Little-known Indian startup Smartron was founded in 2014 but only made the news a month ago when it was announced that Sachin Tendulkar was investing in the company and would act as its brand ambassador. Smartron is now promoting itself as a homegrown Internet of Things (IoT) player, which is a very interesting space to be in at this time. We're curious to see what exactly the company will come up with and how it will position IoT products and services in India. However, it seems we're going to have to wait a little while to see how that plays out, as Smartron's focus right now is on a pair of relatively conventional products: a Windows 10 tablet and an Android smartphone.
Smartron is a new startup with bold ambitions, and its first product is the Smartron t.book. This 2-in-1 offers some of the features and performance of Microsoft's Surface Pro 4, but at half the price. Based on an Intel Core M processor, the t.book has adequate hardware for everyday tasks. The kickstand and keyboard attachment can turn the tablet into a productivity tool, but there are a few tradeoffs compared to a normal laptop. The screen is sharp and bright and the keyboard is surprisingly usable, but the trackpad is too tiny and oversensitive, making it difficult to get a lot done. Not everyone will love the Smartron t.book's looks, but if you want a unique portable computer for entertainment and just a little work on the side, you won't find anything like it at this price.
|Colours||Grey and Orange, Full Grey|
|Screen size (inches)||12.20|
|Processor||800 MHz dual-core|
|Processor make||Intel Core M|
|Expandable storage type||microSD|
|Expandable storage up to (GB)||128|
|Operating system||Windows 10|
|Wi-Fi standards supported||802.11 a/b/g/n/ac|
|Number of SIMs||1|
|Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)||No|
|Supports 4G in India (Band 40)||No|
|Ambient light sensor||No|