This week at IFA 2014 we have seen a plethora of unusual and interesting mobile devices, but the AlpenTab Wienerwald tablet must surely take the medal for oddest materials used on a tablet, incorporating a hand-made wooden chassis that combines ash with walnut. Hands on video follows:
AlpenTab are offering a really beautiful piece of kit the breaks the (plastic?) mold with a 10.1 inch Windows tablet that uses a chassis made entirely from wood. The result is a well crafted and original looking piece of tech that is actually lighter than most equivalent products. The AlpenTab Winerwald device is essentially ‘imited edition’ as each one is individually hand crafted, which actually places real limits on just how many the company can pump out. The version we looked at IFA 2014 this week would set you back around 800 Euros and is one of only a 1000 that will ever be made.
In terms of specifications however, what we find inside is actually equivalent to a fairly lower mid-range tablet, at least on the base configured version. The display is a 10.1 inch LCD panel with a resolution of 1200 x 800 pixels. The processor is an Intel Bay Trail T quad core SoC, namely the Z3735D, which is flanked by 2 GB RAM and 64GB of flash storage. A microSD card is present also for that extra storage space. The device weighs in at only 380 grams making it the lightest 10 inch Windows tablet around today.
AlpenTab also have plans to bring to market a deluxe version which will run an Intel Core i3 processor, 8GB of RAM and a 128GB SSD. However the device that we saw at IFA 2014 was in fact a prototype of the more basic, Bay Trail-based version.
Don’t forget to check out the video below, where Roland shows us around one of the most innovative and original Windows 8.1 tablets you will ever come across: