Mobie Dual-boot, a convertible tablet with Ubuntu and Windows
Mobie Oy, a Finnish company, has recently announced the introduction of a new tablet. The device, called Mobie Dual-boot, is a 2-in-1 tablet equipped with dual operating system Windows and Ubuntu.
That of the tablet which is commonly referred as a convertible 2-in-1, is a category now established, widespread among the lineup of the most important manufacturers in the industry. There are several tablets on the market to own, both in their basic offer that as an accessory, some kind of dock-keyboard that includes a battery, storage capacity expanded.
Obviously, the main requirement to be met with such a device, which can behave both as a tablet or as a notebook, is that of productivity and, in this aspect, the presence of a dual operating system could be an addition undoubtedly interesting.
This is the case of the terminal by Mobie Oy, electronics manufacturer based in Finland, which already owns a small lineup of mobile devices. The device, whose arrival was announced a few months ago and is now officially introduced, named uninspired and very direct Mobie Dual-Boot and is specifically directed to the education sector.
The main peculiarity of Dua-boot, as already mentioned, and as the name suggests, is the ability to run two operating systems, Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu LTS 14:04, which will see pre-installed educational software OnEdu.
Two versions will be produced. The first will display 8, 10.1 or 11.6 inches and will make use of Intel processors, Core i3 or Core i5, 64GB of internal memory expandable via microSD and 2GB of RAM. The cost of this variant will be around € 700.
The other version called Mobie OnEduServer, for teachers, will have a 11.6-inch Full HD display, Intel Core i7, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD, and will be equipped with a network adapter that can handle up to 50 devices simultaneously connected. In this case, the price will be about 1200 €.
Mobie plans to release the tablet in May or April.