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Mar 27, 2012

Teso K116 Is an Ultrabook-Tablet Halfbreed

There's something to say about companies that make x86 products, namely that they are definitely tenacious when it comes to developing mobile devices that don't use an ARM chip. 

On this particular occasion, we get to look at the info available on the Teso K116 Tablet/Ultrabook, from the company by the same name (Teso). 

Measuring 11.6 inches in diagonal, it is actually a tablet, of sorts, with a keyboard dock. 

In other words, the design idea is more or less similar to the one used by the ASUS Eee Pad Transformer tablets. 

Since we're on the subject, the LCD panel offers a native resolution of 1,366 x 768 pixels and capacitive touch support. 

The insides are what really matter though, starting with the Intel Ivy Bridge processor (the exact model is unmentioned). 

4GB of DDR3 RAM (random access memory) back the chip up, while an SSD (solid state drive) provides the necessary storage space. 

The capacity isn't much though, definitely not ultrabook-level, although the upper limit comes close (the possibilities range from 16 to 128 GB). 

Moving on, Teso tossed in Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, a fingerprint reader, NFC, a 1.3-megapixel webcam, a card reader and optional 3G support. 

Needless to say, a bunch of USB ports can be found as well, both of the USB 2.0 and of the USB 3.0 variety. 

Finally, the operating system is Windows 8, although running Windows 7 on it is perfectly possible as well, and more probable if the release happens prior to the arrival of Microsoft's next-generation OS. 

As for battery life, we can't know for sure how many hours this thing could last. The battery isn't mentioned after all. Still, we are quite certain it won't be on par with that of Android devices, given the difference in the CPU power needs. 

The price listed on Alibaba is $400 to $600 (299.53 – 449 Euro). Don't get too excited now. That's what distributors and resellers need to pay when getting shipments of 1,000 pieces. In other words, customers will have to fork up $800 to $1000 (599 – 749 Euro).


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