UbuTab: An Ubuntu Tablet With A Terabyte Hard Drive

Written by Michael Larabel in Ubuntu on 2 December 2014 at 02:30 PM EST. 15 Comments
Separate from the Ubuntu Tablet supposed to come later this month, another crowd-funded Ubuntu Tablet has launched. Unlike most tablets out there, this new third-party Ubuntu Tablet ships with a hard drive to offer more storage capacity.

The UbuTab is an Ubuntu tablet that was announced last week as a "1TB Ubuntu tablet for media lovers." Nearly all consumer tablets ship with solid-state storage but the UbuTab is packing in a 7mm thick 1TB spinning hard drive for offering the greater storage capacity at a reasonable price.

Contrary to the Ubuntu Touch focus and UbuTab name, the tablet also ships with Android support. This tablet also claims the benefits of a near edge-to-edge screen, built-in kickstand and stylus, and aluminum construction.

Besides the 1TB HDD, the UbuTab uses an ARM Cortex-A9 quad-core SoC with Mali 400 graphics, 10.1-inch 1920 x 1200 display, 2GB of RAM, and 16GB of flash storage. The UbuTab is being funded via flexible funding on Indiegogo with a $36k goal. While it's already been running for a week, as of now the tablet has only yielded $9k. Pricing on the tablet is $245+ depending upon the crowdfunding level.

More details on the UbuTab can be found at Indiegogo.com.
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