridgetbodgit
Oops, doesn't look like this will run Android 2.2 due to the Atom.


Comments from the Novatech forum re: Android 2.2 :

http://forum.novatech.co.uk/showthread.php?t=23159&page=2

Well then you know more than i do, because i am not aware of a working Android 2.2 for this unit.
I am expecting 2.2 in the future, but obviously Android is not native for x86 platform. it was designed to run on ARM Microprocessor. So first it needs ported and then obviously the issues with hardware need to be resolved. That is in process with the supplier but as yet i have not seen a working version.
__________________
John Cooper
R&D / Production Manager
Novatech Ltd - Portsmouth HQ
Dated 16/11/10

We have said that in the future we will provide this unit with a version of Android when we have a version that supports the hardware correctly / completely and is stable. We do not have that at the moment and until we do it simply will not happen.
17/11/10

If and when you do have a version of Android, will those of us who have purchased a unit be able to upgrade?


When the time comes i think we would sort u out no problem.
What will be involved however i am not sure yet until we see the deployment path in our factory and how that passes down the chain to you the customer.


So it looks like an upgrade will be done when its available!
1 Like #39
guv
mattress
Lot's of 'iPad envy' in here today!



softpurple
If you HAVE to have a tablet save yourself the heartache and buy the iPad especially at this price you're only going to regret it.



http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/2c/Flock_of_sheep.jpg


http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/sheeple.png

LOL posted by a Android owner. Irony at it's finest. X)

Edited By: softpurple on Nov 27, 2010 22:27
#40
theonlytazman
Seems a nice little add-on for £17 exc vat

http://www.pcpro.co.uk/blogs/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/novatech1.jpg



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