The new iBall Slide WQ149R comes with an internal HDD slot provision, which is the highlight of the device, and is a new addition to the model. The HDD slot provision supports up to 1TB internal 2.5-inch SATA hard drive. The 2-in-1 also runs Windows 10 out-of-the-box, the only two differences between the tablet launched in March.
For specifications, the iBall Slide WQ149R features a 10.1-inch WXGA (1280x800 pixels) IPS multi-touch display, and is powered by an Intel Atom processor (up to 1.33GHz) coupled with 2GB of DDR3 RAM.
The iBall Slide WQ149R packs a 5-megapixel rear camera with LED flash and a 2-megapixel front facing camera. The inbuilt storage is 32GB and it further supports expandable storage via microSD card (up to 64GB).
The Slide WQ149R includes 3G connectivity via built-in slot. Other connectivity options include Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, USB, Micro-USB, HDMI, Bluetooth, and USB OTG. The device is backed by a 7800mAh battery.
Commenting on the launch, Sandeep Parasrampuria, Director of iBall said, "We are thrilled to announce the launch of our latest iBall Slide 2-in1 - WQ149R and this time with HDD slot provision, for storing plenty of music, movies, photos or documents. HDD Slot ensures that you get the most out of your device by letting you save more data and operate more programs than the internal storage capacity allows. With this introduction, we are sure to deliver enriching PC-like experience and increase the productivity at an economical cost of MRP Rs. 16,499 only."