The name Notion Ink brings up a lot of memories. Four years ago, when the original iPad was brand new and every hardware company in the world was rushing to produce a marketable alternative, one plucky Indian startup arrived on the scene all of a sudden with its own, apparently revolutionary new product. It didn't take the Notion Ink Adam long to become a sensation - its unusual design, custom user interface and dual-mode Pixel Qi screen were just some of the features that stood out compared to everything else available at the time.
Hyderabad-based Notion Ink's biblically named Cain is a 10-inch Windows 8.1 tablet that comes with a wraparound case which doubles as a keyboard and stand, making it usable as a hybrid laptop. This brings Windows to a market segment previously dominated by Android tablets and iPads. We liked having a tablet with full USB host support and the flexibility to run most common Windows programs. Performance was consistent with that of other entry-level tablets, although we did encounter usability issues caused by mismatches between Windows 8.1 and the hardware.
|Release date||September 2014|
|Dimensions (mm)||172.00 x 258.00 x 9.70|
|Battery capacity (mAh)||7900|
|Screen size (inches)||10.10|
|Processor make||Intel Atom Z3735D|
|Expandable storage type||microSD|
|Operating system||Windows 8.1|
|Wi-Fi standards supported||802.11 b/g/n|
|Number of SIMs||1|
|Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)||Yes|
|Supports 4G in India (Band 40)||No|
|Ambient light sensor||No|