A tablet with Terabytes of storage space.

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A tablet with Terabytes of storage space.

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

  • 2GB RAM

  • 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

Ports:

  • Micro-USB

  • Micro-HDMI

  • Micro-SD (32GB Maximum)

  • Headphone (3.5mm)

Dimensions:

  • 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.

 

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Most Recent Comments

03-12-2014, 10:10:54

Joao611
Very good idea, but I really need to know the price (or an estimation, at least) before forming an opinion on its worthyness. Also have to know if the HDD will make it vibrate too much or not.

And on the specs you listed... "Quad-Core GPU"? You sure about that one? :PQuote

03-12-2014, 10:14:31

KING_OF_SAND
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Originally Posted by Joao611 View Post
Very good idea, but I really need to know the price (or an estimation, at least) before forming an opinion on its worthyness. Also have to know if the HDD will make it vibrate too much or not.

And on the specs you listed... "Quad-Core GPU"? You sure about that one? :P
Quad core GPU in tablets and phones is not that uncommon any more.Quote

03-12-2014, 10:41:38

Joao611
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Originally Posted by KING_OF_SAND View Post
Quad core GPU in tablets and phones is not that uncommon any more.
I know about the quad-core CPU's (which this tablet has), but GPU? Last time I checked, the number of cores of a GPU should be lots of times higher than "4" to be anywhere near decent for basic tasks. Unless "GPU core" actually means something else for them?

EDIT: I checked ARM's website, I think I'll just have to go research myself on their GPU architecture. Eh. Nevermind, then.Quote

03-12-2014, 10:53:13

KING_OF_SAND
Quote:
Originally Posted by Joao611 View Post
I know about the quad-core CPU's (which this tablet has), but GPU? Last time I checked, the number of cores of a GPU should be lots of times higher than "4" to be anywhere near decent for basic tasks. Unless "GPU core" actually means something else for them?

EDIT: I checked ARM's website, I think I'll just have to go research myself on their GPU architecture. Eh. Nevermind, then.
They are much different. Hell the Tegra 4 has 72 GPU cores.Quote

03-12-2014, 14:19:52

NeverBackDown
Besides they don't need that many cores. They have thermal and energy criteria they have to meet. Mobile/tablet devices rely more on optimization to get the most out of it anyways to make everything run smoothly.Quote
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