Over the last couple of years, many a company has entered the tablet market with high hopes, found the going tough and become an also-ran. Kupa may not be the most recognizable of names in the tablet world yet, but it is trying its level best to avoid that fate. Having entered the market with the Windows 7-based X11 Pro Tablet earlier this year, the Santa Monica-based company is now trying to stand out with the UltraNote, a modular tablet that runs Windows 8.
At the recently concluded MobileCon 2012 event, Kupa was busy showcasing the 10.1-inch UltraNote, which sports a 1920 x 1200 IPS display with 10-finger multitouch. Inside, there is an Intel Ivy Bridge Core i3/i5/i7 processor, up to 8GB of RAM, up to 128GB of solid-state storage, USB 3.0, NFC, HDMI out, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, RFID, 3G/4G LTE connectivity. The 1.67-pound tablet is accompanied by a digitizer pen boasting 1024 levels of pressure sensitivity.
Its user-replaceable battery is said to last up to seven hours on a single charge in standalone mode, and up to 12 hours with a docking station accessory (optional), which includes an additional battery. The docking station accessory also adds a keyboard, two USB ports, VGA output, Ethernet jack and an SD card slot. That’s not all, though, as the tablet supports the docking of a wide variety of other accessories to its sides.
The UltraNote will hit the market next month at a yet undisclosed price.