Indian startup Smartron isn't frequently in the news, and is perhaps best known for its srt.phone (Review), endorsed by Sachin Tendulkar, which launched almost exactly a year ago. Not many might remember that the company's first product was the t.book (Review), a Windows-based 2-in-1 tablet. Smartron also started out promoting itself as an IoT company, but it's only recently that hints of its ambition have become more concrete. While the company is getting all of that ready, it has surprised us with a new version of the original t.book, now called the tbook flex.
Smartron has released an update to its 2016 t.book, called the tbook flex. This tablet-style 2-in-1 is quite small and portable, and there's not a lot of choice when it comes to such devices in this price range. We liked its eye-catching looks and we're happy to note that the keyboard cover is included with the tablet itself. However, we found that in use the rear did get very hot, and performance is somewhat limited thanks to the lower-power CPU. This is a good device for frequent travellers who don't have very demanding work to do, but buyers should consider that they can get much more powerful laptops at the same price.
|Release date||May 2018|
|Dimensions (mm)||202.80 x 307.50 x 9.00|
|Colours||Black and Orange, Grey and Orange|
|Screen size (inches)||12.20|
|Processor make||Intel Core i5-7Y54|
|Expandable storage type||microSD|
|Operating system||Windows 10|
|Wi-Fi standards supported||802.11 a/b/g/n/ac|
|Number of SIMs||1|
|Supports 4G in India (Band 40)||No|
|Ambient light sensor||No|