The Odys WinTab 10 is one of a new breed of tablet that we have started to see more and more of in recent months. It combines a 10.1 inch screen with an Intel Atom Z3735, 2GB of RAM, 32GB of storage and Windows 8.1 with Bing. The WinTab 10 will retail for just under €200 in Germany, representing a new affordable 10 inch Windows tablet segment that packs some extreme value into a solidly built device. Mobile Geeks get hands on.
Before we go through the key specs in more detail, make sure to check out the hands on video from our buddy Roland below:
Despite being a very affordable, sub-€200 10.1 inch Windows 8.1 tablet, the Odys WinTab 10 looks to be a pretty well constructed and solid device. Odys is a smaller German based vendor who are clearly taking advantage of Intel’s very aggressive push in the affordable tablet space as well as Microsoft’s new strategy of virtually giving away Windows 8.1 licenses with a special version of Win 8.1 that has Bing set as the default search engine in the OS and IE browser. The upshot of all this is that we can now see good quality 10 inch tablet devices available for lower pricing than we have seen before.
In terms of raw specifications the Odys WinTab 10 uses 10.1 inch LCD display with a resolution of 1280 x 800. The panel is an IPS and has decent viewing angles considering the price of the device. The Intel Atom Z3735F is a quad-core Bay Trail based system-on-chip that keeps most cores restricted to 1.3GHz, but with single threaded apps able to take advantage of a turbo boost feature that can reach as high as 1.8Ghz. 2GB of RAM and 32GB of storage will be more than sufficient for most users, but the device also has an microSD card slot hidden away on the top edge easy expansion. The WinTab 10 offers a standard USB 2.0 port, micro HDMI out so you can connect to TV or display, a headphone jack, power button and power port.
The device is available with a keyboard/folio case that connects in the now standard Microsoft-developed (ala Surface) connection system. The Odys WinTab 10 is very close to being a full Windows PC, but retailing for a very affordable price point that kind of makes laptops and notebook PCs look almost redundant.