We managed to get hold of the latest 10.1 inch tablet from Chinese manufacturer Ramos – the Ramos i10 Pro. Running on an Intel Atom (Bay Trail) processor, the Ramos i10 Pro is a bit of a rarity, not least because of its dual OS configuration that allows you to boot into Windows 8.1 or Android 4.2. Watch Nicole get hands on at CeBIT 2014:
Ramos i10 Pro: Specifications
• 10.1 Inch IPS Display (1920 x 1200)
• Intel Atom Z3770D Processor (Quad-core)
• 2GB DDR3L RAM
• 32GB Internal Storage
• 5MP Rear Camera, 2MP Front Camera
• Dual Boot- Windows 8.1 plus Android 4.2
• 550 grams
The Intel Atom Z3770D is a quad core processor that basically uses an Ivy Bridge based GPU with four Silvermont cores peaking at 2.41GHz. You’d expect the base performance to be pretty good in Windows 8.1, Intel is of course heavily optimized for Windows – certainly more so than for Android at this stage.
If there one thing that we didn’t really see too much of at Mobile World Congress, it was Intel Bay Trail based devices. Intel has talked up its chances in the mobile device segment, with CEO Brian Krzanich setting an aggressive target of 40 million for 2014 – a considerable leap from the 10 million sold in 2013. So far we haven’t seen too much evidence that this will happen just yet.
So why have two operating systems on a tablet? While it certainly makes it interesting from a reviewers standpoint (allowing us to test the hardware performance on both software platforms), it of course also offers the end user a great deal of flexibility in terms of app eco-system. Having a dual boot system has its advantages, but it would be more useful if the user was to able to switch from one OS to the other in a more elegant way.