Pre-order the primary Ubuntu Linux pill

Pre-order the first Ubuntu Linux tablet

When you’ve been speaking quite a bit about utilizing Ubuntu Linux away out of your PC — or utilizing a cellular system as your PC — you now get to place your cash the place your mouth is. BQ has began taking pre-orders for each the HD and full HD variations of the Aquarius M10, the primary official Ubuntu pill. Shell out a respective €259 ($289) or €299 ($335) and you will get a ten-inch slate utilizing Canonical’s open supply software program, which may change to a desktop PC mode whenever you connect an exterior show, keyboard and mouse.

As you may need guessed from the names, what you pay principally dictates the display high quality. The HD mannequin is frugal, with a 1,280 x 800 show and a modest 1.3GHz quad-core MediaTek processor. Splurge on the complete HD model and you will get each a sharper 1,920 x 1,200 panel and a speedier 1.5GHz chip. Neither is particularly highly effective between their 2GB of RAM, 16GB of expandable storage, rear eight-megapixel digital camera and entrance 5-megapixel cam. Nevertheless, they could nonetheless scratch the itch in the event you crave one thing Linux-based mostly apart from Android — simply be prepared to attend till the second week of April to get yours.