It is not hard to find on the tablet market with Windows, Android or iOS, but if you want a device with Ubuntu Linux, the search becomes more complicated. The simplest solution, at present, is likely to buy a tablet any exchanges and install your favorite distribution.
The startup, called MJ Technology, however, is trying to change things, and announced the launch of a campaign of crowdfunding for two tablet with Ubuntu since January 18, today. The company has forecast an 8.9-inch tablet priced at $ 350 and a 10.1-inch $ 400, but despite having different sizes and price lists, the two devices have virtually the same technical specifications.
They are based on an Intel Atom Z8700-x7 (Cherry Trail), with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage expandable with a microSD card slot. The display, regardless of the diagonal, has a Full HD resolution (1920 x 1200 pixels) and is of type IPS multitouch to 10 points of contact. On board there is no shortage then the module WiFi 802.11n dual-band and Bluetooth 4.0, a micro HDMI, USB 3.0, USB 2.0 and a micro USB port, plus audio jack and mini PCI Express slot. The audio sector is represented by 2W stereo speakers, while the front and on the back there are two 13-megapixel camera and 8 megapixel camera.
MJ Technology claims that the 8.9-inch model has a battery of 7500 mAh, while the larger one as it provides a 8500 mAh and a battery life of 8 hours, respectively, and 9 consecutive hours. The tablet will not be delivered before June, but the company assures that will be distributed with Ubuntu 4.16 pre-installed, available for that date.
Except for the technical specifications and some photos to a prototype, we have no other information on the performance of the two tablets and they work, but we are sure that the idea is a winner and will be appreciated by many users. The next step is to lower production costs, perhaps by relying on a Chinese company, to make it more competitive because even though these devices with an open-source operating system are more expensive than models with a licensed OS