A tablet with Terabytes of storage space.
Published: 3rd December 2014 | Source: indieGoGO |
A tablet with a Terabyte of storage space.
Today I have came across an interesting project on IndieGoGo, a project aiming to bring a tablet with a storage capacity similar to that of Desktop PCs. While the specs other than the storage are rather low for the price it solves a problem that many media lovers face on the tablet platform, when your limited storage runs out what do I keep on my tablet and what do I have to delete?
Meet the UbuTab - An Ubuntu powered tablet a Terabyte of storage space.
Our primary focus with the UbuTab is to provide a fresh and exciting take on mobile computing. We aim to bring desktop capacity storage to the tablet. Innovative advances in the hard drive market have provided us thin and power efficient hard drives that reach up to 1TB in capacity. At only 7mm thick, these drives are 25% slimmer than a traditional laptop hard drive. These slim new drives allowed us to engineer a tablet with massive storage without becoming clunky or thick.
In addition to the unique and specialized hardware, the UbuTab will come loaded with the Ubuntu OS. Although the Android OS will also be available, we are eager and excited to support a new and exciting OS. Not long ago, an indiegogo project was launched to fund an Ubuntu smartphone, it reached over 22,000 backers, raising millions of dollars! So we know there are plenty of people out there ready to give something new a try when it comes to mobile operating systems and traditional hardware decisions!
The Ubuntu OS provides unique multi-tasking productivity, secure sharing, and a beautiful interface. With Ubuntu you can accept calls in Skype while working in a document, take notes on the side while surfing the web, tweet while watching a movie. You can learn more about all the amazing features of Ubuntu on tablets here.
Hopefully the community can bring the UbuTab project to life. My business partner and I had everything lined up to begin production on this tablet when our financing fell through. We had all the suppliers lined up and had already spent countless hours working on the design. We don't want to see our hard work go to waste and we truly believe there is a large enough market for this to be a success.
Here are some quick highlights:
Available with 1TB of internal storage
Ubuntu OS or Android OS
Near edge to edge screen, 50% less bezel than other tablets
Built in Kickstand and Stylus
- Aluminum Construction
Let me be clear when saying we are not just trying to make another tablet to compete in the already crowded tablet market. We are simply trying to raise enough money to do a one off production of these great Ubuntu Media tablets. These will more than likely be the only tablets of their kind for quite a while.
We are providing a 3 year, free replacement warranty on all parts and labor.
Detailed hardware specification:
10.1" IPS Screen with 1920x1200 resolution (supports up to 10 points at once)
ARM Cortex-A9 Quad-Core CPU @ 1.6GHz
Mali400MP4 Quad-Core GPU - Supports Open GL ES 2.0
1TB internal storage (2.5" Hard Drive. 5400RPM)
802.11 b/g/n WiFi + Bluetooth 4.0
6 Hours battery life (11,000mAh)
5MP Camera (rear only)
16GB Flash Storage
Micro-SD (32GB Maximum)
- 256mm x 162mm x 14mm
- Weight: 650g ~ 1.4Lbs
Questions not answered here can be addressed to: [email protected]
Join the discussion on the 1TB UbuTab on the OC3D Forums.